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Secret Santa 2012 - NOW!

31 Oct 12 - 10:17 PM (#3429151)
Subject: Secret Santa 2012 Soon - very soon!
From: Stilly River Sage

The Secret Santa gift exchange this year is in the works - we may be taking turns running it (I won't say who "we" are yet), but weather may be a factor that slows it down a tad. Since about 25% of the US was hit by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Sandy, we'll have to see what's up. The plan is to start things in the first week of November.

Stay tuned, and start stockpiling those wonderful little gifts that appeal to fellow Mudcatters.

SRS


01 Nov 12 - 07:41 AM (#3429263)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 Soon - very soon!
From: Sandra in Sydney

YAH!!!!!!


01 Nov 12 - 07:53 AM (#3429266)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 Soon - very soon!
From: jacqui.c

OK - I'm organising the Secret Santa this year, giving SRS a break.

PM me with your address and let me know whether you want to send a gift or just a card. Cut off date will be November 14 so get those PMs off as soon as you can and I'll turn it around as fast as I can.


01 Nov 12 - 08:12 AM (#3429275)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 Soon - very soon!
From: greg stephens

PM sent. The chase is afoot.


01 Nov 12 - 08:25 AM (#3429280)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 Soon - very soon!
From: Bat Goddess

I'm in -- as long as I don't have to mail outside the US.

PM sent.

Linn


01 Nov 12 - 08:26 AM (#3429282)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 Soon - very soon!
From: vectis

Not for me this year. I can't be 100% certain about where I'll be in December/Jan this year with emmigration plans in hand. I'll be back next year though.


01 Nov 12 - 11:17 AM (#3429360)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 Soon - very soon!
From: Stilly River Sage

Thanks, Jacqui! I was wondering if you were without power or piled with debris from the neighboring houses!

I'm in, since I'm not doing the cuting and pasting this year!

People should let Jacqui know if they want to ship to another country or within their own country.

SRS


01 Nov 12 - 11:25 AM (#3429367)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 Soon - very soon!
From: Nancy King

Yay Jacqui!! I was wondering if SS would happen this year -- even went back and did a search to see if I'd missed an announcement thread. But here we are, and I'm in. PM on the way.

Nancy


01 Nov 12 - 11:40 AM (#3429375)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 Soon - very soon!
From: Becca72

PM sent.


01 Nov 12 - 03:14 PM (#3429484)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 Soon - very soon!
From: SINSULL

I'm in although I don't like the idea that Jacqui is in charge. Are there rules about how much crap you can cram into a box?
SINS


01 Nov 12 - 04:24 PM (#3429525)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 Soon - very soon!
From: Becca72

have there ever been, Mary??


02 Nov 12 - 12:56 AM (#3429736)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 Soon - very soon!
From: Sandra in Sydney

I'm in

sandra (doing happy dance)


02 Nov 12 - 03:44 PM (#3430042)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 - NOW!
From: Sarah the flute

I'm in yippeeeeeee !!!!!
Well done jacqui

Sarah


02 Nov 12 - 04:00 PM (#3430056)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 - NOW!
From: JennieG

Reluctantly I will give it a miss this year, we're travelling in Canada and won't be home until after the deadline date. But there's always next year!

Cheers
JennieG


03 Nov 12 - 03:53 AM (#3430288)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 - NOW!
From: Sandra in Sydney

hey, Jennie you can collect a few tiny Canadian things to give to someone next year!


03 Nov 12 - 12:52 PM (#3430425)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 - NOW!
From: JennieG

Good idea......I shall do just that!

Cheers
JennieG


04 Nov 12 - 03:49 AM (#3430717)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 - NOW!
From: Sandra in Sydney

bounce back to the top


04 Nov 12 - 06:52 AM (#3430755)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 - NOW!
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Oh, yay! I haven't been around much lately but I'm definitely in! PM sent. Thanks, jacqui!


04 Nov 12 - 11:37 PM (#3431151)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 - NOW!
From: Stilly River Sage

Sending this back up to the top. . .


05 Nov 12 - 03:52 PM (#3431474)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 - NOW!
From: Joybell

I haven't been here lately either.
I'm in please, though.
Cheers, Joy


06 Nov 12 - 03:08 AM (#3431671)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 - NOW!
From: Sandra in Sydney

good to see you here, Joybell, I was wondering whether to email you

sandra


06 Nov 12 - 09:47 AM (#3431792)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 - NOW!
From: SINSULL

For Christmas, I want everyone on Staten Island to be warm and dry. Now how do we get that into a box?
SINS


06 Nov 12 - 10:00 AM (#3431797)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 - NOW!
From: artbrooks

Jenn and I are in.


07 Nov 12 - 01:22 AM (#3432269)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 - NOW!
From: Sandra in Sydney

you'd need lotsa' very big boxes, SINS


07 Nov 12 - 08:38 AM (#3432387)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 - NOW!
From: Severn

I'm back in. I'll PM you soon.


07 Nov 12 - 03:42 PM (#3432622)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 - NOW!
From: Hollowfox

Thankyouthankyouthankyou,Jacqui. Count me in, for a gift. International or local, it's all fine with me.


08 Nov 12 - 09:22 AM (#3432990)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 - NOW!
From: Stilly River Sage

Do we have any participants new to the game this year?

SRS


12 Nov 12 - 08:26 PM (#3435561)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 - NOW!
From: Sandra in Sydney

I hope so

sandra (back from a 4-day weekend in the country, even tho it is a commuter suburb for Sydney CBD my hostess & her neighbour breed cattle as her ancestors have done since 1823)


12 Nov 12 - 11:03 PM (#3435615)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 - NOW!
From: Stilly River Sage

Tonight in my neighborhood is our first really cold night in what looks like a series of cool clear days. It's the weather that makes me think it may actually be approaching the holiday season. Time to get in the spirit and join the Secret Santa game - it is a lot of fun selecting small easily-shipped gifts for your appointed santee.

SRS


13 Nov 12 - 04:35 AM (#3435684)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 - NOW!
From: Sandra in Sydney

on my weekend away, I used blockout on my face & arms for the first time this summer!

My friend is a historian & was showing me the local graveyards & other sights in the middle of a typical summer day.

sandra


13 Nov 12 - 12:43 PM (#3435929)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 - NOW!
From: Stilly River Sage

So does it begin to feel like xmas when the temperatures rise?

SRS


14 Nov 12 - 08:17 AM (#3436395)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 - NOW!
From: Sandra in Sydney

it feels like "eeeeek, I really must get my chrissy pressies & cards done"

Ozzie christmas


14 Nov 12 - 09:23 AM (#3436422)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 - NOW!
From: Becca72

Today's the deadline!!!


14 Nov 12 - 05:49 PM (#3436640)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 - NOW!
From: jacqui.c

OK - I've just got this all organised and will be sending PMs out tomorrow. I'm just waiting for one person to send me their mailing address - you know who you are because I sent you a PM!!!!!


14 Nov 12 - 06:33 PM (#3436667)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 - NOW!
From: Sandra in Sydney

YAH!!


15 Nov 12 - 09:46 AM (#3436886)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 - NOW!
From: jacqui.c

Just finished sending out PMs. I think I messaged everybody but, if you don't find a PM in your box let me know and I'll resend.

Going away now to do something easy, like solving the political problems of the world or defining folk music. :o)


15 Nov 12 - 10:27 AM (#3436902)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 - NOW!
From: SINSULL

I got a Santee. Now I have to find the thread with the questions and answers.


15 Nov 12 - 10:36 AM (#3436904)
Subject: RE: Secret Santa 2012 - NOW!
From: SINSULL

1. What is your age range? 65

2. Gender? Still female

3. Do you have a favorite color? Deep forest green, teal blue

4. Favorite authors/type of book? Non-fiction/history/classics

5. What books have you really been wanting? Some mindless horror paperback.

6. What type of music do you like? DOH?

7. What CDs have you really been wanting? none

8. What movies have you been wanting? (specify VHS if you don't have a DVD player)Mindless disaster DVD

9. What is your t-shirt size? 3X

10. Do you collect anything? if so, what? Deaccessing at the moment but would love some treasure from your hometown - a shell, a rock...

11. What are some of your other hobbies? Poker

12. Do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Silver

13. Please include anything else you feel is important that would help your Secret Santa know what you would like I don't particularly like chocolate but cannot resist fruit gums - Churchill's especially.

14. Remember that "negative hints" such as allergies might also be helpful.