I discovered the unique idea of purse swapping while visiting Purses and Such, and being the purse fanatic at I am, I decided to further investigate.
What I found was a fantastic idea for women’s ministry groups! And I knew that I had to share it with all of you ladies.
We’re always looking for something different to bring to our meetings, right ladies? We’ve tried the fashion shows, bonnet contests, dessert nights–I’ve even carried toilet rolls between my knees en route to a plunger. I think maybe it’s time we step out of the box, and consider a fresh idea this year.
Who wouldn’t enjoy the chance to have fun, while taking home a new purse?
Mary Hess of Purses and Such said that her husband, Shannon, came up with the purse swap idea when he noticed that Mary and a friend had a personal swap on their own.
“Wow!” He said. “You should start purse swapping with your friends once a month–like a party–that would save me some money.”
There’s a sensitive man, and a smart thinker! 🙂
July 2007, purse swapping began…. How does it work? Each lady brings 2 or 3 handbags to the party; everyone draws numbers and takes turns choosing a new purse. The key is to encourage women to swap purses that they are currently willing to still carry, otherwise you start getting junk and it’s not fair to the women who bring in nice stuff and walk away with something that’s not so great. But if everyone brings purses to the swap that they are currently carrying but have simply grown tired of, then everyone walks away with a new great new bag!
Visit Purses and Such for the rules and how-to’s on hosting your own purse swap party. Enjoy each other’s fellowship, and have fun!