Halloween is not celebrated in the UK as much as it is in America. A few years ago, I was in a group in Goodreads (not as active as I should be) and the talk of doing a Halloween Card Exchange came about. What a great idea? We would sign up and just before the ‘Witching Month’ all those that signed up would have to send a Halloween card or postcard to everyone on the list. The cards could be homemade or bought and just before Halloween, greetings would be flying through the post. I loved doing this, but I did struggle to find Halloween greeting cards in the UK. I did order some online, but they had to be shipped from the USA. I did have to wait for them to be delivered.
The cards I received were amazing. The first year I did the card exchange, I think there was about 20+ participants and I received cards from USA, Canada, France and the UK. I displayed the cards until it was time to display Christmas Cards.
I couldn’t wait for the following year. My mum makes cards so I asked her to make me some. I asked for about 30 and I could not wait to write them out and post them to the numerous people. I did this for a couple of years, but then it changed and I could not partake in the event.
I still ask my mum to make me some cards, I now ask for 40 cards and over the years, I have been able to buy her certain Halloween crafts bits and bobs to help with the cards. Why do I ask for 40 cards if I do not partake in the exchange? I hear you ask, well instead I have quite a few penpals and friends thanks to the #BringBackPaper community, regardless of where they are in the world, I send them all a Halloween card. I don’ expect any back, but I know that those who receive do like the surprise as it is definitely not expected.
So I ask you this. Would you like to receive a Halloween card from me or start up a Halloween card exchange? If yes, send me your details and I will send you a little happymail or fill in the form to do an exchange.