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Curly Holiday Swap 2012 Edition!

rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,498Registered Users Curl Dabbler
This is the lucky 13th year of the Curly Holiday Swap in honour of Christmas, Yule, Kwanza, and Hanukah.

If you sign up and have an emergency that will prevent you from participating, let me know ASAP and I will try to find a replacement for you. I don't want anyone to end up as a grinch (or be grinched).

The Rules

1 – To participate, you must have been a member for at least 6 months. NO exceptions! Join date must be before May 2012.

2 – Gift price limit is $25.

3Delivery confirmation required unless specified! This is important, and it's as much for the benefit of the gift sender as the giftee. Please send your tracking number to me when you send your gift.

4 – Gifts must be sent in time for everyone to have their gifts by December 25th.

5Don't forget to reveal your NC name when you send your gift. This is important; people come here and don't know who to thank! :lol:

6 – We have previously determined that this is best reserved for members in Canada and the US only because of the problems with international mail at this time of year.

If you want to participate, please e-mail your:
* NC.com username
* Real name
* E-mail address
* Real address (where you want the package sent - home or work)
* Let me know if you are okay shipping across the border

You can send me a PM here, but I would prefer that you send your participation request to

rouquinne@rogers.com

The end date for signing up will be Wednesday, November 21st, the day before American Thanksgiving
. Because I will make matches the next day, I won't be able to accept latecomers.

I will send out matches by November 23rd at the latest.

If you fail to keep up your end of this deal,names of offenders will be posted the day after Orthodox Christmas - January 8, 2013.

Please keep this in mind when signing up.

(Moderators, please sticky this thread until November 21st, thank you.)

My blog:

/home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Flabellatestarossa.blogspot.ca%2F" class="Popup

Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
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Comments

  • kaybkayb Posts: 5,054Registered Users
    Email sent :)

    Oh, wait.

    NVM :(
    I ain't thirsty. There's plenty of fish in the sea, but I don't want all of them, can I have some standards? Or do we just have to settle, for someone's who meh and will do.
    "
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,498Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    kayb, if you think you can get something to the US or Canada by the 2nd week of January, i don't see a problem.

    :)
    My blog:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Flabellatestarossa.blogspot.ca%2F" class="Popup

    Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Oh, snap. I thought it was my turn.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • kaybkayb Posts: 5,054Registered Users
    I think Gretchen got her stuff in time last year (I think), but I would have to have someone who is willing to ship "international" before I can give a true "yes/no."
    I ain't thirsty. There's plenty of fish in the sea, but I don't want all of them, can I have some standards? Or do we just have to settle, for someone's who meh and will do.
    "
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Could we make the deadline November 15th? It would give international shippers more time.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,498Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    my mom's surgery is this week and i'll be away looking after her until November 12th with intermittent net access.

    how about the 21st - the day before your Thanksgiving? it's an extra 9 days.
    My blog:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Flabellatestarossa.blogspot.ca%2F" class="Popup

    Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    rouquinne wrote: »
    my mom's surgery is this week and i'll be away looking after her until November 12th with intermittent net access.

    how about the 21st - the day before your Thanksgiving? it's an extra 9 days.


    YAY!!!!! Will there be a thread about interests/wishes like a bazillion years ago??? I need clues, hints and guidance :D
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,498Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    of course there will be! stalking your curlfriend is the second best part of the process!

    the best is hearing about everyone's loot!

    :D
    My blog:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Flabellatestarossa.blogspot.ca%2F" class="Popup

    Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    Email sent! I'm excited to participate this year.
    High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    rouquinne wrote: »
    my mom's surgery is this week and i'll be away looking after her until November 12th with intermittent net access.

    how about the 21st - the day before your Thanksgiving? it's an extra 9 days.

    That sounds good!
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    Email sent! I'm excited to participate this year.

    Ditto for me!

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
    .


