Handmade Holiday Card Swap

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ENTRY INTO THE SWAP IS NOW CLOSED.  BUT PLEASE KEEP READING…  Hello Readers and Friends,  I’ve recently been working on a number of holiday card designs to sell in my shop and I’ve now got the handmade holiday bug.  I know it’s early for this sort of thing, and most of you won’t be planning for the holidays for at least another month.  I’m hoping there are a few of you out there with the same early itch to create for the holidays.  Furthermore, I’m hoping I can persuade a number of you to participate in our First Annual Holiday Card Swap!

Here’s the lowdown:

  • Everyone who commits to participate will make five extra handmade holiday cards to send to other participants in the swap.
  • You will provide the cards, the envelopes and the postage for the five cards that you are mailing.
  • You will commit to getting them mailed no later than December 10th.
  • You will include a note with the card, but not written directly in the card.  This allows the recipient to re-send the card if they so choose (they must provide their own envelope and postage for this purpose).
  • You will jump for joy when you receive five different handmade cards in your mailbox made and sent by other swap members.
  • You will then have the option to keep the cards or send them out to family and friends along with your normal batch of holiday cards.
  • As a result, you’ll be able to hold beautiful handmade holiday card inspiration in your hands and at the same time connect with other card makers.  It’s a win-win!
  • If you join in and send me a picture of the cards you make, your work will be featured here on the blog during the holidays!  So what are you waiting for?

If you’d like to participate, please send your full name and mailing address to me (Carson) at bluebuttonpress@gmail.com by Dec. 1st.   I promise to only share this information with five other participants in the swap and I will not use it for any other purpose.  Once this swap is over, I will delete the information from my computer.

Please only sign-up to participate if you can commit to the details above.  I would hate for anyone to miss out on the fun.

Also, please know that I will not be monitoring what kind of holiday cards folks will be making, so please keep an open mind if you receive cards specific to holidays you do not celebrate.  Connecting with other card-makers is the goal, no matter who, how or what they celebrate.

Here are a few of the designs I’ve been working on, to help jump start your holiday creativity.

Joy Peace and Love Cards

I’ve also attached a PDF with some printable Holiday tags that can be used for card-making and/or gift wrapping.  Please feel free to use these in any personal projects you may be working on this holiday season.  Click the picture below to access the printable PDF.

Assorted Holiday Tags

I hope you join in the fun!

Keep pressing on,


16 thoughts on “Handmade Holiday Card Swap

  1. Just to make sure….

    As a swapper, I would be responsible for sending out 5 packages.

    Each package will consist of one card in an envelope addressed to the person I’m swapping with, and the appropriate postage. I should also include a note so the recipient knows who the card came from (since I’m obviously not writing in the card since it’s supposed to be re-used).

    I don’t need to include an appropriate envelope for the card recipient to use when she/he re-uses the card.

    • You are absolutely correct! Thank you for making that clear.

      You will send 5 handmade cards in envelopes with proper postage and a note, not written directly in the card. The recipient, if they so choose, will provide their own envelope to re-send the card.

      So the only thing you’ll be doing differently than sending your own cards out, will be to not write directly in the cards. I’ll edit my post, thanks for that!

  2. hi, i dont get the postage bit?! sounds weird not getting it! lol i pay to send the packages i know that… but do i have to include postage in the package as well? because i will be doing it from new zealand and the postage is different! or am i reading this wrong?!

    and sending 5 packages out to 5 addresses is pricey from here! ha sending one person 5 cards is the same price as sending 1 person 1 card out! is it possible to only send my cards to 1 person instead? but to just send them 5 different cards? just a thought 🙂


    • Rosalie,
      Thank you for letting me know that its a bit confusing. To clarify, you would only be expected to pay the postage to send the card. If the recipient chooses to re-send the card, they will have to provide their own postage.

      If you are interested in joining, you could certainly send all your cards to me and I would send them domestically here in the US. I would just make sure that you were matched up with me and 4 other Americans.

      I hope that clarifies things and I hope you’ll join us!

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