Third Annual Ornament Swap

It’s time for the third-annual ornament swap!

The swap is an international event in which two individuals trade holiday ornaments through the mail. The ornaments themselves can be handmade, store-bought, vintage, crafted, or nontraditional. (If you're curious to see what sorts of ornaments have been swapped in the past, you can view the 2012 showcase here and the 2013 showcase here.) In each of the previous years, approximately 80 swappers participated. Individuals from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Trinidad, Spain, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, and Romania have all joined in on the swap!

Interested in joining? You can sign up by following the instructions below. Please know that anyone can join! You don’t have to have a blog or a Twitter or an Instagram or a Pinterest. You just need to be a person. (Even my mom took part in last year’s swap!)


Email me at with the subject line ORNAMENT SWAP. 

Include your postal address AND your shipping preferences (international or domestic).

The last day to sign up for the swap is Nov. 10. (I plan to have everyone partnered by Nov. 15. Ornaments must be mailed by Dec. 1.)

Ornaments can be purchased or created, vintage or handmade! They can be whatever you would like them to be ... but they shouldn't cost more than $10 to $12. It's the holiday season, so it's understandable that things are going to get hectic! However, please think about what sort of ornament would stun your partner when he or she unwraps and unravels the packaging.

Include a note with your ornament. Tell your partner a little more about yourself. About the ornament. About your favorite Christmas traditions. A short, sweet or funny Christmas poem. Song lyrics. A quote. A laundry list of why you love Christmas. A laundry list of all the nicknames you have for your cat.

Lastly, have fun! Enjoy getting to know another swapper during what is considered to be "the most wonderful time of the year." And be sure to snap a photo (or two or five) of your new ornament. Come mid-December, I'll showcase the entire exchange here.

Thanks for joining!


  1. Participating in your Spring & holiday swaps is always such an enjoyable experience, Dawn. Thanks for coordinating these opportunities for creativity & connection! Hope you're delighting in a lovely Autumn season!

  2. Replied to email w information. :)


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