Well the year is drawing to it's obvious conclusion. To borrow a line from Mel Brooks, I have much to do and less time to do it in. I'm sure everyone's the same. But in the meantime we have the 2nd Annual ACL Christmas Card Swap! So what’s a Christmas Card Swap? You submit your name and address, your details are then given to other people in the swap and you’re given 10 other names and addresses. You then send those 10 people a Christmas Card and you’ll also receive Christmas Cards from other people. Easy. I haven’t kept any names from last year, so if you would like to participate again you will have to resubmit your details. Cost is a pack of cards – this can be as cheap or as expensive as you like, there’s nothing wrong with a pack of $2 cards – and the cost of postage to some local and some international destinations. There is no guarantee on the final cost of postage - you could end up with a lot of international post, especially if there aren't a lot of participants from your neck of the woods. Hopefully your postal service offers discounted postage for seasonal mail. To participate in the Card Swap PM me your NAME, SCREEN NAME (if you would like it included – if you don’t type your screen name it will not be revealed to other participants), POSTAL ADDRESS and EMAIL ADDRESS (so your list can be emailed to you – if you do not supply an email address, your list will be sent via PM). In the past people have included their spouse's name or specified "The Smith Family", this is quite alright to do and in fact I would encourage you to include your family. So if you would like cards addressed specifically to you and a partner or your family, please mention it in your PM. Due date will be FRIDAY 9TH NOVEMBER and names will be handed out by FRIDAY 16TH NOVEMBER. Names will not be kept and your details will be deleted at the end of December. To avoid confusion with late comers I always send a PM confirming I have received your details, if you don't received a PM from me confirming receipt of your details assume I didn't get your original PM and send it again. If I don't have you in my inbox or a confirmation PM in my sent items, sorry you missed the boat. Hope as many people as possible participate – guaranteed to make you look windswept and interesting as you receive cards from across the world!! Cheers, Ingrid PS - If can receive the whole list if you like. 10 has been chosen to make it easy for lots of people to participate (you already know how expensive christmas lights as a hobby can be!), be aware that it could be a big list! If you'd like to send everyone on the list a card just let me know in your PM that you'd like the entire list.