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Holiday Card Swap! *sign ups open!*

Postby katgyrl » Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:27 am

I'm starting the Holiday Card Swap! This is my favorite thing to do every year because it is so much fun getting holiday cards in the mail (makes me feel popular ;) ).

How the swap works:

When you sign up, you send me your mailing address. When sign ups close, I then send everyone a list of all the participants and their addresses (minus your own of course) and you send a card to everyone on your list. If we get 8 people who sign up, everyone would be sending out 7 cards, make sense? Easy peasy lemon squeezy. International members are most welcome!

Swap Info:

Sign up deadline: October 31st
Mailing deadline: December 5th

Rules:

--Cards may be handmade or store-bought and must be regular greeting card size (no teeny tiny cards, you are welcome to go larger just be aware there may be extra postage).
--Cards may be all the same or tailored to each participant (or some of each :) ).
--Cards may be for any winter holiday or general winter. Be prepared to receive cards that may be celebrating a different holiday than you do.
--Be prepared to send cards internationally, which costs more than regular mail.
--All cards must be postmarked by the mailing deadline. If you need to mail your cards out late PM me immediately!
--Once the sign up deadline has passed and addresses have been exchanged, you may not back out of the swap! Negative feedback will be left for anyone who does not send out their cards.
If you are not certain you will be able to meet the deadlines or follow all the rules, do not sign up!
--Most important rule: Have fun!!


To sign up:
post in this thread your holiday of preference, and your favorite thing about winter/the holidays (in case any participant wants to tailor their cards) and then PM me your mailing address. Once I receive your address I will post your username in our list of participants!

So, who's excited?!


List of participants:
Katgyrl
twincheckers
Waylah
TequilaMockingbird
ibuildabrit
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Re: Holiday Card Swap!

Postby katgyrl » Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:30 am

I celebrate a traditional Christian Christmas, but if you have a different winter holiday you celebrate I would love to get a card about that!

Some of my favorite wintery things are reindeer (LOVE!), penguins, polar bears (okay, any winter animal really), anything sparkly and glittery!!! I love seeing all the Christmas trees and lights and decorations that go up everywhere!

I'm super excited for this card swap!
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Re: Holiday Card Swap! *sign ups open!*

Postby twincheckers » Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:28 pm

Holiday: My boyfriend and I do a non religious Christmas, but feel free to send a card for whatever holiday you celebrate however you celebrate it.

Favorite thing about the holiday season: I love all wintery animals. I've never met a gingerbread man I didn't like.
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Re: Holiday Card Swap! *sign ups open!*

Postby Waylah » Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:44 am

Holidays are coming! Yay!
I'm an atheist :D and its Summer here! :D
December is all about sunshine and the beach and doing things outdoors. My favorite things about the Summer holidays are the long hot days, eating outside, going camping, and swimming at the beach! :)
I also like the warm evenings and looking at the stars (which you can actually see once you get out of the city!)
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Re: Holiday Card Swap! *sign ups open!*

Postby TequilaMockingbird » Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:52 am

Yay! I'm so excited. I celebrate Christmas but not religiously. I love everything about this season, and also love animals and wintery scenes. Also, Santa and reindeer, but I'm not opposed to getting a card from whatever holiday you celebrate. :)
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Re: Holiday Card Swap! *sign ups open!*

Postby katgyrl » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:41 am

Anyone else? The more people in this swap, the more fun it is!

As a side note, if you don't think you want to participate in the swap but wouldn't mind sharing your address with me I would love to still send you a card. :)
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Postby TequilaMockingbird » Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:50 pm

One of the best parts of the season is receiving holiday cards in the mail! I know its still a little early to be thinking about the holidays. But I can't wait to start. I'm thinking of making some LPS inspired winter themed cards. :) :) :)
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Re: Holiday Card Swap! *sign ups open!*

Postby ibuildabrit » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:48 am

I can't afford to do the holiday swap (or any swap which makes me super sad) but I can do the card swap. I'm in. I'm not religious but I will take any card you wish to send me.
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Re: Holiday Card Swap! *sign ups open!*

Postby katgyrl » Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:32 am

We're glad you could join us Brit!!
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Postby ibuildabrit » Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:42 pm

katgyrl wrote:We're glad you could join us Brit!!


I really appreciate it! I'm sorry I've been so neglectful of this forum!
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Re: Holiday Card Swap! *sign ups open!*

Postby katgyrl » Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:23 pm

Sign ups are going to close soon! We still have room for more participants! :D

I was just comparing some other swaps, and do you guys think the shipping deadline is too early? I guess I was going off last year some international cards took their time to get to their desitination, and cards are better early than late. But what do you guys think? If I move the shipping deadline back a week, will that enable anyone to join that couldn't before?
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Postby TequilaMockingbird » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:19 pm

Did you check those that did it last year? Maybe sarafina would be interested? I miss her presence here :(
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Re: Holiday Card Swap! *sign ups open!*

Postby katgyrl » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:31 am

Sorry guys, Halloween got a little crazy here.

I talked to Sarafina the other day and told her about the card swap and regular swap. I don't think she has energy for them this year, she's actually expecting a new baby and has been pretty sick. Her presence here is very missed! She told me she misses the forum too!

If anyone wants to send PMs to another member they think might be interested but hasn't' signed up yet, do so and let me know! We can add a few last minute members! :)

Otherwise, looks like our participant list this year is:
Katgyrl
twincheckers
Waylah
TequilaMockingbird
ibuildabrit

So you will be sending out four cards (unless you want to also send one to yourself, which is totally fine ;) ).

I will send out addresses in a bit!
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Postby TequilaMockingbird » Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:43 pm

Can we beg Leah to join? I just love her artwork! :lol: ;) ;)
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Postby katgyrl » Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:09 pm

Sorry I'm way dropping the ball this year. :oops: How is everyone doing? Does anyone have their cards ready?
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Postby katgyrl » Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:43 am

You should have received the addresses to send cards to. Let me know if you haven't! How is everyone doing with their cards?
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Postby katgyrl » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:20 pm

I am using store bought cards this year (cute ones!) and I got mine all filled out and addressed tonight while watching "Scorpion". How are you doing?
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Postby ibuildabrit » Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:37 pm

Mine might be a bit late because I've come up with a cute idea. I hope.
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Postby katgyrl » Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:33 pm

I can't wait to see Brit! :)

I've got my cards all ready to go! I think they are adorable, hopefully you guys like them. :D I'm going to go ahead and mail them off tomorrow! Anyone else ready to go? Feel free to mail anytime now. If you are going to be later than December 5th send me a PM ASAP! Try to mail your cards out on time! We want them to get to their destinations before Christmas. ;)
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Postby twincheckers » Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:39 am

Cards are going out tomorrow!

They may be a little sloppy, I hurt my wrist at work a couple weeks ago and writing is still a bit of a process. :roll:
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Postby katgyrl » Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:48 am

Sorry to hear that twincheckers! Hope your wrist is feeling better soon!

My cards were mailed out yesterday as well!
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Postby Waylah » Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:49 pm

All mine are posted! :D
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Postby twincheckers » Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:23 pm

Mailed all mine on Tuesday.... completely forgot to post on here that I sent them out. lol.
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Postby TequilaMockingbird » Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:47 am

Mailed mine too! Looking forward to getting cards in the mail!
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Postby ibuildabrit » Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:01 pm

Twincheckers your card was really cute! Mine will be sent out Monday or Tuesday! I know I know I'm super late but they are adorable!
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