Title: SVL Christmas Exchange Ver3.0
mero*mero - November 8, 2009 03:05 AM (GMT)
Season greetings and welcome. As years before, we will be having our annual Christmas exchange for all forum member participants. Unlike previous years though, this year we are going a different route in regards to what we will be exchanging.
This year we will be exchanging Christmas cards via mail. I think this takes the pressure off of having to find time to make/find something to give in the exchange.
Obviously, personal information about one's self will be needed. So if you are not comfortable with this, please, do not join. This is purely voluntary and not a requirement. I'd like for everyone participating to be of age (usually 18 yrs and over in most states/countries) just for ethical purposes but if you are underage and would like to take part, please please please! get the OK from your parents/guardians before you give out any personal info. I don't want any parents storming my front door demanding my blood for soliciting their minor.
So, I've decided that is going to be very informal. I'll be giving out people's addresses as they sign up. That way I'm not waiting until December 24th to get a list of people and THEN send out a list of addresses. So, as you sign up, I'll give you a list of addresses of the people I have so far.
As you sign up, please PM me your contact info, that way I can get your addresses out ASAP to the other members. And so that I'm not chasing after you through PMs and harassing you...
Hina-chan - November 8, 2009 08:32 PM (GMT)
I'll join, but you know that already. :D
reo-chan - November 15, 2009 08:36 PM (GMT)
ooh.. so we're doing it via snail mail this time?
anyway, whatever the rules will be i'll still be joining! :)
mero*mero - November 16, 2009 07:30 AM (GMT)
All righty then, reo-chan. I've got you and hina-pyon down :thumbsup:
Kanako - November 16, 2009 11:07 PM (GMT)
Yeah sure, I will join in as well :)
hiddenhappiness - November 19, 2009 05:29 AM (GMT)
Hina-chan - December 6, 2009 10:29 PM (GMT)
I love that all the people in the exchange so far are in different countries. (almost all on different continents!)
Kanako - December 8, 2009 02:38 AM (GMT)
I sent out my cards today! Everyone gets one :grin: Hopefully they arrive before christmas (and that I wrote the addresses correctly :zip: ) Tell me when you get them!
I apologize in advance to Hina-chan, I wanted to fill up some space in the card and I drew a really bad picture lol, so then I drew another to balance it, then I felt I had to draw in everyone's card so keep them, they'll be worth millions one day! :eek:
Merry Christmas everyone!
mero*mero - December 13, 2009 03:28 AM (GMT)
awww!! i got kana's card in the mail today \^0^/
i loved it, especially the drawing of hunni and usa-chan :eek: and i am so jealous of your print, kana-chan! i must have stared at my address on the envelope for 10 minutes, fascinated by your near print handwriting @0@
i send out my cards yesterday but it may take a while to get their respective destinations since the mailman said that they are swamped this season. so i apologize in advance for the tardiness :cry:
Hina-chan - December 14, 2009 11:53 AM (GMT)
I think I'm sending mine out tomorrow. (or wednesday) And I was doubting they'd arrive on time but if kana's managed to get from Australia in 5 days maybe mine will arrive. :peek:
Kanako - December 15, 2009 12:07 AM (GMT)
Yay you got it! I get so paranoid sending out mail, like what if I wrote the address on the wrong line, did I put the stamp on the right side? haha glad you liked it!
Hope everyone else's arrives :D
Hina-chan - December 16, 2009 08:30 AM (GMT)
I'm the same. American addresses seem so short compared to UK ones. Like 3 lines compared to 6. 0.0
Kana, I received your card on the 14th! <3 And your pictures weren't bad, and I could read your writing, but I'm terrified y'all want be able to read mine because even i can't read it sometimes.
