Holiday card exchange? November 6, 2017 9:38 AM   Subscribe

Would anyone be interested in a holiday card exchange? I'd also be happy to have a list of people who are interested in receiving holiday cards, even if you don't want/can't send any out this year - I love sending mail!

I haven't ever organized a card swap, but would be happy to try, if people are interested in participating.

I've been in them before where the list is split, either equally in half, or by groups of 20 or so - if you're interested, how many people would you want to send to?
posted by needlegrrl to MetaFilter-Related at 9:38 AM (62 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

I'm super-interested, and would be happy to send to 10 people, maybe? 20 max.
posted by joyceanmachine at 9:54 AM on November 6 [1 favorite]

Oooh, I love this idea! I adore the Secret Quonsor idea but it's super overwhelming to me; this is much more doable!

I'd be in for 10-15 people.
posted by cooker girl at 10:09 AM on November 6 [1 favorite]

This really appeals to me and yes, about 10 people seems doable.
posted by Saminal at 10:35 AM on November 6

This would be fun! I'd also volunteer for about 10-15 folks.
posted by possibilityleft at 10:36 AM on November 6

I'm in, and 10-15 sounds great!
posted by kimberussell at 11:24 AM on November 6

I'd be interested, and 10 people seems the most doable.
posted by aaanastasia at 12:06 PM on November 6

I love sending and receiving holiday cards! I'm in.
posted by Ruki at 12:09 PM on November 6

I’m in for 10. :)
posted by corb at 1:55 PM on November 6

Ten here.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 1:55 PM on November 6

10 sounds reasonable, but I could go up a bit if need be.
posted by Room 641-A at 2:06 PM on November 6

Yes, I would love to send/receive!
posted by bookworm4125 at 2:39 PM on November 6

Great! So if people are comfortable memailing me their addresses, and let me know if you would rather me email you the list or memail it back to you, I can send it out. If you'd rather email me, it's my username at

I will do chunks of 10 people, but if anyone wants to send to more, let me know, and I can add you to more than one group, if we have them.

I can put a list together and have it out to people by November 27th, if we want to make the cut off November 23rd to send it to me.
posted by needlegrrl at 3:10 PM on November 6 [2 favorites]

Also interested! I will email you my address!
posted by Tandem Affinity at 5:58 PM on November 6

I'm in for 10-15, as well. Memailing you now!
posted by firei at 6:39 PM on November 6

Oh fun! I'm in for 10.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 8:22 PM on November 6

Are people willing to send cards internationally? Because I would love to do this, but wouldn't want to be a burden on people.
posted by Literaryhero at 3:31 AM on November 7 [1 favorite]

Same as Literaryhero, I'd love to join if international mail is ok.
posted by hannala at 3:57 AM on November 7

I'm in.
posted by jadepearl at 5:15 AM on November 7

Another in the "I'm in if international mail isn't a problem" group.
posted by huimangm at 5:36 AM on November 7

Yeah, for me the fun bit would be for it to be international.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 6:21 AM on November 7

OO I'm in!! I would be interested in international mail.

Memailing you now! yay!!
posted by RhysPenbras at 6:36 AM on November 7

I would totally mail international. Par Avion!
posted by Room 641-A at 6:38 AM on November 7 [1 favorite]

I can do a separate international group if some people are interested and others aren't - I'd love to do international mail. I should have said it wasn't US only.

Just let me know that you're interested in international, and if the 10 card cap is still ok.
posted by needlegrrl at 6:46 AM on November 7 [1 favorite]

I'm happy to do 10 cards, and I'm cool with the international part!
posted by zorseshoes at 8:26 AM on November 7

I would love to do this, and international would be extra fun!
posted by the primroses were over at 10:00 AM on November 7

I am in, could send cards, and international is fine, since I've got a bunch of random international stamps floating around.
posted by larthegreat at 11:31 AM on November 7

Absolutely in. I have hoards of fun holiday cards that I need to pare down. 10-15 is great!!
posted by Sophie1 at 12:25 PM on November 7

I'm in too!
posted by yawper at 12:26 PM on November 7

Great idea, would love to join in! International as well :)
Ten is good.
posted by fraula at 12:34 PM on November 7

Metachat has done international for years.
posted by brujita at 1:14 PM on November 7

I've never done a card exchange before, but am up for a new experience. Count me in for inTENational.
posted by lharmon at 1:57 PM on November 7

I’d love to do this. Put me down for 10.
posted by holborne at 2:13 PM on November 7

This sounds fun! Just sent you a Memail to get added to the International list.
posted by bookmammal at 4:07 PM on November 7

Oh yes please! Will get in touch. Yay!

