Book Bloggers Holiday Card Exchange 2013

Book Bloggers Holiday Card Exchange

The Book Bloggers Holiday Card Exchange is organised by me at Leeswammes’ Blog and by Courtney of Stiletto Storytime. Last year, Anastasia of Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog passed the baton on to us. Anastasia is the originator and ran this very popular event for two years. Courtney and I took over last year and had another very successful event in which 80 people took part. (See here my “cards received” post from last year).

The Book Bloggers Holiday Card Exchange is an event in which book bloggers send each other a holiday card around the Christmas period (the end of December). This isn’t just for people that celebrate Christmas, though! Everyone is can join in the fun.


1. Sign up for the exchange by November 29, 2013.

2. Emails with partner info go out December 4, 2013 (please check your spam folder if you didn’t get the email, then contact us).

3. You have until December 13, 2013 to send your card(s).

4. Since it’s a book-lovers card exchange you have to include something book-related in your card. Some ideas:

  • Write about a book you’ve read recently.
  • Give a few book recommendations to your partner.
  • Tell a book-related story.
  • Something else book-related that you think up yourself.

5. Since this is a book blogger holiday card exchange, you need to be a blogger who blogs at least sometimes about books to participate.

6. The swap is open internationally. It’s too cumbersome trying to pair up people who do/do not want to send internationally, so everyone must be willing to send internationally.

7. You can exchange up to five cards. You won’t always get a card from the same people you send your cards to. It will nevertheless be an awesome thing.

Some Things to Remember

1. You HAVE to send a card. A card is something like this. You can make it yourself or buy it at the store. Everything you write must be contained in the card itself. Letters are not cards. The card doesn’t have to be book-themed OR holiday themed (but it might be nice if it was). We suggest you refrain from sending specifically religious-themed cards, because that sort of thing tends to offend people, even if you didn’t mean to offend them.

2. You HAVE to write something book-related in your card (see above). You can’t just say “happy holidays.” You COULD just write a list of books and that’s all, but I don’t think that’d be a lot of fun, do you?

3. You DON’T have to send anything else but the card, but if you want to stick in something else that’d be fine. A bookmark, for instance, would be really nice. Whatever you send: it has to be flat enough to fit in the envelope– no upgrading into package territory, here.

4. The most you should spend is $7. The point of the exchange is that it’s cheap enough for us money-less people to participate in, so everything should cost $7 and under.

Quickie Privacy Policy

Courtney and Judith are the only ones who will see ALL the information. You partner(s) will be the only ones besides us who will see your address/email/etc. After the exchange is over all the info will be deleted.


If you have any questions, please feel free to comment here or email us about them!  leeswammes @ gmail dot com 

Also, please do spread around the link for this post! Feel free to take the graphic at the top of the post and post it on your blog, etc. The more people know about the BBHCE the more fun it’ll be!

If we get loads of signups, we could probably use the help of one of our blogging friends around the end of November to match people with their partners. Anyone?

Sign Up

Fill out the form below to sign up for the exchange!

Fill out THIS FORM. Partners will go out December 4th.  Signups are now closed.

Oh, and the Twitter hashtag is #bkcardex.


About Leeswammes
I'm owner and editor at In my free time, I read and review books on my two blogs, Leeswammes' Blog and De Boekblogger.

16 Responses to Book Bloggers Holiday Card Exchange 2013

  1. Thanks for coordinating this fun event!

    Cynthia@The Things You Can Read

  2. Diana Leigh says:

    I’m looking forward to participating this year! Thanks for organizing.

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  4. Reblogged this on Storytime with Buffy and commented:
    I’ve just signed up to do this. Any other book bloggers out there interested?

  5. Ok – I’m in! Can’t wait.

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  8. Julie says:

    Thanks for hosting! Let me know if you need help matching people up!

  9. Thanks for hosting this wonderful event, I’m looking forward to it! 😀

  10. Melinda says:

    Thanks for hosting this! I think it’s a wonderful idea and I’m signing up!

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  12. I just signed up for this. Will be fun!

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