Oh November, how you sneak up on me! Every year, like clockwork, and yet, I’m always shocked and dismayed to see that yes, Virginia, there really will be a hardcore holiday scene in less than eight weeks and zomg, so much to do. I blame Halloween, quite honestly. I get distracted by all the goth doom and gloom (spider webs are pretty). And yet, how much do I LOVE the holidays! SO MUCH! Mostly because it involves one of my favorite fetishes: stationery. Seriously, you guys, I think I could die happily if I had my own letterpress printing press and a mountain of gorgeous cottony cardstock to go with it. Note to self: settle down, not everyone gets off on the Cranes catalog.
SO! You know what November 1 means? That’s right, my babies, it’s Holiday Card Exchange time. What’s the Holiday Card Exchange? Well, it’s simple: it’s a chance for you to send and receive cards from all over the country and the world. We’ve been doing the Holiday Card Exchange for mumblely-peg years (nine? ten?) and it’s been such a wonderful tradition that I’m loathe to give it up. Besides, I love getting mail that isn’t a bill, you know? Plus — secret — I love getting to see photos of your children and your pets. I get extra squealy when the card is actually FROM the pet. I know, I am broken.
So, do you want to play along? Come on, you know that you want to.
Here’s what you do: fill out the handy dandy little form here. On Nov 25, I’ll send out a final list of all the participants of the Holiday Card Exchange. By signing up, you are agreeing to send/receive cards with no more than 40 people. If we have more than 40 participants, I will split the exchange into two lists, so that no one is overwhelmed by their commitment to the Exchange. However, if you WANT to send and receive more than 40 cards, you can indicate that and I’ll put your name in BOTH exchanges, so you get double the awesome holiday cheer.
To be clear, I will be sending to EVERYONE on the list, as I am greedy that way and want LOTS of cards. But I do not labor under the delusion that everyone is crazy like I am loves sending cards like I do.
Sound like a plan?
If you have questions, please leave a comment and I’ll reply to it, but otherwise, here’s the form. Fill out and then start thinking about sipping hot chocolate curled up on the sofa, stuffing envelopes to your heart’s content! Smooches!