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Monday, 12 January 2015

Share Your Country Swap - the 2015 Edition

I was looking at my blog archives just now (yes - half an hour past midnight - I am trying to finish an essay and e-mail it off, as we have no power later today for hours...) and realised it was a year ago yesterday that I ran this swap. It was a whole lot of fun, so let's do it again!

New Zealand celebrates our national day every February 6 called Waitangi Day. Waitangi Day is based on our founding document/ Treaty signed Feb. 6, 1840.
It means a lot of different things to different people - can be contentious and I don't think we are that patriotic after spending several Australia Days in Australia. (that blew me away both times!)
Let's have a swap based on the country we live in. The aim is to send 5 things that symbolise the country you live in / were born in.

Some ideas include-
Something to eat 
something hand made by you that represents your country
a tourist nick nack like a fridge magnet, keyring
a stationery item ie notecards,postcards, a pen, pencils
a souvenir tea towel
an item made in your country (ie a book written by a local author, wool, kitchen items - craft fairs are good for this. Is there a designer that has little things? ie Cath Kidston etc...)

Sign up is by February 9 (a long lead time). I will post the swap partners on the weekend of February 14-15. It is up to you to contact your partner and exchange addresses. Please make sure you can be contacted via your blog.
Swaps are to be sent by March 15. That should give everyone enough time to get organised!
Open worldwide.
Please leave me a comment if interested and state if you are happy to post internationally or only in your home country. ( I will do my absolute best with this).
Have fun!


  1. I think this is a wonderful ideal. I didn't participate last year because of family health issues but I really want to try this time. I am open to world wide. Thanks.

  2. I really enjoyed this swap last year so would love to take part again x

  3. I loved this swap last time too - please sign me up! xo

  4. I would love to join this swap, it sounds like a great idea. Happy to post worldwide.

  5. Count me in too. International is fine

  6. Please include me in this swap, I'm in NZ and would be more than happy to post worldwide :) Sue

  7. Oh, yes please! What fun to do this again. I really enjoyed it last time. If possible, can I post within Europe, but if it's not possible then I'll post anywhere. Thank you!

  8. Count me in please and I can sent world wide.