Wahoo. It’s the holiday season! After such a successful secret Santa exchange last year, I’ve decided to host another #BlogSantaExchange.
What is #BlogSantaExchange?
It’s a secret Santa gift exchange among bloggers! You will be given a blogger and will secretly send them a present you know a blogger will love. Naturally, you’ll get a sweet present from another blogger as well! This is an opportunity to meet new blogging friends, give and receive a present a blogger would love, and enjoy the Christmas season with fellow bloggers!
How does the exchange work?
RSVP to the exchange
RSVP through Elfster.com– it’s free. Add your physical and email address to your profile so someone can send you a gift. Also, make sure to list your website. Only the person who has you will be able to see this information. Unfortunately, due to shipping expenses this gift exchange is only open to USA residents.
Elftster is a great app, it is the best one out there for organizing large group gift exchanges. However, there are a few unnecessary features. It is not require to create a wish list or complete any of the other prompts the site might give you.
Receive a name
Once registration has closed (November 24th) Elfster will draw names. You will get an email with your person’s name on November 25th.
Get to know your blogger.
Chat with your person using Elfster’s secret questions (found in the left hand sidebar under Secret Q&A). Ask them for a link to their blog and social media accounts. Get to know them – secretly!
Send a gift
The theme is bloggers so pick out a gift that you think a blogger will enjoy! You can send a physical gift or a digital gift. The spending limit is $30. Please make sure your gift arrives to your blogger by December 18th – in time for the party! Sshhh… remember, it’s a secret!
I’ve even made a snazzy letterhead for you to include with the gift you send – that way they know why the gift is coming. Simply print it off, write a whole bunch of blog compliments down in the provided lines and send it away.
The #BlogSantaExchange Party
Party Details: On December 18th, take a picture of the gift your recieved and post it to your favorite social media account (Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram) and hashtag it #BlogSantaExchange.
Sometime during the day long party, go ahead and reveal yourself to the person you gave your gift to, and do the following…
Give the gift of Blog Love
The second part of the #BlogSantaExchange is to give the gift of blog love. You give this part aft You chose how you want to do it: pin your person’s content, leave a comment or two on their blog, or promote them via social media. Don’t forget to let them know you’re their Secret Santa, again using the hashtag #BlogSantaExchange.
What are you waiting for? RSVP Don’t forget, the deadline to sign up is November 24th!
Feel free to invite any of your blog friends!