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mandymouse
10-17-2009, 02:10 AM
**THIS EXCHANGE IS NOW CLOSED**

ĎDeck the halls with boughs of holly ~ Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, laí

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Woohoo !! It won't be long until we are getting our Christmas Trees out of the attic, and what better, than to receive a nice new decoration to put on it. So letís spread a bit of Christmas cheer as we look forward to Christmastime. Come & join us, Iím sure youíll have fun.

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For those of you that haven't taken part in our exchanges before, this exchange is open to all members of the UK Community. You need to send me a PM with your full name, address and a few ideas of what kind of decoration you would like to receive i.e. Disney or colour theme. Then by 30th October, I will send you the details of someone else who is taking part (though the earlier you join in, the earlier I will send these details out to you).

The present is to be wrapped up and sent out before 14th November (You will find the rules at the bottom of this thread).

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Have fun

Mandy http://bestsmileys.com/christmas1/17.gif

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The rules are :-

1. To buy a decoration/gift for no less than £10.00 before postage & packing
2. To wrap and send the present out before 14th November
3. To send the present by 1st class recorded delivery (as parcels have gone missing in the past and you are then able to chase it up with the Post Office), if you don't choose this method and the present goes missing, then you must send out another present
4. You can join this Secret Exchange until 30th October, then I will send out your recipient's details
5. This exchange is open to all members of the UK Community
6. Please check out our previous exchanges to get ideas of the things people like to receive, and to see the effort everyone puts in :-
Secret Summer Exchange '09 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2207031&highlight=exchange)
Secret Autumn/Hallowe'en Exchange '09 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2303198)

natalielongstaff
10-17-2009, 02:46 AM
oh count me in :cool1: pm on the way

hildasmuriel
10-17-2009, 02:57 AM
Oh goooooooooooody. :teeth:

Pinky166
10-17-2009, 03:15 AM
I'm in!!!! :dance3: :dance3: :dance3:

Pm on the way. :thumbsup2

emily1982
10-17-2009, 03:44 AM
pm sent

mushumadness
10-17-2009, 03:56 AM
pm sent

Dimplenose
10-17-2009, 05:59 AM
PM sent.

CustardTart
10-17-2009, 06:07 AM
Woohoo!!! :woohoo: :santa: :woohoo: :santa: :woohoo:

My fave exchange!!! Count me in... :goodvibes

irisheyes123
10-17-2009, 06:15 AM
PM Sent I love these exchanges :banana: :love: :banana:

buzz for boys
10-17-2009, 07:27 AM
pm sent

Tillybud
10-17-2009, 08:36 AM
off to send my pm :cool1:

Tinks1984
10-17-2009, 09:27 AM
Ooooo it's here already! :goodvibes I'm in, PM on the way!

buzz for boys
10-17-2009, 09:39 AM
Does the decoration have to be one for the tree or is it ok to send a stand alone decoration????
told you it was a stupid question x

thelittlemermaid83
10-17-2009, 09:52 AM
Sending my PM in a while :) I already have a idea of what i'm planning to buy.

mandymouse
10-17-2009, 09:54 AM
Does the decoration have to be one for the tree or is it ok to send a stand alone decoration????
told you it was a stupid question x

It's not a stupid question Louise. This exchange is mainly for Christmas Tree Decorations, unless your recipient has asked for a non tree decoration (not that I think anyone would mind receiving a stand alone decoration). Sorry for misleading this thread as I did omit the word 'tree' from the title (now amended ;) ) I'm such a numpty :crazy:

Danauk
10-17-2009, 12:19 PM
Ooh, I'm in!! I was in our local Disney store today and they have some decorations out already and they are so cute! I couldn't resist and bought 2 already!!

tinks1983
10-17-2009, 01:22 PM
PM on the way, i love christmas, get very excited :goodvibes

tinks1983
10-17-2009, 01:23 PM
Ooh, I'm in!! I was in our local Disney store today and they have some decorations out already and they are so cute! I couldn't resist and bought 2 already!!

me too :D well i bought one, but loved them all :goodvibes

Tillybud
10-17-2009, 01:25 PM
Ooh, I'm in!! I was in our local Disney store today and they have some decorations out already and they are so cute! I couldn't resist and bought 2 already!!

they have got a great range in, I had a quick look the other night after work and I was so tempted

disney_princess_85
10-17-2009, 04:16 PM
PM sent!

