I went last year and it was LOTS of fun! It was my very first shoebox swap and while I did go with a friend, I met some wonderful new friends. All of the ladies were very nice and welcoming! There was so much to do that time just flies by. The gifts and prizes were great too! I have not signed up this year as I have a church commitment that I am working on getting out of! You will have a good time even on your own! Andrea and Lisa are wonderful hostesses and Karen (vixenstamper) keeps things lively!