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~FOTESS 8th ANNUAL DECEMBER CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP~

canyonwind
November 25, 2019

8th Annual FOTESS Holiday Card Swap!


It's that time of year again, when we get to celebrate with our FOTESS members by sending greetings and well wishes to All! As most of you know, Shirley (sjc48) initiated this FOTESS Holiday Card Swap 8 years ago. This holiday card swap was very special to her. I spoke with Shirley (sjc48) several months ago. She had moved. However, I do not have her newest mailing address and do not have her new phone number. I do have a few ideas on how to locate her. In the next few days, I will look in to where she is. It would be so lovely to include her.


As well, I know that this swap has been special to the FOTESS group members, including me. Jayeanne (pinkiris) hosted last year and did a fantastic job. Jayeanne (pinkiris) will again be your hostess with the mostess for this 2019 FOTESS December Holiday Card swap. I told her I would be her elfie helper if needed. She asked me to write this initial post, so here we go....ho ho ho!.


As always, this is going to be a very simple swap: If you sign up, you will be sending a holiday card to 3-5 of your fellow FOTESS members who have been current active members since January, 2019. In other words, if you swapped in at least one FOTESS swap since January, 2019, you can sign up and participate. Holiday cards will be sent to those FOTESS members who have swapped in at least one FOTESS swap since January, 2019.


Below is the list of ACTIVE FOTESS MEMBERS. If you did swap on FOTESS at least one time since January, 2019 and your name is not listed below, please contact Jayeanne (pinkiris) or myself ASAP.


Alana

Amy

Annie

Beth

Breanne

Donna

Faye

Heidi

Jayeanne

Jeanne

Karen

Lisa E

Maggie

Mandy

Margo

Melinda

Paula

Ronnie

Ruth

Sarina

Shirley

Suzanne

Urooj


If you would like to include a small gift in your card, you can, but make sure that the gift is small enough to fit in the card and mailed with just one regular stamp. GIFTIES ARE NOT REQUIRED. THE CARD IS THE IMPORTANT THING!


PLEASE post after your cards have been sent. PLEASE post after you receive cards. If people are nice enough to take the time to send you a card, it is a simple courtesy to post that you have received....THANK YOU is still in vogue. Last year, some participants did not post that they received.


Sign ups will be held until Wednesday, December 4th. Soon after, Jayeanne (pinkiris) will email each FOTESSER that signs up, with the names of the FOTESS members she (we have no males) will be sending to


PLEASE KEEP THESE NAMES SECRET - PART OF THE FUN IS THE SURPRISE!


Let's try and get out cards out by December 18th, so we can enjoy them.


If you need addresses, contact Jayeanne (pinkiris) or Annie (canyonwind).


And please remember to write FOTESS on the back of your envelope, so no one confuses the cards with the other big swaps.


Merry Christmas To All....December is a very busy time for all but I do hope that many of you are able to participate.


Thanks....


Annie

Comments (259)

  • smitties

    Christmas cactus.

  • pinkiris

    Urooj ... - that is correct!

    Annie - H- O- L- I- D- A-

    Urooj - H- O- L- I- D-

    Jeanne - H

    Margo - H- O- L-

    Shirley - H

    Ruth - H- O-

  • jdmom78_8a

    wreath

  • pinkiris

    Urooj ... - that is correct!

    Annie - H- O- L- I- D- A-

    Urooj - H- O- L- I- D- A-

    Jeanne - H

    Margo - H- O- L-

    Shirley - H

    Ruth - H- O-

  • jdmom78_8a

    i have no idea what this one is... i bet annie knows it...

  • canyonwind

    Urooj...you are correct....I do know it.....MAX.....LOL!

  • pinkiris

    You ladies are GOOD! LOL! Sooooooo Goooood .... ready for THIS ONE??


    Annie! you have the first correct answer MAX! ....A - N - D ....

    Urooj ... - that is correct!

    LADIES .... WE HAVE A TIE BREAKER HERE!

    ANNIE please choose your (1) prize from the following ....

    1. a holiday ORNAMENT

    2. a family holiday COOKIE recipe

    3. a STOCKING with seeds

    4. a GIFT CARD

    5. SURPRISE ME ...


    UROOJ please then choose after Annie from the remaining (4) prizes left!


    Annie - H- O- L- I- D- A- Y

    Urooj - H- O- L- I- D- A- Y

    Jeanne - H

    Margo - H- O- L-

    Shirley - H

    Ruth - H- O-


    GAMES will be held at weekly intervals, 'Tis the Season' trivia going on now, and 'random nonsense' can happen at anytime! ... stay tuned!

