Yes, you email Erica with your name & address. She collects all of the names & addresses. Once she gets to the deadline, she sorts names into groups. Usually, groups are made up of about 8 people (you + 7 others). She then sends them out as "Group A", "Group B", etc., etc. You'll get your list of 8 names & you'll make 7 cards/envelopes to mail to the other 7 in your group. Some (crazy) people ask Erica for the name of EVERYONE who wants to participate & they send to all of the ones on every list. I have a couple of "favorites" that I send to, even if they're not on my list. (I do that because #1, I like them and #2, I'm hoping they will reciprocate & I love their penmanship & artistry SO much!!) I hope that this explanation makes sense!!