it gives hope to others who are dealing with it. 2 months ago
sent out, let me know if they didn’t make it through and I will resend them. 3 months ago
please let me know if you didn’t receive it. I have a couple of people who haven’t sent me email & mailing addresses yet. 3 months ago
you a message via 43things for some reason. Are you able to send messages? 3 months ago
Being Australian I had no idea, I should have checked but I was in a hurry to get the post up.
I have fixed it up now! 3 months ago
and it is here: Send joy, love and cheer to my 43things friends in 2013 Holiday Card Exchange3 months ago
glad you will be joining us. 3 months ago
you back. :0) 3 months ago
Glad you have decided to join us again this year! 3 months ago
I haven’t seen you round much this year, and I remembered you were having trouble with your computer last year. 3 months ago
Welcome aboard! 3 months ago
If you’re interested in sending cards to other 43thingers, send me your information through 43messages or e-mail, and I’ll compose a list of all the participants. The information I’ll need for the list is:
1. Your 43Things name and whatever part of your real name you want included on the list;
2. Your complete mailing address; and,
3. Your e-mail address (I won’t give it out to anyone.
Around Thanksgiving (November 22nd) I’ll send everyone a list with all the names on it, and each person can choose who on the list they want to send cards to. You do not have to send cards to everyone on the list, but you can if you want to. If you only want to/can send a card to one or two people on the list, then that’s OK, too.
This is a fun, friendly, no-pressure exchange. No one is allowed to get offended if they don’t get a card from someone or if someone ends up not being able to send out cards.
There is no “deadline” for having to have cards sent out. December or January is nice, but June or July is OK, too.
Last year we had over 50 participants, and postage can get expensive, especially for those of you who live outside the U.S. and have so many U.S. people to possibly send to. PLEASE, no one feel like you have to send cards to everyone, or even to everyone who sent you a card.
This goal should not be a financial hardship on anyone, so please don’t let it become one.
Hopefully, by using the term “holiday”, we are including everyone, no matter what your race, religion, or country of origin. You can send a Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s, Valentine, winter, Kansas Day, or whatever holiday you celebrate. OR, you could send a non-holiday, just to say “HI” card.
The addresses are sent to everyone on the “trust” system. Which means everyone needs to respect everyone else’s privacy and not post them publicly or give them out to other 43thingers indiscriminately.
Also, PLEASE do not use a person’s 43things name when addressing your envelopes unless that is the name they’ve requested to be used. We have had problems with this in the past and some 43things identities have been revealed, causing people to delete their accounts.
Any addresses I have by November 27th, I will (plan to) have out on a preliminary list to everyone on (or as close to as possible) Thanksgiving (November 28th), so that those of you who are on the ball can work on your cards over the long (American) holiday weekend. Cut off date for the final list will be December 3rd.
There aren’t too many other rules. Many people like to make their own cards, some send letters, some include little gifts or pictures. It’s anything goes (as long as it’s nice).
Oh, yeah, one last rule:
HAVE FUN!!! 3 months ago
I always look forward to the card exchange and I would hate to see the holiday season go by without being able to send my 43things friends a card. (I am sorry to those of you I never got cards to last year there was just so much happening in my life, but I hope you all understand.)
I hope that is okay with everyone. 3 months ago
I hope you are very happy there. 3 months ago
put the list together if no one else has organised it 3 months ago
I haven’t seen Flirt around for a while :( so I am not sure if someone else has organised it or there isn’t one yet this year. 3 months ago
You just put a smile on my face! Have a great day! 4 months ago
They take people out all the time. In Townsville they have areas for swimming, at the beaches which are netted off there are also a couple of pools that are free to swim at. If worst comes to worst you can wear a stinger suit to swim in. The lifeguards are always happy to help you out if you want to know if it is safe to swim. 4 months ago
I dropped this one at the local supermarket, in one of the kids trolleys. As we left the shopping centre I noticed someone with it and they were very happy about finding it! 4 months ago
I dropped a toy today at the Canteen Family Fun day, drop 1 completed! Drop 2 is ready to go too just need to decide where to drop it. Then I need to start on drop 3. 4 months ago
for the wonderful wishes. 4 months ago
for such a wonderful wish it truly touched my heart! I hope that you may have a blessed day. 6 months ago
It was a wonderful day. 6 months ago
for the wonderful birthday wishes :0) I hope you have a great day. 6 months ago
I hope you are having a great day. 6 months ago
I hope you have a wonderful day too! 6 months ago
I just don’t know what to say, my favourite people are here wishing me happy birthday. I can’t tell you how much it means. I would never have known if you hadn’t sent me a message. Thank you so much it made my day! 6 months ago