  • jdmom78_8a

    oh yaaaaay :) i cant believe i got a point for knowing who would get the answer. too funny!


    i will choose surprise me because i love surprises!!!

  • canyonwind

    Way to go Urooj......CONGRATS!!


    Jayeanne,....LOVE your game(s)!!

  • smitties

    Congrats you two. That was a fun one and you had to really be on your toes.

  • pinkiris

    Annie ... you are making me laugh over here ....LOL


    please choose your prize from the following ....

    1. a holiday ORNAMENT

    2. a family holiday COOKIE recipe

    3. a STOCKING with seeds

    4. a GIFT CARD

    5. SURPRISE ME ...


    Are you ladies up for another round of TIS THE SEASON TRIVIA ... ??

  • smitties

    Received my prize today and thank you Jayeanne. I love the key chain and just shared the chocolate with my husband. I have to say the other surprise in the card was messy. LOL. I am enjoying your games. You are quite creative.

  • canyonwind

    HHHHMMMM.....I will go with the gift card. Thanks!!


    I am certainly up for another round of TIZ THE SEASON TRIVIA.....





  • pinkiris

    Margo, thank you ... LOL .... glad you are enjoying the games =)

  • pinkiris

    Margo ... You are so welcome, LOL ... Im glad you like the keychain ... it was calling your name =) LOL ...

    Annie ... and Urooj ... I will let you know when I mail your prizes out ... thanks for playing.


  • canyonwind

    This inquiring mind wants to know what the"messy" something was in Margo's prize package......curiosity gets the best of me!! Oh wait, maybe Jayeanne is doing this "messy" something in prize packages.....and it is to remain secret......kind of mysterious.....LOVE that!


    LIstening to Christmas music and wrapping gifts in my sweats.........kind of peaceful!!

  • pinkiris

    Hope I have not missed anyone sending ???

    SWAPPING HOLIDAY Cards FOTESS style this month.....

    **If I have missed anyone that posted they have sent, please let me know**

    Annie ** SENT 12/10

    Alana SENT 12/9

    Jeanne ** SENT 12/5

    Breanne **

    Margo ** SENT 12/12

    Shirley **

    Amy **

    Mandy

    Urooj **

    Melinda SENT 12/10

    Ruth ** SENT 12/10

    Heidi **SENT 2 cards 12/13 and 2 12/16.

    Jayeanne SENT 12/7

    *** you may start mailing your cards as early as receiving your list ***

    PLEASE POST WHEN YOU HAVE MAILED OUT YOUR CARDS, AND ALSO PLEASE POST WHEN YOU RECEIVE CARDS *** You may begin mailing your cards out anytime, the deadline for mailing your cards is December 18th.

    And please remember to write FOTESS on the back of your envelope, so no one confuses it with another swap, thank you.

  • smitties

    Annie, i zip my lips. Not sure what is in store for other prize winners but surprises are fun.


    I am wrapping presents tonight too but in jeans. Your post had me running to my room to change. :) Not sure about you, but wrapping is not my favorite thing. Hubby always helped shop and wrap when the kids were little. Now that everyone is all grown up, I get no help. He tells the kids that if I go before him, don’t expect any presents. LOL The worst part is when he helped, there were 5 kids. Now those 5 have added 8 more. I do the wrapping in stages depending on when the things are shipped or given.

  • canyonwind

    Margo....too funny!!!!!!! I would zip my lips too!! I love surprise! The unexpected is fantastic!!

    I am not a fan of wrapping as well......thank goodness for gift bags.....BUT....I always wrap gifts in paper for kids......ripping off the paper is the funnest part......it just takes more time for me to "wrap" the gift. And I am a lousy wrapper.....my edges are not clean and crisp...LOL! Your husband got out of the wrapping business while he was ahead and there is no turning back. Smart man......he has prepped your children that if you are not around......NADA from Papa/Grandpa.


    Happy Evening!

    Annie



  • pinkiris

    GAME TIME .... Post Offices with Christmas Names ...


    I have a list here of 90+ post offices in the US that have Christmas names. Each person playing may post up to (5) five of those names, state and zip PER DAY ... the person who finds and lists the most names, states, zips by Dec 18th, with Christmas Names will be our winner!

    Example: Joy, IL 61260

    *** you may start submitting your (5) guesses per day, Post Offices with Christmas Names ***

    ***all Post offices with Christmas Names need to be submitted here on this thread by DEC 18th, winner announced on DEC 19th***

    All FOTESS members are encouraged to play! Have Fun!

