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mandymouse
11-01-2009, 02:14 AM
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/images/smilies/xmastree.gif ***Secret Santa 2009*** http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/images/smilies/xmastree.gif

Woohoo !! It’s that time of the year again ~ it’s Secret Santa time.

For those of you who weren’t involved last year, it goes like this, you send me a PM with your

Full Name
Full Address
Details of what you like or dislike (for example)

- Disney – you could put ‘anything Disney’ or name some of your fave characters
- Hobbies – e.g. Reading Horror stories, or gardening or what you collect
- Other likes – Chocolate (Cadbury’s or Thorntons), smellies etc.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v491/MMM120/stitchcrimbo2-1.jpg

So everyone can PM me with their details until 21st November, and I will PM the details of your recipient to you around the same time (though the earlier you join in, the earlier I will send the details out to you)

You will then buy that person a present for £10.00, and it will need to be sent out by the 5th December by recorded delivery (all the rules are at the end of this thread).

Once you have bought your present, you should wrap it up with a tag from ‘Secret Santa’ and I will start a thread in early December so you can let me know when you have sent it, and also when you receive your present.

Happy shopping !!!

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/images/smilies/santa2.gif Santa mandymouse http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/images/smilies/xmascheers.gif

The rules are :-

1. To buy a present for no less than £10.00 before postage & packing
2. To wrap and send the present out before 5th December
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 21st November, 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)

jjk
11-01-2009, 02:17 AM
pm on the way :santa::santa::santa::santa::santa::santa:

PoppyAnna
11-01-2009, 02:35 AM
I'm in for this one. Haven't had the time for the other exchanges lately, but this one is not to be missed. PM on the way. :santa::santa:

Thanks again Mandy :angel:

manxtatt2
11-01-2009, 03:17 AM
I've been waiting for this one

pm on its wayy

:santa:

Pinky166
11-01-2009, 03:18 AM
Me! Me! Me! :wave: I'm in! :cool1: :santa:

I will send you a PM in a bit. :thumbsup2

craigs bride
11-01-2009, 03:20 AM
mee too !! pm being sent !

Bolanette87
11-01-2009, 03:42 AM
Me Me Me Me!!!!!!! :banana: :banana: PM sending!

Bob xoxoxox

irisheyes123
11-01-2009, 04:42 AM
Im so in :) pm sending :cheer2:

dolphingirl47
11-01-2009, 04:50 AM
PM sent

thelittlemermaid83
11-01-2009, 05:12 AM
PM on the way!! Woohoooooooo...this year i will refrain from opening my gift before Christmas Day :lmao:

CustardTart
11-01-2009, 05:40 AM
PM sent, Crimbo Bimbo!!! http://bestsmileys.com/christmas1/8.gif

Pinky166
11-01-2009, 06:16 AM
PM on the way!! Woohoooooooo...this year i will refrain from opening my gift before Christmas Day :lmao:

Hmmm....I might start taking bets on who can't hold out until christmas day! :laughing:

thelittlemermaid83
11-01-2009, 06:21 AM
Hmmm....I might start taking bets on who can't hold out until christmas day! :laughing:

:rotfl2::rotfl2:

Did Mandy hold out till Chrismas Day last year?

Pinky166
11-01-2009, 06:38 AM
:rotfl2::rotfl2:

Did Mandy hold out till Chrismas Day last year?

I don't know.....I'm not sure that she did as they went to stay in the hotel before flying to wdw on boxing day if my memory recalls.... :confused3

Tinks1984
11-01-2009, 06:57 AM
PM sent - how exciting! This one is my favourite exchange and I'm waiting until Christmas Day, it was lots of fun last year having an extra present than everyone else in our house!! :rotfl:

poppie123
11-01-2009, 09:03 AM
PM sent :cool1:

Maves Wife
11-01-2009, 09:48 AM
1st exchange - cant wait to go shopping xxxx
:santa::santa::santa:

avviexxx
11-01-2009, 11:01 AM
Count me in. Pm on way Ox

Tillybud
11-01-2009, 11:05 AM
yay another exchange, count me in :cheer2: pm on it's way :goodvibes

hildasmuriel
11-01-2009, 11:10 AM
PM sent.....excitement beginning.:hyper:

irongirlof12
11-01-2009, 01:19 PM
PM sent - love this one! bur can we all wait for Xmas day ???? I don't think so ;)

Danauk
11-01-2009, 02:11 PM
I love this one!! PM sent.

dolphingirl47
11-01-2009, 03:51 PM
I will wait until Christmas Day again and for the same reason as last year. I have to work Christmas Day and it is nice to have something to unwrap at work.

