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Christmas Appeal Thank You thread - 2013

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SandyMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 15-Oct-13 15:24:56

Another year of spreadsheets and carols. <swirls ice in brandy>
You wonderful lot you, gorn and done it again.<sniff>

It's always lovely for the donator to know their parcel has arrived, so if you've had a Christmas Appeal gift this year and you'd like to use your unique MNcode to pop on this thread to say thank you, now's your chance.

We'd like to start you all off by being the first to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who's taken part. You're all brilliant!

If anyone has any questions about anything to do with the Mumsnet Christmas Appeal then do please email

Merry Christmas!

Xmas2013MN5024 Sat 30-Nov-13 10:46:07

My gift has just arrived. It made me smile and feel incredibly warm and grateful.

Thank you to whoever nominated me, and of course to the person who sent the gift. So, so touched.

<fumbles for hankie>

Happy Christmas to you all flowers

Xmas2013MN3864 Sat 30-Nov-13 11:48:12


My gift arrived yesterday & the DD's today grin

A little something for me will be such a treat , I wasn't expecting anything for myself just hoping for a little something for the girls, and the prezzies were spot on for their tastes so thank you, thank you....the warm fuzzy feeling has started early.

<I may have something in my eye!>

Merry Christmas to you & yours xxxxx

Xmas2013SantaA5024 Sat 30-Nov-13 13:19:51

So glad it arrived Mn5024!! Hopefully you will be able to treat yourself and/or your family.

Xmas2013MN5024 Sat 30-Nov-13 18:29:11

Thank you, Xmas2013SantaA5024 flowers

Xmas2013SantaA9136 Sat 30-Nov-13 19:09:08

Just doing a quick nickname check xxx

LostMySantaNumber Sat 30-Nov-13 19:50:30

Just posting to say I am an idiot my username is self-explanatory! I took an enforced break (de-regged) and forgot to note my number. HQ are trying to sort it out but if not, I will keep an eye on the thread and pop back with details / a PM if anyone is worried that their parcel didn't arrive.

Hope this plan will work. Fingers crossed smile

Xmas2013MN7244 Sat 30-Nov-13 20:02:28

Hello! I received my gift today and I absolutely love it. Am I allowed to say what it is?

Im going to.

It was a gift voucher for Marks and Spencers. This is a GOOD gift voucher, this is a shop I only shop in if Im told (i.e my mums coming down, she wants X Y Z and heres her card) I flipping love M&S stuff but cant even afford to entertain shopping there myself. I will be getting something for myself, again something I never do!

Im not sure how much information we are expected to, or allowed to put on here but I really, really want to say how grateful I am for being nominated and for the person who sent me the gift.

Its been a really, really tough couple of years, its still tough and despite a 3 day respite recently which always lulls me into a false sense of security, its all got difficult again. Health wise for my family, and generally just really long run of bad luck.

Ive been on my knees more than once, and turned to mumsnet when Id reached breaking point and was no longer coping with it all. I cannot put into words how much mumsnet have helped me. The support the guidance, the empathy and whats more the total and utter lack of judgement.

When I got told I was nominated, I burst into tears. It was the first time something nice had happened 'just because' for years. It was a gesture that meant something really, really huge. I actually cant express what an uplift it gave me.

I cannot wait to use my gift.

Thank you to the person who nominated me and thank you to the person who sent the gift.

And lo betide the next person who slates mumsnet and its posters.

I know kisses arent the done thing, but I dont care grin


Xmas2013SantaB3864 Sat 30-Nov-13 20:23:45


I'm so glad they all arrived, may you all (and everybody else involved in this fantastic appeal) have a fantastic Christmas and a wonderful 2014 x

Xmas2013SantaA4142 Sat 30-Nov-13 21:28:50


Xmas2013SantaA7244 Sat 30-Nov-13 21:49:26

So pleased it arrived and it is usable. I had a bit of a confused moment and pleased to hear that it can be used and it will, most importantly, be spent on a spoil for you.