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  • missbanjomissbanjo Posts: 3,088Registered Users
    Email sent!
    Southern Colorado Curly
    Mix of 2s med-low porosity, med-fine texture, lots of hair
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 8,454Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    I did get my beautiful gifts in time last year, Kay! I was just admiring the candle agin the other day, in fact. We've burned the wax away, but it's such an interesting reminder of a place far away....and of our wonderful community here!

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • Night_OwlNight_Owl Posts: 110Registered Users
    Is it sad that I've been waiting for this post for a couple weeks now?

    Sent my info in.
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  • nynaeve77nynaeve77 Posts: 7,135Registered Users
    Night_Owl wrote: »
    Is it sad that I've been waiting for this post for a couple weeks now?

    Sent my info in.
    Ha, I've been waiting for it, too! :D It's one of my favorite things. I love buying presents!
    "Maybe Lucy's right. Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you're the Charlie Browniest."--Linus, A Charlie Brown Christmas


    My fotki: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2Fnynaeve77%2F" class="Popup
    Password: orphanannie
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,248Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Yay! Been waiting for this.
    I am willing to ship anywhere if there is someone outside the US or Canada who wants to participate. I get things done early and they will get their gifts before Xmas barring an extreme problem.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    YAY!! email sent!
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,498Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    3 weeks left to sign up!

    be there or be square!!!!

    :D
    My blog:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Flabellatestarossa.blogspot.ca%2F" class="Popup

    Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 8,454Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    Thank you, Rou, for handling this year!

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • sarah42sarah42 Posts: 4,034Registered Users
    I just emailed. Yay!
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,498Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Gretchen wrote: »
    Thank you, Rou, for handling this year!

    it's the most wonderfullest thing to do in the world!

    :D

    the more the merrier!!!!
    My blog:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Flabellatestarossa.blogspot.ca%2F" class="Popup

    Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
  • ggard85ggard85 Posts: 186Registered Users
    This may sound like a dumb question but, can anyone explain to me how to this works?
    Gretchen wrote: »
    Thank you, Rou, for handling this year!



    Sent from my SPH-L710 using CurlTalk App
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,498Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    ggard85 wrote: »
    This may sound like a dumb question but, can anyone explain to me how to this works?

    i'm so sorry, you haven't been a member long enough to participate.

    it's a secret santa gift exchange except among long-time members - anywhere in North America - instead of co-workers.
    My blog:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Flabellatestarossa.blogspot.ca%2F" class="Popup

    Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
  • ggard85ggard85 Posts: 186Registered Users
    Ok
    rouquinne wrote: »
    ggard85 wrote: »
    This may sound like a dumb question but, can anyone explain to me how to this works?

    i'm so sorry, you haven't been a member long enough to participate.

    it's a secret santa gift exchange except among long-time members - anywhere in North America - instead of co-workers.



    Sent from my SPH-L710 using CurlTalk App
  • mcherycemcheryce Posts: 363Registered Users
    Is this like a curly secret Santa? How do I know what to buy?
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,498Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    yes, it's a secret Santa.

    and we make a thread where people can post their likes, dislikes, needs and favourites.

    we call it "curl-stalking"!

    :D

    (eta. Miss Banjo has created the thread - thanks Miss B!)
    My blog:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Flabellatestarossa.blogspot.ca%2F" class="Popup

    Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
  • missbanjomissbanjo Posts: 3,088Registered Users
    Why you stalk your giftee!! (when you get their name) There will be a Likes/Dislikes thread started. Off to start it since I see it hasn't been. I'll link old threads as well.

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/non-hair-discussion/151536-curly-holiday-swap-2012-likes-dislikes.html#post2062918
    Southern Colorado Curly
    Mix of 2s med-low porosity, med-fine texture, lots of hair
  • missbanjomissbanjo Posts: 3,088Registered Users
    Lol, great minds! Sorry Rou!
    Southern Colorado Curly
    Mix of 2s med-low porosity, med-fine texture, lots of hair
  • mcherycemcheryce Posts: 363Registered Users
    Ok i just requested to join. This sounds like fun. :-)
  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    Count me in. :)
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
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