MeFi Holiday Card Exchange November 1, 2021 4:43 PM   Subscribe

MeFi Holiday Card Exchange form is live!

Sign ups are open, and will close approximately 9am EST 11/14. I'll have assignments out by end of day EST 11/16 - if you haven't gotten yours by then, please check your spam/junk and contact me.

This is our fifth year!

We have 5, 10, up to 20 and up to 30 options available!

You can choose US only, send anywhere (international) or Europe only (if there are enough signups for this).

Other answers to commonly asked questions-
- We don't have a specific timeline on when you need to have your cards sent out by, just whenever you can.
- If something happens and you can't send out your cards after all, send me a message, and I will happily send some for you!
- Any type of card is fine - store-bought, handmade, postcards, etc.
- Number of card options are 5, 10, up to 20, up to 30. If you are open to more than 10, but not 20, you can add that to the notes. Sometimes the sorting works out that I have some odd numbers. Also, if you choose up to 20/30, it is possible that you will have a duplicate (because you may be in two lists of 10) - so it may not work out perfectly evenly.

If you don't have the bandwidth to do the card exchange, but you'd like to get a holiday card anyway, I am happy to send one - just memail me your info!

I do have the form set up so that it sends a confirmation with a summary of what you've chosen - this means that it has to collect your email. If you don't want to let it do that, you're welcome to memail me, and I will add you to the spreadsheet.

I'll try to check into this thread daily, but if you have an urgent question, please memail me.

Signup here!
posted by needlegrrl to Other at 4:43 PM (51 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

Thank you for offering this! I just moved and I can't wait to get some mail that is just for fun.
posted by pjsky at 5:08 PM on November 1

Yay love this!!
posted by jeoc at 7:26 PM on November 1

Already signed up and even got a confirmation email! Fantastic!
posted by mochapickle at 7:47 PM on November 1 [1 favorite]

I have signed up and am looking forward to sending & receiving!
posted by googlebombed at 9:03 PM on November 1

I still have my favorite card from last year up on my fridge ... definitely signing up again =)
posted by Metasyntactic at 9:09 PM on November 1

Also ... I still have a stack of store-bought cards that I didn't use last year, so I really didn't have a choice about signing up.

Last year, I discovered at the last minute that it is possible to order custom photo cards for an OK price ... and I had the perfect photo of my cat.
posted by Metasyntactic at 9:32 PM on November 1 [4 favorites]

Signed up, thanks for organising!
posted by ellieBOA at 4:39 AM on November 2 [1 favorite]

Signed up! Thanks for organizing this <3
posted by Zumbador at 12:37 AM on November 3

THANK YOU for this. The happy mail is such a joy this time of year!
posted by kimberussell at 7:22 AM on November 3 [1 favorite]

- Any type of card is fine - store-bought, handmade, postcards, etc.

Or, if you have a rather large collection of old holiday & business stationery like I do, that works too.
posted by JanetLand at 9:35 AM on November 3 [1 favorite]

I can't decide whether to splash out on some very reasonable custom photo cards or use up the perfectly good ones in the closet. It's nice having the occasional quandary where both options are good.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 4:01 PM on November 3

I have been here for like 20 years and have NEVER done this - just signed up! Love it!!
posted by tristeza at 5:36 PM on November 3 [4 favorites]

I still have my favorite card from last year up on my fridge

I have one from last year framed on the wall of my entryway. It's the only picture that's actually stayed on the wall through all of my clodhopper upstairs neighbor's midnight stomparounds.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 8:09 PM on November 3 [1 favorite]

I have a several of those photo strings up in my office where I hang all the cards every year, and I have a couple cards still up from last year. :) I usually leave them all up through January - it makes me smile when I see all of them!
posted by needlegrrl at 4:59 AM on November 4 [1 favorite]

Just signed up! Looking forward to it :).
posted by Annabelle74 at 7:21 AM on November 4

Already signed up, but just saw the banner announcing sign ups for this and the gift exchange.

If you've never done the card swap, but saw the banner and are now considering it, you should definitely sign up! You will get fun cards of all types and it will make you smile.
posted by the primroses were over at 8:28 AM on November 4 [3 favorites]

Team Europe, anyone else over on this side of the history books?
posted by k3ninho at 4:12 PM on November 4

So looking forward to this - I have a huge stash of stationery and cards, and love any excuse to bust out the lettering supplies. Thanks for organising.
posted by Megami at 12:13 AM on November 5 [1 favorite]

Just signed up! Thanks so much for coordinating!
posted by rebekah at 6:43 AM on November 5 [1 favorite]

My favorite time of year!!
posted by RhysPenbras at 9:14 AM on November 7

I signed up! Sending a gift is a bit too heavy for me right now but cards? Fun, easy, and perfect!! I can't wait to write you all and get your awesome cards in return.
posted by smorgasbord at 10:57 AM on November 7 [1 favorite]

posted by Tandem Affinity at 8:42 PM on November 7

I really enjoy this exchange - thank you for organising. I kept my cards up for ages after Christmas last year and then turned a lot of them into present labels.
posted by paduasoy at 4:25 AM on November 13

