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2022 Christmas Card Exchange

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 MangledHeart (original poster webmaster #1) posted at 10:00 PM on Tuesday, October 11th, 2022

Current Participants:
26

It is time to start signing up for the 2022 SI Christmas Card Exchange! Details and the sign up form are posted here. Any questions/comments can be addressed on this thread. Deadline for participation is Monday, October 31st.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do we sign up to participate?
A: Please use the online sign-up form if you wish to participate.

Q: But what if I want to remain anonymous?
A: Everyone will remain anonymous. Only MangledHeart and the SI Elves will see the names on the mailing labels. All other participants will only see your username or however you decide to sign your Christmas cards.

Q: How do we handle postage?
A: A list of participants will be posted after the October 31st sign-up deadline which will include the cost of the postage to apply to each participants' envelope. Postage rates are based on USPS first class standard size envelopes for the current rate.

Q: Who applies the postage to the envelopes?
A: All members are required to add their own postage on the envelopes for each recipient.

Q: What about International members sending cards to the United States?
A: Please enclose the correct amount of USD currency you will need for postage in your package and we will purchase the postage on your behalf and apply them to your cards. the Elves will apply them to your cards during their toy making breaks.

Q: What is the record amount of envelopes sent/received?
A: Our record was 2013 with a staggering 5082 cards!!!

Q: What is the "Real Name" used for on the Christmas Card Exchange form?
A: It's up to you how you want your envelopes labeled. Just specify the name as you would like your postmaster to see it when they deliver your cards. Some members use their real name, some only use their first names and some only use their SI name. It's entirely up to you.

Q: If our spouses/partners are also members here, do they need to sign up as well?
A: No. Only one member needs to sign up on behalf of all family participants. Just make sure to include their username and/or real name on the Christmas Card Exchange form.

We would like to express our deep appreciation to the volunteer Elves that have come to the SI Santa's Workshop to help make all of this possible!! We look forward to the tradition continuing this year. They are wonderful and generous with their time and love for all of you.

Christmas Card Sign-up Form

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength. ~Corrie Ten Boom

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EllieKMAS ( member #68900) posted at 10:23 PM on Tuesday, October 11th, 2022

How can it be Christmas card time again already?? I swear easter was just like 2 weeks ago....

For any newbies that are on the fence, please sign up. It is awesome!

"No, it's you mothafucka, here's a list of reasons why." – Iliza Schlesinger

"The love that you lost isn't worth what it cost and in time you'll be glad that it's gone." – Linkin Park

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Chili ( member #35503) posted at 10:29 PM on Tuesday, October 11th, 2022

Wooo hoooo! My favoritist part of SI.

(Don't space it when the time comes to actually send the cards out this year, LE. )

PS, where's my spinning tree thingy MH?

[This message edited by Chili at 4:30 PM, October 11th (Tuesday)]

2012 pretty much sucked.
Things no longer suck.
Loving flying solo with the co-pilot chili dog.
"Life teaches you how to live it if you live long enough" - Tony Bennett

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 MangledHeart (original poster webmaster #1) posted at 10:42 PM on Tuesday, October 11th, 2022

PS, where's my spinning tree thingy MH?

Those come out when the Christmas skin comes online. That is a random date/time sometime after Thanksgiving and before Christmas. grin

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength. ~Corrie Ten Boom

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ChewedMeUp ( member #8008) posted at 2:31 PM on Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

Yay cards! I was just thinking the other day that I need to make sure to grab some soon.

ETA: Just to let folks know - the form isn't accessible from the legacy site, for anyone besides me that still uses it.

[This message edited by ChewedMeUp at 8:34 AM, October 12th (Wednesday)]

BS - 40
DivorcED, finally.
2 Kids

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BearlyBreathing ( member #55075) posted at 3:49 PM on Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

Yay! And I already answered the question I asked on the form. 🤦‍♀️

Such a fun thing!

Me: BS 55 (49 on d-day)Him: WH. 64. D-Day 8/15/2016 LTA. Kinda liking my new life :-)

**horrible typist, lots of edits to correct. :-/ **

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 MangledHeart (original poster webmaster #1) posted at 3:51 PM on Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

ETA: Just to let folks know - the form isn't accessible from the legacy site, for anyone besides me that still uses it.

