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2nd Annual ORNAMENT EXCHANGE....who's in this year????

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chenheart
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Sooner than we know it, THE HOLIDAYS will be upon us! Some of us celebrate, some of us don't. We are all from myriad backgrounds, religions ( or not) ethnicities, cultures, etc etc etc. We may not be recognizing the time of year as special, or perhaps we are! We may live in the snow or the sun...well, Kindred Spirits, you get the picture! We are NOT cookie-cutter friends!

That having been said, for the second year, I am initiating an Ornament Exchange here on the BC boards! They don't have to be angels, or Santa's, tho they certainly can be~ they might be sleds, or stars, wine glasses, pink ribbons (EWWW!LOL) or dogs! This is simply a time for those of us who want to to connect with other Kindred Spirits here to do so! It was a great success last year, and I want to let you know we are doing it again!

IF you want to participate, send me a Private Message here at my CSN email, along with your REAL NAME and snail-mail address. The 1st week of December I will have matched up names and addresses and I will email you your Ornament Buddy's name and address~ no one will know whose name you got or who got yours!

The economy sucks ( what? You needed ME to tell you that???) This does NOT have to be a Fabrege Egg or Tiffany's Diamond Collection of ornaments! Just Kindred Spirit to Kindred Spirit...99 cent store, or home-made, whatver we can afford~ this time it truly is the thought that counts. Because all of us count in ways that are indeed special.

Hugs,
Chen♥

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MyTurnNow
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Claudia, I think this is a wonderful idea. Count me in. I'm not real computer literate and thought I could figure out how to send a PM, but I can't. Would you be so kind and give me, along with anyone else (I know there are others our there), instructions? Thank you!

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chenheart
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Sure, MyTurn! From the homepage, look down from "Connect and Communicate" and under the Discussion Boards and Chatroom, you will see CSN Email. Simply click on New Mail, scroll down, and you will then see "Write a New Message". Type it in, put in my screenname (Chenheart) duh! , hit send and Voila! I will send you one first, so you can hopefully see how it works!

Hugs,
Chen♥

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Sam726
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Count me in..ill message you

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KathiM
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I will PM you, dearheart...and thank you for doing this!!!!

Hugs, Kathi

Rague
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Will be sending to the same person that we get from? Makes no difference - just wondering.

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chenheart
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I think I will just mix em up! Say I get 20 reponders...I will just randomly divide them in half and send them out...that way you all remain secret and surprised!! LOL

Hugs,
Chen♥

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RE
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I enjoyed it last year, it was fun I will pm you. Thanks Claudia for heading this up, you are a gem!

RE

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tasha_111
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Even Guppies?
LOL

Hugs J............. I'm In!

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chenheart
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Guppies...hanging from the tree with fish hooks instead of ornament hangers~ leave it to you O Turquoise One! LOL

Hugs,
Chen♥

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GreeneyedGirl
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just sent a pm, count me in!! I can't wait to pick out an ornament to send.

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chenheart
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The response to this has been swift and amazing! I think ( if I make the time) that I can already divide up and send at least 20 of you Ornament Buddies!!!! I will of course keep the offer open for about another 3 weeks for anyone else who wants to join in! Thanks for participating; you all rock! But you knew that already, didn't you?????

Hugs,
Chen♥

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taleena
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Count me semi missing.. but in dear friend!!

Hugs,
~T

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Akiss4me
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Oooohhhh....I love surprises!! I'm in! Now, if I can only find the perfect ornament I already have in my head!! (clapping hands because jumping up and down is forbidden!) Pammy

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lovelylola
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I did have trouble PM last night. I think the problem was my brain, oops I meant to say computer. I'll try PMing again. This is a wonderful idea. Lola

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VickiSam
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Great Idea!!!

VickiSam

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always
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I'm in will see if I can PM you..thanks Becky

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mizcaldwell
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I'm up for it! I'll see how my luck holds out on sending a PM!

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lynn1950
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I'm in!

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fauxma
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I would love to do this, but I don't know what my address will be or when we are moving so I must (sadly, insert tears) pass. But it does sound like such fun.
Stef

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Dawne.Hope
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Stef,

Is there a relative that you could have the ornament sent to because if you want to ... then there has to be an address that it could be sent to? Hope so!

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fauxma
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Marcia also suggested this and I will consider it. It would be fun. Thank you for thinking of me and offering a potential solution.
Stef

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sherria49
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Sounds like fun!! Count me in!! Will send a PM.

Sherri

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Marlene_K
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I would like IN, but I haven't yet mastered this site. How do I PM you? Do I add you as a friend? Appreciate your help!

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MyTurnNow
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Marlene, I asked the same question. Go to the top of this discussion and look for Chen's reply to MyTurnNow. It's very simple.

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chenheart
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Thanks, MyTurnNow~ I also PM'd her hoping she will be able to access her CSN email, and figure it out! It is thankfully easy once we know how! As I mentioned, a few of you have sent me only your private EMAIL addresses~ and that won't be quite enough! LOL So, if you still want to be in the exchange ( exchange ending on Monday due to "system overload", namely mine!) please PM me your mailing addresses!!!!

Hugs,
Chen♥

lafera12
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Joined: May 2009

Love the idea--please count me in.

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Wolfi
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You all make this sound like fun so I'm in!

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chenheart
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I posted on another thread that MONDAY is the absolute last day anyone can PM me to join the exchange! It is fun but a whirlwind and I need to get everyone matched up! Please do NOT send me your email address~ I need your SNAIL-MAIL and names! LOL Thanks, everyone~ the response has been amazing~ just like us!!!

Hugs,
Chen♥

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