Corinna

disney_princess_85
11-02-2009, 03:40 AM
I'm in! PM on its way. :goodvibes

mandymouse
11-02-2009, 10:11 AM
http://bestsmileys.com/christmas1/8.gif

Wow, I was only away for 24 hours, and 20 people have already signed up :santa:

PM on the way!! Woohoooooooo...this year i will refrain from opening my gift before Christmas Day :lmao:

Good Luck with that Emma :rolleyes1

Hmmm....I might start taking bets on who can't hold out until christmas day! :laughing:

Don't place any bets on me :rotfl2::rotfl2:

:rotfl2::rotfl2:

Did Mandy hold out till Chrismas Day last year?

Nope, I can't control myself :rotfl::rotfl:

mandymouse
11-02-2009, 10:19 AM
http://bestsmileys.com/christmas1/14.gif

FAB-U-LOUS response so far :santa:

Mandy (mandymouse)
Rachel T (jjk)
Joanne (PoppyAnna)
Simon (manxtatt2)
Bob (Bolanette87)
Claire M (Pinky166)
Jamie (irisheyes123)
Corinna (dolphingirl47)
Emma S (thelittlemermaid83)
Karen T (CustardTart)
Rachel M (Tinks1984)
Brigette (poppie123)
Angela (Maves Wife)
Bev (hildasmuriel)
Avvie (avviexxx)
Andrea (irongirlof12)
Karen M (Danauk)
Lauren (disney_princess_85)
Michelina (craigs bride)
Victoria H (Tillybud) - awaiting PM

PoppyAnna
11-02-2009, 10:23 AM
Fantastic response so far :)

The Fetherstons
11-02-2009, 12:24 PM
Im in too, Pm on its way:cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1::thumbsup2:s anta:

torsie24
11-02-2009, 02:49 PM
Yaaaaaaaaay. PM on the way!

TotallyAngelic
11-03-2009, 04:46 AM
oooooh - I'm signing up for this one - I so enjoyed the Halloween exchange!
:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

Netty
11-03-2009, 10:30 AM
pm sent! :)

karentan
11-03-2009, 11:41 AM
PM sent :)

mandymouse
11-03-2009, 12:01 PM
http://bestsmileys.com/christmas1/14.gif

FAB-U-LOUS response so far :santa:

Mandy (mandymouse)
Rachel T (jjk)
Joanne (PoppyAnna)
Simon (manxtatt2)
Bob (Bolanette87)
Claire M (Pinky166)
Jamie (irisheyes123)
Corinna (dolphingirl47)
Emma S (thelittlemermaid83)
Karen T (CustardTart)
Rachel M (Tinks1984)
Brigette (poppie123)
Angela (Maves Wife)
Bev (hildasmuriel)
Avvie (avviexxx)
Andrea (irongirlof12)
Karen M (Danauk)
Lauren (disney_princess_85)
Michelina (craigs bride)
Victoria H (Tillybud)
Kerry (The Fetherstons)
Victoria P (torsie24)
Sarah (TotallyAngelic)
Jules (saratogagirl)
Lorna (silver apple)
Jeanette (Netty)
Karen (karentan)
Natalie (natalielongstaff)
Emma R (tinks1983)

torsie24
11-04-2009, 10:10 AM
I bought half of my gift today. :) problem is it's so nice it cost me double as I need the same for myself too!! :rotfl:

These DIS exchanges sure are costing me more than £10 a go!! :lmao:

natalielongstaff
11-04-2009, 10:26 AM
ooh count me in mandy :cool1:

