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Here I Swap 2019

 Lutheran ladies, it's mug swap time! (I was going to post the "Let's get ready to ruuuuuuuumble!" video here but that didn't seem quite appropriate.)

Now read this next part closely.


Closer still. 

A little more. 

There you go! 
  1. Ready to swap mugs? You sign up here. 
  2. I pair you up with another gal and send you both the information you'll need to know about one another (names and adddresses, etc.). You're matched up with one person, and she's matched up with you.
  3. You put together a little care package for her. You're free to add as many goodies to the package as you'd like -- as long as it doesn't cost you more than $20.00 -- but you have to include a mug. (I mean, this is why it's called a mug swap.)
  4. Stick that package in the mail! (But seriously, for real, because having to track people down who don't hold up their end of the bargain makes me grumpy.)
  5. Instagram your pumpkin spice latte while waiting patiently by the mailbox for your buddy's package to arrive for you. Or don't. Whichever. 

Are you game?

 If you're 21 or older, sign up by clicking this link and filling out the form. 

  • Sign-ups close September 15, and you'll receive information on your swap friend by October 1. (Yes. It may take that long to send all the emails out. I'm a wife and a mom of three 3 and under. You understand.)
  • Again, after reading up on your new friend, head to Walmart or Home Goods or any place in between to put her fall swap package together, which must include at least one mug.
  • Send the package -- along with a little note with your name and how she can connect up with you -- by October 15.
  • Post a picture of your swap package when it arrives. Use the hashtag #hereiswap2019 on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Wait. Do people still even tweet? 
  • Finally, I'm hoping this swap remains a helpful way for Lutheran women to encourage each other, but unfortunately, I can't be held responsible for your partner's actions. If she doesn't send you a package, feel free to follow up with her via email! A healthy dose of the Law never hurts, amiright? 
Are you excited yet? Sweet.

Let's get swapping!


  1. I was just thinking about this the other day, so I'm excited you posted this! Made. My. Day.

  2. so excited. i tried to sign up but I'm not sure if it worked...

  3. I liked it better when we listed how we took our preferred beverage, and what our favorite color and decorating style is.

    1. When you get your mug swap partner's info, those would be good questions for you to ask her!

  4. It's so nice of you to once again organize this thoughtful activity. All we have to do is love and serve our neighbor by caring-and shopping.

  5. I signed up a little late. When can I expect an email about who I'm paired up with? Am I too late?

    Kirstin Hopkins

  6. Oh no! I just saw this! Can we do an Advent mug swap? I’m a former teacher. I have mugs.

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