2011 Christmas Card Challenge November 2, 2011 By Karen Andrews 7 Comments Hello! You are welcome to subscribe to my updates for free. Happy reading! To those of you new to Miscellaneous Mum this year, my Christmas Card Challenge is something I’ve been running since 2006. It began as a reciprocal greeting card bit of fun. Then in later years, in order to reduce my environmental impact, I decided to swap these greetings into email ones. I know this isn’t especially original – or fun, or traditional for that matter – but I felt better about it, especially when I added fundraising elements: 1) Family members receive an email. The unused postage fee gets donated. 2) For every person who has left a comment on this blog since the Boxing Day of the previous year, I also donate unused postage. They also receive a copy of the e-card via email. (I know, lucky them eh?!) 3) Then on Christmas Eve (Australian Time) I send out these e-cards with the grand total of money raised on it. This year’s fundraiser is for my profits pledge for 2011: beyondblue So now would be the perfect time to de-lurk! If you’ve been reading for a while, say hello! You’ll be doing your bit for a good cause! That’s pretty much it. Other people have done their own Christmas Card Challenges over the years, and if this inspires you to do the same, do tell me! If you are participating in NaBloPoMo leave your name and link URL for the day in Mr Linky. If you’ve blogged about your NaNoWriMo or PiBoIdMo experiences you are welcome to leave your link as well. Please only use the Linky for these reasons and a link back here would be appreciated. I’m supporting Movember this month. Here is my fundraiser page. Karen AndrewsKaren Andrews is the creator of Miscellaneous Mum. This is one of the most established and well-respected parenting blogs in the country and is a two-time finalist in the Best Australian Blogs competition. She is also an author, award-winning writer, poet, editor and publisher at Miscellaneous Press. Is an exercise junkie (when she finds the time). « Okay, here goes!Thrifty Thursday: $30 Outfit Challenge – Tokito »Comments Liz says November 2, 2011 at 10:50 am I remember seeing this last year and thinking it was a fantastic idea! How much time does it take for you to organise? Liz recently posted..Cat Tatts. Reply Karen says November 2, 2011 at 1:48 pm It doesn’t take long to do at all. The longest part was trying to find the exact right plugin to export emails from within a specific window of time. I had to go through a few until I got there Reply Veronica says November 2, 2011 at 2:22 pm Hello Absolutely not a lurker, but I do recognise that badge! Veronica recently posted..Showcase Tasmania: Summer Kitchen Bakery Reply Mandy says November 2, 2011 at 4:23 pm What a wonderful idea. So creative of you. I have been thinking a lot about giving back. Just need to move to the next stage, because lets face it, we can all think about it! Mandy recently posted..Lets go Fly a Kite Reply Marita says November 3, 2011 at 8:01 am A fabulous idea Karen. I’m very tempted to do the same. Marita recently posted..Thank you, thank you very much Reply lisa dempster says December 24, 2011 at 1:03 pm I’ve said this in the past, but this is a great concept! You rock x lisa dempster recently posted..Annual audit showing net (emotional) loss Reply Ruthie says April 11, 2012 at 3:22 am Do you mind if I quote a few of your articles as long as I provide credit and sources back to your site? My website is in the very same area of interest as yours and my users would definitely benefit from some of the information you present here. Please let me know if this okay with you. Thanks a lot! Ruthie recently posted..childrens place coupon Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name * Email * Website Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.