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Old 02-16-2005, 02:48 PM   #1
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here at scs? I wasn't sure if you did or not.. I have been in some at other sites and they are so fun to do.
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Old 02-16-2005, 03:12 PM   #2
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Old 02-16-2005, 03:49 PM   #3
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Yes details please!!!! sounds interesting!

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That sounds like a lot of fun. How does it work?

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Count me in! It sounds like fun, since my sister's don't stamp, I would love to have some that do.

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I would love to join too. What would it all entail? Sounds fun!
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I'm not the origional poster, but I have done many Secret Sister swaps before, so I guess I can explain a little

There are a couple of different "rules" but they are all basically the same thing. One person is a coordinator. everyone who wishes to particpate sends their forum name, their real name, address, birthday, and maybe even a list of likes, such as favorite candy, favorite color, maybe in this case favorite accessory, etc. THe coordinator would then assign you a Secret Sister. THey usually run for a time period of around 3 months. So the "rule" may be that everyone has to send their SS 3 cards and one gift under 10 during that time. Some SS groups do 3 gifts, some do a couple cards and agift, some do all cards and no gifts. Like I said, the specifics are a little different but all have the same basic idea. Usually with the last card or gift the SS reveals who she is to who she has been sending to.

Sometimes you get someone who wants to participate but doesn't send anything to their sister. In the beginning there are 1 or more people who say they will be angels. THe angels job is to fulfill the obligations of the flakey sister and spoil the girl who got flaked on. Usually there is some kind of thread or board for the sisters to post on when they get their card, gift, or whatever so they can say thanks to their still secret sister. The coordinators job is pretty involved, as they have to keep in contact with the participants to make sure that they are sending what they are supposed to AND to make sure that everyone is getting something from their sister, so that if someone flakes, they can quickly call for an angel to help.

I hope this made sense and didn't confuse ya'll more. If you still have questions I can hopefully clarify for you
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I have done many secret sisters swaps on on other boards and they are so much fun also done the 2 litter bottle swap and it was alot of fun specialy when you take it to the post office to mail it and they give you this worried look its funny. If you do one I would be interested.
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We do this with my Girl Scouts. They love it. I would love to do a Secret Sister group here. How fun!
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i'm in my 4th secret sister swap right now, and it's reallly fun! you get stuff in the mail from a secret person, and don't find out until the end of the 3 months (or however long it goes for) who she is.

the last round i was the host though, and my s.s. flaked and didn't send me ANYTHING. =( but that wasn't here on this site.
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This sounds like so much fun!!! How can we go about getting it started here???
I would be glad to help in any way.
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Sounds like tons of fun. I want to play if this gets off the ground!
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I'd like to be a part of this group, should it get off the ground.

I'd be interested in organizing it if no one else wants to take the lead.

Just let me know.

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This definitely sounds like fun, I would like to know the details of this specific secret sister swap !!!
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I wanna join!!!! Please lets get this started...
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I'm in! Let's get this going. How many stampers usually join in a SSS?
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OK- who's the cordinator, I want to sign up.
Any takers??
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I'd like to be a part of this group, should it get off the ground.

I'd be interested in organizing it if no one else wants to take the lead.

Just let me know.

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looks like we have a volunteer if she is still interested. plus I think someone else volunteered to help.
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Ooh, I wanna play too. I'm a little busy right now so I can't coordinate. But it's definately something I'd like to do. I could be an angel on call person, or full blown participant.

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I would like to join also.
I am in Canada I don't know if that will make a difference but I would still like to play.
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Me too! I would love to join in on something like this!
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I'd like to be a part of this group, should it get off the ground.

I'd be interested in organizing it if no one else wants to take the lead.

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looks like we have a volunteer if she is still interested. plus I think someone else volunteered to help.
Yes, I'll be happy to coordinate this group. I've never done it, but I think Andrea posted some great guidelines.

I think we should limit the group size, though. It would be a nightmare to try to do something on a large scale...like the RAK list! LOL

Thoughts?

I'm going to bed soon, but I'll check back here tomorrow afternoon.

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I am in Canada I don't know if that will make a difference but I would still like to play.
I don't think it makes a difference if you are in Canada. I think the postage is a little more, but that doesn't matter. I don't know about sending things other than cards to Canada, though. You might give us some tips on customs, etc. once we get going.
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This sounds like so much fun. I would to sign up. Let in on some details.
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Maybe we could break it down to say about 10 per group, like a "club" size. That way if we have alot of interest, everyone could join in.

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Would being in England be a problem.

I would love to join if it's not going to be.

Heres hoping

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I really think this would be fun. I have done some before and have been very happy.

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I have done a couple of these on another board and they are definately fun. I have done the 2 liter soda thing too. I would love to join!! Maybe at the end of the swap is when we could send the soda bottle filled with all of the goodies!!
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Ooooooooh!! Sounds like fun. I'd love to take part in it. Anysort of help you need I'd be more than willing!! I am a teacher and we do this at school and leave it in the mailboxes and everyones reactions are great. Of course you do get a few people who spoil it but most peolple are thrilled. Thanks Mea
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I completely agree with this !!! I think there will be enough interest to have groups of 10.
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I'd love to join, too, if there's enough room!!
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Pleezze!!! count me in!!! I love secrets!!
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I would love to join too. ChristineP, I sent you a PM with my information. How exciting!
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I would love to participate in this as well. I have always loved Secret Santa (or as my son's class did it this year - Secret Snowflake), so getting to do it as an adult will be a blast!
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OK - Let's get started...

Please PM me with your information:

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Here is what I propose we do (we can ALWAYS tweak it around, but we'll start with some simple guidelines).

3 month commitment
in that time please send at least 3 cards and at the end of the 3rd month please send one $10 gift to your Secret Sister

Let's leave this open and bumped to the top for a few days and see how many people we can get signed up!

I'll check back after work this afternoon.

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Christine Is it too late to sign up? I'd love to participate in this!!
Curiosity is killing me...what do you do with the 2 liter bottle???? Please someone, let us know.
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I would LOVE to play! I could be a participant or an Angel...
I'll PM you with my info
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sign me up, let me know what you need. I'd voluinteer to help organize but i am laready organizing too many things as it is. but would definitely like to participate.
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