Just popping in to say the 575 Marian ATC's went to the post office on Friday and are all on their way to their new recipients!
Thanks so much to everyone who participated! We had so much fun making our cards and hosting the swap. It was truly wonderful to have my kitchen table entirely covered with 575 little pieces of artwork to honor Our Lady. I was especially delighted to see all the cards made by so many mamas who joined in - ladies who are busy for sure yet still make time for beautifully expressing their creativity. Very cheery indeed.
We sorted all the cards into groups, approximately by the artist's age, and then we created groups of six and swapped cards within each group. Finally we played a grand game of find the right envelope to put each of the 115 participant's cards in. My girls thought everyone should receive five cards, so they made extras to make up for anyone who didn't send in five (that explains why you might get more cards than you sent me).
Some folks have already asked if we will do this again, and that would be a definite Yes! I thought it would be fun to do a swap in the fall for All Saints, with everyone creating artwork of their favorite saints.
Thanks again to all who joined and I hope you enjoy your new cards!
Updated: I added a Mr. Linky so you can share your new cards if you like: