Monday, November 29, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

{First, a little housekeeping---

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With not much left to remind us of Thanksgiving except a few diminishing leftovers in the fridge and jeans that now fit a little snugger, it's time to now shift our thoughts and prepare our wallets for the rush that is the busiest shopping season of all---Christmas!

And while there are, and will surely be, exciting Christmas celebrations throughout the blogging community, I couldn't let my most favorite time of year slip by without getting in on a little holiday action myself! My good friend, Karen from Karen at Home, and I have teamed up to spread a little holiday cheer of our own with a first annual Ornament Exchange.

With all the craziness that's sure to accompany the holidays, we've tried our best to keep the rules and timeline for our inaugural exchange as simple as possible.

Here's the scoop:


{one} Sign up will run today (11/29) through Wednesday, December 1st at 9 p.m. EST.

{two} To sign up, please email me at shannonywebb@gmail.com. Click here to email.

In your email please include:
-Ornament Exchange in the subject line
-Your first and last name
-Your mailing address
-Your blog address if applicable

{three} Ornament Exchange partners will be revealed on Friday, December 3rd on my blog (Webbisodes), as well as Karen's blog (Karen at Home). All participants will also be notified by email with their partner's name and mailing address.

{four} Please purchase an ornament for exchange up to $15 in value.

{five} All ornaments must be mailed between Monday, December 6th and Wednesday, December 8th.

{six} We ask that all participants with blogs, grab and post our button on their sidebar until the Ornament Exchange is over.



{seven} All participants are asked to post and link up with pictures of their received ornament on Thursday, December 17th. A link up will be provided on both hosts' blogs (Webbisodes and Karen at Home).

Both Karen and I hope that our first Ornament Exchange will be a huge success and encourage you to not only join us in a little holiday gift-giving fun, but help us spread the word as well. After all, the more the merrier, right?

Even Gillian Grace is getting in on the fun!

If one ornament is good...

Two is even better!


Here's hoping you're this excited when you receive your ornament!







So y'all, what are you waiting for? Join us and let's get shopping!

22 comments:

Mama K said...

Great idea!! Sounds like fun :)

Karen At Home said...

Hi Shannon! I am so excited for our ornament exchange! I know it's going to be a lot of fun. Happy Monday!

Karen

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Oh I am excited to do this!! :) I'm going to email you now!

Jennifer said...

I was thinking about doing this and just did not have a chance to. So, I am happy you guys beat me to it..LOL! Of course I will be participating :) I love that GG was helping to decorate...she would make a cute little elf!

The Riedel Family - Confessions of a Marine Wife said...

Hey Shannon! Don't know if I had yet commented or not, but I love the new design for your blog! And I love the one you just did for Karen! They are both SOOO cute! Happy Holidays!

Liz said...

Lordy, those are as big as her head!

blueviolet said...

Your ornaments are gigantic! LOL

The ornament exchange sounds like a blast. I so wish I could do it, but this year isn't the right year for it.

Susan said...

Those ornaments are about as big as GG. You have to put some more video of GG in here. I love to hear her little voice and her laugh.

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

I'MMMMM SOOO IN ON THE EXCHANGE...

as for gg ...she looks soooo cute in her ornament shirt playing w/the ornaments!

as for tomorrow's link up....ummm helloooooooooooooooo i haven't had a place like that in years....no idea on that one!

Lindsay said...

Sounds like so much fun :)

Jumping Jack said...

So fun! I love the pictures of GG with the ornaments!! Emailing you now!

Shannon said...

what a great idea- so fun you guys!

Mommyto2 said...

Woohoo! I won! I'll e-mail you right away! Thanks so much

Casey said...

She looks so precious!!

melifaif said...

What fun?!? Sign me up....I am all over this one. Thanks!!!

Cool Gal said...

Ah, isn't your little one cute with those ornaments? :)

So sweet.

Jen said...

You guys are going to have soooo much fun this Christmas with that little cutie!

Lisha @ DeLovely Life said...

Howdy Shannon! Thanks for the sweet comment love. :) Those ornaments are ginormous, but loverly. And Gillian Grace is a cutie. Can I get a collective "Aw....."

TeachingInHeels said...

I love it!! Joining in now :)

LeeAnn said...

What a great idea! I hope since you said "1st annual..." you'll be doing this again next year. I just can't commit to anything else right at this moment. :-( I'm really not a Scrooge, I promise...I just have a plate that is so full it is spilling off the sides right now.

I read your blog just about every day during my lunch at work, but I can't see pictures since Photobucket is blocked here. I always say I'm going to check out the pictures and comment while I'm at home and then I seem to get sidetracked. So pictures or not, I just wanted to leave a comment and say hi so you'll know I do come by. ;-)

I hope you're having a great week so far!

Alex said...

I hope you got my email! I'm really looking forward to this :)

Small Town Girl said...

I just stumbled upon your blog today one day late. I wish I would have been able to do the ornament exchange. Maybe I will be ble to get in on it next year. you have such a cute blog hope to read get to know you better and if you have time stop over and check out my blog http://ourkidsmyhusbandourlife.blogspot.com/