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Closed until next year - TexasWren's Annual Ornament Exchange 2017

To the best of my knowledge, all the partner emails have been sent out, as of Oct. 29, 2017. (Aren’t you proud of me???) Please let me know if you have not received your OR if you are one of THOSE people who would still like to join after an exchange has been closed. 😊
Now you can get your ornaments ready and carefully packed, especially anything fragile. Before you seal your package, please take a moment to take a quick photo of the ornament and send it to the ornament email.

TexasWren's Annual international Ornament exchange, hosted by Herchelle

This is international.
The ornament can be bought or homemade, and whatever size/theme/type you like. There are no restrictions on the type of ornament you send to your recipient.

If you'd still like to participate, please send an email to ornamentsbc at gmail dot com (the spaces and words are done that way to avoid spam as much as possible. It's just a regular email address with no spaces, and@ instead of at.)

I need the following information:
BC Name (Very important!)
Real Name
Your Mailing address (This will be sent to only your match partner)
Shipping Preference-again, we will try to match, but be prepared to ship
internationally if necessary.

The past several years, we have had a link to show pictures of the ornaments people received. Yes, I have saved all the pictures from last year and my apologies for not setting them yet. I will get it done soon.

If you have any questions, you can contact me at ornamentsbc at gmail dot com

Looking forward to hearing from all of you soon.
Herchelle
TexasWren's Canadian Elf

Before I forget...
Please take a picture of your ornament either before you send it to your partner or when you receive your ornament. I will set up the site again so that I can share the pictures. Please send your photos to the ornamentsbc at gmail dot com email.

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To the best of my knowledge, all the partner emails have been sent out, as of Oct. 29, 2017. (Aren’t you proud of me???) Please let me know if you have not received your OR if you are one of THOSE people who would still like to join after an exchange has been closed. 😊
Now you can get your ornaments ready and carefully packed, especially anything fragile. Before you seal your package, please take a moment to take a quick photo of the ornament and send it to the ornament email.

TexasWren's Annual international Ornament exchange, hosted by Herchelle

This is international.
The ornament can be bought or homemade, and whatever size/theme/type you like. There are no restrictions on the type of ornament you send to your recipient.

If you'd still like to participate, please send an email to ornamentsbc at gmail dot com (the spaces and words are done that way to avoid spam as much as possible. It's just a regular email address with no spaces, and@ instead of at.)

I need the following information:
BC Name (Very important!)
Real Name
Your Mailing address (This will be sent to only your match partner)
Shipping Preference-again, we will try to match, but be prepared to ship
internationally if necessary.

The past several years, we have had a link to show pictures of the ornaments people received. Yes, I have saved all the pictures from last year and my apologies for not setting them yet. I will get it done soon.

If you have any questions, you can contact me at ornamentsbc at gmail dot com

Looking forward to hearing from all of you soon.
Herchelle
TexasWren's Canadian Elf

Before I forget...
Please take a picture of your ornament either before you send it to your partner or when you receive your ornament. I will set up the site again so that I can share the pictures. Please send your photos to the ornamentsbc at gmail dot com email.
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I'm in Kansas, USA.
I love all types of ornaments
I will attempt to send my information shortly. LOL!
Love this exchange!
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I'm in Kansas, USA.
I love all types of ornaments
I will attempt to send my information shortly. LOL!
Love this exchange!


All signed except Kansas, USA.
I'm from Braunschweig, Germany ;-)
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florinda-bs said:
All signed except Kansas, USA.
I'm from Braunschweig, Germany ;-)

I'm also from Braunschweig in Germany and I would be very happy to join Ornament Exchange again! It was so joyful last year! I would prefer to have an exchange with a bookcrossing member who lives as far away from Germany as possible :-D

P.S.: Does there exist a link with pictures of the Ornaments that were sent in 2016?
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I'm working on it!
Sorry that I didn't complete that part of the exchange, I still have all the pictures...I hope.
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Thanks everyone for your enthusiasm.
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Thanks

Mail is on the way.
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I so enjoy this exchange, I was waiting for it!
PM on its way.
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Heavy sigh...
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All signed up. Willing to mail from Ireland to anywhere
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Hooray!

I really love this exchange.
I will like to ship anywhere. But i would like to get something from Ireland. I love this Island!!!
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I sat down and did the copy and paste thing to invite everyone from the previous years. I think that some of you got a few extra invites, but at least I got them done. Thanks for all the replies, this is going to be awesome!
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Love to join, sending e-mail now.
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So happy to get this note - even twice. The exchange has become one of my christmas traditions. Thank you for organizing and I will send off my info today
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Lots of space for everyone, the more, the merrier!!
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Lots of space for everyone, the more, the merrier!!


Come in and join this wonderful exchange!
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What kinds of ornaments do you usually send?
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Hi Annchen!
That is totally up to you. Store bought, religious, non religious, hand made, what ever you want to send. I hope to post the pictures from last year's exchange by this weekend, fingers crossed
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I am sending you email! Shipping international
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please sign me up international. My E-Mail will come soon.
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please,I`ll want to join it this year again - very fine!
best wishes to all from Austria
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I love this litte surprise every year....
Email will follow ...
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Wow!

