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rubah
11-25-2009, 05:36 PM
HI GUYS. I'm filling in for foa because she's too busy being awesome, soooooooooooooo


It's almost Thanksgiving, which means it's almost legal to think about Christmas! YAY tree, lights, presents, family, food, egg nog <333

How this will work is if you want to sign up, PM me (rubah) with your mailing address. Then, in about a week (December 1), I'll make a list of everyone's info and PM it the participants. THEN WE SEND OUT CARDS :D



1) If you add yourself to the list, make sure you're able to send a card to everyone who is on the list. Even a scrap of paper with "Merry Christmas!" on it makes for a great Christmas greeting. If your financial situation limits you from sending cards to a large number of EoFFers, PM me and we will work something out, however, I strongly urge everyone to try and send each member on the list something. No one wants to feel like Ralph Wiggum on Valentine's Day. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Love_Lisa)

2) The deadline for having your addresses PMed to me is November 30, (the last Monday of November) by midnight. I will be sending out the addresses the next day. (Tuesday, December 1). Any addresses PMed to me after the deadline are going to sit in my PM box all alone and be sad.

3) Do not send your address to anyone else but me. I am not having crazy PM spam happening all over this board as a result of me. They'd beat me up in the Staff forum.

4) As soon as the addresses are sent out and the cards are received, it is up to everyone who has the mailing list to delete them in a proper manner (there should be no reason to keep them after getting the cards). This is to ensure the safety and well-being of all those involved. Also note that I cannot be held accountable for what type of person ends up getting your address as a result of this. Please understand that you are putting a lot of trust in your fellow members when you decide to do this.

5) You do not have to give your real name or a permanent street address. PO Boxes or dorm addresses are perfectly fine to use, just as long as it is a real address that you maintain. You are more than welcome to use your EoFF name as the name on your envelope. Your mailman will just look at you funny.

6) Please do not send small objects inside envelopes. The envelope will be opened by workers at the U.S.P.S to ensure there are no hazardous materials inside, and the object will be removed. Glitter has, in my experience, not been subject to this removal.

7) Do not, under any circumstances, send rude or threatening messages to anyone through the Christmas Card exchange. If I find out about it, I will ban you from the exchange until I am dead, and I will urge those you offended to press charges, or seek legal recourse myself. It is against US Federal Law to abuse or threaten someone through the postal service. And I'll ban you. At any rate, you'll just be showing a lot of people what a jerk you really are. If you receive a threatening message and do not want to seek legal recourse on your own please come to me and I will help you through it as best I can. I AM HERE FOR YOU.

8) The most important rule, have a great time with this. This is one of the few times you can step outside of your EoFF identity and reach out to your online friends through real life communication. And it is a small, but incredibly powerful way to make a difference in someone's holiday season. There is no reason on earth this shouldn't be happy fun goodtimes.



The 10th of December is the last date you should send international cards from the UK if you plan on your recipient receiving them this side of New Years day

<b>Postage Rates!</b>
<table cellpadding=2><tr><td>From:</td><td> To:</td><td>Cost:</td></tr>
<tr><td>USA</td><td>USA</td><td>$0.44</td></tr>
<tr><td>USA</td><td>Canada</td><td>$0.75</td></tr>
<tr><td>USA</td><td>Mexico</td><td>$0.79</td></tr>
<tr><td>USA</td><td>International</td><td>$0.98</td></tr>
<tr><td>UK</td><td>UK</td><td>0.39</td></tr>
<tr><td>UK</td><td>International</td><td>0.62</tr></tr>
<tr><td>Canada</td><td>Canada</td><td>$0.54</td></tr>
<tr><td>Canada</td><td>USA</td><td>$0.98</td></tr>
<tr><td>Canada</td><td>International</td><td>$1.65</td></tr></table>

Laddy
11-25-2009, 06:08 PM
FUN! Being a minor-winor, I have to get permission from everyone's favorite mom to do this, but I will see!

