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Johnie
01-11-2008, 02:32 AM
Ok everyone....all names have been sent out. Please let me know if you did not get a name OR if you have any questions.

Please post when you send the ornament

Please post when you receive an ornament. Also please tell us who it is from and what you received. Pictures not required but it would be nice :p015:


Please send via Airmail if going overseas!!! Thank you!!

Happy shopping!

Dawn
05-11-2008, 09:31 AM
Mine went out this morning.

MystikPiglit
05-11-2008, 11:53 AM
I've just been to the Post Office, package on it's way. :D

Britchick
05-11-2008, 06:21 PM
mines gone today too:yes:

Tinker
10-11-2008, 03:01 AM
I'm mailing mine tomorrow .

Momof5
10-11-2008, 11:09 PM
I bought it does that count? I have to get organized and get it mailed- but I am thinking about it..... :)

Johnie
11-11-2008, 12:13 AM
:p I bought mine too. i was going to go to the post office tomorrow but then remembered it's closed. I am hoping to mail on Thursday.

luvthemouse
11-11-2008, 12:15 AM
I hope to get mine off in the mail this weekend....

Dorothy
11-11-2008, 02:03 AM
Mine will go on Friday and I couldn't decide on which ornament I liked best, so my person gets 2 :D

Britchick
11-11-2008, 04:42 PM
oooooooooo this is getting exciting, can't wait to see what my recievee thinks:yes:

lisaw
11-11-2008, 04:47 PM
I posted mine this afternoon :)

kazzaqld
11-11-2008, 10:42 PM
I have been looking, honest!!!

I will make a decision tomorrow and get it posted on the weekend! :yes:

BevW
11-11-2008, 11:05 PM
I saw the one I want to get, but didn't have time so I'll have to get it on Sunday.
I know..I know....it'll get there... :lol:

Jazmine
12-11-2008, 07:12 PM
Im buying mine at the weekend ;) promise :p015:
Jacqui xxx

SleepinCatz
12-11-2008, 08:40 PM
Finished mine they will go out on Thursday.

Shellyamc
12-11-2008, 09:38 PM
Mine will go in the mail on Friday :p015:

I am pretty darn sure that the person will be happy with it :D

Disneybumble
13-11-2008, 10:17 AM
Mine has been posted today. Hope they like it.;)

MystikPiglit
13-11-2008, 03:36 PM
Just realised I sent mine 8 days ago....I hope it hasn't got lost. :(

Britchick
13-11-2008, 07:14 PM
Just realised I sent mine 8 days ago....I hope it hasn't got lost. :(

would it help if we said whether it was going to another country or not?

Johnie
13-11-2008, 07:20 PM
Most everyone is sending overseas.

Britchick
13-11-2008, 07:21 PM
Most everyone is sending overseas.

mine went a week ago today, getting inpatient now:yes:

Johnie
13-11-2008, 07:27 PM
Tues was a holiday here and the mail didn't run.

SleepinCatz
13-11-2008, 08:55 PM
ok my ornaments shipped out today...my dh sent them so I'm not sure the note i wrote made it in the box....

Wendy
14-11-2008, 12:36 PM
I bought mine last night and I will post tomorrow :D

daveann
14-11-2008, 02:13 PM
mine is bought and will post on Monday cant get to the post until then as im not very well :(

Wendy
14-11-2008, 02:27 PM
mine is bought and will post on Monday cant get to the post until then as im not very well :(

Hope you feel better soon :hug2:

MystikPiglit
14-11-2008, 02:37 PM
mine is bought and will post on Monday cant get to the post until then as im not very well :(

:hug1:

Johnie
14-11-2008, 02:40 PM
If you guys PM and tell me who you sent to, I'll check to see if they've received it. I have my list at home.

Watchinherskip
14-11-2008, 06:25 PM
Miine will be going out this weekend. Was away last weekend and was sick all this week. So hang on it is soon to be on its way!

Shellyamc
14-11-2008, 08:19 PM
I got my booooooooox I got my boooooooooox :excited001:


Thank you Dawn!!!:hug2:

I got a beautiful little birdhouse ornament, a snowman frame ornament, and 2 thorntons lollipops for Katelyn :p015:

I didn't get any glitter crayons though :sigh; Maybe next Christmas ;)

I will post a pic asap. I am doing the Birthday pics now, so I'm a bit behind. Now those lollipops may or may not make it to the picture :lol:


Thanks again!!!!!!!

Johnie
14-11-2008, 08:26 PM
Yeah! Our first arrival!!

Dawn
15-11-2008, 08:04 AM
Woo Hoo!! It got there - was starting to get a bit worried.

I nearly kept the birdhouse for myself. :D

Shellyamc
17-11-2008, 04:27 AM
Woo Hoo!! It got there - was starting to get a bit worried.

I nearly kept the birdhouse for myself. :D

Mine:tongue0011-1: Thank you again though..I can't wait to get a picture of Katie in the snow for the frame :p015:


Oh and I forgot to say that my package went out on Saturday!!

Watchinherskip
17-11-2008, 03:25 PM
mine went a week ago today, getting inpatient now:yes:

Aww, Britchick, no need for that, it arrived this weekend! YEAH!:bounce009::bounce009::bounce009:

Thank you so much for the wonderful ornaments. I got two embroidered British themed ornaments for our tree. There was a Union Jack and a Royal Crown. Fantastic, feel like one of you now! Thank you so much for the bag of caramels too. Yumm! My DD loved them! (well I did too).

Watchinherskip
17-11-2008, 03:26 PM
DD and I went searching for our exchange ornament on Saturday. Thanks to her good eye, we found them! They are on their way to a lovely person as we speak.:p015:

MystikPiglit
17-11-2008, 03:28 PM
If you guys PM and tell me who you sent to, I'll check to see if they've received it. I have my list at home.

Have PMd you. :)

Britchick
17-11-2008, 06:06 PM
Aww, Britchick, no need for that, it arrived this weekend! YEAH!:bounce009::bounce009::bounce009:

Thank you so much for the wonderful ornaments. I got two embroidered British themed ornaments for our tree. There was a Union Jack and a Royal Crown. Fantastic, feel like one of you now! Thank you so much for the bag of caramels too. Yumm! My DD loved them! (well I did too).

phew i need worry no more!!! glad you like them

Johnie
17-11-2008, 06:22 PM
Yeah! Another arrival.