Oh, I loved the card exchange last year! So glad I decided to check today when the deadline was for this year!
posted by HFSH at 6:33 AM on November 13

I am so excited for this. I've never really been a card sending type of person, but I've jumped into the deep end of the pool and signed up to send out 30 cards!
posted by oceanjesse at 10:21 AM on November 13 [2 favorites]

Yay! I signed up!
posted by SisterHavana at 5:19 PM on November 13

First time signerupper-er! Inspired by a comment in the gift swap thread. Excitement!
posted by freethefeet at 6:49 PM on November 13 [1 favorite]

Card swap lists have been sent, with a subject line of 2021 MeFi Holiday Card Exchange. If you don't receive yours, and it's not in spam/junk, let me know, and I can resend.

posted by needlegrrl at 1:52 PM on November 15 [1 favorite]

Received, thank you!
posted by paduasoy at 2:02 PM on November 15 [1 favorite]

I was excited to get my list of people, but a little worried because I thought that the US and Australia can't currently send mail (click on Australia). Am I wrong? I can't actually tell if the "temporary disruption" ever comes off the list if it gets fixed. Anyone know?
posted by blueberry monster at 2:41 PM on November 15 [2 favorites]

I think letters are ok:

“ *Australia’s service disruption affects Priority Mail International® (PMI), First-Class Package International Service® (FCPIS®), Commercial ePacket (CeP), International Priority Airmail® (IPA®) packets, International Priority Airmail® (IPA®) M-Bags, International Surface Air Lift® (ISAL®) packets, International Surface Air Lift® (ISAL®) M-Bags, and Airmail M-Bags.”
posted by mochapickle at 3:18 PM on November 15 [1 favorite]

Got it!
posted by kathrynm at 5:14 PM on November 15 [1 favorite]

If someday it should happen that I send some Christmas cards,
I got my little list!
I got my little list!
posted by The Underpants Monster at 6:59 PM on November 15 [1 favorite]

I had to dig through spam, but I got my lists!
posted by JanetLand at 9:47 AM on November 16 [1 favorite]

Gott the list, thank you!
posted by 15L06 at 10:12 AM on November 16 [1 favorite]

List has arrived, envelopes are procured, IT'S CARD TIME!
posted by TheCoug at 11:53 PM on November 16 [1 favorite]

I've had my first couple! Including one with amazing gold calligraphy and sealing wax. Am trying to restrain myself from buying my own sealing wax. I'm not going to open them until the 1st - I have a difficult work week and family thing that week, so it'll be good to have an injection of pleasure.
posted by paduasoy at 3:35 AM on November 20 [1 favorite]

Well mine are all addressed, some are sent, at lest one has arrived ;) Thanks for organising an excuse to bust out the lettering supplies.
posted by Megami at 7:27 AM on November 20 [2 favorites]

Oh no, I am late to the party but want to send cards. Do you have any stragglers that need cards?
posted by tofu_crouton at 6:28 AM on November 22 [1 favorite]

I'd be happy to exchange cards with you, tofu_crouton, if you'd like.
posted by paduasoy at 1:17 PM on November 22 [1 favorite]

I've addressed the envelopes for all 27 of my exchangees.

I bought way too many cards so if you'd like a card MeFi me.
posted by bendy at 3:24 AM on November 24 [1 favorite]

By which I mean MeMail me.
posted by bendy at 3:41 AM on November 24 [2 favorites]

PENGUINS! I am sending PENGUINS. Going out by this weekend!
posted by mochapickle at 9:55 AM on November 24 [2 favorites]

Oh no, I am late to the party but want to send cards.
If you want to arrange them one by one, feel free to memail me for an address. I'm happy to exchange cards.
posted by blueberry monster at 1:06 PM on November 24 [1 favorite]

Same here! Ping me for a peng-guin.
posted by mochapickle at 1:22 PM on November 24 [1 favorite]

I have extra cards as well and memail is open for requests! I am trying to get a pack out for a festive postmark on Friday but can send direct if someone sees this message after that.
posted by the primroses were over at 1:38 PM on November 24 [1 favorite]

i have like two extra cards - DM me if you want one!
posted by oceanjesse at 7:29 PM on November 24 [1 favorite]

Sent out my cards a few days ago and received my first one!
posted by The Underpants Monster at 6:27 PM on November 28 [1 favorite]

I just mailed my 10 cards today! I hope the recipients enjoy them; I can't wait to get snail mail too.
posted by smorgasbord at 8:01 PM on November 30

Sent mine out, despite my child conspiring to stop me from ever doing anything ever! A triumph!
posted by Wretch729 at 8:36 AM on December 1

I got seven cards today! I keep soliciting more requests for cards and getting more addresses. I still have about 60 cards left and would love to send you one.
posted by bendy at 1:28 PM on December 1

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