Thanks for doing this!
posted by danabanana at 4:43 PM on November 7

I'm totally in! I can't afford Secret Quonsar this year, but 10 cards would be great fun. I will email you my details.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 12:39 AM on November 8

Count me in. I miss getting Christmas/Hanukkah/winter solstice/Diwali/Kwansaa/Yule/Bodhi Day/Festivus/Dongzhai/Chalica/Hogmanay/Eid-al-Fitar/Yaldi/Pancha Ganapati/Saturnalia/holiday cards. Or cards for any other winter holiday.

(I've actually only received cards for three of these, but hope springs eternal.) I'm open to US or International exchanges. Ten cards sounds about right. Will MeMail you my deets.

posted by LeftMyHeartInSanFrancisco at 3:49 AM on November 8

I'm in! Sending my info now.
posted by Nolechick11 at 6:57 AM on November 8

I'm in, and happy to do international! Sending you memail.
posted by gudrun at 8:25 AM on November 8

Also in for international. Have memailed you. Thanks for organising!
posted by une_heure_pleine at 12:35 PM on November 8

I'm in and happy to send internationally, thanks for organizing its a nice idea!
posted by SpaceWarp13 at 1:38 PM on November 8

I'm in! Happy to send international, or not!
posted by Secretariat at 7:03 PM on November 8

I would love to do this. USPS has The Snowy Day stamps!! !
posted by vespabelle at 9:48 PM on November 8

Yeah- this seems like a a perfect excuse to buy some Snowy Day stamps! And not end up still using holiday stamps next June.
posted by Secretariat at 10:37 AM on November 9

I'd love to - I could do about 10 cards.
posted by Archipelago at 2:49 PM on November 9

In for 10, international, and getting my address to you!
posted by invokeuse at 5:35 PM on November 9

Christmas cards!! Please count me in for 10-15, international is fine. I will send my address to you!
posted by googlebombed at 11:47 PM on November 9

10 and international sounds fun. Cards are great!
posted by five_cents at 5:33 AM on November 10

What a nice idea - thanks for making it happen. I'm in!
posted by moonmilk at 4:21 PM on November 10

Is this still open? I'm in/ternational for a baker's dozen.
posted by roger ackroyd at 1:23 PM on November 12

... I hope this is okay, I sent needlegrrl my parents' address – I'll be headed there this Christmas, so I'll see the cards, but my parents have had sort of a bumpy year and I think it would be super fun for them to get surprise holiday mail. (Of course, I will be responsible for the sending part of the equation!)
posted by roger ackroyd at 1:29 PM on November 12 [1 favorite]

I have really enjoyed the MeCha card exchange and would love to continue the tradition here! 10 cards sounds about right to me. I've emailed you.
posted by initapplette at 2:32 PM on November 12

I've submitted my address for international and am très excited. When does it usually start? I dug out all my card prepping paraphernalia today!
posted by Tandem Affinity at 4:52 PM on November 12

roger ackroyd - that is fine by me! I did that one year for my grandmother, which I think she enjoyed,but she was a little confused. :)

Tandem Affinity - I'll have lists out to everyone by the 27th!
posted by needlegrrl at 5:56 AM on November 13 [2 favorites]

I don't send cards to my damn family, why would I send them to you people?

Oh wait, I like you people.

Sign me up!
posted by headnsouth at 9:03 AM on November 13 [1 favorite]

Just wondering - after we've gotten you our addresses and signed up, when can we expect getting the details of people to send cards to?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:57 AM on November 15 [1 favorite]

This comment says signups are staying open until the 23rd, list out on the 27th.
posted by Secretariat at 5:38 PM on November 15

This is beautiful! MeMailing you!
posted by mochapickle at 9:29 AM on November 16

This sounds like the best! MeMailing :)
posted by beccasaurus at 10:09 AM on November 16

I'm in for 10! I'll memail you my address :)
posted by Snacks at 11:31 PM on November 16

I'm in!
posted by WinterSolstice at 1:35 PM on November 17

I'm in for 10! this is wonderful
posted by darsh at 4:40 PM on November 17

I am excite! Thank you, needlegrrl!
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 6:05 AM on November 18

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