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Post by EC2 » Fri September 26th, 2008, 3:20 pm

Still reading Mort by Terry Pratchett but a USA friend has just sent me The Pink Carnation - arrived this morning in a 'goody' parcel so I'll pick that up next - forgotten the author and book is downstairs at the moment.

p.s. self and a few internet friends swap 'goody' parcels from our own countries. We enclose stuff like pens and serviettes postcards, notebooks, bookmarks, inexpensive little fripperies peculiar to our own cultures. Chuck in a couple of books and then send them out a couple of times a year. It's great fun and the biggest cost is probably the postage. You never know what's going to turn up and it's great fun sorting out the thoughtful and the silly on a miniscule budget.
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Post by michellemoran » Fri September 26th, 2008, 3:51 pm

self and a few internet friends swap 'goody' parcels from our own countries
I love that idea!!
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Post by LCW » Fri September 26th, 2008, 4:37 pm

What a great idea!! I wonder if we could start something like that here!!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri September 26th, 2008, 4:54 pm

[quote=""1lila1""]What a great idea!! I wonder if we could start something like that here!![/quote]

I've thought about suggesting a Secret Santa in the past but with all of us spread out in so many countries how many can really afford to send something to say Australia or UK or in their cases the US or Canada, etc.

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Post by Vanessa » Fri September 26th, 2008, 8:03 pm

It would probably have to be organised quite early so parcels could be sent by sea rather than air, thereby keeping costs down. Too late for this year, I think. For some reason it seems quite expensive to post via air from Australia to the UK from what I can gather. My daughter has a penfriend in the US and she sent her a little gift a while ago - postage didn't seem that expensive.
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Post by EC2 » Fri September 26th, 2008, 8:19 pm

On the other list we only do it when the moment strikes and very informally. I do find myself going into tacky gift shops though and thinking 'Hmmm, I'm sure G. would just love that 99p. pen in the shape of Robin Hood's arrow.' Another listmember sent me an Elvis Presley pot holder (oven glove) and a 'Burnin' Love' fridge magnet! There's an unwritten contest for the 'tackiest ever' pressie!
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Post by diamondlil » Fri September 26th, 2008, 10:44 pm

What about we try a holiday card swap for this year and see how it goes, and then we can move forward from there?

We can use this thread to brainstorm a few ideas and go from there.
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Post by Divia » Fri September 26th, 2008, 11:01 pm

Lovin all the ideas!

While it might be too late for Secret Santa say to for the US to Australia that doesnt mean the Australians can't swap gifts and the Americans can swap gifts etc.

I also like the idea about the random gifts. :D


Cool idea about the cards too!

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Post by pat » Fri September 26th, 2008, 11:11 pm

Love the idea! However, I do agree about the cost from here to UK! I still send presents back for certain friends and children and postage can cost more than the present! If things can be put into a card then that would be easier!
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Post by Divia » Fri September 26th, 2008, 11:38 pm

We could send postcards from where we live.
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