Do receiving blankets work as swaddles?

Kendra • First time mom to my baby boy, 06.04.19 💙

I got a ton of receiving blankets at my baby shower but absolutely no swaddles, is there a difference? Can you swaddle your baby with a receiving blanket? Please don’t judge I’m a first time mom and I’m learning along the way, baby will be here in less than 6 weeks!