I sadly have not shipped mine yet :( I did bring my bag with me to work today only to not be able to find a box.

kazzaqld
17-11-2008, 07:04 PM
Mine is in my bag ready to be posted today!

SleepinCatz
17-11-2008, 07:42 PM
Thank you Shelly!!!! The ornaments and goodies are fantastic!!!

I LOVE my toesocks!!! The card and tissues...all of it!!! I can't wait to get my tree so I can put those pretty ornaments on...one has Santa and the ohter has a snowman...they are just beautiful :)

Thank you!

Johnie
17-11-2008, 08:10 PM
Yeah! Another arrival and pictures too!

SleepinCatz
17-11-2008, 10:41 PM
I do love them :) Again... Thank you Shelly!

Johnie
18-11-2008, 12:17 AM
I received my package today! :hug2: thank you so much Siohban! I received a lovely Christmas tree ornament, a Thornton's snowman lollipop and a Thornton's Advent calendar. I love it all!!

Shellyamc
18-11-2008, 12:52 AM
HOORAY!!!!! I "saw" you talking to Johnie about toe socks one day, so I knew I had to get them for you :D Were there pens in the box? :unsure: I wonder if I forgot to put them in.

I'm glad that you got it and that you like it :hug2:

SleepinCatz
18-11-2008, 01:07 AM
I knew I was missing something in the photos!!!! I hid them from my sticky fingered Dh and Ds lol

Shellyamc
18-11-2008, 01:11 AM
I knew I was missing something in the photos!!!! I hid them from my sticky fingered Dh and Ds lol

LOL!! :lol: I found myself wondering if Katelyn had them hidden somewhere and was going to chew on them when I wasn't looking :rolleyes008: I'm just glad they are safe with you :p015:

SleepinCatz
18-11-2008, 01:26 AM
Here they ar e:) Dh volunteered to hold them for the pic lol They are just too cute :)

kazzaqld
18-11-2008, 02:34 AM
Just posted mine! Hope my recipient doesn't have to wait tooooo long!:hug2:

Momof5
18-11-2008, 05:33 AM
Thank you Mystikpiglit- I got a great red Victorian ornament and Tink notecards. I love them! Thanks so much!

I hope to get mine in the mail tomorrow.

Disneybumble
18-11-2008, 08:12 AM
I received my package today! :hug2: thank you so much Siohban! I received a lovely Christmas tree ornament, a Thornton's snowman lollipop and a Thornton's Advent calendar. I love it all!!

Glad to have sent it all Johnie. Sorry about having two thorntons advent calendars. I expect your devastated.:p Hope you enjoy.

MystikPiglit
18-11-2008, 12:18 PM
Thank you Mystikpiglit- I got a great red Victorian ornament and Tink notecards. I love them! Thanks so much!.

Glad they arrived safely. :)

Johnie
18-11-2008, 04:17 PM
Glad to have sent it all Johnie. Sorry about having two thorntons advent calendars. I expect your devastated.:p Hope you enjoy.


:( oh yes...utterly devastated. :p not

Britchick
18-11-2008, 05:26 PM
:( oh yes...utterly devastated. :p not

you could always share :lol:

Johnie
18-11-2008, 05:40 PM
I am :p015:

Disneybumble
18-11-2008, 06:18 PM
I am :p015:

See an example to us all. A kind sharing lady.;)

Johnie
18-11-2008, 06:44 PM
:oops: well they sort of demanded that I share.....so I did. It's still sharing, right?

Britchick
18-11-2008, 06:57 PM
:oops: well they sort of demanded that I share.....so I did. It's still sharing, right?

:lol:

daveann
19-11-2008, 02:37 PM
just back from the post office after finally getting my pckage sorted its on its way it cost me 10.70 to post :jawdrop: think the uk postal service rips us off but hey ho :thumbsup:

Tinker
19-11-2008, 03:37 PM
I will post my recipients this weekend . I wanted to get it posted already . Sorry for the delay .
I received my ornaments and a Lindt chocolate reindeer with a card . Thank You , Thank You, lisaw . The reindeer is inside my curio cabinet . He is too cute too eat . :lol:

lisaw
19-11-2008, 03:53 PM
You are welcome Tinker! You have more will power than me :lol:

Tinker
19-11-2008, 04:08 PM
He'll be there till I need a chocolate fix . :lol:

Momof5
19-11-2008, 04:09 PM
I finally sent mine yesterday- when I said to send it airmail she told me I was crazy that nothing goes by boat anymore. I always like it when people belittle others. :)

Johnie
19-11-2008, 04:25 PM
Oh my gosh, I think we had the same postal person! I said something about regular mail and she told me there was no such thing as "regular mail".

Dawn
19-11-2008, 04:40 PM
Yes there is, I sent a load of stuff home by boat from Michigan. And the boat goes the other way too as I've sent non-important stuff by boat from here.

Our postal services are meant to confound us. :(

uscwest
19-11-2008, 06:27 PM
We finally received most of our ornament order this week so I'll try to get mine in the mail this weekend. If not then sometime next week.

Johnie
20-11-2008, 12:52 AM
I officially dislike the post office. I went today. I picked up a priority mail box The postal lady was talking to me. She knew I was posting to the UK because she asked me. I filled out the long address, the customs form, etc. I wait in line and then she tells me that it is $38 to use the priority mail box. She tells me I can go over and purchase a regular box if I want to send it cheaper. I am going to a different post office tomorrow.

Britchick
20-11-2008, 10:07 AM
$38 :eek3:



I officially dislike the post office. I went today. I picked up a priority mail box The postal lady was talking to me. She knew I was posting to the UK because she asked me. I filled out the long address, the customs form, etc. I wait in line and then she tells me that it is $38 to use the priority mail box. She tells me I can go over and purchase a regular box if I want to send it cheaper. I am going to a different post office tomorrow.

Johnie
20-11-2008, 12:59 PM
I know! I'm going to try again today.

Britchick
20-11-2008, 01:00 PM
are you mailing a brick?

Johnie
20-11-2008, 01:08 PM
No, it's not that big or heavy. I just picked the wrong box.

Tink
20-11-2008, 01:18 PM
You have to watch out for those priority boxes. The Postal workers get really testy if you use them "in the wrong" manner. Of course, the rules that govern their use are clear as mud.

