Secret Santas: Books And Cards
November 6, 2011 24 Comments
I know, Christmas is not quite around the corner, but with November now under way, it is already on some people’s minds. And if you want to send out a special gift to your fellow book bloggers, now is the time to sign up for a Secret Santa or two.
This is what I found around the blogs. Something for everyone!
Book Blogger Holiday Swap
The Book Blogger Holiday Swap is a Secret Santa event for book bloggers. Your gift should be a book, a journal or bookmark, a box of Christmas
cookies, a mixed CD, a crafty homemade gift, etc.
You can participate in the swap at two levels, and $20/7€/£6 is the minimum value expected for each package. To make everyone more comfortable, you may also send a gently used book if your “santee” is happy to receive one.
This seems like a great event. I know last year lots of my blogging friends did this and I felt left out. The only thing I’m not happy about is that the package should be sent using tracking Where I live it can double the postage costs. Who cares if the package was lost in England or Australia? (Let me know how you went about this if you participated before).
Persephone Secret Santa
Persephone Secret Santa is another Secret Santa, but it’s limited to Persephone books. These are books by women, about women and for women. They usually have a very simple cover, e.g., grey with very little writing, but the inside cover is a flowery pattern, a different one for each book.
They real collector’s items.
For this Secret Santa, you can sign up until TODAY, November 6th! So, check it out today and sign up if this is something you’d love to be part of.
My Bookworm Santa
My Bookworm Santa is another Secret Santa event. Here you have to send out a new book, from your assigned book blogger’s wish list.
You can have your book sent straight from an online book store or you can send it yourself and add some other fun stuff, but the book has to be completely new.
There is also an additional option to send a used book to someone else AND when you sign up with My Bookworm Santa you’re entered in a giveaway.
Book Bloggers Holiday Card Exchange
For instance, you can suggest some great books (in a genre they enjoy), write a short story, etc. Also, you can add something bookish like bookmarks, and the total cost should be under $5.
You can enter to send (and receive) up to 5 cards. Beware: this event is international (no exceptions).
Last year I very much enjoyed getting a card from US and one from Australia. One of the Santas I’m blogging friends with even now.
Mid-Winter’s Eve Giveaway Hop
It is a bookish giveaway, in the sense that each blog has to giveaway items that a book lover would enjoy, e.g., a book, gift card, etc.
All participating blogs are linked to each other so that readers of one blog can also find every other blog that is offering a giveaway.
This particular giveaway blog hop seems especially interesting for peope who like YA, paranormal and romancy kinds of books, but is open to all.
Are you aware of yet another comparable Christmas event?
I’d love to know, so please leave a link in the comments!
And are you planning to take part in any of these events?