Announcing the Blogger’s Santa Swap!!

By Shannon Gosney
In Blogger's Santa Swap
October 28, 2009

Blogger's Santa Swap with the mommy-files

November is fast approaching!  Where has the past year gone?  I don’t know about you, but I had a blast with this last Halloween Blog or Treat.  It was the first one on The Mommy-Files and I think it would be fair to call it a success.  There are a few things I learned from it as well that will hopefully make the Blogger’s Santa Swap even better!

Please leave a comment with your blog address and email (note:  to prevent s-p-a-m-m-e-r-s, enter your email like this – themommyfiles (at) gmail (dot) com) if you are interested in participating.  If you do not celebrate Christmas but are still interested in the swap or holiday goodies, you can make note of that on the survey.  I am hoping to have a list compiled by November 10th and that should give a few weeks to purchase and send off goodies for the Santa Swap!

We had some great ideas submitted via the survey, such as sending something symbolic of the state (or country for our Canadian friends) you live in, something that is a decoration, something that is a food, something that will pamper you, etc.  Let me know if you have more ideas.  This will give us a better idea of what our blogging buddies are like.

Plus, to prevent confusion, buddies will be assigned to one another.  For example #1 will send a package to #2 and vice versa.  There will be a date to which all packages must be mailed out. 

We had over 50 people sign up for the Halloween Blog or Treat, so I’m hoping the Santa Swap is just as successful!

****P.S. I also realized I posted the wrong button – duh!  Here is the code for one that has The Mommy-Files’ name on it!****

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

56 Responses to “Announcing the Blogger’s Santa Swap!!”

  1. Jessica says:

    I would love to participate.
    jrhammlett (at) yahoo (dot) com

  2. Ale Oliver says:

    Me too, have g-blog, can send to my email!!

  3. Melissa says:

    I would love to participate! The Halloween one was a blast! shimmermeblue23 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  4. Count me in!!
    tammi (at) myorganizedchaos (dot) net


  5. gosfam says:

    YEAH for another Swap!! mattles22(at)

  6. Misty says:

    Count me in! mdowdy75(at)netscape(dot)net

  7. Michelle says:

    Thanks for organizing it, count me in!

    GigglesandLollipops (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. Carrie says:

    Me too!

    adorablyconfused at hotmail dot com

  9. I really can’t wait! Thank you so much!!
    btw, the new button is not viewing on my blog. =/ .. i tried posting it, but it’s an X

    jerricapuck (at) yahoo (dot) com

  10. franticmommy says:

    I’m in! scroungequeen(at)hotmail(dot)com. How about something symbolic of your “day job”. (this could be good people! I work in the office products industry. Think “cool pen samples”!!)

  11. Angela says:

    This sound fun. I’m game 🙂

    afr_kar (at) yahoo (dot) com

  12. Badger Momma says:

    Sign me up please.
    badgermomma (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. kimberly says:

    I would love to participate!


  14. I totally want in again!!
    steph_itsjustme (at) yahoo (dot) com

  15. Janette says:

    Sounds great, sign me up!
    decadent87 (at) gmail (dot) com

  16. angie says:

    I missed the halloween swap so happy to be able to be in on this one though

  17. Sandy M says:

    Halloween swap was fantastic! Can’t wait for Christmas!! I want to join.
    sandym204 @ gmail dot com

  18. Marcy Able says:

    I would love to participate in the Santa Swap. If you need anything else from me email me – I’m still sick and my brain is still foggy… so I might not have done what I wa supposed to on this comment:)

  19. Rita A says:

    How fun. I can’t wait!

    drala625 at yahoo dot com

  20. Brie Hernandez says:

    I am interested. My email is bdelaughter (at) hotmail (dot) com I am from texas and my blog is

  21. brenbren says:

    count me in!
    brenbren13 (at) ymail (dot) com

  22. Lin says:

    Count me in! I had a blast participating in the halloween swap. I just wish I could have sent so much more, lol.

    I cant wait, I love christmas!

    hollygolightly0831 (at) gmail (dot) com

  23. Kekibird says:

    I’m here from Michelle’s page at Flying Giggles and Lollipops. I’d like to join.

    whybother.kekibird (at) gmail (dot) com

  24. The Worthys says:

    I’M IN!! This is going to be FUN!


  25. Heather M says:

    I would love to participate
    hmahan_0529 @ yahoo dot com

    Thanks Shannon!

  26. Erica says:

    Me too!! count me in erica_haggins(at)hotmail(dot)com

  27. LyndiLou says:

    Yay!!! This will be so much fun!!! *:D* I’m in!!!

    beaverloadingnun (at) msn (dot) com

  28. Katrina says:

    I would love to participate, this sounds like fun!
    tinymansmom (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

  29. Cathy R. says:

    I would love to join the Santa Swap!

    SnowWhitesBlogShop at yahoo dot com

  30. Sounds like a lot of fun. I’d love to sign up.

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  31. I’m definitely in this one, too. I had so much fun with the Halloween swap!! Thank you for all the work you did with the swap, you are amazing!!


  32. Kalle says:

    What a fun idea. This will be my first swap and I’m so looking forward to it.

  33. Brandy says:

    I’m in. Sad I missed your Halloween swap. My email is bdotydoty(at)yahoo(dot)com and you can see my blogs at: and

  34. Mandee Dover says:

    I am so excited to do this swap!! Swaps make me happy and christmas makes me even happier!
    I look forward to hearing from you.

    dover 381 at yahoo dot com

  35. kimberly says:

    I would love to participate!

    kimberly (at) oh-my-baby (dot) com

    http://oh-my-baby-gifts. blogspot. com

  36. Andrea says:

    Count me in!

    andrea (at) lilkidthings (dot) com

  37. I would ♥ to participate:) I am just kind of wondering how it works etc. Thanks!

  38. Kitty says:

    This sounds like fun! Please count me in.

  39. Kitty says:

    opps, I did read about entering the email, but I hit the submit button before I realized I had entered it wrong. Sorry.

  40. Kayla says:

    You know you can count me in!!

    TheEclecticElement AT yahoo DOT com

  41. Kim says:

    sounds like great fun! kimmy.may{at}gmail{dot}com

  42. Debbie says:

    I’d love to play along again.

    My email is sprtygal10(at)aol(dot)com

  43. I’m in! I love Christmas!! I had your “wrong”button on my blog…having problems getting the corrected one to work…thanks! Looking forward to the swap!

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  45. Kristy H says:

    I’d love to participate! I had so much fun doing the Halloween Swap!

    jellibeenz1978 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Kristy H

  46. Becca says:

    Me me!! 🙂 sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

  47. Launi says:

    Yep! I would love to be included.

    Launi (at) GraciousRain (dot) com


  48. Rachel Sue says:

    I would love to participate! This sounds like so much fun!

    trappedandscreaming (at) gmail (dot) com

  49. Aggie says:

    Had so much fun with the Halloween Blog Or Treat. I defintely want to be in the Santa Swap

  50. pam says:

    I sent you an email, but I thought I would let you know here too.

    I am in!

    Pam @ Country Mouse, City Mouse

  51. Heather McD says:

    I’ m in


  52. I would love to participator in this too! joyfulgirlnaturals(at)gmail (dot)(com)

  53. Audrey says:

    Is it too late to sign up?

    audreyscountrycrafts at gmail dot com

  54. Sandy S says:

    I would love to particpate!

  55. Laurie says:

    Is it too late? I’m guessing it is…

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