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Nov. 18, 2009 10:42 pm 
Updated: Dec. 1, 2009 7:29 pm


Email me at  head your email...SUBJECT: AR Christmas Card Exchange

Please include Your Real name and ARname, your address and your email address.

Please understand that everyone who registers will get your name and address.

You must be a member of Allrecipes....but its free to sign up! Your screen name is your sign-in name.

Register free here on the Home page, left-hand column:



 Please have all info in by MONDAY, December 1st... Especially for our sweetie pies Overseas! We have Military folk here too....Its just a few Christmas cards to add to your list!  Unfornately, I just found out Overseas Mail should be sent by Nov. 30th. I will make sure our gals over there are on the first lists. Possibly they may get there in time! You may start getting your card lists as soon as Monday Tuesday this week....Watch for them!

There is not too much time to do this....after the Thanksgiving Holiday,  no fooling around or Last Minute Lucys!

So how this works is....Because of the wonderful response from everyone., you will only be asked to send cards to approx. 10-15 people.Everyone gets the list of EVERYONE who registered, but send a Christmas card to everyone in your group on the list, but you will get the entire list so if there are others you'd like to send a card to . You should get a card from at least 10 great AR people from different  areas and  maybe a different country. Its fun and great to learn about geography and your AR friends! Please don't sign up if you have a doubt that you will not be able to do this....Please?
Nov. 18, 2009 11:56 pm
I will email you back and let you know I recieved your email! If you don't get an email from me....I didn't get yours! So ask about it!
Nov. 19, 2009 12:20 am
Crud, I forgot to include my e-mail address but you should be able to get it from my e-mail, right?
Nov. 19, 2009 7:53 am
Done, done and done!
Nov. 19, 2009 7:55 am
I jsut sent you an email, Cindy...thanks for oraganizing this!
Nov. 19, 2009 7:55 am
and I forgot my email as well...sorry!
Nov. 19, 2009 8:04 am
count me in!!! Love Christmas cards!
Nov. 19, 2009 8:06 am
Thanks Cindy!
Nov. 19, 2009 8:20 am
done and done!!! thanks cindy this was so much fun last year!
Nov. 19, 2009 8:24 am
This does sound like a lot of fun. Thanks Cindy for organizing!!
Nov. 19, 2009 8:37 am
Just sent an email !!! This was soo fun last year !!! Thanks, Cindy for doing this for us this year !!! ♥
Nov. 19, 2009 9:23 am
Me me I want to join in the fun.
Nov. 19, 2009 11:43 am
I'm in. Thanks Mag
Nov. 19, 2009 1:16 pm
yeah I finally get to do an exchange, I'm a newbee on the site and I can't wait to do this. Thanks Cindy for this fun thing.
Nov. 19, 2009 1:49 pm
Sounds like great fun. Just like being a secret Santa.
Nov. 19, 2009 4:02 pm
Just emailed you!
Nov. 19, 2009 4:14 pm
Thanks for getting this organized :O) just a FYI Stamps are 42 Cents each or a book of 20 for $8.80 now sorry I have not bought a stamp in at least 5 + years so I thought I better let others who don't know as well :O)
Nov. 19, 2009 5:04 pm
This sounds like a ton of fun :) I just emailed you!
Nov. 19, 2009 6:13 pm
Yes, stamps are 44 cents each or 44.00 for 100. I just don't have the extra money or I'd love to participate.
Nov. 19, 2009 7:59 pm
I'm in! Now I gotta go find some fun cards!
Nov. 19, 2009 9:32 pm
Sounds like fun. Just emailed you info.
Nov. 20, 2009 3:33 am
I think that would be so fun but can't afford it would be nice to be able to send to who you want although I wouldn't want anyone offended because I didn't send them one!.."sigh" :(
Nov. 20, 2009 6:47 am
Just sent my email. Looking forward to being in on the fun! Thanks!
Nov. 20, 2009 7:00 am
I'd love to participate but with all the problems (flooding, etc) we have had this year I can't afford to. Hopefully next year will be a different story!!
Nov. 20, 2009 7:11 am
I wish I could, but too much going on right now! I hope everyone else has a fun time with this! Sounds great. :)
Nov. 20, 2009 8:02 am