Freya
11-25-2009, 06:18 PM
Sweet I might do this.

rubah
11-25-2009, 06:27 PM
FUN! Being a minor-winor, I have to get permission from everyone's favorite mom to do this, but I will see!

pffft, I did it as a minor!

Leeza
11-25-2009, 06:47 PM
I'm in. :cat:

~*~Celes~*~
11-25-2009, 07:28 PM
I did it as a minor! Leeza sent me an awesome magnet :D

Sign me up!

Rye
11-25-2009, 07:52 PM
I might do this! I just don't know, since they'd have to be addressed to Hux and his house, and I think his flat mates would be freaked out by the number of mails addressed to him, for me.

silent_symphony
11-25-2009, 08:23 PM
I think I'll give it a shot but, there's no Philippines.. :(
(Am I the only Pinoy here?)

rubah
11-25-2009, 09:42 PM
You might be! I just did the three main countries I know there are EoFFers from :)

Jiro
11-27-2009, 01:21 PM
Next year I promise. Because I have like $15 in the bank which will not cover even the postage on all of these. Well I'm guessing because it was conveniently left off the list!

Kidding rubahs :aimkiss:

rubah
11-27-2009, 05:46 PM
c'monnnnnnnnnnnnnnn guys~ let's share some christmas spirit :D

G13
11-28-2009, 04:14 PM
This sounds fun. I'm in. :D

Aerith's Knight
11-29-2009, 01:56 PM
Hmm, I received fairly little last time, plus I don't really have the time custom make the cards, so I'll bow out this year.

Madonna
11-29-2009, 05:49 PM
Sign me up, Miss Lapiz!

rubah
11-29-2009, 06:49 PM
oh, don't make me have to look up your address, lynxie!

Melissaur
12-01-2009, 02:20 AM
Let's do it

rubah
12-01-2009, 03:50 PM
I just PMed the address list to the participants! If you decide all of a sudden that you still want to send cards, too, hurry and PM me by tomorrow!

Levian
12-01-2009, 05:35 PM
how many people are on the list? ;o

rubah
12-01-2009, 09:16 PM
7 or 8. This would be the year to do it if anyone had financial concerns :)

Blue Harvest
12-04-2009, 02:48 PM
I did this last year and I got hardly any in return. I'll pass this time.

rubah
12-10-2009, 11:04 PM
I sent my cards out today :) I used postcards in hopes of 1) saving money and 2) reducing the volume of trash this holiday season

~*~Celes~*~
12-11-2009, 06:45 AM
Got mine from Bri!

rubah
12-12-2009, 02:27 AM
ditto

~*~Celes~*~
12-13-2009, 01:34 AM
I will need to either get the money to buy stamps or wait for my parents to buy stamps before I can send mine out :\

Melissaur
12-13-2009, 02:05 AM
Same! I'm waiting for stamps... :(

Madonna
12-17-2009, 11:18 PM
Updating to say thank you to Kamiko, rubah, and Leeza! I received your cards in that order and now in that order they sit together on my desk! I feel so very special!

My own cards have been sent out and I hope they reach everyone before the twenty-fifth!

G13
12-19-2009, 02:44 AM
I sent mine this morning. I'm a procrastinator. :(

Thank you rubah, Kamiko, and Leeza! :D

Melissaur
12-19-2009, 02:53 AM
O_O I haven't gotten Leeza's yet ;_; I did get Kamiko's and Rubah's!! Thanks guys. Still waiting on stamps to send them out.

~*~Celes~*~
12-19-2009, 06:40 PM
Thank you Kamiko, rubah, Leeza, and Lynx~ :D

Melissaur
12-19-2009, 09:29 PM
Just got home to Lynxie's card!!!! BTW I got glitter everywhere now <3

G13
12-20-2009, 12:39 AM
Haha same here. I thoroughly enjoyed your message Lynx! Thank you. :)

Hey Melissa! You have money to get a hair cut but not for stamps? For shame!

Melissaur
12-20-2009, 01:00 AM
Hey Eric my mom paid for my hair cut! its birthday present!

G13
12-20-2009, 01:22 AM
S'not yer birthday yet! :colbert:

Should've asked for stamps! :colbert: :colbert: (the new :doublecolbert: :()

rubah
12-20-2009, 06:47 AM
Got Lynx and Leeza's today :) And totally didn't glitter everywhere!

rubah
12-22-2009, 02:11 AM
I got Guardian's today :) (dunno when it came since it was at my parents')

Melissaur
12-22-2009, 02:58 AM
OK I got Leeza's yesterday!! And I got stamps so I'll send them out tomorrow <3

They have been taken by the post man, and also I got Eric's today! I hope they get to you guys in time! If not Merry Christmas!

G13
12-23-2009, 09:41 AM
I got Guardian's today :) (dunno when it came since it was at my parents')


I got Eric's today!


:D Wonderful news! I was worried they weren't going to make it.

~*~Celes~*~
12-23-2009, 10:17 AM
got mine from Eric today~

I'm hoping to send them out sometime soon :( sorry, still waiting on stamps ;-;

Leeza
12-23-2009, 06:41 PM
I have received Bri's and Eric's cards. Thank you. :)

Madonna
12-24-2009, 04:12 AM
Nabbed XIII's card two days back but forgot to post about it! Been really busy but I intend to take a picture of them all or scan them in or something!

I wonder what is keeping mine from you, Leeza! My apologies whatever the cause!

Leeza
12-24-2009, 04:26 AM
I just received yours today, Lynxie. I am now suffering a warm glow and an amused smile. Thank you. :)

~*~Celes~*~
12-30-2009, 03:51 AM
i swear the stamps will get here eventually. :(

Leeza
01-02-2010, 05:16 AM
I have received Allie's card...love the cat. :) I have also received Melissa's letter. Thank you. :)

~*~Celes~*~
01-05-2010, 02:47 AM
WE FINALLY HAVE STAMPS :D Guess what I'm gonna do~

G13
01-08-2010, 12:33 AM
I just got yours today ~*~Celes~*~. Thank you. :)

Melissaur
01-08-2010, 12:36 AM
ERIC!

~*~Celes~*~
01-08-2010, 12:44 AM
<3 no problem~

Melissaur
01-09-2010, 05:39 PM
Yay! I finally got Kari's in the mail today <3! Now my set is complete.

rubah
01-09-2010, 10:43 PM
I got celes's today :o what am I supposed to blame saglet for? xD

Rantz
01-09-2010, 11:20 PM
Everything. At least, that's what I do.

~*~Celes~*~
01-10-2010, 08:08 PM
I dont' remember anymore tbh :o

Kamiko
01-12-2010, 07:56 PM
Got deez 'uns. My university's mailing system is inept, to say the least so Genius Lynx and I are working something out. Sorry! :(
Leeza- your stamp and confetti were beautiful and amazing!
Rubah- I love your drawing and the postcard is cute, too :)
G13- Good job with the tape on the envelope, very crafty. And the glittery Santa. Thanks mucho :D
~*~Celes~*~- Normally penguins scare me but these are adorable and glittery. I love them! :)
Melissaur - Thanks and let's be friends :D (wait... that smiley seems a bit creepy. I'm trying to say that I liked your letter and it was really nice...)

I've displayed them all on the magnet board in my suite's living room. Thanks so much!

Melissaur
01-12-2010, 08:34 PM
That's ok. I like getting creepy smiles from girls!

G13
01-13-2010, 07:20 AM
G13- Good job with the tape on the envelope, very crafty. And the glittery Santa. Thanks mucho :D

I'm glad you liked it. I thought I was being a bit over protective with the tape.

rubah
01-18-2010, 06:11 AM
I... I think everyone's got them all now ^_^~

randolphwallace
07-13-2012, 06:56 AM
It's a good idea to send Christmas card in the world from everywhere with very low cost. I like to enjoy Christmas day in every year and i prefer Christmas tree to give my all relatives and it's very easy to send them. I use the christmas tree farm website to buy trees.

Pike
07-13-2012, 10:24 AM
whoa nelly