The Purse Forum Holiday Gift Exchange: Sign-Up & Rules

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  1. The Purse Forum Holiday Gift Exchange

    What: This is a holiday gift exchange, similar to a Secret Santa. You will be randomly assigned a buddy that you will be responsible for sending one gift to. In turn, you will receive a gift from a different person. Please see full rules below for further details. You will receive notification of who your buddy is on 11/16/2007 to allow you enough time to shop!

    When: You will be responsible for sending one gift to your buddy that has to arrive between December 1 – 24

    Why: This is a fabulous way to get to know other members that you might not normally have a chance to communicate with! Plus, we’re all shopping addicts and it’s always fun to shop for other people!

    How/When Do I Sign Up: Sign-ups will take place from November 1- 15. Please see full details below for how to officially sign up.

    Complete rules (PLEASE READ!!!!):

    1. After signing up you are responsible for sending one package/gift to your assigned buddy.
    2. Total value of package/gift MUST be between $30-50 USD (or equivalent in Euros/Pounds, etc.)
    3. There are no rules about what type of gift you must send. Be creative and be in the holiday mood ☺
    4. If your buddy is located in the same country as you, you MUST ship your package by 12/15 to ensure arrival by 12/24.
    5. If your buddy is located in a different country, you MUST ship your package by 12/7 to ensure arrival by 12/24.
    6. You MUST PM me proof of mailing your package. In the US you can add delivery confirmation to your package. In Canada you can add proof of delivery/registered to your package. In Europe, you can PM/email me a copy of your receipt.

    Who Can Participate:

    1. If you have been a member of tPF for a minimum of 30 days AND
    2. Have a post count of at least 1 post per day AND
    3. Have a minimum of 250 posts that are unique contributions to the community (more than just having 250 posts that say ‘congrats’, etc.) AND
    4. You have posted a picture on the forum within the previous 30 days and own a digital camera

    How To Join:

    1. Between November 1- 15 PM the following information to me:
    a. Which Holiday Exchange Program You Are Joining (tPF-wide, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton)
    b. Mailing address including the name you would like package addressed to
    c. Email address
    d. Mailing preference (please indicate which countries you would ship to, or just say anywhere if you don’t care)
    e. Will you be an Angel (An Angel is someone who is emailed in the event that someone does not fulfill their obligation and send out a gift…Angels send out a small $5-10 gift to make sure no one feels left out and that everyone gets a gift! You are not under any obligation to send a gift if you say you’ll be an Angel)

    What Happens Next:

    1. Within 24-48 hours of PMing me you will receive a confirmation PM from me
    2. Within 48 hours of that confirmation you will receive an email from This is an online program that randomly assigns buddys and allows you to create wishlists and ask questions of your buddy!
    3. You MUST confirm the invitation from Elfster to participate!
    4. On 11/16/2007 you will receive an email from Elfster with your buddy’s name and a PM from me with your buddy’s mailing information
    5. Then shop shop shop!!!!!

    If you have any questions…please ask them in this thread or PM me.

    PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING UPDATE BELOW!!!!!.........................................................................................

    An update: As people have been joining I think I confused people LOL If you want to sign up for a tPF-wide holiday exchange that means that you might get a buddy who frequents a different subforum that you!!!
    In addition, respective subforums (such as Chanel Hermes Balenciaga LV, etc.) MIGHT be offering their own holiday gift exchange.
    The tPF-Wide exchange is something completely DIFFERENT from those exchanges.

    I apologize for the confusion. I am organizing 3 gift exchanges for the holidays (this one, LV & Bal) and so I stated to specify which one so that I wouldn't get confused...but in turn I've confused you! LOL

    My apologies...and if you have questions...please let me know!
  2. Just sent you a PM! ;)
  3. Fabulous!!!:nuts:
  4. Wow, I actually qualify! Yippee! I love stuff like this! Yay!!
  5. Yay! I hope I qualify! :lol:
  6. how fun! I think I finally qualify for something! yeah
  7. I'm bummed I don't qualify, but have to say "what a fabulous idea" and kudos for thinking through the details so well! I will qualify next year! Would love to hear what people received after holidays!
  8. great idea:tup:
  9. wow! This is great! I love Christmas!
  10. Definitely!!!! We wouldn't want it to be a one upmanship thing, but since everyone has the same $ parameter, that should help! I did this once with a baby group I belonged to and I remember being so excited, but we had a $10 cap and of ALLLLL the things to get, I got a precious Moments angel ornament - it was comical... We had "known" each other for years on the forum, but I guess there was so much we still didn't "know". I can't stand Precious Moments and I'm not religous! So wrong for me, but it was still fun!!!:tup:
  11. Twiggers i PMd you
  12. question: what's up with the picking a forum? wouldn't this be tpf wide since each individual forum has it's own raok already or something else? i'm just a little confused about that
  13. Sorry HL....I am running 3 of them right now. So you just need to indicate which one you want to participate in! Some people will be participating in two of them....etc. So for example, if you said 'I only want to be in Balenciaga' you would be paired up with someone who also said 'Only Balenciaga'. Does that make sense?

    Also...this should be stickied shortly as well!!!
  14. YAY! OMG, i have been waitning :]

    teehee im

    ill pm you noww ;]
  15. MAKING this a sticky for u!