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#134095 The gifts!

Posted by alliesmom on 17 November 2012 - 11:11 AM

OK...an update...I just got an email from my recipient to let me know that the box is on her kitchen table. She has not opened it yet. I might jump out of my skin waiting to see if she and her IG like everything I sent.

#134014 The gifts!

Posted by alliesmom on 16 November 2012 - 03:19 PM

It has been delivered, Jaime....now the wait is on to see if my recipient liked everything. It may take awhile for them to open all of those gifts!

#133988 The gifts!

Posted by alliesmom on 16 November 2012 - 06:25 AM

Oh boy! Oh boy! Oh boy! My gifts are on the UPS vehicle for delivery today! I will be checking the UPS website all day to see when it gets delivered.

#133915 Our box :-)

Posted by alliesmom on 15 November 2012 - 08:45 AM

Just don't forget to take them out of the box before you send it! I can't wait to see what goes in that special box.

#133902 The gifts!

Posted by alliesmom on 15 November 2012 - 03:31 AM

ONE more day until the box arrives! I am going to burst with excitement!

#133770 Nervous about my first SS experience!

Posted by alliesmom on 13 November 2012 - 06:58 PM

Alessia, don't feel that you have to go crazy with the SS experience. Some of us go bonkers. I shop all year long for the iggies and parents that I get and I do this because that's what I like to do, but this is certainly not expected. Although I always appreciate the gifts my girls receive, the giving is my favorite part. And you absolutely do not have to wrap the gifts. I do it because I think it's fun. In all honesty, I think my girls had more fun the year my Secret Santa didn't wrap the gifts because they were able to climb into the box and pull out the toys. I have fun opening wrapped gifts, but my girls don't realize that wrapped gifts are for them. Whatever you get for your recipient will be appreciated. Nobody is holding you to any kind of standard or judging you. I hope you will be able to relax and enjoy yourself because that's what the exchange is all about. Oh, and you don't have to shop online. I am an online shopping fiend so that's where I get most of my gifts, but gifts from the local pet store are just as perfect. I don't want to give you too many gift ideas because I might be giving away everything that I sent to my recipient, but they should arrive on Friday and then you'll know what I sent. And again, don't worry when you see all of the gifts I sent. It is not typical to go quite as overboard as I do. I just can't help myself! Have fun with this.

#133754 The gifts!

Posted by alliesmom on 13 November 2012 - 04:31 PM

It's official! I have sent the gifts off and they should arrive at their destination on Friday. I can't wait to see what my recipient thinks of everything.

#133550 The gifts!

Posted by alliesmom on 11 November 2012 - 04:09 AM

Love it!!! Posted Image Wow, beautiful, you are an artist ♥ ♥ ♥
Today I buy the box I will send this year and it's huge and already full, I need to buy a last thing and pack it all and see how to accommodate everything lol, I MUST close it as soon as I buy the last thing because I will continue buying things hahahaha I AM A SHOPAHOLIC!!!!!!! ^.^ !!!!!!

I'm with you, Alexssa. I sealed up my box this morning to prevent me from buying anymore. One gift has not come in yet, but it seems to have gotten lost in the mail. When it eventually does arrive, I will send it separately. The rest of the gifts are going to embark on their journey this week! I know, it's early but I am too excited to wait. My recipient should be opening gifts later this week or early next week...yippee!

#133501 The gifts!

Posted by alliesmom on 10 November 2012 - 01:38 PM

I'm so excited to find out who the lucky person and Iggie(s) is that gets your box! Looks like it is going to be so much fun to open all those!

You won't have to wait too long, Katie. I always send early.

#133498 The gifts!

Posted by alliesmom on 10 November 2012 - 01:23 PM

My little elves (Allie and Riley) have been very busy! As the Secret Santa gifts have come in, the elves have been wrapping them up and filling up the mailing box. It's almost ready to ship out!

#133185 Christmas card adress list

Posted by alliesmom on 06 November 2012 - 02:14 PM

Thanks, Sammy! I already sent my info and Allie and Riley look forward to sending cards.

#132910 IG Whispers 2012 Secret Santa Christmas Gift Exchange!

Posted by alliesmom on 03 November 2012 - 09:59 AM

I have done SO much shopping online for my SS recipient over the past couple of days! I think I'm actually done shopping. Now I have to wait for everything to arrive, wrap it up, and pack it in my big box. What fun!

#132754 The box!

Posted by alliesmom on 01 November 2012 - 04:13 PM

Heck Deb, I would be happy with just the box! lol Who do you use for shipping? I guess they don't mind the stuff on the box as long as they can read the address on the top right? I used UPS last year. Did your niece help you again this year? Love it!

Karen, I use UPS for shipping and they have never had a problem with my "busy" boxes. My niece wasn't as interested in helping decorate the box this year as she has been in past years. She's a busy teenager now, you know! Lol. I had to take over the box decorating for her, but I had fun.

#132729 IG Whispers 2012 Secret Santa Christmas Gift Exchange!

Posted by alliesmom on 01 November 2012 - 12:46 PM

Posted Image Somebody stop me! I have already spent so much time today buy/scoping out things for my SS recipient... Posted Image This is too much fun!

Me too! My box will be all filled up with goodies for my recipient.

#132704 IG Whispers 2012 Secret Santa Christmas Gift Exchange!

Posted by alliesmom on 01 November 2012 - 08:22 AM

Got mine, Woo Hoo! Shop till you drop!

By the way what does "TOS" stand for on our forms? I most likely know this but can't remember right now. Thanks guys.

TOS means terms of service. It means that the member has agreed to the Secret Santa terms of service that we read before signing up.