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 Gatherings at 9:38 AM (148 comments total) 9 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 gmail.com.

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.

LeftMyHeartInSanFrancisco
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


I just sent you my info--my first memail! Hope I've squeaked in under the deadline. Thank you for the great idea and for doing all the work.
posted by a fish out of water at 3:25 AM on November 21


Just got the list - thank you! I know these things are a lot of work to organise.

For anyone else in the UK who needs to know, I have just checked and last posting date to the USA is 14th.
posted by paduasoy at 12:06 PM on November 24 [1 favorite]


needlegrrl, thank you for all your work and time in organizing this! just got my list and i'm so excited!

yay!
posted by mochapickle at 2:22 PM on November 24 [1 favorite]


Thanks, needlegrrl—I’ve got my list!
posted by bookmammal at 2:41 PM on November 24 [1 favorite]


Should I have received a list? I didn't. I've never participated before, but am I somehow banned? Oh my God, I'm banned, aren't I?
I'm joking. Just kidding around. Am I banned, though?
posted by zorseshoes at 9:23 AM on November 25


zorseshoes, I got mine in Memail, do you have that on?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 10:51 AM on November 25


Hmm, I didn't get my list, either. I. Necked MeMail, but I also get a copy sent to my email.
posted by Room 641-A at 11:20 AM on November 25


Yes. I have things in my inbox, but nothing since 11/21.
I have confirmed that I sent a Memail saying I was interested.
posted by zorseshoes at 11:42 AM on November 25


needlegrrl included a personal response to my thanks at the top of my list, so if she's doing that with everyone, I bet it takes her some time to get them all sent out. Thanks again, needlegrrl! I'm setting up the tree so I have a festive environment for card writing (don't @ me - the artificial tree goes up the weekend after Thanksgiving and stays up through Epiphany in this house, and I love every moment of twinkle light).
posted by the primroses were over at 2:09 PM on November 25


Just sent out the rest of the lists, so if you do not have one, please let me know. I've double checked all my memails, so I really really hope I didn't miss anyone!

I sent them out in batches, so some went out yesterday, and the rest today!

I already have notes on how to improve my process for next year (if people want to do it again!). If anyone has suggestions on how to improve the process, please let me know! I'm so glad people were willing to bear with me and be patient. :)

Now, on to the fun part - sending out my cards! :)
posted by needlegrrl at 2:11 PM on November 25 [5 favorites]


I see that I have a Memail. I'm so embarrassed now that I said anything. Thank you so much, needlegrrl!
posted by zorseshoes at 2:43 PM on November 25


I'm glad you said something, zorseshoes, your comment made me realize I wasn't the only one, and lead me to stop worrying and start thinking about how it was unlikely all the list messages would go out at once. (I just got mine earlier today).
posted by Secretariat at 4:55 PM on November 25 [1 favorite]


Thanks for putting this all together needlegrrl!
posted by Tandem Affinity at 5:51 PM on November 25


By the way, sorry if this is a stupid question, but is it intended that our own name is on the list of names we're sent? (I can see how that would make it simpler to send out the lists but then I worry.....so I thought I'd ask and stop worrying....)
posted by Tandem Affinity at 5:53 PM on November 25


Got my list and my cards are ADDRESSED! Out they go on Monday!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:21 PM on November 25 [1 favorite]


Tandem Infinity, I inadvertently did not include my real name with my address etc. I guess when I added my email address my brain checked it off the "things to include " list. I will sign my cards with my my actual name though.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 9:36 AM on November 26


Oh! I just reread your question. Now I get what you're asking.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 9:38 AM on November 26


Tandem Affinity, I wonder if that's a mistake? The list I received doesn't list my address as someone to mail to, is that what you mean? It only lists the people I'm supposed to mail to.
posted by Secretariat at 9:38 AM on November 26


I got a list with a total of 10 names and my name was included—so it seems I’m mailing to 9 Mefites.
posted by bookmammal at 10:14 AM on November 26


I asked this in memail. Apparently, the process is that all the interested names were divided into groups of 10 and then everyone in the group got the same list, which is why you should see your name on the list.
It is vital that you send yourself a card.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 10:54 AM on November 26 [3 favorites]


If you don't send yourself a card the holiday spirit will drain right out of you.
posted by Secretariat at 11:01 AM on November 26 [6 favorites]


Well, OK then... I do LOVE to get mail!
posted by bookmammal at 11:09 AM on November 26


Thanks for alleviating my anxiety all!

It is vital that you send yourself a card.

