Christmas Swap 2015 interest thread

Ocean Springs, MS

Once again, the Holidays are quickly approaching and it’s time to spread Christmas Cheer to our fellow DG friends! When you sign-up, remember to list a few of your Favorite Things to give your Secret Buddy ideas. Also mention if you’re diabetic or are allergic to any particular foods or scents.

Since everyone’s talents and tastes are different, the Gifts you share may be handmade or purchased.

Our annual Christmas exchange is always a popular event. Let’s make this year’s the best one yet! BUT THERE IS A TWIST! THIS YEAR YOU WILL SEND THINGS TO YOUR BUDDY TO SPELL THE WORD "CHRISTMAS". For example:
C- Cozy and warm
H- Homemade
R- Reminiscent (Nostalgic)
I- Ice/Icicle/Icy themed
S- Snowman themed
T- To be Planted/Tree or table ornament
M- Made from the kitchen (gifts in a jar, etc.) or material (fabric)
A- Alive (something living or to grow)
S- Santa themed
PLEASE POST OTHER SUGGESTIONS TO SPELL THE WORD!

Fine print…..

If you have not participated in a swap I’ve moderated, prior to posting, please D-mail your name, mailing address, phone number and email address for my log.

All participants need to ensure their subscription is paid through January 31, 2015.

Sign-Up ends at 6 pm CST, Friday, November 6th, and you’ll receive your Buddy’s name shortly afterwards in a D-mail. Reveal your Secret Santa when you receive your package. All packages need to be Priority Mailed or parcel post mailed with a Delivery Confirmation number no later than December 4th. If mailing late, please ship priority and let me know. If you’re mailing breakables, wrap them well in bubble wrap and insure the contents.
The value of the Gifts you send should be around $20, excluding Priority Mail with a Delivery Confirmation Number. Keep your receipt handy and D-mail the number you use to me. To ensure privacy, please do not post tracking numbers directly on our threads.


This message was edited Nov 2, 2015 9:51 PM

This message was edited Nov 7, 2015 6:03 AM

Ocean Springs, MS

Reserved for participants with list of likes/dislikes

Froggies_girl (Julie)- http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=10158577

Linda Kay- http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=10158840

Happgarden (Joyce)-http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=10158612

Katgroves (Kathy)- http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=10165459

Joeswife (Debra)- http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=10158950

Jax - Loves surprises!

Tuckersmom (Patti)-http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=10165776(no lavender scents)

Deejay (Susie)-http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=10166032



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This message was edited Nov 9, 2015 7:37 AM

(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX(Zone 9a)

Saving a spot. I see the surgeon Monday about my hip. I will let you know then if I can join.

Ocean Springs, MS

Praying for you, Linda Kay! Hope all goes well. ❤

Likes/dislikes/wants/wishes/etc.
C- dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, Christmas cactus
H- handmade Christmas decor, holiday fabric, homemade goodies; hyacinths
R- Rudolph collectibles, reminiscent or nostalgic note cards or items
I- instant cocoa (any flavor), icicle items
S- snowman things
T- tree star (for top of Christmas tree), table topper, tshirt size 1X
M- manger scene, material (Christmas fabric)
A- any bulbs I can force indoors, any live plant, air plant
S- snowglobes, Santa items, slippers (ballet style size L)

This message was edited Nov 2, 2015 10:17 PM

(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX(Zone 9a)

Thanks, me too!

Kansas City (Joyce), MO(Zone 5a)

I want to join.
Please no candles DH has allergies.
I don't like honey, syrup or anything along those lines, dark chocolate.

Love,
milk chocolate and anything with it in there
handmade anything
I do traditional bright red and green at Christmas and decorate every room
Chirstmas decorations bright red and green love, love santas in airplanes, milk chocolate especially peanut clusters, corn (pop) lol, cards (notecards),
Holiday cookies anything homemade
Red - anything for Christmas, recipe
I lol iny thing you want to give me...rofl.
Santas, socks,
Towels Christmas kitchen, toffee candy
Milk chocolate any thing,
Amaryllis, apple muffins
Socks, seeds, stain glass chips, santa
Sorry this is the best I can com up with...lol I hope it helps




This message was edited Nov 9, 2015 7:56 AM

(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX(Zone 9a)

Kathy has the keep me warm swap OPEN.
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1407782/

Ocean Springs, MS

Got you, happgarden.

Otway, OH(Zone 6b)

ME ME ME

Linda Kay, hope that all goes well, will keep you in my prayers.

Ocean Springs, MS

Hey, Kathy, glad you joined!

(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX(Zone 9a)

Betty has her 9th Annual DG Christmas Craft Workshop. Come and learn something new, and have fun.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1404533/

(Debra) Derby, KS(Zone 6a)

I am glad to be here with you, hope I can join in on the fun.

