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Title: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: theocean on October 31, 2008, 08:46:28 AM
Could someone tell me who started it and when and also is that same person or persons doing it again this year..It was really a lot of fun and would love to see it again.....
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: m2 on October 31, 2008, 02:46:23 PM
Can we get past Halloween before we worry about Christmas? :)

(I think Angela Pancella started it on @U2. Don't know if we'll be doing it again, but I would assume so.)
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: theocean on November 02, 2008, 06:01:04 PM
I'm not worrying about Christmas, I love Christmas and I loved doing the card exchange, it was great fun to receive U2 fan cards from all over the world...i'm not that into Halloween myself...i think its lost it fun in this world of weirdo's out there...
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: zooey on November 02, 2008, 09:02:44 PM
card exchange ;D card exchange  ;D card exchange  ;D card exchange

not helping with the discussion at all, I'm just excited for it again this year!
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: vickidvm on November 03, 2008, 06:53:08 PM
Yeah!  I did it once and it was great.  I'd love to do it again!  ::)
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: Zooropa on November 05, 2008, 09:31:25 AM
Hi, this is Rashas. I did the card exchange last year and am definitely planning to do it again. In the latter part of November, I'll post a notice on the website and in this thread with the instructions. It's awesome to see so many people taking part in it, and I had a lot of fun coordinating it last year; it's the perfect task for a obsessive/compulsive organizer.  :) Thanks again to Angela Pancella for starting the tradition years ago!
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: Starfish on November 14, 2008, 06:18:10 AM
Yipeee!!!  :D That was a lot of fun!!!!

I got the same card from 4 different people, it looked like a store window when I lined up together (the Hallmark RED "Be a torch. Be a spark. Be a candle in the dark.")  ;)
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: Michael Samuelle on November 14, 2008, 12:41:56 PM
Well I always use this on my presents.  ;D

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Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: zooey on November 14, 2008, 03:05:33 PM
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Well I always use this on my presents.  ;D

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That's AWESOME!!!


And last year I didn't use the (RED) cards for the U2 card exchange for that very reason.  I sent homemade ones but my family and friends (IRL) got (RED) cards.
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: cutesmartU2faninny on November 21, 2008, 06:30:45 PM
A very creative Christmas present label! Sweet!
I love the Christmas card exchange for so many obvious reasons.  The best reason is that I received a card from a U2 fan in South Africa and have maintained an online friendship for 4 years now! We have learned about each other's respective countries, have shared our own U2 stories, discussed everything under the sun, and have emailed gifts across the Atlantic(a feat in itself).  We hope to meet live some day, perhaps in Ireland during the next U2 tour! This friendship was borne out of our mutual love and dedication for U2--does it get any better than that?!? 
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: StrongGirl on November 21, 2008, 06:32:40 PM
It sure doesn't!  It has happened to me too.
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: JohnnyVOXX on November 22, 2008, 06:47:53 AM
oohh!!!
this really sounds very very very exciting!!!
I want in!!! :D
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: Starfish on November 22, 2008, 06:58:24 AM
JohnnyVOXX now that you've advertised that you're single and looking brace yourself for an exciting Christmas   ;)
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: Michael Samuelle on November 23, 2008, 01:35:06 AM
lol johnnyvoxx
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: JohnnyVOXX on November 23, 2008, 08:55:09 AM
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JohnnyVOXX now that you've advertised that you're single and looking brace yourself for an exciting Christmas   ;)

 :D :D :D
I will!!!! LOL!!
Title: Christmas Card Exchange - It's On!
Post by: Zooropa on November 24, 2008, 12:24:02 AM
It's time for the tenth annual U2 Fan Christmas/Holiday Card Exchange, a chance for U2 fans to send greetings of the season to fellow fans the world over!

To participate:

- Send a message to u2christmas@gmail.com and give us your snail mail (postal) address.

- In the e-mail, say what sort of card you'd like to receive (Christmas, Season's Greetings, etc. or no preference). In early December, I will e-mail you the addresses of fellow U2 fans to send cards to.

- If you wish to participate, plan on sending at least 10 cards.

- Please write in BEFORE DECEMBER 9TH if you want to be part of the Card Exchange. That way there will be time for cards to go to the very many countries represented in U2 fandom.

Thanks again for participating and have fun!

Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: u2yooper on November 24, 2008, 07:01:04 AM
Do we use our real names, or our forum names?
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: Dark Angel on November 24, 2008, 07:30:45 AM
Do I have to put my real address down?

a) I dont believe the internet is a safe place
b) I dont fancy a stalker, i have watched death proof now and it has freaked me out!
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: mariamontreal on November 24, 2008, 08:58:52 AM
Count me in agan this year . Looking forward to it !
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: cutesmartU2faninny on November 24, 2008, 06:14:19 PM
I've done it for 4 years, real name, real address, found it totally safe.  Have received some awesome cards and read some pretty amazing stories. Nike motto applies here: Just Do It!
Title: The Card Exchange Organizer Says...
Post by: Zooropa on November 30, 2008, 11:46:17 PM
Yes, please use your real name since it's part of your mailing address. As for the concern about addresses being posted, the only place you are sending them is to the card exchange e-mail address and not posting it for everyone to see. I am the only one who accesses that account and at the moment am putting together a spreadsheet with everyone's info.

When I start sending out lists for the card exchange, each one will consist of 20 names and addresses. Yours will be on one of the lists and only the other people on that list will see it since these are the people you will be exchanging cards with. (You need to send cards to 10 people on that list minimum, but are welcome to send more if you wish.)
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: Starfish on December 01, 2008, 06:28:20 AM
Same here, no unpleasant experiences, no stalkers, just lots of fun  :D
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: JohnnyVOXX on December 01, 2008, 09:00:45 AM
 ;D ;D ;D
I can't wait!!!
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: daveyg on December 01, 2008, 09:51:22 AM
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Same here, no unpleasant experiences, no stalkers, just lots of fun  :D

awwwwwww but i want my very own stalker! (joke)
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: Starfish on December 01, 2008, 10:38:52 AM
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awwwwwww but i want my very own stalker! (joke)


I'll see what I can do  ;)
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: StrongGirl on December 01, 2008, 10:43:08 AM
OK Starfish, you typed that last post right out of my mouth.  Let's get together and stalk daveyg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (joke)  ;)
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: zooey on December 02, 2008, 09:01:37 PM
*sent*
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: cutesmartU2faninny on December 02, 2008, 10:13:39 PM
I hope your names are all on my "To Stalk List", oops I mean "To Send List"!
lol!!!  Looking forward to some more awesome Christmas cards again!
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: achtung jeff on December 06, 2008, 10:17:23 AM
I've been doing this since the first or second year. It's awesome. Angela started it off a long time ago.

I even received a card from Claire in Ireland that used U2 stamps that year they came out!  OMG! I actually framed that one... a letter from Ireland addressed to me with U2 stamps??!!  SCORE!!

Some people send CD's others share playlists, concert pics, whatever. It's a lot of fun!

...so you see Virginia, there IS a Bono-Clause.

And you give, and you give, and you give Christmas cards away....
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: cutesmartU2faninny on December 06, 2008, 08:27:05 PM
Ahhhh, I luv U!  Thanks for sharing those memories....I also received a music CD and some concert pics.  Was hoping that someone sent me a piece of confetti from City of Blinding Lights...lost mine!
Remind me after 12-25 to write about one of the Christmas gifts I just sent my South African friend--can't right now because she'll be reading this and the surprise will be revealed! 
It's a beautiful day....to send the Christmas Cards!!!!
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: zooey on December 07, 2008, 04:02:46 PM
I keep checking my mail box for my list and just realized the sign up hasn't even closed yet!  Der!  I'm just excited.   ;D
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: theocean on December 08, 2008, 06:18:40 AM
Should we be getting our christmas card list soon, anyone know????
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: Starfish on December 08, 2008, 06:26:34 AM
they said to send in the addresses till the 9th of December, so I assume we'll get our lists right after the 9th
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: cutesmartU2faninny on December 08, 2008, 04:52:52 PM
What you don't have, you don't need it now--so be patient!  The card exchange is well worth the wait--even if you send/receive cards AFTER Christmas, it's just another way to extend the holiday good cheer!!!!! Can you feel the U2 love in the air?? I can!!
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: zooey on December 09, 2008, 12:15:19 PM
Finished making mine last night.  Not everyone will be getting home made ones (sorry, I just got tired of making them.  There's soooooo many) but I'm excited!!  It's the 9th today so I'm thinking we'll get the lists soon.

