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The wiki is an UNOFFICIAL record of gifts received. Remember to PM wharvey when you send and receive gifts!
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aquamarinesteph #1
AStarr #1 #2
AtomicLush #1
bergamini #1 #2
b00mer89 #1 #2
Bravada04 #1
BXIAN #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7
canforce #1
Catman #1
CDTraveler #1 #2
Cjacq #1
ckidder331 #1 #2 #3
compubit #1 #2 #3 #4
CPH-Flyer #1 #2 #3
Dark Blue #1 #2
Deds1 #1 #2 #3
dee1843 #1
DeepUnderground #1 #2
DevilDawg1960 #1 #2 #3
diburning #1 #2 (part 2) #3
Dogmatick #1 #2
erikatcuse #1
flo-e #1
FlyingCow #1 #2 #3
ginoa724 #1
Gregor #1
gsch #1 #2
HeavenlyJane #1 #2
holloway1000 #1
HWGeeks #1
iMedic #1
jamesteroh #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
jetset09 #1
jcnkc #1
Jinxy #1 #2
JoelThomas #1
jondabomb #1
jsds #1
Karl Gustav Annus #1 #2
kauppias #1 #2
kipper #1 (part 2) #2 #3 #4
kirkwoodj #1
linzbh #1
Lisabeth #1 #2 #3
malexander131 #1
MappingChick #1 #2 #3 #4
Marcia3641 #1
mario02423 #1
mdbe #1
mdovenmuehler #1 #2
Meneer Guggenheimer #1 #2
Micp3208 #1
miko2a #1 #2
MissChele #1 #2 #3 #4
missydarlin #1
MrDplus #1 #2
nomadic.relief #1 #2
nwncl #1
obunewbie17 #1
ohlradio #1 #2
omriba #1
onetess #1
onlyairfare #1 #2
onthewaytoadventure #1 #2
PandaSoPink #1
Recondite #1
Redhead #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
samosa #1 #2
sammyindc #1
sandratravels #1 #2
santina91 #1 #2
ScGhost0 #1 #2
shutterbugguy #1 #2 #3
smc333 #1
spartacus #1
sperkins921 #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
steveman518 #1 #2 #3 (part 2)
stingtx #1
sweetcreamytea #1 #2
tcl #1 #2 (part 2)
Thatguyatthebar #1
token385 #1 #2 #3
TokyoFoodie #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
Tpa-flyer #1
tzvilev #1 #2 #3
WIRunner #1 #2 #3
WriterGirlLinds #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
yunicorner #1 #2
YVRorange #1
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Old Nov 24, 17, 7:26 pm
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I'm all caught up on the messages that I received. Now if only I'd get a response(s).
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Old Nov 25, 17, 2:35 am
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Last package sent! I hope my giftee likes the things I have sent!

Nothing received yet on my end, but USPS tells me that I have a package from DHL arriving eventually, and Amazon tells me that I have one coming as well!
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Old Nov 25, 17, 9:29 am
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Originally Posted by diburning View Post
Nothing received yet on my end, but USPS tells me that I have a package from DHL arriving eventually, and Amazon tells me that I have one coming as well!
It's still a month until Christmas, have a little patience.
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Old Nov 25, 17, 10:52 am
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Originally Posted by HeadElf53 View Post
I'm all caught up on the messages that I received. Now if only I'd get a response(s).
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Old Nov 25, 17, 11:57 am
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My package is in the mail!
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Old Nov 25, 17, 1:38 pm
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Santa Update: Many of you reached out to me to get additional information/questions for your assignment. I sent out all the messages.... but have not heard back from several people.

Know that HeadElf does not know your assignments.... so he can only help if you tell him who you have a question on or need additional information from.