Thank you for bringing this serious bug to my attention! You got an upgrade for that. smile Merry Christmas!

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength. ~Corrie Ten Boom

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ChewedMeUp ( member #8008) posted at 5:19 PM on Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

You're the best, MH!

BS - 40
DivorcED, finally.
2 Kids

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DragnHeart ( member #32122) posted at 5:39 PM on Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

The one thing each year I know raises my spirits.

All signed up. Can't wait. I've been planning for my cards all year grin

Me: BS 46 WH: 37 (BrokenHeart911)Four little dragons. Met 2006. Married 2008. Dday of LTPA with co worker October 19th 2010. Knew about EA with ow1 before that. Now up to PA #5. Serial fucking Cheater.

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Hedwig ( member #74175) posted at 10:55 AM on Monday, October 17th, 2022

I have been MIA for a long time but I came back specifically for this tradition and I signed up. WOOW, can't wait!
I only participated once, in 2020, but it was definitely the highlight of my Covic christmas.
Exciteddd!

@MH: I'm one of the few international members. Can I donate the required amount for the postage again, just like last time?

Dday - 10/2018
Caught them, EMDR helped
Ended the relationship after false R for 1,5 years

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 MangledHeart (original poster webmaster #1) posted at 6:14 PM on Monday, October 17th, 2022

Can I donate the required amount for the postage again, just like last time?

That will work! Thank you. smile

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength. ~Corrie Ten Boom

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WalkinOnEggshelz ( Administrator #29447) posted at 11:10 AM on Tuesday, October 25th, 2022

Bump

Me: WS late 40’s
Him: BH (HoldingTogether)
D Day: 7/24/2010
If you keep asking people to give you the benefit of the doubt, they will eventually start to doubt your benefit.

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Sally24 ( new member #70794) posted at 2:03 PM on Tuesday, October 25th, 2022

Be brave
Be bold
Listen to EllieKMAS

What other mostly-lurker will join me?

Never let your fear decide your fate

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 MangledHeart (original poster webmaster #1) posted at 9:46 PM on Tuesday, October 25th, 2022

I just signed up for the first time in history. smile

I could use a little Christmas for 2022. It's been one hell of a year! I didn't think it was possible top 2020. laugh

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength. ~Corrie Ten Boom

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DragnHeart ( member #32122) posted at 10:37 PM on Tuesday, October 25th, 2022

Welcome to the other side of the fun MH. I'll go easy on the glitter for you grin

Me: BS 46 WH: 37 (BrokenHeart911)Four little dragons. Met 2006. Married 2008. Dday of LTPA with co worker October 19th 2010. Knew about EA with ow1 before that. Now up to PA #5. Serial fucking Cheater.

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fareast ( Guide #61555) posted at 11:08 PM on Tuesday, October 25th, 2022

I’m in!

Never bother with things in your rearview mirror. Your best days are on the road in front of you.

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MadeOfScars ( member #42231) posted at 3:49 AM on Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

Been away from SI for a while but always down for the card exchange!

"Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” - Steve Maraboli

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 MangledHeart (original poster webmaster #1) posted at 4:32 PM on Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

I'll go easy on the glitter for you grin

Bring it on! DS and I have had years of experience opening the many packages every year. Believe me, the glitter does not all stay in your envelopes. laugh I might open all my cards in Starbucks. grin

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength. ~Corrie Ten Boom

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Chili ( member #35503) posted at 5:14 PM on Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

I just signed up for the first time in history.

Whoa. Total landmark moment.

Yo Tred - you going to haze him up right for us?

2012 pretty much sucked.
Things no longer suck.
Loving flying solo with the co-pilot chili dog.
"Life teaches you how to live it if you live long enough" - Tony Bennett

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PerpleNerple ( member #3224) posted at 12:20 AM on Thursday, October 27th, 2022

Super excited to do this again!

"Unconditional love does not mean unconditional crap absorption"
~Oh, what tangled webs we weave, when first we practice to deceive~ Sir Walter Scott

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