That's what Erin says.
And what Erin says, goes.

Erin from Living In Yellow is partnering up with Jessah from Dreaming of Dimples to co-host an ornament swap and all of us lucky kids get to participate!
I've always thought ornament swapping was such a good idea, whether it be with your parents, siblings, friends, your honey... you name it.
But swapping with a totally random blogger from a different part of the country?
Now THAT is a good idea!

Sounds pretty fun to me!
You should totes participate.
The more the merrier. :)

Here’s how it works. 

Step 1. Sign up here
Link up your blog to let Erin and Jessah know you want to participate in the swap.
Sign ups close at Midnight on October 31st.

Step 2. Spread the word. 
Everyone loves getting special deliveries in the mail. Especially when it’s a super festive item like an ornament for your holiday tree. So let all of your blog friends know about the swap. The more, the merrier. 

Step 3. Get your match. 
On Thursday, November 1st, Erin and Jessah will post the swap matches. You will contact the blogger you’re buying for via their blog, email, twitter, facebook, etc. to get their address. 

Step 4. Shop and Mail. 
On or before November 12th, purchase and mail your ornament. This means your ornament should be en route to its recipient NO LATER THAN the 12th

Step 5. Receive & Blog about your ornament! 
This is the fun part! Blog, Instagram, Tweet your Ornament Swapping Adventure. Be sure and use #ornamentswap on Instagram & Twitter so other Swappers can find you! 

Step 6. Link up! 
Erin and Jessah will be hosting a Linky Party on December 1st for those of you bloggers that want to link up your posts! (This gives you plenty of time to make sure your ornament arrives & recap your adventures.) 

That is it. 
It's pretty simple. 
Sign up & send. 

Now, I know people may have a few more questions about the details, so here are some additional things you should know. 

1. You should spend between $4-$14 on your ornament. 
2. Ornaments should be new, as no one wants any “gently used” tree decorations. 
3. The ornament you purchase should be something fun, quirky, or beautiful that you’d like to receive and that you will be proud of when it is associated with you and your blog. 
4. You can purchase ornaments from anywhere. Like these handmades from Etsy or unique ornaments from 
5. You will not be sending and receiving to the same person. Technically you aren't "swapping", more like a daisy chain of ornaments will be flying through the skies via the postal service. You will send to one person and receive from someone else. This way you get to know at least two people! 
6. Be sure to package your ornament in bubble wrap to ensure it arrives safely. Getting a broken ornament is no fun at all. 
7. Please do not sign up unless you are 100% sure you can fulfill the swap requirements, we would hate for someone to sign up and not participate.

Giveaway: If you post the ornament swap button on the sidebar of your blog, you'll be entered to win this cute, zebra ornament from Pier One.

Here's the synopsis: 

Sign up.
Spread the word. 
Get your assignment. 
Send/receive an ornament. 
Blog about it. 
Link up.

So, there you have it folks. 
Get your butt on over to Erin's blog, sign up, and spread the word.

Have a happy hump day, friends. :)


  1. i work at pier 1 and i realllllly love all their ornaments... theres gonna be some amazing ones this year! :)

  2. I love Christmas - I have already had my first mince pie of the season! :)

    I wanted to ask whether you had received your Art with Love packages from your prize? I hadn't heard anything from you and wondered if my newsletters had been getting through (as I am often spam for some reason!).

    There is one last package to go this month - I just hope they have all arrived safe and well.

    Take care,


    1. Yes, I've gotten both of them and I've been meaning to email you to let you know, but I've just been so busy! Thank you so much for the packages! I especially love the last one with the frame. Collecting frames is my thang and I'm so excited to add to the collection! :) Thanks again girl! Can't wait to see what the next one has!! :):):)

  3. I just found your blog through a blog hop and am so glad I did! I'm your newest follower and am about to sign up for the ornament swap, too.

    1. Yay! Thanks for following! Do you have a blog too? I'd love to check out yours as well.

      Oh - so glad you signed up for the ornament swap! It's going to be so much fun! Don't forget to spread the word. :)

  4. It's definitely never too early ... Hallmark's had the bulbs out since July around Boston!

    Found you via the blog hop and am now following along happily via GFC!

    Come on over and visit this little light when you can! {}

  5. Hey Nicole, came across your blog on the Wonderful Wednesday Linky Party today and I am loving it! It is always great to find a fellow Texan in the blogging world!

  6. I absolutely love this post and I totally agree, Christmas is amazing! In New York City it already feels like December, brr!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  7. YAY! Signed up!

    Thanks for linking up with Super Sunday Sync!

  8. What an amazing idea! I'm totally in!


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