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Tea Swap is Back! Want to join?
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December Swap: Snowmen and Cookies
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November Swap: Baby, Keep Me Warm
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Halloween Hot Drink Swap
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Tea & Hot Chocolate Swap Interest?

Tea Swap is Back! Want to join?

Tea Swap is back!  I’m so excited.  I hope you are too!

Brooklyn Farm Girl has hosted a few tea swaps in the past, from tea + chocolate, to tea + Halloween, to tea + snowmen to lots of other fun themes.   The last swap was in December and I totally apologize for not setting up a new one since then.   The swaps are something I have lots of fun with and I believe you guys do too so I’m going to really try hard to get these back on a monthly schedule.  

Nothing can keep me away from a hot cup of tea, not even the middle of Summer.  Sure, it’s 90 degrees out but I’m still going to start and end my day with a cup of tea!  There’s something calming about a cup of tea.  Maybe it’s the process of making it and waiting for the leaves to steep, maybe it’s that it is always part of get togethers with friends, maybe it’s just the comfort of a favorite flavor.  I’m not sure what it is but tea is something special to me.   

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December Swap: Snowmen and Cookies

Can you believe it’s almost December – wild, right?
I’ve had alot of fun with the last 2 swaps and am always in awe when receiving such kind and loving packages from my partners.    It really does cheer up your day and you can’t help but smile.
October’s swap was full of Halloween ghouls, November’s swap was full of Warming Spirit, now December’s swap is all about the holidays!

I know the holiday is a busy time for everyone, but why not say you love your fellow bloggers by baking them some homemade cookies that they can Instagram about how delicious they are?  This is the swap for you!  And not only will you be sending them some homemade cookies but you’ll also be sending them a Snowman decoration to add a little holiday cheer to their home.  Snowmen are my favorite part of the holidays, I have a bunch of plush ones that I hug daily during this time of the year.  They make me pretty happy!  And they will make you happy too!

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You will send your partner:
-Homemade Baked Cookies
-A Snowman Decoration of your choosing (ideas: cookie plate, mug, tree ornament, wreaths, home/table decorations, etc)
-Something Written saying Hello!

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How it works:
You sign up here (click this link for the form). Sign ups end December 3.
I will send out a email with swap partners by December 5. You and your partner contact one another and exchange mailing addresses over email.  Please ask them about allergies or dislikes as this is a cookie based swap.
You send each other the swap contents.
You become friends for life.

Rules:
Anyone can sign up โ€“ but you will only be paired with someone in your own country. US to US, Canada to Canada, Australia to Australia, UK to UK, etc. If no one signs up from your country, then you donโ€™t have to swap.
Your swap must be sent out by December 15.
Brooklyn Farm Girl is not held responsible for swaps not sent or received.

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November Swap: Baby, Keep Me Warm

Hi Friends, Happy Friday!
First, thanks for all the lovely birthday wishes yesterday, you sure know how to make a girl feel special.  Come on over this afternoon, I saved you  a cupcake. ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s that time again – Swap time!

October’s Halloween Hot Drink Swap was so much fun.  I received multiple emails from Swappers saying how much of a good time they had with this Swap and how sending out and receiving a little Swap package in the mail sure  made them smile.  I for one had a blast and received amazing goodies from Shashi and Amy.  I send you both such big hugs while enjoying my new teas and cookies! 

So let’s swap again!

It’s getting cold out, I’ve been wearing hats and big sweaters.  In some parts  of the country it’s been snowing!   So November’s Swap is.. Baby, Keep Me Warm!

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You will send your partner:
A variety (At least 7 bags of tea) of hot drinks to try (Ideas: tea bags, loose tea, hot cocoa mixes, coffee mixes) 
Something to Keep Them Warm (Max Price: $10) (Ideas: Cozy Socks, Mittens, Candle,  Pillow, Tea Mug, A warm dinner’s worth of ingredients.)
Something Written saying Hello!

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How it works:
You sign up here. Sign ups end November 2.
I will send out a email with swap partners by Nov 5.  You and your partner contact one another and exchange mailing addresses over email.
You send each other the swap contents.
You become friends for life.