    WINNER will get to choose one (1) prize from the following ...

    1. a holiday ORNAMENT

    2. a family holiday COOKIE recipe

    3. a STOCKING with seeds

    4. a GIFT CARD

    5. SURPRISE ME ..

  • pinkiris

    LADIES ... Stay tuned for ROUND 2 of .... TIS THE SEASON TRIVIA ...

  • pinkiris

    Prizes are on the way to...….

    Ruth....scavenger hunt - SENT12/9

    Margo......scavenger hunt - SENT/REC'D 12/11

    Annie .... Tis the Season Trivia

    Urooj ....Tis the Season Trivia - SENT 12/12

  • canyonwind

    PO's With Christmas Names.....


    I might as well get started on this......


    1. Angels Camp, CA 95222....

    2. Antler, ND, 58711

    3. Bell, CA 90201

    4. Bell, FL 32619

    5. Bethlehem, CT 06751


  • pinkiris

    GAME TIME .... Post Offices with Christmas Names ...


    CORRECT!

    12/11

    1. Angels Camp, CA 95222.... ANNIE

    2. Antler, ND, 58711 .... ANNIE

    3. Bell, CA 90201 ....ANNIE

    4. Bell, FL 32619 ....ANNIE

    5. Bethlehem, CT 06751 ...ANNIE


    Annie - 5 points

  • jdmom78_8a

    let me have my morning tea and get on this new game... or i may just wait for trivia... decisions decisions...


    wrapped presents are the best! with kids gifts you can really wrap because they are all so oddly shaped... we use gift bags most of the time, even though wrapping and wrapped gifts are so much fun!

  • jdmom78_8a

    Santa Claus, AZ - 86413

    Santa Claus, GA - 30436

    Santa Claus, IN - 46579

    Rudolph, WI - 54475

    Garland, TX - 75040


    oh how will i keep track of this game... its a tough one!

  • pinkiris

    GAME TIME .... Post Offices with Christmas Names ...

    CORRECT!

    12/12

    Santa Claus, AZ - 86413 ...Urooj

    Santa Claus, GA - 30436... Urooj

    Santa Claus, IN - 47579 ... Urooj

    Rudolph, WI - 54475... Urooj

    Garland, TX - 75040... Urooj


    12/11

    1. Angels Camp, CA 95222.... ANNIE

    2. Antler, ND, 58711 .... ANNIE

    3. Bell, CA 90201 ....ANNIE

    4. Bell, FL 32619 ....ANNIE

    5. Bethlehem, CT 06751 ...ANNIE

    Annie - 5 points

    Urooj - 5 points

  • ruthz

    Snow OK 74567

    Snowflake AZ 85937

    Snow Shoe PA 16874

    Snowville UT 84336

    Spruce MI 48762

  • pinkiris

    GAME TIME .... Post Offices with Christmas Names ...

    CORRECT!

    12/12

    Santa Claus, AZ - 86413 ...Urooj

    Santa Claus, GA - 30436... Urooj

    Santa Claus, IN - 47579 ... Urooj

    Rudolph, WI - 54475... Urooj

    Garland, TX - 75040... Urooj

    Snow OK 74567... Ruth

    Snowflake AZ 85937 ...Ruth

    Snow Shoe PA 16874 ...Ruth

    Snowville UT 84336 ...Ruth

    Spruce MI 48762 ...Ruth

    12/11

    1. Angels Camp, CA 95222.... ANNIE

    2. Antler, ND, 58711 .... ANNIE

    3. Bell, CA 90201 ....ANNIE

    4. Bell, FL 32619 ....ANNIE

    5. Bethlehem, CT 06751 ...ANNIE

    **********************************************************

    Annie - 5 points

    Urooj - 5 points

    Ruth - 5 points


    *** you may start submitting your (5) guesses per day, Post Offices with Christmas Names ***

    ***all Post offices with Christmas Names need to be submitted here on this thread by DEC 18th, winner announced on DEC 19th***

    All FOTESS members are encouraged to play! Have Fun!

  • pinkiris

    TIS THE SEASON TRIVIA ...ROUND 2

    As folks are sending/wishing holiday greetings to others ... lets try 'TIS THE SEASON' trivia! ...

    I will post questions ... If you are the first person to answer the question correctly, you will score a letter 'H' ... then next question is asked, if that same person gets that answer correct they will then score the letter 'O' ... and so on and so on. This continues until the player with correct answers spells 'HOLIDAY' and wins the game. ...HAVE FUN!

