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View Poll Results: The Birthday Card Exchange Club...
sounds liked a wonderful idea, can't wait for it to start! 121 90.98%
is a horrible idea, are you nuts?? 1 0.75%
is way too much trouble, not interested 0 0%
sounds like fun, but I have too many other things going on right now 11 8.27%
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Old 10-14-2004, 03:53 PM
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NEW! Birthday Card Exchange Club!

Hi everyone

Here's the basic jist:

-- you fill out a form (to be announced) with your name, address, and birthday
-- you agree to send out snail mail birthday cards to EVERYONE in the club
-- you RECEIVE tons of birthday wishes on your birthday!

As overwhelming as this may sound, it's probably one of the lowest maintenance clubs we have. Think about it... birthdays are sporadic, throughout the year. This is not like a holiday and you would need to send out 50 or so cards all at the same time, this could be two or three cards per week, or none in a week, it just depends.

I have participated in birthday exchange clubs before. What I do is this:

I go to the dollar or discount store, I find a package of ten cards (usually by the invitations and thank you notes) that are blank inside. I just purchased some cute smiley face cards, 10 in a pack, for less than $4.00. You can find even better deals where you get a whole box of cards and envelopes for a very low price.

Next I always have postage stamps on hand.

And of course, I use the Family Corner Reminder Service to keep track of all my birthday friends. I input their name, address, email address, and a note at the top telling me which birthday club they are with (i.e. FC Club) so I can differentiate them from other contacts in my reminders. I would probably also record their username from the boards to easily identify them as many of us don't know each others' real names! LOL

Then when I get a reminder email, I immediately grab a card, fill it out, stick a stamp on it, and put it into the mailbox!


Now this club would really only have two requirements: 1 is that you hve a minimum of 75 posts, just like our other clubs. Next, it would be based on your word. You would agree to send out a snail mail birthday card (or postcard) to all participants. E-cards can be sent ALSO, but not in place of a snail mail card. Anything else you wish to send is entirely up to you, but a birthday card or postcard is the only requirement.

There will also be a thread for each month to wish people a happy birthday on, as well as a thank you thread like in the Secret Sister Club, etc.

AND... you will receive this FUN signature icon showing your participation!

I'm a member of the Birthday Card Exchange Club!

Join us today!

This club will start November 1st to allow enough time to gather the info and to distribute it. To join, please fill out the form here

Please vote on the poll if you like!

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Old 10-14-2004, 04:09 PM
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Sounds like a lot of fun!! Count me in!!


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Old 10-14-2004, 04:34 PM
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I'm in too!!!


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Old 10-14-2004, 04:45 PM
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Count me in, Amanda! Sounds like alot of fun!

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Old 10-14-2004, 04:58 PM
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Me, Me, Me!!! I love celebrating birthdays. I try to celebrate everyday but I don't know that many people. This is gonna be fun. Oh my gosh, the things that excite me - I'm like a kid!!!!
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Old 10-14-2004, 05:26 PM
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This really sounds like a lot of fun to me!!!


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Old 10-14-2004, 05:35 PM
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Sure, sounds like a great idea to me!!
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Old 10-14-2004, 05:48 PM
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Darn, sounds like alot of fun. I guess I better get to posting. I would love to send cards from Germany when I move in Feb.
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Old 10-14-2004, 06:22 PM
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I'm a kid at heart too. Count me in also... THis will be SOOOO much fun... Will have to stock up now on cards....

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Old 10-14-2004, 06:30 PM
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I had quite a time trying to find post cards. But I know lots of places to get Birthday cards.

Yes, please lets do it.



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