If you don't send yourself a card the holiday spirit will drain right out of you.

Excellent points indeed !
posted by Tandem Affinity at 3:50 PM on November 26


I sent out the swap groups to international folks first (and the international groups were a little smaller), and everyone received their own name. However, I then got a lot of questions about that, and realized it was sort of silly to send people their own name (although it made it easier to separate out swap groups).

So then, when I sent out the US only groups (which were slightly larger, 11 each), I copied and pasted, but then went back in and pulled out the person's name and address that I was sending the list to, so that there wouldn't be as many questions/so it would make more sense.

I dropped all of my swap cards in the mail this morning!
posted by needlegrrl at 7:24 AM on November 27 [1 favorite]


All y'all in my swap group:

I have been sick with a cough and cold for the past couple days, and have been basically confining myself to a locked room with a humidifier going 24/7 in an effort to combat this. Thus I have not had a chance to even PURCHASE cards yet.

Apologies that my cards will be delayed on account of my temporarily turning into an orchid.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:19 AM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Feel better, EC!
posted by mochapickle at 9:27 AM on November 27


Guys, I had some wine last night and wrote cards to everyone in my swap group (including to myself...and then I wrote random cards to some friends' parents, too). I sent them out today, and if they are super weird I blame the wine and if they are super awesome I take full credit.
posted by aaanastasia at 11:01 AM on November 27 [4 favorites]


THE CARDS ARE IN THE MAIL

* except the card to myself, which I am hand-delivering
posted by roger ackroyd at 2:20 PM on November 27


I have ordered cards to be delivered to me, and once they are (I think tomorrow) I will send them away, and thus the great circle of post will be maintained.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 2:53 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


All my cards have left the building! Except the ones to myself, which have been promptly displayed with the two others so far received.

I learned at the post office that they only have one 'international stamp' (I'm not sure what happened to adding up smaller stamps to get to the total but that doesn't seem to be the 'in thing' anymore), and it is 'succulent'.

To my Canadians, please enjoy the succulence*; to my Americans, please enjoy the snowiness.

*Known where I come from as 'chick and hens'.
posted by Tandem Affinity at 3:50 PM on November 27


So apparently the christmas card place I ordered things from thinks christmas cards are flat, laminated postcard affairs that are all over glossy and can't be written on.
So... I had to order new foldy proper christmas cards.
Everyone might get two christmas cards from me, because hey what else am I gonna do with these dumb things.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 5:46 AM on November 29


I've ordered my holiday/new year cards, and they should be here next week. This is actually the earliest I've ever gotten my order in. :D :D :D
posted by joyceanmachine at 7:33 AM on November 29


In a few weeks I'm teaching a workshop on making handmade rubber stamps to make holiday cards, so I have to learn how to make handmade rubber stamps to make holiday cards, so you all are getting my practice cards!
posted by moonmilk at 7:35 AM on November 29 [2 favorites]


Cards in the mail. Hope everyone has a great holiday season!
posted by bjgeiger at 8:36 AM on November 29


With luck, our mathematical cards will go out in today's mail!
posted by Secretariat at 10:38 AM on November 29


Cards in the mail! Some have weird envelopes because apparently there’s a minimum envelope size for usps. Cards were written at Burp Castle, a Belgian whisper bar in NY. I think they thought I was crazy for doing cards there, but at least I was quiet.
posted by beccasaurus at 2:03 PM on November 29 [3 favorites]


all I want for Christmas is a Burp Castle card
posted by roger ackroyd at 3:02 PM on November 29 [1 favorite]


I want some Belgian beer, so maybe I'll go to Burp Castle to address my cards!
posted by moonmilk at 3:06 PM on November 29 [2 favorites]


If you guys keep saying "Burp Castle" like that I'm going to have to google it. I'm afraid of what I might find (aside from a bar in NY).
posted by Secretariat at 10:51 AM on November 30


most of the top results are for the Taylor Swift song “Burp Castle”
posted by roger ackroyd at 11:16 AM on November 30


I got my first card today from ThePinkSuperhero! (!!!) It's going right on the reindeer tree-card holder.

