A Christmas Bookbox!! It's 2nd Annual Round!! ;) 🎅 🎄 📦 🎁👰 (OPEN!) (US Only)

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Hey guys! :D

Last year I started a Christmas Bookbox and it seemed to go well. There also was interest that I would start a new round this season.

So I went out of my way to collect Christmas books and I think I did a good job of finding some fun ones!! There are a few from last year that will make a second trip but most of them are new. I hope you will join us!

I'd like to start it off in September so people get it in time to have some new holiday reads.

Rules would be:

-Post here when you receive the box.

-PM the next person in line for their name and address, so you have it.

-Replace what you take out.

-Winter holiday themed, any genre.

-HB, PB or Audiobooks are all ok. 👌

- Please keep romance💕/westerns👢 to only 2 in the box.

-Post here When you ship the box out and provide the tracking #.

***NEW RULE!!

-Please only keep the bookbox no longer than 1 1/2 to 2 weeks. Last time it got delayed at a few peoples houses and the box took till February to get to everyone.***

Easy enough! Who's joining??


Participant List:

-BOOKWORMINUSALL.
-Queen72.
-LaveggioCoffee.
-NancyNova
-Chicvolley99.
-freezone
-heartthumper.
-judypsu88. ( <----- Bookbox is here)
-dabercro
-BookLovinMama. (asked to be skipped)
-rubyrebel
-Aramena
-samid
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-You??


***AND! I don't know if you guys are interested or not, but I thought it might be a fun idea if you put in a Christmas card to give to the next person you're sending the book box to?

That way everybody gets a Christmas card to kick off the season. I just thought it might be nice. You don't have to if you don't want to. But I have put in one for first person I sent a book box to. Just a thought!

 

I'd like to start it off in September so people get it in time to have some new holiday reads.
What a Novel concept...actually having holiday reads to read DURing the holidays.🤣 Starting in September to facilitate that process is a FABulous idea, and I think I may have a few to contribute, so...I'm IN!!!😊 THANK YOU for your PM...and for hosting again, HI77!!!💖

 


Thanks for coming! :)

 

Thank you!

 


Thanks for joining! :)

 

Queen72 5 mos ago
Count me in!
Thanks for hosting this again!

 


Great to see you! :)

 

Thanks for hosting.

 

HI77 5 mos ago
RE: I'll join

Thanks for joining in! ;)

 

freezone 5 mos ago
sure!
count me in...I'm in Massachusetts.

 

HI77 5 mos ago
RE: sure!

Great to see you back! :)

 

I'm reading a Christmas book right now! I'm all set! LOL!

 

HI77 5 mos ago
RE: I'll join.

Thanks for coming in! ;)

 

I'm in PA - would love to do this again. Thanks!

 


Great to see you back! ;)

 

 


Good to see you! :)

 

I'm in UT

 


It's good to have you back! :)

 

Please add me again as well.

 


Glad to have you! :)

 

wingrubyrebelwing 5 mos ago
I'm in

 

HI77 5 mos ago
:)

Thanks for showing in! ;)

 

I actually just finished a Christmas book, but might need a little time to round up some more.

 


Welcome back! You should have plenty of time! ;)

 

HI77 5 mos ago
:D

Ok Ladies! The Holiday fun has OFFICIALLY started!! ;)

The box is off!

The tracking # 9114 9014 9645 1834 8738 61

AND! I don't know if you guys are interested or not, but I thought it might be a fun idea if you put in a Christmas card to give to the next person you're sending the book box to?

That way everybody gets a Christmas card to kick off the season. I just thought it might be nice. You don't have to if you don't want to. But I have put in one for first person I sent a book box to. Just a thought!

 

So I went out of my way to collect Christmas books and I think I did a good job of finding some fun ones!!
I'll say!!!👀Filled to the brim...another reminder of why I just can't succumb to the temptation of participating in anything other than Virtual Bookboxes in the future...WHAT a GRAND heavy CHRISTMAS BOOKBOX was delivered to my garage earlier today...THANK YOU for including me!!!💖 I'll dive into it a bit further this evening, and I had a planned trip to Storage tomorrow to pick up some yarn, Holiday things, and a box of Christmas books...I need to get some registered❗...so perfect timing❗ Monday is a Postal Holiday...Columbus Day...now aka Indigenous Peoples' Day here in Arizona this year https://news.azpm.org/---/180654-governor-says-indigenous-peoples-day-to-be-celebrated-in-2020 , so I'm hoping to have the box to the Post Office by Saturday to facilitate a quick turn around. I PM'd the next in line for their address on 20 September 2020 and received a response the same day, so I should be good to go...unless moving the boxes takes me down again...so frustrating when that happens.
Post here When you ship the box out and provide the tracking #.
ROGERWILCO!!!😉

 

HI77 4 mos ago
:)

Glad to hear it made it! :)

Yeah, I was trying to make sure there was a good selection. Sorry if it's a bit heavy. :(

 


Glad to hear it made it! :)

