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2019 Christmas Card Exchange

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BraveSirRobin posted 12/17/2019 17:27 PM

BraveSirRobin and TimeSpiral, your card made me laugh out loud, and those glasses are super cool. My daughter loves them.
DesertLily, I'm so glad! We almost chickened out at the last minute on that card. I was worried that people who are displaying them might be expecting something more generic. Ultimately, TimeSpiral convinced me that a mailbox full of glitter and strange usernames is already pretty conspicuous.

FusedGlass posted 12/17/2019 18:12 PM

This is my first year in the exchange, and first Christmas in decades without STBX. All the cards arrived here in two bundles on the perfect day - STBX's birthday! I've been opening them a few at a time, though I opened a bunch last night since it was a tough one.

I'd heard about the glitter, and was prepared with a bowl to catch it, but still had no idea!

I wasn't up for much with my own cards this year, but will have to see what I can do next time.

Thank you all for something lovely, sparkly, and positive this holiday season!

thebighurt posted 12/17/2019 20:47 PM

One lone, small, crinkly, noisy, pastel colored envelope arrived today!

nothisfriend posted 12/18/2019 08:50 AM

I love the exchange and have some ideas bouncing around my head for next year. Probably still won't be glitter though.

I love the ones with the personal or supportive note; I wish I'd thought to do that. Next year...

BraveSirRobin posted 12/18/2019 10:36 AM

I love the ones with the personal or supportive note; I wish I'd thought to do that. Next year...
I wish we had written each recipient's name inside the card, instead of just signing it. I was surprised how that small gesture felt so personal and warm.

As you said, next year!

luvbug0915 posted 12/18/2019 12:38 PM

I received all of my cards last Friday but haven't gotten around to opening them yet. I look forward to sitting down with a glass of homemade Irish Cream tonight to open a few. I plan to stretch it out over several days as I really don't have any plans leading up to the 25th. I'll celebrate with my kids and grandkids on the 28th.

My boomerang DD (35), lectured me all about the harmful effects of glitter on the environment and suggested we find something environmentally friendly next year. I keep all my glitter safely contained in clear ornaments each year so I'm receiving all my glitter guilt free. I may switch to biodegradable confetti next year though, just to keep her off my back.

LosferWords posted 12/18/2019 13:21 PM

BSR - I really enjoyed the card. I got a good gut laugh out of it! . My son and I enjoyed the glasses. Thank you! Please thank TimeSpiral as well, if he doesn't read here. TimeSpiral - if you do read here, thank you!

lieshurt posted 12/18/2019 13:36 PM

Some of you people are just evil. You couldnít just put in the typical glitter. Oh nooooo, you had to go for the ultra fine stuff. WTF? Armed with anti-static spray, dryer sheets, and a paint brush, I carefully opened the cards and emptied them into a ziplock bag. I quickly learned you canít just feel the card and assume nothing was in it. Nope, those cards came from the sneaky ones with the ultra fine glitter. Regardless of how careful I was, there was still glitter on my table, the floor, my lapÖ..and my dogs now twinkle like the vampires in Twilight.

After filling my ornament with the glitter, I got the vacuum and sticky roller out to clean up. No matter how much you vacuum there is no getting it all up. I finally gave up.

Later on I checked the mail only to discover two more cards filled with the devilís powder were waiting for me.

Well played people, well played

LosferWords posted 12/18/2019 13:50 PM

I finally gave up.

lieshurt - I think I gave up after about three cards. "devil's powder".

DragnHeart posted 12/18/2019 13:58 PM

I wrote out all.of my cards sitting on my bed with a bed table. Once all glittered and taped I stacked the cards on wh side of the bed...

I've washed the bedding and the pillows...

He still wakes up with glitter on him...

EllieKMAS posted 12/18/2019 14:21 PM

LH - Ummmmm hellllooo.... you act like having twinkly dogs is a BAD thing! I hear ya - one of my cats decided to drag his tail through my bowl of glitter while he was 'helping' me open my cards. I am still getting glitter on me when he sits on my lap

FYI, he also helped me make the magnets and my cards so I am apologizing if anyone ended up with cat hair. He just wanted to give presents too apparently!

thebighurt posted 12/18/2019 22:10 PM

Armed with anti-static spray, dryer sheets, and a paint brush
I agree, lieshurt. Since at least the second year, if not the first, I have used a paintbrush. It was one of those 'evil' people who filled their cards with a very fine, gold glitter that made me do it! So pretty, but totally evil!

DragnHeart posted 12/19/2019 04:38 AM

Out of ya'all prefer just one type of glitter?

I'll fill a Tupperware container with a variety of fine and course glitter, multiple colors, confetti, once I even included fake snow. Mix the whole thing up and using my measuring spoon dump a good tablespoon of it into each card.

My kids got right into this and asked about a Pop up card that would "poof" the glitter everywhere when opened. I spawned evil dragons lol

Anyone see the videos of the former NASA engineer who got a package stolen off his porch? He spent a year designing a package that not only exploded glitter everywhere, but also included a fart spray and had it all set up to be recorded and GPS to track the packages. Omg his videos are hilarious.
Good thing I'm not that tech savvy lol

The pop up card is a good idea and if NTV signed up I'd be worried about some sort of fart card lol

thebighurt posted 12/19/2019 06:35 AM

OMG Dragn! Yes, pure Evil!! But would be hilarious videos (as long as I wasn't a victim! )

Maybe mixed in, the micro glitter wouldn't be so hard to deal with? All alone, I was not able to dislodge it all even with the paintbrush. It was really like spreading paint to brush over it and everything it touched was gold no matter how much time I spent.

WalkinOnEggshelz posted 12/19/2019 06:53 AM

Now imagine if your house had been filled with 100ís of cards being shuffled from on area to another with poofs of glitter trailing behind each move. Then topping it off with our own pile of cards to open.

I feel so incredibly festive this year!

DragnHeart posted 12/19/2019 08:39 AM

Now imagine if your house had been filled with 100ís of cards being shuffled from on area to another with poofs of glitter trailing behind each move. Then topping it off with our own pile of cards to open.

Now see this makes me wish I lived in Texas so I could host the card event and have all elves over.

My places needs more festive cheer for sure!

Do ya'all remember the old time tinsel that we used to use on Christmas trees. Life glitter that stuff got everywhere. Lol. Glitter wins out for sure.

BraveSirRobin posted 12/19/2019 16:15 PM

We Swiffered the cards as they came out of the envelopes, and that worked pretty well with the microglitter.

DragnHeart posted 12/19/2019 18:57 PM

Received 15 cards today.

Bundled in an elastic band.

I placed the stack ....unopened on my kitchen table....

The table is now all glittery....

And again...I haven't even opened them yet...

Not sure what the postal worker thought lol

EllieKMAS posted 12/19/2019 19:07 PM

thebighurt posted 12/20/2019 12:27 PM

Love it, Ellie, as long as it isn't in my house! Who am I kidding?? My house looks like that anyway when I'm done with my cards!

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