The Marian ATC Swap

by | Jun 23, 2010 | Kids Artwork, Marian | 7 comments

Yesterday afternoon, in the middle of celebrating Snuggles’ birthday, we were all very excited when the mailman delivered our artist trading cards (ATC’s) from the Marian ATC Swap.

My children had so much fun looking at all the lovely illustrations, in honor of Our Lady, and then finding out who they were from on the backs of the cards.  
I never did post the pictures I took of the cards we sent for the swap. So, here are some pictures of the ATC’s we sent, in addition to the ones we received:

by Captain (age 9)
To: Captain 
by Rascal (age 8)
To: Rascal  

by Twinkle Toes (age 6)
To: Twinkle Toes
by Chiquita (age 5)
To: Chiquita
My Cards
I just LOVED all of the ATC’s I received, and immediately recognized the beautiful cards made by Vee and Lydia!  
Thank you to everyone!!!  
My children have all added their cards to their Holy Card Collection Albums and are already looking forward to participating in the next swap in the Fall!
Thank you Kimberlee for hosting this wonderful opportunity for us all.   
May God reward you! 


  1. Karen

    My 8 year old was happy to see that Rascal got one of her cards and we got one of his!

  2. Patty

    Hi Jessica,
    Being a newer follower, could you re-explain the swap? the rules? is it open to more? how could we get started in our own homeschool group? etc…

    When you have a moment, I'd truly appreciate it. I know plenty of kiddos who would love to do this.


  3. Jessica Gordon

    Karen ~ I will have to show Rascal your blog post!

    Patty ~ This swap was organized and hosted by Kimberlee at Pondered in my Heart. You can read all about it here. Before this swap I had never even heard of an ATC card, but we had so much fun! For this swap Kimberlee had each person make 5 cards, mail them to her with a return envelope, and then her and her family sorted them for the exchange and mailed them back. Kimberlee said she is planning on organizing another in the Fall in honor of all the Saints, and I'm sure it will be open to everyone just like this one was. It wouldn't be hard to coordinate one for your homeschool group either. What a fun idea!

  4. Kelly

    Wow! You received some great ones! We had so much fun participating in the swap. We're also looking forward to the one in the fall. My boys are even wanting in on it now, lol. They saw the cards that the girls received and felt a little left out I think.

    Thanks for sharing, Jessica.

    God bless!

  5. Unknown

    We had a great time too! This was such a fun experience!
    @Kelly, all three of my boys participated and my oldest was kind of dissapointed that he only got one card from another boy. He also loved all of the cards, though 🙂

  6. Kimberlee

    Thanks to you and all of your artists for participating! We all loved all your beautiful cards. It looks like Chiquita got one of Kateri's too (Lovely Lady dressed in pink, lol).


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