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#181 jendeere  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 13, 2017 - 10:12 am

I received a surprise gift from JenDeere.  Some fuzzy socks, a Christmas movie collection, and a hot cocoa mug set.  I wasn't sure what they had for me to pick up at the post office, as I wasn't expecting anything.  I loved it, and I am so so appreciative! Thank you!!

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Posted Dec 13, 2017 - 11:46 am

I finally had a little bit of alone time and opened my gifts. Thank you so much! I really love it all especially the cup! Can’t wait to get coffee and donuts.

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Posted Dec 13, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Thank you to my SS and OE gifts. They were in my Daughter's car at school after she picked up at post office. LOVE THEM

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Posted Dec 13, 2017 - 10:26 pm

as promised here is my SS present, Love the colors and being so thoughtful in picking out the perfect items, and remembering my chow baby in my package 

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Posted Dec 14, 2017 - 12:42 pm

I got my SS package today. Thank you so much. I will not open until Christmas.....well maybe a peak or two or three...but it is here.

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Posted Dec 14, 2017 - 4:43 pm

Package came today but with it being all wrapped up wont open until Christmas :)



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Posted Dec 14, 2017 - 6:17 pm

I received a package today from my ornament exchange. thanks so much!


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Posted Dec 15, 2017 - 12:08 pm

12a605b0675a0135474f7d0798ca7f18.jpg I received my package today it was absolutely fabulous! I loved everything so cute and thoughtful they really got everything right! Thank you so much! ❤️


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#189 Bopeep  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 15, 2017 - 12:25 pm

For next year - Is there anything you would like to see on the questionnaire that isn't already on there??



#190 jendeere  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 15, 2017 - 2:14 pm

For next year - Is there anything you would like to see on the questionnaire that isn't already on there??


I was kind of wondering if we should update it with new questions.

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Posted Dec 16, 2017 - 5:10 am

I received my SS gift. I love it. Thanks so much Secret Santa.

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Posted Dec 16, 2017 - 4:24 pm

I've had a terribly busy weekend and came home to an unexpected, unnecessary but so thoughtful surprise from my Secret Santa last night.  In addition to the Wonder Woman goodies I received earlier I had another package full of goodies......a snowman wall hanging, snowman ornament, note pad, and candy!  Thank you so very much for the gifts.  I love them all!!   

 

 

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Posted Dec 17, 2017 - 3:10 pm

I received my ss gift and it was perfect. Thanks so much. Merry Christmas d2aa01bb255ae214a8d7bde75c302180.jpg

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Posted Dec 20, 2017 - 6:09 am

RE:  new questions.  

 

Over the weekend I watched a piece on the news on gift giving.  And it was talking about how many gifts are returned, and how people feel obliged to gift something  but the receiver is often  exchanging or returning it because the gift missed the mark.  Of course the stores have to deal with all the returns etc.  The bottom line of the news piece was to simply ask people directly want they want.    So maybe a question like:  (Since I think we all have a Target nearby)  "If you can't think of gift, if I were to spend $10 on one item for myself at Target, I would buy myself  _________."



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Posted Dec 20, 2017 - 7:41 am

Housekeeping items:

 

According to tracking #s, we have the last one out for delivery today.  

 

We do have 1 that was apparently lost in the mail  :gdcensored: .  She has the tracking # and will be going to her post office today. Hopefully they get it resolved, but if they don't we'll make it right for her.

 

There are a couple ornament recipients that have not posted they received, but the tracking #s show they were delivered.  I hope they got them.



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Posted Dec 20, 2017 - 9:51 am

Housekeeping items:

 

According to tracking #s, we have the last one out for delivery today.  

 

We do have 1 that was apparently lost in the mail  :gdcensored: .  She has the tracking # and will be going to her post office today. Hopefully they get it resolved, but if they don't we'll make it right for her.

 

There are a couple ornament recipients that have not posted they received, but the tracking #s show they were delivered.  I hope they got them.

 

So frustrating when something goes missing in the mail...

 

I think I had a package get lost as well (not GD related), so I'm following up with the guy I ordered it from to see if he actually shipped it yet (he's a racer on a shoestring budget and always very busy - not going to yell at the postal service yet unless he confirms he's had the chance to actually ship). 


For those curious: Kitty in my pic is current furbaby, Mew, curled up in a box far too small for her. Ha! "If I fits, I sleeps!"

 

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Posted Dec 20, 2017 - 10:26 am

Well the second part of my SS package that was suppose to be drop shipped showed up at my home Monday. Will be mailing it back out today........ 



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Posted Dec 20, 2017 - 10:40 am

Well the second part of my SS package that was suppose to be drop shipped showed up at my home Monday. Will be mailing it back out today........ 

Oh, no. You've had a time of it, haven't you?



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Posted Dec 20, 2017 - 11:12 am

I'm feeling awful that someone didn't get their gift because it was delivered to the wrong PO Box.  If she'd had the tracking # a week ago, I could have still made sure she got something by Christmas.

 

Do y'all think it would be a good idea to pass the tracking #s along to the recipients as they come in?  



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Posted Dec 20, 2017 - 1:23 pm

My postmaster rocks... He got the package and had it ready for me :) I love everything in the box!! Thank you thank you thank you! I'm on my phone right now and can't figure out how to post a picture.

Jennifer
My postmaster rocks... He got the package and had it ready for me :) I love everything in the box!! Thank you thank you thank you! I'm on my phone right now and can't figure out how to post a picture.

Jennifer

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Posted Dec 20, 2017 - 1:53 pm

My postmaster rocks... He got the package and had it ready for me :) I love everything in the box!! Thank you thank you thank you! I'm on my phone right now and can't figure out how to post a picture.

Jennifer
 

I am so glad he was able to get it back from the other box holder!



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Posted Dec 21, 2017 - 6:14 am

CHECK IN TIME!!

 

I got home late last night --  after spending the day with mom and then taking her out to look at holiday lights  (At least until our bladders could not stand it any more and we had to head home! :gd_stars:)   And low and behold!  There in my mailbox was the package locked box key!  And there was my secret santa package!  And then began laughing out loud!  (Not good on a full bladder you know!)

 

Thank you very much JesusLuvU!!  I am sure that whatever it is will be very thoughtful and great!   Like you,  I am going to hold off until Christmas to open it.  I hope you like what I got you this year too.

 

:: shaking head at Bopeep::  Bopeep.....Bopeep...Bopeep!  You must have been giggling all month ---- knowing that the two of us pulled each others names.  I don't know whether to hug you or send Chester the clumsy reindeer (from The Santa Clause 3) to come visit you!!!

 

 

 

JesusLuvU -- I am sorry you have had so much trouble just trying to get that package to me.  Thank you so much for you efforts!  Don't sweat it.  Your effort speaks volumes to me and I appreciate it even more than the gift.  May you and your family enjoy a wonderful Christmas and may God bless you all in this coming year!



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Posted Dec 24, 2017 - 6:50 am

i opened my secret santa today ..thank you Secret santa!.. and what a cute idea.. i received a rose made from a book.. never heard of such a thing! and now wish i opened it earlier so i could have looked these up, and made the map ones for someone who made a whole room with globe decor! but i will make them for him for some other occasion..;)    here is directions on how to make them ourselves!!  http://www.instructa...ok-Page-Roses/

.. i also received a candle that smells like paper back books?? who would of thought there is a scent for them? to bad i cant share a scent with you all!

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Posted Dec 25, 2017 - 7:16 am

So I opened my box this morning and found everything nicely wrapped inside. When I unwrapped everything, I found many fun things. Everything from yummy hand lotion to a beautiful journal & pen set to treats for my kitties (and a whole tin of peppermint goodies for me) and so much more! Thank you tracy0504, from me and my kitties! :)f96e8dba0ca63482bbd1159cba2a2b74.jpge8364bf75e0781a06ff74d2f6c15783a.jpg


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Posted Dec 25, 2017 - 3:25 pm

I got a little lighthouse a car vent thing and 2 bags of m&ms now gotta see if I can afford to go see that lighthouse...



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Posted Dec 26, 2017 - 10:47 am

So I opened my box this morning and found everything nicely wrapped inside. When I unwrapped everything, I found many fun things. Everything from yummy hand lotion to a beautiful journal & pen set to treats for my kitties (and a whole tin of peppermint goodies for me) and so much more! Thank you tracy0504, from me and my kitties! :)f96e8dba0ca63482bbd1159cba2a2b74.jpge8364bf75e0781a06ff74d2f6c15783a.jpg


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Posted Dec 26, 2017 - 11:42 am

Wanted to thank my Secret Santa for all the wonderful gifts. I had previously posted a picture of everything that came, but waited till yesterday to open the wrapped ones. I love everything, you did an awesome job!

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Posted Dec 26, 2017 - 4:43 pm

So sorry I'm late.  My kids had to borrow my computer for a few days so I couldn't get the lists posted :).

 

Here is the Secret Santa list:

 

Gatorburg --> BethEd

ILikeFree --> HanShotFirst

LainieB --> StevieRocks

Sunni0913 --> cjdav

Kash --> nafcmf

Coastiwife --> Pepper_Mint_Tea

StevieRocks --> YtMomOf4

nafcmf --> JenDeere

Shopping4My3Son --> Tracy0504

cjdav --> Coastiwife

Pepper_Mint_Tea --> Sunni0913

totallyBF --> LainieB

HillBillysWife --> RacerFan

HanShotFirst --> BoPeep

QueenKishaa --> Shopping4My3Son

Ytmomof4 --> Reinholt1sMom

IllinoisMom --> MsYves

MsYves --> Jenn_A

Jenn_A --> QueenKishaa

Spice9195 --> BFAddict716

BFAddict --> IllinoisMom

Wittenlover --> Kash

WillandMel --> Spice9195

JenDeere --> WillandMel

Reinholt1 --> JesusLuvU

Reinholt1sMom -- > ILikeFree

Tracy0504 --> WittenLover

JesusLuvU --> Reinholt1

BoPeep --> totallyBF

BethEd --> HillBillysWife

RacerFan --> Gatorburg



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Posted Dec 26, 2017 - 4:47 pm

And the ornament exchange:

 

Sunni0913 --> JenDeere

Coastiwife --> Shopping4My3Son

nafcmf --> Coastiwife

BoPeep --> LilQuiet

Shopping4My3Son --> BoPeep

Mandy4Matt --> JesusLuvU

JesusLuvU --> HillBillysWife

HillBillysWife --> WillAndMel

LilQuiet --> BethEd

BFAddict716 --> Mandy4Matt

WillAndMel --> RacerFan

JenDeere --> BFAddict76

BethEd --> nafcmf

RacerFan --> Sunni0913


Thank you all for a wonderful, fun season!  I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!



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Posted Dec 26, 2017 - 5:23 pm

So sorry I'm late. My kids had to borrow my computer for a few days so I couldn't get the lists posted :).

Here is the Secret Santa list:

Gatorburg --> BethEd
ILikeFree --> HanShotFirst
LainieB --> StevieRocks
Sunni0913 --> cjdav
Kash --> nafcmf
Coastiwife --> Pepper_Mint_Tea
StevieRocks --> YtMomOf4
nafcmf --> JenDeere
Shopping4My3Son --> Tracy0504
cjdav --> Coastiwife
Pepper_Mint_Tea --> Sunni0913
totallyBF --> LainieB
HillBillysWife --> RacerFan
HanShotFirst --> BoPeep
QueenKishaa --> Shopping4My3Son
Ytmomof4 --> Reinholt1sMom
IllinoisMom --> MsYves
MsYves --> Jenn_A
Jenn_A --> QueenKishaa
Spice9195 --> BFAddict716
BFAddict --> IllinoisMom
Wittenlover --> Kash
WillandMel --> Spice9195
JenDeere --> WillandMel
Reinholt1 --> JesusLuvU
Reinholt1sMom -- > ILikeFree
Tracy0504 --> WittenLover
JesusLuvU --> Reinholt1
BoPeep --> totallyBF
BethEd --> HillBillysWife
RacerFan --> Gatorburg

Thank you. MrsIves!! I loved every single item ❤️❤️

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