Holiday

It's Time for the Annual Food52 Holiday Secret Swap!

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November 17, 2015

The northern California days are getting shorter and brisker, holiday decorations are springing up everywhere, and I just made a batch of pumpkin lasagna, my annual fall comfort food tradition, which can only mean one thing: The holiday season is right around the corner. Which can only mean another thing: It’s time to start up the FIFTH annual Food52 Holiday Secret Swap.

Photo by James Ransom

This event is our very own Food52 holiday goodies swap (think: non-denominational Secret Santa) where Food52 users from around the country (and around the world!) send packages of baked goods, preserves, candies, and any other creative items they can come up with to a fellow Food52er. It's our way of spreading some holiday cheer to other people in this wonderful community.

This will be the fifth year ​of our little community's big exchange. Last year was our biggest swap yet with almost 350 Food52ers from 12 countries on three continents, with mini-swaps for Canada, the UK, and Europe. You can see some of these truly heartfelt and wonderful and fun packages of holiday joy on the holiday swap Tumblr.

Photo by James Ransom

If you're interested in joining the fun, sign up here by November 28th and be prepared to ship by December 14th. To promote honesty and to extend our positive influence, a $5 donation (or greater!) to a fantastic organization—The Edible Schoolyard Project—will be required as part of this year's sign-up. Food52 will be matching your donations, so we'll double our impact!

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Top Comment:
“I'm going to make the minimum for sign-up purposes, but quite likely will contribute more next month, when I do my year-end charitable giving review and donation drill. ;o)”
— AntoniaJames
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Once you receive your gift, use the hashtag #f52holidayswap for photos you share on Instagram so the rest of the community can see what you were given.

I can't wait to see the great packages from this year's swap!

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14 Comments

sexyLAMBCHOPx December 16, 2015
Loving sll the beautiful and thoughtful gifts from the Community!
 
Winifred R. November 29, 2015
Thanks, I've had an eye open for this and was looking forward to it.
 
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enbe November 28, 2015
I've extended the signup by one day. Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the swap!!!!
 
soojasaurus November 23, 2015
SUPER excited! This will be my first year swapping!
 
Rebecca F. November 20, 2015
SO excited about this!
 
sexyLAMBCHOPx November 18, 2015
done. thank you, enbe!
 
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enbe November 28, 2015
I hope you sign up this year! Donations will be matched through tomorrow!<br />
 
AntoniaJames November 17, 2015
enbe, how long will the Food52 match go on? I'm going to make the minimum for sign-up purposes, but quite likely will contribute more next month, when I do my year-end charitable giving review and donation drill. ;o)
 
Lindsay-Jean H. November 20, 2015
Through the sign up period for the swap!
 
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enbe November 28, 2015
I hope you sign up this year! Donations will be matched through tomorrow!
 
Far N. November 17, 2015
Very excited! Submitted my info last night!<br /><br />Call me dumb, but is there a specific link to the Edible Schoolyard Project we should follow or go to their general website and donate through there?
 
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enbe November 17, 2015
You can go through the website or right here: https://edibleschoolyard.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=1
 
QueenSashy November 17, 2015
Yay it is finally here! And this time with a wonderful cause we can help out.
 
Panfusine November 17, 2015
The cause is a fabulous idea, looking forward to shop hopping for putting together my package.