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California resident (and former New Dream board member) Holly Minch doesn’t want to let go of her holiday card tradition, but she has always found it to be a chore. In her quest to make it more fun and less wasteful, she came up with the idea of hosting a holiday card swap.

In Holly’s words:

I invite my friends over and ask them to bring whatever mismatched, random holiday cards they have left over from previous years. We toss them all in a pile that anyone can pick from. Then, we spend an afternoon together writing out our holiday cards—with plenty of eggnog and potluck snacks, too. We spend as much time talking as writing, but the chore becomes more enjoyable because it’s done while connecting with friends.

— Holly