Dec 18, 2008

What A Fun Christmas Card Swap We Had!

Jan, Jan & Tom's Place, hosted a Christmas card swap this December. It's been so much fun waiting for the cards to arrive and finding a little treasure inside each one! I mailed out ten cards to fellow bloggers, so I received ten cards back. Today all of us who participated in the card swap are posting about the experience and the lovely cards we received. I just want to thank Jan for her hard work in matching all of us up. I'm sure it was very time consuming - at a time when time is a premium! Thanks Jan! This was lots of fun! I've already made plans for what I want to do next year!

Here are the ten wonderful cards I received from old and new friends all over the country:

This card with pretty lacy cut out snowflakes on the front is from CeeKay, Thinkin' of Home. She even wrote her own cute little poem inside "I wish you a merry Christmas, I wish you happy blogging, I wish you clever posting, and a blog full New Year!" Cute, huh? CeeKay enclosed a cute little snowman ornament with her card. Thanks, CeeKay!

This pretty silver blue card came from Megan, Wondering DC. She sent the prettiest silver glittered snowflake ornament and a yummy recipe for gingerbread men. Thank you, Megan!

Joy, Joy To The Blog, sent this really sweet hand made Santa card with the glittering star. She included a sparkling snowflake ornament. She even decorated her envelope with a pretty cut out Christmas tree. Thank you, Joy!

Sue (no blog) sent this pretty night time holiday scene card with an ice skating penguin ornament inside! Thanks, Sue!

Laura, Our Scented Cottage, sent this great Christmas music CD enclosed in a snowman card. What a great idea Laura - thank you!

Our hostess Jan, Jan and Tom's Place, sent this beautiful blue snowflake card. She enclosed a gorgeous hand made angel (by CORA at Hidden Riches from Secret Places). Thank you, Jan!

Barbara, Happy Handwork, sent this pretty nativity scene card. She enclosed a vintage looking Santa postcard and a mango passion fruit herbal tea bag. Thanks, Barbara!

This pretty red poinsettia card came from Alaura, Cottage Rose. She added a Darjeeling tea bag. Thank you, Alaura!

Beverly, Tea Time and Roses, sent this white dove card. She also included a beautiful vintage looking winter scene postcard. Thank you, Beverly!

Sheila, Quintessential Magpie, sent this Bethlehem scene card. She enclosed 8 darling gift tags. I thought it was very interesting and clever that Sheila included scripture that the pictures on the tags reminded her of. For the snowman tag: Proverbs 17:22 "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine." And for the deer tag: Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; He enables me to stand on the high places." I loved it, Sheila - thank you!

The Christmas Card Swap was a low effort, but fun event. I recommend you try it next year! I appreciate the effort each of these ladies placed into their cards and gifts inside. What fun!
Merry Christmas, friends old and new!


sharon said...

I just love your blog! All of the cards are so cute. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and fun-filled New Year! Maybe Sarah and I can see you soon =)

Bonnie said...

Hi Kathy!

You know what caught my eye in every photo on this post? That beautiful container with the ornaments in it. Love the purple ones!

Have a very Merry Christmas, Kathy!

AwtemNymf said...

Blopping around J&T's Christmas Card swap! Beautiful Christmas decorations! :O)
Wasn't this a fun swap! I loved it! :O)
Happy Holidays! Stay warm!

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Kathy,
All your cards are very pretty. Love the ornaments you got, too.
Merry Christmas!

bakkersue said...

I have been popping on your blog
on and off the last few weeks.
I have enjoyed reading & looking
at your pictures. What a wonderful
way to share love of the Lord, threw sending the wonderful cards & little surprises inside. About
a year ago a friend & I did "socks"
sent out 9 pairs & got 9 pair back.
I love to wear those funny/cute design ones. Thank you for shareing your part of the world on
your blog. May you and your family have a "Blessed" Christmas.
Sue T.
in sunny FL

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Mimi, I just wanted to let you know how much I loved my card and precious little ornaments from you!!! I have them hanging on my tree, and I got a picture of it to show you! :-)

Merry Christmas!

Sheila :-)

Bernideen's TeaTime Blog said...

I wish you a very Happy 2009!