OK, I am going to take the plunge and have tried to consolidate several holiday swap suggestions into one swap and still keep it manageable. This swap would be for 3 Christmas/Holiday items for your swap partner. You can state what your preferred Holiday decorating theme is (such as trees, snowmen, nutcrackers, snowglobes, sleighs, gingerbread items, santas, candy canes, angels ... however you decorate for the holidays ... or just ask to be surprised). The 3 items would be:
1) 1 Ornament (homemade, hand-decorated, or store bought),
2) 1 handwritten recipe for a favorite holiday dish,
3) 1 small garden-related item with a Holiday/Christmas/New Year's tie-in, if possible. This can be bought or homemade (perhaps something like a green trowel or garden implement with a holiday bow tied around it, red and green gardening gloves, seeds of something red and green, magnets, small painted rock (since we're into that now), note cards, recipe cards -- whatever strikes your fancy. It doesn't have to be red and green necessarily ... swappers can state their holiday decorating color preference along with the theme, if they want to.
Price is up to you but I would say we could do this easily for no more than $20. Thirty lashes with a wet noodle if you go way too far over that, but kudos if you pull it off under that amount. The idea is to be creative and have fun. :-)
If there is enough interest, I will start a sign-up thread around the middle of October, partners to be assigned by November 10th and mailing no later than December 1.