A brief history: Last year on DMTotW we did an Easter basket exchange because the truth is most husbands cannot be relied upon to do justice to the best candy holiday of the year. Not only do they stink at making, or remembering, baskets, they also don't always appreciate the painstaking measures we go to to put together something awesome for them. Hence the exchange. I was supremely satisfied in both the baskets I gave and received last year and cannot wait to get going on the next one! (Actually, I already have...)
Who Can Participate
1. As with last year, you do not have to be a mother, married, female or Christian. You can be anyone, including my cousin Dan who should have participated last year or his brother Aaron who just mooched off the basket I sent Katy. You can also be one of the poor unfortunates who knew about the exchange last year and chose not to participate.
2. But you do have to live in the continental U.S. or have an APO address. And I do have to know you personally or through someone. Just include in your comment or email how I'm supposed to know you.
How It WorksIt worked great last year so we'll do it pretty much the same.
1. Leave a comment to this post or email me directly (kyounc at yahoo dot come) to say you want to participate. If you think I don't know your email and mailing address, email those to me, too. The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, March 24. Once you sign up I will also email you a brief questionnaire; last year everyone wanted to know at least a little about the person they were sending to.
2. On March 25 I will mix up the names and email out the assignments; your personal information will not go up on the blog. I will also email you the questionnaire your assignee filled out and you can use it as much or as little as you want in your preparations.
3. This is the fun part. Once you have your assignment, and a little information about your person, put together the funnest, coolest, most amazing Easter basket ever for her. Make it her (or your) dream basket. Spending cap is $30, not including shipping. The one requirement for everyone is that you must include good chocolate, and I mean good chocolate. Other than that, run with it. A few ideas include, but are not limited to: book, magazine, recipes, something you hand made, fizzy bath balls/salts/soap/lotion, other candy, gift cards, cd, socks, kitchen gadgets, a local specialty item from where you live, beauty products, jewelry, the list goes on and on. Seriously, if I had an unlimited budget I could put together 20 awesome baskets and no two would be the same.
4. Put your basket/package together and mail it to your person in time for her to receive it by Easter. For most locations it takes less than a week.
5. Wake up Easter morning and have an awesome time opening your package! Email me a picture for the blog, and send your sender a thank you card.
6. Try not to be too sad it's another year until next Easter.