2022 MeFi Holiday Card Exchange November 7, 2022 6:54 AM   Subscribe

It's time for the sixth MeFi Holiday Card Exchange!

Sign ups are open, and will close approximately 6am EST 11/20. I hope to have assignments out by end of day EST 11/22 - if you haven't gotten yours by end of day Wednesday 11/23, please check your spam/junk and contact me.

This is our sixth year of the card exchange. We have 5, 10, and up to 20 options available.

You can choose US only, send anywhere (international) or Europe only (if there are enough signups for this). Most of the people participating are in the US and Canada, so if you sign up for international, you will mainly get those addresses. I try to spread them out. If you're in Europe, and want a limited number of US addresses, just let me know in the notes section - I likely won't be able to give you 20 non-US/Canadian addresses, but I will do my best! (same if you'd rather mostly have US and Canadian addresses. I will do my best with specific requests.)

Other answers to commonly asked questions-
- There isn't 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, and up to 20. 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, 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 (I do my best to avoid this!).

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.

This is truly one of my favorite things all year, so thank you for participating!

Signup here.
posted by needlegrrl to MetaFilter-Related at 6:54 AM (23 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

YAY YAY YAY! Thank you, needlegrrl!
posted by mochapickle at 7:23 AM on November 7, 2022

Thank you so much for organizing this, I love sending and receiving holiday cards!
posted by rachaelfaith at 8:01 AM on November 7, 2022 [1 favorite]

Yay, signed up, thank you!
posted by ellieBOA at 8:06 AM on November 7, 2022 [1 favorite]

Hooray! Thank you so much for doing this!
posted by okayokayigive at 4:29 PM on November 7, 2022 [1 favorite]

posted by Tandem Affinity at 5:32 PM on November 7, 2022 [1 favorite]

posted by cortex (retired) at 6:08 PM on November 7, 2022 [1 favorite]

posted by RhysPenbras at 8:50 PM on November 7, 2022 [1 favorite]

I've been anticipating this, and have some ideas for a card. Yay!

My mail carriers are bemused by the names, which adds to the fun. Thanks so much, needlegrrl.
posted by theora55 at 8:33 AM on November 8, 2022 [1 favorite]

Thank you!
posted by MonkeyToes at 4:19 PM on November 8, 2022 [1 favorite]

Yay! I already have my cards picked out for the Valentine's card swap ... but still haven't figured out the holiday one. Time to look for cute photos of my feline overlords =)
posted by Metasyntactic at 1:41 AM on November 9, 2022 [2 favorites]

It's here!! It's here!!!
posted by Ms. Moonlight at 10:15 AM on November 9, 2022 [4 favorites]

I am happy to send cards, but cannot receive any because I am stuck away from home for however long. Is there an option to just send cards, but not to receive?
posted by mightshould at 11:36 AM on November 9, 2022 [3 favorites]

I'm so happy to do this again this year!!
posted by bookrach at 5:14 PM on November 9, 2022 [2 favorites]

Yes! My mission this year is to get actual stamps on to my envelopes, last year I tried to go to the little post office and they just printed boring postage paid stickers.

It's so much fun getting mail from elsewhere!
posted by freethefeet at 2:20 AM on November 10, 2022 [3 favorites]

Thanks for the reminder, just ordered some nicer stamps!
posted by ellieBOA at 11:11 AM on November 10, 2022 [1 favorite]

Mightshould - sure, if you would like - just add it to the notes. Would you like the cards later? I could collect them for you & forward.
posted by needlegrrl at 8:52 AM on November 11, 2022 [2 favorites]

Fun I love card swaps!! Thank you for putting this together!
posted by ljesse at 3:34 PM on November 14, 2022 [1 favorite]

Thanks for the kind offer, needlegrrl, it made me tear up. I will decline; I just hope my sign-up doesn't break the spreadsheet.
posted by mightshould at 2:53 AM on November 15, 2022 [1 favorite]

I didn't sign up right away, and then almost forgot to do so - disaster averted, winter festivities saved! (I'm out of town for a wedding this weekend, so if I didn't remember today, I wasn't going to remember at all. The rest of you still have a couple days if you want to join, which you should, it is delightful.)
posted by the primroses were over at 4:58 AM on November 17, 2022 [2 favorites]

Drat I missed signups. Oh well, 2023 card exchange here I come.
posted by Pretty Good Talker at 9:38 PM on November 20, 2022

Grah!! I missed the timeline for this!
posted by darsh at 10:33 AM on November 22, 2022

Oh no, I forgot to sign up for this! I realized because I was putting away and sorting a box of cards containing all of last year's cards.

It's probably for the better--I became an academic department chair this year and I'm somewhat more harried in general. But fwiw I send my best wishes to all of you card-senders, if only virtually.
posted by Tesseractive at 12:05 PM on November 25, 2022

I'm glad I did the mefi cards this year. Haven't sent mine yet. But I've already received two lovely cards, and both senders shared their holiday traditions / observances with me, as I'd mentioned was of interest. Hope to get mine out soon, it'll be the envelope with the Peanuts character stamp.
posted by NorthernLite at 2:18 PM on December 5, 2022

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