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Update: Thanks to all that are participating!  Sign-ups are now closed!!

The SWAP is finally here!  Much Love, Illy and I have been scheming and planning for this for quite some time now (OK, maybe just the past few weeks) and we’re so excited to finally SHARE IT WITH YOU ALL!  All the details you will need to know to sign up for the swap are below, so please READ ON AND READ CAREFULLY!

About the Exchange:

The Cold Hands, Warm Hearts Swap is a swap created to keep your hands warm as Winter approaches and the weather gets colder.  It’s also a way for bloggers to make new friends across the blog-world.  Doesn’t your heart get warm when you make new friends?  Your package should include a pair of gloves AND any other items you think your partner would like!  You can never have too many pairs of cute gloves and who doesn’t love getting some extra unexpected goodies in their packages too?  Please make sure your package is made from the heart! :)

Swap Partners:

We will pair you up with one partner that you will send your package to and receive from.  Our hope is that you will gain a new friend from this!


If you live outside of the U.S., you will be paired with someone from a different country. If you live within the U.S. please let us know if you are willing to ship outside of the U.S.  We think it’d be fun to receive items from different countries, but we understand that shipping may be more costly.


Sign ups will remain open until November 11, 2010, so you have one week to enter.  We will email your swap partners to you on November 15, 2010.  Please have your package sent out by December 1, 2010 (you could totally take advantage of Black Friday sales!)  We would really like it if you could blog about the items you received in your package as well as send some link love to your swap partner/new friend!  Starting on December 7, 2010 you will be able to link up your blog post on Much Love, Illy so we can all see what everyone received!


1) You must have an active blog to participate.
2) Please try to spend around $25-$30 on your gloves + other item(s).  If you decide to hand make gloves or other items, please make sure the total worth of package is still within this amount.
3) If you decide to join, PLEASE make sure you meet all time commitments and can send a heartfelt package. :)
4) We are capping the swap at 100 bloggers, so please make sure to sign up as soon as possible!

How to Sign Up:

Send an email to coldhandswarmheartsswap@gmail.com with the following information by November 11, 2010.  You will receive an email confirmation so you will know if you made it into the swap (100 person limit).

Blog URL:
Email Address:
Snail Mail Address:
If you live in the US are you willing to ship overseas?
What are your favorite colors?
What are your top 3 favorite things in the whole wide world?

Spread the Word:

It would be lovely if you could help spread the word about the swap! Please grab a button and post it on your blog!

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If you have any questions/concerns, please don’t hesitate to email us at coldhandswarmheartsswap@gmail.com.

We’re so excited about this swap and we hope this is fun for everyone!  If you need some glove/mitten ideas, check out this post that much love, illy wrote!  Feel free to leave a comment if you’re joining in on the swap so everyone can see who is participating!

Update: Thanks to all that are participating!  Sign-ups are now closed!!

80 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Krysten
    Nov 03, 2010 @ 9:37 pm

    Gah I wish I could join in! If money wasn’t so tight I totally would. Sounds like lots of fun!

  2. Michelle
    Nov 03, 2010 @ 9:58 pm

    Ahh! This sounds amazing! I wish I could send things that I’ve made (i.e. making gloves and scarves) instead of having to go out and buy things because I am very tight on money because of student loans. This sounds very very very fun! :)

  3. Paloma
    Nov 03, 2010 @ 10:50 pm

    i’m in!! can’t wait to be matched up with one of you lovelies and spread the warmth. thanks sandy & illy for bringing this FAB idea to life!! xx

  4. Danielle Jeanne
    Nov 03, 2010 @ 10:52 pm

    I’m in!
    We’re tight on money right now, too, but my partner is going to get some lovely handmade goodies!!

  5. Caroline
    Nov 03, 2010 @ 10:52 pm

    I’m in!! I’m in!!

  6. Alison
    Nov 03, 2010 @ 10:54 pm

    Great idea ladies! You know I’m in :)

  7. Elisse
    Nov 03, 2010 @ 10:56 pm

    Hurray hurray hurray! So glad I signed up for this! Thank you for creating and hosting this swap :D

  8. Lori
    Nov 03, 2010 @ 10:58 pm

    Yay!! I’m so in! This is going to be so much fun! I love sending stuff off to people! :-)

  9. Hana K.
    Nov 03, 2010 @ 11:16 pm

    It’s nice of you guys to get this together in time for the colder seasons :) It’s a sweet swap~ I’m in too!

