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#146719 overboard

Posted by alliesmom on 07 November 2013 - 05:53 AM

Oh goodness...I have gone overboard with Secret Santa gifts yet again! I shop all year long and squirrel things away in the closet. Then I get a few personalized gifts when I get the name of my recipient. I never realize how much I have bought until I pull it all out of the closet for wrapping. I have wrapped everything in a variety of paw print wrapping papers and I took a picture of the gifts for you to see. Who could these be for?

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#146695 Secret Santa HINTS!

Posted by alliesmom on 06 November 2013 - 09:13 AM

Am I neurotic? I've already wrapped all of my gifts!

If you're neurotic, count me into the crazy club...mine are wrapped, too!

#146650 Portrait of Shamus - August 8, 2003 to May 17, 2012

Posted by alliesmom on 03 November 2013 - 12:11 PM

Just beautiful! I have a portrait of my beloved Tara and it is such a cherished possession. I'm sorry for your loss. We will always miss our babies who have gone to the Bridge.

#146593 Secret Santa HINTS!

Posted by alliesmom on 02 November 2013 - 08:12 AM

What fun! :) My recipient has at least one IG with a two syllable name.

#146546 Is this yours?

Posted by alliesmom on 01 November 2013 - 06:56 AM

I am so excited about sending the box out! The gifts that I have ordered are arriving in dribs and drabs and I wrap each one as soon as it comes in. I'll post a pic of the growing pile of wrapped gifts soon.

#146484 Is this yours?

Posted by alliesmom on 31 October 2013 - 12:15 PM

Where did you get the paw print tape?

Super cute! Some pup(s) is going to be super excited!

I got the paw print tape at Walmart a few months back. I went online to get more later and they had sold out, though.

#146480 Is this yours?

Posted by alliesmom on 31 October 2013 - 11:54 AM

So, as most of you know, I am a teacher and this is a CRAZY busy time of year for me. I have narrative reports to write on thirty students. I need to prepare for parent-teacher conferences for all thirty students. I have to write up my own lengthy evaluation goals. And on top of it all, I have to keep teaching the little cherubs. Yesterday, I took the day off of work as a sick day because I am so inundated with paperwork that I needed some kid-free time to devote to writing. I needed a break in the afternoon so I finished decorating the box that will contain the Secret Santa gifts which will be sent to somebody special. I cannot show you the four sides of the box because the name(s) of the dog(s) is/are on the sides, but I can give you a peek at the top of the box. Will this box be showing up on your doorstep?

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#146396 start SHOPPING

Posted by alliesmom on 28 October 2013 - 11:31 AM

We should start a "SS HINTS" thread. I actually might be ready to post pictures of the packages soon.

Me, too, Fonda! I have already started wrapping the things that I bought during the year.

#146328 start SHOPPING

Posted by alliesmom on 27 October 2013 - 12:39 PM

I've shopped all year too Deb and like you I'm just after the personal items now that I know who I have. I agree. Thanks Deb for taking this on. I know it's a BIG job. So glad we did not have to lose it.

You're so welcome, Gerri. It's a lot of work and this is a crazy busy time at work for me, but I thought it was an important tradition to keep alive. I'm happy to report that every single participant has verified that they received their recipient's information so we are off to a great start!

#146296 start SHOPPING

Posted by alliesmom on 26 October 2013 - 10:47 AM

Gracie and I are shopping, shopping shopping. so much fun... Love this time of year!!!!!!!

OMG, Gerri, we are shopping as well! I took my iPad to the laundromat with me this morning just so I wouldn't have to interrupt my shopping for the laundry. I have shopped all year long for this exchange, but now I'm getting those more personalized gifts. The pile of gifts is growing. Somebody special and their dog(s) are going to be very spoiled! Next, I'll begin the wrapping. This is too much fun!

#146286 start SHOPPING

Posted by alliesmom on 26 October 2013 - 02:15 AM

All Secret Santa registrations have been sent out! If you did not get my email, please let me know and I will resend it. Please reply to the email just to let me know that you have received your recipient's information. Happy shopping everyone!

#146269 Secret Santa registration

Posted by alliesmom on 25 October 2013 - 10:37 AM

Today is the last day for registration. I will be sending out your recipient information via email tomorrow morning. Then, the SHOPPING begins!

#146248 Tweezer 2002-10/23/2013

Posted by alliesmom on 23 October 2013 - 11:29 AM

What a nice tribute to a treasured family member. I'm sorry for your loss.

#146110 Secret Santa registration

Posted by alliesmom on 18 October 2013 - 04:58 AM

Can you let me know??? I don't think I could register via the normal method, or I could but not sure how! I'm currently in the US and the dogs are in the UK xx

Hi Sarah,
If the person who is sitting your dogs is willing to take photos of your dogs with their gifts and email these to you and you are willing to post these pics on the forum as a thank you to your sender, I don't see why you couldn't participate.

When filling out the registration form, put the name and address of the person who is caring for your dogs. Then, please put your email address. In the "additional comments" section, you can explain your situation so your sender is aware of who you are and how it will work.
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#145990 Secret Santa registration

Posted by alliesmom on 12 October 2013 - 05:54 PM

PLease let me know when you send out emails so i can make sure i get it and that it doesnt go to the spam box.

Ryder and I are VERY EXCITED!!!!!

Monica, I'll be sending the forms out via email on October 26th. :)