***Please read this post very carefully and if you still have questions then PM me for clarification.*** If you're familiar with the HGG, please at least skim through and make note of the parts I've "starred" ***. Thanks!
It's time for our annual Holiday Gift Giving Thread! I'm really looking forward to what has been the beginning of my holiday season for the last 8 years! I love being the middle-girl between those who want to surprise another BXer with a gift and the lucky receiver of that gift!
Everyone may post his or her personal wish list, not just books, but anything--- big or small. Others may try to fulfill the wishes as they can. USED items that fulfill a specific wish are just as wonderful as new, and there are NO OBLIGATIONS.
***Please post your country in the subject line to make it easier for the 'givers'.
I WILL NOT BE ASSIGNING YOU A PARTNER as in some of the other giving threads. On this thread, you read through the wishes and find the ones you would like to grant. Then you PM me to get the address for you. You then send the surprises out at any time between now and...whenever! There has been some confusion about this in the past, so please PM me for any clarifications you need.
This year will be different from others as there is now no more rabck.com. That means you'll need to send me your address if you want to participate. So, the big change is that, if you don't send me your address, I'm not going to PM you looking for it. So, if you post a wishlist and someone wants to send you something but I don't have your address, I will write back to them to let them know that I don't have it. Running this thread has always been a big responsibility, and this year it will be bigger than ever, so please take this extra step to help me out. I will post a list here as I receive addresses so you can check back to make sure your PM was received by seeing if your name is on the list. Bookcrosser, Southernfryed, has sweetly offered to be the contact person to obtain my address if you are wishing to surprise me with an HGG gift. Please don't ask her for any other addresses besides mine.
**Please be aware that courtesy goes a long way so please make sure that you've spelled the member's screen name correctly and that you are not sending me lists of 50 members at a time. ***I have not saved any of the addresses from last year so you will need to send yours again this year. I am very committed to responding to you in a timely manner so if you don't hear back from me or see your name on the address list within a day or two, then please assume I did not receive your note and PM again. I will notify the thread if I am to be away from the computer for more than two days.
****VERY important: I take my responsibility seriously and will not give out addresses for reasons other than HGG giving, nor will I give out addresses after Dec. 31. All addresses are deleted from my computer after the first of the year and I start fresh the following year. DO NOT ask me to send you the entire database of addresses.
I've had a great time the last few years fulfilling and receiving wishes. If you're interested in participating, all you have to do is post a list of gifts you'd like to receive. You can choose books, or world peace, hand-crafted items or new cars- anything you want or need. YOU MIGHT NOT GET ANYTHING AT ALL, but this is a generous community. Someone might have the very thing. I really would like to stress the importance of saying "thank you". I will start up a "thank you" thread as well and that is a great place to post a note to the sender letting them know that you received and appreciate your gift. A PM to the person would be a second step to take that I'm sure all "gifters" would really appreciate. Please don't feel that it is impolite to ask if someone has received your gift, but keep in mind things that can slow down the mail such as mailing internationally and busy holiday mailing seasons.
Anyone who wishes to translate this for others, please do. All are welcome to join.
Have fun and Happy (early) Holidays!!!
ADDRESSES RECEIVED: Aberpeter, abi-gibby, alerion, alexiapapa, alkaline-kiwi, ametisti, amynita, apoloniaX, ask-ask, ayesharaees, bamaforever, book-a-neer, bookfrogster, brookler, Chania, Charlieshack, colombina, dotdot, dove-i-libri, ellastix, elstaplador, etherea, feistypom2love, genielady, ghir, hagathorn, heartthumper, herbertloopy, herchelle, HI77, iluvtoread2, izzy5000, jpix, kate3005, kihaan, Kimmi, klaradyn, lamilla, lauraloo29, lightlybenthalo, linguistkris, littlewhitebird, mdm139, millycat, moonblue, mysscyn, nataliec7, nmugirl, oedde, pinkoeria, pippis, prachitulshan, princessrainbow, queenfrog, raluk68, rockdg9, rodespringbal, romy86, rubyladybug, rubyrebel, sarahmangan, saskiasosmile, Southernfryed, Sunshinedreem, Thalasse, thegoaliegirl, tomato68, toothfairy25, veer23, whiteraven, yaroujidai