Rules:
Anyone can sign up – but you will only be paired with someone in  your own country.  US to US, Canada to Canada, Australia to Australia, UK to UK, etc.  If no one signs up from your country, then you don’t have to swap. 
Your swap must be sent out by Nov 15
Brooklyn Farm Girl is not held responsible for swaps not sent or received.

I’ll meet you guys by the fire!  Have a great weekend!

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Halloween Hot Drink Swap

Hello Friends,

Let’s go on a amazing adventure together.  Are you ready?  Let’s go on a Halloween Hot Drink adventure.  After many of you commented saying you would like to be part of a upcoming swap – I bring it to you!   This is hopefully the first swap of many, maybe something we can even do every month with fun themes.  I love themes! Let’s go..

October’s Swap is HALLOWEEN HOT DRINK.
You will send your partner:
7 Hot Drinks to Try (Ideas: tea bags, loose tea, hot cocoa mixes, coffee mixes)
Something Halloween Related (Price Max: $5) (Ideas: Decorations, Stickers, Stationery, Halloween Food Items/Candy)
Something Written saying Hello!

How it works:
You sign up here. Sign ups end Oct 2.  
I will send out a email with swap partners by Oct 5.  You and your partner contact one another and exchange mailing addresses over email.
You send each other the swap contents.
You become friends for life.

Rules:
The first swap is US only.  (Sorry, International Shipping is very expensive, eventually I hope we can start matching up people in Non US countries).
Your swap must be sent out by Oct 15.
Brooklyn Farm Girl is not held responsible for swaps not sent or received.

 Grab your witch hat and let’s get swapping! Hope to see you joining!
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Have questions? Leave them in the comments.

Tea & Hot Chocolate Swap Interest?

Hi Friends,

This is a quick post but I’m looking for interest on this idea…

I love food swaps, craft swaps, sticker swaps… basically I love spending time to make a gift special to a old or new friend.  I have participated in many Holiday, Foodie and Tea swaps, but I thought wouldn’t it be cool to host a Swap here on Brooklyn Farm Girl?

The Fall and Winter  are some of my favorite months for the best hot beverages: Tea and Hot Chocolate.  How many cups of tea do I drink a day? Many!  I’m not even going to tell you.    If you remember I went to Twinings in London last year and I basically asked them if I could move in (they declined, but they did give free samples to the crazy American girl who won’t stop talking about how much she loves them).  I love my tea.  I also love hot chocolate! During the winter I often have a cup as soon as I come home from a freezing day where I can’t feel my toes.  Hot chocolate is also the absolute best after dinner dessert in the winter time.  

So if you love hot beverages during these upcoming months – would you be interested in a swap?

It would work like this:

You would submit your name/email address by a certain date.  Then I would randomly hook up every single person with a partner, you both would swap with each other.   You would ship your swap package out by a certain date, and the other person would magically fall in love with your kindness! 

I love doing swaps like this, so I just wanted  to know if you did too?
This could potentially lead to other holiday swaps… Halloween and Christmas are my favorites. 

Any interest – let me know in the comments below and if there’s enough people into it.. then I can set it up to run in about a month!

Here are some swaps I have sent out in the past or received.  They really do just make your day!  If you are in love with giving gifts and spending time to make everything special, swaps are a super fun experience.  


This was a tea package I sent out, with a Brooklyn postcard.  I sometimes try to include a tea accessory too, like a spoon or coaster.


This was a Tea Advent Calender for Christmas that I sent out.  Each day up to Christmas you would open up a little package with a tea bag inside.  Some of them also included little treats and notes to make your day.


I found these tea cards  that I often use.. aren’t they the cutest?


This was dark chocolate and black tea that I received from a Australian swapper who eventually became a friend and now we write letters to each other. ๐Ÿ™‚


This was a UK-USA swap. I sent her USA goodies, she sent me UK goodies.  I ate every single thing. 


This was a Christmas baking set swap I sent out.


This was for a Colorful Kitchen swap I sent out.


This was a Ugly Christmas Sweater swap I sent out.


This was a swap I received for Christmas Cats.  My cats were in love. ๐Ÿ™‚

So anyways – let me know if you would be interested in swapping and any ideas you have – tea, hot chocolate, holidays, baking supplies, etc.

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