2023 MeFi Holiday Card Exchange November 9, 2023 5:10 AM   Subscribe

It's the 7th MeFi Holiday Card Exchange!

Sign ups are open, and will close approximately noon EST 11/19. I hope to have assignments out by end of day EST 11/22 - if you haven't gotten yours by end of day Friday 11/24, please check your spam/junk and contact me.

This is our seventh 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 5:10 AM (16 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite


posted by RhysPenbras at 5:39 AM on November 9, 2023 [1 favorite]

posted by okayokayigive at 5:45 AM on November 9, 2023 [2 favorites]

I always look forward to your holiday card exchange, needlegrrl! Thank you for organizing!
posted by mochapickle at 8:53 AM on November 9, 2023 [3 favorites]

Hooray! Thanks for running this.
posted by darchildre at 9:46 AM on November 9, 2023 [2 favorites]

Thank you! So looking forward to this.
posted by narcissus_and_ambrosia at 10:24 AM on November 9, 2023 [2 favorites]

posted by ellieBOA at 10:59 AM on November 9, 2023 [2 favorites]

Thank you again for handling all this for us!
posted by Countess Elena at 12:24 PM on November 9, 2023 [3 favorites]

posted by 41swans at 4:01 AM on November 10, 2023 [1 favorite]

Thank you so much for running this again!
posted by kimberussell at 10:44 AM on November 10, 2023 [1 favorite]

Awww yeah! I've been waiting for this!
posted by Ms. Moonlight at 11:35 AM on November 10, 2023 [1 favorite]

This sounds like fun- but where oh where do I go to sign up?
Please add a link.
posted by dbmcd at 10:39 AM on November 11, 2023

There’s a link in the last line of the post.
posted by ellieBOA at 11:12 AM on November 11, 2023

Yay! I'm so glad I haven't missed the sign up deadline. :)
posted by freethefeet at 2:52 PM on November 15, 2023 [1 favorite]

I have fallen out of the habit of regular card club (but plan to renew my efforts there soon) but very excited to send some holiday cheer! Thanks for organizing!

If anyone wants a card but isn't up to sending, feel free to shoot me a mefi mail with your address.
posted by the primroses were over at 4:00 PM on November 16, 2023 [3 favorites]

Okay, emails have gone out! reach out if you think you should have one, and you don't. happy card sending - this truly brings me so much joy all month long (and into January, because I leave my cards up... )
posted by needlegrrl at 6:11 PM on November 22, 2023

In a personal best, I posted my cards this year TODAY, the 5th of December, before receiving my first card, even! It's a nice little reminder of how much better I'm going mental-health-wise this year. Hopefully they get to their international destinations sometime before the new year, though I'm not hopeful, given the state of international post at the moment. (Last year I think I posted them on Christmas Eve and just made them New Year cards...)

I even organised to get nice stamps!

posted by freethefeet at 12:34 AM on December 5, 2023 [2 favorites]

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