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mickeyfan1
10-10-2006, 02:12 PM
OK exchangers, its time to start thinking about this. I will take names up to November 18 and Mail out will be no later than November 30th. Early, yes, BUT I have done it with latter dates and because holiday mail is so slow, people have not gotten thier goodies until after the new years. Price minimum before shipping is $15.00. We usually exchange tree ornaments, but people have been creative and sent out candles, candy, knick knacks, etc.

Here are my rules;

1. Don't sign up if you are not willing to send out. Last year I had a mom and 3 kids who never sent and never posted receiving.

2. Don't sign up unless you are responsible enough to sign up on time, pick up your name, and post when you send out and when you receive. I can't tell
you how many people never let us know that they got thier package.

3. Sign ups must include full name and mailing address and a good email address (for my tracking only).

PM me your name, address email address and any likes and dislikes. I will not promise you you will get what you like, but I hope you won't get what you don't like!

I will do kids again, I need names, ages and genders. Kids are up to age 16 and I try to match age and gender when possible.

If you are willing or unwilling to mail overseas, let me know that, too. (Canada is overseas as far as the mail goes!).

If you have family members that would like to join in (DH, DW, DM, etc) and are non Disers, add them to your PM, the more the merrier.

I will send names out on the 18th of November.

My last rule is that because this is an unusually large exchange (Over 100 people) it is next to impossible for me to keep track of one to ones, so I just can't do more than one exchange per person.

PS, If you are willing to Elf, let me know that, too.

Thanks everybody!

PixieDust32
10-10-2006, 02:26 PM
Sounds great. :thumbsup2

taekwondo mom
10-10-2006, 02:53 PM
Oh I sent a PM ... I don't want to miss this one.. :cheer2:
( I forget to check this board so I've missed several exchanges )

Meriweather
10-10-2006, 04:18 PM
PM sent ::yes::

I love all the Christmas ones :hyper:

pilikia97
10-10-2006, 04:45 PM
Yippee! The first exchange of the Holiday Season that I get to join now that I have a paycheck again! (I start my new job tomorrow!)

I am in! :thumbsup2

powellrj
10-10-2006, 05:29 PM
PM sent! I am going to a christmas open house at the end of the month, so I hope to find something really neat to send then!!

Abbracio
10-10-2006, 06:47 PM
I hope it's OK, but I PM' you.

I've never done one of these exchanges before, but have participated in other exchanges on other sites that I have belonged to.

I look forward to joining in on the fun.

Thanks so much
Kathryn

Quasi123
10-10-2006, 06:50 PM
Count me in again this year! PM is on the way. :goodvibes

Maureenmouse
10-10-2006, 07:30 PM
I'm in for this one. I'll send a PM

scoutsmom99
10-10-2006, 08:58 PM
I have been waiting for this one PM is sent :cool1:

kimbac3
10-10-2006, 09:56 PM
PM sent!!! :santa:
Kimba

mickeyfan1
10-11-2006, 05:58 AM
Welcome to Kathryn! And so far we are doing really good on the signups! Keep 'em coming!!!!!

PixieDust32
10-11-2006, 06:13 AM
:cool1:

Disneyanajc
10-11-2006, 11:50 AM
:cool1: We are in, sent PM for me and my DDIL.
JC

iggbees
10-11-2006, 03:34 PM
ooo this is my favorite exchange! i can't wait! :thumbsup2

wdwlovers5
10-12-2006, 01:34 PM
I just PM'd you.

kozmo
10-13-2006, 10:06 AM
I would like to be in exchange and also if someone does not recieve an ornament , (who is supposed to be involved in exchange) i will send ornament. My name is Leslie
48173. .com. My daughter(in law) would like to be involved also: Sara ,, you can use my e-mail to contact her.

mickeyfan1
10-13-2006, 12:48 PM
kozmo, I sent you a PM.

so far 18 sign ups! And a few kids.

