Wednesday, November 16, 2011

2011 Christmas Card Swap

It’s that time of year again… time for the 2nd annual Christmas Card Swap!!!  Aren’t you all excited?!  Last year I wasn’t sure how well it would be received, but we had quite a few people sign up!! This year there are even a few people copying the idea on their blogs… So, here is how it works:

Depending on how many people sign up, I will divide you all into groups of 5 or more people.  You will send a Christmas card to all the people in your group, and will be receiving cards from the people in your group.  Let’s say you are put in a group with X,Y,Z…  You will send cards to X, Y, and Z and will receive a card from X, Y, and Z.  Make sense?! Good! :)

Your cards can be store bought or handmade and you can feel free to add a little something to the card like your favorite running quote, running advice, candy, a little ornament, a sticker, a note of encouragement or a funny note, or you can just send the card… Whatever you want to do is PERFECT!  Just don’t be sending pairs of running shoes, an Ipod, or a free entry to Boston (unless you’re sending it to me)  We want to keep this cheap so everyone can join and doesn’t feel bad for just sending a card!   :)

After everyone is put into their groups I will be sending out an email including your group members ONLY with their blog links (so you can get to know them if you don’t already) and addresses so that there’s still a bit of privacy and everyone’s addresses aren’t out there floating around on the internet somewhere!  Safety people!!  :D   The groups will be picked by so we keep things mixed up!  I will say that if you participated last year, I will try my best to pair you with different people this year so that you meet even more interesting people. :)

I will be adding people to a list at the bottom of this page as they sign up…  So, if you sign up and for some reason, do not see your name on the list after a couple days… just shoot me an email and we’ll get it taken care of!

If you can think of anything that I may have left out, let me know!  Let’s get this PARTY STARTED!!!  You are welcome to invite your friends!  All are welcome! :)  Feel free to put the logo on your blog and link it back to this page as an invite to other bloggers! AND YES, international bloggers are welcome to join as well as those without blogs… Dailymilers or Twitterers can join too!!!  ;)

2011 Christmas Card Swap Logo

How to sign up:

Send an email to with the subject “2011 Christmas Card Swap” and include the following:

Blog Title and URL: (or link to your twitter, dailymile, or facebook if you dont have a blog)
Mailing Address:
Introduce yourself in a couple sentences:  (so that others in your group can get to know you)
Additional Information:  (if you feel you can only send to 1, 2, or 3 people instead of 5 or more, its totally cool!! OR if you are willing to send a card internationally or not!  Just let me know!)

Come back to this page and just post a quick comment stating that you’re in so that I can cross reference and double check entrants. That’s it…  So easy a caveman could do it!   ;)

(Basically if you sign up before I wake up December 3rd , you’re golden!


Sign ups OPEN November 16 – December 2
Sign ups Close December 2nd @ 11:59 pm

Partners Emailed December 3-5th
Cards need to be sent by December 15th


People who are IN LIKE FLYNN!

Zaneta from Runner’s Luck
Darlene from My First 5k and More
Suzanne from Cows and Lazers and Everything in Between
Alanna from Running 42km
Kyria from Travel Spot
Caroline from Canadian Runner in Exile
Jenna from The "Almost" Attorney
Courtney from Run, Courtney, Run
Erica from Life as a Running Mom
Natalie from Running, and What Not
Hannah from HannahViolin
Christina from Lace it up and Run
Fiona from Scallywag Sprints
Megan from Twitter @megpwuebker
Danielle from Dani Runs
Christina from Lazy Bones Running
Melissa from The Melissa Chronicles
Jenn from Twitter @JARunner2011
Bobbie from Journey in Running
Cathy from CathysRunning
EMZ from You’ve. Freakin. Got. This.
Kim from (Just) Trying is for Little Girls
Danni from Facebook Here
Amy Lauren from Amy Lauren’s Blog
Christy from My Dirt Road Anthem
Ashley from Redonk Runner
Nicole from Twitter @RunNicole
Jed from Twitter @mrdearybury1
Christine from Twitter @streetglidergrl
Sharon from Facebook Here
Erica from I Run Because…I Can
Monique from Confessions of a Lazy Athlete
Erin from Twitter @SchorrThing
Gene from Twitter @boutdrz
Daphne from Racing for the Rainbow
Trish from Begin Again and Again
Melanie from Marathon Mel
Kadie from There She Runs
Keeley from Wanderer in a Strange Land
April from Mommy’s Fit for the King
Theresa from The Health Trek
Michelle from AnMiSu’s Journey
Julie from ROJ Running
Tiina from One Crazy Penguin
BDD from Big Daddy Diesel
Leonor Carey and Family (No Blog)


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  2. I'm in again. I found out about some great blogs last year! I spread the word at

  3. Yay how fun! I will have to do this after work tonight! Did you find out about Team Refuel yet?

  4. I am in! I also put it on my blog if that's ok!

  5. Hey! You've won something on my blog -- please check it out and send me your contact info (full name, email, mailing address). Congrats, and thanks for following my journey!!
    runningdivamom at yahoo dot com

  6. I'm in! Thank you so much for doing this. =)

  7. I'm in too. Please feel free to stop by and be a part of my ornament exchange too.

  8. Sorry I missed it, I just found your blog. Hopefully I can be included next year.


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