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Barbarella
11-16-2010, 06:11 PM
Welcome to the Unforumzed Card Exchange!
The card exchange is open to all of Unforumzed. We're hoping you'll all branch out and meet people that don't hang out in your corner. Although I suspect that most of you will be familiar with the person you are sending to and receiving from.

This shouldn't cost anybody more than $5. If you want to add a little something special to your card please feel free but it's not necessary. Just a holiday card with good tidings. We could all use more good tidings.

Please read all of the instructions.

I'm going to use www.elfster.com to aid in the organizing but if you want to participate I'll need you to do a couple of things.

To sign up:

* Send me a PM, include your email address and full name.
* Consider whether or not you are willing to spend the extra to send your card internationally. If not, please let me know.

Who is eligible:

* If you’re a newbie that I don’t know, I will run your name past the other mods. If they don’t know you, sorry.
* If you are any known fake, I will give your address to everyone who wants to send you hate mail.
* If I know that you have flaked on any previous exchange you are not welcome in this one.
* You must be an active member. This is subject to my interpretation but if you only lurk and never post most people aren't going to be comfortable with you having their address. If I say no it's not personal, just take it as a sign that we'd like to see you post more.

General information:

* The deadline for submitting your participation info is December 5th.
After that, I'm sorry. If you want to do it, please commit early.
* Once you've been added you'll receive an email from www.elfster.com . Before you send me a message asking why you weren't added check your junk mail folder.
* Don't worry about putting your address on Elfster this year. They have added a feature that only lets your Elf see it.
* On the flip side, if you get a name but you don't see an address please pm me and we'll get it straightened out.
* elfster will match you up on Monday the 6th.
* Your card needs to be to your person by December 25th. Don't be late!
* If December 25th rolls around and your card hasn't been received, please at least send an e-card or make some sort of gesture towards your elfling.

That's it for now, keep an eye on this thread. I'll post here when you've been confirmed on elfster.

Barbarella
11-16-2010, 06:57 PM
Confirmed List:

Barbara
Jaypea
Kari
ChristinaMarie
Cindee
Carin
Other Pete
Tim & Holly (Tolly)
Kala
Miss Perky
Marci
MumbletyPeg
Scarlet
Lo
FaerieDreamer
Sara & Chole
Smegma
Abi
SparkleMotion
Zomino
Churumbela
Blissgirl
Wout
Fernanda
SoulQuake
Jezebelle
Elkie Toofan
Elly
Electrickidz

Cairn
11-16-2010, 10:07 PM
I've been confirmed. Woo!

sara
11-17-2010, 04:37 AM
Totally forgot to mention we're cool with international mailing since most people participating won't be from Canada, methinks ;l.

marci
11-17-2010, 04:43 AM
I forgot to mention that as well!

Rabih
11-17-2010, 10:59 PM
YAY [post28]

Churumbela
11-17-2010, 11:41 PM
Excited! I love the card exchange!

Abi
11-19-2010, 08:24 PM
I love holiday season!

SparkleMotion
11-22-2010, 02:28 PM
I'm good with international as well!

Barbarella
12-05-2010, 10:12 PM
Tomorrows the day!!!

marci
12-05-2010, 10:14 PM
Can't wait!!

Barbarella
12-05-2010, 10:19 PM
I'm going to be out most of the day tomorrow, so if for some reason you have an issue, PM me & I will get back to you Tuesday morning. :)

wout
12-05-2010, 10:38 PM
We get an automatic pairing from elfster, right? Let's see who it'll be! I already saw a brilliant card in the shops :)

Rabih
12-05-2010, 11:15 PM
I have my own idea as well. I hate formatted cards ;l
Can't wait!

Barbarella
12-06-2010, 01:04 AM
We get an automatic pairing from elfster, right?

Yes! :)

Barbarella
12-06-2010, 02:51 PM
REMINDER: Please update your elfster account with your mailing address!

Gotten a couple PM's about this issue. This exchange can't work with out it. Thanks! :)

Abi
12-06-2010, 06:54 PM
Thanks Barb! Let the stalking commence.

Barbarella
12-07-2010, 01:46 AM
I'm so excited about who I got! :)

Medusa
12-07-2010, 03:01 AM
I got literally THE perfect person for me, I'm so excited. Someone who definitely deserves some love :)

sara
12-07-2010, 03:45 AM
Chloe and I are pretty pleased with who we got, and we're planning to go on a mission soon to find something to send :)

Rabih
12-08-2010, 12:16 PM
Some of the Holiday Greeting cards look horrible!!! ;l
Long live manual! :D

Barbarella
12-09-2010, 09:21 PM
Everyone please post in here to thank their elf when they receive their card! That way I can keep track, thanks! :)

Abi
12-09-2010, 10:58 PM
Sorted mine ready to send at the weekend! Whee!

SparkleMotion
12-11-2010, 06:55 PM
Just sent mine out this morning. Yea!

sara
12-11-2010, 07:00 PM
We're making something tonight and going to pick up something tomorrow, so it should be out in the mail by Monday :D

marci
12-12-2010, 02:21 AM
Mine is all sealed up and ready to go! Off to the post office on Monday. :)

Kari
12-13-2010, 07:16 PM
I sent my card out on Saturday. I hope it gets there in time!

