Curly Holiday Swap 2012 - Likes/Dislikes

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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    No, it's not the only gift exchange holiday in December.
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,670Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Nobody is saying it's the only holiday in December. But it's the one where people exchange gifts which in turn is why we have this gift exchange.

    my father's parents never gave us gifts for xmas - that day was reserved for church and eating.

    gifts were given out for St. Nicholas Day (December 6 or the 19th on the Orthodox calendar). it's an older European traditions that is still followed, especially in countries were religion was suppressed for decades under communist rule. in Scandinavian countries, gifts are exchanged on St. Lucia's Day (December 13), again leaving xmas for church and feasting.

    Hanukkah and Kwanzaa both have gift giving traditions over multiple days.
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,509Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I will still call gift exchanges Secret Santas and I will use Christmasy paper and stickers and cards and I will send ornaments and whatever other Christmasy stuff I feel like sending as long as I think it's something my curly would like.
    And I hope whoever gets my name doesn't worry that she will buy or send the 'wrong' thing.
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,573Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I have always noted which holiday I celebrate in my list. I thought it was already in the listing questions.

    It doesn't matter what we call it, it's a winter gift exchange, meant to be fun. Let's please stop arguing about it, it's ruining the fun. :(

    And I wouldn't be offended by any gift I got, if it was sent with love. :)
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,509Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I apologize for the crankypants mood getting in the way of this thread.
    But I will always say what I think. And I think we need to just relax and quit worrying that some person somewhere someday might roll their eyes because someone sent them a card that had the word Christmas on it.
    You all are allowed your opinion on the matter and I'm allowed mine. And that is/was my point.
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -  
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey - https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/seniors/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • CurlyminxCurlyminx Posts: 5,581Registered Users
    missbanjo wrote: »
    Ok, 2 questions: (I swear there was a third sigh)

    What month is your birthday?

    What color(s)/theme is your bathroom and bedroom?
    November.

    My bathroom is in Burnt Oranges, Reds, Greens colors.
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    Mix of 3s, thick, coarse, medium porosity

    Current hair styling technique: rake with a scrunch at the end. (works with my coarse hair)

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  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    i'm atheist and dont give a rat's butt if you wrap my gift in newspaper. I want what's in side!! :p

    i dont get offened if people give me religious gift or cards. i'm happy to get any gifts.
  • kaybkayb Posts: 5,054Registered Users
    thelio wrote: »
    i'm atheist and dont give a rat's butt if you wrap my gift in newspaper. I want what's in side!! :p

    i dont get offened if people give me religious gift or cards. i'm happy to get any gifts.



    Where's my pinewood box? :laughing7:
    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.
    "
  • nynaeve77nynaeve77 Posts: 7,135Registered Users Curl Novice
    missbanjo wrote: »
    Ok, 2 questions: (I swear there was a third sigh)

    What month is your birthday?

    What color(s)/theme is your bathroom and bedroom?
    June (pearl, alexandrite)
    My bathroom is ocean colors (soft greens, blues, and taupe) with beachy accessories. My bedroom is a color called mulled cider, but it reminds me more of pumpkin pie...a brownish orange. It doesn't really have a theme, though I have mission style furniture.
    "Maybe Lucy's right. Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you're the Charlie Browniest."--Linus, A Charlie Brown Christmas


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    Password: orphanannie
  • sarah42sarah42 Posts: 4,034Registered Users
    My birthday is in May.
    Bathroom is dark green and brown, with a bamboo motif and accents. Bedroom is a bit eclectic--no real theme. Our bedspread is dark brown.
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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,573Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I added some things to my list on page one. :D
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    birthday in March, birthstone is aquamarine - I think...pale blue anyway.

    bedroom is lavender and blue

    bathroom is white and blue with some dark purple

    We celebrate Christmas as a religious holiday as well as full blown family party with too much wine, food and gifts. We have a pagan tree and we do talk about other belief systems as well. We are very open-minded and like Santa and his elves (except for Elf on the Shelf who is CREEPY!!!) and his raindeer.

    I am easy to please, really. Unless it's an ugly Christmas sweater and then I would put you on the naughty list!!! But ugly Christmas socks are definitely permissible! Did I mention I love wool???
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I am Christian and I do celebrate Christmas. I'm not offended by Santa Claus. Who doesn't like a fat man that slides down a chimney and brings presents?

    My only requirements are silver and purple. :) I know which way my curly goes and she won't be disappointed.
  • nynaeve77nynaeve77 Posts: 7,135Registered Users Curl Novice
    I celebrate Christmas as a religious holiday, but the secular/pagan aspects don't offend me.
    "Maybe Lucy's right. Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you're the Charlie Browniest."--Linus, A Charlie Brown Christmas


    My fotki: http://public.fotki.com/nynaeve77/
    Password: orphanannie
  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    We are very open-minded and like Santa and his elves (except for Elf on the Shelf who is CREEPY!!!) and his raindeer.

    :thumbup: on the Elf on the Shelf! EEK!
    The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
    -Speckla

    But at least the pews never attend yoga!
  • missbanjomissbanjo Posts: 3,088Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Southern Colorado Curly
    Mix of 2s med-low porosity, med-fine texture, lots of hair
  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    missbanjo wrote: »

    The early bird catches the worm! So whoever got missbanjo's gifts - please include a worm :reindeer:
  • missbanjomissbanjo Posts: 3,088Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    The kittehs will love a worm to play with! :lol:
    Southern Colorado Curly
    Mix of 2s med-low porosity, med-fine texture, lots of hair
  • mcherycemcheryce Posts: 363Registered Users
    Purchased my secret santa gift on ebay...
  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    Night_Owl wrote: »
    I am a single mom to a very busy 16 month old girl named Kennedy.

    LIKES:

    -anything from your part of the country
    -wild nail polish for my toe nails
    -handmade stuff
    -fairies
    -purple
    -butterflies
    -citrus scents, orange is the best

    Kennedy's Likes:

    -ducks
    -chocolate
    -books

    DISLIKES:

    -coffee, tea, floral scents

    COLLECTIONS:

    I have started a Christmas ornament collection for Kennedy. I collect fairies.

    ALLERGIES:

    Please do not send lotions or bath stuff. I have very sensitive skin and an allergy to perfume. I'm also allergic to nickel, so while I love earrings I can only wear real gold.

    OTHER

    I have 5 cats and a toddler so knick knack stuff and candles are pretty much useless for me, though I do have a place to put my fairies where they can't get broken. I hate coffee with a passion. I like jewellery but there's that whole toddler thing again.

    My birthday is in February, birthstone is Amethyst. Kennedy is July, birthstone is Ruby.

    I have been doing this swap for years and some of the best gifts have been local to your area products and handmade stuff. Two years ago I got a handmade sign with butterflies on it that I used as inspiration for my daughter's nursery. I still have a piece of art that was given to me many years ago, my Santa bought it from a local artist. Last year Kennedy got an ornament with her name on it and that made me cry.


    Awwww, hearing you loved it that much makes me so happy!
    Get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. -Muhammad Ali


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