Yeah, I was trying to make sure there was a good selection. Sorry if it's a bit heavy. :(
No worries, my BC Friend...you created a FABulous selection😊, and "heavy" goes with the territory.📚 I had problems with a jammed door in storage, so I wasn't able to get the box sent out Saturday. I'm registering, labeling, making JE entries, etc., on this Monday "holiday" day, and it will go to the P.O. tomorrow (Tuesday).😉 FYI...I put one Romance in for the one I took out, but there are at least a half a dozen others already in.💖

 

I added to the weight with a half a roll of tape to reinforce the box, which still has a long journey ahead.😉 Expected Delivery Date is Monday 19 October 2020, but Media Mail may be even less of a priority over Ballots and such right now.😉 USPS Tracking # 9549012652490287326486 https://tools.usps.com/---/TrackConfirmAction

🙏THANK YOU, again...for including me in your aMAzing Christmas Bookbox, HI77!!!💖 I very much enJOYed participating in this Christmas Bookbox filled with its wide variety of books. I even got to read one of the little ones on JOY Friday night that I liked and left in the box of SO.MANY.WONDERFUL.CHOICES!!!📚 With the exception of one last time for erishkigal's WILD THINGS Shrinking Bookbox...come join in, if you like https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/570423 , where I requested to be at the end😉 ...it is fitting that, in spite of the TEMPTATION😊...this boxful of Christmas JOY must be the very last full physical BC Bookbox I participate in, as in spite of my tenacity, they are just to heavy for THIS "Ancient Wonder" to maneuver going forward.🤣

AND! I don't know if you guys are interested or not, but I thought it might be a fun idea if you put in a Christmas card to give to the next person you're sending the book box to?
I LOVE this IDEA, and have included one for Queen72...shhhhh, it's a surPRISE!!!🤭

That way everybody gets a Christmas card to kick off the season. I just thought it might be nice. You don't have to if you don't want to. But I have put in one for first person I sent a book box to. Just a thought!
THANK YOU, HI77💖 ...for the LOVEly little card you included for me that was filled with a medium blue candy cane with dark blue and red stripes that may be Blueberry flavored...I haven't tried it yet, and what looked to be a delicious little soft filled center candy that actually ruptured and couldn't be eaten...it's okay!!!😉...just wanted to mention it so if someone else is thinking of doing the same they might want to put something like that in a little baggie, some funny haha papers...may be old flip calendar pages?, three Postcards...Florida/Québec/Time to Talk, a BookMooch Bookmark...I will have to check that out some day, a couple of "time is on your side" blank Notecards and "You have in your hands a free gift..." stickers, a print out of "Temptation"...a poem by nina cassian https://dragonflyspoetryandprolixity.blogspot.com/---/temptation-by-nina-cassian.html , three Ballycumber MEDIA MAIL stickers...one of which I attached to the Bookbox, and three handmade Christmas Bookplates that were PERfect for three of the five books I put in to replace five that I took out that still needed labels. I actually scanned them into the Release Note Entries for these three books...the images will enlarge if you click on them.

The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16053099

The Christmas Spirit: Memories of Family, Friends, and Faith by Joel Osteen
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14378561

The Christmas Quilt by Patricia Davids
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15315942

 

Retrieved from the post office today. I will return with the shipping #. Planning to mail out Friday.

 


Another safe landing! ;)

 

I selected 5 books:
Shepherds Abiding
Holidate
The Spirit of the Season
The Christmas Promise
Under the Mistletoe

USPS Tracking # 9549011018380298496443

Thank you BOOKWORMINUSALL for my first Christmas card of the season. I appreciate the extras, including some bookplates you included with the bookbox.
Many thanks to HI77 for hosting this Christmas Bookbox.

 


Thank you for the update! ;)

 

will open and make my selections hopefully over the weekend and get it out to NancyNova next week. It's a big box, should be fun. Will post tracking once it's in the mail.

 


Wonderful! Another safe landing! ;)

 

samid 3 mos ago
Like to join..
If there’s room for another, I have some Christmas-themed books I’d love to swap out. :)

 


Sure! Happy to have you join. ;)

 

sent to NancyNova this afternoon
USPS Tracking # 9549 0117 9566 0314 3330 92
ETA Monday 11/16

the box was getting a little squishy, so I replaced it. Relatively heavy due to a lot of hard covers. A nice way to get into the spirit of the season - I received a very nice card and a surprise from Queen72 - thank you very much.

I took out 6 books, one was on my wishlist and replaced with 6.
Thanks for including us
and a merry christmas to all

 

HI77 3 mos ago
:)

Thanks for the update! Off it goes! ;)

 

go figure! PM'd next in line so I can get it moving again quickly.

 


Great to hear it's getting the lead out! ;)

 

Lost absolutely zero ounces while in Pa, although everything tucked into a slightly smaller Amazon box. I was nervous because the previous box was >12" long, but apparently that doesn't matter for media mail.

