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This idea came up in the Christmas card thread. I am willing to organize, for a short window of time, a list of real names and addresses of members here who want to send out and receive Christmas/Holiday cards this year. Here is my post from the other thread: 

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This is a fun idea. I think we can do this, but there has to be some parameters. If posters want to PM me, I can compile a list of names and mailing addresses and then, by some deadline - I don’t know which - I will PM everyone who wants to participate the list. 

Here’s the big caveat: I’m not going to include anyone I haven’t “known” around here for a long time. It’s too risky to send identifying info to someone I can’t verify has been part of this community for a long time, very visibly. So, sorry mostly-lurkers who only have 200 posts, or people who just joined. 

Also, as recipients, I do not think we should expect A-list cards from forum buddies, so if, for the purposes of this exchange, we don’t send our premium photos of our families but rather, send a lovely ordinary boxed card, that should be sufficient. Nevertheless, if you want to send premium cards, that’s fine, too! 

Be patient if you can’t at first get an address to me; my box is always full and I’m weirdly possessive of my old conversations here, lol. Also, if you have ever PM’d me in the past, you can add onto an existing conversation without using up more storage. New conversations eat up space, but existing conversations can be added to without affecting it. 

So - I invite anyone who wants to participate in a Christmas card exchange here - so long as I’ve seen you around and you’re not a newbie - to PM me with name and physical address and I will start compiling

I will cap this at around 25 participants. And I will delete this content once we’ve reached that amount, or by Thanksgiving (Nov 28), whichever comes first. 

So if you think it would be fun to send and receive physical mail from your Hive buddies, PM me your details and I will get the compiled list out to participants around Thanksgiving, if not before. 

Cheers! 

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59 minutes ago, PrincessMommy said:

I'd like to join too.  I like receiving cards as well.  

** I'm also weirdly possessive of my old PMs.  I thought it was just me 😏

Here’s me, looking at my old PMs, trying to decide which to delete:

”Awww, there’s the one where that poster said I have nice hair. I don’t want to delete that....oh, here’s the one where a boardie offered to help me with something IRL; I have to keep that one...here’s that poster who always remembers my baby’s birthdate, she’s so thoughtful to send me that PM...” 😄

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12 hours ago, gardenmom5 said:

I'd love to join in.  

PM me your info. 🙂 

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I would love to, but it is $2 to send a postcard, and last time we tried, only a couple got thru. Please know I wish you all a happy holiday season!❤

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4 hours ago, Chris in VA said:

I would love to, but it is $2 to send a postcard, and last time we tried, only a couple got thru. Please know I wish you all a happy holiday season!❤

My DD's postcards to us & many others that she sent from overseas this summer never arrived. So, sorta glad it wasn't just her and sorta sad they got lost in the ocean....

@Quill Good of you to organise this. 

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Just bumping. We have not maxed out yet if anyone else wants to join in. 

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A bump; we are not maxed out yet, so if interested, pm me. 

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This is such a sweet idea!

I’m probably in the mostly lurker category 🤣, so I’ll just wish all of you a Very Happy Holidays from here! 🥰

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On 11/21/2019 at 4:02 PM, Thatboyofmine said:

I got Christmas cards today!!!    Woohoo!!!  

Really?  I haven't heard anything and don't have any contact information for anyone.  I thought I was on the list, but maybe not. 😏

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9 minutes ago, PrincessMommy said:

Really?  I haven't heard anything and don't have any contact information for anyone.  I thought I was on the list, but maybe not. 😏

No, I bought cards!  Sorry!    I bought two packs and figured I’ll send out some to a few irl peeps, as well.  

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Ah, I would have loved to do this, but DH was hesitant. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all, anyway!!! Love you guys! ❤️

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1 hour ago, PrincessMommy said:

Really?  I haven't heard anything and don't have any contact information for anyone.  I thought I was on the list, but maybe not. 😏

I haven’t sent the list yet. 🙃 I intend to send it tommorow. It will just take a little time to list them. There are 19 members on the list. 

