Jan 7, 2010

V-Day Gift Swap - Give From Your Heart

Thanks so much for your nice responses yesterday to my "happy" post! I really appreciated your support and blog lovin'! Today has been a bit blah, but I managed to squeeze in a small piece of cake and a chocolate chip cookie at work. Oops - sorry new year goal, which was not to eat the sweets! But...everyone needs to indulge once and again. ;) So speaking of treats, I wanted to announce something fun that I would like to do for all of you...
Now I know that Valentine's Day is a ways away, well actually about a month and a week away, but I wanted to do something that involves my blogger ladies for Valentine's day!
This is what I came up with, thanks to my friend Jennifer from The Novelista Barista, who held a Secret Santa Gift Exchange last month. Because of her idea I was inspired to do a Give From Your Heart Valentine's Day Swap with you, my loves!
 So this how this little gift exchange works from the handy site Elfster.

1. All I need from you, if you want to participate that is, is your name {blog name or first name works} and your e-mail address. Once Elfster sends you the invite individually, you accept the invite and/or join Elfster is you already have not. Be sure to fill in your address and gift ideas for your secret V-day buddy. Please also note if you have any food allergies, for example peanuts in chocolate!! Thanks Sarah!
2. You need to be willing to spend a maximum of $15 {$10 is okay too} on a little giftie and also send a Valentine's Day card of course! ;)

3. After I gather all of your e-mails {deadline January 20th to sign up}, shortly on or after January 20th you will receive who your secret V-day gift gal is.
4. All of your information {address and such} is kept private except for the person who is sending you a V-Day gift.

5. Have fun & give from the heart!!
Yay, so excited about this!! I also will be participating and if you have any questions, please let me know!

Oh and international gals can do this as well, I just figure that if someone in the U.S. gets an international blogger or vise versa then you can send them an e-card via e-mail with a gift card or send a card with a gift card via the mail? Hope everyone is okay with this! :)

 I am also still learning about Elfster {my first gift exchange} so please let me know if something did not make sense.

Thanks and please either e-mail me at oceandreams4sierra@gmail.com with your e-mail addy or leave it below.
This is going to be fun! Let's share the love and give from our heart!!

P.S. all pictures from weheartit.com! 
XOXO,

26 comments :

  1. This seems like a great idea!! Can I still take part if I'm outside the US??
    Here are my details:
    Name: Sherin
    Email: sherinm@hotmail.co.uk

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  2. What a nice idea! I am not in the US so I will assume I cant participate :O(

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  3. This is the CUTEST idea :) I'm so in!
    class.and.coffee@gmail.com

    One idea-- the last gift exchange one girl forgot to mention a series allergy she had, and wasn't able to eat any of the gifts sent! So anyone with major peanut/gluten type allergies should definitely let us know when they give their address. I dunno if Elfster does that or not, I'm just as excited as you to try that for the first time!

    Happy New Year!

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  4. Soo cute!! I would love to join! =)

    Here's my email:

    mina7852004@yahoo.com

    Adorable dear!

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  5. Awww, I'm in! My email addy is Ber611 at aol dot com. Such a cute idea! XOXO

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  6. Oh how fun- what a great idea! I wish I could participate, but I have so much going on the next few weeks that I can't even think straight :/ But I can't wait to read about how everything turns out! Hope you are doing well love XOXO

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  7. So adorable! I will send you an e-mail with my info!

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  8. Count me in!! kathygurl02@gmail.com :) What an awesome idea!

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  9. What a fabulous idea!! :)

    jenniferb02(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. LOVEly idea!
    What?! V-day is coming up before we know it...how time flies~~
    xo

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  11. Hey Sierra! I'm SOOO in. My email addy is askblondeambition@gmail.com. Can't wait to participate!

    XOXO,
    Leslie

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  13. i'd love to participate!

    ali

    hanako66 (at) aol (dot) com

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  14. You can put me in
    allibounds@aol.com

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  15. Awww this is soo adorable! Valentine's love!
    my e-mail is clarabelle.blog@gmail.com

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  16. wow!! what a sweet idea Sierra!...although I can't say I am all surprised,you are really such a sweet one!! I can not believe that Valentines Day is right around the corner!! EEKK! I better start planning ASAP ;)

    also I just wanted to say, thank you so much for my happy birthday wishes!! I really appreciate it!! It means a lot, especially coming from another lady I have been blogging side by side with, for awhile now ;)

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  17. Oh this does sound like fun....I adore your sweet Valentine images..how I love Valentines ..it has always been one of my favourite time to give LOVE. Thank you for all your love you send me when visiting. xoxo

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  18. great Idea Sierra! also I love the new pic of you and big kiddo!

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  19. Ooh what a lovely idea!! This sound sso fun

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  20. first of all, i love your new blog look. turned out great!

    second, this v-day swap is such a cute idea. i won't be joining in, i know i'm brat, but i have a reason! my birthday is next month and i kinda only care about myself during the entire month. selfish? oh yes! forgive me??? haha.

    anyway, thanks for the super sweet comment yesterday. means a lot to me!

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  21. aw this is such a sweet idea<3.

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  22. Great idea, lovely!
    Of course I want to participate!
    Here is my e-mail:
    marcelag5@gmail.com

    Thanks for letting me know about this wonderful idea.

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  23. This sounds fun!!! I want in!!!

    Summer
    summer@lemusingsofmoi.com

    P.S. LOVE your blog!

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  24. I've got a few questions
    1.What do i have to do if i want to send to someone in Europe,like i am not sure i want to send it overseas?
    2.The point is to send these gifts to other people to feel that somebody out there cares about them and loves them?:)
    I am not sure if i will join, yet i am sure i will have lots of oopportunities in the future if i csn't do it now.
    oh, and 3.:).Is it, ok, name me silly, that we send gifts to other girls?:)
    I kinda feel like blushing right now, because i should know the answer to this question...

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  25. Sounds like fun, count me in!!
    Name: Jamie @ Pickled In Pink
    Email: Jmelee9@aol.com

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