Do you love having the mail person wonder what's going on?
Do you love to say: Just hand down the cards and no one gets hurt?
If you answered Yes, to any of these questions, then this is for you. It is The Christmas Card Exchange. Interested?? Here's the information.
You can send Christmas, Holiday and Hanukkah cards. For those of you that want to go Green, you may send E-cards also. It is just as much fun getting them online as in the mailbox. The deadline to get your name on the mailing list is Nov 8th. NO EXCEPTIONS!! Again, I can not emphasize this enough. This gives you 3 weeks to get your information sent in. Once the list is sent out, it is a pain to keep adding names to it and it isn't fair to those that got their information in on time, so hence the deadline. The list will be E-mailed in a spreadsheet form to you on Nov. 10th. If you are sending to any overseas, then you will want to get those out right away so that they will have time to get there. It gives you 6 weeks to get your cards all mailed out. There are no rules: You can mail to everyone on the list or just to the ones you know. It is entirely up to you.
Riley's Mom Elyse, from The adventures of a cattle dog, will be helping me and she will be making the spreadsheet and sending the list out. It will be easy to read and I think you all will love it. Elyse did it last year and did a fantastic job.
To get your name and addy on the list, you will need to sign up. The information you will need is:
1.Your blog name
2.Your blogspot addy
3.All the dogs/cats name that you want the cards addressed to.
4.Your e-mail addy for those people going green and sending e-cards.
5.Your snail mail addy for mailing
If you were on the list last year, we already have your information, we just need to know if you want to remain on the list or not. You can state that in the comment section. To those that weren't on the list last year or have moved then we will need that information. Please make sure that all your information is correct before you send it. Send the information to me at Dcraftsalot(at)yahoo(dot)com
I Pawmise you that you WILL get 87 more cards than your peeps and they will be scratching their heads!! They will be telling all their friends about your Christmas cards and they will wish that they could be so popular!! Have fun and Happy Mailing!!
Now....for the Christmas Gift Exchange
GROUPS~~Usually if you have more than 2-3 dogs, they do a group and you will be assigned another group of dogs. You buy your group a bunch of gifts for that group to share and the group that has your name would buy your dogs a bunch of toys to share.
SINGLES~~are of course single dogs. If you have 2 dogs, you could be a group or you could go single, it just depends on how many gifts you want to buy. If 2 dogs go single, then they would buy 2 gifts and receive 2 gifts.
~~For the overseas doggies, we match them up with other doggies close by in the same area, so that you are not shipping to the US to save $$,
The deadline to sign up is Nov 8th. There are NO EXCEPTIONS!!! no ands, ifs or buts about it. Once the names are out, it is very hard to add you in. So remember Nov 8th, mark your calendars.
You can sign-up from now until Nov 8th by just letting me know in the comments that you want to join and whether you are singles or a group. Dorys mama will be helping me with the group section. The names and partners will be posted on Nov. 10th. Once the names are posted, you get in contact with your name and get their mailing addresses and any information about what the dogs/cat likes and doesn't like.
For in the US, We would like to have all the packages mailed by Dec 18th so that your package has time to get to its partner. For those that live out of the US, you will NEED to send early depending on how your mail is and how close your partner is to you so keep that in mind ok? You can also find out from your partner about how long their mail takes to get to them.
The cost for a single is $10.00 and for a group is from $15.00 -$20.00. But.....remember...ONLY sign up if you really WANT to do this and CAN follow through. I can not emphasize this enough!! We have had a few in the past yrs where a dog didn't get a gift because their name didn't follow through and that isn't fair to the partner and is no fun for me!! I kinda go well....lets say....spastic!!
and I don't like to go spastic!! Last year, it was so super smooth, no problems and everyone got their gifts and I was really pleased about that.
AND...in your comments or e-mail, please indicate Card exchange or Gift exchange or both so that I get you in the right one. If you are doing the gift...please tell me is single or a group. If you send an e-mail with just your address info, I'm going to assume Card exchange only. Thanks, it just really helps me 87 tons!!