I was just thinking the other night that one thing I love to do is send out notes and cards to people. It is always a pick me up when I get mail (snail mail) that's not junk mail or a bill.
So, while I know it's early I was wondering if anyone wanted to exchange Christmas cards? If so you could private message me with your mailing address. I will type them all up into a document and private message a copy to everyone who signs up.
The reason I am asking now is because I know many live in different countries and this would give me several weeks to get it all together.
Just a thought and if this is something the group organizers don't think we should do - well I can understand that too..
Oops. Guess I can't edit my post. So - anyone who wants to join in. Please private message me. You can do so by clicking on my name. My profile will come up and under my picture should be two bars. The first one should say something like send private message.
I use to do this big time, like a hobby, sending to everyone we knew. But not many reciprocated, and then my hands and neck got where I couldn't do it. My daughter took over while she was here then my hubby did it. But he fussed after 10, so I'd cut back to immediate family & a few good friends. I use to type a letter of our year, but the past few has been such a depressing struggle, I didn't want to let on. I now just have hubby sign the cards. But I really miss the "old times" card swapping! I'm in! 🙂💕🙏🌸
To try and help keep me out of bed when the kids get home we're going to make our cards this year....well myself and Jo will be, AJ will be a teenager and say it's boring and can he go play his play station with his friends!!! Not sure how many we'll actually make but it means spending some time with Jo and trying not to show her how bad I am at the moment because she'll worry more and end up with major stomach cramps due to her anxiety again like she did last week. The picture is the snowman Jo did yesterday ⛄
Sound's awesome I'm in! Sezzy, I know the feeling, last year when I asked him to write a letter to his cousin stationed overseas he was like " then can I please go play on the XBOX my friends are coming over!" He will be 16 years old in like 9 or 10 day's! Lord help me!!😲
Sjogrens boys will be boys!!! AJ turns 14 on the 4th of November and it seems he gets more and more like a grumpy teenager the older he gets! I'm now learning the teenage language of mumbles and grunts!!! lol 😂
The more the merrier LittleMilkFlower xx we're making most of our cards this year as both myself and my baby girl love arts and craft plus I find I can get lost in it, it distracts me from some of my pain.....but then so does pins and needles from sitting awkwardly!! Lol xx
Such a heartwarming idea! I love it sooooooo much! I do love getting snail mail...my bestie lives about an hour away any she is always sending me cards of encouragement and little trinkets...it does so much for my sanity when I get those! Thank you, thank you, thank you!💞💞💞
Sorry I am late getting back to this post. I need the addresses for anyone wanting to join in. Please send them to me in a private message. Will.get the addresses out to everyone participating the week after Thanksgiving. :)
Sorry I'm running a little late....I was supposed to post them a few days ago but apparently I should be ok as today is the last day for posting worldwide in England for the cards to get to you this side of Christmas. Bloody anxiety is soo bad atm that I had a panic attack in the post office but I managed to get the cards sent with a lot of help from a staff member there 😢 I should of waited for one of the kids to be home but I wanted to see if I could do it on my own and just "push thro it" as I keep being told from various people 😨 well I guess that just serves me right 😳 I've now managed to stop my whole body shaking so I'm going to drive home and have a hot chocolate to cheer me up a bit ☕
((((( gentle hugs ))))) am so sorry sweetie. I know that others who can't understand will say to push through it but no one knows your body like you do. While it's great you got the cards mailed.. Never forget that you are so very important. So taking care of you takes precedence. Be kind to you hun.
Thank you Mimikay, sometimes even I get frustrated with myself as well. The thing as well was that I have managed to use my local corner shop which has a post office section in it without needing someone with me, it's not a particularly busy shop at the time I use it but because they had no qualified staff to work the post office bit they'd had to shut it. I thought that the bigger post office would also be fairly quiet at that time as well but it was jammed packed. I've never seen it that busy. While I was in the queue people were shoving and pulling me and just being far too close to me so by the time it was my turn at the counter I'd gone into full meltdown I was visibly shaking head to foot....I tell you it was a good job I'd wrote the addresses on the envelopes already I couldn't even hold a pen let alone write!!!....I was in tears and had palpitations the only thing I was able to do was try to keep my breathing fairly even because I would of passed out if I hadn't been able to. The server pretty much guessed what I needed and only asked questions that only required me to nod or shake my head put all the stamps on for me then got a member of security to walk out with me, well he walked in front of me to clear a path for me to get out as easily and quickly as possible and he was telling people to queue out the door because they were all trying to be inside which was causing a few little discussions about what place people were in and that they were making it difficult for people to leave! Well I know now to avoid the big post office at all cost now until well after Christmas!!! I decided to get an apple pie and a toffee latte from the mcdonald's drive thro which helped me calm down more as well ☕ Thank you for the hugs and I will be listening to my body more rather than just trying to push thro because pushing thro does not help at all!!!!
Also writing that post also helped me vent and calm down, sometimes getting it out helps calm me down (altho it hasn't helped at all with that poxy nightmare or dream or whatever it is because I still had it last night!!!
Hugs back to you as well Mimikay, I hope the new meds are starting to help you feel better xx
Because I don't send post normally I wasn't sure how much it was going to cost plus I normally pay a couple of my bills at the post office as well but they didn't get paid today either....there was no way I was functioning to even remember let alone take the cards out to do it!!!!
At the moment mcdonald's are doing 2 Christmas lattes....toffee latte and a spiced cookie latte....I normally get the spiced cookie one but I wanted something really sweet which the toffee one was just right 😊
Thank you all for your beautiful Christmas cards! They were all so beautiful and some I received a beautiful gift! Omg such an amazing idea for the holiday! I really looked forward to going to my mailbox everyday!!! I hope everyone got their cards from me, from the ones I got I fear mine were very underdone 😢but I love and will be saving everyone of them in a book to put out every year from now on!!!
Thank you all for my cards, I loved them all, they were soo special and I love opening them xx I'm sorry about all the smudges and mistakes in mine 😕 but they were made with love and my daughter let me use her Thankful poem which I loved....I know I'm biased being her mum 😉
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holidays filled with lots of love and happiness xx
I hope that my card's made it safely to y'all, I am having a bit of an issue with my post office I believe it's on my end, as the last few things I sent out was opened before it even reached to where it was going! I was really upset because my parents are still looking for a home and what I sent them was thier Christmas! And then to my cousin whose husband is in the armed forces, I sent out something for the baby and a card with our family photo in it and the package was delivered opened.😡 Hope yours made it safely and unopened.
Oh no Sjogrenspain77 that's not good. I don't recall your card being opened when I received. Have you reported it to the post office manager or the head office which watches over that post office? It might be the staff or even the post office manager that's opening the letters & parcels and keeping anything that might be worth money. I hope your able to sort it all out xx
I reported it to the postmaster and nothing was done, so I am going to catch my mail lady tomorrow, she is as sweet as could be, she is also known for getting stuff done when it comes to tampering. So I am going to talk with her. I'm am making her favorite Fudge for her as well, since she didn't work right before the holiday, she was on vacation. I take care of my mail lady lol!
Mmmmmmm that sounds yummy.... She sounds like a lady who takes no crap when it comes to her area and post office, I hope she kicks some butt and gets it sorted for you. I've found when you take care of your local service providers like mailmen/women and refuse collectors they will try to help you as much as possible x