Is anyone else designing their 2021 cards? I was so inspired by some of the cards I received, I’ve started sketching out my ideas.
I have, if the plan goes like I want I'm about to raid my stash and make a bunch of diffrent ones. We shall see. Between this swap, hubby's division,DD school, and our family & friends I made 297 cards.
So I figure if I can make 25-30 a month...I'm set.
I couldn’t settle on one or even two designs. So I started out “let me try this”. By the time the dust settled I had cut out/stamped 386 cards. No one design had more than 10 cards. Most were 4 or 6 cards. At about 250-275 cards I had it cutting adhesive so since I had completed way more cards than I needed I stopped.
I put away the ones I need to put together to make sometime next year. The ones I finished will go with the ones leftover from last year and put with my Christmas decorations.
There are more then enough leftovers for next year and since there were so many different ones the chances of someone getting the same card are slim. But I suspect I will make some “new” cards for next year.
Thanks so much everyone for the lovely, beautiful cards. I received five more cards today and am so excited. I thought all the cards were already sent, so it was such a nice surprise! I keep up all my cards up until February. It's so nice to see it everyday.
Thank you so much everyone for all of the beautiful, amazing cards that you sent to my home this year. They were so very much appreciated and enjoyed! This was my 6th year in this Christmas card exchange and I love it so much. It is such fun to get extraordinary cards in the mailbox and is such a highlight of our Christmas season.
I was able to mail out 40 of my cards a week and a half ago, but the rest had to wait until this past Monday when I could get to the post office to get some stamps, so some of them might be a bit late-especially the International Peas.
I made myself a note on my new calendar to start my cards next year on October 1st so I'm not rushing next year-I am the world's worst procrastinator!
I have love, love, loved all of the cards I have gotten in the mail. I went to the mailbox with great anticipation everyday and wasn't disappointed. They were certainly the bright spot of each day. Thank you so much. I bought some more Christmas paper on clearance and I'm thinking of starting my cards for next year! Ha!
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I want to add my thanks to the others. The Christmas Card Exchange has been a highlight for me the past few years. I love receiving all the beautiful cards in the mail and look forward to seeing where they come from, and enjoy the messages of the season. Thanks to all you creative and caring people who sent me cards this year!
Hi y'all, Wanted to pass along some tips/FYI and answer some questions.
1) Postage, start buying now or start a piggy bank. No one minds if the stamps are not holiday. Also this way saving 5 or 10$ here helps it not all smack you at once.
2) Cards can be homemade or store bought I always say if it comes from your home, it's home-made;).
3) We have usually 100-150 Peas sign-up. I belive we had 116 this year. You send to as many as you want...5, 25, 50, 100 & on and on
4) The sign-up will be open for 2 weeks in October. Put a reminder in your calendar now! I'll post reminders through the year.
5)We will not limit the amount of Peas that can sign-up, the more the merrier. We will not split the list, y'all will get the full list and mailing labels and it will be your choice whom you send to.
6) You will need to provide your full real name, Pea name, email and address to sign-up for the swap.
I know the other swap is doing things diffrent, I truly think that's wonderful and I am thankful there is an alternative. Each swap is diffrent and that is beautiful. Someone asked, please join both...if you'd like.
The point of this swap from the beginning, is joy and I truly believe we do that EVERY year because of y'all.
Thank you again for all the joy and love...looking forward to next year.