  10. Amy
    Nov 03, 2010 @ 11:37 pm

    This sounds like a fab idea. I’m definitely in! =)

  11. e.day
    Nov 03, 2010 @ 11:40 pm

    yayy! i emailed it! i’m so excited, i LOVE swaps :)

  12. Connie
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 12:58 am

    I would totally join too if I wasn’t strapped for cash right now. BUT I LOVE THE IDEA OF PEN/PACKAGE PALS!!

  13. Miss Angie
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 1:12 am

    This sounds like so much fun, I’m definitely in!

  14. Emily
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 5:11 am

    I am so in!!!!!

  15. Michelle
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 7:09 am

    Love you both so much! SUCH a great idea <333

  16. Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia}
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 7:24 am

    Getting ready to send the email now! I haven’t participated in a swap in a long time…now I’ve got 2 that I’m super excited about! Lots of thanks to you & Ilene for putting this together!

    love },

  17. Ms. Megan
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 7:30 am

    I am SO in!!!!!!!
    Off to email you right now!!!!! :D

  18. lou
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 7:31 am

    this is so lovely. i’m in!

  19. Piper
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 7:32 am

    Such a fantastic idea!! You guys are so creative!! I’m in :)

  20. beth
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 8:14 am

    i’m so excited about this :) great idea!

  21. girlofnorway
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 8:20 am

    I’m in!

    What a great idea! :)
    Now I guess I have to write some of my posts in english, If I’m so lucky to have some readers over the world :)

  22. Morgan
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 8:23 am

    Oh! this will be so fun! im excited!

  23. small burst
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 8:33 am

    oooh, i’m in….I love this. See what happens when 2 creative minds come together? Great things!!

  24. nicole
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 8:38 am

  25. Annette Rose
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 9:00 am

    Count me in! I sent you an email. :)

  26. Becky
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 9:02 am

    I am in! I love cold weather because of it’s cozy accessories :)

  27. Maddy
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 9:04 am

    I love this idea!!! Count me in :)

  28. JessaZG
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 9:16 am


  29. Jamie {inspiredmess}
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 9:25 am

    How fun!!!! I’m in!!!

  30. Julie
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 9:31 am

    Another reason why I should start blogging…. What a great idea you two!! I can’t wait to read about some of the swaps!!!

  31. Megan
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 9:40 am

    So much fun! I’m so in! E-mailing now!

  32. carla de leon
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 9:42 am

    i’m in!!! just sent you the e-mail! sooo excited!


  33. jacqueline
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 9:52 am

    Dearest sweet sandy, sounds like a very wonderful swap. :) So glad to know that everything is coming together. Have alovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

  34. Amanda
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 11:47 am

    I hope I make it in! I would love to participate!

  35. Marybeth
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 12:03 pm

    I hope I’m in! I love this kind of stuff! How fun and what a great way to meet new people! :)

  36. Ashley @ HoneysuckleChic.com
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 12:06 pm

    This is an ADORABLE idea! Very cute concept for “blog lovin” and sharng piece of one’s little holidays w/another! Love it!

  37. Grace Hester
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 12:17 pm

    Count me in!

  38. MIchele Lee
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 12:20 pm

    I just sent you an email. Wooo hoooo! I’m so excited for this! I will be blogging about this soon to share the love and will be placing your button on the post! :)

  39. Dawn {The Alternative Wife}
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 12:24 pm

    LOVE this idea! You guys are amazing!!! :)

  40. Molly
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 12:30 pm

    So excited to do this! What a lovely swap :)

  41. Melissa
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 1:00 pm

    I’m totally in! And this will be my first swap! Can’t wait!

  42. Ivana | Love Ardently
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 1:02 pm

    what a great idea, sandy! money has been really tight for us lately, but i’m considering to join the swap!

