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MrShiny 07-02-2012 04:27 PM

10th Annual DVC Christmas Tree Exchange
Tree Exchange organized wdwstar following the first swap from twinmomplus2 to donald@home
in 2003!

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The Dates of the tree exchange are November 17, 2012 to January 6, 2013.

This marks the first decade of sharing Holiday magic by passing a Christmas Tree among DVC Families!

Now is the time to let us know if you are going to be participating! The list of participants will close October 26, 2012.

1) Donors: Please post on this list if you are donating a tree, and if it is for a specific resort or usable anywhere. You need not be going to WDW to donate a tree. PM or email me your email address.

2) Families: Please post on this list the resort you are staying at along with your check in and check out dates. I'll assemble a list and then coordinate who gets what tree. Please also PM or email me with:
-the name that is listed on the reservation
- if you are also donating a tree
- the ages of any children in your party
- your email address

I'll try to make sure everyone gets a tree. If you are staying at multiple resorts, you will only be put on the list for one resort. If there are spots at the other resort(s) after the list is closed, we'll try to get you a tree there.

You may not have the tree for your whole stay, so the greatest number of familes can have trees. I'll do my best to fairly distribute the trees. In cases of multiple requests for the same day with not enough trees, families who resquest first and those with children get an edge (sometimes I need a "tie-breaker").

Remember it's all about sharing the Magic of Christmas, so we'll all do our best to make a special time in a special place just a bit more wonderful!

PM or email mrshiny at with questions.

Merry Christmas!

Guidelines for participants:
The tree should be decorated, 2-1/2 to 3 feet (no bigger than 4 feet, please).

You'll send it to the resort to the attention of the first person and then it will be passed to other members and shipped back to you.

You should include some ornaments, lights, extension cord(s), a list of families (in addition to the one on the box), an envelope for shipping money donations, tape and a marker. Optionally you can include gifts for each family and a return shipping label (prepaid if you can).

If you have questions about donating a tree please send a PM me.

Pick up the tree at Bell Services on the day of arrival after 11 am. There will be a envelope for donations in each tree box to help with shipping the trees to and from the resorts.

Please drop the tree off on the date of your departure at 11 am with Bell Services for the next family. Cross your name off the list on the outside of the tree box. Many families also add an ornament to the tree.

When dropping the tree off with Bell Services, please point out to the CM who the next family that will be picking up the tree. Also, get the name of the CM who you left the tree with.

Occasionally, a tree is misplaced by a CM. Please don't spend your vacation tracking down the tree. Allow Bell Services to look for you!

NOTE: THE DAY YOU PICK A TREE MAY NOT BE THE DAY YOU ARRIVE. THE DAY YOU DROP OFF A TREE MAY NOT BE THE DAY YOU CHECK OUT. This is to share the trees with the greatest number of families.

Happy Holidays to You and Your Family! Thank you for sharing a little Magic with us!

MondaysChild 07-02-2012 04:57 PM

Families: Please post on this list the resort you are staying at along with your check in and check out dates.

Okw dec 22-26!!! I will email the rest of the info...

How exciting is this!!!!!

Donors: I will also donate a tree to be used anywhere...and you already have my email. I don't need to get the tree I donate either. I think donating the tree makes this even more fun!!

MOM POPPINS 07-02-2012 05:55 PM

2) Families: We would like a tree at Boardwalk Villas from December 14th- December 22nd. Thanks!!! So excited!
5 Children ages 9,11,14,17 and 22!

mdparker88 07-02-2012 06:24 PM

Families: We would like a tree at Beach Club Villas Dec 12-18. Two children ages 9 & 11. Thanks for organizing this!

MrShiny 07-02-2012 08:15 PM

We are rolling now! Donors? You out there?

Don't forget to make sure I have your email address too.

winniedapooh 07-02-2012 08:18 PM

Families. We will be at BLT 12/28-1/4 and have five children: 15, 17, 19, 22, 23.

mrebuck 07-02-2012 08:20 PM

The Rebuck family would love to participate again this year! We will be at BWV 11/23-29. We'll have three girls (13, 10 and 7) and two boys (10 and 8 months) in our GV!

ses1230 07-02-2012 09:57 PM

We will be at AKV Kidani 12/8 - 12/15.

I will email the other info. Thanks for organizing! :santa:

kato0627 07-02-2012 10:02 PM

FAMILIES-- Staying at VWL Dec 21-28th. 3 children, ages 15,11,10
Would love to participate in this great DVC tradition. Thanks for organizing.

M&C 07-02-2012 10:55 PM

Ooooh, I've been waiting for this!:banana::banana::banana:
Family: We'll be staying at BCV from 12/25-1/3 (we're still wait listing on Dec 31) 2 DD's: 10 and 17.
Thanks so much for organizing!!!!

mikeandkarla 07-03-2012 06:24 AM

I have been waiting for this thread to pop up!
We are staying at BWV 12-22/12-29. I will PM you with the details.
Thanks Mr. Shiny :)

DisneyMama21 07-03-2012 07:49 AM

Families: we will be at AKV Kidani from 12/26 - 1/5 and would love to participate. We have 3 children ages 8, 5, and 4.

Harlemgirl720 07-03-2012 08:12 AM

I'm Here!!! Even though I will not be there for Christmas, I will donate the two trees I had from last year. Just let me know where you want me to send them to.:love:

MrShiny 07-03-2012 08:47 AM


Originally Posted by Harlemgirl720 (Post 45359075)
I'm Here!!! Even though I will not be there for Christmas, I will donate the two trees I had from last year. Just let me know where you want me to send them to.:love:

Sure will! Just hang in there. Look for it around October!

trasor 07-04-2012 03:40 PM

SSR...Dec. 1-8. We did this last time we were down in Dec. and we would love to participate again.

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