We now have 55 participants from all over the world...well almost!!
Still time to join us!
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I've not done this in several years. I'm excited to participate again!
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Get ready!

I will start matching everyone up today after work and continue into the weekend. Watch your inboxes. Thank you to everyone for joining!
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Be warned, I had a great time finding the right partner for each and everyone of you. Now I know what Mrs. Klaus feels like, it felt like I was the one giving presents.
So I am presently clearing off my desk and digging out my laptop so that I can start sending out your partner’s info. Wow! There is so much stuff on my desk that I may be in my Mamma’s Cave for a long time tonight. I’m listening to Cat Stevens and opened a bottle of wine. Watch your mailboxes this weekend!
Thank you all for joining this exchange again, and My dear TexasWren, thank you for passing this exchange to me, I am honoured to continue this Bookcrossing tradition.
Cheers!
Ellen/Herchelle
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Be warned, I had a great time finding the right partner for each and everyone of you.

Thank you ma'am ! Perfect pick! Tell you why in a future pm.
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I love to hear that! Thank you!
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I’m listening to Cat Stevens and opened a bottle of wine. Cheers!


I like both, too ;-)

Address well received, thank you!
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Thank you so much. My christmas ornaments are on the way togehter with a little Book: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14783900/
Sorry the text will be translatet and the picture I will send to you - later, because it should be an surprise ;-)
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Just doing some last minute tweaking of the partner list, please check your inboxes.
Happy happy joy joy!!!
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Who will it be...????
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I think it's me!!!
Thank you rotesGnu for being so fast in sending your package... I haven't opened it yet, but as soon as we start decorating our house, I will post photo of it.
I have started gathering a few things for my mailings, so a little bit more patience, it will be soon on its way! *<[:{ ) Merry Christmas!
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And mine has arrived too! Thank you FraukeRo, my spidey senses tell me it's going to be a good one. :-) Like estelle1806 I haven't opened it yet. So exciting!
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Woohoo! Strike! :D
Merry Christmas!
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Mine arrived! Thank you so much Hotflash! You're a star :D

I've sent you an email with the picture :)
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I wondered what had happened! I didn't realize this was on the Not So Random, etc. Forum. 'Looks like it's as popular as ever. Phew. I thought I was the only signee!
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Thank you so much, herchelle. It will be closed until the first Advent. Than I make my photos. Its so fascinating.
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So it should be with my partner soon. :-)
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but I have forgotten to take a photo of the items. When I packed it I felt like having forgotten something... :-( Now I know what- and I hope the parcel will travel fast like Speedy Gonzales- the fastest mouse in all Mexico... :-) ...
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Thank you for sending me the gorgeous handmade ornaments! I love the sparkly vintage style holly one, as well as the pink and lace heart which can be displayed year round! The "Santa's Face" glasses are super trippy---I love them! I also love the pretty Victorian card you sent. I really appreciate this special package! Merry Christmas!
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Enjoy, friend!
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Dear Estelle,
thank you so much for your lovely package! I really love the Guinness-Ornament. And all the other things are pretty too. I guess i won't be able to eat the chocolate and the candycanes because my son has seen them yet... But the tea is all mine ;-) Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!
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Please disregard my message. I have the information that I need.

Do we have a site where we are posting our ornaments/gifts??

Thank you.
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That is next on my list of things to do when I have a chance to sit on my computer.
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I only realised today when I saw a photo in a facebook group, that I never received my partners details :(
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I sent it on Oct. 29...

Update: That was a long way to the USA... But it has reached it' s final destination at Covert :)
And I have to say Thank You Covert for your wonderful handmade christmas card that I have found in my mailbox today. Your german ist very good! Merry Christmas. Fröhliche Weihnachten.
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It is still early.
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They said it will take 6-10 business days :)
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I cannot find the facebook group... Can you help, please?
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I sent the package off yesterday, international so hoping it gets where it's going soonish. Thanks for posting about this on Facebook, that's how I found out about it. I'm not on this site nearly as much as I should be.
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I sent the package off yesterday, international so hoping it gets where it's going soonish. Thanks for posting about this on Facebook, that's how I found out about it. I'm not on this site nearly as much as I should be.


