**IMPORTANT NOTE: The sign-up deadline for 2011 has now passed, but I plan to continue the swap in 2012 so if you’d like to go ahead and sign up in advance, feel free! (Sign up link is below.) You will be added to the list and I’ll contact you in November to see if you’re still interested in participating. **
I just found out about The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, 2011 and had to sign up. Not only do I love baking and cookies, but this swap accomplishes both goals of my Postcard Project: it spreads joy and supports the US Postal Service. I am all over this!
After signing up, I immediately started drafting a post to promote the swap, when I realized that the majority of my readers would be left out. What about all the people who don”t have blogs? Don’t you want some cookies too???
OF COURSE YOU DO!
Not wanting anyone to be left out, I contacted Lindsay, the co-host of The Great Blogger Cookie Swap, and ran my idea of doing a separate one for non-bloggers past her. She gave me the go-ahead, despite my blatant copy-catting and ripping-off of her & Julie’s idea. Thank you, Lindsay!
How does it work?
My cookie swap has the same premise as the blogger cookie swap. You sign up for the swap, and I will match you to three other participants. You will mail them each a dozen cookies along with the recipe and a personal note telling the recipient a little about yourself or even about your recipe, if it has a story. In turn, you will receive three dozen cookies from three other people who received your name.
Talk about sweet returns! Want to join in the fun?
Sign-ups are open through November 18th. I will email your matches on November 21st, and I ask that you mail your cookies no later than December 5th. Before signing up, please be sure that you can make the deadline.
I’m accepting registrations from all countries, but I must receive at least four other sign-ups from your country to be able to include it. I will only be matching people within the same country to keep the shipping costs reasonable. If I don’t receive enough sign-ups from your country, I will notify you by November 19th. Reversely, as soon as I have a total of five participants from your country, I will let you know so you won’t be waiting on pins and needles! :)
And as a last note, there is a field for dietary restrictions/allergies and you will only be matched to those with the same restrictions, so this swap really is for everyone. Let’s have some fun!