It’s back and better than ever! Well, I hope so anyway. Without further ado, may I present to you all the Life With Ktkinnes Christmas Card Swap 2019.
Now entering its fourth year, and with even more people taking part last year, I did stop to think about whether the Christmas Card swap would be a goer. As time goes on, it seems less and less Christmas cards come in through the door during the festive season. So is that a sign to stop? Or is it even more reason to host the card swap?
I took the time to read back through my initial posts on this, mainly so I don’t repeat myself from one year to the next, and it made me realise how much more simple the card swap was in year 1. To be honest, it was even easier to organise in year 2!
Back in 2016’s Christmas Card swap, I had everyone either email or DM me on Twitter if they wanted to partake. This seemed like a great idea, until I was jumping between accounts and trying to format the addresses to make sure no one got left out. Then, in 2017 I discovered JotForm and I was a very happy Katie. No more trying to gather addresses myself, people could just sign up through the link, leave their addresses, and at the end of the sign up period I emailed the spreadsheet to everyone and told them to just go for it and be free!
For some reason, in 2018, I decided enough was enough, I would just give everyone 3 people to write to each, unless they asked for more. I didn’t have a clue at the time how much longer that would take to organise! Needless to say, I went into work shattered the morning after I’d sorted it all.
So that brings me to this year. The Christmas Card Swap 2019. After all the to-ing and fro-ing, I have decided (obviously) to run it again. Yes we are all sending fewer cards, and with climate concerns I am trying to source recyclable cards, but I don’t want to let this Christmas tradition fade away!
Christmas 2019 is going to be the best one yet (I hope!), and so if you want to take part in a Christmas Card Swap with other Festive Fans then simply sign up using the link either at the top of this post or at the bottom.
I will then sort through the addresses, and send them to anyone involved – check out my form for more details. On previous years, we have had people from all over the world getting involved, so you’re invited to choose where in the world you would like to post to.
This worked really well last year, with more than 40 people involved. Of course, if you took part last year and would like to be involved again this year then please do let me know by filling out the form! As I’m sure you’re all aware, GDPR has a lot of implications so just to clarify – your address will not be stored longer than necessary to complete the card swap, and you have the right to withdraw your name and address at any stage of the Christmas Card Swap.
Sign up closes on Sunday 3rd November 2019 at 11:59pm GBT, and I will be in touch with the relevant addresses by Thursday 14th November 2019! So what are you waiting for? Click the link below to take part!
*Please note, this card swap is open to everyone, not just bloggers*
Cards can be homemade or store bought, and that part is entirely up to you. Just remember to check latest posting times and dates with your local post office as you want it to arrive before the 25th December!
To sign up, please follow this link –> https://christmaswithkatie.com/christmas-card-swap-2021-festive-cheer-is-here/