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Username Post: Secret Santa Swap (invite Only)        (Topic#1543935)
Fa-LaLaLaLa
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Welcome to the Christmas Secret Pal Swap A.K.A. The Secret Santa Swap

RULES/GUIDELINES:

1. If you sign up for this swap you will receive one secret pal.

2. You must check into this thread at least once a week. Communication is vital in this swap!

3. You can look up your partners profile to get some ideas of what to send. They have also been instructed to update their wish list

4. Please complete the questionnaire below and pm it to me before the swap begins. This will give your SP an idea of what to give you. All new items and something from your pals wish list is a must. Please let me know if there is someone you’re just itching to have as your pal and who you’ve already had so I can pair you up with someone new.

5.When I pm you with your pal I will give you our secret sign in so that you can chat with your pal without spoiling the surprise. Feel free to create your own secret sign in.

6. The limit for this swap is $20. If you want to spoil your pal by going over the limit feel free but it is NOT required. All new items and something from your pals wish list is a must. You may create handmade items but they are not included in the $20 min. This is a Christmas swap and that means something Christmassy!! Either a stocking filled with the goodies or an ornament.

7. Feel free to mail any packages (prior to Dec 10th) to the hostess to ensure that your pal remains surprised! Please include postage on the outgoing package. I will give you my address for mailing out packages when I give you your pals.

8. Secret pals will mail directly to their pals no later than Dec 10th and then the big reveal! When you receive from your pal, post it on the thread but DO NOT REVEAL who they are to the participants. We want to reveal about the same time. Reveal date to be announced.

9. Never hesitate to pm me if you have any questions, or need to know something specific from your SP. I am here to help you!

10. Have fun, be creative and KEEP IT A SECRET!
Have fun, chat, share lo's, anything goes in this thread. But remember, keep those lips zipped after you know your SP!

Remember sending a little something before the big package is a lot of fun for both you and your pal. Here is the list, just to give you an idea. You DON'T have to do this...just some ideas! Remember, it doesn't have to be scrap stuff. You will be able to fit a TON of different things into a regular card envelope (to save on postage), such as key chains, postcards, etc.

Send a card.
Type a letter. Be sneaky and devious.
You write a message to your secret pal, then break up the pieces and wrap them up. Your secret pal has to put it together.
Small votive candle wrapped in pretty fabric
A card in the snail mail - Everyone feels good about getting mail that isn’t a bill
Fresh cut flowers
Nail polish and a file
Book
Box of specialty tea or coffee
Picture frames
Basket of relaxing bath things
Coffee mug of individually wrapped candies
New journal with nice pen

Please have to me by Wed. Oct. 6th. (due to the late start)Pm to Baby2thousnd
Survey:
1. Name/Address:
2. Screen name:
3. Favorite color:
4. Favorite scrapbook companies:
5. One scrapbook product you can't get enough of(ie: ribbon, eyelets, chipboard, flowers, stamps):
6. Anything that you do NOT want/need:
7. Name two items you would LOVE to have:
8. What kind of pages are you working on?
9. Favorite candy/junk food:
10. What is your holiday theme/color (ie:country, blue, snowmen, etc):
11. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, sents (floral, candle, ect….)
12. what kind of techniques do you like to do? ( example: inking, chalking, sewing, paper tearing, embossing… etc….)
13. Tell your pal something fun or silly about yourself.
14. W0uld you prefer a stocking filled with your goodies or an ornament? ( It is up to your pal todecide what to send, who know's you could get both)
15. Anything else you would like your Secret Santa to know.

Participants: (Survey received)
Renee
Melanie
Taysha
Laurie
Mandi
Marlene
Terri
Marsha
Shana


Edited by Fa-LaLaLaLa on 10-07-10 10:25 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Baby2Thousnd
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In response to Fa-LaLaLaLa

I am here!!!
Just 85 days until Christmas!!!!!


 
ljloula
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In response to Baby2Thousnd

If I'm not getting a count-down from you, it just doesn't seem like Christmas is ever going to get here!


 
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.MaRLeNe.
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Hey girls I'm in!!!


 
Briannasmom
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the count down scares me YIKES.


 
terrihooper
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I am definitely in! I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!! Remember I am the crazy Christmas person with an IPOD FULL of Christmas Music!!!!


 
asailorsprincess
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that's awesome Terri!


 
Scrapping Diva
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I'm here! I agree with Laurie re: countdown

Hi Terri and Marlene


 
Baby2Thousnd
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Yay!!!!
Hi Marlene and Terri!!! Long time no "see". How are things with you all? I am supper happy that you both could join again this year!!!

Terri, nothing wrong with a "little" Christmas music! lol

I will defenitly post the days 'till Christmas.

Glad to see that Taysha, Laurie, Mandi and Melanie have all arived safe and sound!


 
Scrapping Diva
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  • terrihooper Said:
I am definitely in! I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!! Remember I am the crazy Christmas person with an IPOD FULL of Christmas Music!!!!



LOL!! I remember!! I love Christmas too! Oddly enough I have NO CHristmas music on my ipod. ATM my daughter has confiscated my Ipod LOL..


 
Baby2Thousnd
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Too funny. I don't have any Christmas music on my ipod. I actually don't have much on it. I don't know how to download from my cd's. Pathetic, I know. lol


 
Scrapping Diva
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Haha then I am pathetic too! If Daryl or Cherise don't do it for me, I can't LOL!!


 
Baby2Thousnd
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tee heee heeeee. too funny. Mike is always too busy putting stuff on his to help me out. lol And I don't want all that he puts on his.


 
Scrapping Diva
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SHHHHH just between us girls...Daryl just put music on the ipods and most of what he put on mine I don't want

Happy Sunday everyone!

Has anyone started shopping?


 
NCScrapper13
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I would love to do this as well ...I can PM my info in the morning...


 
Briannasmom
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i have no christmas music on my ipod either hmmmm maybe i should i do like to listen to christmas music.

i cant figure out my ipod either i can work it just fine and download my music but as far as getting it onto my ipod thats a different story i have to ask Matt to do it for me and he shows me everytime but i still have no idea.


 
Baby2Thousnd
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Good morning!
82 days until Christmas!!!!!!
I did pick up a few things but nothing major. Mike is taking off next week and I am hoping to start my gameplan for shopping then.

How about cards? Is anyone making them? I saw a card that I want to try out. It looks really cute.


 
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Hey ladies just thought I would stop in and say hi. Taysha that box I made for you last year is getting alot of interest this year. Everyone wants to know where I got it. Now I have to go see if I can find another one or do something different for another swap I am in LOL.


 
Fa-LaLaLaLa
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The spirit of Christmas is alive and well but sometimes it may seem to be diminishing a bit, so I ask you to view this youtub cast and remember the meaning of Peace!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKTHvW2JcAA


 
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