Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Card scoring

This is a picture of my Christmas card holder. There are cards from some of you on it! I don't know about you but one of my favorite things about this season is getting cards. Isn't it fun to walk out to the mailbox and find a card or two? Our church has mailboxes set up also, so we also have the joy of finding cards there. A magazine I read had this card score sheet in it and I thought it was fun, so I'd share it with you.
When your cards start rolling in, tally up the points for each card you receive and check out your score card.

Add points for this:
dentist, insurance agent, hairdresser... +0.5 each

your mother +0.5

another relative +1
your boss +1

friends you see at least once a week +1

above with reference to an inside joke +3
long distance friend with no personal reference +2
above with personal reference +4
anyone who includes a handwritten personal note of 5 sentences or more +5
long lost friend who hasn't been heard from in more than 10 years +10
Lose points for this:
the card is a postcard, not in an envelope -1

signature is imprinted, not handwritten -1
photo is of a helpless pet in some sort of a costume -3

the card is handed to you rather than mailed -3
your name is spelled incorrectly -4
card is the same as you received last year -5

card is an e-card rather than the real thing -6
family newsletter contains words such as gall bladder, spleen, gout... -8
long lost friend who you haven't heard from in 10 years asks for money -10

Bonus points: gilded envelope +0.5
handwritten return address +1

card in which all family members signed their own name +2

photo in or with card +2
card with moving parts +3
clever handmade card +4

oversize card requiring extra postage +5

card sent from another country +6
card with check, cash or gift certificate +20

That's all the points. Now add your total. How did you do?

Negative points
: Whoops - what did you do? Are you even sending out cards to your friends? 0 - 20 points: Not too shabby. And you still have time. Cards will be trickling in for a little while yet. Over 20 points: Well done! You must be doing something right!

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Kristie said...

I love your card holder. I just got my cards finished tonight so they'll be in the mail tomorrow...hopefully I'll be getting more in the mail since I too love receiving them.

Growin' With It said...

know what? it did feel wonderful to find your card in my mailbox! thanks again!

Linda said...

I absolutely of the best things about Christmas is sending and receiving cards! I love it!

Cheri said...

That is a great test and so true- negative points for handing out cards- not mailing!!!
I won't say anymore- you know how I feel- :)

Rebekah said...

I love your card tree. Cute game with the cards

Pat said...

That's a great game, and the scoring really matches the sentiment! I haven't received any with cash in them, but I did receive one from a foreign country!

Shauna said...

Just wanted to wish you a blessed and very Merry Christmas! ♥ Hugs :) Shauna

Mindy said...

I love Christmas cards, both getting and sending them. It's one of my favorite parts of the season.

Mindy said...

I love Christmas cards, both getting and sending them. It's one of my favorite parts of the season.

Anonymous said...

I want your card holder. I've wanted something for years and never found the right thing. Please share (again) where you found it.

So cute to see my card on your holder :)

Mari said...

Ginger - I found this card holder at Pier One. It cost $20 there. Someone told me they saw a similar one elsewhere for $40! That's a little too much for me!

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

Now that is both fun and funny! I will have to add up my points. I am certain I am not worthy. But I LOVE my friends! I inclue my blog friends in that love-you included Mari! Have a Merry CHRISTmas!

One More Equals Four said...

this is too funny! I just found you through Growing With It, and I have enjoyed "getting to snow you!" Have a great day and may those cards keep trickling in! I just sent mine to be mailed with hubby this morning!

Sandra said...

Love the card holder and this post was too funny. I should add up my points too :)

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Kayren said...

I wouldn't do so well considering I haven't sent cards out for two years. Shameful, I know.