One time I was mailing a quarter (I think it was only one, but it might have been two-not many at any rate) to our Dawn. The postal worker felt the coin in the card/envelope and asked. I told her what it was. She told me I'd have to send it registered mail and it would be some ung-dly cost like $22 or something. I took it back, went to another Post Office, kept my mouth shut and mailed it for a sensible price.

They are taught to increase/protect the revenue. That means, get you to purchase the most expensive form of service they can. :rolleyes:

Thank heaven for online info. We can now be somewhat informed, eh?

MystikPiglit
20-11-2008, 01:22 PM
They are taught to increase/protect the revenue. That means, get you to purchase the most expensive form of service they can. :rolleyes:

Oh dear. At my local Post Office they will help you to choose the cheapest method of posting. :thumbsup:

Tink
20-11-2008, 01:24 PM
You have a great Post Office Mystikpiglit!!!

I will say, at the Winter Garden main office, there is one clerk who is really nice and well informed regarding rates and services. She always tries to be of the most help. :yes:

So, as with all things in life, it's not all bad, eh?

MystikPiglit
20-11-2008, 01:31 PM
You have a great Post Office Mystikpiglit!!!

So, as with all things in life, it's not all bad, eh?

It is certainly a great little Post Office. :thumbsup: At the moment she has 2.99 packs of Cmas wrapping paper for 99p and boxes of cards at 75% off. Bargains! :D

Debbie2
20-11-2008, 01:45 PM
Update on mine - sorry may be a little late

Not been online for a while as DS broke his right femur really badly last week, rushed into hospital and had to lay in bed in pain on the ward for three days before they could operate as they had to order specialist parts.

Had 6 hour surgery last Friday and came home last night. He is in a lot of pain and now bed bound till xmas/new year which means I am housebound(again, some of you know he had major op earlier this year with three month recovery) Surgeon has said he is not to weight bear for 6 weeks and full healing will take 6-9 months. He now has a metal plate and screws in his right leg from groin to knee - to match those in his spine and ankles.

Really quick response as I have to watch him 24/7 as he will try to get up, even in pain. He has been awake half the night (as have I and is now asleep) Due to his disabilities he does not understand what has happened to him.

Someone pass me a drink...I will get my ornament a.s.a.p but will have to get someone to post for me so apologies if a little late.

MystikPiglit
20-11-2008, 01:51 PM
So sorry to hear that, Debbie. :hug2: for you and :pixiedust: for your DS. Wishing him a speedy recovery.

Watchinherskip
20-11-2008, 02:01 PM
I officially dislike the post office. I went today. I picked up a priority mail box The postal lady was talking to me. She knew I was posting to the UK because she asked me. I filled out the long address, the customs form, etc. I wait in line and then she tells me that it is $38 to use the priority mail box. She tells me I can go over and purchase a regular box if I want to send it cheaper. I am going to a different post office tomorrow.

Jeez, they aren't nice are they? The one I use (main PO in Portsmouth) is fantastic! The guys who work there are very helpful and cheerful. Nice to see customer service.

Now my package was sent to the UK..they never asked me for a customs form...:eek3: Hope it gets there ok. I think the packages sent last year for another exchange got there just fine and I didn't do a customs thing. PO guy asked anything fragile, perishable...yada yada..to which I said no, does that make a difference in them requiring me to get a customs form?

Watchinherskip
20-11-2008, 02:02 PM
So sorry Debbie, hope your DS gets on the mend very soon.

Debbie2
20-11-2008, 02:03 PM
So sorry to hear that, Debbie. :hug2: for you and :pixiedust: for your DS. Wishing him a speedy recovery.


Thanks...at least my ornament is to someone in the UK so no imminent postal deadlines to meet. Will ask someone to pick one up for me at the weekend.

Britchick
20-11-2008, 02:06 PM
Debbie, you just look after you and yours ok? don't worry about it. sending you pixie dust :pixiedust:

Tink
20-11-2008, 02:08 PM
Ah no Debbie. :( I'm so sorry to hear that your brave little guy is in more pain and physical trouble. :( I know you are working yourself to death too. :hug2:

Please take care, and I'm certain that whomever is due to receive your ornament will completely understand. :hug2:

Johnie
20-11-2008, 02:14 PM
Jeez, they aren't nice are they? The one I use (main PO in Portsmouth) is fantastic! The guys who work there are very helpful and cheerful. Nice to see customer service.

Now my package was sent to the UK..they never asked me for a customs form...:eek3: Hope it gets there ok. I think the packages sent last year for another exchange got there just fine and I didn't do a customs thing. PO guy asked anything fragile, perishable...yada yada..to which I said no, does that make a difference in them requiring me to get a customs form?

They told me I didn't need a customs form when I sent my calendar. In the past, they have asked for it. I just always fill it out now.

Oh Debbie, please take care. I will let your sendee know it's going to be a little late.

Disneybumble
20-11-2008, 03:58 PM
Oh Debbie i am so sorry to hear about your son.I hope the pain subsides. It's time for those Disney videos again. No one in there right mind will be bothered by the delay.:hug1:

Debbie2
21-11-2008, 05:21 PM
Thanks all.Thankfully all the pain relief is doing its job ( i oculd do with it as my back is aching with lifting him). Andrew is comfortable and just nodded of, hence having a catch up on here.

My sister is going into town tomorrow and is going to pick one up for me.

Jazmine
21-11-2008, 06:05 PM
Aww Deb hun im so sorry to hear such awful news poor little mite and poor you, such a worry, now dont you stress over an ornament you know peeps will understand, you try and get some rest too, im sending you & Andrew lots of love & :hug1::hug1: thinking of you all.
Jacqui xxxx

Johnie
21-11-2008, 08:16 PM
Ok my package is officially on it's way!!

MystikPiglit
23-11-2008, 06:02 PM
I received a package from Watchinherskip. :happydance:

I have a fab TinkerBell ornament and an ornament depicting the Virginia Beach lighthouses. I went here:

http://www.lighthouseratings.com/CapeHenry/

to read about them and it is now on my list of places to visit when I eventually get my longed-for trip to Virginia.

Thank you very much, Dan and family. :hug2:

Merry Christmas!

Johnie
24-11-2008, 12:32 AM
Sounds awesome MP! I love Cape Henry. It is gorgeous down there. We truly are blessed to live in a beautiful state :thumbsup:

SleepinCatz
24-11-2008, 02:01 AM
wondering if my package to my recvr got lost in the mail?

