Hey, readers, send us your holiday cards

December 1, 2013 

This year, you did it. You took Santa hats along on your Florida beach vacation and took the perfect family shot for this year's Christmas card. When the weather outside is dreadful, your friends who receive the cards will appreciate your "Warmest Wishes at Christmas Time."

Maybe you made your own cards that you are especially proud of. Or maybe you came up with a real rib tickler this year.

We want our readers to see your special cards. Email us a photo of your card and the story behind it by Dec. 13 to mhouston@bnd.com Include your name, town and a daytime phone number.

Or send us a card and the same information mentioned above to: BND Magazine, Christmas Cards, P.O. Box 427, 120 S. Illinois St., Belleville, IL 62222-0427.

Gift exchange

('Oh, you shouldn't have')

What is the best, funniest, most clever or most dreaded gift you have received or given in a Christmas gift exchange. Remember the time Aunt Shirley knitted toe socks for all the guys in the family? Or how about that wiggly hula-girl tie that keeps being regifted in your office group?

We'd like our readers to hear about your unforgettable Christmas exchange gift. Send an email (and a photo of it, if you have it), a brief description and the story behind it plus your name, city and a daytime phone number to mhouston@bnd.com. Or mail it to BND Magazine, Christmas Gifts, P.O. Box 427, 120 S. Illinois St., Belleville, IL 62222-0427.

The deadline is Dec. 13, but the sooner the better.

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