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#1 eve  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 11, 2011 - 4:00 pm

OK, I'm going to host the:holiday10 2011 Secret Santa, :holiday03card exchange, and:holiday07 ornament exchange!

If you want in, please E-MAIL ME at gdholiday2011@gmail.com by Nov. 1st with the following info:

* Which of the exchanges you would like to join (can be one or more):

- Secret Santa
- Ornament Exchange
- Card Exchange (maybe include your favorite cookie recipe inside the cards - you don't have to but i think it would be fun)


* If you want to be an "elf" (an elf is somebody that will send out a gift if somebody else never receives theirs):holiday11

* Your likes / dislikes (this is important)

* Do you mind home-made food (such as cookies)? Yes or No - I ask this simply because some people love sending/getting this type of stuff, while others will not want to offend anyone but will only throw it away - a waste to both sender and receiver

* GottaDeal.com Forum user name

* Your Name & Mailing Address

* Anything else you want told to your exchange partner... optional and not necessary
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Please print or write info down that I send about your partner - that way you have it if something happens and you can't get online for awhile

RULES:
1. Ornament Exchange - there's a MINIMUM of 5 before shipping and extras. If you choose to spend more, please don't be disappointed if your partner doesn't. However you must spend at least $5 before shipping. pls send a gift (no gc) unless the person says gc ok

2. Secret Santa - there's a MINIMUM of 10 before shipping and extras. If you choose to spend more, please don't be disappointed if your partner doesn't. However you must spend $10 before shipping.

3. Delivery confirmation is a MUST. Please E-MAIL ME at gdholiday2011@gmail.com with the DC tracking # ASAP after you send your package.

4. Please, no junk. Everything must be new and unused.

6. The very last day to ship is Saturday, December 3rd (if you cannot ship by this date you must ship priority ASAP as i have given plenty of time.) shipping early is welcome!

7. You CAN join one, two, or three of the exchanges - just let me know in your e-mail.

8. This is not a GottaDeal.com sanctioned event, so participate at your own risk. The site and it's owner are not responsible if you get ripped off.

9. Card Exchange - mail any time you want, but please take into account the holiday mail delivery times.
FYI- you send a card to everyone on the list so if 50 people join you send cards to ALL of them, that example of 50 people would cost $21 in stamps

10. must ship in a box with padding, no envelops

I don't want newbies to be upset, but it sucks not receiving your gift as well - sorry but it's true. So you must have been a forum member at least since May 2011 with some previous posting history, and ideally if you haven't posted much on here, you would have some kind of positive feedback somewhere, such as eBay. This is a general rule, not set in stone. I make the decisions one by one, and if you failed a past exchange on the forum, don't bother as I will kick you out. If for whatever reason I don't let you join, please remember my decision sticks so don't bother crying after.

(btw post office often says you need to include return name on packages often, you can write sloppy or use a trusted family/friend add)

Have fun everyone!!!!!!!!!

So far we've got:Secret Santa:holiday02
Bopeep
bella_4624_19
bfaddict1977
bugsette and
guilliam
Hack2222
HarleyDiva
Harrispizza4
hockeyfanamo
Hillbillyswife
Illinoismom
jstluvem
Jendeere
jdrd90

jenvargas
krissy72
Lori76
Lvnlakers78
Madi5
merrywether
momlori
mgmckny
momof3luvs1
mcapel4444
nikkilugi
packergurl24 and
pretweety7
pogiporkchop
Pottsie66 and
Peekaboo
princez916
Racerfan
RBWilliams
rsthayer
raven20_79
RYKA

SuggaD

Shopping4my3son
SpeedDiva
shaneberry21
Spice9195
sunni0913
tinkrbel
tokanm


Ornament Exchange:holiday07
BFAddict716 and
Bopeep
guilliam
hockeyfanamo
Hillbillyswife
HarleyDiva
Harrispizza4
Illinoismom
jdrd90
Jendeere
jstluvem
jenvargas
krissy72
lot-narth
Lvnlakers78
Madi5
mcapel4444 2nd
merrywether
mgmckny
Mandy4Matt
nikkilugi
princez916
pogiporkchop
packergurl24 and
Racerfan
rsthayer
RBWilliams
Swampbaby
Shopping4my3son
SuggaD
shaneberry21 and
sunni0913
tokanm



Card Exchange
:holiday08
Samisma
RBWilliams
jstluvem
SuggaD
hockeyfanamo
packergurl24
tokanm
Hillbillyswife
Jendeere
jdrd90
bella_4624_19
Illinoismom
bfaddict1977
RYKA
AndreaInNC
Swampbaby
Shopping4my3son
mcapel4444
bluesky225
vic13
sunni0913
carheel
krissy72
shaneberry21
lot-narth
princez916
Harrispizza4

:)

Edited by eve, Dec 15, 2011 - 9:33 am.


#2 mgmckny  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 11, 2011 - 4:27 pm

Count me in!!
“Next to a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." Groucho :yup:

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Posted Sep 11, 2011 - 4:29 pm

Yay! Can't wait and it's GREAT seeing you Eve! Thanks for taking this on this year! :0)

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Posted Sep 11, 2011 - 4:43 pm

Can't wait! I did the summer one and had a lot of fun.

