Well, I think it's that time again. I know I promised a fall swap, but things were so very busy around here that I couldn't quite squeeze it in, and I thought that maybe you couldn't either. But now is good, so how about it?
The idea is the same as in the other exchanges, your child will be matched with a partner close in age somewhere in the world, and should create a handmade book to share with them. Mariam and I might not be able to resist the urge to get a tiny bit fancy with ours this time (I just stocked up on some pretty cool bookmaking supplies), but you certainly don't have to. At all.
The philosophy that I really want to share through this process of making and exchanging is simple: each of us is an author, each of us has a story to tell. Maybe your child's story is well developed, has characters, setting and plot and he or she can write it all on their own. Maybe not. Maybe your child's story is made up of simple illustrations that they describe to you, with you doing all of the writing. Maybe it is something altogether different, something that none of us can yet imagine. Let's find out.
Here's what I need if you want to participate:
An email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your child's name, address and age.
I'll match your child with a swap partner as close in age as I'm able to. Books should be sent out by Tuesday, March 1st.
If you are of the blogging persuasion, feel free to grab the button below and repost it to your own page. If you need source code, just let me know and I can dig it up and email it along.
Oh, and one other thing. Later this week I'll be posting a giveaway for some fun bookmaking materials, so if you are planning to sign up for the exchange, check back for that, yes? Okay, let's get making!