Sunday, August 23, 2009

seasonal celebrations swap :: autumn

it is time for the celebrate autumn swap! and i do believe this is going to be my very favorite seasonal swap. seriously, i have been daydreaming about what i will create for this season for months! here are the swap details - i hope you will join us!

what is the seasonal celebrations swap? the seasonal celebrations swap is an exchange that incorporates handmade crafts, nature, and family traditions. participating in this swap is a great way to celebrate the beginning of a new season as well as adopting new traditions and ideas into your family. the swap will focus on handmade, seasonal nature table and home decorations.

how do i join? simply send an e-mail to InspiredMama(at) with celebrate autumn swap in the subject line and the following information::
e mail::
blog address::

to your partner you will send::
1. a handmade seasonal decoration. this can made from fabric, yarn, wood, pinecones, paper... the sky (and your seasonal backyard) is the limit. the decoration can be something to include in a nature table display, a table cover in autumn colors, a vase to hold seasonal flowers or branches...

2. share with your partner your family's tradition to welcome autumn- this can be as simple as a fall poem or a autumn craft. or maybe it is a cultural tradition that you would like to share. you could also include photos of your tradition in action or the supplies needed to create your autumn craft.

3. please also include your favorite seasonal recipe.

sign up until friday sept. 4th, and i will send an e-mail with your recipient's name and information the following evening. swap packages should be ready and shipped by monday sept 28th. that will give us 3+ weeks to work on this project.

please feel free to go above and beyond when creating your swap partner's package, but do not skimp- we want everyone to be thrilled when they receive their seasonal celebrations swap package! also, please, please let me know as soon as possible if something comes up and you are unable to fulfill your swap obligation. there is also a seasonal celebrations swap flickr group where we will discuss the swap and share photos, so be sure to go join! there are several photos there from the spring and summer swaps to give you some ideas and inspiration.

the fabulous thing about this swap is that there will be a brand new one with each new season! i am looking forward to celebrating autumn with you all!


kraftykash said...

Please count me in. These are soo fun!! Do you still have my info? Thanks!

erika~ the inspired mama said...

wonderful kashoan! i believe i do still have your info... i will double check and let you know :)


Bernadette Noll said...

I love this idea. It might be hard for me to think "seasonally" as in fall as it's still 100+ here in Austin and drought, but I'll try!

Anastasia said...

Bernadette, its been 100 here as well! But I am sooo looking forward to fall. I am just itching to get in my backyard and do some serious cleaning up.

Tintel said...

Yay, count me in too!!!
Do you have my mailing info?
Greetings, Tintel