Mumsnet Christmas Appeal: the thank you thread

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SandyMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 28-Nov-12 13:15:00

So the spreadsheets have been completed, the matches have gone out, all is done. [gin]

We're all waiting with bated breath. If you're a recipient and you'd like to pop back on here when your gift arrives to thank your donor then do remember to look out for your MN code which will have been included in the address on the packaging and include it in your post. The person who sent the gift will then be able to know it's you.

If anyone has any questions about anything to do with the Mumsnet Christmas Appeal then do please email Santa.Claus@mumsnet.com.

Ho Ho Ho!

RatherBeOnThePiste Thu 29-Nov-12 16:37:21

Sandy, I think we should move you on from gin to sloe gin. Tis more seasonal.

wine <--sloe gin smile

BrainSurgeon Thu 29-Nov-12 16:37:47

Cheers Sandy thanks

MOSagain Thu 29-Nov-12 17:14:12

Just sent the first part of mine. Tis the season to be jolly grin
<wonders when the lovely MNHQ will give us festive smileys?>

PigeonStreet Thu 29-Nov-12 17:57:10

Just sent the first part of mine too. I hope they receive it very soon. Just need to pull my finger out and finish packing up the second parcel for them...
I feel all warm and fuzzy (could that not be turned into a smiley MNHQ?)

JenFrankincenseAndMyrrh Thu 29-Nov-12 18:47:46

Mine arrived today, I just need to work out how to package it up and then I'll get it sent out. Methinks bubblewrap will be needed and hopefully it gets there in one piece as it looks really pretty at the moment smile

FiveFlowers Thu 29-Nov-12 19:46:36

Well, I have been feeling down and depressed for longer than I can remember but today I went shopping for pressies and I enjoyed it so much I can't say.

It's been a looong time since I've had a baby to buy for (and something for mum of course!) and it was really, really fun.

I just hope so much that what I got is ok.

Will take it to post office at weekend.

ParceQueJeLeVauxBien Thu 29-Nov-12 19:48:06

I love, love, love this part of MN. Really makes me feel that this is what Christmas should be all about.

<sobs>

I have been nominated who knows why but I was in tears when I found out!

I shall have the tissues ready everytime I click on this thread to read what you luffly people have done!

<hands tissues to Parce>

FeijoaVodkaAndCheezelsDude Thu 29-Nov-12 20:10:56

Aww, just checked my email. I nominated someone utterly deserving and lovely and have had no confirmation (not able to buy this year). I have seen else where she has been matched, so will be receiving something.

I can only guess she's been nominated by someone else as well?

thegreylady Thu 29-Nov-12 20:49:56

I am a bit nervous-will be posting mine tomorrow and just hope it will be ok.I have spent same on each dc but big one looks much less than little one!
Have put in pack of wrapping paper so recipient can enjoy wrapping stuff herself smile
Have wrapped hers though.

thegreylady Thu 29-Nov-12 20:52:49

I am buying for 4 dc so spread a bit thin but really really loved doing it smile

SoftKittyWarmKitty Thu 29-Nov-12 22:18:15

I originally said I'd buy for one DC because I had a spare present ready to send but my match has three DC - does that mean a different donor is buying for her other two DC? It's the first year I've taken part so I'm not totally sure how it all works but sod it, I'm going to buy them each a little gift smile. Then if someone else also sends them a gift they'll have more to open. DS can help me shop this weekend.

1978andallthat Thu 29-Nov-12 22:22:04

Marking place.

I have got for the kids and Mnetter but not for a dp/dh as don't know if this recipient has one. Hope that's ok and there won't be a very left out feeling family member.

toomuchmonthatendofthemoney Thu 29-Nov-12 22:32:33

Posting here so I remember to be organised to send my parcel soon!!

Tis all exciting and warming and luffly!!

PeskyRat Thu 29-Nov-12 23:08:29

ok, so first time donator here.

all this talk of exciting parcels and packages etc, erm, I think I offered to send vouchers.

Are vouchers ok?

Does my 'receiver' know and is happy to get vouchers.

I'm being stupid here aren't I? blush

Are we supposed to get a confirmation if we nominated someone? I nominated someone. If she said no, do we still get to know? I'm full of festive questions. I think she might have said no...

Softlysoftly Fri 30-Nov-12 00:26:30

Do we find out if our nominee has been chosen/matched?

I think I might have been too specific about my donations they have to go to MNHQ not an individual blush.

can't believe some recipients already have something!

Galena Fri 30-Nov-12 08:34:18

PeskyRat, vouchers are fine - for some MNers, they will just help pay for a nice Christmas dinner, or allow them to buy something extra for their child that they know he/she will want.

Those of you asking about if you nominated someone, I don't think you do get confirmation about whether or not they are receiving. I think everyone who was nominated got an email asking for some more information. Then there were lots of people who offered to buy something (apparently there are usually more givers than getters) so some recipients have been matched with more than one Secret Santa. Some people offered to give without nominating anyone, etc. If you nominated someone and they chose not to fill in the information, then I guess that's up to them.

Sorry, that all made sense in my head - I hope it makes sense on screen!

PeskyRat Fri 30-Nov-12 09:08:34

Thank you Galena. That's put my mind at rest. Vouchers it is smile.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 30-Nov-12 11:07:34

Galena

PeskyRat, vouchers are fine - for some MNers, they will just help pay for a nice Christmas dinner, or allow them to buy something extra for their child that they know he/she will want.

Those of you asking about if you nominated someone, I don't think you do get confirmation about whether or not they are receiving. I think everyone who was nominated got an email asking for some more information. Then there were lots of people who offered to buy something (apparently there are usually more givers than getters) so some recipients have been matched with more than one Secret Santa. Some people offered to give without nominating anyone, etc. If you nominated someone and they chose not to fill in the information, then I guess that's up to them.

Sorry, that all made sense in my head - I hope it makes sense on screen!

Hello. And yes, EVERYONE who was nominated has been asked to give us their details so they can receive a gift.

Some people were a bit bashful, so we sat on them until they coughed up their details.

One or two couldn't be persuaded, though. However hard we tried.

So, yes, with one or two exceptions, everyone who was nominated will be receiving a gift.

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 30-Nov-12 11:10:05

Just out of curiosity Helen, could we nominate folk who work at MN?

AllIWant85 Fri 30-Nov-12 12:24:34

I'm ready to send my parcels but I don't really want to put my return address. Is there a mumsnet address I could put as the return address so if it can't be delivered it would be returned to HQ?

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 30-Nov-12 12:34:54

RatherBeOnThePiste

Just out of curiosity Helen, could we nominate folk who work at MN?

Yes you could. Which would be awfully nice, natch...

Galena Fri 30-Nov-12 12:41:34

Yay! I made sense!

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