Oh, to whomever is sending out the lists.  Can you put our real name AND our user name on the list so we know who's who?  THANKS!!!!
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: mariamontreal on December 09, 2008, 12:52:10 PM
We are the 9th of December and still have not recieved my list of names or e-mail  from anyone . Did anyone else get their list of names ?  Last year I recieved my list by now .
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: Starfish on December 09, 2008, 01:40:06 PM
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Finished making mine last night.  Not everyone will be getting home made ones (sorry, I just got tired of making them.  There's soooooo many) but I'm excited!!  It's the 9th today so I'm thinking we'll get the lists soon.

Oh, to whomever is sending out the lists.  Can you put our real name AND our user name on the list so we know who's who?  THANKS!!!!

Good idea.
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: zooey on December 09, 2008, 07:24:24 PM
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We are the 9th of December and still have not recieved my list of names or e-mail  from anyone . Did anyone else get their list of names ?  Last year I recieved my list by now .

The sign up just closed today -my guess is it'll take a couple days to compile the list and send them out.  We're all so anxious!  ;D
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: theocean on December 10, 2008, 02:00:40 PM
I like the idea of putting our real names with our user names too! Yes, I think I had my list by now but as one of you already said, it will just extend the season, I havent gotten any presents yet anyway. Guess I will be doing it all in the same week, typical Christmas rush, thats ok...I am excited about who I get on my list, arent you???
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: cutesmartU2faninny on December 10, 2008, 06:05:12 PM
Anything U2 is well worth the wait!
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: BeneathTheNoise on December 13, 2008, 10:56:48 PM
Has anyone received their list yet?? I haven't see anyone talking about this in a few days now.. I haven't received my list & I requested to be a part of the card exchange on the 4th. Sure is cutting it close.. we have less than 12 days until Christmas now.  ???
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: cutesmartU2faninny on December 13, 2008, 11:05:46 PM
 ;) Yeah, but good things come to those who wait....b patient!!
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: BeneathTheNoise on December 14, 2008, 12:07:36 AM
I'm not trying to be impatient, just wondering.. and a little concerned. I've been doing this since 2004. I've had people from places like Ireland and Australia that have been on my list to send cards to in the past. Even if the list comes out tomorrow, there's no way people overseas are going to get their cards from me before Christmas.  :(
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: achtung jeff on December 14, 2008, 12:20:44 PM
Well, since Matt pays the big bucks to have his minions organize this  ;), I'm guessing life just got in the way of our address exchange facilitator/volunteer.

I'm just looking forward to sharing again this year.

Baby, please come home. Baby, please come home.

J
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: Ultraviolet [ACAAs Polisher of Shiny PopMart Basses] on December 14, 2008, 03:14:30 PM
Augh! Missed the sign-up date. *beats head against wall*
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: cutesmartU2faninny on December 14, 2008, 04:02:07 PM
We can send Happy New Years cards instead!! 8)
All is quiet on New Year's Day
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: daveyg on December 15, 2008, 04:06:47 AM
Just got my list. The vast majority of guys on my list are from the US/Canada, which is fine, but just if you're on my list and don't get a card this side of Christmas, it's coz they're coming from Ireland!! Ive to write my cards and send!!
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: Starfish on December 15, 2008, 04:12:50 AM
It's sent out??  :o *rushes to check her email*
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: Starfish on December 15, 2008, 04:16:47 AM
Yipeee!!!!  :D
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: zooey on December 15, 2008, 05:02:50 AM
Way to Represent, Arizona contingent!!  I had no idea there were so many of us on here. 
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: JohnnyVOXX on December 15, 2008, 07:56:11 AM
just got the list!!!!
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: Starfish on December 15, 2008, 08:12:29 AM
No names from Argentina  :'(  I won't be able to send Johnny a card sealed with a kiss  :'(
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: BeneathTheNoise on December 15, 2008, 09:19:25 AM
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We can send Happy New Years cards instead!! 8)
All is quiet on New Year's Day

...my. Aren't we the happy chipper one.  ::)
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: JohnnyVOXX on December 15, 2008, 09:20:03 AM
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No names from Argentina  :'(  I won't be able to send Johnny a card sealed with a kiss  :'(

snif snif...  :'( :'(
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: BeneathTheNoise on December 15, 2008, 09:27:15 AM
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Augh! Missed the sign-up date. *beats head against wall*