    All FOTESS members are encouraged to play!

    WINNER will get to choose one (1) prize from the following ...

    1. a holiday ORNAMENT

    2. a family holiday COOKIE recipe

    3. a STOCKING with seeds

    4. a GIFT CARD

    5. SURPRISE ME ...

  • pinkiris

    Urooj ... your 'SURPRISE ME' game win ... has been mailed.

  • jdmom78_8a

    mistletoe

  • pinkiris

    Urooj ... you are correct!


    Urooj ... H-

  • canyonwind

    I believe it is England....

  • xiangirl zone 4/5 Nebraska

    Cards are in the mail! Heidi

  • pinkiris

    thank you Heidi! missed that in all our random nonsense, LOL! Ill update our list now.

    SO ... just double checking on your dates ... does that mean you are sending 2 tomorrow and 2 more out next Monday? today is 12/12 - and your dates are future dates of 12/13 and 12/16 ??

  • pinkiris

    Hope I have not missed anyone sending ???

    LADIES ... I do hope folks are remembering to post here when your cards are mailed out and also again when you receive cards.

    SWAPPING HOLIDAY Cards FOTESS style this month.....

    **If I have missed anyone that posted they have sent, please let me know**

    Annie ** SENT 12/10

    Alana SENT 12/9

    Jeanne ** SENT 12/5

    Breanne **

    Margo ** SENT 12/12

    Shirley **

    Amy **

    Mandy

    Urooj **

    Melinda SENT 12/10

    Ruth ** SENT 12/10

    Heidi **SENT 2 cards 12/13 and 2 12/16.

    Jayeanne SENT 12/7

    *** you may start mailing your cards as early as receiving your list ***

    PLEASE POST WHEN YOU HAVE MAILED OUT YOUR CARDS, AND ALSO PLEASE POST WHEN YOU RECEIVE CARDS *** You may begin mailing your cards out anytime, the deadline for mailing your cards is December 18th.

    And please remember to write FOTESS on the back of your envelope, so no one confuses it with another swap, thank you.

  • pinkiris

    Annie... you are correct!

    Urooj ... H-

    Annie ... H-

  • jdmom78_8a

    just guessing... it looks like a lot.

  • canyonwind

    I have no idea......guessing.....going low with the number 100 (ornaments)

  • ruthz

    300

  • canyonwind

    POST OFFICES WITH CHRISTMAS NAMES

    1. Bethlehem, GA, 30620

    2. Bethlehem, IN, 47104

    3. Bethlehem, KY, 40007

    4. Bethlehem, MD, 21609

    5. Bethlehem, NH, 03574

  • pinkiris

    Traditionally ... the average number of ornaments that one puts on their Christmas tree IS 75


    Margo... you are the closet with 85 ... you get the letter!

    Urooj ... H-

    Annie ... H-

    Margo... H-

  • pinkiris

    TIS THE SEASON TRIVIA ...ROUND 2


    What well known maker of Christmas cards has a crown as its symbol ?

  • pinkiris

    GAME TIME .... Post Offices with Christmas Names ...

    CORRECT!

    12/12

    Bethlehem, GA, 30620 Annie

    Bethlehem, IN, 47104 Annie

    Bethlehem, KY, 40007 Annie

    Bethlehem, MD, 21609 Annie

    Bethlehem, NH, 03574 Annie

    Santa Claus, AZ - 86413 ...Urooj

    Santa Claus, GA - 30436... Urooj

    Santa Claus, IN - 47579 ... Urooj

    Rudolph, WI - 54475... Urooj

    Garland, TX - 75040... Urooj

    Snow OK 74567... Ruth

    Snowflake AZ 85937 ...Ruth

    Snow Shoe PA 16874 ...Ruth

    Snowville UT 84336 ...Ruth

    Spruce MI 48762 ...Ruth

    12/11

    1. Angels Camp, CA 95222.... ANNIE

    2. Antler, ND, 58711 .... ANNIE

    3. Bell, CA 90201 ....ANNIE

    4. Bell, FL 32619 ....ANNIE

    5. Bethlehem, CT 06751 ...ANNIE

    **********************************************************

    Annie - 10 points

    Urooj - 5 points

    Ruth - 5 points

  • canyonwind

    HALLMARK

  • pinkiris

    Annie... you are correct!

    Urooj ... H-

    Annie ... H- O-

    Margo... H-

  • pinkiris

    TIS THE SEASON TRIVIA ...ROUND 2

    Who had incriminating "Claus" marks on her back?

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