Johnie
24-11-2008, 02:02 AM
When did you mail?

SleepinCatz
24-11-2008, 02:16 AM
They were shipped out on the 13th.

Johnie
24-11-2008, 02:17 AM
Hmmm I'll send a PM and see.

SleepinCatz
24-11-2008, 02:26 AM
Thank you :)

Tinkerbell
24-11-2008, 08:49 AM
wondering if my package to my recvr got lost in the mail?

:hug1: Received my stunning ornaments on Saturday.
Sorry for not posting, I am having problems with connection at home.
Absolutely amazing ornaments, I have never seen anything like them as my poor DH will testify I sat there for ages looking at them going "Wow! how did they do this bit and look at this bit, oh and look at this bit here" :biggrin:
Thank you so much :hug1:

Tinkerbell
24-11-2008, 08:51 AM
I will post piccies as soon as I can.

My package will be leaving today :thumbsup:

Dawn
24-11-2008, 10:44 AM
Got the most awesomest Santa ever this morning. Just going to get the camera and take a picture.

Thank you momof5 - I love him. :D

Dawn
24-11-2008, 10:53 AM
How cool is this. :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v401/dawn_ash/DSCF0612.jpg

Debbie2
24-11-2008, 11:35 AM
Received my parcel from Down Under this morning.

Thanks Karen for the lovely light up ornament, flashing pin an cute koala.

Andrew is playing with them all as I type - he loves things that light up so they are just perfect :)

Customs had opened it by the way to have a peek in the box.

Debbie2
24-11-2008, 11:36 AM
My parcel has gone to the Post Office this morning :)

lisaw
24-11-2008, 11:58 AM
How cool is this. :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v401/dawn_ash/DSCF0612.jpg

He is great Dawn! :lol:

SleepinCatz
24-11-2008, 01:46 PM
YAY I am so relieved they got to you! You won't find anymore like those anywhere, I made them :). The wings and the blue bow I bought, the rest I did myself. Really happy that you like them :)

Johnie
24-11-2008, 02:08 PM
Oh Dawn, that Santa is awesome!!

Tinkerbell
24-11-2008, 02:12 PM
YAY I am so relieved they got to you! You won't find anymore like those anywhere, I made them :). The wings and the blue bow I bought, the rest I did myself. Really happy that you like them :)

:jawdrop: you are amazing! Thank you so much again, I will post piccies later so that everyone can see them :smile:

uscwest
24-11-2008, 02:23 PM
Mine went in the post this morning.

Watchinherskip
24-11-2008, 02:56 PM
I received a package from Watchinherskip. :happydance:

I have a fab TinkerBell ornament and an ornament depicting the Virginia Beach lighthouses. I went here:

http://www.lighthouseratings.com/CapeHenry/

to read about them and it is now on my list of places to visit when I eventually get my longed-for trip to Virginia.

Thank you very much, Dan and family. :hug2:

Merry Christmas!

YEA!!!! That was fairly quick for the postal system. You are very much welcome Diane. When you do make plans to get here, make sure you have my number, I would love to show you around.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!:xmastree2:

MystikPiglit
24-11-2008, 03:06 PM
When you do make plans to get here, make sure you have my number, I would love to show you around.

How kind, thank you. I'm hoping it will be the next trip after WDW. So probably 2011. :thumbsup:
High on my list of places to go whilst we are there is the Walton's Mountain Museum. :D

Watchinherskip
24-11-2008, 03:16 PM
How kind, thank you. I'm hoping it will be the next trip after WDW. So probably 2011. :thumbsup:
High on my list of places to go whilst we are there is the Walton's Mountain Museum. :D

Why yes there is! It is in Schyler (hope I spelled that right). We went to the museum a few years ago. It is outside of Charlottesville and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. The museum is at a little crossroad near the little post office. It is in an old school if not mistaken. Lots of memorobelia and you can drive by the house that Earl Hamner used to live in and served as the model for the Waltons.

MystikPiglit
24-11-2008, 03:24 PM
you can drive by the house that Earl Hamner used to live in and served as the model for the Waltons.

Cool. I shall start the planning after the WDW trip. :D

Johnie
24-11-2008, 06:00 PM
I am smack dab in the middle between Cape Henry and Walton's Mountain so you can come see me too :thumbsup:

Britchick
24-11-2008, 06:16 PM
everynight i get home i look to see if the postman has left a card....pace pace :lol:

Johnie
24-11-2008, 06:20 PM
Patience my dear

Britchick
24-11-2008, 06:28 PM
Patience my dear

patience is a virtue........and virtue is rare :lol:

Watchinherskip
24-11-2008, 07:46 PM
I am smack dab in the middle between Cape Henry and Walton's Mountain so you can come see me too :thumbsup:

Hey that would be fun wouldn't it? A big DS Virginia Meet.

Johnie
24-11-2008, 07:47 PM
Yes, it would :thumbsup:

Watchinherskip
24-11-2008, 07:50 PM
Ok..so you are in charge right!:wiggle:

kazzaqld
24-11-2008, 07:52 PM
Received my parcel from Down Under this morning.

Thanks Karen for the lovely light up ornament, flashing pin an cute koala.

Andrew is playing with them all as I type - he loves things that light up so they are just perfect :)

Customs had opened it by the way to have a peek in the box.

Phew, so they got there in one piece?

:wavehands:

Glad you liked them!

Debbie2
24-11-2008, 08:23 PM
Phew, so they got there in one piece?

:wavehands:

Glad you liked them!

It really cheered me up when the postie knocked at the door - nice to get something other than bills!!!!

Thanks again :)

uscwest
25-11-2008, 01:28 AM
Well, I not only got my ornament, I got my very first Christmas card too. :wiggle:Thanks to Daveann for an ornament containing a teddy bear and 3 chocolate balls, a larger silver ornament, with Santa Clause on it and appearing to be containing candy, a small box of Thornton's, a sleeve of Santa Clause bedecked milk chocolates, a small chocolate that looks like a present, a chocolate Santa and last but certainly NOT LEAST a very pretty HARRODS teddy bear key ring. Thanks SO MUCH.

Johnie
25-11-2008, 02:04 AM
Ok..so you are in charge right!:wiggle:

:thumbsup: yes, I can do that!!

Watchinherskip
25-11-2008, 02:35 AM
:thumbsup: yes, I can do that!!

