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EmGee458 11-30-2008 02:42 PM

Join 2009 Christmas Card Challenge!
What: The 2009 Christmas Card Challenge

How: All you have to do is complete 10 Christmas/Hanukkah cards each month (January through November) and you’ll have plenty of cards to send out for the holidays!! (If you don’t need 110 cards, that’s fine, you can set your monthly goal for however many you’ll need, or, if you’d like, you can make Christmas thank you cards once you’ve finished with your greeting cards, however, please make sure they are Christmas/Hanukkah-themed. Just post a reply to this thread saying that you want to join and then start stamping!

You can join anytime during the year. The idea is NOT to stress. If you need to skip a month or two, that is perfectly fine. Remember, the whole idea behind this challenge is to make your life easier. We all know how busy December can be, so why not try to get one project, your holiday cards, all done by the end of November!?!

Make your cards any way you like - make them all the same or mix them up. You decide- after all, these are YOUR cards.


Checking in: Each month, once your 10 cards are complete, upload your photos to your gallery (please use CCC09 in the title so that others can search) and post a message to the thread that will be set up for each month. In the past there was some confusion because several of the months had more than one thread started. Therefore, please use only the thread that I start for each month or you might be missed.

As an incentive, there will be a small monthly prize. At the end of each month, anyone who has completed their cards for that particular month will have their name put into a drawing for a small incentive prize. At the end of November, if you have completed each month, your name will be put in a drawing for the "year-end prize basket”.

Wanna’ help?

If you'd like to donate small items for incentive prizes (SU! or non-SU, even nice hand stamped items would be fine), it would be greatly appreciated! With the cost of postage on the rise, postage stamps would also be a great help. If you would like to help with incentive prizes and/or postage, please PM me.

Now, c’mon, let’s get stamping!! :-D

Mrsjvb 11-30-2008 04:15 PM

well it's not like I won't have anything to do all year with DH being gone... so what the hey, count me in.....

Vera 11-30-2008 04:21 PM

Count me in, too! I love making Christmas cards all year long!


EmGee458 11-30-2008 04:25 PM

Dawnmarie, Vera- got you both down! Thanks for joining!! :)

detour3 11-30-2008 07:43 PM

Ok, I didn't do so well for 2008, but darnit, I'm gonna do it this time!
Count me in.


ChattinChick 11-30-2008 08:06 PM

I want in on this one too please - sounds fantastic!!!

starbucks_stamper 11-30-2008 08:14 PM

Count me in. I love to make Christmas cards all year long and I could sure use a little challenge to get some made each month!

fabig1 12-01-2008 12:43 AM

I'm joining but need only 4 cards per month.

EmGee458 12-01-2008 03:28 AM

Good morning bump!

Adalia Disa 12-01-2008 04:38 AM

i haven't done this before, and don't have a gallery yet, but i'm sure i'll figure that out. please sign me up!

kneurohr 12-01-2008 06:14 AM

Count me In
I would love to join but I only need 3 cards a month. So the rest i am going to make thank you's! Good Luck to everyone! I am excited about this!:rolleyes:

terry0926 12-01-2008 07:17 AM

Please count me in! I've been waiting for this to start!

Princesspansy 12-01-2008 08:06 AM

Please count me in - this year is the year I will get all my cards done!! This is the year!!

Can you tell I was unable to finish my goal for 2008 - and now here I am December and only 20 made... augh!!!!

Alliesmem 12-01-2008 08:30 AM

Thanks EmGee for taking over the challenge. I see you are already off to a great start! I am going to sign up and hope that I do better this year than I did last year! I am still short a few cards!

eured99 12-01-2008 08:42 AM

The guidelines say we can set our number for what we need....could I set mine at 6....you don't have to put my name in drawings for people who do 10....I understand....but put me on the list....I'd like to start in january...thanks

jkerr1 12-01-2008 09:01 AM

Hi - please sign me up too. I like this as a motivation to get little bits done every month.

jrjones2019 12-01-2008 09:01 AM

I think this is such a wonderful idea. I'm in!

EmGee458 12-01-2008 01:31 PM

Great! There are 15 of us taking on the challenge!!! Anymore takers???

EmGee458 12-01-2008 02:57 PM

Here is the January 09 thread for those of you who are gung-ho stampers! ;)

Ougot2 12-01-2008 03:28 PM

I did this last year and it was the best thing I ever did. Got all my cards done---now just to get them mailed. lol Count me in again this year. Can't wait to start.

CndnStamper 12-01-2008 09:18 PM

Can I join too?

ValerieJ 12-01-2008 09:38 PM

Count me in!! This will be my third year and it is one of the best things I do for myself! December is so much more fun when you have all your CC done on the 1st. I will do at least 10 a month. Thanks for the inspiring challenge. Merry Christmas!

EmGee458 12-02-2008 02:31 AM


Originally Posted by CndnStamper (Post 12236813)
Can I join too?

Sure you can join! The more the merrier...AND the less stressful your holidays will be in 2009! :)

TristenW 12-02-2008 06:27 AM

What a great idea! I was not aware of this challenge. I'm glad that I stumbled into this. I'm struggling to get my 100 cards done right now. What a grand idea to have no stress next year! Count me in.


EmGee458 12-02-2008 02:14 PM

Bump! ;)

detour3 12-02-2008 07:30 PM


sleepyinseattle 12-02-2008 07:35 PM

Count me in!! Once again I am running around last minute so it'll be good to get a jump start.

hpyscrpr2 12-02-2008 07:50 PM

I'd like to join in too! great idea :-)

Kathi127 12-02-2008 08:09 PM

Hi Mary! Sign me up too! I'm going to try very hard to stay on top of this in 2009 so I'm not trying to play catch up like I'm doing now!

EmGee458 12-03-2008 02:42 AM

Yeah! There are 22 of us so far!!! Thanks for joining! :)

elliesmom 12-03-2008 04:38 AM

I'm in! Right now, I'm really wishing I had done this last year :D

dcunning 12-03-2008 05:20 AM

2009 Christmas Card Challenge
I love this approach! Please add me to the list:-)

I did it the first year and was so glad not to have to rush at the end of the year. I don't know what happened this year but I just couldn't seem to get in gear and...yup! I've been scrambling to finish enough cards.


heartsong47 12-03-2008 06:24 AM

Please count me in too, I love this idea, tyvm. but I don't know how to do a link to my cards yet.

EmGee458 12-03-2008 07:44 AM


Originally Posted by heartsong47 (Post 12249389)
Please count me in too, I love this idea, tyvm. but I don't know how to do a link to my cards yet.

No need it include a link if you don't know how...just post it to your gallery using the CCC-09 in the title and I'll find it! :) Thanks for joining!

P.S. I just open the page to the card I want to link, click on the URL at the top of the page and click COPY, then, just paste it into your message on the thread.

mikilana 12-03-2008 07:48 AM

I'm in also! How exciting!

heartsong47 12-03-2008 02:02 PM

I.m so sorry, I will have to pull out, 10 is too many per month, I can only do about 5.

EmGee458 12-03-2008 02:26 PM


Originally Posted by heartsong47 (Post 12254466)
I.m so sorry, I will have to pull out, 10 is too many per month, I can only do about 5.

You don't HAVE to do 10- you can do as many per month as you think you'll need. One person is only doing 4 a month...I'm only doing 5 per month...let me know if you decide to stay on. :)

joleneelektra625 12-03-2008 02:37 PM

Count me in. What a great idea! Thanks.


luvmyboys&stampin 12-03-2008 02:46 PM

I am sooo in again!
I didn't do as well as I had hoped this year, but this challenge kept it in my mind, and I did waaaay better than in the past! I am very glad that I joined.

Thanks to Alliesmem, and now to you Mary for taking this on!! wahoo!


raduse 12-03-2008 07:59 PM

I am so in. This is the only way I can get my Christmas cards done without any stress.

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