In 2010, I participated in an ornament swap with a friend of mine. Five of us hand crafted ornaments and mailed them to each other in time to enjoy for the holiday season. I loved doing this because it's a great way to increase your ornament collection with pieces that 50,000 others have. I love seeing what other people create and it's interesting to see everyone's crafty comfort level. It also ties into my philosophy of supporting local businesses and having a more handmade lifestyle.
In 2011, I participated again and am really late in sharing the ornaments I received, sorry!! I decided to make felt sugar skulls. They turned out kinda quirky cute.
I received a felt gingerbread house, yarn lion, paper ornaments, and a button wreath.