God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Friday, July 22, 2011

Christmas In July Ornament Exchange

I have been a member of various online groups & forums for about the past 18 years or so.  I have always hostessed various Secret Pal swaps, holiday exchanges, other types of swaps, etc.  The most recent exchange I hostessed was over on the Country Sampler forum ... a Christmas in July Ornament Exchange.  I had hostessed one last fall & everyone wanted to do another one but not wait a whole year, thus the Christmas in July theme   : )   Everyone was to make handmade primitive ornaments (or buy handmade ones ... nothing store bought) & share one with everyone joining the exchange.  Our numbers were small this time around ... only 10 participants ... but I thought you might like to see the ornaments from the exchange   : )




I won't bother to list who sent which ornament because you probably wouldn't know the names anyway   : )   I will, however, say that the ornament I sent everyone is the one in the last photo, first ornament on the left.  I wish I could say I made it.  I had intended to make my ornaments & had started to do so but so much was happening around here that I just couldn't get to them so I commissioned someone to make them for me.  Those of you familiar with Donna at Donna's Primitive Blessings will recognize that little doll as one of her wonderful creations   : )

I'm wondering ... would any of my followers be interested in a Christmas ornament exchange?  I am assuming it would be a small group ... probably no more than a dozen or so & that's probably an over-estimation.  If you are interested, please make a comment underneath this post.  The date for mailing the ornaments would be sometime in September so you would have the whole month of August to get them made (or purchased).  Just let me know   : )     

6 comments:

Diane said...

Shirlee,
I would love to do this! I would just like to understand better...if there are 10 people in the exchange, I would be sending to them all? Just to make sure, since I'd probably have to start now since I'm starting back to work August 22nd and have some spare time now.

Thanks for this and hoping all is well with you!

Blessings,
Diane

Shirlee said...

Diane ... Your email address doesn't show when your posts show up in my inbox so I can't respond to you that way. I hope you will see this. Yes, if 10 people were to sign up to do this (including you), you would make 10 ornaments, keep one for yourself & mail one to each of the other 9. I'm doing well ... thanks be to God : ) Blessings, Shirlee

Diane said...

Shirlee,
Saw it and I'm in :) I haven't figured out how to totally work this blog thing, but will try to see why the e-mail address doesn't show.

For future, it's diane.lemieux3@sympatico.ca!

Hugs,
Diane

Trace4J said...

Morning Friend
I too would like to join in. Sounds like fun.
Hugs Trace

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Lynn said...

I would love to do this.
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Hugs,
Lynn

lisa said...

oh that sounded like so much FUN!!
hugs
xo