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*****2016 Ornament Exchange*****

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aisling8
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Dear Pink Sisters, 

November 1st, time to begin our annual ornament exchange. I hope people will come out and play—that means you, you, and, oh yes, you:) 

If you'd like to participate, please PM me with your real name and address (or you can remain anonymous if you wish, but I'll need the address) and I'll send you a name and address in return. It's great fun as people begin receiving their ornaments and posting about them. 

This is a tradition that our beloved Chenheart began and since it was her lovely idea, I'll let her words explain it:

"Hey Kindred Spirits~ it's that time of year again!

Last year, as many of you know, I organized ( not well organized, but yeah...) an ornament exchange here on the BC boards. If any of you is interested in participating, please PM me with your real name and address~ when the list grows, I will pair you up with another warrior from the boards.

We have almost no rules, so let me address what was asked of me last year, to hopefully make it easier for new ones this year! If you want to remain anonymous, that is completely up to you! If you do not want the recipient to know who the ornament is from, that is just fine. Conversely, if you do want them to know, include your name and screenname! LOL

These do NOT have to be expensive! That is the nice thing about ornaments, they can be purchased quite reasonably. Also~please do NOT feel that participating in this has to have a spiritual or religious connotation. We have Christians here, lapsed Christians, Jews, Muslims, Athiest, fill in the blank, and they are pretty much represented here. An ornament need not depict anything religious... last year I got an ormament from one of our Kindred Spirits in Texas, and she sent an ormament in the shape of the state! Like me, I am sure you have seen all sorts of ornaments; wine bottles, surfboards, teddy bears, candy, pink ribbons (!!!) the list is endless. Sometimes, the participant lets me know that they are part of a certain faith, in that case I let their Secret Santa know. Conversely, if someone says they do NOT celebrate the holidays per se, but want to exchange ornaments, I will let that be known as well.

This was a lot of fun last year! We had a good time thinking about what to get one another, wondering what and when we would get our ornament from someone else, and it connected us in a wonderful way which touched us in ways that cancer cannot. It was a loving, fun, upbuilding way to join hearts.

So, if you want to be a part of this, PM me! I need your names and addresses, which I PROMISE I will keep safe and not share with anyone else!!!!!

I think that by December 1st I will have to say No More Names!!! I hope to have enough names to start pairing you up by mid-November, and you can take it from there as to when you mail it!

Hugs,
Chen♥"

 

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mschaben
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i participated in this last year and it was awesome. I will pm you my info. Thank you so much ❤️

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1surfermom
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Thank you for organizing the ornament exchange this year. I love participating and each year when I decorate our tree I am reminded of the power and grace of this group. Thank you again. Love Surf

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ppurdin
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Thank you for organizing the ornament exchange.And using Chens words is very special.I have one since 2009.I cherish each one.I have one from Chen also.I put each one up on tree every year.Thanks again.

 

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TraciInLA
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Been trying to PM you all morning to let you know that I'd like to participate again this year, but my message keeps bouncing, and I'm getting CSN error messages.  I'll try again tonight from my home computer.

Traci

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aisling8
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I'll definitely put you on the list and assume your name and address are the same as last year's, that you haven't moved to Montana or Wyoming to follow your dream of riding the rodeo or joined a caravan of gypsies. But, hey, I'll wait for confirmation:)

xo

Victoria

kakennedy
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What a great idea!  I will PM you my info!  Can't wait!

:) Kathy

jennytwist
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I'd love to participate again this year!  (if you need any help - let me know!)

Thanks for organizing this wonderful tradition!

Jenny

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VickiSam
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continuing this most precious tradition brought tears to my eyes -- gosh, I can't stop crying---

Yes - I also tried to private message you - bounced off .. as well .. then again, I am blond so maybe I pushed the wrong button while using my iPhone-  Hahahaha 

Vicki Sam

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aisling8
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If your info is the same as last year's, I'll just add you to the list and you don't have to worry about the pesky PM'g.

xoxo

Victoria

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VickiSam
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yes, it is the same.

 

i will go ahead and PM you, my friend.

Regards,

Vicki Sam 

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aisling8
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Please join us. It's fun!!

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GreeneyedGirl
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But still want to participate~♥

Melanie

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aisling8
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Is all your info the same as last year? 

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GreeneyedGirl
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No changes~

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ppurdin
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please resend by messages the name of my ornament buddy.It won't let me retrieve it.

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aisling8
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Okay, Pat:)

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mschaben
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Thank you for the awesome ornament.  I almost cried.  The ornament was silver angel wings with the breast cancer symbol hanging in the middle.  It is very beautiful.. Thank you again for everyone on this site..  Its comforting to know that when we feel alone in this crazy world that we can log in to a place where everyone can relate and cares.. God Bless everyone..Happy Holidays

Mary

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Iris_G
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I'm so sorry I haven't been on in a few weeks!  I've been traveling with my husband and just didn't have time to get on here!  I received my ornament right before Thanksgiving!  It was gorgeous and I'll treasure it forever!  I pray everyone has a wonderful holiday season!

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VickiSam
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enjoying all the excitement and happiness "our" Christmas ornamentsexchange brings to so many.  

Vicki Sam

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Puffin2014
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Thank you Traci for your awesome ornament, made JUST for me! I posted a photo in the Expressions Gallery.

1stTimeStage2
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My ornament is so beautiful and so special - I love it and am so grateful for this community!

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VickiSam
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ppurden - package delivered last Monday .. no posting here on our site ..

has anyone heard from Pat ?

Vicki Sam 

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aisling8
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That has me worried, too. Pat LOVES the ornament exchange and is always so gracious with her well wishes and thank you's. Fingers crossed she's just caught up with family and holidays.

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VickiSam
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Happy Holiday'a to all..

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