Tillybud
11-04-2009, 03:27 PM
I bought half of my gift today. :) problem is it's so nice it cost me double as I need the same for myself too!! :rotfl:

These DIS exchanges sure are costing me more than £10 a go!! :lmao:

I like it :rotfl:

I can't wait to find out who I'm buying for, I love shopping :goodvibes

thelittlemermaid83
11-05-2009, 09:28 AM
I'm buying my present next week!! I can't wait....it gives me a reason to have a proper nosey around the shops in DLRP.

mandymouse
11-05-2009, 09:35 AM
I'm buying my present next week!! I can't wait....it gives me a reason to have a proper nosey around the shops in DLRP.

Lucky you Emma, I could do with a wander around some Disney shops. Have fun :santa:

disney_princess_85
11-05-2009, 09:48 AM
I'll also be present-hunting in DLRP next week! :banana:

mandymouse
11-05-2009, 09:50 AM
I'll also be present-hunting in DLRP next week! :banana:

You're so lucky too Lauren :santa:

tinks1983
11-05-2009, 11:10 AM
PM sent - how exciting! This one is my favourite exchange and I'm waiting until Christmas Day, it was lots of fun last year having an extra present than everyone else in our house!! :rotfl:

extra 2 this yr :P

PM sent, i love christmas so im so excited for this one :D

mushumadness
11-06-2009, 11:15 AM
pm sent

higgy66
11-06-2009, 11:42 AM
Pm sent - after spending ages remembering how to do it! :rotfl2:

saratogagirl
11-06-2009, 01:02 PM
pm on the way - at last Mand, I will be in Cuba till December 3rd, but will be sent as soon as I get back

Pinky166
11-06-2009, 01:16 PM
I've got mine....just waitng for one more thing to arrive & then wrap it......:woohoo:

irisheyes123
11-06-2009, 02:53 PM
I ordered my present online last night :banana: got all the other little bits in yesterday :)

mandymouse
11-07-2009, 06:19 AM
http://bestsmileys.com/christmas1/14.gif

FAB-U-LOUS response so far .. now 37 :santa:

Mandy (mandymouse)
Rachel T (jjk)
Joanne (PoppyAnna)
Simon (manxtatt2)
Bob (Bolanette87)
Claire M (Pinky166)
Jamie (irisheyes123)
Corinna (dolphingirl47)
Emma S (thelittlemermaid83)
Karen T (CustardTart)
Rachel M (Tinks1984)
Brigette (poppie123)
Angela (Maves Wife)
Bev (hildasmuriel)
Avvie (avviexxx)
Andrea (irongirlof12)
Karen M (Danauk)
Lauren (disney_princess_85)
Michelina (craigs bride)
Victoria H (Tillybud)
Kerry (The Fetherstons)
Victoria P (torsie24)
Sarah (TotallyAngelic)
Jules (saratogagirl)
Lorna (silver apple)
Jeanette (Netty)
Karen (karentan)
Natalie (natalielongstaff)
Emma R (tinks1983)
Anna (mushumadness)
Janet (higgy66)
Donna (diddldonna)
Claire (wideeyes)
Aimee (Cinderella2006)
Katie (katiec)
Jen (jen_uk)
Joh (wilma-bride)

Muscateer
11-07-2009, 06:27 AM
Would have loved to have joined in but with the eratic post from Oman and how long things take to get to the UK, I would be gutted if I let someone down:sad2:

Enjoy and I look forward to seeing everyones photos.

diddldonna
11-07-2009, 10:09 AM
This sounds great, have pm'd you :)

wideeyes
11-08-2009, 09:33 AM
pm sent - I am ready to do some christmas shopping!!:goodvibes

Cinderella2006
11-10-2009, 10:13 AM
pm on its way! :santa:

thelittlemermaid83
11-12-2009, 01:58 PM
I brought my presents this week in DLRP, hope my sender likes them.

