January 5, 2011

the 2011 valentine card swap is here!



I've been anxiously awaiting the opportunity to announce our second annual Valentine Card Swap. The 2010 V-Day Swap was such a hit, that I've been looking forward to this for months - not to mention, I'm still riding the high of having my mailbox stuffed full of Christmas cards and other holiday goodness. I don't know about you, but I'm not ready to say au revoir to lovely and creative correspondence - keep the cards coming, is my motto!

---- SWAP GUIDELINES ----

+ If you'd like to participate, please leave a comment and email carina(at)crowandcanary(dot)com, by Tuesday, January 25th at midnight PST:

Please include the following information -
- name

- mailing address
- email address
- blog/website (not required)
- willing to swap with international partners?

+ You'll be notified of your swap partners on Monday, February 1st via email - depending on the turnout, you may have as many as four partners.

+ Cards should be mailed no later than Monday, February 7th.

+ I would love to see a focus on sending handmade paper goods, but don't want to exclude any non-crafty types. I'll simply say, I'm in the business of supporting and spreading the word about amazing indie designers. So, if you have the choice between a Hallmark card or a card from your local letterpress printer I humbly encourage you to choose the latter! If you need help finding great shops near you, that sell cards from talented independent designers - please feel free to email me. There's always Etsy too!

+ The idea of the swap is to connect with people, so please be sure to write a little 'hello', favorite quote/recipe, or whatever else strikes your fancy. The intention is not to send blank cards for later use, but for recipients to enjoy now.

+ Swap is open to residents of all countries!

+ If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me directly at carina(at)crowandcanary(dot)com

*I removed the sign up widget, as too many people were getting error messages. Please email contact information, if you have yet to sign up.

80 comments:

  1. Signed up! Yay yay yay! (Can you tell I'm excited?)

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  2. I'm in, last year was so much fun! Thanks!

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  3. Can't wait! I still have the cards I received in last year's swap. Thanks for hosting this again!

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  4. Can't wait to participate again this year!!

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  5. excited for the hearts and sparkles and kindness!

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  6. I'd love to sign-up! I'm not sure that the "widget" worked for me but, if it didn't, please just let me know and I'll be happy to try again.

    This was so much fun last year, thanks for hosting again!

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  7. Yay!!! Call me silly, but I've been hoping you'd do it again! :)

    I submitted but it said no CAPTCHA recorded... what does that mean?

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  8. Count me in! I love that you do this Carina, it's SO fun!!

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  9. Just entered and I'm looking forward once again!

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  10. Signed up earlier, but had issues with the widget. Sent you an email :) Super excited for the swap!

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  11. Definitely signing up! Thank you so much for setting this up for us!

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  12. I signed up, thanks for organizing! My little guy did this for Christmas last year (with my help) and it was so fun. Now it's my turn. =)

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  13. I love a good swap!!! I got the best valentines last year thanks for reminding me to sign up!!!

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  14. can't wait!!! someone's gonna get some letterpress love from me this year :)

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  15. Just signed up! Last year was so fun :)

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  16. Signed up :). Now I have an excuse to use sample sheets to make one-off goodness.

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  17. Had fun last year! Can't wait!

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  18. Last year's swap was great! Thanks for doing this once again. :)

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  19. signing up right now and will post it on my blog in the next few days. :)

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  20. Did this with Christmas ornaments once.
    looking forward to creating some love

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  21. ha! a friend just alerted me to your card swap -- i'm hosting one of my own! i'd love to participate in yours too. [and in case you want to come over to mine as well -- who doesn't love more mail?? -- check it out here: http://the-stationery-place.blogspot.com/2011/01/handmade-valentine-swap.html]

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  22. All signed up and ready to go! Super excited!

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  23. all signed up-- excited to join this year!

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  24. This looks like fun. Signed up!

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  25. Looking forward to my first time.Maria

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  26. Can't wait! Just sent you an email!

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  27. Yep, you can count me in on this for sure! - Rich

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  28. Yay Valentimes! Great idea Carina! Thanks for organizing this!

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  29. Hello, I am signing up & looking forward to it.
    Thank you, Carina, for hosting the swap. Veronika

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  30. Hi Carina,
    I'm in! Thanks for doing this, this will be my first swap!
    -Kamal

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  31. Sent my sign-up info to you. Thanks for another V-Day swap!

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  32. this is too fun NOT to be a part of! thanks for organizing this! :)

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  33. I just found out about this in the nick of time! I would love to participate - please count me in!

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  34. Woo hoo - I just signed up! Hope it's not too late!!

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  35. Carina - Just sent you my info - don't know how I missed the earlier announcement - sorry to be tardy

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  36. so glad i saw @weheartpaper's tweet about this. count me in!

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  37. Hey Carina - count me in too! Sounds fun :)

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  38. Just in time!! I'd love to be signed up!
    http://www.wearethisclose.blogspot.com/

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  39. Just signed up! This is an AWESOME idea.

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  40. Ooo, I am looking forward to this! Emailing you, Carina.

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  41. Oh, the chance to get something other than bills, junk mail or tax information in the mail? Sign me up!

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  42. Sounds great! Can't wait!

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  43. This sounds like so much fun! Sign me up!

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  44. OMG! I did one of these in 2007 and haven't done one since! I'm SO excited!

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  45. Yes Mail Mail! Love this Idea ~ So many ideas!

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  46. Sign me up! Also, reminding folks that many indie designers design for zazzle and their art is printed on GORGEOUS art gallery quality cards. :) My favorite Zazzle artists are at http://zazzlegallery.blogspot.com/ :)

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  47. Fun fun! Sending an e-mail now with m info!

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  48. Thank you for organizing this exciting swap! I am soo looking forward to sending and receiving Valentines Day treats!

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  49. I would love to participate. Sending you my email asap. swak!

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  50. Oooh... sending email right now! I'd love to participate! ``Wende

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  51. This is such a great idea! Yay! Julia

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  52. I love this idea! Just signed up. :)

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  53. Yes, yes, yes.....my email is on the way!

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  54. Just signed up! Love this idea!

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  55. Lili & Lee JayJanuary 26, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    You know we're in! But just wanted to officially holla on your blog. :)

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  56. this is such a clever idea! <3 it! too bad I saw this after the deadline!

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  57. Saw this too late...but love the idea!

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  58. sent all 4 cards out with the morning post, thanks for the lovely idea, cant wait to see what i get :)

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