This sounds wonderful but at this time I don't have the extra funds to participate. I hope ya'll have a great time! I'm sure it will be nice to get lots of cards from all of our AR friends
Nov. 20, 2009 8:12 am
ok hook me up. e-mail coming my lepp!
Nov. 20, 2009 8:35 am
Regarding stamps in Canada, it costs 96 cents to send to the States, and 1.65 international. There's now way I can spend $50-$100 on Christmas cards.
Nov. 20, 2009 9:50 am
Unfortunately, I won't be able to participate in this one either! Have fun though and if I can I'd love to do it next year. :)
Nov. 20, 2009 9:57 am
I so wish I could do this but it is just beyond my pocketbook this year. Sounds like so much fun though!
Nov. 20, 2009 10:36 am
Is there any way people who have a tighter budget could sign up and then be grouped into 10 to 20 people so it's a little more affordable?
Nov. 20, 2009 12:01 pm
I just sent you my information. Thanks so much. I love this idea. I can't wait to get started.
Nov. 20, 2009 1:00 pm
I'm so glad I caught this! Definitely will sign up!
Nov. 20, 2009 1:14 pm
Ooohh! I want to sign up! (I have to get hubby in on it though.) This sounds like a great idea, I would love to give (and get) a ton of cards. Dear Postal Service: Please lower the price of stamps. Love, Amelia lol
Nov. 20, 2009 1:23 pm
I'd love to but just can't afford it at this time. If you ever do smaller lists of 15-30 I'd love to participate. Wishing you all a beautiful holiday!
Nov. 20, 2009 2:07 pm
Very cool! I'd love to participate - just sent you an email.
Nov. 20, 2009 3:33 pm
I would love too...but same as some others....not in budget this year. Hopefully you can figure out a way to make the smaller lists??
Nov. 20, 2009 4:35 pm
I would love to maybe do this - however for "security" reasons, possibly not -- and I would ask for only a few names (for financhial reasons too!) nice Idea, though!
Nov. 20, 2009 6:11 pm
SUCH a great idea!!! Love it :))
Nov. 20, 2009 6:53 pm
I'm on a Weight Watchers board also and we are doing a card exchange but we only get 12 names. That's more reasonable I think. I can afford for 12, not for 100 - 200. Anyway, I hope all of you participants have a great time!!!
Nov. 21, 2009 3:32 am
Hey CindyLepp! What about sending ecards? For those that might like to do that we could give one person, such as yourself, our email addresses. Cindy in Pensacola kinda hit the nail on the head alluding to the expense of having to respond to possibly a hundred or more cards via snail mail. Am I making sense here? We don't want to ignore anyone because everyone is dear to us and we have the desire to respond. Yet, maybe sending a greeting via email might be an alternative to taking it out of an already pared down Christmas budget. Just wondering.
Nov. 21, 2009 4:34 am
Looks like the money is going to be in charge here! We can't join the fun either - retirement doesn't provide for 100 stamps. I would love to do 25 or so. A more reasonable amount. Can you change the rules a bit for us on a tight budget?? Please?? Pretty please??
Nov. 21, 2009 8:57 am
Nov. 21, 2009 9:14 am
Hermin from Kingston,Jamaica What a great idea, but I rather send email cards exchange rate is high in my country
Nov. 21, 2009 9:23 am
id like to do it too but wow the postage sending cards to all of you. can i have the broke people list of like 25 or 50 people?
Nov. 21, 2009 11:46 am
Yea! I see we can limit it to 10-20. Icould do that but not to a hundred or so, as much as I would love to so count me in!
Nov. 21, 2009 12:27 pm
I'm in...sounds like an awesome idea.
Nov. 21, 2009 1:11 pm
From the way I am understanding, Cindy will divide up everyone into group and you are only expected to send 10 - 15 cards (of course, you can send more if you like). This way, you are guaranteed to get at least 10. I don't think anyone is expected to send 100 cards. Am I wrong?
Nov. 21, 2009 1:57 pm
I am breaking it into groups, Everyone! 10-15 is what it will be....12 sounds good so it may just be that! Don't worry, you will still get the whole list, just in case those who'd like to send a few more....but I think the final list will come a day or so after you get your original group names....Just need to make sure no one gets missed!