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I am trying to send the list to you, @Pen, but I guess your inbox is full?

Hopefully the PDF attachment opens and works for everyone. If it doesn't work, let me know.

 

-Danielle

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Hey, quick question posed by one of the people on the exchange: Is there anybody who is bothered if the card are “Holiday”, not “Christmas,” or vice versa? I used the terms interchangeably but I wouldn’t want someone to be upset they were wished a Merry Christmas when they were expecting something less specific or, conversely, they were wished Happy Holidays when they expected an acknowledgement of Christmas specifically. 

If there is any issue with this, PM me so I can clarify it on the list. 

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On 11/19/2019 at 3:18 PM, RootAnn said:

My DD's postcards to us & many others that she sent from overseas this summer never arrived. So, sorta glad it wasn't just her and sorta sad they got lost in the ocean....

@Quill Good of you to organise this. 

Oh man I just saw this thread, and my first thought was, but only if RootAnn joins.

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@Quill  I cleared some PM.  I will try to clear a few more tomorrow.    Thanks for tagging me to let me know and for setting this up!

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6 hours ago, Liz CA said:

Shucks. I missed this completely. Maybe next year if we are doing it again.

Liz, if you send me your name and address, I can send you the list and I can PM it through to the other participants. 

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I was wondering on the Merry Christmas vs. Season’s Greetings last night. I am happy with any or all sentiments. I bought seasonal cards because I will use some for school teachers that I don’t know. I do write Merry Christmas in cards I send to people I know celebrate Christmas by religion or culture.

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I have not purchased cards yet. I need to know if Merry Christmas is okay. I"m assuming we're staying away from religious? Just a funny card or season's greetings type card?

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4 minutes ago, Arctic Mama said:

All my cards are religious because I am and it’s Christmas, nobody stone me 🤣

Seriously yes.

mail that’s not bills is always good.

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I’m going to assume we’re all grown-ups here and any sentiment is fine, religious or not. If someone really has a problem with that, do let me know, but I agree with fairfarmhand - the point is to bring each other cheer and uplift one another, whether than is Christian or secular. The cards I bought are not overtly religious, but that has been my habit since long, long ago, when I worked with people who were predominantly Jewish. 

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On 11/19/2019 at 2:10 PM, Chris in VA said:

I would love to, but it is $2 to send a postcard, and last time we tried, only a couple got thru. Please know I wish you all a happy holiday season!❤

If you can get over close to the Machane Yehuda Shuk, I have friends who are sending their kids to me for Chanukah.  She's offered to send me whatever I want and I want to help YOU.  If you want to send cards from J'lem to the US, I can have them ferried to Boston and I can do the rest.  And if there is anything small you want to send back to the US or from here back there, let me know.  They are coming Dec 19-31.

Wishing I were there,

Yael

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3 hours ago, YaelAldrich said:

If you can get over close to the Machane Yehuda Shuk, I have friends who are sending their kids to me for Chanukah.  She's offered to send me whatever I want and I want to help YOU.  If you want to send cards from J'lem to the US, I can have them ferried to Boston and I can do the rest.  And if there is anything small you want to send back to the US or from here back there, let me know.  They are coming Dec 19-31.

Wishing I were there,

Yael

Oh my goodness Yael, that is so completely kind of you! We have things covered for now but I can't thank you enough for such thoughtfulness!! Machane Yehuda is just a 5 minute tram ride away (we live right on the Seam so taking the tram is something I do all the time). I really appreciate you!

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On 12/1/2019 at 6:59 PM, Quill said:

Hey, quick question posed by one of the people on the exchange: Is there anybody who is bothered if the card are “Holiday”, not “Christmas,” or vice versa? I used the terms interchangeably but I wouldn’t want someone to be upset they were wished a Merry Christmas when they were expecting something less specific or, conversely, they were wished Happy Holidays when they expected an acknowledgement of Christmas specifically. 

