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 dear Taddy:
If you would like to take part in this year's swap email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org 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!