Churumbela
12-13-2010, 09:56 PM
Just got home from the Post Office! :) My recipient doesn't live terribly far from me, so they should get it very, very soon!

sara
12-14-2010, 05:31 AM
Slight delay with ours this weekend. I'm sending it out first thing tomorrow. Thankfully it doesn't have to go *too* far :)

wout
12-14-2010, 03:44 PM
Our mailservice is still going on strike every other day. I posted my card a while ago and I really hope it won't get delayed...
*grumble grumble striking near christmas grumble grumble abuse of power grumble*

eednic
12-14-2010, 04:35 PM
I sent mine last week. It might take awhile for it to get where it needs to be!

Regina Phalange
12-14-2010, 06:04 PM
Mine went out today, or at least I hope so because the guy at the window was most certainly not a happy elf.

Lo
12-14-2010, 08:32 PM
Mine went out today :)

Regina Phalange
12-14-2010, 10:41 PM
Just got home from the Post Office! :) My recipient doesn't live terribly far from me, so they should get it very, very soon!

When I saw your post, I was like "Hmm, I wonder if she has me. That would be cool cause she's so cool" and you were correct, it came today, which was less than 24-hours after you sent it, so that would be very, very soon. :)

It's so adorable. I was totally giggling like a fool at the card and even the envelope. (It says "Fragile (that must be Italian)" and I totally went "Fra-GEEEEE-lay" in my head.)

Thank you so much. It completely made my day.

[post28][post28][post28][post28]

Churumbela
12-14-2010, 10:50 PM
I'm so glad you liked it! I was looking at the mailer and though, "Gosh, that looks way too plain..." and "FRAGEELAY" it became! :)

Yay!

Medusa
12-14-2010, 10:55 PM
Better than a Fraggle Lay, which is lousy or so I've heard.

I think mine should go out tomorrow. I started making something, realized I hated it and started over, and now I am not sure about the second attempt. I just don't want to be the one person who totally lames it up!

Kala
12-14-2010, 11:37 PM
Dear Elf:

You have a wee package coming USPS priority mail - if you are not home, they will leave a receipt for you to pick it up! [post28]

sara
12-14-2010, 11:58 PM
Sent ours today! And it was cheaper than I thought it would be to send it via air mail so hopefully it'll be there early next week :D

Abi
12-15-2010, 10:46 AM
Mine has gone and I'm fingers crossing it's going to get there on time. We've had insane snow and our post-offices are all backed up. I haven't seen my postie for two weeks but it shouldn't affect any outbound mail, I hope.

other pete
12-15-2010, 01:41 PM
Oops I forgot to put my address onto Elfster (now rectified) so if mine doest get to me quite on time for the big day its entirely my fault :rolleyes: I think I posted to my recipent in time so at least I've succeeded in 50% of my mission. This is why I got fired on the Elfprentice so quickly.

Cairn
12-15-2010, 04:24 PM
I have officially and quite joyfully posted my parcel. I hope it does not disappoint. [post28]

FaerieDreamer
12-15-2010, 06:25 PM
Mine is going out today. It's not much but I hope my person likes it!

wout
12-16-2010, 01:14 PM
I got mine, I got mine, I got mine!!!
Are we allowed to reveal who my secret santa was yet?
If not: you know who you are and you card was incredibly sweet, the cd does indeed play in the special order (and is playing right now: so many songs I never heard before, I love it) and the snowflake is hanging in our tree.
Much [post28] to you and yours :)

Barbarella
12-16-2010, 02:26 PM
YAY! You can say who your elf was! IT WAS ME!!!!!
I was worried when I heard your mail carriers were on strike. So glad it got there! [post28]

wout
12-16-2010, 03:02 PM
Yeah, it was Barb :D

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1120.snc4/148230_1793458315887_1222547713_32120613_7094269_n.jpg

Abi
12-16-2010, 03:47 PM
Love the ornament!

wout
12-16-2010, 04:27 PM
Me too :)

Medusa
12-16-2010, 07:56 PM
I love that ornament! If anyone's good for a gorgeous ornament, it must be Barb- she has a lovely tree.

Abi
12-17-2010, 10:21 AM
I sent mine last week. It might take awhile for it to get where it needs to be!

Yayyyyyyyy! I got it!! Thank you, it's an adorable card! I have a Clemendoodle and two fabulously good looking humans on my mantlepiece right now! I love the card, thank you![post28]

FaerieDreamer
12-18-2010, 05:31 AM
Cairn! thank you, I LOVE the card! ;l And thanks for the gloves, I needed new ones this year too! :)

(and mine did not go out on wed as planned. It WILL be put in the mail tomorrow!

blissgurl
12-18-2010, 05:55 AM
I just put mine in the mailbox tonight so it should go out tomorrow, & hopefully my elfee will get it by Tues or Wed.

