OK girls, for those of you who signed up, it’s time to really start thinking about shopping for The Sunny Summer Swap!
Emails are going out today/tonight, so if you signed up check your email and your junk mail folder! If you still did not receive an email by tomorrow (Thursday 5/16) please send Sarah a message at . There is a chance there was a typo on the form you filled out or an error in transferring your email addresses from the list (mistakes happen- I admit it) so if you checked all of your folders and still didn’t get the email, get at Sarah and make sure she has the correct email for you.
Here’s a recap of the info you need for the swap:
- Sign ups: today through May 14th
- Email with partner assignments: May 15th Check your inbox/junk folder!
- All packages sent out by: June 1st
- Reveal post/link up: June 10th
- $25 spending limit
- Open to US residents only
- Fill out this form here to sign up. Sign ups now closed!
You have from now until June 1st to shop for your partner and get your package mailed.
That’s 17 days people.
Plenty of time for you to get to know your partner a little and shop for her.
Please remember to be fair. If you signed up and were partnered, please don’t back out and just not send your partner anything. A lot of this swap is based on mutual trust, so if you said you were going to participate, please do so. I understand that circumstances change and things come up financially that might interfere or that you didn’t foresee happening, but there has been plenty of time to contact any of the 3 swap hosts if you had issues. Also, if you signed up and don’t participate or don’t send your partner anything (especially if she sent you something!) you will be banned from doing any other swaps, linkies, etc in the future with me 🙂
Keep this information in mind:
Mark these dates somewhere on your calendar, and check your email often– even your spam or junk folder. Lots of blogger’s emails end up in the spam folder (maybe because we send out so many? Who knows!) Emails will go out on the 15th, so keep an eye on your inbox for a message saying Sunny Summer Swap or something similar.
Follow the hosts on Twitter to stay up to date on swap stuff!
We’ll be tweeting updates & love connecting with you guys through social media!
Use the hashtag #SunnySummerSwap when tweeting all things swap related 🙂
Once swap partner assignments are sent out, get moving! Don’t let that email sit in your inbox without replying to it. Get in touch with your partner ASAP! Say hi, introduce yourself, follow each others’ blogs, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc and get to know each other a little. What does your partner like? Does she like to read? What’s her favorite color? Is she a nail polish fan? Does she drink tea or coffee? Does she live somewhere warm? Ask some questions and check out each other’s Pinterest boards or Goodreads lists for swap ideas.
Once we email swap partners assignments, it’s in your hands. How this swap turns out is entirely up to you and how active/social you are with your partner. You have to take the initiative and contact each other- communicate! Let her know when you ship her package (give her the tracking number if you can!) Tell her if you’re having problems finding something for her. Ask questions and keep each other informed. You can’t expect to have fun with this swap and have a good experience if you don’t actually participate, so have fun and don’t be shy! This swap is all about meeting new bloggers.
Need some ideas? I thought you might. I went to Target the other day to get some ideas from summer must-haves. Your swap box can be filled with whatever you want:
A good summer read, your favorite summer nail polish (think bright, fun colors), self-tanner, sunscreen, magazines, makeup (summery shadows, lip glosses, bronzers, etc), lotion, summery fragrances (Bath & Body Works type stuff), anything coconut scented, favorite tea or summer drink mixes, sunglasses, a cute sun hat, fruity bubble bath/shower gel, stationary items- notepads, mini calendars, to-do lists, etc, flip flops or inexpensive sandals, beach tote, beach towel, picnic blanket, can koozies (beer/soda can coolers), jewelry- earrings, necklace, rings, bracelets, etc, a light-weight scarf, hair accessories (clips, headbands, wraps, etc), beachy candles or Scentsy, summer-themed picture frames or wall art, grilling accessories, bright kitchen accessories, plastic margarita glasses, colorful wallet or clutch, bright colored tank top or sun dress, gift card
Feel free to leave a comment with some more swap ideas! I’d love to hear what you come up with and what some of your favorite summer must-haves are.
Please don’t hesitate to email me or tweet me if you have any questions or problems regarding the swap! I would be more than happy to help you in any way that I can, and I would like to know if you have issues with get in touch with your partner.
Remember, the reveal date is June 10th, so don’t post about your goodies until then!
Happy shopping & happy swapping.