Worldwide Culture Swap May Giveaway l UK mini-package

WCS May Giveaway – UK mini-package inside!

 Thank you for all the warm wishes that we have been receiving since setting up this new site!

To give back a little love and in the spirit of culture swaps we are introducing our first giveaway!  Oh and we will post it to anywhere in the world 🙂

Each month we will have a competition/giveaway with a different theme and there will be lots of ways to take part so keep your eye out for them.

This month’s theme is the United Kingdom.

The lucky person chosen at random from all entries will receive this wonderful little mini culture swap package with some goodies representing the UK.
The package includes 3 die cast metal models (a London bus, a telephone box and the clock tower from Westminster (Big Ben) as well as a Union Jack notebook and pencil.
How to enter the giveaway?

There are lots of ways to enter this giveaway; you can choose to do them all or just one or two but each different thing you do will count as another change of winning. You can:

  • Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
  • Follow us by email (at the bottom of the page).
  • Pin us, G+ us, share us etc – just be sure to leave us a comment telling us what you did.
  • Send us a post from your blog that we can feature here (any culture related posts welcomed including recipes, art and crafts and explanations of customs or traditions).
  • Sign up for any of our swaps.
  • Spread the word about this site in a new creative way that we haven’t listed (just tell us what you did in the comments). 
  • For an extra opportunity to win you can also submit a UK culture themed post or email us pictures or drawings to rachael (at )glaving (dot) com.
We will randomly choose a winner on the 31st may and announce it on the site, so be sure to check it on that day!

The Little Red Farm Worldwide Cultural Exchange l Follow-up

 If  you haven’t read my previous post about the worldwide cultural exchange we have signed up for, you can do so here. We were “assigned” four other families located in: Singapore, the United States, the United Kingdom and France (but it is a Brazilian family). I decided to represent both France and Canada thinking it would be more fun ! I posted two care packages with Canadian goodies to the Brazilian and the British family this afternoon and I have just started working on the French goodies. It was a lot of fun to put together the first two packages and hope they will enjoy their packages ! 

Sign up here: Worldwide Cultural Exchange


The Little Red Farm Worldwide Cultural Exchange

I have recently come across an amazing blog called The Little Red Farm; the author had the wonderful idea to organize a Worldwide Cultural Exchange which we have just signed up for. So what is the objective of this cultural exchange?

The objective is to share information with a group of other families about the country in which you live (or that you will be representing) so that they can get a feel for the culture of that country. This is achieved by sending a package to the family (usually addressed to the child or children) with bits and pieces that you have chosen to give a good overview of what it is like to live there.

I remember the excitement of receiving letters from penpals, and postcards from other young kids like myself when I was a girl and I believe my daughter will benefit greatly in doing such cultural exchange. I want her to be aware of the rich diversity of the world and feel that she is part of it.   I will keep whatever she receives in a special treasure box, until she is old enough to do it herself. I am so thrilled about this, I thought I would share with fellow culture/languages enthusiast readers.

I will keep you updated !