If any of you want to give/receive an additional gift, let me know. I will probably do one final assignment last week.
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Old Nov 25, 17, 4:38 pm
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Originally Posted by CDTraveler View Post
It's still a month until Christmas, have a little patience.
Hey, there's nothing wrong with being impatient and wanting to celebrate the Christmas season, as opposed to one day.
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Old Nov 25, 17, 4:58 pm
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Hey, there's nothing wrong with being impatient and wanting to celebrate the Christmas season, as opposed to one day.
And tomorrow we will celebrate the season by detangling ~600 lights, retrieving the ladder from the basement and trying to locate the plastic hook thingamajigs that slide into the eaves and trying to avoid serious injury as we decorate the house, followed closely by a round of eggnog and cookies. Lots of ways to celebrate!
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Old Nov 25, 17, 5:16 pm
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Originally Posted by CDTraveler View Post
And tomorrow we will celebrate the season by detangling ~600 lights, retrieving the ladder from the basement and trying to locate the plastic hook thingamajigs that slide into the eaves and trying to avoid serious injury as we decorate the house, followed closely by a round of eggnog and cookies. Lots of ways to celebrate!
Not my kind of celebrating. Presents are my kind of celebrating!
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Old Nov 25, 17, 11:55 pm
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Just a friendly reminder that the USPS deadline for international mail (both First Class mail and Priority Mail) to arrive by Christmas is Nov 30th for African and Central & South American countries, and Dec 7th for the rest of the world. So that's this Monday (Cyber Monday) and the following Tuesday.

If you're a procrastinator, USPS Priority Express International deadline is Dec 7, 9 and 14 at three to four times the cost of First Class mail.

and please remember to tick the "gift" box and write "Unsolicited Gift" across the shipping box in large legible letters. In years past, some Santees had to pay import duty and taxes over the value of the gift before even seeing the package.
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Old Nov 26, 17, 3:11 am
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The annual Christmas shopping begins tomorrow. Should have this out next weekend.

Depending on when mine arrives, I may not get to open until after NYE as I'm bouncing around a LOT this year. But if it's home before mid-December, I'll open it as soon as it comes.
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Old Nov 26, 17, 7:41 am
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Originally Posted by tcl View Post
Just a friendly reminder that the USPS deadline for international mail (both First Class mail and Priority Mail) to arrive by Christmas is Nov 30th for African and Central & South American countries, and Dec 7th for the rest of the world. So that's this Monday (Cyber Monday) and the following Tuesday.

If you're a procrastinator, USPS Priority Express International deadline is Dec 7, 9 and 14 at three to four times the cost of First Class mail.

and please remember to tick the "gift" box and write "Unsolicited Gift" across the shipping box in large legible letters. In years past, some Santees had to pay import duty and taxes over the value of the gift before even seeing the package.
This is why I like Amazon Prime. If I fail at mailing, I can count on them.
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Old Nov 26, 17, 12:04 pm
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Originally Posted by tcl View Post
Just a friendly reminder that the USPS deadline for international mail (both First Class mail and Priority Mail) to arrive by Christmas is Nov 30th for African and Central & South American countries, and Dec 7th for the rest of the world. So that's this Monday (Cyber Monday) and the following Tuesday.

If you're a procrastinator, USPS Priority Express International deadline is Dec 7, 9 and 14 at three to four times the cost of First Class mail.

and please remember to tick the "gift" box and write "Unsolicited Gift" across the shipping box in large legible letters. In years past, some Santees had to pay import duty and taxes over the value of the gift before even seeing the package.
Oops, I did tick the gift box, but did not write Unsolicited Gift. Do you think that my giftee will have problems? This is the first time I've sent anything international through the mail (in the past, I would simply order the gifts from their local Amazon site to save me the shipping cost). The package was sent to Canada if that matters.
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Old Nov 26, 17, 12:06 pm
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My first gift arrived yesterday! Thank you, Santa! I can now be lazy and shut off the lights from my phone instead of getting up to hit the light switch

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Old Nov 26, 17, 1:02 pm
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My Secret Santa gift from singtx!
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Ordered and sent the gift. I had a hard time figuring out what to get and online research didn't produce the results of earlier years! Hope you like the gift...its my favorite product!

Happy thanksgiving!
@singtx I received it last night and I LOVE IT! Thank you! I am going to Shanghai next week and the Aesop products will come in quite handy. Very classy!

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