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So I have had someone asking me when i would be putting this sweepstakes up, so here goes, and yes I know it’s only September
Here’s a few "rules"....

Entrants must PM me their address by 10th November ...if I don’t get your address you can’t go in the draw you'll be put down as a send only .... DONT TELL THE WINNER THEY HAVE WON ITS SUPPOSED TO BE A SUPRISE

In true sweepstake tradition there will also be a decoy(s) so the winner(s) won’t know they have won. PLEASE don’t post any comments re the winners or PM them as it’s meant to be a surprise.

All entrants must agree to send a book and a themed gift to arrive as near as Christmas as possible.
Please note: THIS IS AN INTERNATIONAL DRAW so be prepared to mail anywhere.

You don’t have to send a christmas book but there MUST be a connection to Christmas (however loose!) in either the title, the cover picture, or the story itself .... Wooly socks, log burner, Christmas spices, snow, holly Ivey etc etc...let your imagination run riot & surprise the lucky winner!

The winner must agree to journal all books and TELL US WHAT YOU RECIVED here in the forums & don’t worry you won't have to organise another sweepstake as I run this myself each year

Bjorg R
Lubiette R
Yorkshire-Lass R
Wilena D R
redfox5 W R
Livrespublic R
Bookworm-Lady R
Poppywalker R
tigergirlnz R
Palwasha R
elis-fromSweden R
mcsar R

Send Only
Abi-Gibby R
elstaplador R
rahar109 R
jo_an_a R


Bjorg 7 mos ago
I am in :)


wingAbi-Gibbywing 7 mos ago


I have a suitable book, let's do it !


Thank you for joining


wingAbi-Gibbywing 7 mos ago


Thanks for the chance to play, PMing you now :-)


I am in ! Pm on its way :-)


wingAbi-Gibbywing 7 mos ago



PM on its way


wingAbi-Gibbywing 7 mos ago


wingAbi-Gibbywing 6 mos ago


PMing you now. :)




Is it ok to join but not receive Christmas theme books of I'm a winner?


I've sent you a PM


Thank you!


Thanks for joining



So a PM is heading your way because I'd love to join! :D


I won this last year, and people were very generous. Unfortunately two parcels never made it here, and presumably are still out there somewhere! However, I received some interesting books and lovely Christmassy gifts. Someone else's turn to win this year!

Thanks for organising this again.



and please count me in


I love seeing these holiday sweeps and exchanges. Have fun everyone. Unfortunately I am not in a position to be able to take part much this year but I enjoy reading all the fun




I now know which book I can send and I want to participate.

Sending my address via PM.


wingherchellewing 6 mos ago
I’m in!
Please allow me to be Send Only.


Bump! :)



wingmcsarwing 5 mos ago
I'm in.
I always thought I was already in. PM's coming.


wingAbi-Gibbywing 5 mos ago


Bjorg 5 mos ago


Will get emails out when I get home from work


Let me know if you didn't get one and I'll resend it


I didn' t get the Email


Just resent it



I will hopefully get it in the mail tomorrow.


I am just coming back from the post office, crossing my fingers for a quick delivery.




I received The Gift of the Magi and Other Short Stories - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16075235 from elstaplador today with a bar of 'We Three Kings' soap!

Thank you :)

I sent mine off this morning!



For the wish list book A Boy Called Christmas - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15876036
Dairy Milk Gingerbread
Chocolate Reindeer Lolly
Christmas card

Picture in JE - Took me several attempts to take that photo as my cat kept trying to nick the lolly or would walk in shot just as I hit the button!


Glad parcel arrived safely, it also arrived a lot quicker than I'd expected :)


wingmcsarwing 5 mos ago
Mine will be posted tomorrow. Hope it will get there before Christmas.


Congratulations to the lucky winner!


For the book The Long Shadow - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16076839

It looks good!


Thank you rahar109 for the wish list book Bookworm - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15496586 and A Fairy Tale for Christmas - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15311705 . Can't wait to read them both :)
Thank you also for the napkins, bookcrossing labels, the decoration and the chocolate (which I ate while watching 'The Princess Switch', really getting in the Christmas mood!) and the Christmas card!