Cairn
12-18-2010, 06:04 AM
Oh, Yay!!! I am SO happy you liked everything! [post28] Really. I had a lot of fun picking for you. [hug]

Zomino
12-19-2010, 01:04 AM
I received a lovely card and gift from Kala - her photography featured on a calendar! Thank you so much!

I'm going to miss getting the post office today, so I apologize to my Elfster for cutting it so close. Going out on Monday for sure!!

Kala
12-19-2010, 03:40 AM
^ You are welcome!

Today I received a beautiful card from Wout and a X-Mas CD! We danced to the sounds of Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, and Perry Como. And Stevie Nicks' cover of Silent Night was the perfect closer. Thank you so much. [post28]

wout
12-19-2010, 08:38 AM
You got it already? Wow, that was fast!!
I'm glad you liked it :)
That Stevie Nicks version of Silent Night is, like a few other songs on the disc, from the A Very Special Christmas cd. When my parents got a cd-player for Christmas (waaaaaay back in the day), they got that cd with it and it has been a staple throughout my childhood.

hollerskates
12-19-2010, 04:27 PM
thank you, other pete! we especially love our paper un-flake! :)

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs716.snc4/63647_10150103755869935_556924934_7311459_7803592_n.jpg

Cairn
12-19-2010, 08:14 PM
Yesterday I received the MOST awesome and creative Christmas card I have ever seen in my entire life! Rachael, thank you SO MUCH! [post28] I love the bookmark, too. TRULY. I've loved all the crafty stuff you've posted pictures of and am honored to have such wonderful pieces to call my own. The paper is beautiful as well. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Tomorrow I will post pictures for everyone else to see.
[post28]

Medusa
12-19-2010, 09:00 PM
I am so glad you liked it. When I found out I got you in the exchange I was giddy because I thought I really owed you some good tidings. I was a little nervous that something homemade might seem too dippy... glad you liked it! And glad you knew it was actually a bookmark in there, too! ;)

Cairn
12-19-2010, 09:06 PM
[hug]You have totally warmed my heart. I'm pretty sure I know in which book the bookmark will find its permanent home.

Abi
12-19-2010, 10:13 PM
I can't wait to see pictures, Cairn!

Holly, that snowflake is gorgeous!

Pee.Ess: I hope homemade isn't dippy, too!

Churumbela
12-19-2010, 11:13 PM
As another owner of a lovely homemade item from Rizz, I can attest that something homemade is definitely not dippy.

Medusa
12-20-2010, 12:06 AM
Pee.Ess: I hope homemade isn't dippy, too!

Homemade to me is NEVER dippy. I adore homemade stuff, even the cards my little brother used to make for me are saved. I just mean that mine... well, if Cairn likes it it's all good! But you guys have sent out awesome stuff before so I was worried about looking silly by comparison.

sara
12-20-2010, 01:01 AM
Homemade stuff is awesome :) Chloe and I made cards for our person, but also got them a little something else, just 'cause :D

Abi
12-20-2010, 09:59 AM
I am always aboard the "nothing I make is really up to the standards everyone else expects" train. I made my card and the gift this year. I hope it gets wherever it's going soon!!

Cairn
12-20-2010, 01:53 PM
Homemade is never, ever dippy. [post28] This card is definitely going to be prominently displayed every year.

http://bluemoonsiren.net/images/360_tralf_035.jpg

http://bluemoonsiren.net/images/360_tralf_036.jpg

http://bluemoonsiren.net/images/360_tralf_037.jpg

http://bluemoonsiren.net/images/360_tralf_038.jpghttp://bluemoonsiren.net/images/360_tralf_040.jpghttp://bluemoonsiren.net/images/479_tralf_042.jpg

Included was also a lovely handwritten note on some very beautiful paper that I did not take pictures of. [post28]

By the way Mumblety, have I mentioned my love of owls somewhere or is that just a very happy coincidence?

Medusa
12-20-2010, 03:35 PM
You did ages and ages ago, I THOUGHT. Or I could just be imagining that everyone loves owls as much as I do.

sara
12-20-2010, 07:04 PM
Thank you, soulquake! The card is hilarious and we're putting it on the fridge ;l. We also will be putting up the window sticker shortly, but I need to wait till Shea goes into hiding, or he'll just tear it down immediately and bat it around the apartment. The recipe looks AMAZING and I'm definitely going to give it a try!
:D

SoulQuake
12-20-2010, 07:52 PM
I was afraid Shea might want to do that! I thought about writing "Warning: For Kitty-Safe Zones" on it (not sure why I didn't). But I thought it was cute, so I wanted to include it.

I'm glad you liked the card, and I really hope you and Chloe like the casserole! Like I said, it's definitely not sophisticated, but it's delicious nonetheless.

Bluebell
12-20-2010, 08:05 PM
Yeah, thanks SoulQuake! :D The card/decals are super cute. And I like broccoli and cheese, so I imagine I'll like the casserole. ;)

Abi
12-20-2010, 08:16 PM
That card and bookmark are awesomely cute!

sara
12-20-2010, 08:24 PM
Shea just had a time-out, so I took the opportunity to put up the sticker and it looks so cute! Now hopefully the damn cat won't notice it ;l

ETA: Here's a picture of it
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1373.snc4/164511_10150364164950445_593685444_16408488_4780506_n.jpg

marci
12-20-2010, 08:58 PM
Awwww the handmade card, bookmark and penguin are ADORABLE!!