If there is any issue with this, PM me so I can clarify it on the list. 

 

All are fine with me.  

I’m about to do mine — I usually get more Seasons Greetings type, but this year, they seem to say Christmas/ or look like Christmas .  Did anyone want a specifically Happy Holidays not Christmas? 

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5 minutes ago, Pen said:

 

All are fine with me.  

I’m about to do mine — I usually get more Seasons Greetings type, but this year, they seem to say Christmas/ or look like Christmas .  Did anyone want a specifically Happy Holidays not Christmas? 

Nobody told me they had a specific preference. 

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7 hours ago, Chris in VA said:

Oh my goodness Yael, that is so completely kind of you! We have things covered for now but I can't thank you enough for such thoughtfulness!! Machane Yehuda is just a 5 minute tram ride away (we live right on the Seam so taking the tram is something I do all the time). I really appreciate you!

If you change your mind (you have time!) or think of stuff you want from the US to J'lem, please don't hesitate.  I don't think we're going as a family until next fall but my offer stands for then (and we have LOTS of luggage capability!).  A Merry Christmas to you in the Holy Land.  Eat a sufganiyah (Hanukah doughnut) for me, preferably halvah flavored.

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20 hours ago, Thatboyofmine said:

I got a card today!!!   Thank you @Acorn!  🥰  It’s sitting on top of my China cabinet! 
 

I sent mine out today! 

 

Mine go on or above my mantle along with the Christmas stockings.  

Usually.  With the hive ones maybe I’ll brighten up a second location.  

 

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@Arctic Mama, don’t worry about the cards if you don’t have this underway. Most important thing is keeping the little tadpole safe. 

Much love to you! 

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Bump!

I've been receiving beautiful cards! Thank you so much! 

I can list them if anyone if wondering if her card made it here.

I hope mine have been arriving. the cards are kind of thick. i know they had enough postage but then I started worrying about them getting mangled...

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@myblessings4

Answering your question...

I did make the cards I sent out. Thank you for the compliment! i am sure they aren't everyone's taste but I wanted an old-fashioned looking card. 

My DH saw them and said they looked like something you'd find cleaning out your grandma's dresser! LOL

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I SWEAR I WILL GET MY CARDS OUT 😫

It’s been so crazy and I am in denial that Benny’s birthday is tomorrow and Christmas is next week.   But I swear I haven’t forgotten any of you and love all the great updates included in each card!

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13 minutes ago, Arctic Mama said:

I SWEAR I WILL GET MY CARDS OUT 😫

It’s been so crazy and I am in denial that Benny’s birthday is tomorrow and Christmas is next week.   But I swear I haven’t forgotten any of you and love all the great updates included in each card!

Christmas is a season not a day!

And if you don't get them out, we all understand. 

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5 minutes ago, unsinkable said:

Christmas is a season not a day!

And if you don't get them out, we all understand. 

THE BOX IS SITTING ON MY KITCHEN COUNTER, DARNIT!  They won’t look as good as yours but I WILL mail them 😆

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2 hours ago, unsinkable said:

@myblessings4

Answering your question...

I did make the cards I sent out. Thank you for the compliment! i am sure they aren't everyone's taste but I wanted an old-fashioned looking card. 

My DH saw them and said they looked like something you'd find cleaning out your grandma's dresser! LOL

I love things that were found in my Grandma's dresser! 

 

So here's a confession.

 

My grandmother loved Christmas cards. My mother was an only child and I got all of Grandmother's things. I found a stack of old Christmas cards in there. I love them. The font is all vintagey. 

And that's what I sent most of y'all!

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2 hours ago, Arctic Mama said:

I SWEAR I WILL GET MY CARDS OUT 😫

It’s been so crazy and I am in denial that Benny’s birthday is tomorrow and Christmas is next week.   But I swear I haven’t forgotten any of you and love all the great updates included in each card!

I just stuck on the last stamp, no judgement here 😂

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