Poor Ultraviolet.  :'( If you PM me your address, I'll send you a card.  ;D

Wow. If I take the next ten from my name.. I've got 2 to send overseas & one to Brazil. Awesome. They're coming Hungary, Brazil, & Ukraine.. Don't think I forgot you.  :-*
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: cutesmartU2faninny on December 15, 2008, 07:45:22 PM
8)Got mine....only one international, but I am happy to send greetings to my fellow U2 fans in the US just as well!!!! No complaints from me at all!  Thanks, Rashas!! Would be happy to help u next year if needed!  
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: theocean on December 16, 2008, 06:12:18 AM
Got mine too, mostly from USA but 2 or 3 international!!!! Well ours will all be a little late, but a New Years Day is still part of the holiday so hopefully they will get there by then. I didnt get one from Dubin though.
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: zooey on December 16, 2008, 12:04:39 PM
Don't forget to put your user name if you're comfortable doing so, so we can match cards to the people we 'know' online!  ;)
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: BeneathTheNoise on December 16, 2008, 12:19:05 PM
Sent all of my cards out today  ;D enjoy!! Look forward to getting cards from y'all too!
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: mariamontreal on December 16, 2008, 12:32:42 PM
Got my list too, I will be sending them out this week , so if they are late sorry. I got some to send to Dublin,  &  Wales, the rest in the US. For over seas, they might not get to you for Xmas, but like daveyg said New Years is part of the holidays as well . Can't wait to recieve mine ! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas !
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: StrongGirl on December 16, 2008, 06:12:42 PM
Wow, I got Brazil, Australia, and even Croatia-how cool is that. I have quite a few in the US too which is great. This is the first time I'm doing it. I'm off to do them now.
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: Joe90usa on December 16, 2008, 07:11:10 PM
Don't forget international stamps!   8)
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: Zooropa on December 17, 2008, 02:21:30 AM
Hey, it's the Card Exchange Hostess. For those of you who miss the deadline, keep in mind next year that it's okay to send me your info anyway, at least up until the weekend that follows. I need a deadline so that I can already have the majority of people posted on a spreadsheet by that point. Then I can just start putting the lists together the following weekend. Some stragglers are expected and it's fine.

We always have a lot more U.S. fans signing up, so I try to have a certain percentage of non-U.S. fans on each list - usually four or five people. There are about nine separate lists when I'm finished.

I'm embarrassed to admit that it wasn't until I had sent out the first five lists this year - individually in separate e-mails to each person on a particular list - that I finally got the bright idea of just sending out one e-mail to all the people on the list at once. Dawn breaks on Marblehead...
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: daveyg on December 17, 2008, 02:45:55 AM
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Got mine too, mostly from USA but 2 or 3 international!!!! Well ours will all be a little late, but a New Years Day is still part of the holiday so hopefully they will get there by then. I didnt get one from Dubin though.

awwwwww - pm me and ill make sure u get one from Dublin!! :)
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: onetreehill on December 17, 2008, 12:17:44 PM
this is my first year going the exchange, I am sorry if some of mine get sent out late, I was making a card in the spirit of u2, and it took me a little longer than I anticipated.
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: julesport on December 17, 2008, 02:59:20 PM
Mine have been sent....This is my first time in the exchange and am very excited!! Didn't do anything original since I wanted to get the cards in the mail.........next year I'll know what to do........
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: zooey on December 18, 2008, 04:48:45 PM
I just sent the domestic ones out today and will get the international ones on their way tomorrow.   :D
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: StrongGirl on December 18, 2008, 07:05:25 PM
Me too, zooey! I just got my very first one in the mail today.  ;D
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: Starfish on December 21, 2008, 09:38:26 AM
They're gone, they're sent (including the one sealed with a kiss  :-*). I do, however, have a confession to make.
I have this sinking feeling that I put a wrong card in the wrong envelope. If your name is Connor and you get a card that begins with "Dear Sally" please, forgive me. Sally will probably open a card and read "Dear Connor". I tried really hard, but the marbles aren't all there I'm afraid. Sorry about that. Merry Christmas!  ;D
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: cutesmartU2faninny on December 21, 2008, 07:17:28 PM
Looks like everyone is enjoying the card exchange....mine are going out this week--was delayed with all the snow we received and having to clear the driveway continually!!!! Happy Winter!!  :D
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: onetreehill on December 21, 2008, 09:20:26 PM
cutesmartu2faninny this has nothing to do with the christmas card exchange, but I LOVE the photograph for your ID, that is one of my favorite photographs of Bono!!!