Gee wiz, I hope my card arrives in time. I sent it last Monday, but I know Canadian mail is cursed! (Hopefully it already went past the border, so it's smooth sailing from there.)

Churumbela
12-20-2010, 10:03 PM
I just put mine in the mailbox tonight so it should go out tomorrow, & hopefully my elfee will get it by Tues or Wed.

It arrived today! Thank you so much, Kris. :) I haven't gotten to listen to the CD yet but I do like many of the artists on there, so I'm pretty excited for it! (And I definitely love cats. Pictorial evidence below -- and bargain pictorial evidence of the awesomeness of Rizz's homemade gifts, as she made me the apple quilt:

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q5/Churumbela/apartmentnov09009.jpg
I don't know if it was a happy accident or you actually knew, but I love cherries! The envelope put a big smile on my face. :) And I had no idea you lived so close by! I am down in your area fairly often, as it is the closest Trader Joe's to me.

Cairn
12-20-2010, 10:06 PM
This thread has brought a lot of joy into my last week or so. I'm so happy everyone is having so much fun.

Lo
12-20-2010, 10:09 PM
Awwww the handmade card, bookmark and penguin are ADORABLE!!

Gee wiz, I hope my card arrives in time. I sent it last Monday, but I know Canadian mail is cursed! (Hopefully it already went past the border, so it's smooth sailing from there.)

I just got it today!! Thank you so much! The card is super cute and I love the kitty bookmark!! :)

Abi
12-20-2010, 10:51 PM
I'm the same Cairn! I love seeing everyone get some happy on their doormat. I really hope mine makes it soon! It's been a week and a bit so I'm hoping it's at least over the water about now.

Rabih
12-20-2010, 11:05 PM
Mine would still need some time to reach wherever its destination :(
I hope it lands before New Year!

Medusa
12-21-2010, 01:38 AM
Hm! There appears to be a package waiting for me!
http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/9919/img2033k.jpg


http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/8907/img2034m.jpg
A quick look inside reveals nothing dangerous.

http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/2480/img2035o.jpg
But what's this? TWO cards? And is that.... SHEA? And above that, Shea's signature (paw-na-ture)? Did Sheamus himself give ME a card... Nay, it can't be... and yet it is! (expertly drawn, too- I love the cards!)

http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/6642/img2039y.jpg
And an adorable Canada magnet already at home on my fridge

http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/9702/img2040h.jpg
But wait, there's more! Is this a sarcophagus or...what?

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/7931/img2041l.jpg
NO! It's SYRUP! By the way, Sara and Chloe, you picked the perfect gift. I have a canadian hookup for syrup because I swear the syrup up there just tastes better, but my last bottle just went dry. I needed a fix!

http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/6249/img2048z.jpg
You say a CAT sent this to us? Well, I guess he must not be all bad then.

Thank you thank you thank you, this was perfect! The cards are getting the place of honor on the shelf. <3 <3

Bluebell
12-21-2010, 01:42 AM
Yay, I'm glad you like it! We were so hoping you'd get it today. I drew the (rather mangled looking) cat, hahahaha. :D Also: yes, our syrup is totally better. ;)

sara
12-21-2010, 01:43 AM
Sweet! I'm glad it got there in one piece :D And we've been obsessively refreshing the thread all day to see if you got it ;l

Medusa
12-21-2010, 02:06 AM
Today was the perfect day for it, too, because it's been dreary and drizzly for days and I needed a pick-me-up!

sara
12-21-2010, 02:12 AM
We were pretty thrilled that we got you in the exchange. I was all "ZOMG we are sending a card from the cat. I do NOT care how nerdy that is." And any time you need more syrup, let us know! It's wayyyyyy cheaper than I thought it would be to send stuff to CA.

Medusa
12-21-2010, 02:17 AM
You better mean it, because I'll take you up on it. You don't know how lame even the "real" maple syrups here can be. It's so thinned down it may as well be brown tinted sugar water. Not on my pancakes!

sara
12-21-2010, 02:24 AM
Totally mean it :D There are at least 3 places within walking distance that I can get some.

blissgurl
12-21-2010, 02:34 AM
It arrived today! Thank you so much, Kris. :) I haven't gotten to listen to the CD yet but I do like many of the artists on there, so I'm pretty excited for it! (And I definitely love cats. Pictorial evidence below -- and bargain pictorial evidence of the awesomeness of Rizz's homemade gifts, as she made me the apple quilt:

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q5/Churumbela/apartmentnov09009.jpg
I don't know if it was a happy accident or you actually knew, but I love cherries! The envelope put a big smile on my face. :) And I had no idea you lived so close by! I am down in your area fairly often, as it is the closest Trader Joe's to me.
Yay, I'm glad you liked it!! The cherries were sort of a happy accident, but I somehow thought you would like them. Plus, I ruined the original envelope trying to be creative and I hate how manila envelopes look, so... I thoroughly scanned your Last FM account and tried to figure out what kind of Christmas CD I could make for you. Some of the artists I chose weren't on there but I thought you might like them, we seem to have a similar taste in music. That's a very pretty kitty (and a nice quilt, too, wish I had the skills to make them). I actually sent your card from school, although home isn't very far away in CT, and I am actually graduating this semester. But I go to Northampton all the time.

marci
12-21-2010, 04:25 AM
I just got it today!! Thank you so much! The card is super cute and I love the kitty bookmark!! :)

Yay!! I'm so glad you liked it and that it arrived in time! When I saw that bookmark, I thought it had you all over it.. especially when it's from one kitty lover to another! :)

Cairn
12-21-2010, 07:19 AM
"Happy Holidays, Human!"

Freakin' hilarious. Love it.

sara
12-21-2010, 07:50 AM
Yes, I imagine him to be very condescending and not really caring to learn the names of people and just lumps them all in as "human", unless they deserve distinction :p
And this is why I'm a crazy cat lady.

Carry on.

Scottish Woman
12-21-2010, 05:08 PM
I received my gift a couple of days ago, and would like to thank the wonderful SparkleMotion for her gift! The card and note were lovely and I have the ornament hanging on the tree, and as soon as I can boost myself up enough to get the camera out and take a picture, I'll post it. Our tree looks pretty now :)

Thanks again,
~LK~

SparkleMotion
12-21-2010, 05:40 PM
I'm so glad you liked everything and that it made it there before the holiday!

Lo
12-21-2010, 07:34 PM
I'm getting nervous now! It's been at least a week and it didn't have to go that far...

Barbarella
12-21-2010, 08:04 PM
Thanks, Elly!
The boys are playing with the Hot Wheels right now! [post28]

Perky Compson
12-22-2010, 04:17 AM
Aww, thanks, Scarlet! The little boots are adorable!

Regina Phalange
12-22-2010, 02:26 PM
I was like "She probably doesn't do much ice skating out there," but they are just too cute not to pass along. The hat is a bookmark, if it wasn't obvious and you thought I was just sending random weird strings. :)

Kari
12-22-2010, 06:12 PM
I hope my card gets there. I sent it a while ago...

hollerskates
12-23-2010, 02:11 AM
i think tomorrow will be a week since we sent ours.

Rabih
12-23-2010, 11:01 AM
Dear Kari, thanks for the card, the beautiful thing you wrote and... the glitter you have showered my office desk with!! ;l
But thank god there was no pink in it!
Needless to say, I instantly sent you something in return :)

Kari
12-23-2010, 02:22 PM
Dear Kari, thanks for the card, the beautiful thing you wrote and... the glitter you have showered my office desk with!! ;l
But thank god there was no pink in it!
Needless to say, I instantly sent you something in return :)

Oh no! ;l Sorry it leaked glitter everywhere! I'm so glad you got it though. I was getting so nervous.

Abi
12-23-2010, 03:41 PM
Erk! Looks like mine isn't going to arrive in time for the holiday. I am so, so sorry to my elf. :( I posted it in good time but it appears that the UK can't cope with the snow.

FaerieDreamer
12-24-2010, 03:53 AM
hmm...my package was sent priority mail on Saturday...it should have been there by now I think.

Scottish Woman
12-24-2010, 09:11 AM
I fear my elf has not received their package in time, I do apologise :(

Adam
12-24-2010, 09:26 AM
Dear elf,

Weather has been a bitch and I was stuck on a mountain for the past week! I don't think your package is going to make it :( I am SOOO sorry. I'm also sorry now that I did most of my shopping online as tons of my mother's gifts aren't here yet! However, Saturday morning, you should find time to check your email for a Christmas morning surprise. The rest will soon follow and we will pretend that it's for New Years!

Sincerely,
Your Elfster ( ......wait. Is that what we are referred to? Hahah)

eednic
12-24-2010, 03:54 PM
Thanks ChristinaMaria for my card and gifts!!! I got them yesterday but just didn't have time to post! Merry Christmas!

JayPeaches
12-24-2010, 06:03 PM
I got my beautiful package from Loreen (Lo/CocaineLipGloss) a few days ago and it totally made my day. Some of you know I've been having a rough few weeks and the timing was perfect - I really needed a pick-me-up. :)

First of all, the package itself was green polka dots and totally cute! Then Loreen stuffed it full of these cute ornaments (which my Mom promptly placed in a display bowl):

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5247/5288534216_eb2d29d50c.jpg

Then there was this beautiful card inside:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5007/5288534648_7bbaa67865.jpg

And then there were gloves with goodies stuffed in them! I only just today discovered the lip gloss:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5041/5288535386_ff87cceb03.jpg

Thank you, Loreen! Your package was so thoughtful and creative. :)

Barbarella
12-24-2010, 06:09 PM
How lovely! [post28]

Fernanda
12-24-2010, 06:36 PM
I got a card and chocolates (weeeeee!) from my secret santa, and I don't know who he/she is! I REALLY NEED TO KNOW THANKS

Scottish Woman
12-24-2010, 08:16 PM
^'Twas me :)

I honestly thought we weren't supposed to reveal ourselves at all until I started reading all the thank you messages posted here.