You're parcel has arrived (thanks a lot, I like it all) - and you can read this in this post only as I'm not on facebook.
And please, for special reason, could you post here, if/when you've got your ornament? Thank you ;-)
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Your parcel arrived today. Wow! Loving every bit of it! Thank you so much and merry Xmas to you.
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Your package arrived safely in Sweden this week, thank you for the nice ornament and even a wishlist book :-)
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Your box was waiting on my doorstep when I returned from a family visit. I needed the pick-me-up of a surprise so your package did double duty.
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I love the stars! My tree is getting set up today! They are wonderful! I'm hiding the chocolate bars so I don't have to share, I may be a little selfish when it comes to GOOD chocolate! And thank you for the cute card and lovely Christmas wishes! You have a great holiday season!
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Mona, my dear friend, TexasWren. It has been an honour to have been given your amazing annual Ornament Exchange, and be there to help you when you needed me. I am thrilled to receive a very special package from you today, woman, you are incredible!!
I look forward to reading the books that you sent, and I LOVE getting socks for Christmas!
Thank you Mona, blessings to you and Johnie!
It will always be known as TexasWren’s Ornament Exchange!
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I love the ornaments and all the goodies in the parcel.
Thank you so much and merry Christmas!
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But I forgot to take a photo :(
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But I forgot to take a photo :(


...could be my post ;-(

I hope, my partner will take the pic and send it to herchelle!
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..as we are now putting up our Christmas decorations. I received two extra cute Christmas elves from FraukeRo as well as a huge bar of Christmas chocolate and a copy of Room by Emma Donoghue. Thank you so much! I've sent a pic of the ornaments to the e-mail for this exchange.
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Your parcel arrived nearly 2 weeks ago. I am on holidays, and the postal people did not redirect it. Thank goodness for Mozette that she found it on my doorstep. The book, potato lotion, ornaments, leaflets from your area and your newsy letter are wonderful. Thank you so much.
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Thank you MargaridaPires for the nice selection of ornaments for the tree, postcard och labels for books. I was so surprised when your package arrived as I had already gotten two beautiful ice-skates-ornaments, also from Portugal. They had no message but I assumed they were part of this exchange. Now I have to research who they are from...

Anyway, again thank you for your gift!!!
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I love my ornament! It's like a small caroussel that moves when I lit a candle on it. It's amazing! Thank you so much
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I love my ornament! It's like a small caroussel that moves when I lit a candle on it. It's amazing! Thank you so much


I'm glad you like it!
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for the sweet card, recipe cards, and the absolutely perfect ornament! I love that you made it *for me*, with the natural wood, collected feathers,young Native American, and Navaho embellishment. Now that my tree is up, it's right in front where I can enjoy it!

I apologize or taking so long to post here~~ I thought I hadwhen I pm'd you...but obviously not. Doh.

And I have to giggle and share~~ in all the years I've been part of this BC Holiday tradition, this is the first time I've actually 'exchanged' ornaments with a bookcrosser!!
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and see the ornament pics???
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Hi, there is an e-mail address at the bottom of the post setting up the exchange. I think it's the same one we used to join the exchange.
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I was very happy to find the ornament parcel in my mailbox! I did not expect it so soon. Now I hope you, Jakesgg, have also got my parcel... :-) I was so happy to read your warmly message. I got an ornament that also caused to plant a tree! What a wonderful idea! And I also got some beautiful postcards- as a postcrosser I enjoyed it twice! And you sent me a calendar and a 3D-bookmark. I've really enjoyed "my" ornament parcel! Also many thanks to herchelle for organization of Annual Ornament Exchange!!
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Thank you Fancy Horse for the wonderful Christmas package. You are most generous! Merry Christmas.
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I just received my package! I love stars and really appreciate the beautiful silver one you sent me! I'm hoping to make it to the Germany BC convention in 2019! The little reindeer, tree, and Santa are adorable.
Thank you so much for the wonderful package! Z-blu
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Last day of mail today and my ornament swap has not arrived. :(
The one I sent has probably also not arrived yet though as I was late sending it this year as I was still waiting for my partners details, not knowing it had somehow been lost in emails.
This is the first time I've not had mine in time to add to my tree, but my kids have had fun looking through all the different ornaments I have received over the years, everything you can imagine from a Harley Davidson tank, hershey's bar, Liberty bell and of course some book ornaments.
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I love my ornament, Airedales are the cutest dogs. Also thanks for the crossing supplies, the cute tissues and the bookmarks.
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Oh,

no ornament arrived until today!

I've send my ornament of the beginning of November - direction Mexico ???

What a pity.
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#1 - My overseas partner has not acknowledged that she received the personalized ornament I mailed her. I sent it in November...it was to take 6-10 business days. I've not received an answer to the PM I sent asking if she received it. I was excited for her to get it because I had it personalized with her BCing name!

#2 - I did not received an ornament from my partner.

I still plan to sign up again. Maybe next year I will just request US only because first of all, mailing overseas is expensive but mostly because then I can track the package I mail to make sure it didn't get lost in the mail. I'm disappointed but not giving up!

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It should have arrived just before Christmas as it was mailed a bit later than I wanted.
I also haven't received one this year but we ended up not decorating at all.
Maybe next year...
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I had the same experience as you this year. Maybe you & I will be partners next year! lol
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I had the same experience as you this year. Maybe you & I will be partners next year! lol

Sounds good to me. Send me your address and I'll put it on my calander for the beginning of November when all good ornaments aren't a mess in the store.
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and now a happy new year :-). Can you write a link for uploading the pictures?
I'll take a new picture from Tommte Tummetot.

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