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bigballofyarn August 9th, 2019 9:34am

2019 Christmas Card Swap - Sign up by 12-1-19
 
Note: If OLS disappears, I probably won't be posting anything on Facebook. I do not use Facebook. Let me know if you'd like to keep in touch though and we'll find another means.

I am aware that it is still summer. I would like to give more people a chance to see this thread and sign up for the exchange. Over the past few years, the exchange has consisted of around 20 people.

You are welcome to participate and send any type of card that you would like, as long as it sends positive wishes for the holiday season. Keep in mind that you will be sending to everyone on the list. Be prepared to write and receive many cards. If no one receives a card from you, you may not be allowed to participate in the future.

Please reply to this thread if you are interested. Please private message me with your full name and address even if you sent it to me a previous year. I have to keep clearing my inbox and outbox. Your address will be copied, pasted, and sent to everyone EXACTLY as you send it to me. So, make sure that it is correct. Do not forget your full street address or zip code. You have until 5:00 AM December 1st (EST) to send me your information. I will send the entire list to everyone by the evening of December 2nd. Send out your cards timely so that they arrive by Christmas Eve.

Please remember to send a card to everyone on the list. You don't want to end up on Santa's naughty list. Don't feel pressured or obligated to buy expensive cards. Free cards are fine. The idea of the swap is to spread cheer, not to feel overwhelmed.

I will update this list with user names as people sign up for the swap. Your name will turn red after people start receiving your cards. If your name is in the list, presume I received your name and address.


Thank you and best wishes.


P.S. I may also be making a thread for a 2020 birthday card swap if OLS stays in place.
I am running a Secret Santa on my personal website, but not on OLS. If you are interested in joining that, you have until November 10th to join.




2019 Participants:
1. bigballofyarn
2. karenanne
3. ktfern
4. Susan
5. mullin
6. nanajoyner
7. dvhnv
8. kimkij
9. gracepap
10. Lawrence86
11. Red Sox Girl

margarita_mama August 9th, 2019 10:16pm

while I think these things have always been a nice community thing....please keep in mind that OLS' future is kinda hanging on threads at the moment.
Please see the support and feedback forum for several threads, (if you have not already been made aware).
As it stands right now, the OLS website domain is set to expire early next month. If it is not renewed by the website owner, the website will no longer be available, which means you will not be able to access your private messages, so you might want to post an alternate method for participants to reach out to you, if you decide to go ahead with the card swap. :gvibes:

bigballofyarn August 10th, 2019 7:09am

Quote:

Originally Posted by margarita_mama (Post 11663064)
while I think these things have always been a nice community thing....please keep in mind that OLS' future is kinda hanging on threads at the moment.
Please see the support and feedback forum for several threads, (if you have not already been made aware).
As it stands right now, the OLS website domain is set to expire early next month. If it is not renewed by the website owner, the website will no longer be available, which means you will not be able to access your private messages, so you might want to post an alternate method for participants to reach out to you, if you decide to go ahead with the card swap. :gvibes:

Doh! I forgot about that. I suppose I'll wait and see what happens before I decide whether or not to try to organize this outside of the forum. Thank you.

Ashook August 10th, 2019 7:47am

..post it in the group ;)

karenanne September 5th, 2019 3:11am

Wondering
 
So I am wondering if OLS goes away and I respect and understand you don't use Facebook what is another way to communicate for the Christmas Swap. Would you need emails


By the way I want to be in The Christmas Swap. I will send info when you let me know how

bigballofyarn September 5th, 2019 7:21am

Quote:

Originally Posted by karenanne (Post 11670041)
So I am wondering if OLS goes away and I respect and understand you don't use Facebook what is another way to communicate for the Christmas Swap. Would you need emails


By the way I want to be in The Christmas Swap. I will send info when you let me know how

I do run my own forum and we usually do Secret Santa gift swaps there if you want to be part of that with a different group of people. As for the OLS card exchange, I'm not sure how many people are going to see this thread before the weekend. Email addresses would work, but everyone would have to log in and send them to me. I'm open to ideas.

Is there even an "official" OLS group on Facebook? I remember reading some announcements that indicated there were many different member-created ones. Is there ONE that people primarily use now?


Edit (9-12-19):
I never ran any of the gift or ornament swaps here. Those who normally do are free to run them as usual.

dvhnv September 15th, 2019 12:42pm

I plan on continuing with the xmas card swap ... i uploaded 2018 list to my computer, so I at least have them to send to. OLS facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/4935084023/

karenanne September 17th, 2019 6:33am

Sorry
 
Misunderstood about Christmas Swap. But would love to be in your Secret Santa Swap if you do it.





QUOTE=bigballofyarn;11670113]I do run my own forum and we usually do Secret Santa gift swaps there if you want to be part of that with a different group of people. As for the OLS card exchange, I'm not sure how many people are going to see this thread before the weekend. Email addresses would work, but everyone would have to log in and send them to me. I'm open to ideas.

Is there even an "official" OLS group on Facebook? I remember reading some announcements that indicated there were many different member-created ones. Is there ONE that people primarily use now?


Edit (9-12-19):
I never ran any of the gift or ornament swaps here. Those who normally do are free to run them as usual.[/quote]

bigballofyarn September 18th, 2019 3:54pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by dvhnv (Post 11672886)
I plan on continuing with the xmas card swap ..

Please send me your name and address so I can add you to the list for this year's swap.

Thank you.

Poneyin September 18th, 2019 6:58pm

Hi
New to the forum. Would my kids be allowed to participate? They will write cards. I will mail them.

Please don't ever move this to facebook. I wouldn't trust a swap there. I'm glad you said you don't use facebook.

bigballofyarn September 19th, 2019 5:48am

Quote:

Originally Posted by karenanne (Post 11673321)
Misunderstood about Christmas Swap. But would love to be in your Secret Santa Swap if you do it.

I'll be making the post on my forum soon to see who is interested. I will let you know. Also, maybe we should wait a bit. Maybe the people who normally run them here will still run them.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Poneyin (Post 11673660)
Hi
New to the forum. Would my kids be allowed to participate? They will write cards. I will mail them.

Please don't ever move this to facebook. I wouldn't trust a swap there. I'm glad you said you don't use facebook.

I don't save information from swaps. That would violate your privacy. That's why I ask for names and addresses again every year. I would never move this to Facebook either. Don't worry.

Yes, you and your kids are welcome to join. Post around. Get a feel for OLS. See if you feel comfortable here, and send me your information when you are ready. :)

ktfern October 28th, 2019 11:28am

I signed up for the umpteenth year. Love to get and display the beautiful cards.

mullin November 3rd, 2019 10:57pm

I would love to be in the Christmas Card Exchange
Thanks for having this for us.:jump:

nanajoyner November 4th, 2019 6:21am

I always enjoy getting cards! Please sign me up:4kb:

bigballofyarn November 4th, 2019 10:50am

Quote:

Originally Posted by ktfern (Post 11684374)
I signed up for the umpteenth year. Love to get and display the beautiful cards.


Quote:

Originally Posted by mullin (Post 11685885)
I would love to be in the Christmas Card Exchange
Thanks for having this for us.:jump:

Quote:

Originally Posted by nanajoyner (Post 11685965)
I always enjoy getting cards! Please sign me up:4kb:

You've all been added to the list!


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