Online Christmas swaps have become a new tradition in the ever-evolving celebration of Christmas.
Folks online swap Christmas cards, ornaments, cookies, gifts and other themed elements of the season as a way of extending traditions of old.
But there are perils in the practice.
~ A Cautionary Tale ~
Last year Ken Childs of Jackson, Michigan joined a Facebook Christmas group that offered a Christmas card swap.
He says they had 9000 people sign up. So they grouped the swaps into several smaller groups.
Ken added his name and address to a list that went to about 1000 people.
Ken says he invested almost $300 dollars in buying and sending cards to this group.
He received 4 cards in return.
“Instead of adding cheer to my Christmas it made me mad,” Ken said. “Others had recommended it to me...