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2012 COTH Secret Santa -- Sleighs On The Way!

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  • YooHoo -- Noctis!

    Be on the lookout ...... your box of elf goodies is on its way to you!!!

    This elf puts her Christmas tree up very early -- right after Thanksgiving. So, I wanted to make sure if you do the same, you would have presents to put under the tree ASAP! Or, you may decide not to wait for Christmas, and open them early to get you in the holiday spirit -- completely your choice of course!!!

    If anything amongst your gifts doesn't fit, or is just way off the mark, please let me know, and we can arrange an exchange. I want to make sure you are happy with all of your holiday surprises!


    • Originally posted by dressagetraks View Post
      I had never gotten a negative rating at all for any post up until a post on this thread a few days back reminding folks of the purpose of the SS thread. Most people appreciated that, but a few didn't. Since then, I have been getting several negatives scattered among various posts on many threads, sometimes on posts where I have trouble seeing how it could be negative. Considering the timing of when this started, I smile and forget it. Everyone has a right to express their opinion, after all, and that's a quiet and much more appropriate way than some other methods.
      The same thing happened to me dressagetraks! So bizarre!


      • I got my present today. Thanks...Elf and Foaling Around. Love the soaps and magnet of my little angel's head. I just finally got my mail from the last month...
        Insignia MC - Spanish PRE mare
        Tuggy - RIP at the bridge (9/12/2016)
        Theodore the Boxer - RIP at the the bridge (10/5/2017)


        • HAHAHAHA _ Love snugglies, love the kitties, they love everything, love all colors save red!

          Originally posted by Grinanelf View Post
          Yes. I will give only one hint to my giftee in the fact there is one Item i give every single one of my giftees. It's a family tradition that has basically extended itself to my giftee.

          Now without Further ado!
          Ode to grinanride with a butchered Oh Christmas Tree tune.

          Oh grinanride oh grinanride
          I am so happy
          I really suck at poetry
          Only outdone by my singing

          Oh grinanride oh grinanride
          I am shopping hi and low'
          and have some questions yo

          Oh grinanride oh grinanride
          what is your favorite color?
          Do you need snuggly stuff?
          Do your kitties like catnip?

          Oh grinanride grinanride
          I cannot wait for you to get this


          • crap, can't believe I missed it
            I saw the angel in the marble and I set him free. - Michaelangelo


            • Hey there AspenLucas.

              Just wanted to check in to show I am here. Plus, I have a couple of questions...

              1/ Favorite scents when it comes to soaps etc.?
              2/ What are your girls into currently?
              3/ Any hobbies or collections you didn't mention before?

              Ok, gotta go shop!! Hope to hear from you soon!!



              • T'was the night before Christmas,
                And all through the barn,
                All the horses were sleeping,
                With an occasional yawn,

                All the stockings were hung,
                On the stall doors with care,
                Stockings belonging to geldings and the stud and the mare,

                And all of the Warmbloods were tucked in for a winter's nap,
                (We warmblood take a lot of naps!)
                Their day was all finished and their gifts they did wrap,

                When out in the barnyard there arose such a clatter,
                The horses arose to see what was the matter,

                Santa and Rudolph had come with 8 tiny reindeer,
                Which looked just like warmbloods until they came near,
                Santa handed out carrots, and apples and hay,
                And then all the warmbloods, they started to neigh,
                A Chirstmas carol of joy for everyone to hear,
                And then Santa sat down and had cookies and bier,
                He stuffed all the stockings with gifts for secret santa elves,
                Who'd sent presents to Eleanor, and wrapped gifts themselves,
                We'd done all our shopping, we'd sent all our gifts,
                To Eleanor for Christmas, we'd finished out lists,

                And we heard Santa say as he tightened his sleigh with a wrench,
                Merry Christmas to Cothers and make sure you don't grinch!


