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aquamarinesteph #1
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AtomicLush #1
bergamini #1 #2
b00mer89 #1 #2
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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
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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
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miko2a #1 #2
MissChele #1 #2 #3 #4
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MrDplus #1 #2
nomadic.relief #1 #2
nwncl #1
obunewbie17 #1
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omriba #1
onetess #1
onlyairfare #1 #2
onthewaytoadventure #1 #2
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Recondite #1
Redhead #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
samosa #1 #2
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sandratravels #1 #2
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ScGhost0 #1 #2
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tcl #1 #2 (part 2)
Thatguyatthebar #1
token385 #1 #2 #3
TokyoFoodie #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
Tpa-flyer #1
tzvilev #1 #2 #3
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Old Dec 15, 17, 7:40 am
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Also, my gifts have been shipped and should arrive on Saturday. For the folks getting a package from Jim in Arlington, VA, the insides are not wrapped (sorry - I was trying to get everything to fit in each box and these were tight...).

Hope you all enjoy!

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Old Dec 15, 17, 8:19 am
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Secret Santa Gift?


I received an unsolicited classic rotary dial phone in the mail, via eBay - Iím assuming it was from my Secret Santa. It arrived a while back, but got stuck in the mail at work.

This is a nice phone with a couple of great thing: first, the phone number holder is there on the old metal dial (these are often lost), plus it has a 4-prong plug on the end (very classic 60s). If this was a Secret Santa gift, then Thank You!!!

(if not, I still have a nice phone!)

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Old Dec 15, 17, 9:28 am
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Wonderful funsies from my Secret Santa

My Secret Santa is a complete sweetheart given how she executed fulfillment of some suggestions from my "wish list." Festively wrapped presents arrived yesterday evening accompanied by a handwritten Christmas card which highlighted all good wishes for a wonderful Christmas. Thank you, Sandi, for the fabulous Set of 6 Packing Cubes, accented in one of my favorite colors and I'm looking forward to using them with much anticipation since I've never owned any before now. My husband dove in to the English Toffee immediately and pronounced it the absolutely best toffee he's ever tasted in his whole life. I love how it's a favorite "local" product from your town and has your family's personal connection to the company which made it. So completely special! And, my new earrings are so pretty! We had an engagement to attend last night, right on the heels of the arrival of my presents, and I wore the earrings to it feeling completely more dressed up because of them! Many, many thanks for your kindness and generosity.
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Old Dec 15, 17, 9:40 am
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Originally Posted by wharvey View Post
Head Santa Update:

I have updated my files with all the information you have sent me.... I am a bit concerned about the number of blank fields... with gifts that have not been confirmed as shipped yet.

In addition, remember you need to detail to me what exactly you ship. Many of you say you shipped but do not tell me what.... so when people start telling me what they got... if they had more than one Santa... I have no way to give proper credit in my spreadsheet.

Also, remember, you MUST message me.... posting in this thread is not sufficient.
Sent you PMs with what each of my recipients is receiving. All assignments complete!
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Old Dec 15, 17, 11:43 am
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I received the best Secret Santa gifts today from Kim (Mikozia). They arrived right at lunchtime and I tore right into them (I learned from Kipper ) I can't wait to soak in the tub with yummy scents, candles, and Peruvian chocolate or froggy shortbread cookies! Everything is local to northern CA and the handwritten note was great to read about all the products:

3 frog shaped goats milk soaps
Single bean source chocolate from Peru (and she knows the maker )
Meyer lemon goat milk lotion
a peppermint pedi massage bar
goats milk lavender bath soak
soy candle
a book Drunken Botanist about plants and drinks
a red rooster book for my daughter (we will read it tonight at bedtime)
a frog cookie stamp and shortbread recipe (we'll have to make them this weekend)
a peppermint bath fizz

Cookie stamp


cool goats milk soaps in frog shapes


Peruvian chocolate


Local products
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Old Dec 15, 17, 12:02 pm
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Originally Posted by wharvey View Post
Head Santa Update:

I have updated my files with all the information you have sent me.... I am a bit concerned about the number of blank fields... with gifts that have not been confirmed as shipped yet.

In addition, remember you need to detail to me what exactly you ship. Many of you say you shipped but do not tell me what.... so when people start telling me what they got... if they had more than one Santa... I have no way to give proper credit in my spreadsheet.

Also, remember, you MUST message me.... posting in this thread is not sufficient.
I'm so sorry if I did not send enough information about what I received in my box. I know I sent the correct info for what I shipped, but I can resend my PM that says I received my gift and include its details if necessary. I don't want to overwhelm your PM box if the received from X PM was sufficient.
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Old Dec 15, 17, 12:09 pm
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Sorry for the delay in posting, but I received a wonderful mystery gift last Friday!

Thanks for all of the goodies, Santa!

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Old Dec 15, 17, 12:15 pm
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This year does seem slow.
Ditto. Iíve not received any gift yet, which might not necessarily be Santaís fault, since Italian Post Service can be quite slow.

I just hope they arrive before Wednesday, because then Iíll be gone through January 7.
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Old Dec 15, 17, 12:47 pm
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Secret santa gift from James in Arlington! Thanks!!
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Old Dec 15, 17, 1:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Redhead View Post
I received the best Secret Santa gifts today from Kim (Mikozia). They arrived right at lunchtime and I tore right into them (I learned from Kipper ) I can't wait to soak in the tub with yummy scents, candles, and Peruvian chocolate or froggy shortbread cookies! Everything is local to northern CA and the handwritten note was great to read about all the products.
I believe that life is short and we shouldn't delay doing things that bring us joy!
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Old Dec 15, 17, 1:45 pm
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Originally Posted by aquamarinesteph View Post
I'm so sorry if I did not send enough information about what I received in my box. I know I sent the correct info for what I shipped, but I can resend my PM that says I received my gift and include its details if necessary. I don't want to overwhelm your PM box if the received from X PM was sufficient.
If you have more than one Santa, send it again. Even if you don't send it again, you never know if santa said s/he sent more
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Old Dec 15, 17, 1:45 pm
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My secret Santa came through in spades! I'm so excited to have some of this food without having to drag it back with me from North America. THANK YOU from a very happy Canadian in Ireland.
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Old Dec 15, 17, 1:52 pm
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I can never wait to open my gifts. Thank you Aquamarinesteph for the awesome gifts. It's so, hard to find good biscuits out West I'm excited to give these a try. And I've actually been to the Loveless Cafe so, I'm particularly excited. I do hope the book helps to motivate me after the holidays. The art is from Sicily. And I love it. And Sweets! Thank you
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Old Dec 15, 17, 5:21 pm
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Originally Posted by jcnkc View Post

Secret santa gift from James in Arlington! Thanks!!
Glad it arrived safely! I'm going to have to get one for myself. It's from a local woodworking shop in Fredericksburg, VA. (I've bought furniture from them - lots of great wood products (when I saw your likes, I knew where to go!).

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Old Dec 15, 17, 5:27 pm
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Thanks so much secret santa! More than I could have hoped for x
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