1st Annual #SwapDay

What’s the best way to kick off the new year? Why, with a month full of fabulous cross-country swap events anchored by the first National Swap Day on January 22nd!

In 2010, we were lucky enough to have some amazing opportunities and an amazing community of swappers. We love what we do, we really do believe that swapping is here to stay. We love, love, love that the swap trend is sweeping the nation in a big way: there’s so much collaboration between all the top swap organizers around the country — scratch that, the world — and  that spirit of sharing and #swaplove is what we want to celebrate with National Swap Day.

To do our part, we’re launching a massive national press and PR campaign to spread the word about the swap revolution and to help promote the swapping events happening everywhere! We’re encouraging and enabling you to host your own swaps — whether you’re a seasoned host or whether you’ve never hosted a swap before, but have got a ton of friends with great taste and shopping habits. If you do decide to host your own National #SwapDay event, please email us at swapaholics@swap.com. We can send you the official National Swap Day template to create your event page, including National Swap Day logos and graphics in case you want to have swap bags or tees made to sell or give away at your event, and some other goodies. Send us the link to your Facebook event, Eventbrite or Meetup page, and we’ll add you to the list of organized events popping up everywhere!

Naturally, we’re especially psyched about our own National Swap Day event, Exchange Your Ways with the Swapaholics, January 20 at Arts at the Armory in Somerville, MA. It’s going to be our first mega-swap, including sections for men’s, womens’ & kids’ clothing and accessories, plus books, music, movies, and video games, all curated by our favorite Boston-based businesses, bloggers, and editors.

We can’t wait to hear from you, and here’s to making the resolution this January to say out with the old and in with the new — 2011 is about swapping with you!