Handmade Gift Exchange Linky Party!!


This is my FAVORITE part of the Handmade Gift Exchange– where I get to see the gifts you creative ladies made! I absolutely LOVE seeing the amazing things you made for each other. You ladies are so thoughtful and talented!

Why I do it

I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of having a pen pal. As a kid, I had several pen pals that I wrote back and forth to {via snail mail.wow i feel old haha} and I looked forward to each and every letter I got.  I’ve never out grown this obsession and so that’s why I started hosting the Handmade Gift Exchange only a few months after I started this blog. I thought it would be so fun to have a “Crafty Pen Pal” of sorts. So that’s kind of how the Handmade Gift Exchange came about. This is my 4th Handmade Gift Exchange and each time around it grows bigger and better! {almost 700 participants this time. woot!} I’ve met so many fabulous ladies through this exchange. I sincerely enjoy this exchange and look forward to it for months! Davis thinks I’m crazy to do this, but I love playing matchmaker and pairing up complete strangers that become fast friends.

Ok, now that I’ve got the sentimental part over with, let’s get to the fun part….Let’s see those gifts!!!


  1. This linky party is for Handmade Gift Exchange Participants ONLY.

  2. Please show off the gift you made and the gift you received. {if possible! I know a few of you forgot to take pics before you shipped it. That’s ok!!}
  3. Link directly to your post NOT your home page!
  4. The linky party ends August 1, 2011. so if you have not received your gift, you have plenty of time to join in the fun!

For those who do not have a blog, please upload your pictures to the Handmade Gift Exchange Flickr group.  {feel free to join BOTH the Linky party and the Flickr party!!}

Click here for the Handmade Gift Exchange Flickr Group.

So I want a show of hands {errr.. comments} who has participated in 3 or more gift exchanges here on Craftaholics Anonymous?

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 51
    annette mccutcheon

    I’ve never done this before, I’m so
    excited to participate!

    1. 51.1

      i’m so glad you signed up, Annette! its so much fun! if youhave any questions, just let me know. you should have your partner assignment already. if not, let me know!
      happy crafting,

  2. 52

    I’m sorry Linda I can’t seem to find my exchange gift partner, if you could help me I’d really appreciate it! thanks

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