That's out girl! That would be a hoot. :wavehands:

Tinker
25-11-2008, 02:59 AM
Mine went in the mail this morning . My 2nd trip over the daft postal worker asked which country . :rolleyes008: The postal worker this morning got a good laugh of it . I'm glad he thought it was funny .

daveann
25-11-2008, 11:50 AM
Well, I not only got my ornament, I got my very first Christmas card too. :wiggle:Thanks to Daveann for an ornament containing a teddy bear and 3 chocolate balls, a larger silver ornament, with Santa Clause on it and appearing to be containing candy, a small box of Thornton's, a sleeve of Santa Clause bedecked milk chocolates, a small chocolate that looks like a present, a chocolate Santa and last but certainly NOT LEAST a very pretty HARRODS teddy bear key ring. Thanks SO MUCH.

Glad they got there safely and hope you like them wanted to send more thorntons but the post was just so expensive :)

lozzy
25-11-2008, 12:49 PM
A really BIG thanks to Debbie 2 for my xmas ornament, it arrived this morning.
It will look great on the tree as all my ornaments are disney, Also the candle smells lovely, and what a great hand made card.

Thanks.

Debbie2
25-11-2008, 01:52 PM
A really BIG thanks to Debbie 2 for my xmas ornament, it arrived this morning.
Thanks.



Wow that was fast - pleased you liked them. Made me giggle when I saw I got you in this exchange as you had me in the calendar one :)

Dorothy
25-11-2008, 01:57 PM
Mine went out late yesterday afternoon :thumbsup:

MystikPiglit
25-11-2008, 03:50 PM
I am smack dab in the middle between Cape Henry and Walton's Mountain so you can come see me too :thumbsup:
I certainly will. :hug2:


Hey that would be fun wouldn't it? A big DS Virginia Meet.

Oooh....yes. But wait until I get there! :bounce:

Britchick
25-11-2008, 05:20 PM
i got a card from the post office to say i have a recorded item but with all the christmas shopping i did online last week it might be something else - but i'm still excited:yes:

Johnie
25-11-2008, 05:53 PM
I'm just going to say that if it is your ornament package, that was pretty quick!

Britchick
25-11-2008, 06:01 PM
I'm just going to say that if it is your ornament package, that was pretty quick!

:unsure: :ROFL1:

Johnie
25-11-2008, 06:07 PM
I see all and know all :yes:

Britchick
25-11-2008, 06:11 PM
I see all and know all :yes:

are you my Mum? :unsure:

Johnie
25-11-2008, 06:16 PM
:nono: not your mum but I am a mum

kazzaqld
01-12-2008, 01:48 AM
Look at the beautiful ornaments the postman just brought me from Wendy!

And chocolates too! Thank you Wendy I am very spoilt!

Wendy
01-12-2008, 06:26 PM
I'm so glad they arrived in one piece Karen :hug1:

I couldn't make up my mind, I always send a Disney one and I liked the others as well, so I put them all in :lol: and one chocolate character each - well if you want to share them of course :lol:

Britchick
01-12-2008, 06:30 PM
:hug2:thank you so much Johnie, parcel recieved today:hug2: I got some really cute biking santas, will take a photo at the weekend. Thank you for the extras too- can't say anything more as they are a surprise for some little people!! thanks again hun :hug2:

Johnie
01-12-2008, 06:40 PM
:hug2: glad they arrived safely! I love the Santas.

Dorothy
02-12-2008, 08:03 PM
Tinkerbell hun, I got my ornaments today and they are so pretty and I loved the note about the meaning of the stocking and the glass ball :hug2: :hug2: Thank you sooo much :hug2::hug2:

I will post pictures later so you all can see just how pretty they are :yes:

Tinkerbell
02-12-2008, 08:29 PM
Tinkerbell hun, I got my ornaments today and they are so pretty and I loved the note about the meaning of the stocking and the glass ball :hug2: :hug2: Thank you sooo much :hug2::hug2:

I will post pictures later so you all can see just how pretty they are :yes:


You're welcome hun :hug2:
So relieved that the glass one got to you safely :)

Dorothy
02-12-2008, 09:18 PM
The glass one was really cold so I'm just leaving it sit and warm up so it doesn't crack, although there was enought bubble wrap around to protect it really well. It is so pretty!!!

Watchinherskip
02-12-2008, 09:21 PM
Just wanted to share the latest ornaments to grace our tree. They came from Britchick and our family loves them. We feel very British now...speaking with an accent...:point:

Johnie
02-12-2008, 09:21 PM
Very cute!

Britchick
02-12-2008, 09:22 PM
well i have a stars and stripes star ornament so thought it was only fitting. :yes: :lol: glad you like it

Watchinherskip
02-12-2008, 09:25 PM
well i have a stars and stripes star ornament so thought it was only fitting. :yes: :lol: glad you like it

Very much love them! Thanks again!

sazzledazzle
03-12-2008, 08:05 PM
Mine went out late yesterday afternoon :thumbsup:

Thanks so much Dorothy all arrived safely yesterday. I love both ornaments but I think the tree one is my favorite. ds has already tried the candy christmas trees!!!
Thanks again :hug2:

sazzledazzle
03-12-2008, 08:09 PM
hope my lady gets her pressies soon......

Dorothy
03-12-2008, 10:21 PM
Thanks so much Dorothy all arrived safely yesterday. I love both ornaments but I think the tree one is my favorite. ds has already tried the candy christmas trees!!!
Thanks again :hug2:

You are very welcome :hug2:

I bought the little tree with the bells for my tree too

BevW
04-12-2008, 06:33 PM
FINALLY got mine posted yesterday..good thing too...we're are BURIED here in snow!

