Cold Hands, Warm Hearts Swap

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 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

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!!


  1. November 3, 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. November 3, 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. November 3, 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. November 3, 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
    November 3, 2010 / 10:52 pm

    I’m in!! I’m in!!

  6. November 3, 2010 / 10:54 pm

    Great idea ladies! You know I’m in 🙂

  7. November 3, 2010 / 10:56 pm

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

  8. November 3, 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. November 3, 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. November 3, 2010 / 11:37 pm

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

  11. November 3, 2010 / 11:40 pm

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

  12. November 4, 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. November 4, 2010 / 1:12 am

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

  14. November 4, 2010 / 5:11 am

    I am so in!!!!!

  15. November 4, 2010 / 7:09 am

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

  16. November 4, 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. November 4, 2010 / 7:30 am

    I am SO in!!!!!!!
    Off to email you right now!!!!! 😀

  18. November 4, 2010 / 7:31 am

    this is so lovely. i’m in!

  19. November 4, 2010 / 7:32 am

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

  20. November 4, 2010 / 8:14 am

    i’m so excited about this 🙂 great idea!

  21. November 4, 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. November 4, 2010 / 8:23 am

    Oh! this will be so fun! im excited!

  23. November 4, 2010 / 8:33 am

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

  24. November 4, 2010 / 9:00 am

    Count me in! I sent you an email. 🙂

  25. November 4, 2010 / 9:02 am

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

  26. November 4, 2010 / 9:04 am

    I love this idea!!! Count me in 🙂

  27. Julie
    November 4, 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!!!

  28. November 4, 2010 / 9:40 am

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

  29. November 4, 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!

  30. November 4, 2010 / 11:47 am

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

  31. November 4, 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! 🙂

  32. November 4, 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!

  33. November 4, 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! 🙂

  34. November 4, 2010 / 12:30 pm

    So excited to do this! What a lovely swap 🙂

  35. November 4, 2010 / 1:00 pm

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

  36. November 4, 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!

  37. November 4, 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!

  38. November 4, 2010 / 3:19 pm

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

  39. November 4, 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 🙂

  40. November 4, 2010 / 5:02 pm

    This sounds lovely! Count me in!

  41. Mandy
    November 4, 2010 / 5:12 pm

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

  42. Mandy
    November 4, 2010 / 5:15 pm

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

  43. November 4, 2010 / 7:38 pm

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

  44. November 4, 2010 / 9:19 pm

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

  45. November 4, 2010 / 10:25 pm

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

  46. November 4, 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…


  47. November 5, 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.

  48. November 5, 2010 / 12:23 am

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

  49. November 5, 2010 / 2:20 am

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

  50. ChantaleP
    November 5, 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!

  51. November 5, 2010 / 9:32 am

    This is sooo cool! I love stuff like this!

    So excited to be apart of it!

    Thank you!

    – Tara

  52. November 5, 2010 / 12:22 pm

    The idea already warms my heart 🙂 Too sweet!

  53. November 5, 2010 / 1:10 pm

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

    Thanks for hosting!

  54. November 5, 2010 / 2:55 pm

    I wish I heard about this before it were too late! 🙁

  55. November 6, 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

  56. November 8, 2010 / 10:33 am

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

  57. November 9, 2010 / 9:24 pm

    wow… missed that one.

    shoot 🙁

    next year, I guess!

  58. November 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! :]

  59. December 6, 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!

  60. December 7, 2010 / 12:33 am

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

  61. October 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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