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I'd love to be involved this year, too.. I've thought about it in the past, but never actually got round to doing anything about it.. Please forward any info when needed :)

 

Hi to Jamie, btw.. I'll be in touch very soon, mate x x x

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Let me know when I need to send in my name and address. I've done the exchange in the past and it has been so much fun!

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[quote name='ceallach67 wrote:


Annette Smith']I would like to know how it works.
:)

A Zootopian who goes by the user name Feathers has been putting this whole thing together for a few years now.  She requests the names by email of all of those who want to participate in the exchange and you submit your name and mailing address to her.  She compiles all the names and distributes the list by email to all who want to participate.  Then you send Christmas cards out to the folks on the list and they in turn do the same.  You end up getting Christmas Cards from Zootopians all over the world.  It's a lot of fun and very cool. 

 

btw, it is not the whole list that you send cards to because it is a HUGE list.  I think it worked (at least the first year) something like you find your name on the list and mail to the next 20 or so on the list........is that correct????? And of course you can send to more but there are MANY!!  The cards I got were soooo cool. LOVED IT!

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I think the good etiquete was that you send at least one card: to the person right below you in he list. This way all of us got at least one card.

 

And then how many you wish :)

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I remember it being the next 20 on the list after your name. I just love all the cards I got from all over the world. U2 brings people together!

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[quote name='ultra__violet wrote:


ceallach67 wrote:

Annette Smith']I would like to know how it works.
:)

A Zootopian who goes by the user name Feathers has been putting this whole thing together for a few years now.  She requests the names by email of all of those who want to participate in the exchange and you submit your name and mailing address to her.  She compiles all the names and distributes the list by email to all who want to participate.  Then you send Christmas cards out to the folks on the list and they in turn do the same.  You end up getting Christmas Cards from Zootopians all over the world.  It's a lot of fun and very cool. 

 

btw, it is not the whole list that you send cards to because it is a HUGE list.  I think it worked (at least the first year) something like you find your name on the list and mail to the next 20 or so on the list........is that correct????? And of course you can send to more but there are MANY!!  The cards I got were soooo cool. LOVED IT!

emmm, I beg to differ.  There is no rule about how many cards you send out or who you send them to.  And last year I sent a card to everyone on the list (some got out late, but they got out).

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I'd love to be involved this year, too.. I've thought about it in the past, but never actually got round to doing anything about it.. Please forward any info when needed :)

 

Hi to Jamie, btw.. I'll be in touch very soon, mate x x x

 

Heya Dawn...

I've been meaning to catch up with you x x

 

I know it was mentioned above that the list is normally complied closer to Thanks Giving...

However, I'm happy to make a start on a list now and then hand in on to Feathers later if she decides she's on board again this year...

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I remember it being the next 20 on the list after your name. I just love all the cards I got from all over the world. U2 brings people together!
The previous three years it was definitely not the next 20...

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Last year I sent out about 40 cards I think it was...

The year before that I sent out twice the number of that easy...

 

But I do recall the first year I did it that it was said if everyone sent to the next 20 people

then everyone should recieve at least 20 cards... It was up to each person if they wanted to

send more....

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COUNT ME IN!!!!!

it is sooooooo much fun!!!
i have the list from last year if anyone thinks it will help.
i would wait to see what feathers does first incase she starts it again.
she has been doing an AMZING job since the beginning.
let me know if i can help too!!
(YEAH!!!!!! WE ARE DOING IT AGAIN!!!!!!
CAN'T WAIT FOR ALL THE GREAT CARDS AND PICS!!!!)

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Hi! Please count me in too. I'd asked elsewhere at the Zoo but hadn't heard about any activity. I'm glad to see all of you are interested in doing the Christmas Card Exchange too.

