Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Join in for a Secret Santa - handmade style!

Well, well, what have we here?
A little 'secret Santa' handmade type thing!!
Registrations have just opened for ANYONE in 
Australia & New Zealand 
to participate in the 

The Give & Take is the brain child of Ange, who is the 
tell-it-how-it-is Mother/blogger from the delightful blog
Ange has made this whole Kris Kringle thing to inject money into the 
handmade community and I think it is a brilliant idea.
Here is a little more about how it works, straight from Ange. ...

a secret santa styled gift swap open to absolutely anyone (in Australia or New Zealand) but dedicated 100% to handmade!

THE OBJECTIVE ... To inject cash flow into the handmade community that would not have normally been spent.


1:  You MUST buy your 'Give' from a handmade designer based in either NZ or Australia
2:  You MUST spend at least $50 (in your local currency) including trackable postage
3:  You MUST ensure your gift is delivered to your 'Taker' before December 14, 2012 
4:  If you are a handmade designer yourself you are welcome to include some of your own wares (in fact I encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to do so) but your spend MUST be with another designer.
5:  Open to New Zealand and Australian residents ONLY.


See the image below ... click on it ... print it off ... think about it ... research the likes of MadeItFelt and NZ Handmade and get excited about what amazing gifts you could be given ... email me your responses BEFORE midnight September 14, 2012.

Remember that your three most coveted items are ONLY a guide so that your Giver has an idea of your tastes.  With that info and your style description they will then scour the handmade community to match a gift to the same.  They MAY buy a product you have suggested.  They also MAY NOT ... all part of the fun of receiving a gift from someone you don't know.

If you have any questions you are welcome to join the facebook group ... Yes Dear's Give & Take ... 
A place for 'Givers' to discreetly find out details about 'Takers' and for 'Takers' to offer up hints of their handmade loves to their 'Givers'. Currently this is an open group but as of September 14 it will be restricted to registered Givers ONLY.  Throughout the three months there are going to be secret giveaways available to this group only.

Thank you to everyone who is taking part .... I am so excited about this initiative ... not to mention all of the giveaways that will be taking place ... 

Right! On that note I need a tall G & T of the liquid variety ... feel free to join me.

Angela xxx

Ange is so funny! 
If you would like to register, please head on over to The Lady That Blogs (aka Ange)
and sign up to get lots of handmade loveliness in your mailbox.
Marley & Lockyer and I will be there with Christmas bells on!!!
Ness xx


  1. Replies
    1. It is such a good cause, promoting quality handmade...and you know I'm up for that!
      Ness xx

  2. Replies
    1. Yep Kay, it's 15 and a half weeks away!....now I have scared you ;0)
      Ness xx


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