  43. Diana
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 1:39 pm

    I’m in! Can I request mittens only though, and no gloves? Gloves make my fingers look even more sausage like.

    Emailing right now!

  44. Laura
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 3:19 pm

    I am totally in! I think this is an adorable idea!!

  45. Krystal/Village
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 4:34 pm

    Aw this is such a cute idea!!! I would totally do it but shipping to Switzerland is ridiculous, I must spare people the injustice :)

  46. flora
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 4:52 pm

  47. Kelly
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 5:02 pm

    This sounds lovely! Count me in!

  48. Mandy
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 5:12 pm

    i wanna do this! i emailed! i don’t have a blog though i hope i can still do it!

  49. Mandy
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 5:15 pm

    oh i missed the first rule about having an active blog :( nevermind then i guess.

  50. Bianca
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 7:38 pm

    What an awesome idea! That button is so so cute.

  51. Kai Mercado
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 9:19 pm

    What a fun and amazing Idea! I am putting the button on my blog asap

  52. Lacretia
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 10:25 pm

    I LOVE this idea! I hope I’m not too late to join!

  53. Sofia
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 11:12 pm

    I’ve always wanted to be part of a swap! this is simply amazing!! Thanks for doing this!! <3 Yei!! Can't wait to know who my partners is…


  54. Margaret
    Nov 04, 2010 @ 11:27 pm

    This is gonna be fun. Im in. About to blog about this right now

  55. Brandi
    Nov 05, 2010 @ 12:07 am

    Sandy, this is such a fantastic swap idea. I would so love to participate, but money has been a real issue lately (they don’t pay grad students much…at all). Right now, I’m still saving to make sure I can cover the basics. Next year, I’m in for certain.

  56. annie
    Nov 05, 2010 @ 12:23 am

    Wonderful Idea!!!! I wish I could join, but don’t have $. :(

  57. Barbie
    Nov 05, 2010 @ 2:20 am

    Just found out about this. I hope I made it it. Placing the button on my sidebar!

  58. ChantaleP
    Nov 05, 2010 @ 6:10 am

    Sandy, great idea! Ooh, just read the tweet where there’s only 12 spaces left. Hope I got one of those spaces! Have a great weekend!

  59. Tara @ This Military Mama
    Nov 05, 2010 @ 9:32 am

    This is sooo cool! I love stuff like this!

    So excited to be apart of it!

    Thank you!

    - Tara

  60. Anaiz
    Nov 05, 2010 @ 12:22 pm

    The idea already warms my heart :) Too sweet!

  61. ren
    Nov 05, 2010 @ 1:10 pm

    I hope I am not too late to join- found you via Dancing Brandflakes.

    Thanks for hosting!

  62. Anna
    Nov 05, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

    I wish I heard about this before it were too late! :(

  63. sarah
    Nov 06, 2010 @ 7:45 am

    what a cute idea! so sad i found out about it just now! :(

    i’ve been a bad blogger this week

  64. Kel
    Nov 08, 2010 @ 10:33 am

    OH NO!!! I sent an email not reading the rest, I soooo want to do this…..

  65. Kirby
    Nov 09, 2010 @ 9:24 pm

    wow… missed that one.

    shoot :(

    next year, I guess!

  66. em jae
    Nov 29, 2010 @ 6:20 pm

    Aw man! I just stumbled across this — what a fun idea! I’m bummed sign-ups are closed already…. I’ll have to remember it next year! :]

  67. heidi
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 2:53 pm

    I just found this too! Sad it’s closed now, I want to join next year too :) Sounds like a really cool idea!

  68. Olivia
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 12:33 am

    will there be another round of this!? I’m so bummed I missed out!

  69. Deborah @ Dappled Sky
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 7:09 am

    Hi… I’ve shared your lovely idea on my new arty craftsy sharing site http://dappledsky
    …I’m sitting in the studio in Old Blighty – with a fleece blanket wrapped round my shoulders for some warmth, so some lovely gloves would be wonderful.
    Fingerless ones would be ideal for bloggers – otherwise how would we hit the keys :)

    - vcoioil idea hop[e it ctacvhesw ion ( with gloves)

    – cool idea, hope it catches on :) (without gloves)

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