Hope that 2014 turns out to be a good year for all!

Xmas2013MNA4142 Sat 30-Nov-13 22:19:57

My gift arrived yesterday so many thanks to both the sender and the person who nominated me. I had never heard of this wonderfully kind thing that MN and its members organised until I received a private message letting me know I had been nominated!!

Apologies for taking a day to find this thank you thread Xmas2013A4142. Thanks so much for you kindness, thoughtfulness in choice of gift and kind note in the card. The timing was so kind of you - you would not know that 12 months ago I was struggling to find any festive spirit due to some very sad events, and am not quite sure how Xmas 2012 was got through - but 2013 is a new year, I have a precious child and husband and the kindness of strangers is a blessing. thanks

Thank you to the kind person who nominated me and for the lovely reason they did. There are some truly kind people in this world and This kind act means so much.thanks

Sorry - not sure if am allowed to say all the above!! Was not even sure if could open it until found this thread and realised how it worked.

Xmas2013MNA4142 Sat 30-Nov-13 22:22:51

Ps - Happy Christmas to you and your family x

Xmas2013MN9702 Sun 01-Dec-13 12:37:49

My gift arrived on Thursday, I've just found this thread and I just wanted to say the biggest thank you in the world to the person who sent it. I am completely and totally bowled over by your kindness and generosity - your gift arrived on a day which had been quite frankly dreadful and it made me cry. My dc will really, really love choosing some books and I can't wait to open mine on Christmas Day.

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Huge thank you to whoever nominated me as well x

SunshineMMum Sun 01-Dec-13 12:58:36

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Xmas2013SantaB9702 Sun 01-Dec-13 13:04:06

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Xmas2013SantaB9702 Sun 01-Dec-13 15:57:37

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Xmas2013SantaA4142 Sun 01-Dec-13 20:46:40

You are very welcome xx. Just glad you got it ok - didn't send it recorded due to issues others have had with signing for it but then I worried that it wouldn't arrive and you would be disappointed.

Really hope 2014 is a better year for us both. (2013 has REALLY lived up to it's name for us x)

Xmas2013SantaC3454 Sun 01-Dec-13 22:11:30

Xmas2013MN3454 just sent your things via amazon, I wanted to spend the money on the gifts rather than postage as we didn't have a fortune to spend. There should be 4 separate parcels. Something for you, something for you as a family to do together, and two little something's for each of the kids. We wish you a very Merry Christmas.

Xmas2013SantaB1705 Sun 01-Dec-13 22:54:06

Checking namechange tchgrin

Xmas2013SantaA5222 Sun 01-Dec-13 22:58:13

Xmas2013A5222 we also sent things by amazon....and then got distracted whilst doing so and forgot to write you a message. There are two parcels on their way. Something pink for your ds, and another something and something you can help him enjoy! smile

Happy Christmas. With love from our family. grin

Xmas2013MN2739 Sun 01-Dec-13 23:08:46

Thank you to whoever nominated me/my family for a gift this year - it really was a blessing after quite a tricky year in the house!

Thank you also to the giver - I'm sure your gift will be very much enjoyed by all my girls and I'm going to save it for a special moment.

Happy Christmas to everyone!

AttackOfTheKillerMonsterSnowGo Sun 01-Dec-13 23:24:47

MN, can we sticky this so it stays at the top of the page, pretty please? Keep losing it!

Xmas2013MN2213 Mon 02-Dec-13 10:27:23

You could "watch" this thread to avoid losing it.

Xmas2013SantaB4142 Mon 02-Dec-13 10:57:58

Hi Xmas2013MN4142,

Your gifts are out for delivery with Yodel, I hope your son enjoys them and that you have a lovely Christmas fsmile

Xmas2013SantaA4142 Mon 02-Dec-13 13:43:29

ummm . . . . Xmas2013SantaB4142

As we have the same name except one letter, does that mean we were alloacted the same person?

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