Hi everyone. Great news: to commemorate the beginning of the holiday season back by popular demand, the OSA Christmas Card Exchange is making a return this year! For those of you who dont know what the OSA Christmas Card Exchange is back in the early days of OSA, when our community was nothing more than a handful of fellow Nightwish fans, we started an exchange of Christmas cards during the holiday season as a way to share the goodwill of the holidays, as well as to further cement our bonds of friendship. Over the years, the card exchange has not been implemented as much; but this year, so many people asked about it that we feel inclined to bring it back to the forefront! How this works: you will send us your name/address, and then once all of the names are collected, you will receive an e-mail from us of all the names on the card exchange list. Just as you do with all the other people on your Christmas card list, you send cards to the people on the list, and they will send one to you! Because this is a voluntary activity, OSA does not provide anyone with holiday greeting cards or stamps. Everyone participating will provide their own stamps and cards; so please do not volunteer if you only intend to get cards without sending any in return. Because the holiday season is all about giving as well as receiving! For our Oceansouls outside of North America: the sooner you send in your information to us, the better; as it takes a little longer for mail to send overseas. If you are interested in getting on the card exchange list, you may send us a message via our Facebook or Tumblr pages, or you may use the Contact OSA tab on our website to send us an e-mail, or you can send me a message here via PM. Please include the following information: your name (if you have a forum username that fellow OSAers know you by, please include this as well), and also both your snail mail and e-mail address. Once all of the addresses are collected, you will receive an e-mail with all the addresses on the card exchange list. These are all the people who you will be sending cards to, and who you will receive cards from in your mailbox! There is no criteria as far as what kind of cards to send or what to write in the cards; you may include a personal message inside the card if you wish, or just simply sign your namethe choice is yours. This is a good opportunity for friends here to catch up on each others lives over the last year, as well as a great opportunity to make new friends in the community. The only rule is to have fun! The deadlines to send in your information to us: December 1st for residents outside of North America; December 3rd for North American residents. This leaves everyone with enough time to send in their information, as well as enough time to receive the list of addresses with plenty of time to spare to make sure they get out in the mail well before December 25th! So if you want to take part in the spirit of the holiday, send in your information as soon as possible. Happy holidays from OSA!