Valentine’s Day Goody Swap

January 19, 2007 by  
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I remember a time when I used to get candy, flowers, a beautiful card and a nice romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day.

Now it’s a school made card from Girlie Girl and take out from Big City Diner. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. I love my special made card and Big City Diner has the best guava baby back ribs in the world! Yum!

This year I thought I’d like to do something fun and hopefully you’ll all join me. How about a Valentine’s Day Goody Swap? I was going to make it a candy swap but thought I’d broaden the options.

Here’s how it works:

  • If you’d like to participate, just add your link to the Mr. Linky below. You have until January 31st to sign-up.
  • You will be sending your package to the person next in line. For example, I will sign up first and send my package to the 2nd person who signs up, the 2nd person will send to the 3rd, and so on. The last person will send a package to me. Got it?
  • In order to try and get to know each other better, I have posted a questionnaire in hopes we learn a little more about you. You can post your answers on your blog or in comments.
  • It is your responsibility to contact your recepient to obtain their mailing address. Use this opportunity to meet a new blogger and possibly make a new friend!
  • Beginning February 1st, you may start mailing out your goody packages. Please try to get them to their receivers before February 14th.
  • You should try to spend somewhere between $8 – $10, not including shipping charges.
  • As an added incentive, the person who refers the most people to join this event will receive a box of chocolate covered macadamia nut shortbread cookies from me. Make sure they mention your name!
  • Once you’ve received your goodies, don’t forget to take pictures so we can all see what you got!
  • Have Fun!

Questionnaire:

  • What is your idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day? see above
  • In reality, what is your Valentine’s Day really like? see above
  • If you could have a lifetime supply of your favorite sweet indulgence, what would it be? recess peanut butter cups, malted milk balls or homemade chocolate chip cookies. yum!
  • Is there any sweet treat you absolutely do not like? chocolate covered cherries!
  • If you fell into a pool of chocolate, how would you get out? call all my friends to jump in and help me eat my way out!

Any questions? Please feel free to email me. Feel free to steal this banner or the button located in the sidebar.

Update: As an added bonus, the person who refers the most participants will also receive a custom wallpaper for your computer designed by the talented Mert of Almost Somewhat Positive. Check out the beautiful ones that she made for me!

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Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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69 Responses to “Valentine’s Day Goody Swap”
  1. 51
    Marina says:

    What is your idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day?

    I think a romantic Valentine’s Day would be having a fantastic dinner at a fancy restaurant and then heading off to a Broadway show. When the show is over, my date and I stroll off to a nearby park and discuss philosophy, poetry, and other intellectual musings.

    In reality, what is your Valentine’s Day really like?

    My Valentine’s Day has been everything under the sun. I have gone to Cirque du Soleil for V-day. I have also had a fine cooked meal at home with great wine and great company. I have even sat at home watching lovey-dovey movies while eating exorbitant amounts of chocolate. I’m not picky so I think that works for me when it comes to V-day!

    If you could have a lifetime supply of your favorite sweet indulgence, what would it be?

    Oregon Chai would be great! Godiva chocolates, especially the chocolate covered brownies. Godiva cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory. Homemade chocolate-chip cookies. I don’t know. I have so many indulgences!

    Is there any sweet treat you absolutely do not like?

    I’m not big on key-lime pie. I don’t like lemon meringue either. I despise jellybeans and candy corn. I also don’t like hard cinnamon candies. Ick.

    If you fell into a pool of chocolate, how would you get out?

    Would I really need to get out? I would eat my way out. There’s no doubt. And when other women would be appalled at my sheer eating tenacity, I would laugh and say, “These curves demand chocolate, ladies!”

  2. 52
    tiggerprr says:

    You should just ban me from using Mr. Linky on your site! I did it again with the Valentine slot. :( Please don’t hate me! I should not blog before I’ve had a whole serving of caffeine. :/

  3. 53
    Mary (Mert) says:

    OK, my curiosity is getting the better of me, I’ll play! I’ll post my Valentin’s stuff tomorrow. :O)

  4. 54
    Mari says:

    Fun! I’ll post some Valentines info later today (hopefully!) if not later in the week.
    Thanks for the fun way to meet new people!
    I love getting packages in the mail-just like a little kid!

