Introducing the Odd Honey Swap!


For a long time, I've been wanting to set up a swap through my blog. Back when I was deep in the Newsies fandom, I'd set up a swap for Valentine's Day each year, so fans would get to connect with one another and get some cute goodies on Valentine's Day. It was a lot of fun and we all made friends and got some fun experiences getting mail! I wanted to bring that back, so I'm introducing a new swap, happening every other month, specifically, every odd month.

How does it work?
♥︎ Sign up by filling out this survey!
♥︎ Wait for me to email you with your partner's info.
♥︎ Chat it up with your swap partner over email!
♥︎ Put together a package for your swap partner based on the current odd honey prompt: love letters!
♥︎ Send it out to your partner by the deadline, March 7!
♥︎ Wait for your goodies in the mail.
♥︎ Enjoy & share photos on twitter and instagram using the hashtag #oddhoneyswap

So here's the deal with the prompt for March: It's love letters! The prompt includes 6 challenges to incorporate into what you send to your swap partner.


A love letter to your swap buddy, a love letter to yourself (because it's important to love yourself!), your favorite music, your favorite book, some snacks to love, and some supplies for future love letters! Do you have to write a literal love letter? No-- you can interpret these prompts however you like.

Some ideas:
♥︎ a mixtape CD of your favorite songs ♥︎ pretty envelopes ♥︎ poetry ♥︎ a playlist of songs that are basically the soundtrack of your favorite book ♥︎ some pens to write love letters with ♥︎ a collage of words that describe your cool swap partner ♥︎ a list of things you like about yourself ♥︎ a copy of your favorite book ♥︎ some snacks for your lovely swap partner to munch on ♥︎ some cute cards for love letters ♥︎ an illustration of your favorite book ♥︎ stickers! ♥︎ a link or QR code to your 8tracks playlist ♥︎ an excerpt from your favorite book ♥︎ a list of your favorite books and why ♥︎ a painting of yourself as a superhero ♥︎ washi tape and glitter ♥︎ 

Rules:

♥︎ There's a $20 limit (excluding shipping) on packages.
♥︎ This swap is open internationally, and swappers in the US may choose whether or not they want to swap internationally. Higher postage rates, but you get to make a friend from another country!
♥︎ Everyone gets one swap partner and you guys are mutual swaps, meaning you have each other :)
♥︎ Be respectful of allergies and other restrictions.
♥︎ Send your package out on time!
♥︎ Be sure to use the proper amount of postage.
♥︎ If for any reason you can't follow through on the swap, contact both me and your partner immediately!
♥︎ You have to sign up for each swap separately since most people can't commit to multiple swaps at once. 

Are you ready for the Odd Honey Swap? Sign up here by January 31

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20 comments:

  1. Cute! I'd love to join in for the next go-round. :-)

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  2. This is such a great idea, I'm not sure if I'll be able to join in on this round but I'll definitely go for the next one xoxo

    ♥ Cateaclysmic ♥

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  3. This is such an incredible idea! Singed up!

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  4. Wow, I'm surprised at the article where about more diverse schools and still disappointing stats regarding diversity. I guess everyone is just too scared to talk about it, which is why we still have such a huge problem with microaggressions everywhere. I'm hoping that schools around the country will be proactive in doing something about this--especially with all of the racism issues rising up around the country.

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  5. I'm so excited to have you! Tell your friends :) It'll be more fun if we have a bunch of people in it.

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  6. I'm excited to see you next time around, Cate! It should be super fun :)

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  7. Excellent! I can't wait until this swap gets off the ground :)

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  8. AWESOME idea! If I don't join this round, I want to join the next (I'm horrible at sending packages).

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  9. I hope you join us-- It will be tons of fun!

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  10. I'm super excited! I purposely put a long timeline (over a full month) to help people who struggle :)

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  11. This sounds fun! I don't think I'll be able to participate this time around, but if you decide to do it again I'm in!

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  12. Sounds fun! Signed up! I can't wait!!

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  13. Thanks for joining us-- it should be a lot of fun!

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  14. It'll be happening every other month-- I hope you can join in in the future!

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  15. Hey Natalie! The next round of sign ups for the oddhoneyswap has started! http://www.harperhoney.com/2015/03/oddhoneyswap-may-sign-ups.html

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  16. Hey Joie, the next round is starting up! Info and Signups here > http://www.harperhoney.com/2015/03/oddhoneyswap-may-sign-ups.html

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  17. Hey Cate, we're doing another round! Sign Ups and info: http://www.harperhoney.com/2015/03/oddhoneyswap-may-sign-ups.html

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  18. Hey Brenda, we're doing sign ups for the next round right now! http://www.harperhoney.com/2015/03/oddhoneyswap-may-sign-ups.html

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