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­­*­**☆ Christmas/Holiday Card Exchange ☆­*­*­*

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  • *☆ Christmas/Holiday Card Exchange ☆­*

    Since meetup.com will not allow an event to take place longer than 2 weeks, this event will now end on December 3, 2016. After that date, you will be sent the names and addresses of those who wish to participate and you can then begin to send out your very own Christmas/Holiday cards to other hikers who just so happen to also be members of the Georgia Sierra Club!

    Another meet up group did this and I loved participating, so I thought I would try it with the Sierra Club to see how it goes. If all goes well, then maybe it will become a yearly tradition for most of us.

    I loved writing notes inside gorgeous cards to other hikers whom I have never met. Doing this added a sense of joy and I even became friends with most everyone I sent a card to. Sending a card to someone you do not know even adds a sense of mystery, and the experience is most certainly a blessed occasion! I hope many of you will participate. You never know who you may meet by doing this.

    Sending Christmas or Holiday cards (as some refer to them as) is a loved and anticipated holiday tradition that began all the way back in 1843, when Sir Henry Cole and John Horsley of the UK designed the very first Christmas card. Since that time, millions of Christmas or Holiday cards have been given and received in a gesture of goodwill and friendship.

    A kind act as simple as sending a Christmas/Holiday card is fairly straightforward, and even though this time of the year can be pretty hectic for many, if you exchange a card with other Sierra Club members this season, then you may brighten someone's day and maybe even bring them some Christmas joy.

    Let's help keep this nostalgic tradition going and enjoy receiving cards from other Christmas/Holiday card giving enthusiasts in our group.

    How the Christmas/Holiday card exchange will work:

    Sign up here on this meetup page to participate beginning October 15, 2016 and ending December 3, 2016. 

    Please send me an email with your name and mailing address if you wish to participate to:  [masked] 

    IMPORTANT TO KNOW: If an abundance of folks sign up to do this, please know you do not have to send cards to each person like I did on the other meetup group which also held this event. It can get expensive to buy cards and postage, so send as you wish - send a card to every person on the list if you wish or just pick one person to send a card to - it really makes no difference.

    (I normally hit the stores the day after Christmas, especially Hobby Lobby and Michael's to get boxes of cards at 50%-75% off. This is a great way to save $$ if you send cards out like I try to do every year).

    Once the sign up ends, and you receive your card from a Georgia Sierra Club member, please check on the meetup page and mark, "Good to see you."

    Please know that the list will only be provided to those who sign up to exchange cards. Your name and mailing address information will NEVER be used for any other purpose by the Georgia Sierra Club. 

    *☆ Happy Card Giving! ☆­*

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  • Noi T.

    Hi Maryanne!!! It's so great to see you on here :)

    1 · November 13

    • MARYANNE

      Hey Noi!!!!

      I got a notification when you joined and meant to send you a note! I am a hike leader through here. I hope you can join me on some of my photography hikes.

      November 21

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