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15th November 2006, 07:54 PM
Hello all and Happy Holidays! :flwr:

There had been some discussion of a Secret Santa Swap for Christmas over in the Dog and Bone. I figured I would post this here so that all are aware of it. :D

Gifts for pets and people are acceptable. If you are shipping anywhere other than your country, please avoid sending edible items (i.e. dog treats) as they will probably give you headaches with customs. If it is a people gift, it would be great if it were cavalier related (stationary, ornament, figurine, etc.)

Gift cost should range from $20-$25 USD (not good with the exchange rate, so if someone could post what that would be elsewhere, that would be helpful.)

If you would like to participate, please copy and paste the following into a PM and send it to me. I will let you know who you will be sending your gift to on November 30th. Gifts should be sent no later than December 7th. That gives you a week to get a gift and get it to the post office. :)

Please post any suggestions you may have toward this (and let me know if I am missing any details that would be nice to know!) icon_whistling

What to PM me:

Name(s) of cavalier(s):

Color and gender:

General dog clothing size:

Measurement of neck:

Measurement of girth around rib cage and/or length from neck to base of tail:

Gift Preference (Dog or People gift):

Wish list?:

Absolutely do not send me:

Owner name and mailing address:

As I said, I am open to any suggestions to this and I look forward to getting some participants in this! Remember, I have to have your information by November 30th so that gift assignments can be made.

Thanks! :D :D :D

15th November 2006, 08:07 PM
Oh how fun!!! I am going to gather all that information and get it to you tonight!!

15th November 2006, 08:16 PM
Me too. I have a friend in London I send stuff to periodically, so I know that prices of shipping can sometimes cost more than the gift (I've spent $4.50 to send a $1.00 chocolate bunny, for example ....)

That said, I'd still be happy to be secret santa to someone overseas since there are things we have for our dogs here that aren't available there and vice versa.

II'll send my details later today as well after I pick up Lucky from the vet.

15th November 2006, 09:00 PM
I'll PM my details tonight! :D Hopefully there's a good turnout for this.. it will be fun! :)

Harry & Heidi's mom
15th November 2006, 09:15 PM
Gift cost should range from $20-$25 USD (not good with the exchange rate, so if someone could post what that would be elsewhere, that would be helpful.)

It's aprox £13

15th November 2006, 09:31 PM
Thanks Heather! :flwr:

Harry & Heidi's mom
15th November 2006, 09:40 PM
no problem,

I won't be joining in tho, as christmas is sooooo expensive for me with 2 kids, and family and of course Harry to buy for.

But enjoy it

15th November 2006, 11:24 PM
I've sent my info in PM to you, Lindsay... I hope there will be enough participants!

15th November 2006, 11:42 PM

SHould be a measurement of from the base of the neck to the base of the tail too, right? Just in case we order something clothing related?

16th November 2006, 01:09 AM
Just updated the pm part to include that. Allthough when I am buying things for my dogs, I have never thought to be concerned about the length, just whether I can get it around them or not! :lol: 8)

I figure even if we just have 2 people that is enough interest, and we already have more than that! ;)

16th November 2006, 02:55 AM
I also was just asked what would happen if someone has more than 1 dog, does that mean they have to receive 2 dogs worth of gifts (i.e. $50+ of gifts). :yikes

I would say definitely no. I would say per owner spend $20-25.

Thanks for all the questions and feedback. So far so good! :flwr:

16th November 2006, 02:46 PM
Also, if you would like your person's name earlier than the 30th, please let me know. I know some people would like a little longer to shop than a week, and I would hate to move the 'ship by' deadline. So please let me know!

Come one gals (and guys)! We need some more participants! 8)

Claire L
16th November 2006, 08:14 PM
Absolutely do not send me:

Owner name and mailing address:

:lol: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Maybe I'll be able to participate next year :D

:flwr: :flwr:

16th November 2006, 08:23 PM

You can still participate. :flwr: That's why there are human or dog gifts. :) I know I could find you something human. . . :flwr: I'de love to have YOU! (:

16th November 2006, 08:31 PM
Yes definitely Claire! Please don't feel like you can't participate if you want to! :flwr:

Claire L
17th November 2006, 08:48 AM
:D OK Then! I'm in :) now what do I do and REMEMBER I'm in Ireland so I need to do this quick as I'm going to Connecticut on Dec 17th :xfngr:

:flwr: :hug:

Claire L
17th November 2006, 09:03 AM
:sl*p: Forgot to mention that Doggie clothes here are really expensive compared to the US ...OR... MAYBE I just haven't shopped in the right places :?

Please feel free to enlighten Lil Ol Moi :lol: :lol:

:flwr: :flwr:

17th November 2006, 12:41 PM
woohooo Claire L!! :) You know we can send you something for you to get in connecticut! :) And yeah it does seem cheaper ove ron this side of the pond. Puppia harnesses over here are $20 US which I think 13 pounds or something (I don't have that symbol on this computer.) Anyways I think it's quite a big difference. ;) Glad to have you aboard! 8)

17th November 2006, 01:30 PM
That is great Claire! Be sure that when you send me your information in a PM to remind me that you will need to be an early bird.

Thanks! :flwr:

17th November 2006, 04:37 PM
I'm in - I just need to remember to measure the pups this weekend.

Claire L
17th November 2006, 07:18 PM
Lindsay , do you want me to give you the address of where I'll be in Connecticut? it would probably be much easier. I'll be there from Dec 17th to 27th.


17th November 2006, 07:35 PM
It is completely your call. Where ever you want to receive your gift is where you need to give me :flwr:

26th November 2006, 11:48 PM
Just a reminder that I need to receive your information no later than November 30th if you want to participate in the Secret Santa!

Hope all is well with everyone! :flwr:

29th November 2006, 08:10 PM
Attention! I will be assigning the remaining non-early bird Secret Santa's tomorrow!

Please get your info in to me by tomorrow morning!


29th November 2006, 09:37 PM
I just read this post and I'm in!!! I'll get Sofee's measurements tonight and post them before I go to bed. What a GREAT idea!
thanks :D

My Wesley
30th November 2006, 03:59 AM
Are we supposed to reveal who we are when we send the gift out? As in the card?


30th November 2006, 03:48 PM
I would say yes. I will start a thread for pics of the gifts when it gets closer to Christmas.



1st December 2006, 04:14 AM
Allrighty. All assignments have been made! Good luck on your shopping!

Please realize that I am human and it is past my bedtime! If you sent me information and did not receive a PM from me with who you are buying for, please let me know!

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