I received a flip flop exchange letter in the mail a couple years ago, but I didn’t receive it until summer was almost over, so it didn’t go so well for me. My mom is who sent it to me and then I sent it out. I got NO flip flops and she got one pair. Disappointing!
That being said, I still think it is a super fun idea and if we get it going now, it should be successful for all of us. It’s very early in the season, so this is the perfect time!
I’ve never seen a child’s flip flop exchange, but I thought it would be fun to include them too! My kids love flip flops (especially my daughter!).
I also thought it would be better if we kept it all electronic so we could be a little more environmentally friendly. Why put all that paper out when all of us do most of our communicating via email, facebook, blogs, etc??
Okay! If you want to participate, just email me at email@example.com. I will email you the letter and you can get started right away! Make sure to let me know if you want the adult letter or the child letter (or both!).
All you have to do is send a new pair of flip flops to the person in spot #1 in your letter, move your name to spot #2, send the email to 6 or more of your friends and you are done!
All the details will be in the letter, so you will know exactly what to do!
If we all send it to at least 6 friends, we should get at least 36 pairs of flip flops!! How’s that for a return?? You send out ONE pair and receive 36 pairs!!!
Another idea for this fun exchange is to donate some of your flip flops you receive to your local shelters or whatever cause you support (one neat cause is called Soles 4 Souls).
Don’t care for flip flops?? Donate ALL yours to Soles 4 Souls!! It’ll be like your own little shoe drive for charity!
Alright, that’s enough out of me. If you would like to participate in this fun exchange, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and send me the email address you would like the letter sent to. Make sure to tell me if you would like an Adult Flip Flop Exchange letter or a Kids Flip Flop Exchange letter. (Also, please put “flip flop exchange” in the subject line)
Please come back later on in the season and tell me how many pairs of flip flops you and and your kids received and/or donated!!
****Another note: Some people have been confused and thought that the flip flops they would receive/give would be used. This is absolutely not true! It is only called an ‘exchange’, because we would all be giving each other flip flops. However, the flip flops you give and receive should be new, just bought at the store, flip flops! Hope that clears things up for people! :) ****
*** Yet another note: I hope this doesn’t sound super rude, but please don’t email me asking me how to start your own letter. Also, don’t email me asking for the letter and then change all the names on it to yours and a friend or whoever. Please send it to the person in spot #1, just as if you had received it in the mail. I put work into writing both letters (and to my knowledge, I am the first to do a kids flip flop exchange and would love for my own kids to benefit…especially since they have been excited about it!). Thank you. And again, I apologize if all that sounds rude, but it is disheartening to get emails asking for help and the people emailing have no intention of using the letters I provide.