Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Exchange is On

Thank you so much to everyone that signed up for the Garland Exchange!  We had 551 people in total from all over the United States and from Canada, Australia, the UK, and even Brazil!!!  It is so exciting to know that people all over the world are crafting for baby #3. 

This morning I will be sending out the assignments for the kids and then ALL EMAILS WILL BE SENT.  So if you have not received your assignments by this afternoon {PST}, please let me know.  I do not get notified if the email bounces. 

A few little reminders for those of you that are participating:
  • The garland should be about 6 feet {including the ties} when finished, but this is just a general guideline.
  • Remember that the person that you are sending a garland to is NOT the same person that you will be receiving one from, so keep the surprise going!
  • PLEASE, please be sure to have your garlands in the mail by October 9th at the LATEST!  That gives you more than two weeks to get them finished.  If, due to some EXTENUATING circumstances you are not able to get them in the mail on time, PLEASE BE SURE TO CONTACT ME so that I can let your partner know that it is on its way or make other arrangements.
Also, a friend of mine suggested that while everyone has their supplies out to create a garland for their partner, why not create two and send one to me?  Then I can sell the extra garlands in a big old garland instasale and raise even MORE adoption funds!  So, if you are interested in donating one or more garlands for this purpose, please send them to me at:

Emmy Blakely
PO Box 3146
Mission Viejo, CA 92690

Feel free to donate garlands even if you are not participating in the swap!

Now... GET CRAFTING!  Here are a few more ideas to inspire you:

source: Blissfully Blessed
source: Homeroad
source: My Fabuless Life
source: Visual Vocabulary
source: Infarrantly Creative

1 comment:

  1. I had so much fun with the garland exchange! Thank you for hosting. If you decide to do another exchange of some type, I would love to participate again. Thanks again!
    God's blessings on the adoption of baby #3.
    Tracey Garcia