DisneyCP2002
10-13-2006, 02:54 PM
I am in! I am so excited, have been waiting on this one :teeth:

CrazyBoutDisney
10-14-2006, 02:28 PM
Whoo-hoooo! I finally caught this one in time! (I missed the last 2 years cuz I kept forgetting to look for it :guilty: ) PM on it's way

Pooh67_68
10-16-2006, 08:27 AM
:moped:

jennyL
10-16-2006, 02:53 PM
I'm in for this one.

PixieDust32
10-16-2006, 04:20 PM
Hi Mickeyfan2, just wondering if you have kids on the list already?

Thanks

mickeyfan1
10-16-2006, 07:41 PM
Hi Mickeyfan2, just wondering if you have kids on the list already?

Thanks

yes, we have a few, and I am sure there will be more as more people sigh up. We usually have between 12 and 20 kids. I can't tell you the exact number as I am on my laptop and the list is in my desktop. GOtta love technology and being able to compute from all over!

ANTSS2001
10-17-2006, 12:27 AM
am in !!! cannot resist it anymore :wave2:

ANTSS2001
10-17-2006, 12:28 AM
PM sent ::yes::

I love all the Christmas ones :hyper:


nancy!! :hug: got your mail.. thanks a bunch.. mail on it's way for you too, just a bit tied with work.. you know how it is with my crazy schdule ! Thank you so much! :cloud9:

PixieDust32
10-17-2006, 01:40 AM
OK, thanks Collen. The girls were wondering about this one, they love the tree ornaments.
Thanks

ANTSS2001
10-17-2006, 01:43 AM
OK, thanks Collen. The girls were wondering about this one, they love the tree ornaments.
Thanks

:wave2: Roxy

PixieDust32
10-17-2006, 01:55 AM
Hi timmy, how are you?

ANTSS2001
10-17-2006, 02:01 AM
Hi timmy, how are you?

Great! can't complain... just got back from the Promised Land !!! And now hopefully can get back with the swings of things here at the exchange board.. am rusty !

PixieDust32
10-17-2006, 02:03 AM
Oh I see. :) Great, welcome back then.

ANTSS2001
10-17-2006, 02:15 AM
Oh I see. :) Great, welcome back then.
thanks !!! :teeth:

PixieDust32
10-17-2006, 02:31 AM
Mm let me go check your trip report :)

ANTSS2001
10-17-2006, 02:34 AM
Mm let me go check your trip report :)

Final chapter is still missing.. photobucket was acting up for 2 days now on me :sad1: And Roxy.... be careful ... :lmao: there's that clause" read it at your own risk" :rotfl:

PixieDust32
10-17-2006, 02:42 AM
Ohhh I see! :) I'll wait.

ANTSS2001
10-17-2006, 02:47 AM
Ohhh I see! :) I'll wait.

:thumbsup2

why are you still up ? my excuse is that I am still at work till 4AM :sad2:

PixieDust32
10-17-2006, 07:38 AM
I couldn't sleep :( thanks to some nasty medication.

gradtchr
10-17-2006, 11:35 AM
PM sent :thumbsup2

kelleigh1
10-17-2006, 11:53 AM
I think I'll get in on this one!!

PixieDust32
10-17-2006, 11:57 AM
:cheer2:

ANTSS2001
10-17-2006, 11:58 AM
:cheer2:

G'day Roxy! I hope you were able to get some rest... :hug:

PixieDust32
10-17-2006, 12:17 PM
Thanks timmy.

kimmikayb
10-17-2006, 12:29 PM
Ok, I'll jump back into the exchanges with this one. PM going out! :cheer2:

ANTSS2001
10-17-2006, 01:07 PM
Ok, I'll jump back into the exchanges with this one. PM going out! :cheer2:
my thoughts exactly ::yes::

ANTSS2001
10-18-2006, 02:41 AM
:dance3: :dance3: :dance3:

ilvsocr00
10-19-2006, 02:08 PM
Thanks for organizing this exchange again this year. I sent you a PM.

