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Lana

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Michelle, got your envelope. Thank you!

The last package was put into the mail last night, to come to me!!!
 

Lana

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I received the last box last night. By the time I received it, was to late to get items out today. Post Office only open about 2 hours on Saturday. THEY WILL BE GOING OUT ON MONDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :)
 

Lana

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All the gifts are out of the boxes, Allen is packing them and I just finished the addresses for all except Jessicas. Allen will mail them out in the a.m.!!! PLEASE PLEASE REMEMBER WHEN YOU OPEN THEM DO NOT MENTION THE ITEMS OR POST PICTURES ON HERE, FACEBOOK OR YOUR BLOGS UNTIL WE KNOW THAT JESSICA GOT HERS!!!!!!! THANK YOU!
 

MrsSoup

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Lana, you guys don't have to wait for me. I really don't know how long it may be. They said that we are at the top of the list for housing so it could be a week or it could be longer from the time we get on the island which won't be until the 19th. If y'all want to go ahead please do!
 
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Lana

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Packages were mailed this morning.

I have just sent you all your tracking numbers.

I did it under conversation.

Let me know when you get yours.

I will be looking at the amounts shortly after I do dishes, iron my great aunts clothes and do some bill pays so will see what I owe people and if I do the amounts will be sent out.
 
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ejagno

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Woohoo, it says mine should be here on Thursday. Thanks for all of your hard work on this and tell hubby we appreciate his help too.
 

Lana

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3 people are getting alittle back. Be SURE you cash the checks! One was right on, one a quarter off, one alittle off and then Jess is yet to go.

I missed Diedra, Jane and Shannon who had been with us since the start. P.A. had been in it the last couple of years and then Annie and Becky were in it a couple yrs. way back.
 

missjane

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I just couldn't get my head around an idea this year. Maybe next year... Hope you all enjoy it, though. It's so fun and I love seeing everyone's creativity. Please post pictures after Jessica gets hers!
 

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I would have loved to have been in but postage is just too ridiculous.

Katrina- want to have our own next year???
 

Miss JoDee

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Package came today!
Thanks Lana and Allen for making it work so well.
 

Lana

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You can open your box whenever you want! At the beginning we went on a chat site and opened them all together but so hard to get everybody at the same time so open when you want to! Don't tell Jess what anything is!
 

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My package arrived today! Wow, what amazing creations - I will treasure them. Can't wait for next year's swap - hope we get a record number of participants, I'd love to have an MHH tree!

Merry Christmas in July!
 
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ejagno

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Got my package today and absolutely love the care and creativity in each package. DH just laughed as I was like a little kid on Christmas morning. The grandkids came this afternoon and are adamant about these being for the tree I always put up in their room. I don't quite know how to tell them that I'm rather selfish with my personal gifts. LOL
 
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MinnieCo

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I opened mine yesterday and loved what I received.
 
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Miss JoDee

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Opened mine and found a treasure trove of friends with lots of talent! Thank you all so much for participating.
 
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GrammaDeb

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Received my box. Oh my goodness! What beautiful ornaments!! You ladies are so talented!!!
 

PamelaG

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Lana, do you think we could amend the rules slightly for next year and include ornaments made by others (ie. ornaments purchased from craft fairs/local artisans)? That way, those who don't feel that homemade ornaments are their strength and/or those would like to support small businesses would be able to participate?
 

Lana

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Pam, I am hoping there will be a swap next year but I always wait till I post and see if there is enough interest before going ahead with it. I normally post it the first of January and leave it open until the end of February. I have had a few say that they would like it to be later in the fall. I have always had it as a homemade swap and people seem to like that.

Everybody PLEASE feel free to leave your thoughts on it.