NaNoWriMo has eaten my brain this month, but I've got a shiny box of cards ready to go and I hope to get on mine this weekend or early next week.
posted by PearlRose at 5:42 PM on November 30


And I got my first card today from needlegrrl! Thank you! I need to figure out a way to display them.
posted by moonmilk at 8:54 PM on November 30


thank you again for doing this, needlegrrl!
Cards not ready yet because my brain says that cards get delivered at New Year's, not in early December. but they are on my list. Looking forward to sending and receiving.
posted by huimangm at 6:20 AM on December 1


Cards and stamps are all purchased, I just need to have a few moments to sit and write them!
posted by ChuraChura at 11:02 AM on December 1


I've got my cards as well, and am most likely no longer contagious so I think it's safe to write them this weekend. :-/
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:03 AM on December 1


Sent my cards off this morning. Will work on getting more interesting cards next year.
posted by antiwiggle at 3:04 AM on December 2


Thank you again for organizing this, needlegrrl! Such fun! In an unprecedented organizational fit, the cards are stamped and ready to send. Someone hand me some laundry to fold or something, I'm on a roll.

Warning, if they contain strange words like "Iorek Byrnison" or "alethiometer" it's because I was listening to Northern Lights while writing them out.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! :)
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 6:10 AM on December 2 [3 favorites]


I got my first one today and it was very cheering! I recommend it! (thank you, probably aaanastasia?)
posted by paduasoy at 6:40 AM on December 2 [1 favorite]


I am getting such a kick out of this, both the receiving and the sending. I haven't sent holiday cards in years, but this project has prompted me to send a few to friends and family also. I've been waiting for the mail lady all morning!
posted by a fish out of water at 9:01 AM on December 2 [4 favorites]


I’ll be getting my cards on Monday. I hoped to find what I was looking for sooner, it now I will just go to the source. I’ve also lost my mailbox key and it doesn’t want to be found, so I’ll get that next week, too.
posted by Room 641-A at 4:25 PM on December 2


Received my first card! It was nice after a long work day.
posted by bjgeiger at 4:37 PM on December 2


Well, my cards have been written and addressed for a couple of days...but I have somehow misplaced my specially purchased Snowy Day stamps!
So—cards will go out on Monday morning with quite ordinary stamps but with very special holiday wishes!
posted by bookmammal at 5:54 PM on December 2


I am wibbling between two different sets of great cards. Maybe I will half-and-half them! Who knows!
posted by corb at 1:22 AM on December 3


I have participated in Secret Quonsar for a number of years and my permanent dude (PD) has always thought it is kind of weird even though he is a lurker here. This year though, a SQ gift has arrived along with several holiday cards and he is suddenly jealous ... and interested!

I wrote out my cards while he was bingeing on It's Always Sunny so I'd say we're not quite in sync yet, but I'll bet he participates next year.
posted by headnsouth at 8:27 AM on December 4


Received two cards so far, and they are a delight! Also I'm relieved to discover we're not the only ones who (spoiler alert) didn't write a personalized message in each. While it's fun to research mefites, and I totally appreciate and think that's super awesome if you're actually doing that, I was worried I'd get too distracted doing that (ooh, shiny, what's that link about?!) and the cards would never get out on time. Maybe next time. But really, for me, just getting a nice card in the mail is good enough!
posted by Secretariat at 9:19 AM on December 4


Also I really wanted to use Snowy Day stamps but my post office is always sold out of them- I guess I should have special ordered them. So we went with hanukkah stamps instead.
posted by Secretariat at 9:25 AM on December 4


I had some cards arrive last week, but saved them to open until Saturday AM and it was quite cheering! Next step is to put them up on our doors, but I think more are coming in the mail today, and I just love everyone's cards so far!
posted by needlegrrl at 12:27 PM on December 4 [1 favorite]


Does anyone more organised than me know how many british stamps it takes to send a card to the US?

Just to save me post office time...
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 3:50 PM on December 4


£1.17 for 10g.
posted by paduasoy at 2:06 AM on December 5


Thanks!
Just got back from posting. Seems like you can just go to the machine and get a worldwide stamp for a 20g card.
I think it was £1.40 so, basically, 2 first class stamps would do it?

My cards were 16g. I wonder how many words are 6g of ink. Could I write less and save postage money?

Anyway, all posted now.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 5:21 AM on December 5


I wrote out my cards on Thursday, and then--flu! They went out today. Thanks for your patience. I've been loving receiving your cards in the mail!
posted by zorseshoes at 4:03 PM on December 5


I got back from vacation and had several cards! It was so nice to come home to! Thank you all :)
posted by aaanastasia at 9:03 AM on December 7 [2 favorites]


Mine went out a week or so ago so they are all in the mail now and I've been getting cards in the mail and they're all so nice! It has been a really bright spot this holiday. Thanks swap group and needlegrrl!
posted by SpaceWarp13 at 3:12 PM on December 7


I was away for a couple of days and came home to a whole herd of cards. Thanks, everyone — they’re all lovely!
posted by holborne at 8:15 PM on December 7


So I’ve been stuck indoors all week because of the smoke (no fire danger tho) and the landlords moved their office from in the building to a few miles away. They are closed on Fridays so I won’t get a mailbox key until next week AND I’m even more behind on the cards. I feel awful, but I can’t wait to open the mailbox and mail out everyone’s cards.
posted by Room 641-A at 8:29 PM on December 7


Came home to a couple today. My own cards will be going out tomorrow!
posted by invokeuse at 10:53 PM on December 7


Thanks for organizing this, needlegrrl. It's been fun seeing the diversity of cards y'all sent.

