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Christmas Card Question

Oct 25, 2016 4:22 PM

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..

Just trying to spread some happy around.

Oct 25, 2016 4:29 PM

That sounds like a great idea. My daughter and I were talking about making Christmas cards and sending them out to friends and family, so we would love to make and send more to new friends here xx

Oct 25, 2016 5:52 PM

Yea. Me and you kiddo. Lol.

Oct 27, 2016 3:08 PM

Bringing this back up to the top .. And for information added on how to private message.

Oct 27, 2016 3:11 PM

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.

Hope that helps. :)

Oct 27, 2016 4:17 PM

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! πŸ™‚πŸ’•πŸ™πŸŒΈ

Oct 27, 2016 4:56 PM

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 β›„

Oct 30, 2016 12:42 AM

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!!😲

Oct 30, 2016 4:41 AM

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 πŸ˜‚

Oct 30, 2016 7:02 AM

Hi everyone πŸ€— just a quick reminder...

😎Please remember to keep all personal information in Private Messaging only! 😚

πŸ€—Gotta keep my friends safeπŸ€—

Oct 30, 2016 8:25 AM

Sezzy, if you ever need any teenage chatter translated, let me know πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Same to anyone else... and coming from a teenager.... good luck...

P.s. I think my phone thinks you're sexy because it autocorrected sezzy to sexy!

Oct 30, 2016 9:22 AM

Lol tipi, I love how phones autocorrect words even when they're spelt right!!!πŸ˜‚
If I have more problems understanding him you'll be the first person I'll ask to translate!

Oct 30, 2016 9:25 AM

I don't know who invented autocorrect but they're evil. It corrects "and" to "abs", tries to stop you cursing and just generally makes you seem hypersexual and even crazier than you are πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Nov 13, 2016 1:01 AM

Christmas cards are now very slowly being made....but a big mess is made very quickly!!!! Lol

Nov 13, 2016 1:46 AM

I would love to participate! This sounds like a ton of fun!

Nov 13, 2016 3:51 AM

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

Nov 13, 2016 7:11 AM

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!πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž

Nov 13, 2016 8:22 AM

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. :)

Dec 15, 2016 9:20 AM

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 β˜•

Dec 15, 2016 11:46 AM

((((( 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.

Dec 15, 2016 12:31 PM

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 β˜•
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!!!!

Dec 15, 2016 12:35 PM

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

Dec 15, 2016 12:36 PM

Christmas and post offices are a scary combination. I don't know about there but here you can order supplies like stamps to be delivered to your house.

Toffee latte sounds delicious.. Yummy

Dec 15, 2016 3:22 PM

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 😊

Dec 15, 2016 4:14 PM

Sounds like a perfect treat. :)

Dec 27, 2016 8:03 AM

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!!!

Dec 27, 2016 8:19 AM

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 πŸ˜• 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 πŸ˜‰

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holidays filled with lots of love and happiness xx

Dec 27, 2016 9:44 AM

I loved it... They are all part of my Christmas decorations from now on... It was a very special part of my holiday!!!

Dec 27, 2016 5:23 PM

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.

Dec 28, 2016 5:18 AM

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

Dec 28, 2016 6:37 PM

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!

Dec 28, 2016 8:38 PM

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

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