 

For the newcomers: welcome to the Zoo Christmas Card Exchange centre! In case you're wondering, any type of card is welcomed whether bought [e.g. charitable ones] or homemade [Zoo themed or not]. If you've got youngsters, perhaps you could make it a family project; addressing the envelopes and putting on the postage can be quite time-consuming if you're doing it alone. Plus, folks sometimes include a little gift [usually Zoo themed photos, jewelry, etc.] along with their card.

 

Does anyone have photos of previous years' cards that could be posted here so folks can get a better idea of what we're talking about?

 

Looking forward to receiving your cards. Cheers!

B.

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I wasn't around on here last year but would love to join in too please, sounds a great idea.

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I guess feathers will turn up this year too!! This has been come a tradition for me!! :-)

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I posted this on the other thread too!

I couldn't locate my actual listing from the last few years because I'm on a new laptop this year and I guess that didn't come over, but I do recall Feathers asking for an email from anyone interested with the following information:

 

ZooName:

Full name & postal address (including Country

Favorite Band Member

Favorite U2 Album

 

There was NO max on the # of cards to send.  She always said to send what you could afford to send....no one was ever expected to hit everyone on the list.  (2008 list was actually a little smaller then 2007 if I recall correctly. I think there were (approx) 75 wheres as 2007 had more than 100). 

 

Feathers recommended (in fairness) that when the list was published that you 'start' with the person below you and go from there (this way the first 'x' of the folks on the list wouldn't reap all the cards....LOL)

 

Lastly....a separate thread was started to track 'changes' or corrections to the original.  Folks could go there specifically to see if there were any updated address changes before putting their cards out in the mail (if possible)

 

Oh....and a Zoo Card Exchange Thank You Thread was setup too!

 

I can assist / offer any advice on this too.  Unfortuantely I can't run it completely because my work schedule is insane right now and it's only going to get worse in the next couple of months.  I'm unable to get on my personal computer everyday so I wouldn't be able tto give this the attention it would need (especially at the start)......

 

BUT....I am interested in joining again.  I've always hung the cards in my office every year and passerbys are always amazed at the creative minds in this group.

 

I know there's another thread going on this too. Has an email address been provided yet to submit information to?

 

 

 

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roll.gifHey all!  Came here to check on for the sign up again this year. Happy didn't miss it!  Gonna take a gander around the site.  It's been a grip!

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I hope we do the card exchange again. I have been doing it for a while now and love the cards I get. I usually send to everyone on the list even it they are a tad late. So I hope we get to do it again this year. Will this be the thread to watch or will there be a new one to sign up?

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[quote name='Bajagirl wrote:


ceallach67 wrote:

Annette Smith']I would like to know how it works.
:)

A Zootopian who goes by the user name Feathers has been putting this whole thing together for a few years now.  She requests the names by email of all of those who want to participate in the exchange and you submit your name and mailing address to her.  She compiles all the names and distributes the list by email to all who want to participate.  Then you send Christmas cards out to the folks on the list and they in turn do the same.  You end up getting Christmas Cards from Zootopians all over the world.  It's a lot of fun and very cool. 

What she said!! :o)

 

We dont start collating names till Thanksgiving, so hold your horses

Well.... Thanksgiving was October 12 !!

 

sooooo your late EH?

 

hee hee hee I couldnt resist, just kidding, Canada its earlier  tongue.gif

 

Hey count me in on this card exchange, Im a Christmas Card fan.

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I took part in the zoo card exchange and i loved coming home everyday seeing all the fantastic cards from all over the world.. Im looking forward to it again this yearpimp.gif

**needs to get my thinking cap on**

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Yup, i've done it too for quite a few years and it's such a  blast. All the cards are so creative and it's nice receiving something fab instead of the boring mail we all get.

 

I just send to as many or as few as I like........I normally send out around 40 but, as far as I remember, there are no rules. Just send to as many people as you want.

 

Bring it on................

 

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it really is great to get cards from all over the place. I still have the cards from the very first year that it was done. The first year that it was done they were in concert so it was really cool to get peoples pictures that they took at the concerts along with the cards. So sign me up!!!!

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