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Posted Sep 11, 2011 - 5:01 pm

Yay! Signed up, did this last year and it was really fun! Thanks Eve for doing this =)
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Posted Sep 11, 2011 - 6:00 pm

Yay, welcome back Eve. I'm definitely in....thanks for taking this on again. Much appreciated.

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Posted Sep 11, 2011 - 6:16 pm

Glad to see you back hosting this eve :)

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Posted Sep 11, 2011 - 7:25 pm

Welcome back Eve :), I'm in!!! I'll send my info tomorrow.
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Posted Sep 11, 2011 - 8:23 pm

yay! Soooo excited for this!! I've never done the ornament exchange but think I will try it this year, too. May as well do all 3 right?? :tongue1:

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Posted Sep 12, 2011 - 7:01 am

Yippee !!....just sent my email off

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Posted Sep 12, 2011 - 7:03 am

Glad to see you back hosting this eve :)


Ditto

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Posted Sep 12, 2011 - 7:25 am

I'm in for all 3 again!!! Email sent!

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Posted Sep 12, 2011 - 8:18 am

i just emailed you. i'm hoping since i've been a member here for 2 yrs i can partakke? i dont ebay but i've done mommy exchanges for baby showers on line 4 times. i can giver references if needed.

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Posted Sep 12, 2011 - 9:56 am

Heck, I was going to wait to see if I get a job before then but I'm in. I'll send SS email shortly.

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Posted Sep 12, 2011 - 12:18 pm

I'm in! Email sent :)

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Posted Sep 12, 2011 - 2:55 pm

I'm in too... but I need time to write up my info. I promise I'll try to give more ideas this year ;)

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Posted Sep 12, 2011 - 3:15 pm

I'm in too... but I need time to write up my info. I promise I'll try to give more ideas this year ;)


:eek:OK, now I'm paranoid I didn't send enough info :eek:

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Posted Sep 12, 2011 - 4:12 pm

Count me in too:yup: I m really looking forward to this. Does anyone have any suggestions ideas on past exchanges? I want to participate in all three! I wonder if we could list favorite sports team (if they like sports)

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Posted Sep 12, 2011 - 4:21 pm

Count me in too:yup: I m really looking forward to this. Does anyone have any suggestions ideas on past exchanges? I want to participate in all three! I wonder if we could list favorite sports team (if they like sports)


I havent participated in the christmas one before but I did the summer one this year. I answered the specific questions but it also said to add anything se you wanted to share and there was also something that says "likes and dislikes" so I listed all my favorite sports teams under "likes/dislikes" along with other things so my person could get to know me a lil better.

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Posted Sep 12, 2011 - 4:26 pm

Count me in too:yup: I m really looking forward to this. Does anyone have any suggestions ideas on past exchanges? I want to participate in all three! I wonder if we could list favorite sports team (if they like sports)


I haven't got suggestions as such but I think the sports thing is a good idea if you're into that stuff. I didn't add too much info since I couldn't think of much

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Posted Sep 12, 2011 - 7:28 pm

I havent participated in the christmas one before but I did the summer one this year. I answered the specific questions but it also said to add anything se you wanted to share and there was also something that says "likes and dislikes" so I listed all my favorite sports teams under "likes/dislikes" along with other things so my person could get to know me a lil better.


Yeah nobody could ever guess what team youre into, lol. Lets see screen name, avatar;)

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Posted Sep 12, 2011 - 7:39 pm

It's not the only one, it's just the number one :)

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Posted Sep 12, 2011 - 7:47 pm

It's not the only one, it's just the number one :)


LOL...keep in mind I live 2 miles from Gillette Stadium....its ok i am NOT a Pats fan....I love the soccer team there though:fluffy: The New England Revolution...owned by the same people as the Patriots though

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Posted Sep 12, 2011 - 8:09 pm

Ha! I'm 5 miles from Cowboys stadium and am not a Cowboys fan :)

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Posted Sep 13, 2011 - 1:43 am

Count me in on all 3. Will email info later today

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Posted Sep 13, 2011 - 5:39 am

I'm in :) WOOHOO:2wiggle:

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Posted Sep 13, 2011 - 5:50 am

Don't worry... it's just that I have pretty simple tastes and try to give easy ideas for giving. I try to think what may be affordable for my SS.

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Posted Sep 13, 2011 - 7:50 am

Don't worry... it's just that I have pretty simple tastes and try to give easy ideas for giving. I try to think what may be affordable for my SS.


maybe you could give us pointers on what to include? I'd hate to have my SS feel like I didn't give them much to go on.

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Posted Sep 13, 2011 - 10:31 am

maybe you could give us pointers on what to include? I'd hate to have my SS feel like I didn't give them much to go on.


The more specific/detailed you are the easier it will be on your SS. I've listed a few here:
If you like reading give your favorite authors, series, specific books you'd like to get.
Like cooking (or eating)? Types of food you like to eat/cook (be sure to include any allergies or other restrictions).
Music genres and artists (do you play an instrument?)
Sports teams
Hobbies
Movies (actors/actresses, specific titles/series)
Items you might collect

Once I finish my list I'll post it here... it would make for a better example :)

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Posted Sep 13, 2011 - 10:35 am

Also check out previous years' exchange threads... some have long, detailed lists and others (like me) have shorter or more focused lists. Just put whatever you're comfortable with putting on there and if your SS needs extra info you'll get a mail (not from your SS) with what your SS would like to know.




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