I agree, there are some great decorations in the Disney Store this year. :)

torsie24
10-17-2009, 05:07 PM
I am IN!!!

jjk
10-18-2009, 01:24 AM
pm sent :santa:

mandymouse
10-18-2009, 02:40 AM
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Fantastic response ! So far taking part :-

Mandy (mandymouse)
Nat (natalielongstaff)
Bev (hildasmuriel)
Emily F (emily1982)
Anna (mushumadness)
Libby (Dimplenose)
Jamie (irisheyes123)
Karen T (CustardTart)
Claire (Pinky166)
Louise (buzz for boys)
Victoria H (Tillybud)
Rachel M (Tinks1984)
Emma S (thelittlemermaid83)
Karen M (Danauk)
Emma R (tinks1983)
Kirsteen (kirsteen)
Lauren (disney_princess_85)
Victoria P (torsie24)
Lorna (silver apple)
Rachel T (jjk)
Kerry (The Fetherstons)

The Fetherstons
10-18-2009, 04:17 AM
Im in too.:santa:
Sending PM now.
Thanks Mandy:goodvibes:santa::santa::santa::santa:

irongirlof12
10-18-2009, 10:00 AM
pm sent - i love these exchanges :love:

avviexxx
10-18-2009, 10:06 AM
Count me in Mandy :thumbsup2 PM is on way. Have you got a link to a past xmas decoration exchange thread? xO :santa:

mandymouse
10-18-2009, 10:46 AM
Count me in Mandy :thumbsup2 PM is on way. Have you got a link to a past xmas decoration exchange thread? xO :santa:

Here you go Avvie http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2001062

mandymouse
10-19-2009, 06:07 AM
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Fantastic response ! So far taking part :-

Mandy (mandymouse)
Nat (natalielongstaff)
Bev (hildasmuriel)
Emily F (emily1982)
Anna (mushumadness)
Libby (Dimplenose)
Jamie (irisheyes123)
Karen T (CustardTart)
Claire (Pinky166)
Louise (buzz for boys)
Victoria H (Tillybud)
Rachel M (Tinks1984)
Emma S (thelittlemermaid83)
Karen M (Danauk)
Emma R (tinks1983)
Kirsteen (kirsteen)
Lauren (disney_princess_85)
Victoria P (torsie24)
Lorna (silver apple)
Rachel T (jjk)
Kerry (The Fetherstons)
Andrea (irongirlof12)
Avvie (avviexxx)

irongirlof12
10-19-2009, 11:44 AM
I've just looked at last years exchange - i wonder if the 'Xmas' knickers will put in an appearance again this year :rotfl2:

katiec
10-19-2009, 01:08 PM
PM sent - and soo excited to take part!!:cool1:

mandymouse
10-20-2009, 12:08 PM
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Bump !!

binkytell
10-20-2009, 04:20 PM
pm sent

looking forward to my first exchange:goodvibes

avviexxx
10-22-2009, 06:24 AM
Got part of my gift today :) Just gunna get a few extra bits xO

disney_princess_85
10-22-2009, 06:41 AM
I bought the main present last night, just need to get a few bits and pieces now!

mandymouse
10-22-2009, 08:13 AM
Mine is boxed and ready to go :santa:

Pinky166
10-22-2009, 08:48 AM
Got all mine just need to wrap it and find a box. :thumbsup2

jjk
10-22-2009, 09:22 AM
im going shopping for the last few bits of mine tomorrow :goodvibes

mandymouse
10-23-2009, 01:33 PM
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Fantastic response ! So far taking part :-

Mandy (mandymouse)
Nat (natalielongstaff)
Bev (hildasmuriel)
Emily F (emily1982)
Anna (mushumadness)
Libby (Dimplenose)
Jamie (irisheyes123)
Karen T (CustardTart)
Claire (Pinky166)
Louise (buzz for boys)
Victoria H (Tillybud)
Rachel M (Tinks1984)
Emma S (thelittlemermaid83)
Karen M (Danauk)
Emma R (tinks1983)
Kirsteen (kirsteen)
Lauren (disney_princess_85)
Victoria P (torsie24)
Lorna (silver apple)
Rachel T (jjk)
Kerry (The Fetherstons)
Andrea (irongirlof12)
Avvie (avviexxx)
Lorna (silver apple)
Katie (katiec)
Sarah (binkytell)
Corinna (dolphingirl47)

** This exchange closes on Saturdday, and there's room for more **

Tillybud
10-23-2009, 04:28 PM
wow, what a great response !!! :goodvibes

dolphingirl47
10-25-2009, 04:55 PM
PM sent. I brought some great decorations home from WDW and home that at least some of them will work for the person I will be sending to.

Corinna

mandymouse
10-26-2009, 02:25 AM
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Bump !!

mandymouse
10-28-2009, 02:12 AM
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Bump !!

Last few days everyone !!

Danauk
10-28-2009, 02:51 AM
I'm going shopping for my things this morning!!

Pinky166
10-28-2009, 03:05 AM
Hi mandy, when do we going to start posting the parcels for this exchange?

:banana: I'm excited!

thelittlemermaid83
10-28-2009, 04:46 AM
I will be picking up my gift in DLRP and will post it the day after i get back :) I know what im planning on getting!

mandymouse
10-28-2009, 07:53 AM
I'm going shopping for my things this morning!!

Have fun shopping Karen :santa:

Hi mandy, when do we going to start posting the parcels for this exchange?

:banana: I'm excited!

I'm excited too Claire. I would like all the gifts to have been sent out by the 14th Nov, so we can probably start posting out around the 9th (though it won't matter if it's a little earlier, especially as we won't know when more postal strikes will be held) :santa:

I will be picking up my gift in DLRP and will post it the day after i get back :) I know what im planning on getting!

How exciting Emma, have a fab time :santa:

disney_princess_85
10-28-2009, 08:34 AM
I will be picking up my gift in DLRP and will post it the day after i get back :) I know what im planning on getting!

Ooh how lovely, you have a lucky recipient!!

BRobson
10-28-2009, 09:30 AM
Oh dont want to miss this one - PM sent

mandymouse
10-28-2009, 09:37 AM
http://bestsmileys.com/christmas2/13.gif

Fantastic response ! So far taking part :-

Mandy (mandymouse)
Nat (natalielongstaff)
Bev (hildasmuriel)
Emily F (emily1982)
Anna (mushumadness)
Libby (Dimplenose)
Jamie (irisheyes123)
Karen T (CustardTart)
Claire (Pinky166)
Louise (buzz for boys)
Victoria H (Tillybud)
Rachel M (Tinks1984)
Emma S (thelittlemermaid83)
Karen M (Danauk)
Emma R (tinks1983)
Kirsteen (kirsteen)
Lauren (disney_princess_85)
Victoria P (torsie24)
Lorna (silver apple)
Rachel T (jjk)
Kerry (The Fetherstons)
Andrea (irongirlof12)
Avvie (avviexxx)
Lorna (silver apple)
Katie (katiec)
Sarah (binkytell)
Corinna (dolphingirl47)
Jackie (BRobson)

** This exchange closes on Saturday, and there's room for more :santa: **

disney_princess_85
10-28-2009, 10:51 AM
Just wondering... what happens if there is an odd number of participants?

mandymouse
10-28-2009, 11:01 AM
Just wondering... what happens if there is an odd number of participants?

It doesn't matter how many take part, everyone sends one gift :santa:

disney_princess_85
10-28-2009, 11:26 AM
It doesn't matter how many take part, everyone sends one gift :santa:

Ah, I see. Bit of a dim moment there! It's been a long day... :rotfl:

mandymouse
10-28-2009, 11:35 AM
Ah, I see. Bit of a dim moment there! It's been a long day... :rotfl:

Aww bless :rotfl::rotfl:

Dimplenose
10-28-2009, 11:54 AM
I've really got to knuckle down and do some pre-Christmas shopping.

DD and I went to Southampton yesterday, partly to shop and partly to take stuff to DS who's at Uni there. At the last moment DH decided to take the day off work to come along with us so that really curtailed our shopping activities - like most men he just doesn't "get" that shopping is an activitiy in itself, you don't need to be trying to buy something specific!! LOL!

Danauk
10-28-2009, 12:02 PM
I bought my decorations today and a few extras, just need to find a box now to pack it all in!!

irongirlof12
10-29-2009, 02:19 AM
wow, a fab number taking part ...is this the biggest exchange yet? ...or don't you record that info for us Mandy :rotfl2:

mandymouse
10-29-2009, 02:28 AM
wow, a fab number taking part ...is this the biggest exchange yet? ...or don't you record that info for us Mandy :rotfl2:

It is a fab response, and it's the most we've had for the Christmas Decoration exchange since it started a few years ago, but Secret Santa is always the most popular exchange :santa:

Pinky166
10-29-2009, 03:03 AM
It is a fab response, and it's the most we've had for the Christmas Decoration exchange since it started a few years ago, but Secret Santa is always the most popular exchange :santa:

:banana: :santa: :banana: :santa: I love that one....well I love all of them. :lmao: When are the sign ups for the secret santa one?

I hope the post strikes stop soon or it could really effect christmas let alone our beloved exchanges!

CustardTart
10-29-2009, 04:11 AM
It is a fab response, and it's the most we've had for the Christmas Decoration exchange since it started a few years ago, but Secret Santa is always the most popular exchange :santa:

I love the Secret :santa: one, but this deccie one is my absolute fave... :love:

The Fetherstons
10-29-2009, 06:17 AM
I have bought mine just need to wrap it up:cool1::cool1::cool1::santa:

dolphingirl47
10-29-2009, 06:24 AM
I can't wait to send mine out and I don't even know who I am sending to yet. I am on leave from 9th to 16th November, but not going anywhere so there is plenty of time to get this sent.

Corinna

irisheyes123
10-29-2009, 08:24 AM
I got my present today just have to wrap it now Im going too send mine off november 6th as it take just over a week to arrive :)

jjk
10-29-2009, 08:32 AM
mine is now boxed and ready to go :goodvibes

mandymouse
10-30-2009, 11:11 AM
As I've got a mad weekend ahead, I have now closed this exchange and the final PM's have been sent :thumbsup2

Have fun shopping everyone :santa:

BTW, my gift is now ready to be sent out, I can't wait to see what everyone gets :santa:

hildasmuriel
10-30-2009, 04:52 PM
I've got mine and I'm half tempted to keep it for myself. :rotfl2:

dolphingirl47
10-31-2009, 05:20 AM
I am basically ready and all is boxed up. There is one more thing I will have to get, which I will do on Wednesday. I am hoping to get this sent out as soon as I am allowed.

Corinna

mandymouse
11-02-2009, 12:35 PM
I've just done a search and found that there are to be another couple of days of postal strikes coming up, one on Friday and then next Monday

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8333190.stm

Do you think it would be a good idea to just get our Christmas Decoration gifts sent out as soon as possible ? As there could be quite a back log by next Tuesday. What do you think ?

The Fetherstons
11-02-2009, 12:37 PM
Good idea Mandy:thumbsup2
I will send mine 2moro or Wed:santa:

Pinky166
11-02-2009, 01:44 PM
I think so Mandy. :thumbsup2

torsie24
11-02-2009, 02:04 PM
Mine is all purchased. :) I will wrap it now and pop it in the post tomorrow. xx

dolphingirl47
11-02-2009, 02:28 PM
I should be able to send mine on Wednesday. I just need to get one extra thing.

Corinna

jjk
11-02-2009, 02:31 PM
I shall pop mine in the post tomorrow or wednesday :thumbsup2

mandymouse
11-02-2009, 02:37 PM
Thanks for your replies everyone, I'll start a Sent/Received thread in the morning :santa: