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Post card / Christmas card exchange

A thread to discuss same.

Fairly simple really, we exchange addresses and send each other a post card or Christmas card. Either is fine. They can be anything you desire to send, something from the Hallmark aisle or printed on your computer or handmade or delivered by angels with curly wings.

If you do want to make your card I suggest keeping them fairly small so the postage is not excessive.

Each person will send me their mailing address via PM on c.com and I will send the complete list to all participants Then we will each send a card to each participant. So far there are 4 signed up so that makes, wait for it, wait, almost. Yes, 4 cards to send out! But they can all 4 be the same card, they don't have to be individual designs.

The main goal is to keep the US postal service in bussiness as they have been hemoraging a few billion dollars each year lately. OK, not the main goal really. Really it is just for fun.

We are getting started a little late on this but hopefully it will work out that people will get a card before Christmas.

If you are ambitious and want to try making your own cards there are lots of options for that.

Here is a short tutorial on foam plate prints that might be fun to try.

http://www.artforsma...ray-prints.html

You can buy pre-made blank cards at many art and craft stores. They are usually just watercolor paper cut and folded to fit an envelope.

So far we have these people signed up:

GFinDC

Mushroom

KarenG

Jerseyangel

Please don't post your address or contact info in this thread!

We need a cutoff to keep it from getting too expensive postage wise, so lets say no more than 10 total participants.

OK, any questions are welcome.

Thanks for signing up and I hope you enjoy the card exchange project!

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The excellent suggestion was made that we use the option of email cards vs snail mail cards. We will assume that cards will be emailed via the celiac.com PM system instead. If you would like to use snail mail, I can send your address to members per your direction also. Or you can PM it yourself instead. Either way works fine.

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Leesur in ;)

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Since postage for me (both to and from) is too expensive, I vote for electronic cards

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Cool, Shroomie is for the electric shock therapy, er electronic delivery option. GFLover signed up too but for the postal support system.

I'll mark the names with a super secret code so we don't have to reveal our druthers.

GFLover P or E

GFinDC P or E

Mushroom E

KarenG P or E ?

Jerseyangel P or E ?

hint on the secret codes

P could refer to a horse or pony delivery method once used in the American West.

E could refer to the transmission of information via the ether so often found in various cosmic locales.

I assume everyone is ok with the E option by default, but some have indicated a strange willingness to accept the P option.

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GottaSki P or E are both fine -- top secret info will be transferred to GFinDC ;)

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Bah Humbu...Oh wait, I mean Merry Christmas. :lol:

Actually though, I need to opt out. I don't even send Christmas cards to my close friends back in Connecticut. I call them instead. And I'm not even good enough on a computer to send group emails.

So if it's OK with you guys, I'll just wait until it gets closer and post on the Merry Christmas thread that will no doubt show up here on the forum. :)

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Bah Humbu...Oh wait, I mean Merry Christmas. :lol:

Actually though, I need to opt out. I don't even send Christmas cards to my close friends back in Connecticut. I call them instead. And I'm not even good enough on a computer to send group emails.

So if it's OK with you guys, I'll just wait until it gets closer and post on the Merry Christmas thread that will no doubt show up here on the forum. :)

OK, Bartfull is a humbugger. :) I suppose that's ok. Thanks for poppinjg in tho Bartful! :D

Lisa, got your secret info and writing it in lemon juice on the refrig door.

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P or E are fine with me, I"m in PM sent.

Great, thanks Dave, you are in the list then!

GFLover P or E

GFinDC P or E

Mushroom E

KarenG P or E ?

Jerseyangel P or E ?

NCDave P or E

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OK, the info for all participants has been sent out. If you didn't get it for some wonderful internet email reason please le me know.

Tanks in advance formation! :)

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Hey, I would like to join in, but I am travelling, and therefore I can't do P, because it would be intercontinental postage for me.

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OK, the info for all participants has been sent out. If you didn't get it for some wonderful internet email reason please le me know.

Tanks in advance formation! :)

No email here - checked inbox & spam.

Oh I'm not on the list above either - that's prolly why I didn't get marching orders?

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Hey, I would like to join in, but I am travelling, and therefore I can't do P, because it would be intercontinental postage for me.

We are doing email Xmas with Shroomie. Could you do that?

I got a Pm from Paul with addresses but no email.

I got addresses for: gluten-free LOver, GFinDC(Paul), Lisa Ski, & NC Dave. He didn't give me Patti or Shroomie. He might think I already had them?

PAUL!

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No email here - checked inbox & spam.

Oh I'm not on the list above either - that's prolly why I didn't get marching orders?

I didn't get the email either, just checked.

We are doing email Xmas with Shroomie. Could you do that?

I got a Pm from Paul with addresses but no email.

I got addresses for: gluten-free LOver, GFinDC(Paul), Lisa Ski, & NC Dave. He didn't give me Patti or Shroomie. He might think I already had them?

PAUL!

This card exchange is a smell-oiled machine Crayon! :) Updated list sent out, Yahoo changed their mail client on me and they picked the wrong time to do that. Other conundrums of utmost importance also impinged on the submission of the official, unalterable and most fluid list.

Lisa, please check again, you are on the message for surely and purely.

ButterflyChaser has been added for a final count of 8, yes 8 participants that's 2 less than 10 if you are the counting sort.

Patti, You are on the message also, and the updated listing tonight.

I still need email for a couple people, who will remain anonymous until I type their names, Shroomster and GFLuvinlover. Gee, that didn't take long!

I printed cards yesterday but they are still drying so twill be a little longer before they can be sent out.

Sorry, for slow response, my internet connection was down all day yesterday and all morning. Then I bought anew keyboard and had to return it later today. Was flaky. Then the cat started meowing and the sweet taters in the crock pot started calling all at once.

GFLover P or E

GFinDC P or E

GotterSki (Lessuer) P or E

Mushroom E

KarenG P or E ?

Jerseyangel P or E ?

NCDave P or E

ButterflyChaser P or E

Ok, update numero Tres has been sent out with top most important information in secret code. Please read and burn the email after writing your Christmas gift list on it.

And Crayon, I heard u already, y all the shouting? :) You acting like we are heading over a cliff or sumthin... Just kidding. :)

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Thanks Paul!

I received my marching orders and already had a Christmas Card from NCDave -- Thanks Dave :)

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Paul .....you are the older (much older) brother I never had! :blink:

I think Butterfly wanted email because she is flitting about the globe!

Thansk NC Dave! I got a nice card from him already!

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Ahh good, time to get me a gluten-free beer then lil-sis! :) Where's my ink-well...

Thanks NCDave, I got a card from you the other day, very nice!

And gluten-free Lover too, thanks so much tis a beyootiful card indeed!

Ok, things are rolling along now. I have some addressing to do and mailing but will get my cards out ASAP.

Merry Cheistmas everyone and to all a good weekend!

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Wow...Colleen!

Thank you for the beautiful card...what a wonderful surprise in the mailbox today :)

I'll be pulling anchor on the cards guys -- looks like early next week

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I actually got my cards addressed at last. I put on a Youtube Christmas song play list to help the process along.

Christmas Music Playlist Part Two

https://www.youtube....h?v=gR-KhnZ_Tvw

This playlist may not work in all countries, but you can search Youtube for Christmas Music playlist to find more. This one has Elvis in it! :)

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