Disneybumble
05-12-2008, 10:58 AM
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you John (USCWEST) and Donna. Today in my post came the most stunningly beautiful ornament. It's from The White House 2008 collection. . It's in the shape of a christmas tree with little presents around the bottom. I think you may have started us on a collection John. DH and i just love dated and boxed christmas ornaments. We are thrilled, also included in my package were some GHIRARDELLI chocolates. I have to confess l didn't share these.
So thank you so much John.:hug2:

uscwest
05-12-2008, 11:48 AM
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you John (USCWEST) and Donna. Today in my post came the most stunningly beautiful ornament. It's from The White House 2008 collection. . It's in the shape of a christmas tree with little presents around the bottom. I think you may have started us on a collection John. DH and i just love dated and boxed christmas ornaments. We are thrilled, also included in my package were some GHIRARDELLI chocolates. I have to confess l didn't share these.
So thank you so much John.:hug2:Glad that you liked it. Don't blame you for not sharing the Ghiradelli. :yes:

lozzy
05-12-2008, 02:22 PM
I have finally posted mine today...

lisaw
05-12-2008, 03:22 PM
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you John (USCWEST) and Donna. Today in my post came the most stunningly beautiful ornament. It's from The White House 2008 collection. . It's in the shape of a christmas tree with little presents around the bottom. I think you may have started us on a collection John. DH and i just love dated and boxed christmas ornaments. We are thrilled, also included in my package were some GHIRARDELLI chocolates. I have to confess l didn't share these.
So thank you so much John.:hug2:

I received the White House ornament last year from John and Donna, they are absolutely beautiful, we get lots of comments about it. :yes:

Johnie
05-12-2008, 04:02 PM
I don't think I have ever seen a White House ornament.

uscwest
05-12-2008, 05:47 PM
Here is this year's ornament.

Johnie
05-12-2008, 05:48 PM
ohhh that is pretty.

uscwest
05-12-2008, 05:53 PM
And here are 2006 and 2007

Disneybumble
05-12-2008, 05:53 PM
It's beautiful Johnie. I might have to come over next year and buy one.

Tinkerbell
05-12-2008, 06:05 PM
John/Donna sent me the 2006 one, it is stunning :yes:

lisaw
05-12-2008, 06:06 PM
Mine is the 2007 one - they are gorgeous, the photos look stunning but they are even better in real life :yes:

BevW
06-12-2008, 05:53 PM
I love love love those White House ornaments....the girls take VERY good care of them when they hang them, out in front of the tree. Absolutley beautiful job this year. I wish my tree looked that good. LOL

Wendy
07-12-2008, 03:29 PM
Jazmine thank you so much for the ornaments and the chocolate :D they arrived just before we left :hug2:

Thank you again :hug2:

Tinkerbell
08-12-2008, 10:50 AM
YAY I am so relieved they got to you! You won't find anymore like those anywhere, I made them :). The wings and the blue bow I bought, the rest I did myself. Really happy that you like them :)


:jawdrop: you are amazing! Thank you so much again, I will post piccies later so that everyone can see them :smile:

Here are the amazing ornaments:
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o233/nickirick/Christmas%202008/100_5665.jpg

lisaw
08-12-2008, 12:07 PM
They are so cute! You are very clever Catz :yes:

SleepinCatz
08-12-2008, 02:01 PM
tahnk you :)!!

Johnie
08-12-2008, 03:08 PM
Those are beautiful catz!

Jazmine
08-12-2008, 04:46 PM
I was so excited today i received a beautiful Disney box and inside was a gorgeous Minnie & Mickey Christmas pin, some cosy snowman socks, some lovely Christmas chocs, im eating a peanut butter one just now it`s yummy:yes:and the most beautiful Tinkerbell light up ornament, i`m going to put it at the top of my tree :thumbsup::hug2: so i would like to say a HUGE :thankyou2: to a wonderful friend called Debi (Tinker) & of course Jim :hug2: I hope you have a magical Christmas :hug2: xxxx

Jazmine
08-12-2008, 04:55 PM
Oh i forgot to mention the lovely Christmas card Debi thank you soo much, and i will certainly think about you when i look at Tink on top of my tree:hug2:Jacqui xxxx

BevW
08-12-2008, 05:34 PM
Ok. I got a package in the mail!!! THANK YOU SazzleDazzle! :lol:
We fought over the chocolates, but I won cos they are MINE MINE MINE :lol:
Love the little Mickey tin...it's going on the tree too! The angels are beautiful!
Gold is SO my color :)
Thank you thank you thank you! Oh and the Christmas card too....Rick's going "Hmmm, that's not Disney." He's such a purist. :lol:

Johnie
08-12-2008, 06:13 PM
Bev, I just wanted you to know that luvthemouse said she received her package this weekend. She hasn't had time to post. But she loves it!

Tinker
08-12-2008, 08:23 PM
I was so excited today i received a beautiful Disney box and inside was a gorgeous Minnie & Mickey Christmas pin, some cosy snowman socks, some lovely Christmas chocs, im eating a peanut butter one just now it`s yummy:yes:and the most beautiful Tinkerbell light up ornament, i`m going to put it at the top of my tree :thumbsup::hug2: so i would like to say a HUGE :thankyou2: to a wonderful friend called Debi (Tinker) & of course Jim :hug2: I hope you have a magical Christmas :hug2: xxxx :lol: Jacqui, I'm glad you got it and loved everything BUT that was from the other forums exchange . I hope my recipient here gets her ornament soon . LOL
Your Welcome ! I can see how you get confused . I sometimes type welcome to the UOG or forget where I'm at and have to edit everything . LOL

luvthemouse
08-12-2008, 11:19 PM
As Johnie said, I haven't had much time to get on and post, but thank you Bev!!! I love the ornament! Jack laid claim to the candy canes immediately! And the box of cards and the Christmas card were lovely..YOU are soooo talented!! Thank you again!

Jazmine
08-12-2008, 11:29 PM
:lol: Jacqui, I'm glad you got it and loved everything BUT that was from the other forums exchange . I hope my recipient here gets her ornament soon . LOL
Your Welcome ! I can see how you get confused . I sometimes type welcome to the UOG or forget where I'm at and have to edit everything . LOL

Hi Tink omgosh how silly am i :yes::sorry:another blonde moment :wiggle:
Jacqui xxx :hug2:

Johnie
09-12-2008, 12:23 AM
Ok here is who I have listed as NOT receiving yet...let me know if I am wrong :thumbsup:

Tinker
Tinkerbell
Lisaw
uscwest
Daveann
Dawn
Jazmine
Debbie2

Tinker
09-12-2008, 12:51 AM
:overhere : I received mine from lisaw . I think I posted that I received it . And my ornament has been sent to my recipient .

Johnie
09-12-2008, 12:53 AM
Thanks Tinker. See? i need help :yes:

My list is here at home and I usually see the posts at work.....