but on the Card exchange I sent my out yesterday!
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: mariamontreal on December 22, 2008, 09:06:22 AM
22-12-08 still haven't recieved 1 card yet mine were all sent last week . I am very anxious to get some .
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: StrongGirl on December 22, 2008, 11:26:41 AM
I got 3 already and one had a CD with U2 music inside it. How great is that? One was from Elsha Stockseth's friend! You must all know Elsha who designs the cards for the African Well Fund (I believe)! U2 dedicated Miracle Drug to her and always make time to visit with her when she comes to see them. A wheelchair doesn't stop Elsha. She is one of my heroes!!! I am going to send her a message ;D.
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: BeneathTheNoise on December 22, 2008, 02:51:34 PM
Someone sent you a cd??  :o Dang. Wish I had thought of that. All I put in them was festive magnets.  :-X Idea for next year though.
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: StrongGirl on December 22, 2008, 03:24:59 PM
I felt awful because all I sent was a note in the card. I hope I get a pass on that because it was my first year. I'll have to think of something clever for next year. If I had any talent, I would love to draw the band inside the card. That would be cool. 8)
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: cutesmartU2faninny on December 22, 2008, 08:24:00 PM
Helllllo!!!!
To onetreehill, thank you for the nice comment!  I l-o-v-e Bono in this pic cuz he is wearing non-traditional white and looks well, er, gulp, sooooooooooo sexy!!!!! A friend of mine gave me a framed painting done by a friend of hers who is an artist--it is this exact picture except POSTER SIZE!!!!! OMG, it hangs in my office where I gaze into those shades daily........

To Strong Girl, no worries! Your note will be appreciated by those who receive it!!!  I cherish ANYTHING sent by a U2 fan!!!  I'm still waiting for someone to send me a piece of confetti thrown out during City of Blinding Lights cuz I lost mine!!!!! I also received a CD last year, verry coool!

To Beneath the Noise, festive magnets???? Nice idea!!! 

I "only" made a paper picture Christmas tree ornament with Bono and Edge wearing Santa hats, singing "Baby Please Come Home", complete with ornament hanger!! My fellow fans will receive one with their card.

Remember, this is not the U2 Christmas Card Olympics!  No presssure!!!! We joined to wish each other the best of the season and share some fond U2 memories!!!  Love, Peace and Happiness to all!
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: bonogirl on December 23, 2008, 07:32:43 AM

Wanted to share a quick story....

I went to my p.o.box yesterday, and saw I had received a few cards from u2 fans via the Christmas card exchange.....
was pretty excited.....
They were all very nice and a true treat.

One was particularly special....

I tore open the envelope....
I reached in to pull out the card...
I got a glimpse of what I was sure was a picture of Bono....
My heart started to race.....
I started to choked up a bit.....
(I think I squealed....)
I pulled the card out and it was a personal picture of Bono with his arms around these two perfect strangers.......
I burst into tears...

but wait...there was more...
I beautifully typed story to explain the story in the picture...

I regained my composure :-\,( enough to drive), raced home, and read the story with my husband.

These two "strangers" are no longer...
They showed  such a kindness to me, and I will never forget........(and not ONLY because their picture will be framed and hanging on my bedroom wall) ::) ...,I know everyone else on the list got the same card, and if you made them even a smidgen of how happy you made me, you have already spread alot of cheer...

One card had a handwritten "Blessed be", One had a wish for a u2- filled Christmas,
One a wish for all my u2 wishes to come true in 2009,.....They were and STILL are a great pleasure...

Thank you, all you kind, kind people.
 

quick?? Did I say quick???  .........

Anyway Merry Christmas.
Bonogirl
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: BeneathTheNoise on December 24, 2008, 08:43:34 AM
Yeah.. "Festive magnets". I found these little holiday magnets that fit in with my cards.