Tinks1984
11-12-2009, 03:54 PM
I'm going to sort mine at the weekend - it's payday so I can go mad! :lmao:

craigs bride
11-12-2009, 05:17 PM
ive got a few bits ordered online ! cant wait till they get here ..:cool1:

jen_uk
11-12-2009, 05:22 PM
If its not too late I'm in, have sent a PM :goodvibes

wilma-bride
11-13-2009, 02:44 AM
I'm not too late, am I Mandy. Will send you a PM in a bit (for some reason it's not working from here :confused3)

mandymouse
11-13-2009, 04:41 AM
I'm not too late, am I Mandy. Will send you a PM in a bit (for some reason it's not working from here :confused3)

No there's plenty of time Joh :santa:

Maves Wife
11-14-2009, 12:24 PM
all my presents are ordered - its hard to stop buying!!!!! Now all i need to do is decide on how to package it up - life can be soooo demanding some times!!!!!! xx:santa::santa:

mandymouse
11-17-2009, 02:13 AM
http://bestsmileys.com/christmas3/11.gif

Last few days to join in guys !!

emily1982
11-17-2009, 02:25 AM
pm sent

mandymouse
11-17-2009, 04:12 AM
http://bestsmileys.com/christmas1/14.gif

FAB-U-LOUS response so far .. now 41 (the most ever) :santa:

Mandy (mandymouse)
Rachel T (jjk)
Joanne (PoppyAnna)
Simon (manxtatt2)
Bob (Bolanette87)
Claire M (Pinky166)
Jamie (irisheyes123)
Corinna (dolphingirl47)
Emma S (thelittlemermaid83)
Karen T (CustardTart)
Rachel M (Tinks1984)
Brigette (poppie123)
Angela (Maves Wife)
Bev (hildasmuriel)
Avvie (avviexxx)
Andrea (irongirlof12)
Karen M (Danauk)
Lauren (disney_princess_85)
Michelina (craigs bride)
Victoria H (Tillybud)
Kerry (The Fetherstons)
Victoria P (torsie24)
Sarah (TotallyAngelic)
Jules (saratogagirl)
Lorna (silver apple)
Jeanette (Netty)
Karen (karentan)
Natalie (natalielongstaff)
Emma R (tinks1983)
Anna (mushumadness)
Janet (higgy66)
Donna (diddldonna)
Claire (wideeyes)
Aimee (Cinderella2006)
Katie (katiec)
Jen (jen_uk)
Joh (wilma-bride)
Emily (emily1982)
Natasha (Natasha&Matt)
Terri (aaronandterri)
Jessie (pandajess)

Natasha&Matt
11-17-2009, 06:19 AM
Well i'm back so i'm going to join in PM on it's way xxx

mandymouse
11-17-2009, 06:23 AM
Well i'm back so i'm going to join in PM on it's way xxx

It's great to have you back Natasha :santa:

Natasha&Matt
11-17-2009, 02:55 PM
Good to be back :) Cant believe the response :scared1:

manxtatt2
11-17-2009, 03:29 PM
I ordered my gift online last week and asked for delivery 1st week in dec, just received email tonight saying its been dispatched , hmmmm

so stand by those mailboxes because there is a gift coming someone's way lol

:rotfl2::rotfl2:

Natasha&Matt
11-17-2009, 04:15 PM
I ordered my gift online last week and asked for delivery 1st week in dec, just received email tonight saying its been dispatched , hmmmm

so stand by those mailboxes because there is a gift coming someone's way lol

:rotfl2::rotfl2:

Your lucky that your not the only one hehe x

mandymouse
11-18-2009, 01:18 AM
I ordered my gift online last week and asked for delivery 1st week in dec, just received email tonight saying its been dispatched , hmmmm

so stand by those mailboxes because there is a gift coming someone's way lol

:rotfl2::rotfl2:

Ooops Simon, at least you'll be relieved to know that you're not the only one who has accidently sent out their Secret Santa gift :rotfl2::rotfl2:

poppie123
11-18-2009, 08:16 AM
I ordered my gift online last week and asked for delivery 1st week in dec, just received email tonight saying its been dispatched , hmmmm

so stand by those mailboxes because there is a gift coming someone's way lol

:rotfl2::rotfl2:


Well i have just got back in from town to find a while you were out card, not expecting anything to be delivered so i wonder!! :scratchin

aaronandterri
11-18-2009, 08:41 AM
hi
id like to join in but id have to request my gift early as im leaving on the 12th for florida and id send mine before i went as usual is that ok?????

