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Third or Maybe Fourth Sort-of Annual Cactus Fish Christmas Card Exchange

Well! That was a very brief blog resurgence, wasn't it? The good news, however, is that I just ordered my Christmas cards. No, wait, the good news is that Chris just ordered our Christmas cards because he designed them. Twice. The first design was great but it was also $102 for 50 cards and I told him there was no way in hell we were paying that and he'd better get his virtual butt over to Costco right quick and start over. Which he did, because he loves me. Or maybe just because we are both pretty tired tonight and he didn't have the energy for a fight. The better news than that is that since Chris did the cards this year I didn't have to, and it is usually my job and not my tippy-top favorite holiday task. But the other good news is that Costco cards are pretty cheap and once you order 50 it is even cheaper to add on a whole bunch more and that bunch more are going to you nice people, if you would like to have them. Just in case you haven't participated before, here's how it works:

  • If you want to exchange cards with me, leave a comment on this post and I will email you.
  • Please for the love of god do not put your mailing address in my comment section.
  • No lurkers. Sorry, lurkers, I love you, I truly do, but you aren't getting my address unless we have had some level of two-way communication over the years and I feel reasonably sure you aren't going to run over to my place and steal my kidneys.
  • If you request a card from me, you have to send one back. Fairs fair.
  • I'll do Canada, but anywhere else takes too damned long. Sorry Europeans! And Aussies! And everyone else!
  • I won't do do Canada, get your minds out of the gutter.
  • While supplies last - I'll post a follow-up once I think I've maxed out my available cards, but please forgive me if I run out before I get back here to beg for mercy.
  • How impressed are we that I remembered how to do bullet points? Very impressed indeed.

Comments (34)

I did so enjoy your card last year (or was it the year before?). This year I'll even send YOU one...because I don't think I returned the favor, and that's not cool.

I would totally love a Christmas card and would love to be able to send you one as well especially considering our daughters share a name though I didn't shorten my daughter's the same way you did. :) Definitely email me!!! Thanks!

You should get by card this week. It went in the mail on Saturday.

Okay, your comment page totally rebuffed my advances, I mean comment. Let's try again.

I would love a card. The last few years I've been sending out New Year's cards instead so if that's not your bag, I get it. But if you're okay with that... Whooohooo! I will totally send you one. Be prepared though, the littles? Not so little. I HAVE THREE TEENAGERS AND A 12 y/o!!!

I'm way impressed. I never learned how to do bullet points.


I actually put cards in my cart at Wegman's this weekend and then took them back out because a) too expensive and b) who am I kidding? But then this morning I was thinking that I would still like to send cards, so I'll find the time. Which means I can exchange cards with you!

I'm in Beth Fish. I have sent you a card in the past, but in a non-stalker like way, I didn't keep your address :)

I'd love to get another card this year but I don't think I have your address since you moved.

If you're in the same place as last year, you're getting a card from us. :) We'd love one in return.

Welcome Back! Would be great to exchange cards with you!

Hi there! I don't feel like I'm a lurker and I have received a card from you before and would love to again! I just ordered mine and I promise to send you one back!

I sent yous off on Saturday. Looking forward to this years edition of yours!

We exchanged cards the year before last (I have the curly red headed kid) so i'd love to do it again! This is the only time of the year we get lots of actual MAIL mail. wee!

We exchanged cards the year before last (I have the curly red headed kid) so i'd love to do it again! This is the only time of the year we get lots of actual MAIL mail. wee!

I'd love to exchange cards again! You'll definitely get one in return, although there may be a time delay due to cursing and technical difficulties.

I still have the card from two years ago in my office because it makes me smile. I'd love to exchange again.

We are in again, kids love seeing friends Daddy grew up with.

Exchange would suggest that I would actually get off of my lazy ass and send out a holiday card? Crap.

However, I am in for some coffee or something.

Oh! Me! I think we may have exchanged once in the past which makes me not a lurker but I do use a fake name on here (Em "M" is only my first initial) which may make me an overcautious weirdo. So, you know, your call :-) Either way, Merry Christmas!

And a tip for cheapo Christmas cards. I've always done walmart. $0.40 per card (used to be less those bums) regardless of how many cards (up to 240 - I don't know that many people), and regardless how many different designs and formats so you can switch them up if you have a big family. I have them sent to my house so I don't have to go to that soul sucking store (but I think all stores suck my soul a little bit). I think shipping was free this year. Generally, I hate Walmart but the Christmas cards are a pretty good deal.

I am so down for an exchanging of cards!

I'd love a card from my fellow northern Virginian neighbor. Glad to see you're back.

Oh, I was SO HOPING you'd do this again this year!! Please add me to your list. :o)

I'm in!! I think we exchanged a few years ago! Anyway, count me in!!

We would love to trade cards. You actually made it onto our revolving Christmas Card list - so one is already in the mail to you - in a totally non-stalkerish way I swear.

Hi Beth,

We've exchanged cards in the past so I would love your new address so we can do so again!

You're already on my list, but I want to make sure I have the correct addy.

Id like to exchange cards again if I'm not too late. :-)

Love the card!!! Such a beautiful family!!!

If it's not too late, may former active commenters apply? As the one who suggested the original Dress Beth contest, I would like to humbly request to join the exchange. Thanks ...

I'm not stalking. I saved you guys address from last time, I think that I did this last year.

I just started my cards today. Wickedly late and very usual for me.

So, while was off having major surgery and probably mumps, you decided to start blogging again!! Way hay - maybe I should be ill more often (DON'T tell my boss I said that - she'll have a fit!). Lovely to have something bloggy from you to read, and happy new year from the side of the pond :)!

Come back!

I personally look forward to the holidays because it means that I get to create a whole new bunch of Christmas cards to give to families and friends. Of course, this doesn't make me a big artist but I actually enjoy doing it.

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