Handmade Gift Exchange SIGN UPS!

Handmade Gift Exchange

it’s that time again! YAY! i love hosting the Handmade Gift Exchange. if you’re new to Craftaholics Anonymous, twice a year i host a Handmade Gift Exchange and let me tell you, it is loads of fun!! it’s a fun way to meet a fellow crafter AND the perfect excuse to get your craft on! :D and each time, i am blown away by the thoughtful gifts you crafters make. blown.away! you ladies go all out and it makes it so much fun!! {if you want to see what people have made/received in the past, click here or here}

how it works is after you sign up, i will email you your partner’s mailing info. you will then make and send a gift to your partner, who in return, will make and send something to you. For ex: I make and send a gift to Jane Crafty and in return, Jane Crafty will make and send me a gift.

this gift exchange has grown exponentially since i started it {the last gift exchange there were 480+ participants. wow!} so this time around, i am going to have to limit everyone to 1 gifting partner this time. i’m sorry ladies! last time it took me a week to email out all the partners.

ADDED LATER: there is 2 different exchanges, the United States and the International exchanges. you must live in the United States for the USA exchange. if you live outside the USA, please sign up for the International Exchange. when you click the sign up button below, there will be a drop down menu where you can select the appropriate gift exchange. i will try my best to line you up with someone in your country, but i cannot guarantee anything!!

Please read this entire post BEFORE you sign up!

If you have any questions, PLEASE email me at craftaholicsanon@gmail.com before signing up.

  • If you commit to participate in this exchange, you will need to make one Handmade Gift for a fellow crafter and have it post marked by thursday June 30, 2011. In return, you will receive one Handmade Gift from a fellow crafter in the mail.
  • Fill out the form below to officially sign up. Sign up is May 29 – June 6, 2011.
  • After sign up closes, I will personally email you with your “Gift Exchange Partner’s” mailing address and email address. {please please please add craftaholicsanon@gmail.com as a contact so that my email does not go to your Spam Box. this is important because i copy and pasting the entire email so it “looks spammy” to most email accounts.}
  • After I email your partner’s info to you, please send them a friendly email to introduce yourself. I find it fun to get to know my gifting partner and try to tailor the gifts I make around to fit my gifting partner, but that is completely up to you!!
  • Make a gift for your assigned partner. Need ideas? Check out my Craft Tutorial List.
  • There is no official theme to this Gift Exchange. If you want to do Christmas in July, go for it! If you want to do a summer theme, awesome!
  • Have your gift post marked no later than Thursday June 30, 2011. It is very important that you have your gift post marked by June 30! If you can get your handmade gift in the mail earlier, that’s fantastic, bonus points to you!
  • Participating in this exchange means you will probably have to make a trip to the Post Office. Please take that this into account when you’re looking at your busy summer schedule.
  • There is no skill level required. A handmade gift is always wonderful, no matter how technical it is!
  • There is no price minimum on the handmade gift. If shipping costs are an issue, you can make a gift that is light weight and fits inside an envelope.
  • You do not have to have a blog to participate!
  • If at any time you are unable to follow through and make and send your gifting partner a gift, PLEASE email me ASAP!! We all understand life happens and that some things are out of our control. If something unexpected comes up, shoot me an email and give me a heads up so that I can work something out.
  • Don’t forget to take pics of what you made! I will host a Handmade Gift Exchange Linky Party so that everyone can show off what they made/received. This linky party will start on July 1. There will also be a Flickr group for those without blogs to upload their pics.
  • **I have no way of patrolling everyone’s participation….but usually, people are honest and do their part.**


*****Sign ups have CLOSED. The next Handmade Gift Exchange will start Beg. of November 2011.*******

Please tell your friends and family about the Handmade Gift Exchange! The more the merrier. I would love it if you would grab a Handmade Gift Exchange button {below} to display on your blog to help get the word out. Or better yet, blog, tweet, or facebook about the Handmade Gift Exchange to spread the fun!

example: Sign up for the Handmade Gift Exchange hosted by @CraftaholicAnon http://wp.me/p1ws4R-FG #HandmadeGiftExchange

If you’re on twitter, please use the hashtag #HandmadeGiftExchange if you tweet about the gift exchange. That way everyone can join in the fun and I can retweet your twits :)

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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

    I just signed up.. hopefully I wasn’t too late!

  2. 52

    hi there..i’m syera and i’m from malaysia.. kind of great job you have done and its inspired me a lot..now i’m trying to do most of your ideas here.. Keep up the gorgeous work. I support you;).. well done!!



  3. 53
    Ally Lott

    Just wondering if anyone is in the same boat as me- I haven’t heard a word from my partner, and don’t want to send something without talking to her first.

    1. 53.1

      Hi Ally,
      I just saw this. I believe I emailed you yesterday about this, but I’m not sure. I’ll go check…

  4. 54

    Bummer! I just found this site and would have loved to participate. Could you let me know when the sign ups start again? This sounds like an awesome idea.

    1. 54.1

      Hi Irene,
      The sign up for the next Handmade Gift Exchange will be first week of November 2011. I hope you’ll sign up then! Its tons of fun!
      happy crafting,

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  6. 55

    I love this idea! Hope I can get onboard next time.

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  8. 56

    Hope to get to participate in the next one. this is a fab concept

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