Thank you Palwasha for the mystery book, as it's already wrapped, I'm going to save it till Christmas if you don't mind? I like to have a pile of presents under the tree! Also for the tea, chocolate (which I'm going to eat after I finish writing this!) and the 2020 candle.


I hope you enjoy what I have chosen, so that you can get in an early Christmassy mood! :)



I received your parcel today, I keep the 2 gifts until Christmas ! :-)))


Thank you elis-fromSweden for the book 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16057252 and the collection of sweets and chocolate.

Thank you Lubiette for the book 'Murder at Christmas' https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16074177 tea, Christmas card and Santa decoration.

Thank you Bjorg for the book 'The Christmas Promise' https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15793375 Christmas bag & Chocolate (which is no longer with us....!)

Really glad I decided not to be a send only this year, it's so nice getting all these parcels especially with everything else going on. I'm an introvert most of the time anyways so lockdown has not been as hard for me as it has for others but it has gotten to me this week as the news we're going into tier 2 when national lockdown ends. Means I won't be able to go back to mixing indoors with my parents. Very annoying especially when you are following the rules and so many are not! :( Sorry for the mini rant! But basically what I'm saying is thank you for the Christmas joy coming through the mail :)


Has two come through this week! :)

Thanks Livrespublic for the book Murder Under The Christmas Tree https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15494476 slipper socks, cool notepad, Napkins & Christmas card!

Thank you jo_an_a for the wishlist book Blue Light Yokohama (and yes blue lights totally count towards the theme!) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16088283 and for the mystery book, which I will open on Christmas day. And thank you for the card and the chocolate!

Photos in JEs.



I hope it is taking the scenic route, and has not got lost... :)


It's probably taken the tourist route to the winner, due to the Christmas demand on the Royal Mail, post has been taking a little bit longer to get to the final destination, aswell this Christmas due to the pandemic there is more strain on the postal system. As more people are sending stuff


It's probably taken the tourist route to the winner, due to the Christmas demand on the Royal Mail, post has been taking a little bit longer to get to the final destination, aswell this Christmas due to the pandemic there is more strain on the postal system. As more people are sending stuff

Thank you, fingers crossed. :)


Thanks Yorkshire-Lass, arrived at my house sometime between 9:30pm & 2am, my husband found it outside our door as he was leaving for work! Now safely under the Christmas tree, well as safe as presents are around a present dive-bombing kitten!

Thanks wilena for The Chocolate Bunny Brouhaha https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14813605 card, stocking, colouring sheet, Christmas themed tape and labels.

Thanks tigergirlnz for The Twilight Before Christmas https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16050064 postcard & coaster

Thanks Bookworm-lady for All I Want for Christmas https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16066572 card & Chocolates.


Thanks Bookworm-lady for All I Want for Christmas https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16066572 card & Chocolates.

Brilliant! Enjoy! :)


I believe The chocolate bunny book was from wilena as BCer LvsBtxPtr didn't join the sweeps


You were right! Apologies wilena, I have updated my post.


For the book Holidays on Ice https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15802696
and for the post card and tree decorations.
Photo in JE!


So glad mine made it to you before Christmas. Merry Christmas!!


I have waited until Christmas to open the gifts you have sent me !

Thanks a lot for the 2 books :
La sorcière de la rue Mouffetard
Paw Tracks in the Moonlight

and the Cadbury chocolates !

Thanks a lot ! :-)))


Thank you Yorkshire-Lass for the books A Spark of Light - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16087197 & Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15332385 the chocolate, shortbread & hand Sanitizer.

Thank you Palwasha for Classic Recipes of Germany - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15130046

Thank you jo_an_a for People Who Eat Darkness - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16088287

I hope you all had lovely Christmases!


I was very late sending my parcels before Christmas, but there is a package that it’s your name on it in the loving hands of Canada Post. I really hope that the postal backlog is done and that your package has a speedier journey.
Happy New Year!


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