I'm so glad you got it, hope you enjoy the chocolate and the badly translated Portuguese :p

Neeny
12-25-2010, 05:20 PM
Dear elf,

Weather has been a bitch and I was stuck on a mountain for the past week! I don't think your package is going to make it :( I am SOOO sorry. I'm also sorry now that I did most of my shopping online as tons of my mother's gifts aren't here yet! However, Saturday morning, you should find time to check your email for a Christmas morning surprise. The rest will soon follow and we will pretend that it's for New Years!

Sincerely,
Your Elfster ( ......wait. Is that what we are referred to? Hahah)

Oh my goodness! Christmas morning has started off totally awesome with a nice gift from Williams-Sonoma. Thank you so much for the thoughtful and generous gift! I haven't even opened presents yet and I'm totally elated. What a great Christmas morning surprise, thanks again times a thousand). I'm seriously skipping around here like a five year old.

Adam
12-25-2010, 05:23 PM
Yay!!!! I got an email saying you'd opened the email and I've been holding my breath. So happy you like it!!!!! This has made my day!!!

I was gonna get you those leaf cutter things you had posted but was afraid you'd already gotten them. You're totally welcome! Merry Christmas!

Neeny
12-25-2010, 05:25 PM
You are welcome! i got them at the weird store. I don't know what on earth you are going to do with them, but for some reason I thought they were hilarious.

ETA: Whoops thought I'd quoted Cindee's post.

Neeny
12-25-2010, 05:34 PM
Yay!!!! I got an email saying you'd opened the email and I've been holding my breath. So happy you like it!!!!! This has made my day!!!

I was gonna get you those leaf cutter things you had posted but was afraid you'd already gotten them. You're totally welcome! Merry Christmas!

Hahaha, you know what I did when I did when I opened your email? I jumped straight up off the couch and out of the blue shouted to my husband, "YESSS, I'm totally going to get one those pie leaf cutter things," and he's like HUH?? It truly bordered on a Tom Cruise moment over here. Dodoododoo, pie cutters are in my very near future!

Thanks again, and Merry Christmas!

Adam
12-26-2010, 04:44 AM
Ha!!!! I just laughed like a maniac. Now my whole family is looking at me like I'm a weirdo.

Fernanda
12-27-2010, 12:56 AM
Awww thank you! The portuguese bit was perfect ;)

hollerskates
12-27-2010, 01:15 AM
i just keep telling myself that our elfling received her card right on time but has just been too busy with holiday festivities to come in here and let us know or...she's trapped under something heavy.

other pete
12-27-2010, 01:40 AM
Eep! Mine hasn't made it here yet, but I know that's my fault for not completing my Elfster reg in full until I was reminded (story of my life, sorry!) so I'm looking forward to getting it as soon as the post is back on :)

marci
12-27-2010, 02:19 AM
I haven't received my card from my elf yet, but that's okay! I just have my fingers crossed that it arrives before I fly back to Toronto on Tuesday. If not, my parents will have to send it up to me. (Last year, my card was sent there and it took a really long time to arrive - so long that my elf thought it was lost - and since I've been in the US for the past two weeks, I figured sending it here was a better option.)

SoulQuake
12-27-2010, 04:36 PM
I haven't received my card yet, but hoping it will get here now that the craziness of the holiday is over. But I want my elf to know not to feel bad at all! Our mail is a little less than reliable for some reason, and we often get mail delivered to us that was supposed to go to our neighbors, so who knows. But hopefully it will turn up soon!

SoulQuake
12-27-2010, 06:51 PM
I just got a package from the royal mail! Thank you so much, Abi! I love my homemade brooch, and I'm wearing it now! It's quite lovely, and I can't wait to dive into the chocolate. Actual Cadbury chocolate from England. Yum. [post28] Thank you, thank you. :)

blissgurl
12-27-2010, 09:07 PM
I still have not received mine, but I'm sure that it is just because of how bogged down the postal system gets this time of year. I had been hoping it would come today but since we had a really bad snowstorm the mail might be even more delayed. Crossing my fingers that it comes soon!

SparkleMotion
12-27-2010, 11:48 PM
I got mine today! Thank you Miss Perky for the card and homemade ornament! Unfortunately my husband is one of those "take the tree down the day after Xmas" people so it didn't make it up there. I'm going to find another place to hang it. Pics to follow!

Kari
12-28-2010, 12:00 AM
haven't received mine yet, but I assume the blizzard will hold things up a bit.

Perky Compson
12-28-2010, 06:35 AM
I got mine today! Thank you Miss Perky for the card and homemade ornament! Unfortunately my husband is one of those "take the tree down the day after Xmas" people so it didn't make it up there. I'm going to find another place to hang it. Pics to follow!

I'm glad you liked it and that it arrived! Sorry it showed up after Xmas.

