Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It's that time of year

The holiday season is right around the corner! It is the season of giving and this year I have been thinking about ways I can give gifts that mean a lot but don't cost so much. I want to spread my feelings of happiness and joy and giving this season to all in bloggy-land so I came up with an idea (with help from Tall Mom and Running with Boys).


First Annual Christmas Card/Gift exchange

Guidelines:
1. Maximum of $15 including shipping. Gift and card should be mailed in plenty of time to get to your Bloggy buddy's door by Christmas.

2. Please include a Christmas card and also one or two small gifts. Can be home-made, running related, something that is native to the area you live in. Try and get creative!!

3. (optional) Post on your blog the gift that you sent to your bloggy Christmas buddy!!

Here's how it works:
If you are interested, leave a comment. Bloggers will be partnered up by random drawing and pairings will be announced on Wednesday December 2nd!!

Everyone is welcomed to join in, so please invite your friends! The more the merrier!! The last day to enter is Monday November 30th!


Also check out these fun Christmas giveaways:
Check out Happy Runner's Holiday Card Giveaway
ilaxSTUDIO is having a Homemade Holiday Sweets giveaway

Looking for a fun Christmas Challenge??
Check out Run to the Finish for the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge!!


Running sidenote -

Ran this morning (Tuesday morning) and it was AMAZING! There was a meteor shower! This is the third or fourth time I have ran in the morning during a meteor shower and it still continues to take my breath away!

I saw about 5 shooting stars. I even turned off my headlamp and ran without it for a mile or so just so I could see the stars clearly! (plus it seems like everyone in the neighborhood to the right of me leaves all their lights on at night while the neighborhood to the left is completely dark! How odd!) It was awesome and such a great way to start my day!

47 comments:

Velma said...

Sign me up!

Nicole said...

sign me up! WHAT A COOL IDEA!! omg i'm so excited!!!! :) :) :)

so jealous you ran with the stars this morning!!! sounds breath taking!! :) like you said, what a COOL way to start out the day!!!

keep me posted on the bloggy xmas buddy! i cant wait!

Nicole said...

sign me up! WHAT A COOL IDEA!! omg i'm so excited!!!! :) :) :)

so jealous you ran with the stars this morning!!! sounds breath taking!! :) like you said, what a COOL way to start out the day!!!

keep me posted on the bloggy xmas buddy! i cant wait!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

count me in! New to your blog, Velma sent me :)

kilax said...

I have always wanted to do something like this! Sign me up! Is that your tree? How beautiful! I can't wait until we put up our real tree after Thanksgiving!

Thanks for the link! :)

That sounds like a beautiful run. It makes running in the dark worth it, right? :)

D10 said...

The pictures of the Christmas tree are so pretty and made me smile!!

runkerarun said...

I'm in!

I'm super jealous that you got to see the meteor shower while running. That sounds like an amazing experience :)

Morgan said...

Count me in! Sounds like fun!!!

Very jealous of your meteor shower! I had a breathtaking view of the sunrise this morning and it totally made my day!

Marlene said...

WOW! What a great way to start your day with a meteor shower run this morning.

Please count me in for the exchange. What a fun idea!!!

Megan said...

I'm in. I love presents. I like to give them too. :)

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

YIPPEE!! Counte me in of course.. Will post about this tomorrow...

Chelsea said...

That meteor shower sounds so awesome. I love when I see cool things when I'm out for a run. It's a little bonus reward for getting out there early.

trialsoftraining said...

ooh Count me IN!! This is a great idea :) I Love it!!!

RunKathyRun said...

What a wonderful idea; I linked to you from Tall Mom on the Run - count me in!

aron said...

ahhh this is SO FUN!!!! sign me up too!

Lacey Nicole said...

please sign me up!!!

can't wait :)

also-- wasn't the meteor shower at like 1 am????? lol. i am guessing it lasted longer than that cuz you can't possibly go running THAT early (late?). yayyyy shooting stars!

Our Love On The Run said...

Sounds fun! I would love to join! You gals are so creative! Thanks!

Jamie said...

I love buying and receiving gifts! Count me in!

Sounds like a great run this a.m.

shellyrm said...

One side of you neighborhood is just more earth-friendly. Or else they asked their teen-aged children to turn off the lights...that way it (never) rarely gets done!

Sign me up too! What fun!

Alisa said...

I'm new, Tall Mom, linked you! I'm a morning runner too, or I try to be =).

I'm totally in for the gift exchange too sounds like loads of fun!

Melanie said...

The shooting stars were actually part of a meteor shower! I tried to go watch it with friends last night, but it was too cloudy and we only saw one. :(

momof3 said...

what a cute idea! Another idea that a friend and I did a few years ago was to stuff each others stockings, because at my house, I do all the stuffing and then I'm never surprised. The idea was to fill the stocking for $10, and she did the same.

Candice @ I Have Run said...

I'm in for the gift exchange!!

Croughwell said...

Sign me up, Please!

MCM Mama said...

Ooh, sign me up please! I got her via Velma, but Tall Mom was next on my to read list LOL.

onelittletrigirl said...

I want in!!! Yeah :)

Rio Runs said...

What a great idea! This is getting me excited about the holidays. Please sign me up! Thanks!

Christina said...

I'm in. Fun!!!

myfirst5k said...

great idea - count me in

2 Fat 2 Run 13.1 said...

Sign me up too, please! How fun!

sam said...

Wow the exchange idea is awesome! Count me in! =]

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Oh FUN FUN FUN~~~!! Sign me up! i love this idea! I can't wait and I am officially on the lookout for something totally AWESOME for my exchange buddy!

amanda

untpawgal02 said...

What a great idea! Count me in even though I'm a Hannukah celebratig blogger!

Teamarcia said...

I am in! This'll be so much fun!

Lisa said...

This is a great idea! I'd love to join in. Please add my name to the list!

SunsetRun said...

Heyy! New to blogging but I would love to be included if you don't mind! Let me know! Happy Holidays!

The Happy Runner said...

Thanks for mentioning my giveaway!!

I'M IN!! This is an AWESOME idea! Yay!

L.B. said...

New to your blog. I'm in. Sounds like this could be a lot of fun.

Runner Leana said...

That sounds like such a great idea! I'm in!!

runninaround said...

Awesome Idea! I'm in!

Janice {Run Far} said...

I am in... sounds like a blast. I already know just what I would send. :) I live in Bourbon county... does that give you a clue? :)

RunningLaur said...

I saw your exchange posted on Marlene's site and love the idea! Count me in!!

(and I'm adding your blog to my reader too, it looks fantastic!)

Badgergirl said...

Great idea. Count me in! Found my way to your blog through Tall Mom, but also the HBBC!

Lauri said...

Count me in!

Steel Springs said...

This sounds fun! Please count me in!

sam said...

I am very in! Do I need to send you any more information to be counted in for this?

How exciting!

runninaround said...

Would you mind linking to this page in a post...
http://runninaround.wordpress.com/2009/12/03/buy-magazines-and-save-lives/
It provides the link and information about buying magazine subscriptions to help benefit Team In Training! I would really appreciate! Thanks!