I just found out that your brain shrinks in the third trimester. Like, literally. I have a shrunken brain right now. Now I’m not saying that’s why I’m going through with the this year’s cookie swap (I’m pretty sure my love of cookies and the Postal Service are the main culprits), but it might have a little to do with why I’d be hosting a swap during the time when I’m supposed to be giving birth. Pregnant women be all crazy. Lucky you! :)
If you’ve never heard of the Postcard Project, it’s something I started in 2011 to inspire people to send more mail in order to support the US Postal Service and also spread love and cheer. The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap coincided with the beginnings of my project, and it was perfect timing for me to jump in and organize one for non-bloggers, thus creating even more packages being sent through the mail…and spreading joy and cheer! Both goals of the project attained, thanks to the ingenuity of the bloggers (Lindsay & Julie) who created the original, highly popular, Food Blogger Cookie Swap.
This will be our third year for the non-blogger swap and I’m really looking forward to it! The first year we had 52 participants and we shipped 162 packages of cookies. The following year we had 72 participants and shipped 216 packages of cookies while also raising $3,574 for children’s cancer through the Cookies for Kids Cancer cookie swap matching program. We also enjoyed getting to know each other, and sharing photos of the cookies we mailed and received on our group’s Facebook page (you will receive a link to the private page when you sign up).
Here’s how the cookie swap works. 1) You sign up. 2) You get matched to three other participants. 3) You bake cookies and mail a dozen to each of your matches, and in return you receive a dozen from each. 4) You gobble up the deliciousness (sharing not required). Fun, right?
Ready to sign up?
If this is sounding as good to you as it does to me, you can click here to get all the nitty gritty and sign up. Let’s get this cookie swap party started!
Note: I’ll be back tomorrow with my pregnancy update, I had to delay it in favor of cookies today. :)