Each year I take part in the Christmas in July Challenge & in past years I've offered surprise RABCKS which are chosen on the strength of the tagline on the front cover. As postage costs are so expensive I thought I'd try it as a wrap-it-up bookbox instead - UK only.
The books will all be Christmas "themed" in someway by title, author or even by the cover pic. Here's the link to an old challenge if you want further ideas http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/519381
- these are suggestions only feel free to be creative!
I will wrap each book in Christmas paper (if I can find it!) & on a gift tag write the tagline or a quote from the front or back cover.
Here's an example of ones I've used in the pasthttp://www.bookcrossing.com/---/495596
The box will be sent to the first player who will choose their book(s) from the quote. Once picked you can unwrap - no need to wait for Christmas Day!
Wrap a "Christmassy" book to replace each one you've taken out (remember books DO NOT have to be Christmas books just have a word in them that you associate with Christmas!)
Don't forget to include the tagline/quote on it somewhere on the wrapping. (You can wrap your books in anything you want I just want to keep mine Christmassy in keeping with the challenge!) then parcel up & send on to the next player.
I do have a few other rules which are:
1. There must be a minimum of 5 books in it. You can take out up to 4 books but you MUST send on one for each one you remove.. Feel free to add extra as long as....
2....the package weighs under 2KG. This is is just to keep costs down. (Postage is currently at £2.90 second class for up to 2KG)
3 Please journal the date the bookbox is received (BCID will be in the box - please leave for next person!) & sent on & of course, journal any books you remove.
4 As a courtesy to other readers please only put in books that are in a decent condition.
5 Fiction only please.... any genre you like but try & mix the books you put in.
If you are also doing the Christmas in July Challenge let me know & I'll put you near the top of the running list :o)
This will start travelling July 1st