The last of mine should have gone out today. I'm laid up with a broken foot, so I've been giving cards to friends who visit so they can mail them. It's been a real morale booster to have mail from the internet coming every couple of days. They're on display on my dresser.
posted by LeftMyHeartInSanFrancisco at 1:14 AM on December 8


Thanks, everyone!
posted by LeftMyHeartInSanFrancisco at 1:18 AM on December 8


eeeeee I just got my first card, all the way from America! Thank you mightshould!
posted by ellieBOA at 11:10 AM on December 8


I am loving the cards!!! Thank you so much to everyone!
posted by kimberussell at 11:14 AM on December 8


I've received about half my cards and the first from overseas just arrived!!

Thank you everyone!! :D
posted by RhysPenbras at 1:05 PM on December 8


Posted mine out yesterday, and have started receiving them as well. Such fun!
(Annoyingly, my local post office only had religiously-themed Christmas stamps for cards, so my apologies for that to any recipients who don't celebrate it).
posted by une_heure_pleine at 4:18 PM on December 8


Just this guy, y'know - I am very impressed with your highly relevant card!
posted by paduasoy at 1:36 PM on December 9 [1 favorite]


I sent cards.
I got cards.
The process works!
I believe in the process!
posted by The Underpants Monster at 7:17 AM on December 11 [2 favorites]


Thanks, paduasoy!

The written messages inside got progressively stranger the later on in the evening they were written, so you can all probably judge how late your card got written :)
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 7:40 AM on December 11


Finally sent mine out yesterday! I have loved receiving all y’alls cards! My cat keeps walking through where I set them up and knocking them down, which I’m p sure is an act of love.
posted by oomny at 7:59 AM on December 11


Definitely enjoying our cards here! I've been taping them up on the wall to avoid the cat bowling scenario.
posted by Secretariat at 8:50 AM on December 11 [2 favorites]


the cat bowling scenario

BAND NAME
posted by moonmilk at 9:30 AM on December 11 [3 favorites]


Thus far I've gotten a couple cards, sent all mine out, and I'm watching the mail for the rest.

This actually may be a good test. My local delivery staff is pretty flippin' pathetic - I live in one of a row of 6 brownstones on my block, and we all FREQUENTLY get mail for other ones of the brownstones in my building. The carrier just puts it in the corresponding apartment number (i.e., I'm apartment 4 in 10 fakeymcfakeface street, and I'll get mail for apartment 4 in 12 fakeymcfakeface street instead). I always try to get the mail to the right building, but don't know how frequently people from other buildings do mine.

So if I've only gotten 7 or 8 of the ten cards I was suppsoed to get by the end of the month, this will give me the ammo to go to my post office and raise holy hell ("I only got SEVEN out of TEN CARDS that I know I was supposed to get. And that's just CARDS. How many PACKAGES may have gotten lost?")
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:37 AM on December 11


EC, I haven't sent yours yet! So that's one accounted for.
posted by mochapickle at 9:47 AM on December 11


Oh, I'm not calling anything "lost" until January 6th. It's all good!
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 10:13 AM on December 11


I haven't sent mine yet - or made them yet! (That's scheduled for Sunday.)
posted by moonmilk at 10:24 AM on December 11


my cards went out today as Snowy Day stamps were finally back in stock at my local post office. YAY!

So far I have received 5 metafilter cards, one from my secret quonsor, one from an internet friend, and one from a relative. INTERNET PEOPLE ARE THE BEST PEOPLE.
posted by vespabelle at 6:54 PM on December 12 [1 favorite]


I'm still running behind but I will get them out soon I promise!
posted by Room 641-A at 9:02 PM on December 12


Thank you bookmammal, got yours today, has mine come yet?
posted by ellieBOA at 9:50 AM on December 13


Hi ellieBOA—yes, I got your card yesterday! Thank you so much!
posted by bookmammal at 4:25 PM on December 13


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