Barbarella
12-28-2010, 06:24 PM
Kari
OtherPete
Marci
Blissgirl
Jezebelle
Elly
Electrickidz

Have not gotten theirs yet. Is that correct?

Abi
12-28-2010, 11:38 PM
I just got a package from the royal mail! Thank you so much, Abi! I love my homemade brooch, and I'm wearing it now! It's quite lovely, and I can't wait to dive into the chocolate. Actual Cadbury chocolate from England. Yum. [post28] Thank you, thank you. :)

Oh, thank goodness! I was so worried! Extreme apologies for it being late. Snow + England = Royal Mail does not compute! Enjoy the chocolate...I asked my other half to pick some up one evening and he brought home those things. I think he thought there might not be enough room for it all and he'd get to eat the remainder. It all fit though! Glad you liked the brooch...my stitching is not wonderful!

hollerskates
12-29-2010, 12:33 AM
our elfling has not logged in in over a week. i stand by my "trapped under something heavy" theory.

blissgurl
12-29-2010, 03:22 AM
Kari
OtherPete
Marci
Blissgirl
Jezebelle
Elly
Electrickidz

Have not gotten theirs yet. Is that correct?

Yeah, I still haven't received mine yet.

FaerieDreamer
12-29-2010, 05:17 AM
haven't received mine yet, but I assume the blizzard will hold things up a bit.


:( I was your elf, Kari! I promise I sent your package out priority mail on the 18th. You should have received it well before Christmas, let alone before the blizzard hit. The post office also didn't deliver a couple of packages we sent out to California. :(

I'll send you out another little something this weekend after I get paid and hopefully it'll get to you!

Kari
12-29-2010, 03:44 PM
:( I was your elf, Kari! I promise I sent your package out priority mail on the 18th. You should have received it well before Christmas, let alone before the blizzard hit. The post office also didn't deliver a couple of packages we sent out to California. :(

I'll send you out another little something this weekend after I get paid and hopefully it'll get to you!

Oh sweetie, don't worry about it! Mail in NYC is freaking SLOW ASS before xmas and this blizzard has fucked everything up hugely.

Rabih
12-29-2010, 04:17 PM
I am pissed now :( My card seems to have taken much more time than expected. But then again the person who was supposed to receive it has not logged in since last week...

SoulQuake
12-29-2010, 04:32 PM
Oh, thank goodness! I was so worried! Extreme apologies for it being late. Snow + England = Royal Mail does not compute! Enjoy the chocolate...I asked my other half to pick some up one evening and he brought home those things. I think he thought there might not be enough room for it all and he'd get to eat the remainder. It all fit though! Glad you liked the brooch...my stitching is not wonderful!

No worries at all! The chocolate is delicious! I was excited to try it as I've heard that your chocolate beats the pants off American chocolate, and so far that is correct. My husband and I are also loving the ones with pop-rock type candy in them! I don't think we have anything like that here. Tell your other half we appreciate him sharing it! :) And your stitching IS wonderful! Seriously, I can't do homemade because it would like like a 4-year-old did it, but my brooch you made is beautiful!

Jezebelle
12-30-2010, 01:36 AM
I got my card! I got an adorable card from Tim & Holly - you two are sticky sweet :)

I JUST got mine in the mail. I know - I suck. I had package problems in that.... I thought I bought a "pay one price" package, but I didn't. Then snow, ice, yadda yadda... but its off now! And I do believe my lil elf person will like it :)

Barbarella
12-30-2010, 02:17 AM
Kari
OtherPete
Marci
Blissgirl
Jezebelle
Elly
Electrickidz


:)

Zomino
12-30-2010, 03:16 AM
I sent my package on 12/18 via UPS with a delivery date of Tuesday quoted - I hope my elf received it but just hasn't posted yet :(

hollerskates
12-30-2010, 03:25 AM
I got my card! I got an adorable card from Tim & Holly - you two are sticky sweet :)
yay! :)

Adam
01-01-2011, 02:27 AM
I sent my package on 12/18 via UPS with a delivery date of Tuesday quoted - I hope my elf received it but just hasn't posted yet :(

So I just got home ( after being gone for a week) to the best surprise ever! You don't even know how much I needed cheering up. Thank you SOOO much for the LOL card and the ****** RECIPE BOOKNOMNOMNOMNOM! I can't wait to try some!

ps. I totally would've eaten your baked ******s ;)


http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s301/electrickidz/photo87.jpg

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s301/electrickidz/photo86.jpg



THANK YOU!!!!

Barbarella
01-01-2011, 02:49 AM
Kari
OtherPete
Marci
Blissgirl
Jezebelle
Elly
Electrickidz

other pete
01-01-2011, 10:04 AM
I'm up in Scotland for Hogmanay so hoping to find a little something on the doormat when we get back home and the post resumes on Tues :D

Fernanda
01-03-2011, 10:48 AM
I hope the card I've sent will be received asap. :(

(I'm willing to send another one if my card never gets there, though!)