ANTSS2001
10-20-2006, 12:50 AM
:stir: :stir: :stir:

ANTSS2001
10-20-2006, 10:41 PM
popcorn::

dreamergirl78
10-20-2006, 11:16 PM
I sent you a PM, this is so fun!

ash1569
10-20-2006, 11:26 PM
I sent a PM so glad I found this exchange in time!

KimRaye
10-21-2006, 12:22 AM
Did I NOT send a PM?! :crazy: :sad2: Where's my brain these days???? :confused3

ANTSS2001
10-21-2006, 12:30 AM
I sent you a PM, this is so fun!


yey!! Tia is this your 1st exchange ?? You are going to get hooked!

I sent a PM so glad I found this exchange in time!

ohhhhhhhhhh am feeling the love !!!


KIM ???? do you want me to OM them for you !!! :rotfl:

SunKat
10-21-2006, 01:35 AM
PM Sent. My first exchange, I'm excited! :yay:

ANTSS2001
10-21-2006, 01:43 AM
PM Sent. My first exchange, I'm excited! :yay:


:woohoo:

ANTSS2001
10-21-2006, 02:27 AM
:rolleyes1

carole88
10-21-2006, 12:03 PM
Hi,

Sent you a PM. My DDs and I look forward to this one each year!

Thanks!

neatokimmo
10-21-2006, 03:17 PM
I just sent a PM too, looking forward to swapping :)

dreamergirl78
10-21-2006, 07:07 PM
yey!! Tia is this your 1st exchange ?? You are going to get hooked!



ohhhhhhhhhh am feeling the love !!!


KIM ???? do you want me to OM them for you !!! :rotfl:
Yepperz 1st one! I LOVE Christmas ornaments so this is right up my alley!
Nice to see you over here Timmy! :)

ANTSS2001
10-23-2006, 12:50 AM
ok.... just waiting for my name !!! :banana:

ANTSS2001
10-23-2006, 02:19 AM
:dance3:

mickeyfan1
10-23-2006, 06:16 AM
ok.... just waiting for my name !!! :banana:


Relax, Mr Banana dance, names go out Nov 18th and 19th! ALl that dancing from now till then, you will be exhausted!

ANTSS2001
10-23-2006, 01:02 PM
Relax, Mr Banana dance, names go out Nov 18th and 19th! ALl that dancing from now till then, you will be exhausted!
:lmao: you have to excuse my excitement.. I was on sabatical from the exchange thread.... :rotfl:

ANTSS2001
10-23-2006, 07:05 PM
:dance3:

mickeyfan1
10-23-2006, 07:45 PM
Just did a quick count, so far 44 adults and about 10 kids!

ANTSS2001
10-23-2006, 07:53 PM
:woohoo: 44 adults and 10 kids.. thats alot... I salute you !!! I will never be able to grasp such number !!! :thumbsup2 for hosting it !

ANTSS2001
10-24-2006, 01:36 AM
:hyper:

ANTSS2001
10-24-2006, 02:23 AM
:tiptoe:

mickeyfan1
10-24-2006, 06:24 AM
:woohoo: 44 adults and 10 kids.. thats alot... I salute you !!! I will never be able to grasp such number !!! :thumbsup2 for hosting it !


Ha ha! I am waiting for the rest, in 2003 I had 125, 2004 was 120, last year also 120 adults. I would love to see 150 or more!

Come on people!!!!!

iggbees
10-24-2006, 08:55 AM
Ha ha! I am waiting for the rest, in 2003 I had 125, 2004 was 120, last year also 120 adults. I would love to see 150 or more!

Come on people!!!!!

i think since the exchanges got kicked off the community board and into their own subsection, it's harder to remember that there are actually exchanges. i just happened to look on this board to find this going on. i'm so happy i did!

KimRaye
10-25-2006, 02:41 AM
Maybe it's time the CB Exchange thread got a bump? :confused3

:thumbsup2

Trish5768
10-25-2006, 01:40 PM
I love this one! I'm in!

Pooh67_68
10-25-2006, 05:32 PM
:offtopic:
Hey Trish, where ya bin?

Trish5768
10-25-2006, 05:36 PM
:offtopic:
Hey Trish, where ya bin?

Hi Heidi,

I've been around. I just keep missing the exchanges because I'm not used to not seeing them on the CB.

How are you?

ANTSS2001
10-26-2006, 12:58 AM
Ha ha! I am waiting for the rest, in 2003 I had 125, 2004 was 120, last year also 120 adults. I would love to see 150 or more!

Come on people!!!!!


:eek:

lovemygoofy
10-26-2006, 02:27 PM
Sent a PM. Love this exchange. Thank you for organizing it. :sunny: :cheer2:

KimRaye
10-26-2006, 11:27 PM
How many so far??? This has normally been the Biggest exchange of all!! :thumbsup2

mickeyfan1
10-27-2006, 05:52 AM
Around 50, I may have to put a note on the CB, if I can get them mods to leave it there.

Sonya
10-27-2006, 03:52 PM
I didn't even think to look here, I came across this thread in a search. Usually many from the CB do it, maybe you could post a link there to this thread?

mickeyfan1
10-27-2006, 04:02 PM
Well, I did that just now, I hope that the mods don't move it or close it, etc!

Hedy
10-27-2006, 04:10 PM
What's elfing?

mickeyfan1
10-27-2006, 04:11 PM
What's elfing?


Elfing is what happens when someone who signs upo doesn't follow throgh with sending and someone else (an elf) steps in and sends to the person who got stiffed.

Hedy
10-27-2006, 04:28 PM
Elfing is what happens when someone who signs upo doesn't follow throgh with sending and someone else (an elf) steps in and sends to the person who got stiffed.
Fantabulous.

mickeyfan1
10-28-2006, 06:43 AM
Well, I posted a link on the main CB and gave it a bupm, so maybe we wil get some more!

Disneydreaming6
10-28-2006, 08:59 AM
I would love to participate. Sent a pm :Pinkbounc

Danauk
10-28-2006, 12:22 PM
This looks fun, sent a PM.

Linzybrooke
10-28-2006, 12:43 PM
This sounds fun, count me in! I've never done an exchange before!

mrsheppo
10-28-2006, 10:33 PM
I'm in again this year. One of my favorites.

PM sent

ANTSS2001
10-30-2006, 03:33 AM
Well, I posted a link on the main CB and gave it a bupm, so maybe we wil get some more!

did we get to 100 mark ??? :wizard:

crazyme5kids
10-30-2006, 06:05 AM
I'm in! In the past the exchange has included color preferences, style etc. Will you be doing that again or can we chose what ever we like? Not having to wait for the name and info of an exchangee with that info might help getting the packages out faster. I know it would be nice if I could start shopping now instead of waiting :goodvibes .

TnTsParty
10-30-2006, 09:40 AM
I am in this year. I sent you a PM but haven't heard back.

mickeyfan1
10-30-2006, 01:32 PM
I am not pming back, I hope y'all don't mind, I get quite a few, but EVERONE who is here is on the list!

mickeyfan1
10-30-2006, 04:24 PM
I'm in! In the past the exchange has included color preferences, style etc. Will you be doing that again or can we chose what ever we like? Not having to wait for the name and info of an exchangee with that info might help getting the packages out faster. I know it would be nice if I could start shopping now instead of waiting :goodvibes .


SOme people are sending in preferences, others are not. Luck of the draw if your person has said anything, I guess.

So far 59 signed up.

PrincessKitty1
10-30-2006, 04:51 PM
Sounds like fun! I've never visited the exchange board--thanks for the heads-up on the regular Community board!

mtblujeans
10-30-2006, 11:10 PM
Sign me up!

disneygrandy
10-31-2006, 10:50 AM
:wave:
Count me in.

mickeyfan1
11-02-2006, 12:47 PM
:santa: :santa: :santa:

phisigprincess
11-03-2006, 07:55 AM
I sent you a PM, Marsha! I'm in. :)

jetsetter90
11-03-2006, 06:07 PM
I'm in, sent you a pm. THANKS for doing this. :cheer2:

TTFN
Jetsetter90

BBGirl
11-03-2006, 06:12 PM
PM sent :woohoo: I getting addicted. :rotfl2:

Daisy Duck 5
11-04-2006, 09:49 AM
PM sent.
Can't wait I did this other years as well and loved it. :cool1:

dbogen
11-04-2006, 05:35 PM
PM is in, my posting is late. This is a new one for me it sounds like fun.

Deanna :bored: :cat:

Pooh67_68
11-06-2006, 07:21 AM
31 days till Disney :cheer2:

whogirl'smom
11-06-2006, 08:35 AM
Just found this today and pm'ed you! My first time--this has got to be better than the $20 exchange with DH's family! :crazy:

ANTSS2001
11-07-2006, 01:18 AM
Just found this today and pm'ed you! My first time--this has got to be better than the $20 exchange with DH's family! :crazy:
:thumbsup2

kimber79
11-07-2006, 02:24 PM
WooHoo....it's getting closer to name time!!! :banana:

ANTSS2001
11-07-2006, 02:33 PM
WooHoo....it's getting closer to name time!!! :banana:
OMG Kim... your Ariana is getting bigger!! She looks very charming! :love:

rjn31
11-08-2006, 01:54 PM
I have tried to send out the PM indicating interest in participating but keep getting a mess about URL's and it does not send the PM. Any ideas?

mickeyfan1
11-08-2006, 02:00 PM
rjn, you are really new to the DIS, so that is part of the trouble. I will send you a PM and you can reply with the info!

camreesmom
11-08-2006, 10:29 PM
Marsha ~ just sent you a PM. I haven't done exchanges in a while since they've moved to their own board but saw this on the CB and couldn't resist!

thanks for organizing this!

~ Julie

Pooh67_68
11-09-2006, 06:25 AM
:banana:

mickeyfan1
11-09-2006, 02:28 PM
rjn, pliease check your PMs. I sent you one about this.

snowwhitesmom
11-10-2006, 02:02 PM
pm sent!

mickeyfan1
11-10-2006, 02:41 PM
SO far 76 signed up.

rbuzzotta
11-10-2006, 08:47 PM
PM is on the way Marsha!!

So glad I found this thread!! My ornament is ready to go, just neeed to add some goodies once I get my name!! :cheer2:

Pooh67_68
11-11-2006, 07:14 AM
:hourglass

Pooh67_68
11-11-2006, 10:14 PM
:santa: :santa: :santa: :santa:

Pooh67_68
11-13-2006, 06:57 AM
:thumbsup2

TnTsParty
11-13-2006, 08:55 AM
Can't wait to find out my partners name - I am going to Disney the 26th-27th and am thinking I can find the perfect ornament there!!!

Pooh67_68
11-13-2006, 01:45 PM
:artist:

kelleigh1
11-13-2006, 02:53 PM
I found some great ornaments today that I bought for hubby and I and didn't even think about getting one for this exchange. Duh! I really need to get on the ball here.

Pooh67_68
11-13-2006, 07:11 PM
:moped:

pennst8r
11-13-2006, 08:03 PM
I'm in! I missed a few....glad I caught this one!
:wave2:

Grendalynn
11-13-2006, 08:07 PM
I will PM my name - Can't wait - I am soooo excited for Christmas!! :thumbsup2

Pooh67_68
11-14-2006, 03:33 PM
:rolleyes1

Tink_Or_Belle
11-14-2006, 05:11 PM
oh I can't WAIT to get my name the storybook sets at Disney Shopping are on sale!!! :cool1: I ordered a bunch and whoever I get gets a storybook set in whatever matches their taste! WOO hoo Gimme a Disney Lover (is there an other kind of person here?) :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1:

mickeyfan1
11-14-2006, 05:45 PM
oh I can't WAIT to get my name the storybook sets at Disney Shopping are on sale!!! :cool1: I ordered a bunch and whoever I get gets a storybook set in whatever matches their taste! WOO hoo Gimme a Disney Lover (is there an other kind of person here?) :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :cool1:


LOL, I saw some VERY nice ornaments at Disnet Shopping. com today, great prices.

I don't have anyone telling me they don't like Disney, other stuff yes, but not Disney. How weird is that?

Linzybrooke
11-14-2006, 06:02 PM
Macys has their Lenox Disney Ornaments on sale for 19.99 right now and there are some gorgeous ones (non disney too!)

kelleigh1
11-15-2006, 08:30 AM
Macys has their Lenox Disney Ornaments on sale for 19.99 right now and there are some gorgeous ones (non disney too!)

I picked up Mickey and Pooh ones for our house the other day at $17.99. There are a few different styles so some of the prices vary. The ones I got are the clear glass ones. The porcelein were a bit more, although nothing outrageous - at least at the sale price.

Pooh67_68
11-16-2006, 09:34 AM
:umbrella:

ANTSS2001
11-16-2006, 10:29 AM
:umbrella:

:wave: hope all is well with you... the last time I saw a post from you, you were going through some crazy times.... :grouphug:

Pooh67_68
11-16-2006, 11:08 AM
:wave2: Ant, sent you a pm.

Pooh67_68
11-17-2006, 06:37 AM
:cool1:

Disneyanajc
11-17-2006, 10:22 AM
Tomorrow...Tomorrow, I love you tomorrow..you're only a day away.. :thumbsup2

Waiting to shop and ship :cheer2:
JC

kellyla
11-17-2006, 12:38 PM
I thought I had missed this.PM sent.Thanks for doing this

Linzybrooke
11-17-2006, 06:18 PM
Oh, I can hardly hold in my excitement! Is it time yet????

Hedy
11-17-2006, 07:38 PM
Oh, I can hardly hold in my excitement! Is it time yet????
I'm so excited to get mine. :)

Pooh67_68
11-18-2006, 08:02 AM
Today is the last day for sign-ups.

disneyfanz04
11-18-2006, 01:16 PM
......

pennst8r
11-18-2006, 02:42 PM
I asked for a name in an exchange early one time, since I was going to be on vacation. Maybe that's what happened?

mickeyfan1
11-18-2006, 06:32 PM
OK,I am going to get all the names in the bucket and everyone will get the PMs tomorrow. Thanks to all who signed up and I hope everyone enjoys it.

KimRaye
11-19-2006, 12:04 AM
How many exchangers Marsha??? :confused3

:woohoo: Can't wait for a name! :woohoo:

mtblujeans
11-19-2006, 03:19 PM
Mine is all packaged up and ready to go! :Pinkbounc This is the fastest I have ever been ready in an exchange!! :bounce:

mickeyfan1
11-19-2006, 04:11 PM
How many exchangers Marsha??? :confused3

:woohoo: Can't wait for a name! :woohoo:


93 adults and 19 kids.

Let us hope for no elfing this time!

whogirl'smom
11-20-2006, 11:58 AM
Mickeyfan1, do you want a PM or just a regular post when we've sent/received our ornament? This is my first time!

Also, I am looking for a "rare-ish" character--I've found ornaments on E-bay, but that's about it. Are people okay with this, or should I look for "new"? I'm leaning toward new, but I'd hate to disappoint someone... :confused3 Thanks!!

Pooh67_68
11-20-2006, 03:40 PM
Just post on the sent/received thread, when you have sent and when you receive your package.

WebmasterKathy
11-20-2006, 07:13 PM
Closing since the sign up period is over. :sunny: