07 October 2012

Annual Christmas Ornament Swap


Its that time of the year again! For the annual Christmas Ornament Swap!

At this time of the year it is very easy to become overloaded! That is why we have made this swap as easy as possible for this time of the year! It’s a very small swap.. so small in fact, that it’s made to hang from a Christmas tree… and one could be on your Christmas tree if you’d like to join us!!
The swap is open to all those with a blog or a facebook page in New Zealand and anywhere else in the world
To participate you must be willing to mail overseas and honour your swap commitment.
The details: All players will be allocated one (only) swap partner. You will send directly to your partner and they will send directly to you.
You will make and send only one gorgeous handcrafted Christmas tree ornament and one lovely Christmas Card for your partner . The ornament should be made to hang on a Christmas tree and should be handmade by you with love and care. Make something special that you would love to receive yourself. Please do not cut out a paper star and send it to your partner.)

Here is a link of a few of the ornaments sent from last years swap
All ornaments must be mailed by the 30th November and should be suitable to send in the mail. Postage to overseas will need to be sent by Airmail, so our partners receive their gifts by Christmas day to hang on their tree.

New Zealand Handmade will post links to more ornaments and some tutorials throughout October and November and some finished ideas just in case you need some extra inspiration. Once you start receiving your swaps we will add them to a flickr album for all to see! Please remember to take a photo of your ornament before you post it.

You may like to check out my Pinterest  Board  - Tis The Season - for some motivation and I have included some tutorial links here as well - 



So…. if you would like to receive a small tree ornament handmade especially for you by another friendly maker sign up now! 
Please take the button from the sidebar (or from the top of this post) to add to your blog or to advertise on your facebook page and let’s have some fun adding to and making our Christmas trees the best ever this Christmas!
Sign ups will take place here until 28th October.
To sign up please leave a comment on this post to say that you want to join our swap. **Be sure of this before you commit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!**
Then please also send an email to joy at kazzalblue dot com with your
                     Real Name, 
                     Full mailing address (in English set out as on an envelope), 
                     Email address, 
                     Blog name
                     Blog URL
                     Facebook Page / name
**Please make sure you email me this info to be entered into the swap.**
Partners will be allocated the week after sign-ups have closed. Sign ups are open now!

Happy Creating!


  1. Love this creative and crafty version of secret Santa! I am in too! :)

  2. Ooo....exciting....GOing to start planning & organising RIGHT NOW! xx

    1. Hi Anna, You sound all organised:) Can you send through an email with your details please so I can enter you in the swap. Thanks, Joy

  3. This sounds lovely.I'd like to be included please!

    1. Thanks Judy - we'd love to have you join us. Just send me an email please with all your information. The details are at the bottom of the Xmas swap post:)

  4. Keen to be in! Just about to send email with info. :)

  5. I would love to join in with this swap :)

  6. I'd love to be included in this swap, may I join please?

  7. I'd love to join in! I'll send you an email

  8. This sounds fun - please count me in!

  9. I love these kind of things!! Count me in!

  10. I think this is such a wonderful idea. I would love to join.


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