IF YOU ARE OFFENDED BY THE WORDS CHRISTMAS or CARD - CLOSE THIS POST NOW. It's about that time of year again.....and we had SUCH an awesome year last year because of starting early. This year there are a few guidelines that are going to be enforced. This is (I think) our 6 or 7th year and we've never had a problem. In keeping in that tradition - here's the outlines. You must be a "regular" board member or an "old" member. If you have less than 6 months posting on the board, please accept our appreciation and come back to next years listing. I had a few newbies last year and without knowing you? I was apprehensive to give out anyone's information. Second - if you think you may be able to budget for this - fine, get on the list, but know this - ONCE the list is finalized? That is it. Here's why - I gather all the BOARD names, and addresses each year. I destroy the list from year to year (I keep it on a floppy disk that is locked up) You can use your Board name, or your real name or specify both. I like to put who you are on the board because it's what we really know you by. As requests to get on the list come in? I give updates to how many people there are so you can plan on postage and cards. It can get a little spendy. You will have until the week before Thanksgiving to remove yourself if you think it's too much. Once I mail the list I can't take you off. So you decide. No pressure. No worries. Once the list is printed, I send out the first cards the week of Thanksgiving WITH the list of all the names enclosed. This gives us ALL plenty of time to get cards done, stamped and in the postal box to arrive by Christmas. Last year I got a bunch of cards after Christmas but gotta tell ya - I loved them all. Even got one in January one year. I save them all! Love them. I started this years ago because I was in a new home and got one card that year. Christmas cards were ALWAYS taped to the back of our front door and such a HUGE part of our holiday celebrations. I had become depressed and found out I wasn't alone. Thus the CD Board Christmas card List was born, and the 2nd year it was just a WOW! To date Janet has been the only member to survive every mailing...I hope you are able to join this year. As a bonus - IF YOU CAN'T print all the addresses due to health issues - let me know when you PM me your addy and I will print lables for you of all those sending cards. I'm just getting a feel for this - before the year gets too far, with the financial situation in the world - I wanted to let you budget for this or decide.... The list looks like this Star Born 100 Anywhere St. ANywhere, ST 33333 aka Star* or C/o Star 100 Anywhere St. Anywhere, ST 33333 Trying to be ahead of thsi for once.....and checking my notes from last year I said 2nd week of Oct. to get an idea /reminder.