Nov. 21, 2009 2:21 pm
This is entirely too much fun! I can't wait! Thank You Cindy!! :)
Nov. 21, 2009 5:06 pm
This will be fun- thanks!!
Nov. 21, 2009 6:04 pm
Cindy, my mom(sharyl4) sent you an email to sign us both up. She got her email conformation but I wasn't sure if that was just for her or the both of us?
Nov. 21, 2009 8:50 pm
Hi Cindy, I just emailed you but my yahoo wouldn't let me type in the subject line so it will be blank. That's weird, that has never happened before. This sounds like a lot of fun!
Nov. 22, 2009 9:08 am
sending you the info. SOunds like fun.
Nov. 22, 2009 11:53 am
Just sent you an email!
Nov. 22, 2009 12:37 pm
Cindy, thank you so much for breaking up the list for only 10-15 ppl that we have to be in the group. I just sent an email.
Nov. 22, 2009 1:25 pm
Hi Cindy - Thanks for taking this on and even more for deciding to do it in groups. I know it is more work for you, but it makes this more doable for most of us.
Nov. 22, 2009 1:28 pm
Cindy, I just sent you an e-mail. I enjoyed the gift exchange and I'm sure this will be fun also!
Nov. 22, 2009 2:29 pm
Can we get AR's address also? I'd love to send them a card ; )
Nov. 22, 2009 3:37 pm
i LOVE THIS IDEA BUT tooo much money too do this why cant we do this via email because if anyone is on ar then they have email and alot cheaper that way than stamps if i do it that way let me know my email address is if u do decide to do it via email please email me and let me know ty
Nov. 22, 2009 4:41 pm
OK - I'm in! Bring it on! What fun!
Nov. 22, 2009 5:24 pm
Love snail mail... especially Christmas cards! Thanks. :)
Nov. 23, 2009 5:39 am
Thanks for filling me in yesterday about the changes! I'm in, too. Sending you an email now....
Nov. 23, 2009 8:45 am
Can't wait for the fun to begin! Email is enroute to you. Hope everyone has a great AR Thanksgiving!
Nov. 23, 2009 10:09 am
I am in! I like hanging my Christmas cards on my tree. The overwhelming amount might have to go elsewhere. I emailed you. Thanks for the great idea!
Nov. 23, 2009 11:05 am
I sent mine out today! thanks, it sounds like a lot of fun!
Nov. 23, 2009 1:45 pm
Kim...I have emailed you 3 times...your emails come back empty! Not sure what is up with that! Try again...
Nov. 23, 2009 1:46 pm
I'm dealing with over 150 people's emails, so please everyone, put Everthing in one email!
Nov. 23, 2009 3:46 pm
Sounds great!! I am sending you an email now
Nov. 23, 2009 5:59 pm
I'm in. Sounds like fun. e-mail on the way. Thanks Cindy.
Nov. 24, 2009 7:37 am
Thanks Cindy! I can't wait to get some Christmas cards!
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Down here in Central Coast Florida since late Aug. 2012. I still cook and bake and its so good to be around family again!
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There is just one of me but I do cook dinner almost every night. I love easy dishes on the nights I really don't feel like cooking. Grandmommy Capps lived in Rocky Mount, NC....Sundays were a holiday! Dinner was at 2pm. Leftovers were snacks later(dark thirty)....she was a great biscuit and piemaker. Being the oldest of 23 grandchildren, I was the BEST dishwasher! Hand wash everything in a washpan! I've never heard of it??? You need one to play as your wash sink,and then you rinse in the kitchen sink.....It was air dry either....someone had to dry ALL the dishes! I love my Sis for that!
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We have ham, blackeyed peas, collard greens, and corn muffins on New Year's Day for good luck! Peanut blossums are my favorite cookie for Christmas!
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"Banana Crumb Muffins" were delicious & gorgeous,looked store-bought!
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I have left the neck(in the bag) in the turkey in the past 5 years! I should know better! Always rememember to check BOTH ends of the turkey before you cook it! I'm Blonde...Sheesh!!
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