Ocean Springs, MS

Debra, nice to hear from you. Hope you can join.

(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX(Zone 9a)

Hey Debra. Glad you joined us.

(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX(Zone 9a)

C- Christmas crafts
H- holiday music
R-red decorations
I-icicles, IHOP certificates, international coffee
S-Santa, snowman, socks
T-tea towels decorated
M-Christmas mouse, manger scene
A-angels
S-snow globe

This message was edited Oct 22, 2015 5:47 PM

Ocean Springs, MS

Great ideas, Linda Kay!

(Debra) Derby, KS(Zone 6a)

Thank you, Julie. . Linda, you are always such an Inspiration to me. You are a very strong woman. As all of us are ..(((((hugs))))
C-Chocolate or candles or candy or Cards ( Friendship)
H-Handmade Holiday earrings bracelet or brooch, love handmade
R-Red nail polish with glitter, raisins anything, Red Scarf
I-Ice-cycle ornaments, Icy hot patches
S-Santa anything, socks, stickers ( holiday) stackable coasters
T-Teas, Truffles Turtles ( the candy or some cute small ceramic ones for my turtle area)
M-Music, Christmas
A-Apples, dried fruit style, Almonds any style, Angels for my plant pots
S-Slippers,Socks, stack able small plastic tubs with lids Holiday style

I have been quite pleased by everything I have ever received in a swap here at DG

Can't wait to start building...

Ocean Springs, MS

Lol... Icy hot patches! I just bought some of them! How about for "H"- heating pad? Bless my mom, she wanted a long heating pad, so I ordered her one for Christmas. She will be surprised! 😊
Debra, you came up with some great ideas!

(jax) Dundalk, MD(Zone 7a)

......icy hot patches..could use hole box of them! Gotta think bout this one.

Ocean Springs, MS

You got plenty of time, Jax.

Ocean Springs, MS

You still have time to sign up! Come and join us!

Ocean Springs, MS

I'm editing the guidelines on mailing. Check the first post for changes! Thanks

I made these changes because your goodies may not fit into a priority box. Also, if you mail early, parcel post may be cheaper if your box is bigger or heavier.

This message was edited Oct 26, 2015 5:40 PM

Ocean Springs, MS

I'd love to have a couple more people join. The more, the merrier! If no one new signs up be Nov. 7, I will send out names then!

(jax) Dundalk, MD(Zone 7a)

Keep getting this strange pain in me arm.....like someone is twisting it! Ow! Ok! UNCLE! I give up, add me to the party.

(Debra) Derby, KS(Zone 6a)

YAY!!! (((( hugs))) some go find Patti.. get her to join ( Tuckersmom)

(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX(Zone 9a)

She is not in the address exchange.

Ocean Springs, MS

Glad you joined, Jax 😊

Otway, OH(Zone 6b)

I Dmailed Patti

(Patti) Wichita, KS(Zone 6b)

LOL taters55. I've looked for the address exchange to add my information and couldn't find it.
Thank you to Debra ( joeswife) and katgroves for the invitation. I'm in! Now I just need to read more about what I've gotten myself into. 😊

(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX(Zone 9a)

Hey Patti. Glad you joined us.

(Patti) Wichita, KS(Zone 6b)

Thank you, Linda Kay! I am looking forward to this… And to getting to know all of you!

Edited to correct Linda Kay's name

This message was edited Oct 29, 2015 5:16 PM

Ocean Springs, MS

Thanks for joining us, Patti!

So glad we have more people! Can't wait to draw names!

In the past, we played games. Anyone up for games this year... Just for fun. We don't have to send out prizes.

Ooh! I'm so excited! I love Christmas 🎄

(Debra) Derby, KS(Zone 6a)

Yay! Patti is here! now, where is Crystal? and Susie? ( Dj) and can someone go get Carole and Robin, Please?

(susie) Hastings, MI(Zone 5a)

sign me up please :)))

I'll do a list & post it soon .



This message was edited Oct 29, 2015 10:59 PM

(jax) Dundalk, MD(Zone 7a)

...see that is what we do! We get pinched/arm twisted to join. Then we go read up to see what we done gotten into! Lol

Kansas City (Joyce), MO(Zone 5a)

Would never tell you up front...lol

(Patti) Wichita, KS(Zone 6b)

Exactly! LOL

Ocean Springs, MS

Yay, Deejay, so glad you joined! I'm be getting really excited!

Please list any likes/dislikes, allergy info, wants/wish list. You can either edit your post or wrote a new one.

First game: Guess my favorite Christmas character! 😊

(Patti) Wichita, KS(Zone 6b)

Rudolph the red nose reindeer

(Debra) Derby, KS(Zone 6a)

Santa's Helper Elf... :D still no heat on in the house, man are we tuff here LOL

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