Tinker
09-12-2008, 12:59 AM
Your Welcome, Johnie . AnyTime ! :D

uscwest
09-12-2008, 02:15 AM
I also posted when I received mine. See post #118. :yes:

Johnie
09-12-2008, 02:16 AM
k thank you John!

I'm almost positive Dawn has hers too...

Johnie
09-12-2008, 04:12 AM
ok I suck :thumbsdown:

I just went through this whole thread and checked off everyone.

People who have NOT received and NOT posted are:

LisaW
Daveann
Jazmine

Tinker
09-12-2008, 04:21 AM
I mailed mine to our member here four days b4 I mailed the other . :fingers: that I hear that it arrives soon .

Johnie
09-12-2008, 04:24 AM
I beleive all 3 have been mailed out. Let's hope we hear something soon.

Tinker
09-12-2008, 04:27 AM
If not, I'll get another out . It just won't be from WDW . :D

Johnie
09-12-2008, 04:31 AM
Let's give it a few days.

Tinker
09-12-2008, 04:34 AM
Oh, Definitely !

Jazmine
09-12-2008, 07:23 AM
Will post as soon as mine arrives johnie, now dont go worrying :hug2:
Jacqui xxx

daveann
09-12-2008, 09:31 AM
the post is so busy this time of year i think allowing extra time is a must........ but i think my postman thinks i fancy him as i keep popping up when he arrives lol :)

lisaw
09-12-2008, 11:12 AM
the post is so busy this time of year i think allowing extra time is a must........ but i think my postman thinks i fancy him as i keep popping up when he arrives lol :)

Mine too! :lol:

He even waits for me outside the kids school to give me parcels if he thinks he will miss me at home. :lol: Gives the parents at the school something to gossip about anyway :rolleyes:

Dawn
09-12-2008, 11:14 AM
Our postman knows by the configuration of our cars outside whether there is someone in or not. :lol:

lisaw
09-12-2008, 11:16 AM
Thank you so much Krista, I collected my parcel from the post office this morning. :D

I have a gorgeous Santa Mickey Stocking Advent Calendar, he is fantastic. You get a little star that you put in the tiny pocket of the day and Mickey has a little chat with you about the day! I love, love love him :hug2:

There was also a really cute Mickey bauble for the tree which I have put next to the stained glass mickey ornament that you made for me in the exchange a few years ago.

Thank you again Krista I loved my parcel and i will get a photo up asap :hug2:

Johnie
09-12-2008, 01:34 PM
Yay another arrival.

BevW
10-12-2008, 02:50 AM
Bev, I just wanted you to know that luvthemouse said she received her package this weekend. She hasn't had time to post. But she loves it!
And I'm so not checking this site for all the stuff I still have to do for the holidays! Thanks Johnie.


As Johnie said, I haven't had much time to get on and post, but thank you Bev!!! I love the ornament! Jack laid claim to the candy canes immediately! And the box of cards and the Christmas card were lovely..YOU are soooo talented!! Thank you again!

I'm so glad you liked it all! The organizer was fun to make, and the card..well, what can I say..it's what I do :lol:

luvthemouse
10-12-2008, 03:21 AM
Thank you so much Krista, I collected my parcel from the post office this morning. :D

I have a gorgeous Santa Mickey Stocking Advent Calendar, he is fantastic. You get a little star that you put in the tiny pocket of the day and Mickey has a little chat with you about the day! I love, love love him :hug2:

There was also a really cute Mickey bauble for the tree which I have put next to the stained glass mickey ornament that you made for me in the exchange a few years ago.

Thank you again Krista I loved my parcel and i will get a photo up asap :hug2:

Yay!!! I'm so glad it finally arrived. I was starting to get worried... Hey if this keeps up, you can have an entire section of your tree provided by me! LOL!!! And I'm very glad you liked it...:yes:

lisaw
10-12-2008, 12:02 PM
Lol! The calendar was a big hit with the kids this morning and it's great that they both get to have a go.

It went off in the middle of the night by itself - scared the life out of DH :laugh:

lozzy
10-12-2008, 12:21 PM
Will post as soon as mine arrives johnie, now dont go worrying :hug2:
Jacqui xxx

I'm a bit worried yours hasn't arrived as I posted it the same day as your card.:unsure:

Johnie
10-12-2008, 05:17 PM
Cards seem to get there a lot quicker than packages.

Jazmine
10-12-2008, 05:22 PM
I'm a bit worried yours hasn't arrived as I posted it the same day as your card.:unsure:

Dont worry lozzy im sure it will arrive soon, i posted 2 parcels to the same area at the same time and 1 parcel took 9 days longer to get there, hmm Royal Mail how do you explain that then ?!!!!! I promise i`ll post as soon as it arrives :wiggle:
Jacqui :hug2:xx

lozzy
14-12-2008, 10:03 PM
Dont worry lozzy im sure it will arrive soon, i posted 2 parcels to the same area at the same time and 1 parcel took 9 days longer to get there, hmm Royal Mail how do you explain that then ?!!!!! I promise i`ll post as soon as it arrives :wiggle:
Jacqui :hug2:xx

Has it arrived yet.??? I really hope it doesn't get lost in the post.

Tinker
15-12-2008, 02:02 PM
I'm getting worried as well and it was such a nice Disney ornament .

Watchinherskip
16-12-2008, 05:24 PM
How kind, thank you. I'm hoping it will be the next trip after WDW. So probably 2011. :thumbsup:
High on my list of places to go whilst we are there is the Walton's Mountain Museum. :D


Well this weekend went to see my brother at the University of Virginia (he was guest lecturer) and had a night in Charlottesville. We got to spend Saturday together and what did he most want to do..you got it..go to the Walton's Mountain Museum. So we drove down the Blue Ridge Parkway, making stops for photos, a quick hop to the Wintergreen Resort to watch the skiiers and have a pint, and then a quick jaunt over to the muesum...FYI..it isn't open all year! Closed in the winter..who knew? hehe

Will have to upload the photos of dejection. One newsworthy bit of info, they actaully moved the Hammner home a few blocks so that it is between the museum and the general store.

My brother tested me with trying to name all the Walton kids....I couldn't do it at the first try. Can you?

Jazmine
16-12-2008, 06:27 PM
Has it arrived yet.??? I really hope it doesn't get lost in the post.

