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2012 COTH Secret Santa -- Sleighs On The Way!

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  • Tonight my kitty has been enjoying the catnip mouse my Secret Santa sent me last year. She's game to help me shop this year!
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    • Weee getting excited! Will hopefully have a fun email sitting in inbox about my "person" by the time I get back from the outback next monday!

      Can't wait to get shopping!

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        Tick tock!!!
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        • SO excited!
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          • Just submitted! So excited about it this year again!


            • October 26th!

              For some reason I had it in my head that I had until the end of the month to sign up. Suddenly I read the deadline date and realized I need to get signed up right away. Who else is a procrastinator?


              • I was at Congress this weekend and bought some things for my person- and I don't even know who they are yet
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                • Originally posted by Sanely Eccentric View Post
                  For some reason I had it in my head that I had until the end of the month to sign up. Suddenly I read the deadline date and realized I need to get signed up right away. Who else is a procrastinator?
                  I just signed up! Thank goodness someone reminded me!
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                  • I can't wait to start shopping! I need to place a Smartpak order, but I'm going to wait until I find out who my SS is!
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                    • I'm in. Fingers crossed !!!


                      • I signed up for the first time in years. Looking forward to it!

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                        • So, sometimes I'm slow and I haven't done the COTH SS before...could someone please explain why it's advisable to have a dedicated Secret Santa email? Why can't I get coordinator emails directly to my normal account?
                          An auto-save saved my post.

                          I might be a cylon


                          • Originally posted by HillnDale View Post
                            So, sometimes I'm slow and I haven't done the COTH SS before...could someone please explain why it's advisable to have a dedicated Secret Santa email? Why can't I get coordinator emails directly to my normal account?
                            I used mine last year to make a seperate account to communicate with your SS, so they don't know who you are. That way I could create a screen name like "HillnDale's Elf" (assuming I was your SS) and either post little hints on here or PM you with questions to help create the perfect gift.

                            Hope that helps!


                            • We finally got our 2nd package all taped up. We actually had to leave out a local product since we did not have room for it. Plus is is heavy and we didn't want to have it crush the Starhouse ornament and the Eventgroupie2 sun catcher.

                              So we should get it to the post office tomorrow, and then it will be on it's way to Eleanor in Canada.

                              We hope everyone will get great gifts for Xmas. And we hope that Eleanor likes what we bought her. She should love the horse ornament and the sun catcher, both of her horse!


                              • Can't wait to find out who mine is! Yay!
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                                • Originally posted by To the MAX View Post
                                  Can't wait to find out who mine is! Yay!
                                  Me too! It feels like christmas just waiting for the list to be announced !!


                                  • We finally mailed our 2nd package to Eleanor today, after delays on our end. And after both Starhouse and Eventgroupie2 made the items for her so promptly.

                                    We hope the package gets to Eleanor soon.

                                    We are finished shopping and have mailed all our gifts. Time for another nap till all you others get assigned and start shipping.


                                    • I can't wait to hear mine...

                                      There are TONS of local craft fairs coming up. That is where I got my person's gift last year.
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                                      • Finally got my email sent out. Every time I went to do it I got side tracked reading FB, CL, or checking COTH and would completely forget about it!
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                                        • I went and bit the bullet and sen my email in this morning. I was hemming and hawwing, especially after being laid off, but I got the good news yesterday for a nice job offer, so I'm back in the game!

                                          And just in time too, as I just bought horse #2 2 weeks before I lost my old job