EternityGazer - December 20, 2009 02:16 AM (GMT)
awww sending out cards is so cute!!!!! ii'm not going to join completely (i'm trapped in my house during a blizzard right now ^^) but i do want to wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS!
reo-chan - December 20, 2009 11:46 AM (GMT)
i just sent out mine today.. and they said it will take two weeks.. T_T i'm so sorry they'll be late.. (tell me when you get them.. )
| American addresses seem so short compared to UK ones. Like 3 lines compared to 6.|
-_-.. i think i did mine wrong, will it matter if i only put it in 3 or 4 lines?
Kanako - December 20, 2009 11:03 PM (GMT)
The good thing about Post Offices are it's all a manual process, at least here it is anyway, and they usually put it in the right area.
Reo-chan have you received mine yet?
I'm shocked that Hina-chan you got yours so quickly, the post offices at the moment are on strike so mail is suppose to be really slow at the moment, heaps of people were complaining.
Hina-chan - December 23, 2009 09:32 PM (GMT)
Yeah, our post offices are on strike too, it's awful. *0*
And don't worry reo-chan, mine will be late too. I sent them too late, haha.
reo-chan - December 23, 2009 11:58 PM (GMT)
yay i got mine from kana too! :kawaii: my mom said she got it yesterday (12/23).. (i just read it this morning coz i got home late last night..) and kana-chan, kakashi is :crush: you're drawing is so pretty! :thumbsup:
why are the post offices on strike?
mail here is normally slow.. :sneer: so i was shocked hina-chan got hers so fast..
hiddenhappiness - December 24, 2009 11:46 PM (GMT)
Mine will all be sent out on Christmas.... which might mean another 2 weeks or so?
Sorry mine will be late. ): I think I only managed to send out Mero's early because it was bunched with some penpal ones. I'm sorry everyonee~
BTW Kana-chan I received yours today!! Thank you sooo much!! So prettyyy!! :D And your drawings are super adorable~ <3
mero*mero - December 25, 2009 08:13 PM (GMT)
I'm hoping everyone should receive their cards some time next week. There's no strike in our postal system that I am aware of, our mail is naturally this slow =_= Even more so during the holiday season.
I pray to God that I wrote everyone's addresses correctly. I am always confused by all the excessive numbers and lines *~* (is only use three -lined addresses)
edit: YAY!!! I got Hina-pyon and Nessa's cards in the mail today (\(^0^)/) I seriously can't get over how everyone has such neat handwriting. I feel so terrible that you guys have to sit there and try to guess what the hell I wrote =_=;;;
Hina: you are such a talented artist. you put me to great shame v_v;
Nessa: I don't blame you, Glee is such an addicting show that requires one's full attention. you are forgiven XD
reo-chan - December 28, 2009 02:53 AM (GMT)
hmm.. don't worry mero-chan, when you received mine, you won't think everyone has neat handwriting.. :)
and wow you got pan-chan's card so fast.. it arrived even before mine! :( now i think i did something wrong with the addresses.. (well, the post office said, it'll take 2 weeks..)
btw, speaking of glee, do you know the episode where they sang and danced to a remix of halo and walking on sunshine? we did that during our year end party at the company.. good thing they didn't make me wear any skirt..
@hina: happy birthday! :)
mero*mero - December 28, 2009 10:52 PM (GMT)
you better not be lying to me reo-chan or so help me god, i will shank you if i get your card and you have neat handwriting :|
zomg! GLEE! i watch the show religiously and am suffering from serious withdraw now that there won't be new episodes til april >:O
reo-chan - December 29, 2009 01:03 AM (GMT)
well, to me i don't like my handwriting.. it's not aligned and even spaced.. i definitely think i'll understand every word that you will write.. :)
hiddenhappiness - December 29, 2009 08:29 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (mero*mero @ Dec 28 2009, 03:52 PM)|
| suffering from serious withdraw now that there won't be new episodes til april >:O |
OHHH YEAHHH! When I was writing your card I finished, saw it was season finale and I was like: WHAT??!?!?!?!?! ):
And for everyone else.... I'm SOOOOOOO sorry, but I still haven't sent them out yet. D: I definitely apologize but they WILL come!! Late for xmas but I tried. ):
reo-chan - December 30, 2009 02:01 AM (GMT)
no worries, mine will come after new year.. x_x
mero*mero - January 2, 2010 03:34 AM (GMT)
dude, it's been like two weeks. those mofo cards of mine should have already reached someone. and since i haven't gotten any 'return to sender' envelopes, i am assuming i addressed them correctly.