                • Originally posted by dressagetraks View Post
                  Thanks, Elf! I'm cozied up with a cat to the computer right now. Not as cold as the north pole here, but it's definitely getting chillier. If I could change ONE thing about my dream farm, it would be the climate, moving the same land about 400 miles south.
                  Okay, this is a perfectly legit nice post, so why are there 3 thumbs down for it.
                  Me thinks this thumbs up and thumbs down is getting a bit weird!.
                  I am going on strike and not using it anymore. Is there a way to stop notifications. Sorry to side track but to thumbs down a post on here is well, dumb!
                  And you were right Politics Was totally out of place on here!


                  • Originally posted by BigBayHanoMare View Post
                    I hope my giftee will be happy--I just splurged a bit over the budget I said I would do. Oops! It's all good, though, originally my budget was made when my job prospects were slim, but I'm gainfully employed, so I wanted to splurge and make my giftee's day.
                    I went a bit over too. My giftee really needs something, and I found one! I hope she's happy with it. I love being able to find something someone really needs and doesn't have!
                    Nanakorobi yaoki: Seven times fall, eight times rise.


                    • Oh TRUST ME!

                      I am a stealth Elf since I am virtually impaired. There is shipping and wrapping and really poor poetry headed for this thread and my gif tee!

                      Oh I am so excited! FUN!

                      Only on COTH is it said
                      Rhymes can be typed on a thread
                      We shop till we drop
                      Exhausted we flop
                      And just how can you type on something so narrow as a thread? A tiny piece of string, of course silk is even thinner, just never know.

                      (Chipmunks got in here somehow)
                      “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
                      ? Albert Einstein


                      • HOLY COW ELF! TarheelJD, you are AMAZING! I haven't OPENED anything yet (um...that may be happening tonight...not going to lie), but after a truly terrible week, I came home to a HUGE box waiting for me! I dug in and pulled everything out, wrapped so beautifully! I had to sit on the stoop and cry for a second that someone could take so much time and do things so beautifully! After a year of being forgotten and shuffled behind getting everything done for everyone else, that, even BEFORE opening anything, was one of the best gifts one could get the eve of thanksgiving. THANK YOU! (expect a private message once I get things actually opened) Thank you for making my day, week and month, and for your gorgeous wrapping skills! (Which I truly wish I had!)


                        • I guess my elf has gone stelf: haven't heard anything in quite a while. Hope he/she is ok and still out there!
                          "Radar, the man's ex-cavalry: if he sees four flies having a meeting, he knows they're talking about a horse!" Cptn. BJ Hunnicutt, M*A*S*H Season 4, Episode "Dear Mildred"


                          • I'm done shopping!!!!
                            Let the wrapping begin


                            • My persons box is winging its way east.


                              • I am waiting for one more order to arrive for my giftee
                                ~Former Pet Store Manager (10yrs)
                                ~Vintage Toy Dealer (rememberswhen.us)
                                ~Vet Tech Student
                                Mom to : 2 Horses, 4 Dogs, 2 Cats


                                • I'm having a bit of "elf's block" right now and am trying to figure out what to get to finish up shopping for my giftee. Hopefully I'll figure it out this weekend!


                                  • Are people revealing themselves when they send their packages?
                                    RIP my beautiful Lola, ????–August 29, 2014


                                    • Originally posted by BigBayHanoMare View Post
                                      Are people revealing themselves when they send their packages?
                                      I did not.. But then again, I still have one more thing to send.. Maybe two! LOL


                                      • I found the perfect last addition, Blackstallion2!! Everything should be here by next week, and I'll have it wrapped and on its way to you!

                                        Now I just need to get into baking mode, for the edible parts of your gift...for both horses and human!


                                        • I have not made an alter, just not time with work and everything that has been going on. I have gotten a few things for my person and hope that I can get the time to get it wraped and sent before long.
                                          My life motto now is "You can't fix stupid!"

                                          Are you going to cowboy up, or lie there and bleed