:sorry:lozzy hon it hasnt arrived yet :hug2:
Jacqui xxxx will post as soon as :hug2:

Tinker
17-12-2008, 01:14 PM
I'm getting worried as well and it was such a nice Disney ornament . Very Worried !!! I posted Daveann's the same day as I posted Jazmine's .
Last time this happened on the other place, the package was dropped off at a neighbours house and that neighbour went away . It finally got to my recipient and mystery was solved . Still hoping it gets to you DaveAnn .

Johnie
17-12-2008, 02:34 PM
It might be time to have an elf step in.

daveann
17-12-2008, 03:49 PM
sorry tinker it hasnt arrived :( yet but i havent given up hope we still have a week till christmas. i will post as soon as it arrives but for now its back to the postman thinking i fancy him lol

SleepinCatz
18-12-2008, 02:59 AM
who all hasn't recvd yet?

Johnie
18-12-2008, 03:08 AM
We're still waiting to hear that daveann and Jazmine have received. Both ornaments have been mailed though.

lozzy
18-12-2008, 10:09 AM
Royal mail really need to sort themselves out,:thumbsdown: I asked my DF (who works for Royal mail) this morning if I should start a claim for a lost parcel but he said to wait as Royal mail don't really worry about parcels this time of the year as it doesn't count to they targets... :thumbsdown:He said there is still time for it to arrive, I sent it on the 5th how long do they need....

Really hope everyones parcels turn up in time for xmas day...:worship::worship:

sazzledazzle
18-12-2008, 04:43 PM
Ok. I got a package in the mail!!! THANK YOU SazzleDazzle! :lol:
We fought over the chocolates, but I won cos they are MINE MINE MINE :lol:
Love the little Mickey tin...it's going on the tree too! The angels are beautiful!
Gold is SO my color :)
Thank you thank you thank you! Oh and the Christmas card too....Rick's going "Hmmm, that's not Disney." He's such a purist. :lol:

Hi Bev We've been away on hols so have not been online but had to just check see if you recvd ur litle parcel!
Glad you like the angels I looked for ages and aaaaggggeeesss for the right thing!!! As for the christmas card......D'Oh!!:tongue:
Wishing you all a very happy, relaxing, I would say merry but I remembered you don't drink lol! Christmas XXXXX

Jazmine
18-12-2008, 05:25 PM
We're still waiting to hear that daveann and Jazmine have received. Both ornaments have been mailed though.

:sorry:still no sign of it :hug2:
Jacqui xxx

daveann
18-12-2008, 05:58 PM
:sorry: still no sign of here either :hug2:

Tinker
18-12-2008, 07:50 PM
:sorry: I'm really upset . If you don't get it , I will buy the same one in February and send it to you . You could have used it on Valentines Day with a hanger, too .

daveann
18-12-2008, 08:57 PM
:sorry: I'm really upset . If you don't get it , I will buy the same one in February and send it to you . You could have used it on Valentines Day with a hanger, too .

dont worry tinker there is still time and chance for it to turn up :hug2:i know what a relief it is when they turn up at to the person who has sent them but dont worry just yet x x x

Johnie
23-12-2008, 02:48 PM
ok, you guys still haven't received yet? I've had one offer of an elf and I need another. You won't get your packages before Christmas though :sorry:

daveann
23-12-2008, 02:49 PM
i am desperately still hopeful that it arrives :)

Tinker
24-12-2008, 01:47 AM
this stinks .

Johnie
24-12-2008, 04:29 AM
I know you guys sent the ornaments but mail gets lost sometimes :sorry: Hopefully they will show up eventually. I've got a couple of elves that are going to send soon. Thanks everyone!

lozzy
24-12-2008, 08:13 AM
I really hope they still arrive but as Jonnie said things get lost all the time, just wish it wasn't this time it happened. Hope everyone has a good christmas and a happy new year...

Jazmine
24-12-2008, 04:35 PM
No sorry guys hasnt arrived yet but please dont worry these things happen:hug2:

Johnie
12-01-2009, 05:26 AM
Have you guys received anything yet? The elves were supposed to send out after Christmas.

daveann
12-01-2009, 09:31 AM
I havent recieved anything yet and feel so bad that tinker was really upset that it didnt arrive :( these things happen maybe it will turn up one day soon :)

Jazmine
12-01-2009, 11:15 AM
No sorry nothing yet, please dont worry about it it`s fine :hug2:
Jacqui xxxx

Tinker
12-01-2009, 08:58 PM
Daveann I really wanted you both to get your very 1st WDW ornament for your tree . I'm not getting to WDW in February, but I will be there in May . Whether an elf delivers one to you or not, you will receive that Red Sparkley Mickey Head . Unless, they don't have it , then I'll find another special one . :hug2:

daveann
13-01-2009, 02:14 PM
yippeee my postman has just been with a padded envelope and it was from an elf with the most wonderful christmas ornament i have ever seen its a beautiful its so delicate its from the white house collection. there was also some ghiradelli chocolate in there too. Thank you so much mr and mrs uscwest its totally gorgeous.

http://wdisneysecrets.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=14&pictureid=273


Tinker your an angel thank you, i feel so bad but it might still turn up :)

Johnie
13-01-2009, 02:48 PM
Yeah! I am glad it arrived. Thank you to John and Donna for being elves :hug2:

wdwgrandma
13-01-2009, 04:41 PM
Thank you so much mr and mrs uscwest its totally gorgeous.
:) I'm so glad it arrived safely and that you liked it!

daveann
13-01-2009, 05:08 PM
its totally amazing the picture does not do it justic thank you so much Donna :)

Tinker
13-01-2009, 06:31 PM
I got all excited for nothing . That was sweet of you Donna & John .

Jazmine
19-01-2009, 04:54 PM
A HUGE THANK YOU to a little elf called Tinkerbell, my lovely Tinkerbell & friend ornament arrived safe & sound today, that was so kind of you :hug2:
Love Jacqui xxxxx

Tinkerbell
19-01-2009, 06:46 PM
:cheshire::pdust::cheshire::pdust::goofy::pdust:

You're welcome hun :hug2:

lozzy
19-01-2009, 08:57 PM
A HUGE THANK YOU to a little elf called Tinkerbell, my lovely Tinkerbell & friend ornament arrived safe & sound today, that was so kind of you :hug2:
Love Jacqui xxxxx

Really glad you got an ornament, still gutted mine didn't arrive.
Going to see if I can claim the loss back from royal mail.

Johnie
20-01-2009, 12:01 AM
Thank you to everyone including the elves!