26 Oct 2010

When letters get their time in the sun

yes dear friends it is the time again - for the annual alphabet swap!

Alphabet swap [al-fuh-bet swop] : a curious blog-initiated game in which partners are randomly selected and are given the same letter of the alphabet. They then have one month to assemble a box of little things related to that letter before posting or literally swapping their finds with one another.

It must be said that alphabet swaps are especially good for old-fashioned mail appreciators. And if the last two years are anything to go by it will again be a delightful distraction before the festive season and new year busyness is upon us!

There is no need to get too extravagant or spend more than $20 - but be as creative and inventive as you like; you could include craft supplies and notions, fabric, little treasures, foodstuff, patterns, recipes, postcards, photographs, poetry etc...

An example for the letter Q:
(from last year's swap)

From me:
From dear Taddy:

If you would like to take part in this year's swap email me at: eburtt@gmail.com with your name, address, blog/website if you have one, and if you'd be happy to swap internationally.

I will announce the alphabet swappers on Monday November 1st ~ So you have exactly ONE week to sign up!

5 comments:

  1. Oh hooray! I've been thinking about this swap, hoping you would do it again.

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  2. Really, where has the year gone?!

    So excited.

    xo,
    -lulu

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