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  6. 56
    YoungMommy says:

    This sounds like soooo much fun! I posted my answers to the questions on my blog… Check ‘em out. :grin:

    I’ll be by soon! 

  7. 57

    Hey, I like this idea – it’s always fun to get a package in the mail :) Now, what will I send…? Luckily I have a couple of days to think up something interesting!

  8. 58

    PS Mert from Almost Somewhat Positive sent me!

  9. 59

    [...] Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for Local Girl’s 2007 Valentine’s Day Goody Swap! She’s got a ton of participants and I know I’ve had great fun picking out some goodies that I hope Debby will like! So scoot on over there to sign up and tell her tiggerprr sent ya! [...]

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  11. 61
    Junior says:

    What is your idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day? Dinner and a movie…..flowers and chocolates…….I’m not terribly picky.

    In reality, what is your Valentine’s Day really like? Just another day.

    If you could have a lifetime supply of your favorite sweet indulgence, what would it be? Ghiradelli chocolate carmel squares

    Is there any sweet treat you absolutely do not like? dark chocolate or ones with orange .

    If you fell into a pool of chocolate, how would you get out? Whjo wants to get out?

  12. 62
    Junior says:

    I forgot to tell you in my other comment…..Zeus sent me!

  13. 63

    [...] If you haven’t already done so, please make contact with the person you are sending to. Try and find out a little about their likes/dislikes so you can get them the perfect sweet treat! Reading the answers to their questionnaire would be a great place to start. You can find the sign up post here. [...]

  14. 64

    What is your idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day?
    A day off with my husband, romantic dinner out

    In reality, what is your Valentine’s Day really like?
    I’m working a 12 hour shift

    If you could have a lifetime supply of your favorite sweet indulgence, what would it be?
    Godiva Chocolate,hello?

    Is there any sweet treat you absolutely do not like? chocolate covered cherries! Yup, can’t stand them!

    If you fell into a pool of chocolate, how would you get out?
    I’d eat my way out! LOL!:razz:

  15. 65

    I cannot find an email address for the person under me anywhere’s. I’ve been to their blog, their other blog. No luck?????? Help!

  16. 66
    Linda says:

    Try posting on their latest blog message and leave your email addy. That is how I got the info I needed.

    Linda

  17. 67
    Lisa Knight says:

    Ok, so I haven’t been contacted by the person listed before me… What is ok here? Didn’t want to contact them and be out of ettiquette with my first swap or anything???

    That’s strange since I have gotten email from him confirming his participation. Maybe he got confused and sent to the person above him instead of below. Since time is running out, email me your address and I’ll send you something. 

  18. 68
    Lisa Knight says:

    Thanks. I really think that it is just the way my Feb is going… Should just crawl into bed & stay there!

    I got my package, thank you everything looks so yummy! Hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day, we had a snow day to celebrate… So we made paintings, me & the 2 kiddos, had a blast & I’m still finding paint drops, thank goodness for washable paint :D .

  19. 69

    [...] you sign-up, I will be emailing you to confirm your participation. We had a few problems with the Valentine’s Day Goody Swap where people were submitting their links by [...]

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  2. [...] My good friends Mary and Local Girl seemed to be intrigued by my answer to one of the questions on Local Girl’s Valentine’s Day Goody Swap Questionnaire: If you fell into a pool of chocolate, how would you get out? – Wouldn’t a more relevant (and fun) question be, who would I pull in? My answer to that one, btw, varies on if we’re talking reality, or fantasy based. teehee [...]

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  4. [...] Local Girl over at An Island Life is hosting this wonderful event, and I was very excited to sign up! I mean, seriously, who doesn’t love to get things in the mail?? I, for one, do! You do, too? Good, run over and sign up (and tell her I sent you!). This is going to be a great way to get to know a new blogger or two, and I love meeting new people! (I must love! everything, right?) [...]

  5. [...] Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for Local Girl’s 2007 Valentine’s Day Goody Swap! She’s got a ton of participants and I know I’ve had great fun picking out some goodies that I hope Debby will like! So scoot on over there to sign up and tell her tiggerprr sent ya! [...]

  6. [...] If you haven’t already done so, please make contact with the person you are sending to. Try and find out a little about their likes/dislikes so you can get them the perfect sweet treat! Reading the answers to their questionnaire would be a great place to start. You can find the sign up post here. [...]

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