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~Thursday~ A week or so ago, my friend Jen made me aware of RedditGifts Gift Exchanges, as she was participating in their Secret Santa 2012 Gift Exchange, which was already closed to new participants. I signed up then to be notified whenever they open a new exchange of any kind.

On Tuesday, I got notified that they'd opened a new Holiday Greeting Card Exchange, which was described as: [Click to enlarge.]

A description of the exchange, which basically says you'll be matched up with someone to send a greeting card to, and someone will be matched up to send one to you

The "fine print" about the exchange was as follows: [Click to enlarge.]

10 rules, suggestions, and guidelines for the exchange

On Wednesday, I received this:

Essentially, 'the matching is complete and here's your match.'

At a little after 10:00 that night, I got notified that the person who had been matched with me—who is not the same person I sent my card to—had mailed my card. Cool!

Today, I took my lunch time, 30-minute, daily walk between Cameron Village and my office, and while at Cameron Village, stopped in Ten Thousand Villages, and bought this $8.00 greeting card, which was handmade in Kenya and blank inside:

A tree made out of wire, with 9 birds in the branches

and on the inside I wrote:

Dear Tamra,

There's (several) pairs in a partridge tree wishing you a joyous holiday season!

@ reddit.com

On the way home, I ran by the post office before it closed and dropped it in the mail. I was unable to use a holiday stamp on it, because they had just run out of them today, which very much annoyed me!

I can't wait for the card that's coming to me to arrive, presumably tomorrow or Saturday, unless the person matched with me was from another country, which is possible.



( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 7th, 2012 03:11 am (UTC)
Great card and yuma
John, I love the card you bought for this exchange and your wit. I love even more that you got it at 10,000 Villages! Thanks for the post.
Dec. 7th, 2012 04:13 am (UTC)
Re: Great card and yuma
Well, thank you, Stan. That made my day!
Dec. 7th, 2012 04:22 am (UTC)
But I digress...
As an interesting and coincidental aside, Stan, the person I was matched with shares a last name with both you and me. What are the chances with 60,000 participants? Cue up Twilight Zone music.

Edited at 2012-12-07 04:31 am (UTC)
Dec. 7th, 2012 10:15 am (UTC)
Re: But I digress...
Lemme calculate that. BRB . . .

Dec. 7th, 2012 12:37 pm (UTC)
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