Hi, all. It was so exciting to get the guidelines and the lists for this swap. Once I saw the list of themes I couldn't just do nothing! So I started thinking about how I could keep a handle on all these ideas, addresses, deadlines, etc. Yipes!
Answer? Index cards! I made a 4x6 card for each month and wrote the recipients name, theme, and particular likes or dislikes. I also wrote the country they live in so the overseas pages can be mailed a little early (maybe?).
As I go through magazines, blogs, and generally around town, I will grab photos and/or thoughts relating to the themes and stick them on - or with - the index card. You can see that I have a few already.
I'm thinking this is pretty brilliant for someone who is as scattered and dis-organized as I am. LOL! Time will tell if it actually works, however!
What are the rest of you doing to prepare?