JayPeaches
01-03-2011, 02:25 PM
It's been over two weeks since I sent mine, but I think my elf will have theirs soon. :)

Elly
01-03-2011, 05:04 PM
Thanks, Elly!
The boys are playing with the Hot Wheels right now! [post28]
So glad they enjoyed them! :) Hope you have not enjoyed the lovely opportunity to accidentally step on one in socked feet. OW! ;)

I have not gotten a card yet, but am not worried - I'm more of a giver. :)

marci
01-04-2011, 12:56 AM
I JUST got mine in the mail. I know - I suck. I had package problems in that.... I thought I bought a "pay one price" package, but I didn't. Then snow, ice, yadda yadda... but its off now! And I do believe my lil elf person will like it :)

My mom let me know that a package arrived for me in the mail today. I couldn't tell who it was from by the return address, so I let her open it - but not ruin the surprise as to what is it. She is going to put it in the mail this week to send to me in Toronto. (I left to come back here last Wednesday.) I'll send you a PM when it's in my hands. Thank you!! :)

Lo
01-04-2011, 06:32 AM
I got my beautiful package from Loreen (Lo/CocaineLipGloss) a few days ago and it totally made my day. Some of you know I've been having a rough few weeks and the timing was perfect - I really needed a pick-me-up. :)



YAY, I'm so glad you liked everything!! :)

Jezebelle
01-04-2011, 07:00 PM
My mom let me know that a package arrived for me in the mail today. I couldn't tell who it was from by the return address, so I let her open it - but not ruin the surprise as to what is it. She is going to put it in the mail this week to send to me in Toronto. (I left to come back here last Wednesday.) I'll send you a PM when it's in my hands. Thank you!! :)

Darn! I'm sorry that you're already back in Toronto! I shoulda PM'ed you and gotten your other address. When it came back, I knew it was gonna be mega late. I'm reeeally sorry :)

wout
01-04-2011, 07:44 PM
Kala, I just got the card you send me in return [post28]
That's just totally awesome and super sweet, thanks!!!

Kala
01-04-2011, 10:36 PM
Glad it got there so quickly Wout! You are welcome, and it was my pleasure. :)

marci
01-05-2011, 01:56 AM
Darn! I'm sorry that you're already back in Toronto! I shoulda PM'ed you and gotten your other address. When it came back, I knew it was gonna be mega late. I'm reeeally sorry :)

Hey! Don't worry about it! [hug]

Fernanda
01-19-2011, 05:08 PM
Nobody got my card? :(

JayPeaches
01-19-2011, 05:10 PM
OtherPete got my card a couple weeks ago! Just hasn't been mentioned here yet. :)

Fernanda
01-19-2011, 05:12 PM
I just want to know that because, if my card never made it, I can send another one :(

Barbarella
01-19-2011, 05:29 PM
Yeah, who's still not received their cards?

Rabih
01-19-2011, 08:19 PM
I'm intrigued as well :(
I have the receipt still in my car for priority shipping and I will inquire tomorrow at the post. I sent it over a month ago!!! *pissed*

blissgurl
01-20-2011, 08:15 PM
I still have not received mine - I figured it got lost in the mail or something, which has happened to me on more than one occasion. It's okay, though.

other pete
01-20-2011, 10:02 PM
OtherPete got my card a couple weeks ago! Just hasn't been mentioned here yet. :)

Eeeek! I was obviously in such a peanut-brittle-and-sunny-seed-drops induced post-sugar coma that I went and forgot that I'd only 121'd you about it - 'pologies for that.

It arrived with perfect timing, on the afternoon we had decided to watch Gone With The Wind, so there was a whole sugary molassesy thing going on :D

Thanks! x

Barbarella
01-21-2011, 09:38 PM
I still have not received mine - I figured it got lost in the mail or something, which has happened to me on more than one occasion. It's okay, though.

Will you please PM me your address. :)

blissgurl
01-22-2011, 06:54 PM
I just want to know that because, if my card never made it, I can send another one :(
Hey Fernanda, I just received your card today! Thank you so much, it is very nice. And I definitely forgive you for the lateness, it wasn't your fault but the fault of the stupid postal service! I had a great holiday & I hope yours was fabulous as well!!

Cairn
01-22-2011, 07:18 PM
Yay!

Fernanda
01-31-2011, 07:00 PM
Hey Fernanda, I just received your card today! Thank you so much, it is very nice. And I definitely forgive you for the lateness, it wasn't your fault but the fault of the stupid postal service! I had a great holiday & I hope yours was fabulous as well!!

Aw! <3

I was so worried you'd never get the card! Sorry if it was too simple, dear! I'm glad you enjoyed it, though. And yeah, postal service is totally stupid!

(My holiday was great, thank you. ;))

Elly
02-11-2011, 09:36 PM
Smegma,
I got it today!! Thank you so much. The camel DID make me laugh.
It sounds like you have a fascinating job! Love the classic movie postcards!! :)
Thank you. :)
Elly

Rabih
02-11-2011, 09:48 PM
^ I feel ashamed! :(
It took what two months to arrive?
Oh well. Next time I'll send express :)

Barbarella
02-12-2011, 01:59 AM
Yay! I think that's everyone then.
Thanks to all for participating and making it a success!!!

The 2011 exchange will be here before you know it! :)