Thursday, October 27, 2011

guess what's baaaack?! // Cold Hands Warm Hearts Swap 2011


The long-awaited Cold Hands, Warm Hearts is baaaack! I hope that you are as excited as Sandy and I are to bring back this super fun swap back to blog world. Last year, we had the opportunity to introduce CHWH and since the first turnout and the many requests we got for a comback were both so great, we of course, decided to bring it back! 


So you're thinking, how does this whole she-bang work? All the details are written out below so we ask that you please read carefully. We want to make this experience as smooth and as fun as possible. 

About the Swap:

The Cold Hands, Warm Hearts Swap is a swap created to keep your hands warm as winter approaches and the weather gets colder. It's also a way for bloggers to make new friends across the blog world. Doesn't your heart get warm when you back new friends? Your package should include a pair of of gloves and other items you think your partner would like! You can't have too many pairs of cute gloves and who doesn't love getting extra goodies in the mail? We want these packages to be coming from your heart, so fill them up with lots of love!

Swap Partners:

We will pair you up randomly with one partner who you will send and receive a package from. Our hope is that you will gain a new friend from this! 

Overseas:

If you live outside of the U.S., you will be paired up with someone from a different country.If you live within the U.S., you will need to let us know if you are willing to ship outside of the U.S. We personally think that it is super fun to receive packages from other countries, yet we do understand that shipping might be more costly.

Dates:

Sign-ups will remain open until November 4th (unless all 150 slots have been filled beforehand). We will have your partners paired and emailed to by November 9th. And this part is super crucial: pretty please, have your packages mailed out by November 30th (enough time to take advantage of Black Friday sales, people!). And what makes this swap a party is on December 14th, where we'd love to have you write up, take fun pictures with your new gloves, leave some link-love for your swap partner and last but not least, LINK-UP to Sandy's blog so that we can all see what pretty packages everyone received!

Requirements:

1. You must have an active blog as of 2011 to participate.
2. Please try to spend $25-30 on your gloves + other fun goodies
If you decide to make your gloves or other gifts, make sure the total value is still within this amount.
3. If you decide to join, PLEASE make sure that you meet all time commitments and are able to send a heartfelt package.
4. We are capping this swap at 150 bloggers (more than last year - woohoo!), so be sure to sign up ASAP! you do not want to miss out!

{How to Sign-Up:}

SWAP SIGN-UPS have officially CLOSED. ALL SLOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED!
THANK YOU for the super exciting response. you all ROCK!!
All you need to do is click HERE and fill out form.
All the info will be emailed to us and we'll start pairing you lovelies away!

Spread the word:

We would LOVE if you would help us spread the word about Cold Hands, Warm Hearts Swap! Grab one of the buttons below and stick it on your blog, so you can let people know you are joining this part-aaaay and that they can, too!

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Questions:

If you have any questions whatsoever, then don't hesistate to contact us at coldhandswarmheartsswap at gmail dot com - and we'll see what we can do for you!

and to kick off this awesomeness, be sure to stop by Sandy's blog today. She's hosting a GIVEAWAY for a pair of smarTouch gloves - perfect for cell phone users during wintertime! you got to save those little fingers but everyone needs to be texting and tweeting away, right?!

We are super stoked about this! So be sure to leave a comment below so that everyone knows who'll be joining the fun. It's sort of like RSVPing but even cooler (no pun intended - hehe)!!

much  love, from Sandy and Ilene (aka illy).
[happy CHWH kick-off day, friend.]



66 comments:

  1. I'm glad you guys are doing it again this year. As I mentioned on Twitter, I wanted to stop entering swaps for the rest of this year but I really like this swap that you and Sandy do, so I must enter. I'm going to fill out the form now.

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  2. Man oh man... I saw this last year and thought it was such a warm and fuzzy swap! I can't wait to find the perfect pair of gloves to send to someone special! I was hoping you would host again this year and I would be able to join in!

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  3. I think I signed up before this was posted! google reader released it! PUH-LEASE let me know if I need to sign up again!

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  4. yaaaay I signed up!!!!! <3 oh I am SO STOKED

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  5. I'm participating! I didn't get a chance to last year, so I CAN'T WAIT!

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  6. Alright, all entered! So excited for this swap! *^_^*

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  7. I love this! so excited to be a part of it <3

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  8. i signed up!!!! ;)

    haha, i'm soo excited to be hosting this swap with you again this year! woohoo!!

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  9. Just signed up! Missed out last year so I'm excited to participate this go around!

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  10. I just LOVE this swap. My partner and I from last year have become such good blog buddies. I do however think I will have to sit this one out this year. Bummer :( I just can't resist the chance to spoil my nieces and nephews just a eensy bit more because it!

    Do it again next year though and I am THERE!

    xoxo

    *kate

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  11. What a fabulous swap! Love everything about it. I've just signed up and linked to it on my blog. Whee! Can't wait.

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  12. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! i was just thinking about this earlier this week. SO glad you ladies are doing it again. i can not wait!!

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  13. Eeeek! So excited for this! This is such a cute idea for a swap! love it!

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  14. yay!!! I was wondering if you were going to do this again this year!!! so excited for this! thanks for hosting this, gals!

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  15. Thanks so much for putting this together, and hosting! You girls are the best!!

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  16. I would love to join! This will be my first time. So exciting :)

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  17. I want to sign up!! But how? Is there a link or email that i missed? or do I sign up by saying it here?? H-E-L-P? haha

    ♥cheche

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  18. HOORAYYYYYYYYYY!!! i'm soooo excited :D

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  19. oh crap, i think i clicked enter twice since my browser was being SUUUUPER slow! sorry about that!

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  20. oh snap! can't wait to go shopping and make a pretty package!

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  21. I tried to open the link to signup, but it wouldn't open. :( Help?

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  22. YAY! I looved doing this last year, and making a new bloggy friend. ;) I'll have to go sign up!

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  23. I just signed up! This is going to be so fun! :)

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  24. Missed out last year...but am so excited for this year!!! So glad you are bringing it back. Just signed up. :)

    www.randomnessfromtheaddiecorner.blogspot.com

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  25. Yay!! I just signed up!! I was out of the loop last year, but once I started seeing the fun posts that everyone in the swap put up about their gifts, I thought it was such a great idea! Happy to be a part of it this year!! Xo, Katie

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  26. Totally joining!! Hope someone doesn't mind sending to France!

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  27. eeeeep!! I am so excited!!
    I loved this last year!!
    Totally signed up!! :)
    xoxo

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  28. I just joined up! I can't wait, this seems like it's going to be totally rad!

    xo Shannon

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  29. My first swap & I'm super excited! I can't wait to create a super lovely package :)

    http://lovesparklepretty.blogspot.com/

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  30. It shouldn't be limited to just bloggers. There are plenty of fun people who would love to do this an don't blog! (like me).

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  31. I am so excited for this!! This is such a wonderful, happy thing to do for the holidays!

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  32. Shared the badge on my blog and submitted my application. Last year was such a blast, hope I get picked!

    ~Stop Me if You've Heard This One

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  33. I've had such horrible luck with swap partners in the past, so I went back and forth on signing up for this...but I finally decided to sign up!

    Here's to breaking the streak of bad luck! I'm excited :D

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  34. I LOVE this idea SO CUTE! I want to be apart of it and I am sending my application right away!

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  35. Yeah! This sounds like so much fun! I can't wait!

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  36. I'm really excited to participate this year!

    p.s. I also have that dress that you're wearing in this post! :)

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  37. This was a huge success last year! Glad you guys are doing it again. I wasn't able to take part last year but I'm down this year :)

    Oh and thanks for the well wishes. I'm getting much better :)

    Have fun in GA! xoxo

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  38. This sounds like such a fun thing to do!
    Looking forward to participate in such a fun swap!
    Just filled out the form chica!

    PS lovin your blog!
    Jacqui
    www.babyboybakery.com

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  39. Oh, I want to do this, but I just did one involving scarfs!

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  40. FUN FUN! Filled out my form :)

    Found you thru the hop via Casey :) SO glad I did! Looking forward to following your adventures!!

    Kristine
    J&M’s Eye Candy Blog
    J&M’s Eye Candy Shoppe
    J&M’s Eye Candy on Facebook
    J&M’s Eye Candy on Twitter

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  41. Stopping by from the linked fall follow fest!! Thanks for hosting!

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  42. Just signed up!

    So excited, I've never done a swap before!!

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  43. What a fun idea! I stopped by from the follow fest!

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  44. I'm so excited to participate again this year...last year was so fun!

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  45. I'm here from Casey's blog hop bash. it's my first time visiting. your blog is fabulous! thank you for hosting!!

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  46. New here from One Pearl Button and I just signed up! Really excited I get to participate!

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  47. Hey all! I just signed up, count me in! I can't wait to see who I'm paired with and get to shopping. :)

    -Mandy

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  48. jsut signed up and am very excited :)

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  49. oh no! i'm so sad i missed it. i hope i sign up on time next year!

    <3

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  50. I'm a new follower and SO EXCITED to be a part of this fun exchange this year!

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  51. Aw I was really looking forward to this and missed it :(
    Can't wait for next year!
    Katrine :)

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  52. oh crap idk how I missed this!! was so fun last year :) have fun ladies!!!

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  54. I'm super sad I missed this. I was keeping an eye out for it and never saw it pop up in my reader. I even had my gloves already picked out and purchased. :(

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  55. I wish I had seen this earlier! I guess I'll just have to wait until next year :)

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  56. Saw the button on Sandy A La Mode and clicked over to see what it was all about. Hope you all are doing this event again it sounds like it would be a ton of fun and USEFUL for everyone involved.

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  57. Are you planning on having another swap this year? I found out about this too late last year.

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