Friday, July 8, 2011

Christmas in July Picture Book & Activity Exchange

So with all of the recent giveaways, I started thinking about

in July!

Which made me think of receiving packages in the mail. I {LOVE} getting packages in the mail! It is so much fun to open them (even if you ordered and paid for AND know what is in them).  When they finally arrive at your doorstep...sometimes it really does feel like Christmas, or a birthday, or any other gift receiving event! 
I mean who doesn't love to get "gifts" in the mail?!?!
(Don't get me's also great to give gifts, too!  I love to brighten days w/ surprise gifts!)

All which led me to the idea of a
Christmas in July
Picture Book & Activity Exchange!
(I'm feeling a little bit like the mouse in If You Give a Mouse a Cookie!)

I've talked two of my blogging buddies (Nicole at First Grade O.W.L.s and Jackie at Here We Go Loopty Loo) into cohosting the exchange with me...and we're hoping it's going to be LOTS of fun!

Now for the details:  
Christmas in July
Picture Book & Activity Exchange

Email me at
with your name, mailing address, and blog URL
by Wednesday, July 13, 2011.
**We realize it's kinda quick, but we want everyone to receive their package by the end of July!**

2. By Friday, July 15, 2011 you will get an email with your exchange partner.
Go shopping for a picture book (possibly one of your favorites to share w/a new "friend").
**$10 Limit**
**Don't forget to create an activity to go along with the book.**

3. Have your package (book & actvitiy) mailed by Monday, July 25, 2011.

4. Make sure to follow us at How About Them Apples, First Grade O.W.L.s, and
Here We Go Loopty Loo
so that on Sunday, July 31, 2011 you can link up and
share your "gift" with us!

5. Spread the word about our Christmas in July
Picture Book & Activity Exchange!
You know what they say...The more the merrier!!! 


  1. Sounds too fun!!! I am a new follower:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  2. What if we do not have a blog? Can we participate some how?

  3. What a cute idea! I love this!

  4. I am your newest follower- come follow me too if you like!
    Kinder By Golly

  5. I've had quite a few emails from those without blogs requesting to join the exchange...send me your info, and I'll partner you up!

  6. So sad I missed this :( hoping you do another one soon!!!