Welcome to the Second Annual Christmas Letter Swap
Every December, a plague befalls the mailboxes of America. On a daily basis, envelopes chock full of humblebragging, oversharing, awful pictures, and convenient omissions find their way into our homes, causing frustration, disgust, and rage. There may be nothing more obnoxious than the Family Christmas Letter. Seriously, nobody is dying to hear that this was the year your clan finally went to Disneyland, courtesy of Jim's promotion. Your niece scored three goals in her soccer game, at Princeton? You stopped breastfeeding to free up more time to teach a yoga class at the soup kitchen? Who cares? And, honest to God, no one gives a shit about anything that your Yorkshire Terrier has done, ever. So what can we do? Unfortunately, there is no way to stop the flow of these vile missives. However, we can have fun with the format, make each other laugh, and receive some truly interesting mail.
Registration has closed! If you missed the deadline, we look forward to you joining us next year.
Please check back in early January for scans
of all of this year's swap letters
What Is This?
This Christmas Letter Swap is a holiday writing project that aims to poke harmless fun at the distasteful tradition of sending out obnoxious form letters bragging about family achievements. In 2013, we had 40+ participants from all over the US. Sign up today!
How Does it Work?
Participants will pen a letter on behalf of a fictional family and mail copies of it out to five anonymous addresses provided to them. In return, they will receive Christmas letters from five fictional families, written by other participants in the project. Be creative! Anything goes. The swap is free, and open to anyone, but we ask that you honor your commitment if you decide to sign up. Sign up today!
And Then What?
After the project ends, we will display all of the previously sent Christmas letters right here on the website, so that everyone can share in the fun. We will also add to the Hall of Shame those losers who signed up for the project, but did not honor the commitment.