Tracking # is....lost at the moment. It will turn up.
Books put in:
The Christmas Blessing https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13741104
The Christmas Kid and other stories https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10527385
A Magical Christmas https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16062724/
Bittersweet Christmas https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15686695
The Christmas swap https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15996832
Christmas Cookie Murder https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13293822
Candy Cane Murder https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13208908/
The Snow Angel https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13045641/

Taking out:
Those Christmas Angels https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15328521/
Christmas Angels https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14658625/
Christmas Weddings https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16037432/
The Paperbag Christmas https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7383075/
A Christmas Vow of Seduction https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15714133/
Christmas Miracles https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16062057/
That Christmas Feeling https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16037421/
Holly Days Café https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16037409/

 


It sounds like it had a nice visit. :)

 

tracking # showed up. It's 9549014377980321542584 and the box should be there sometime Monday.

 


Sounds great! :)

 

The box is no longer with us, but the mailperson was able to retrieve (hopefully) all of the books in a trash bag for me. I'll go through the books, find a new box, and get the mailing address of the next person.

 


Ugh. That's not good. :(

I hope none of them were lost.

 

The box is no longer with us, but the mailperson was able to retrieve (hopefully) all of the books in a trash bag for me. I'll go through the books, find a new box, and get the mailing address of the next person.

I think I had the books packed in a single bag. And that was a new box - the old box was slightly bigger and books were shifting, so I used a new slightly smaller box....that went kaput apparently

 

No worries. At least the books still arrived! :) I'd like to see the process of how they treat media mail boxes at USPS since I'm sure we've all had a bit of bad luck haha

 

Tracking through USPS is 9549012027060336523649

 


Glad to hear it's not completely lost and on is way again. :)

 

Sure thing! Thanks for starting out this box again.

 

The book has arrived, and this time it's in great shape. I had no idea so many authors wrote Christmas-specific books. I have to register a few of the books I am sending out, and I'll write now for the next person's address, so I hope they can receive the box before Christmas itself. Looks like there is a lot of cozy and involving reading for the longest nights of the year, and a pandemic-quiet holiday, in here....

 


I'm glad to hear it's made a safe landing! ;)

 

freezone 2 mos ago
nope
I have had some emergencies taking up free time: small health things and nonworking furnace/thermostat. Chose not to take it to the post office yesterday because Covid is surging badly here, and I didn't want to risk going to a crowded post office. Figured it would be quieter after Christmas.

 

HI77 2 mos ago
RE: nope

I understand. It's best to be safe. Thanks fur the update! :)

 

I don't have the receipt in front of me, but generally they estimate media mail at 7 days, so next Tuesday. Since it's only going 1/2 way across the country (Massachusetts to Kansas), maybe next Monday....
My husband took it in, while I took care of little tasks at my office. But it has been sitting here quarantined and closed for much more than a week. Hope you enjoy, I think we keep needing the Christmas spirit during these dark, cold days.

 

HI77 2 mos ago
:)

Glad to hear that it is off again! :)

Yes, I think we could all use as much Christmas cheer as possible. So the Box, while traveling for another two months past Christmas, I imagine will still be a welcome sight to those participating.

Here's to hoping we'll have a much brighter in here year!!! ;)

 

I'll let you know when the Bookbox arrives.

 

Making my choices will notify the next in line!

 


Good to hear! ;)

 

Just responded. Sorry for not responding sooner - the email was in my SPAM for some reason. :(

 

Did you get my email with my address?

 

Yes, I got it. Thank you!!!! Will mail Thursday.

 

How in the world did it take so long??

Yikes. Sorry, I didn't send the tracking number. I probably even threw away the receipt a while ago, assuming that it had arrived.

Yikes.

 

All mail these days is taking forever! Since Media Mail usually ships slowly to begin with, the delays for all mail are making it even slower! I've shipped items Priority and they still take forever to reach their destination.

 

Tracking #9449 0111 0803 6894 9972 20

 


Awesome! Thanks for the update! :)

 

As work took over the last quarter of the year (final steps of implementing a new payroll system), I did not have an opportunity to read as much in November and December as I normally would. For this box, while I have a stack of books, I haven't had a chance to read them yet and I would like to do that first.

Keep me in mind for next year, or later this year! :)

 

I was expecting a delay since we got hammered with snow the past two days! I'll pm the next in line. Hoping to get it back out by the end of the week.

 


Great to hear! ;)

 

I was feeling motivated and was able to go through the box and get it out today. There were so many books - it was hard to choose! I chose the 6 listed and put 6 in. Enjoy!

Favorite Christmas Poems
Mary Engelbreit's Winter
A Christmas Guest: A Novel (The Christmas Stories)
Christmas from the Heart
Home for the Holidays
The Immortal Nicholas

Here is the tracking: 9549 0142 8992 1034 3549 09

 

HI77 3 wks ago
:)

Wow. Look at you go! :)

 

When I checked the tracking on this box, the last entry was on Feb 7. It says it is in transit arriving late. I will post on here when the box arrives .

 

Crazy! I keep checking as well. I have noticed that some times a package will arrive at its destination and the tracking will still say it is in transit. Hopefully it arrives soon.

 


Yeah. The mail is crazy right now. Hopefully it will arrive soon. :)

 

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