I have also been drowning in Christmas cards, have made 130 so far. Belive me I am sick of the sight of cards. I have just soaked the fruit for the cake in brandy, soooo late in making it this year but I am sue it will be ok. We don't cut it till New year anyway.
I have also stretched my ear lobes again, up to 16mm, very happy with them. Though they do feel awfully big now LOL feels like I have a tree trunk through my ears hahaha