Christmas Cards in the Mail

After a lot of printing and labelling and stamping, 64 copies of the 2012 Christmas Card went out in the mail earlier this week. I used small poly bags as envelopes, sticking a white mailing label and stamp on each and inserting the card so that it faced out through the transparent back. While I made the Canada Post mailing deadlines for all Canadian locations (December 15), missed the US deadline (December 13) by a day, and the deadline for Europe, Australia and Taiwan by almost half a month. So not everyone will get something for Christmas, but some will and the rest, well, you can hold on to things for 2012. Just out of interest I’d appreciate it if you’d add a comment to this post when and if you do receive your card.

Christmas Card 2012


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Ben W on December 17, 2011 - 01:35 Permalink

Very cool. Glad to see they worked! I take it you had a motivation for using the plastic bags? Plastic bags aren&#39t machineable so this time of year that usually adds at least a day to the shipping time (though we do try to get everything delivered by the target, and anything in Canada should still arrive by next Friday. It&#39d just be a tad quicker if it were in plain envelopes.)

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Lori on December 17, 2011 - 15:28 Permalink

Mine arrived in the wilds of Wellington Centre (which is actually Richmond) on Friday.  It was, as stated above, hand cancelled with a swipe from a red marker. 

It is, by far, the best looking Christmas card I have received.  With your permission, I&#39d like to frame it in a suitable Chrstmas-y type frame to enjoy in years to come.  It&#39s too unique to discard.  Many thanks

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Dave on December 17, 2011 - 17:05 Permalink

Arrived fine here just a few KM from the source  — the unique envelope has generated many comments.

Season&#39s best to all

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Beryl Weeks on December 20, 2011 - 17:45 Permalink

Hey Peter,

Donald&#39s card was in the mailbox last night when we got home.

Hope you and your family have a great holiday season!

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Heather M on December 20, 2011 - 20:52 Permalink

Thanks — ours came yesterday. I am looking for a creative frame for it.

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Valerie on December 21, 2011 - 19:27 Permalink

I’m in favor of transparency in all things; that said, especially glad to see my card arrive today in Vermont! Happy Holidays.

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Chuck on December 22, 2011 - 06:15 Permalink

Ours arrived today — thanks, Peter. As it happens I missed the original blog post, so it was a pleasant surprise to receive.

My wife has been reading A Christmas Carol, and was looking for a bookmark. Now she has a particularly suitable one. =)

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Jonas Bengtsson on December 22, 2011 - 12:28 Permalink

Mine arrived here in Malmö, Sweden yesterday. Very nice looking!

Merry Christmas Peter!

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Daniel Von Fange on December 28, 2011 - 01:11 Permalink

I just found ours in the mailbox tonight. (South Carolina, USA) Love feeling the texture of the letters with my fingers.

Thanks for sending these out!

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Linda on January 3, 2012 - 17:33 Permalink

Mine was waiting for me when I arrived home from a Christmas visit to Ontario; so I’m not sure when it arrived, but likely, either on the 16th or 19th. Very happy to be included in your printing efforts! Happy New Year.

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Jeanette on January 4, 2012 - 02:11 Permalink

I received my print when I arrived back at school! :) I love the quote! Hope your holiday was as wonderful as mine was!!!! Merry New Year :)

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Oliver on January 5, 2012 - 01:04 Permalink

Thanks, P! Happy New Year!