200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

hikerduane
I just hate sitting down to address and write a short note or two, missed sending cards last year, been dragging my feet this year.  Swore I was going to take care of this two weeks ago or over Thanksgiving.  Had the cards in view the last couple weeks, moved them a day or two ago, then last night grabbed my address book and placed it by the cards on my kitchen table.  Put it off a little this morning, then thought I could at least address envelopes.  That snowballed, so they are all done, ready to take to town later, don't want to wait another day.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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Outback
Sent my cards off a couple of weeks ago to make sure they would be delievered in time. The mails are choked at the moment.
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BSAGuy
We broke down 4-5 years ago and now use printed address labels.  We send about 175, so that 's a big time and carpal tunnel saver.
- Courtenay
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Ridge Runner
Nice, Duane. Check it off the list.

We just sent ours out today, too. A bit later than we’d like. Oh well, is what it is.

One year we ordered our family picture cards so late they never would have made it in time for the holiday. So instead of Christmas themed cards we ordered and mailed “Happy New Year” cards 🙂

— L.J.
Looking for 10/2015 & 1/2020 B-Day Lanterns
I love the smell of naphtha in the morning!
"Ain’t no need to watch where I’m goin’; just need to know where I’ve been" -Tow Mater

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hikerduane
My late mom used to get over 100 cards a year, I counted them.  Slowly dwindled over the years.  Tried recalling names on cards, mom helped me thru the names.  Many of the people she made friends with were coworkers I think from PacBell.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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Rubing
Good for you Duane!
ICCC # 1402
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hikerduane
It's a good feeling to get er done, a accomplishment.
Duane 
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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TwoCanoes
Just put ours in the mail. Now, finish Christmas shopping, head to the woods to cut a tree, and we're ready for folks to start arriving for Christmas
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hikerduane
I hope people cut their trees last week, snowing again.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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Ridge Runner
Getting our tree is the ONE holiday thing we don’t procrastinate about.

We go on Black Friday and this year we lucked out. Found and cut the “perfect” conifer in record time and, before our season’s first snow to boot!

— L.J.
Looking for 10/2015 & 1/2020 B-Day Lanterns
I love the smell of naphtha in the morning!
"Ain’t no need to watch where I’m goin’; just need to know where I’ve been" -Tow Mater

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Bob1774
I've "mail merged," our card list for years printing directly on envelopes  in various fancy fonts and included a nice note and up to date photo of the family, resisting to embellish or otherwise pontificate on how well our family is doing.  The last two years we've had some unique challenges and not sent out to our closest friends and family list of 100+ recipients, so it is hard to say what is really important this time of year.  We think we are finally over some hurdles, and then, wham, another setback.  I guess the whole Christmas card thing is really about hey, here's what happening to us, but we're here, and hoping your family is doing well and hoping we all can appreciate the gifts we have...
Bob
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hikerduane
I have a pretty short list, would never get it done if I had a ton.  A few to family, couple friends.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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DougA
I've printed mailing labels for my Christmas cards for many years now, mostly because my handwriting isn't the best and the postal service needs all the help it can get at this time of year, 😉 .  For a long time I resisted sending out a generic, year-in-review letter, instead writing individual letters (well, word processing, and yes, copying & pasting some information from one letter to the next) to some recipients, but then the pressures of work and life in general got so that I didn't have time for that and have been sending what an uncle calls an "ELA" (generically written to Every Living American) letter in the cards for several years now.  I will hand write a line or two on some with a personal message or query.  I try to keep the letter to what Bob said, basically, "here we are, this is us," without the outright bragging and "rainbows and unicorns" that I read in some letters that I receive ... with all respect to family and friends who send those, some require a couple of Tums after reading them ... ðŸ˜
DougA  ... fettler and keeper of a family collection of nickel: a 249, a pair of 237s, and a 1938 228B, along with a late 1979 red 200a.  Then two more turned up, a 1941 243A and a 1944 242C, and now there's a b-day 200A lantern, too!.
Coleman Blues Member #92.
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #009.
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bowenstudios
I have never done cards myself, my wife sometimes but they usually arrive a week late! Hahaha

On an unbelievable note I had a retired fireman in one of my classes years ago. Everything he wrote was in really nice calligraphy, including chiseled lines, loops the whole shebang. He told me he charges doctors around Columbus Ohio $2 per envelope, he has to cap it out at $3000, apparently there is way too much business for beautiful ha d addressed envelopes. Hes been doing this for years, it pays all his holiday bills.
-Mike
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The Coleman Blue's 243's #154
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hikerduane
There is a lady in the community where I live or close by that does calligraphy, very good at it.
Duane 
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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lamplighter44
I usually only send cards to people I seldom see in person. Last year I started sending ecards. This year I sent even more. It's easy, and it's free. I can write a personal message on all of them. There are a few people that will always get a real card. One is a 94 yr old lady I've known since she was young and beautiful. Just last year her daughter told me that this lady has saved every card I ever sent her. I had no idea. I sure won't break the tradition now.
Lamplighter44

Richard
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