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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The 5th annual Christmas gift exchange

I know it seems like awhile off but it will be here before we know it so we need to start dreaming about Santa Paws:
This will be our 5th annual Christmas gift exchange. If you would like to join in, there are  a few things that you need to know.  There are 2 ways to join, by Singles and Groups:
GROUPS~~Usually if you have more than 2-3 dogs, they do a group and you will be assigned another group of dogs. You buy your group a bunch of gifts for that group to share and the group that has your name would buy your dogs a bunch of toys to share.
SINGLES~~are of course single dogs. If you have 2 dogs, you could be a group or you could go single, it just depends on how many gifts you want to buy. If 2 dogs go single, then they would buy 2 gifts and receive 2 gifts.
~~For the overseas doggies, we match them up with other doggies close by in the same area, so that you are not shipping to the US to save $$,

The deadline to sign up is Nov 8th. There are NO EXCEPTIONS!!! no ands, ifs or buts about it. Once the names are out, it is very hard to add you in. So remember Nov 8th, mark your calendars.
You can sign-up from now until Nov 8th and then names would be posted on Nov. 11th. Once the names are posted, you get in contact with your name and get their mailing addresses and any information about what the dogs/cat likes and doesn't like.

We would like to have all the packages mailed by Dec 9th so that your package has time to get to its partner.  For those that live out of the US, you will NEED to send early depending on how your mail is and how close your partner is to you so keep that in  mind ok? You can also find out from your partner about how long their mail takes to get to them.

The cost for a single is $10.00 and for a group is from $15.00 -$20.00. But.....remember...ONLY sign up if you really WANT to do this and CAN follow through. I can not emphasize this enough!! We have had a few in the past yrs where a dog didn't get a gift because their name didn't follow through and that isn't fair to the partner and is no fun fur my mom!! She kinda goes well....lets say....spastic!!
You know what they say: If Mom isn't Happy, then no ones Happy!! and I love a Happy mom!! Last year, it was so super smooth, no problems and everyone got their gifts and we were really pleased about that.
We are looking forward to a fun Christmas exchange. When you get your gift, it is up to you whether you want to open it then or wait until Christmas. (I...Jazzi have no patience and have to open mine right then and there!!) We do want you to get pictures and do a post about it so we can all share in you opening your gift.

To join I need you to send me an e-mail. In this e-mail, I will need:
Your blog addy and e-mail
All the dogs names that are in the drawing
if you are signing up as a group or single
and what state/country that you live it.
Send to: Dcraftsalot@yahoo.com

One fun thing about the gift exchange is that you get to meet new friends, so here's to friends and good ole Santa Paws!!

19 comments:

  1. We are so excited and just sent our info to you. Thanks for hosting this fun holiday event.

    Millie & Walter

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  2. I can't wait for Christmas!! I think I will need to start a countdown calendar. Thank you, Jazzi, for making this happen!
    oxox
    Daisy

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  3. GOLLY MS. JAZZI IT IS THAT TIME AGAIN!!!
    A BIG THANK YOUR FOR ONCE AGAIN ARRANGING THIS. IT IS OUR 5TH YEAR PAWTICIPATING
    HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

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  4. Hey Jazzi!
    Wow, this is always so much fun! I love your gift and card exchanges. I'm in fur sure and I'll send an email asap! Thanks to you and your Mom for the hard work.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

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  5. FIVE YEARS. WOW Jazzi you are sooooooo Fangtastic to have done this so FAITHFULLY fur Soooooo Long. BRAVO and THANK YOU fur taking this BIG PAWJECT on, ALONG with the Card Exchange.
    YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!

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  6. We had alot of fun with that last year so of course we will do it again!!
    stella rose

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  7. YAY!! Wallace and Penny are so excited!!!

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  8. we have sent in our info - so excited !!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Wow, I have caught this one in time too :-) x x x
    Freya had such a good partner last year. Thanks Jazzi.
    Luvs Freya Rose Blossom too X

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  10. We hope someone in Canada wants to play too. Thanks so much for organizing this Jazzi, you are pawsome! Lee and Phod

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  11. Okays, furst...FABulous pic of you and your Pops!!!
    Second...just sent the email!! Yea! Count me in!
    It was SO MUCH FUNS last year! I can't waits!!!
    Kisses,
    Ruby

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  12. Thank you so very much for doing this each year!! Mama has just sent you an email with our information!! We love participating in these exchanges!! xo Chloe and LadyBug

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  13. Mom says she thinks we're going to pass this year, Jazzi. The peeps are overwhelmed with the workload facing them and winter on the horizon.
    Next year will be better, right?!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  14. Oh yay! We LOVE the Christmas exchange!

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  15. We are IN IN IN!!!!!!! NO way I'm letting her slack this year!

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  16. Is $20 a limit on how much we can spend, how much we pay you in order to send gifts out, or something else? This is my first time looking at joining, and I think it would be fun, but I'm a complete newbie :S

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  17. Sounds like soooo much fun! Consider me in!

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  18. Sooo excited! Just sent the info to you! Again, thank you SO much for all the work you do to make this happen. A couple years ago we were matched with a gal from Germany and her two furbabies and we are still wonderful friends to this day! What a wonderful way to connect and share holiday joy!

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  19. WooHoo!! We just signed up and can't wait!!! Thanks to your wonderful Mama for hosting this Jazzi!!

    Smileys!
    Dory and her Bro's

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