You know, I don't want to sound like a snot.. but.. there's a reason it's called the U2 Christmas card exchange. It's not called the U2 Whenever-You-Feel-Like-It Card Exchange. If we just tell each other to send them "whenever you feel like it", I mean.. we might as well be signing up for temporary pen pals or something. Getting a Christmas card after Christmas is like getting a birthday card after your birthday. It's like, "Gee, I appreciate the sentiment.. but.. it just doesn't mean the same". You know? Personally, I'd like to encourage everyone to send their cards out as soon as they get their lists. I do this every year & the holiday season just wouldn't be the same to me without those cards.
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: zooey on December 26, 2008, 05:23:04 PM
I got a card from Betty today.  Hand made and all (I hope you got one of my hand made ones).  You live right around the corner from where I used to live I think.  I used to live on Lincoln across from the panhandle.
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: JohnnyVOXX on December 27, 2008, 10:19:20 AM
Hi everyone!!!
I'm very very sorry to inform you guys that I just found out yesterday that my cards were'nt sent out... :(:(:( I gave them to the office boy to go to the post and send them out last week but he "forgot" to drop them.... I wasn't able to send them myself, due to the office's schedule..... but I managed to send them on your way yesterday Dec. 26 since I had the day off... I was convinced the cards had been sent... :(:(:(
I apologize to all of you on my list, who will be getting the cards a little much later (if you take also into account that I'm in Argentina...)
all my best wishes! and I'm truely sorry,
Johnny.
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: theocean on December 27, 2008, 04:20:38 PM
Hey dont worry about it, it'll get here when it gets here. The whole exchange is so nice, i'm just grateful to be a part of it and if some come late its totally cool!
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: cutesmartU2faninny on December 28, 2008, 02:04:44 PM
Received 6 thus far....got a magnet  ;)  thanks!!  Loved the handmade card AND bookmark (with a line from my favorite song--One life with each other; sisters, brothers)!!!!!!!!! Thank u!!!
Happy New U2 Year to all!!  8)
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: Starfish on December 29, 2008, 07:23:52 AM
theocean thank you so much for the card and a great photo!  :)
I got a magnet too!  :D in a cool Achtung Baby cover Christmas card.
Thank you Debra and Jean for lovely cards!
Happy New Year!  :D
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: followeru2 on December 31, 2008, 05:51:12 AM
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Wow, I got Brazil, Australia, and even Croatia-how cool is that. I have quite a few in the US too which is great. This is the first time I'm doing it. I'm off to do them now.

Hi StrongGirl, I got a very nice card from you, thank you very much, muito obrigada :). Btw, Im from Brazil :) Amazing that we are about the same age and all. And this is my first time taking part in this card exchange thing too!

Cheers, MT
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: StrongGirl on December 31, 2008, 09:25:46 AM
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Wow, I got Brazil, Australia, and even Croatia-how cool is that. I have quite a few in the US too which is great. This is the first time I'm doing it. I'm off to do them now.

Hi StrongGirl, I got a very nice card from you, thank you very much, muito obrigada :). Btw, Im from Brazil :) Amazing that we are about the same age and all. And this is my first time taking part in this card exchange thing too!

Cheers, MT

Oh my God, hi followeru2!  It's so nice to hear from you. I'm glad a few of my cards got to people in this, my favorite and only forum!!! I hope we can chat a lot here ;D! Happy New Year to you.
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: zooey on December 31, 2008, 12:40:31 PM
Got a very sweet card from Acrobatgirl today!!  Thanks and let us know if you come to the US for the tour!
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: mariamontreal on January 06, 2009, 10:53:32 AM
Thank you everyone for the nice cards I recieved from you . I have kept all my cards since the beginning when I started the Christmas card exchange . They are all keepers. For those of you who were kind enough to give your e-mail addresses, I will definetly be keeping in touch and you will have my e-mail address also. So looking forward to 2009 especially new album and tour ! So excited , I know you all are also .
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: StrongGirl on January 06, 2009, 10:59:33 AM
I just wanted to thank everyone for their cards (and CD!!). It was my first time doing it and I can't wait to do it again next year. I would like to keep in touch with everyone and it will be easy with 2 of you because you are right here on my favorite forum!!!  followeru2 and oyamaband I'm so happy to have met you! Love, SG
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: Starfish on January 07, 2009, 11:38:32 AM
Got two more when I got home today. Still feels like Christmas  ;)
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: theocean on January 16, 2009, 08:42:17 AM
I just loved all the cards I got and thank you all for making my christmas special. I also can't wait till next years exchange.
Title: Re: Christmas Card Exchange
Post by: cutesmartU2faninny on January 18, 2009, 08:41:02 PM
It was a great card exchange, as usual....most of mine arrived post-Christmas, but I was just as happy to get them and make new friends!!!!  Loved 'em all!!!! 
NLOTH soon to come!!!!