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12 Days of Christmas Swop 2013 edition


Last year my pal Juanita and I hosted an international swop for bloggers (more about it HERE, HERE and HERE). A total of 9 bloggers participated. I made a video everyday as I opened the presents from my swop partner, then uploaded each unveiling video daily onto my facebook page.

We enjoyed it so much that we are doing it again this year! We hope more bloggers would join us!


What’s this? 

– Are you a blogger?

– Do you get excited opening (non-$$$) mail?

– Would you like to celebrate Christmas with a (friendly) stranger through an international gift exchange?

Open to all international friends with a blog.

  • Swop partners will be announced on 01 November 2013.
  • Make a new friend!
  • Swop packages shall contain 12 individually wrapped items free from culturally offensive, dangerous or illegal material.
  • Budget: around $25 USD, excluding postage.
  • Mail out by 23 November 2013, Saturday. (21 days to put things together.)
  • By December: receive swop package from your partner.
  • Open 1 item a day.
  • Share the fun!

Suggested Content

  1. “12 Things About You” (written note, letter, or novel, if you insist)
  2. Favourite candy or snack
  3. Magazine / newspaper / pamphlet / postcard from wherever you are (Could be one of those free ones from a store)
  4. Reusable shopping bag (it’s good practice to carry one)
  5. Stationery
  6. “Something You Made

and [7] to [12] miscellaneous items you think your blog partner would enjoy (some fun blog-stalking required).

Let’s get creative!

To join leave a comment with your

  • blog URL
  • email,
  • location

Share The Love Get more friends involved!

Blog about this swop. Grab our swop button!  (Below) Wear the swop badge button proudly on your blog’s sidebar.


Author: Chloe Happ

I left Singapore for the US of A in 2013 and now live in Las Vegas with my indie game dev husband and our son Gummi Gumdrop. I am also probably much older than you think I am.

16 thoughts on “12 Days of Christmas Swop 2013 edition

  1. Blog URL:
    Location: Singapore

    Can’t wait to participate in this year’s christmas swop as well 🙂

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  3. Blog URL:
    Location: Louisiana, USA

    I’m so excited to sign up!!

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  5. YAH!! I was hoping you guys would run this again!! I’m so in!! Generally I get so annoyed at everything around Christmas, but last year Rich said I had good Christmas spirit – I think it was the swap.

    Blog URL –
    E-mail –
    Location – Wellington, New Zealand

  6. I found you via April’s blog! I’d love to join in!!

    Blog URL:
    Location: California, USA

    Can’t wait!

  7. Visiting from Juanita Tortilla. Posted a blog about this on my site. I love the idea.

  8. Hello I’m going to join in too! 🙂

    Location: California

    p/s let’s get dinner if you’re ever in SF!

  9. I want to do it too, even though I’m not a super regular blogger.
    Location, California, USA

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