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Mumsnet Christmas Appeal: the thank you thread II

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RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 20-Dec-12 20:13:37


Follow-on thread from this one.

To quote SecretSantaSandyMumsnet:

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

Ho Ho Ho!

<readies fire blanket for dangerously warm cockles>

GlaikitFizzogTheChristmasElf Thu 20-Dec-12 20:21:38

Yay! Thank you Rowan! Where is your Christmas name though??

FiveFestiveFlowers Thu 20-Dec-12 20:27:40

Rowan, thank you for starting another thread as I'm still waiting to be reassured my parcel posted on 1st December has arrived.

I'm really worried now and hope my recipient isn't thinking I haven't bothered sad

Not looking for thanks, and I appreciate there are reasons for not 'chasing up' but is there any way you can discreetly find out if gifts have been received?


McPheastOfStephen Thu 20-Dec-12 20:28:06

I really hope my SS has seen my thank you on thread 1. I was SS121....I think blush

NormaStanleyFletcher Thu 20-Dec-12 20:43:44

Marking place in case my recipient turns up .

amberlight Thu 20-Dec-12 20:56:29

Thank you o splendid and wonderful Secret Santa!!!! thanks smile
from Secret Santa 009

OpheliaBumps Thu 20-Dec-12 21:09:33

Marking my place, as my recipient hasn't turned up yet. I really hope it arrived ok, as I posted it ages ago!

SevenSnapespearesSwimming Thu 20-Dec-12 21:19:23

Marking place just to get grit in my eyes and blink furiously.

SuiGeneris Thu 20-Dec-12 21:31:11

Marking my place as there seems to be no sign of the package I sent for next day delivery 10 days ago...

Madsometimes Thu 20-Dec-12 22:13:04

This is recipient MN117 here. Thank you so much for the home made Scottish tablet. It's so scrummy. The kindness of MNers once again amazes me. The fact that someone has cooked for me, bundled it up, and posted it off to me is so humbling. All I have to say is many thanks.

BeataNoxPotter Thu 20-Dec-12 22:35:41

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

triplets Thu 20-Dec-12 22:48:33

shock I am MN200 and I rec`d a second SS pkt today. Once again its over whelming to receive a gift from a total kind. A voucher from Next and yummy Thortons chocolate which has already been devoured by two of my three! Who ever you are a very heartfelt thank you, I am not used to nice surprises. Also once again to whoever it was who thought to nominate me..............xx

Stitchthis Thu 20-Dec-12 22:50:25

Marking my place

FTRsawMammykissingSantaClaus Thu 20-Dec-12 22:57:18

Marking my place and desperately hoping the parcel I sent arrives in time for Christmas

chipmonkey Fri 21-Dec-12 00:12:15

I was not expecting a second package but another one arrived yesterday!
I am not sure if I am supposed to say who my Secret Santa is but I do "know" her. We are already MN buddies and sadly have the worst thing in common. We have both lost our precious children.
I honestly don't think she could have put more thought or love into that parcel if she had known me all her life.
The most beautiful shawl/wrap that actually goes perfectly with one of my dresses.
Sciency gifts for my older boys that they love and games for my younger two boys that went down very well!
A beautiful Christmas tree ornament for my girl, which I had been looking up online but never bought, one which represents my girl perfectly.
And a voucher for a restaurant which is a ten minute walk from my house and does the best pan fried chilli prawns ever, and dh and I can both drink wine and walk home! This in spite of the fact that she lives in another country.
If Carlsberg made Secret Santas, they'd make them like K!

giraffesCantFlyLikeReindeer Fri 21-Dec-12 00:22:56

MN219 Thank you so much for my lovely gifts. Was very surprised to recieve them - had not been told I was going to...MNHQ already had my address though so must have got it from that. Very kind of you and made me smile smile xx

SecretBanter Fri 21-Dec-12 00:37:48

I know my recipient doesn't know her number, but I posted MN106 today to a MNer in Hampshire. I want her to be able to see this message once she receives it.

So sorry for leaving it so late! When I signed up to donate, I had more money than I do now and being complacent and leaving things til the last minute like I usually do, I didn't realise I would have a lot less money now blush - car trouble = costly! So I'm sorry it's not much and I'm sorry I couldn't buy for your boys, only for you. Nevertheless I hope my gifts give you a smile.

I have just read through the first thank you thread and saw your number come up there too, so I think you may have 2 secret santas grin

I really hope your gift arrives in time and that you and your boys have a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic 2013 x

SecretBanter Fri 21-Dec-12 00:40:23

Oh and I forgot to say - MN106 - the smaller parcel is something handmade by me, with love, and I hope it will remind you of the nest of vipers every time you look at it wink

Santa041 Fri 21-Dec-12 00:55:09

So the saga of your present continues (I posted earlier about a computer glitch confused) Anyhoo it appears you will get 1.5 gifts this year! They had doubled the order but one thing was out of stock - if that makes sense, it probably will once two parcels arrive. So you will have a double of one gift - please don't worry - re-gift, keep both for yourself, whatever works. All I know is just as life is too short to stuff a mushroom, its too short to worry about this grin
Have a fabulous Christmas!
<<Perhaps I should NC to Santa041 but just not very good at it>>

maillotjaune Fri 21-Dec-12 07:22:34

Marking my place in case my recipient comes along smile

TrazzleMISTLEtoes Fri 21-Dec-12 07:31:57

Marking my place too...

MOSagain Fri 21-Dec-12 08:10:56

marking place

ConfusedPixieThinksSheIsAnElf Fri 21-Dec-12 08:53:02

Marking, I love this smile

Waitingforastartofall Fri 21-Dec-12 09:03:01

Marking, so i can cry some more at the lovely messages

shabbatheGreek Fri 21-Dec-12 09:17:24

Left a message on the end of the last thread, but wanted to put it on here in case you missed it xx

MN171 - many thanks for package that arrived yesterday. Still haven't opened my wrapped parcel but am off to spend my gift voucher tomorrow.

Many, many thanks and I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas and New Year xxxxxxx

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