PoppyAnna
11-18-2009, 08:41 AM
Well i have just got back in from town to find a while you were out card, not expecting anything to be delivered so i wonder!! :scratchin

:lmao::lmao::lmao:

mandymouse
11-18-2009, 08:49 AM
hi
id like to join in but id have to request my gift early as im leaving on the 12th for florida and id send mine before i went as usual is that ok?????

That's fine Terri, send me a PM :santa:

aaronandterri
11-18-2009, 09:54 AM
lol pm im sure you have everyones details off by heart now....lol

mandymouse
11-18-2009, 10:21 AM
http://bestsmileys.com/christmas4/23.gif Wow !! Now 41 taking part in this exchangehttp://bestsmileys.com/christmas4/23.gif

PoppyAnna
11-18-2009, 10:31 AM
http://bestsmileys.com/christmas4/23.gif Wow !! Now 40 taking part in this exchangehttp://bestsmileys.com/christmas4/23.gif

:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2 :santa: :santa: :santa:

craigs bride
11-18-2009, 12:35 PM
i've ordered a few bits and im just waiting on a couple of bits to be delivered then i'll be ready to post mine
can we do them early if we want to Mandy ?

natalielongstaff
11-18-2009, 12:38 PM
Fab response everyone :thumbsup2

mandymouse
11-18-2009, 01:09 PM
i've ordered a few bits and im just waiting on a couple of bits to be delivered then i'll be ready to post mine
can we do them early if we want to Mandy ?

It's really up to you Michelina. The Secret Decoration exchange has been a bit of a headache with some presents taking a lot longer than a couple of days to arrive, and one parcel taking up to two weeks to turn up :confused:

If everyone wants to start sending out their gifts from next week, then that's fine, just no later than the 5th December

Let me know what you all think, and I can start the Sent/Received thread on Monday :santa:

Dimplenose
11-18-2009, 01:11 PM
I've decided not to join in this one as I haven't done any real Christmas shopping yet, let alone sorted out pressies for DD's birthday on 5th December. I spent so much time on the halloween and decoration exchanges that I could have completed all my other Christmas shopping in the same amount of time! LOL.

I'm looking forward to see what everyone gets.

PoppyAnna
11-18-2009, 01:29 PM
I spent so much time on the halloween and decoration exchanges that I could have completed all my other Christmas shopping in the same amount of time! LOL.

I'm looking forward to see what everyone gets.

This is how I felt about the last two Libby, they clashed with my DD's birthday and a really busy time for me. As I like to put effort into the exchanges and I have more time at the mo I'm really looking forward to taking part in this one:santa:

I haven't got all of mine yet, but I'm happy to send out a little early:)

Pinky166
11-18-2009, 01:34 PM
Mine's been ready & waiting at the front door for a few days so I am ready to go early. :thumbsup2

The only downside is we'll have even longer to sit and stare at them without opening it. :laughing:

mandymouse
11-18-2009, 01:40 PM
The only downside is we'll have even longer to sit and stare at them without opening it. :laughing:

As I'm putting my tree up next week, I won't mind my pressie coming early, as it'll be the first gift under it :santa:

pandajess
11-18-2009, 03:42 PM
sounds fun have pmed you looking forward to it:santa:

natalielongstaff
11-18-2009, 03:46 PM
I wont be opening mine till christmas day, im not yet ready to send mine either, i still want to get some more bits :)

mandymouse
11-18-2009, 04:07 PM
sounds fun have pmed you looking forward to it:santa:

Hi Jessie, I hope you enjoy taking part in our exchange as much as your sister Donna (diddldonna) has :santa:

dolphingirl47
11-18-2009, 04:10 PM
I have essentially no time off for the next two weeks so I will send mine right at the beginning of December.

