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2012 Official Holiday Card Exchange!

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  • 2012 Official Holiday Card Exchange!

    Hey Everyone!

    I'm volunteering to organize this year's Christmas/Holiday card exchange Here's what you need to do:

    1. Send me an email at cothholidaycardexchange@gmail.com with the following information: COTH name, REAL name, complete address (international is ok), and email address where I can contact you if I have questions (if other than the email you sent me the info at)

    2. I will put everything into a spreadsheet that you can then use to print your labels (there are directions on the outside of the label package for anyone who needs help)

    3. Send me your info no later than November 18th, I will get the list out to everyone no later than November 24th. That gives everyone about a month to get cards stuffed and sent.

    A few people asked last year what to send. I have received everything from a simple card with a signature to a full page letter with multiple pictures. All were welcome. Anything about you or your horse(s) or that you want to share with everyone is acceptable!

    If you have any questions, let me know. Otherwise, let the sign up begin!!
    No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. ~Winston Churchill
    For Hope, For Strength, For Life-Delta Gamma
    www.etsy.com/shop/joiedevivrecrafts Custom Wreaths and Other Decorations

  • #2
    Yay!!! I've done this for 2 years and love it. I'll send in my email tomorrow...I'm currently stuck in bed with pneumonia, and typing on this stinkin phone is awful.
    Charlie Brown (1994 bay TB X gelding)
    White Star (2004 grey TB gelding)

    Mystical Moment, 1977-2010.

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      #3
      Hugs, AliCat! Feel better soon!

      I'm looking forward to this again as well. I already have my return address labels with penguins on them!
      No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. ~Winston Churchill
      For Hope, For Strength, For Life-Delta Gamma
      www.etsy.com/shop/joiedevivrecrafts Custom Wreaths and Other Decorations

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      • #4
        Just sent my info in!
        "Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field." --Dwight D Eisenhower

        Boston Terrier Rescue of NC - www.btrnc.org - Adopt for Life!

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          #5
          Bump! So far we have three, which is a good start! However, we want more, more, more!
          No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. ~Winston Churchill
          For Hope, For Strength, For Life-Delta Gamma
          www.etsy.com/shop/joiedevivrecrafts Custom Wreaths and Other Decorations

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          • #6
            Just sent my email!
            RIP my beautiful Lola, ????–August 29, 2014

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            • #7
              I was going to PM you to see if you were heading it this year again.

              Sending in today .. or its the same as last year if you still have it.

              P.
              A Wandering Albertan - NEW Africa travel blog!

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                #8
                I was hoping you were going to participate again, Polydor! I was just telling BF how much I love getting your card! My college mascot is a kangaroo so it always makes me smile!

                I've got your info so you're all set
                No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. ~Winston Churchill
                For Hope, For Strength, For Life-Delta Gamma
                www.etsy.com/shop/joiedevivrecrafts Custom Wreaths and Other Decorations

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                  #9
                  Okay I've e-mailed everyone back who has sent me an e-mail so if you didn't get a reply back, please let me know!
                  No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. ~Winston Churchill
                  For Hope, For Strength, For Life-Delta Gamma
                  www.etsy.com/shop/joiedevivrecrafts Custom Wreaths and Other Decorations

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                  • #10
                    Yay! Will start working on my newsletter soon too so it can be already to go. I've been to lots of cool places this year so should have some good pics

                    Will find some of my good roo pics just for you dghunter!

                    P.
                    A Wandering Albertan - NEW Africa travel blog!

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                    • #11
                      Info sent!!

                      Feel better AliCat!

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                      • #12
                        Done!
                        "Radar, the man's ex-cavalry: if he sees four flies having a meeting, he knows they're talking about a horse!" Cptn. BJ Hunnicutt, M*A*S*H Season 4, Episode "Dear Mildred"

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                        • #13
                          I'm sending you an email right now!!!!

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                          • #14
                            Big bump back up to the 1st page!

                            Come people ... you know you want too! It great fun getting cards from around the world ... well at least US, Canada and Australia

                            P.
                            A Wandering Albertan - NEW Africa travel blog!

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                            • #15
                              It's fun. I especially love getting pictures of peoples' horses and their farms....

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                                #16
                                I love getting the letters with pictures!

                                We have a total of TWELVE people so far! Keep them coming
                                No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. ~Winston Churchill
                                For Hope, For Strength, For Life-Delta Gamma
                                www.etsy.com/shop/joiedevivrecrafts Custom Wreaths and Other Decorations

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                                • #17
                                  Email sent, I'm in
                                  where am I, what day is it, am I still having a good time?

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                                    #18
                                    Bumpity bump
                                    No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. ~Winston Churchill
                                    For Hope, For Strength, For Life-Delta Gamma
                                    www.etsy.com/shop/joiedevivrecrafts Custom Wreaths and Other Decorations

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by dghunter View Post
                                      Bumpity bump
                                      Checking to see if you got my email, sent last Thursday
                                      where am I, what day is it, am I still having a good time?

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by Horse with No Name View Post
                                        Checking to see if you got my email, sent last Thursday
                                        I'm out of town so don't have my laptop so I haven't sent out replies in awhile but I just checked and your's is there! I'll be sending out confirmations tomorrow
                                        No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. ~Winston Churchill
                                        For Hope, For Strength, For Life-Delta Gamma
                                        www.etsy.com/shop/joiedevivrecrafts Custom Wreaths and Other Decorations

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