reo-chan - January 2, 2010 11:11 AM (GMT)
maybe the post office was just busy during the holidays.. :) i'll tell you asap when i get yours..
hiddenhappiness - January 4, 2010 02:40 AM (GMT)
I got yours Mero-chann!! :DD
And your handwriting is SO nice! O__O I only wish my handwriting was that nice! My printing is ok, but my handwriting is still at its grade 7 level. XD
And I JUST sent out everyone's today! I'm soooo sorrryyy! Hopefully they'll get there in two weeks! (given that Canadapost stops being such an annoying overpriced piece of service. e_e)
mero*mero - January 4, 2010 04:03 AM (GMT)
omg, yes!! finally. i'm so happy you got my card, nessa. and even happier still that you could read it *^*
Kanako - January 4, 2010 06:43 AM (GMT)
I got your card today too Mero!!! I loved it, I tried to pull out the naughty and nice thing thinking it was a bookmark lol. You have really pretty handwriting <3 And you totally should come to Australia, I'll bbq a shrimp for ya ;D Mind you if you spoke to us like that most would throw an arm around you, call you mate and make you one of us >.> depending where you go, sometimes it's quite embarrassing.
Thank you so much again!
mero*mero - January 4, 2010 11:53 PM (GMT)
yay!! another card delivered!
don't feel bad, kana. i did the same thing when i bought the cards and accidentally ruined one XD:;
i have always wanted to go to australia. even more so after i saw the movie 'austraila.' the landscape in that movie was breathtaking. plus. i hear you guys have AWESOME beer in bottles the size of pple's heads :D
reo-chan - January 11, 2010 10:24 AM (GMT)
hmm.. no one received my cards yet? -_-.. it's been 3weeks.. i wonder how long it will really take..
mero*mero - January 14, 2010 08:32 AM (GMT)
still nothing on my end, reo-chan. but i run out to the mail each day with anticipation :D
reo-chan - January 14, 2010 03:39 PM (GMT)
maybe i should have written a valentine's card instead.. lol..
mero*mero - January 18, 2010 04:44 AM (GMT)
lol, it's okay reo-chan XD i'm sure we'll get them eventually. it's the thought that counts, ne? :wink:
ooo! valentine cards :D
Kanako - January 18, 2010 08:14 AM (GMT)
NESSA-CHAN I GOT YOUR CARD!!!!!!! It was a really cute card too, the snowman was too cute :D And I thought your drawings were really cute too :3 Thank you for sending a card to me!!!!!
reo-chan - January 18, 2010 09:02 PM (GMT)
i actually thought kana would get hers first because she is near me.. but i guess i'm wrong.. hehe..
hiddenhappiness - January 19, 2010 07:19 AM (GMT)
YATTTAAA~~~ : D
I was beginning to worry because I just remembered that it's been a while since I've sent them out.
& Don't worry Reo-chan!! I'm also sure we'll get them. That's why snail mail can be such a pain sometimes...
*angry because the post office opened up her letter from her penpal*
reo-chan - January 20, 2010 04:11 PM (GMT)
merooo-chaaan!!! i got your card! :) and i can read your script just fine..
it's now almost midnight and i just came home and i'm sleepy then when my mom told me i had mail and asked who the sender was i got excited and now i think i won't be able to sleep anytime soon.. lol..
mero*mero - January 24, 2010 11:30 PM (GMT)
i'm so glad everyone got my cards >w< heehee, i'm happy that my card made you happy, reo-chan :eek:
this was fun. i hope we can do this again for this year's christmas season as well :D
reo-chan - February 6, 2010 02:02 AM (GMT)
pan-chan! i got your card! thanks!!