Corinna

Pinky166
11-18-2009, 04:13 PM
As I'm putting my tree up next week, I won't mind my pressie coming early, as it'll be the first gift under it :santa:

I hope to put my tree up next week too but I know that whenever I walk past the evil pressies will be calling out "open me now"....;)

Tinks1984
11-18-2009, 04:14 PM
I've got a couple of things for mine, but still looking to complete it. I don't think I'll be ready as early as next week though :confused3 I'll see what I can do!

disney_princess_85
11-19-2009, 03:57 AM
I'm not quite ready yet either, I have loads of birthdays coming up so the start of December would be ideal for me! :)

Natasha&Matt
11-19-2009, 05:01 AM
I dont get paid till the end of the month so i will be buying and sending out by the 2nd x

thelittlemermaid83
11-19-2009, 05:01 AM
I will be sending out by the beginning of Dec :)

mandymouse
11-19-2009, 06:27 AM
Thanks for your imput guys :santa: What I'll do is, start the Secret Santa thread on Monday, and if anyone wants to start posting out next week, then that's fine (it's only a week early, and anyone sending to or from Ireland will probably want to be sending it out next week anyway). I will probably post mine out around the 30th. Just please remember to send out before 5th December ~ Thanks :santa:

Bolanette87
11-19-2009, 10:26 AM
Thanks for your imput guys :santa: What I'll do is, start the Secret Santa thread on Monday, and if anyone wants to start posting out next week, then that's fine (it's only a week early, and anyone sending to or from Ireland will probably want to be sending it out next week anyway). I will probably post mine out around the 30th. Just please remember to send out before 5th December ~ Thanks :santa:

I got my present today... Gonna get some nice paper either tomorrow or Saturday! Will probably post it next week if thats okay?

Bob xoxoxox

mandymouse
11-19-2009, 12:32 PM
Will probably post it next week if thats okay?

Bob xoxoxox

That's fine Bob :santa:

mandymouse
11-20-2009, 06:59 AM
http://bestsmileys.com/christmas5/1.gif

Last day guys, final PM's will be sent out in the morning

ukstitch
11-20-2009, 05:50 PM
finally decided to go in for this - I even got my entry in before midnight :lmao:

mandymouse
11-21-2009, 02:09 AM
http://bestsmileys.com/christmas1/14.gif

FAB-U-LOUS response everyone .. now 42 (the most ever) :santa:

Mandy (mandymouse)
Rachel T (jjk)
Joanne (PoppyAnna)
Simon (manxtatt2)
Bob (Bolanette87)
Claire M (Pinky166)
Jamie (irisheyes123)
Corinna (dolphingirl47)
Emma S (thelittlemermaid83)
Karen T (CustardTart)
Rachel M (Tinks1984)
Brigette (poppie123)
Angela (Maves Wife)
Bev (hildasmuriel)
Avvie (avviexxx)
Andrea (irongirlof12)
Karen M (Danauk)
Lauren (disney_princess_85)
Michelina (craigs bride)
Victoria H (Tillybud)
Kerry (The Fetherstons)
Victoria P (torsie24)
Sarah (TotallyAngelic)
Jules (saratogagirl)
Lorna (silver apple)
Jeanette (Netty)
Karen (karentan)
Natalie (natalielongstaff)
Emma R (tinks1983)
Anna (mushumadness)
Janet (higgy66)
Donna (diddldonna)
Claire (wideeyes)
Aimee (Cinderella2006)
Katie (katiec)
Jen (jen_uk)
Joh (wilma-bride)
Emily (emily1982)
Natasha (Natasha&Matt)
Terri (aaronandterri)
Jessie (pandajess)
Rob (ukstitch

**This exchange is now closed, final PM's will be sent out shortly**

mandymouse
11-21-2009, 02:30 AM
Final PM's have now been sent ~ have fun shopping :santa:

craigs bride
11-21-2009, 02:46 AM
got most of my exchange just waiting on a few more bits to be delivered then i'll most probably post it out next week :woohoo::yay::yay: