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Holiday Postcard Exchange?

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Vanessa
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Post by Vanessa » Sun November 14th, 2010, 11:11 am

I'd like to join in. Another way is to use your mobile phone to take a picture of the card and then download it that way. I've done that with photos before now.
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Post by wendy » Sun November 14th, 2010, 12:34 pm

Sounds great! I like the idea of posting the cards online so we can all share :)

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Post by Miss Moppet » Sun November 14th, 2010, 12:41 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]

So is anyone interested? If so, is anyone willing to collect and assign names?[/quote]

Great idea. I'm in and I am willing to collect and assign names. :)

But, I think there is a way to do it that doesn't involve me having to make a master list of everyone's addresses, which I'm not sure I have the time to do.

1. Have a deadline for people to post here if they want to participate. I suggest Friday 19 November - this will allow time to sort out who sends to who over the weekend, and people can post the cards the following week.
2. I will keep a running list of participants on this thread.
3. I'll assume everyone is happy to post overseas as it's only postcards - if you're not, do say.
4. On Monday 22 November at the latest I will post the list of who is sending to who. It will look like this:

A sends to B
B sends to C
C sends to D
D sends to E
E sends to F
F sends to G
G sends to A

This will work for either an odd or even number of participants. It will then be up to the participants to PM each other with their addresses.

This does take away the surprise of knowing who will send you something so it's not quite like Secret Santa, but there is the surprise of what the card will look like! And then I will start another thread for sharing scanned/photographed images.

What does everyone think?

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun November 14th, 2010, 2:43 pm

Thanks, Miss Moppet! Sounds good to me.
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Post by Misfit » Sun November 14th, 2010, 2:47 pm

This will be fun. A small group of us at Goodreads sent post cards to each other and we had a good time with it. Belgium, France, Canada and Brazil. I can help you with the addresses if you want, I should have the whole week off next week if they don't pull me back to work again (having a hard time using up my vacation days...)
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Post by Miss Moppet » Sun November 14th, 2010, 3:05 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]This will be fun. A small group of us at Goodreads sent post cards to each other and we had a good time with it. Belgium, France, Canada and Brazil. I can help you with the addresses if you want, I should have the whole week off next week if they don't pull me back to work again (having a hard time using up my vacation days...)[/quote]

Thank you, Misfit! Hope you get to enjoy your time off.

I will post the list of participants as it stands so far later on today.

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Post by LoveHistory » Sun November 14th, 2010, 4:23 pm

I'd like to participate in this too, please!

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List of Participants

Post by Miss Moppet » Sun November 14th, 2010, 6:44 pm

Boswellbaxter
Misfit
Ash
MLE
Susan
SonjaMarie (within USA)
Divia
Vanessa
Wendy
Miss Moppet
LoveHistory (within USA)
sweetpotatoboy
Tanzanite
Ariadne
ejays17
Michy
Kveto from Prague

Deadline for participation is Friday 19 November

Anyone preferring not to post internationally, please say so, otherwise I will assume that you are happy to pay international postage.
Last edited by Miss Moppet on Tue November 16th, 2010, 11:52 pm, edited 8 times in total.

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Sun November 14th, 2010, 7:58 pm

count me in too!

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Post by Miss Moppet » Sun November 14th, 2010, 8:05 pm

[quote=""sweetpotatoboy""]count me in too![/quote]

I have added you. :)

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