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#1 Autumnal

Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:57 AM

I am starting the SS thank you thread as I have already had confirmation of gifts being posted.



#2 Autumnal

Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:03 AM

Bump

#3 Mrs Lannister

Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:08 AM

What date are we opening them or is it just whenever we receive them?

#4 Holidayromp

Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:14 AM

You can choose whenever you want to open them but most people like me tend to wait until Christmas Day to do so.  Once you have opened them acknowledge the contents and thank the present giver.  That is what I would do.  biggrin.gif

Or alternatively thank the buyer when you get them but say you won't open until blah blah and then post another message after opening acknowledging contents.

#5 Nofliesonme

Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:13 AM

Well, I would like to thank my secret Santa. I accidentally opened the parcel not realizing whom it was from. It is beautiful and already attached to my car keys. Thankyou so very very much original.gif merry Xmas to you original.gif

#6 Barefoot

Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:05 AM

My parcel is being mailed today.
I hope my giftee likes it.

#7 Coffeegirl

Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:20 PM

Thank you to my WA Secret Santa  xmas_tongue.gif   The kids made me open it when we got home.  They just love to get mail.      

I can't wait to try my coffee. And just in time, I'm almost out of beans  tthumbs.gif

#8 Baroness Bubbles

Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:00 PM

My parcel is also going today... I hope the receiver opens it immediately... I am no good at waiting to see what people think, I get all excited lol

#9 Leha

Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:53 PM

Just wanted to say thank you to my secret Santa. My present arrived today beautifully wrapped but I am going to try and wait to Xmas to open it.

Have a great chrissy

Leah

I also mailed my secret Santa yesterday. It should arrive around the 6th hopefully.

#10 Monroe

Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:21 PM

Massive thanks to my SS, I have put it in my wardrobe & trying to leave it until xmas day (yeah, right)
I am sure I'll love it & will update my post when I open it!

My SS is being mailed out tomorrow!

#11 Holidayromp

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:07 AM

I mailed my SS on Friday.  I hope that it arrives safely  biggrin.gif .  When I receive mine I am going to put it away and put it under our tree when it arrives and then open it on Christmas day  biggrin.gif

#12 kimmy176

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:10 AM

Thank you to my SS, I have left the package closed and am going to open my present on Christmas day. It will probably be one of two presents that I don't know the contents of lol.

I am posting my present to my SS today and will send a PM to the organisers with the tracking number. I hope she likes her present!

#13 71Cath

Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:27 PM

Thank you Secret Santa, your gift arrived for me, so I have hidden it away from myself...I hope I can last!

Edited by 71Cath, 27 November 2012 - 12:28 PM.


#14 Peridot

Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:52 PM

What is the date that they have to be posted by? original.gif

#15 Autumnal

Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:03 PM

8th December

#16 Baroness Bubbles

Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:07 PM

Do we PM the organiser as well as post in here when received, or just 1? Also, do we get confirmation it has arrived in case the recipient forgets to post in here?

Edited by Kenzi_Bubble, 27 November 2012 - 01:07 PM.


#17 Bryden

Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:05 PM

Mine arrived yesterday  biggrin.gif

I'm going to try and wait until Christmas to open it but I'm not sure that I have enough willpower. I've felt it a couple of times and can't pick what it is though!

Thank you secret Santa!

#18 Autumnal

Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:04 PM

Please let you SS organiser know if you have received your gift and posted your gift. Thank you!

#19 A whole new world

Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:09 PM

Hi there
Is it too late to become a part of this Secret Santa bonanza.

#20 Holidayromp

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:41 PM

QUOTE (A whole new world @ 27/11/2012, 06:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi there
Is it too late to become a part of this Secret Santa bonanza.


Yes it is too late.  This is organised in November.  Plus you have to have a post count of at least 500 to participate.  Maybe next year  original.gif

#21 Holidayromp

Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:07 PM

Thank you thank you thank you to my Secret Santa  biggrin.gif

The parcel arrived today - hand delivered too.  I opened one corner and stuck an eye in and noted the wrapped contents could not be possibly anything else but the EB secret santa.

Package is now in cupboard awaiting opening on Christmas Day......sigh it is going to be a long wait.  

Will post once more once I have opened  biggrin.gif

Just letting you know that it has arrived safely.  

xo

#22 **Kaz**

Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:31 PM

Mummabear - Amanda I would like to say thank you very much for the lovely present, I couldn't contain myself and opened it  ohmy.gif

I absolutely LOVE IT to pieces I have no idea where you got such an awesome present but it is just perfect and i can't wait until the 1st December to start trying the teas. biggrin.gif

For everyone else what Mummabear bought me was an Felt Advent Calender shaped like a christmas tree and in every single pocket are different types of teas such turkish delight, cherry ripe, earl grey, mint slice and the list goes on.  It is so beautiful. original.gif

#23 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:41 PM

QUOTE (**Kaz** @ 29/11/2012, 05:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mummabear - Amanda I would like to say thank you very much for the lovely present, I couldn't contain myself and opened it  ohmy.gif

I absolutely LOVE IT to pieces I have no idea where you got such an awesome present but it is just perfect and i can't wait until the 1st December to start trying the teas. biggrin.gif

For everyone else what Mummabear bought me was an Felt Advent Calender shaped like a christmas tree and in every single pocket are different types of teas such turkish delight, cherry ripe, earl grey, mint slice and the list goes on.  It is so beautiful. original.gif


Awwww wub.gif i feel all warm and fuzzy. You are more than welcome! i hope you enjoy it original.gif i had hoped you would open it before christmas, otherwise it would have seemed silly when you opened it christmas day laughing2.gif Merry Christmas **Kaz**

i should add that i ended up going back to Adore Tea and purchased some of the flavours myself to try!! LOL

i should add that i ended up going back to Adore Tea and purchased some of the flavours myself to try!! LOL

#24 Mrs Lannister

Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:22 PM

My present arrived today and my 3 yr old was helpful and opened it for me. I received a lovely Christmas ornament, a book ( by an author I have enjoyed before but haven't read this book) and a disc of Grey's  anatomy. My SS def did their homework and I'm very happy. Thank you  xmas_cool.gif

#25 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:55 PM

I can't wait for my SS to get hers, it is currently at the Post Office waiting to be picked up original.gif




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