Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Our Bookmark swap

One of our flat mail swaps has been a bookmark trade for the children.

How it works is this: we got an envelope in the mail with several bookmarks inside. Then we went to the book store to pick out a few bookmarks to put in the envelope, and pick out which bookmarks the children would like to keep for themselves (and me, too!). Then we send the parcel on it's way to the next person on our list who is participating in this theme.

The ones we chose to keep were: a flower one, a neat horse-stamp bookmark made of stamps from Sierra Leone (I really liked this one, but one of the kids claimed it before me). They also chose the Emergency preparedness check list one, the knitted pencil, the Wizard of Oz, and the hand made flower & butterfly one - this one isn't in the photo though.

The children really enjoy getting special things for them in the mail, and this kind encourages sharing as we always send something back out!