Book Bloggers Holiday Card Exchange 2014

Book Bloggers Holiday Card Exchange

The Book Bloggers Holiday Card Exchange is organised by me at Leeswammes’ Blog and by Courtney of Stiletto Storytime. Two years ago, 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 two years ago and had two very successful events in which 80 people took part.

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. We’re very late announcing the card exchange this year, so timings are tight!


1. Sign up for the exchange by December 5th, 2014.

2. Emails with partner info go out December 8, 2014 (please check your spam folder if you didn’t get the email, then contact us).

3. You have until December 13, 2014 to send your card(s). Buy them in advance!

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, to participate, you need to be a blogger who blogs at least sometimes about books.

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!  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! Since we’re quite late announcing this, we’re not sure we’ll reach everyone who’s interested so please, please, spread the word!

If we get loads of signups, we could probably use the help of one of our blogging friends around December 5th 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 8th.

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.

15 Responses to Book Bloggers Holiday Card Exchange 2014

  1. mihrank says:

    Great post and points!

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  3. Leslie says:

    Reblogged this on Under My Apple Tree and commented:
    Judith of Leeswammes’ Blog and by Courtney of Stiletto Storytime are once again organizing a Book Bloggers Holiday Card Exchange.

    I’m being lazy today and reblogging Judith’s post to pass on the word.

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  5. Leslie says:

    An event even I can afford! I reblogged this to spread the word. I’ll sign up as soon as I decide how many cards I want to send.

  6. Lucybird says:

    Thanks for doing this again 🙂

  7. jannietr says:

    Looks like a lot of fun. I joined Postcrossing for several years, that was fun too. This is my first time here. I am excited!

  8. Katrien says:

    I really like this initiative! The card I received last year is my favourite Christmas card of all time, since it is Jane Austen related.

  9. sagustocox says:

    Thanks for doing this. It is always fun

  10. Awesome! I do postcrossing as well, and I love books (duh…) so this is right up my alley. Looking forward to getting my matches!

  11. stilettostorytime says:

    Excited for this year even though I have been under the weather. It will be a nice pick me up! Thank you for getting it all going Judith. You’re the best!

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