***2020 Kringle Exchange***

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***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby PhoenixRising » Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:46 pm

I can't believe it's that time of year again!
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For those wishing to participate, Here is what you need to know!

This is our annual Christmas gift exchange. To participate please fill out the form below and email it to DDBBKringle@gmail.com. I'll do my best to get your Kringle assignment to you before thanksgiving. You'll then go shopping for your Kringle, find that perfect gift, and stick it in the mail! If we have anyone wanting to join in the exchange after Thanksgiving, I’ll do my best to accommodate! Please try to get your gifts in the mail early enough to arrive before Christmas.

Last year there were some questions about the old $20 vs $40 price range.
Truth is, we haven't had enough people participating the last few years to be able to match everyone up perfectly when there's price range restrictions and shipping/country restrictions added in. You'd probably start ending up with the same person every year if we did both. I'm open to suggestions here, if anyone has them. Personally I'm a gifter, and hate to be limited so I'm happy with a "do what you want" scenario vs being limited (which is what I usually do anyway LOL), but I'm guessing not everyone feels that way.

Happy Kringling!

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Mandatory (I need this information to include you in the gift exchange):

Your full name:
Your UDBB name:
Your address:
Your phone number (only to be used for questions regarding delivery - if you do not wish to disclose this, it's fine):

Are you willing to ship to someone internationally, or only within your own country (US for Americans, Canada for Canadians etc):

Optional, but very helpful (this will be forwarded to your Kringle in full):

Horsey things

- What type of horse(s) do you have and what are their names?
- What size is your horse?
- What are your 'stable colors'?
- Do you board or have your horse(s) at home?
- Any dressage videos/books you are pining for?
- Any non dressage books/videos?
- Describe your fantasy saddle pad.
- Do you Smartpak?

About You

- What is your age range? (ie. teenager, 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, over 60)
- Gender?
- Who else is in your household, and share your children's names and ages if you would like.
- Dogs, cats or other pets? Names?
- Do you wear hats/scarves/mittens/gloves?
- What size shirt?
- What size breeches/pants?
- Gloves size?
- Shoe size?
- Do you wear glasses?
- Do you wear jewelry? Pierced ears?
- What is your favorite color?
- Are you allergic to wool (or any other fiber)?
- Are you sensitive to smells?

Lifestyle

- Do you spend a lot of time indoors or outdoors?
- Does your work/lifestyle keep you at a desk a lot, or traveling a lot, or on your feet a lot?
- Do you garden?
- Do you live in a cold climate?

Nom Nom Nom!

- What are your three favorite fruits? Vegetables?
- Do you have a favorite drink (coffee, tea, soda, etc.)?
- What is your favorite candy?
- Do you like chocolate?
- Are you a vegetarian or a vegan, or do you have any food restrictions?
- What is your favorite food/cuisine?
- Favorite wine?
- Do you like to cook/bake?

Hobbies

- What would you like to learn to do or learn about?
- Do you like the theatre / opera / symphony?
- Do you have any other hobbies besides horses?
- Any sports teams you follow/like?
- What type of music do you listen to?
- Do you like iTunes?
- Do you like books? If so, what kind (mysteries, novels, sci-fi, etc)?
- Do you cross stitch/crochet/knit/sew?
- Who is your favorite artist (music, photograph, painting,etc)?
- What magazines do you wish you had a subscription to?
- What are your favorite animals?

Everything else

- Favorite holiday ornament theme or color?
- What store would a gift card be most handy at?
- Where would you go for your dream vacation?
- Do you like scented candles? If so, what scents?
- Do you like knick knacks?
- Are you a long bubble bath taker with nice scented candles and soft music, or a quick shower type person?
- Do you like warm cozy throws?
- Do you have any rooms decorated in a certain theme/color?

And Finally...
- Do you have an Amazon wish list?
- What would you love to get for Christmas, but is way too expensive?
- What would you love to have for Christmas that costs less than $2?
- What do you not have enough of?

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby Chisamba » Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:12 am

I am in like Flynn. thank you for taking this on . we deserve something nice in 2020.

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby galopp » Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:49 am

me too, always remember you all.

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby LindaJ » Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:05 am

I’m in :)

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby PaulaO » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:24 pm

I'm in. Will send you info.

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby galopp » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:42 pm

ARE WE HAVING XMAS??

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby Sue B » Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:48 pm

I'm in too, just have to send in my email!

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby PhoenixRising » Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:59 pm

I've just replied to everyone whose email I have received, confirming that I've received it. If you don't get an email, I don't have your entry!
As always, I'm happy to do it! It doesn't really feel like Christmas to me without this exchange anymore.
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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby galopp » Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:59 am

Do I need to send it again???

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby PhoenixRising » Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:33 pm

Just another week or two to get your entries in! Right now, we have 8 of us participating!
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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby zevida » Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:52 am

Just sent my entry!

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby galopp » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:25 am

was anything sent?

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby PhoenixRising » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:43 pm

galopp wrote:was anything sent?


Not yet! Planning to send out assignments this week!
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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby PhoenixRising » Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:34 pm

Hoping to send assignments out tomorrow, the 28th. I’d hoped to do it today, but hubby is monopolizing the computer tonight lol.
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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby PhoenixRising » Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:03 am

Kringle assignments have just been sent! Please check your emails, and let me know if for some reason you didn't receive an email or have an issue.
Thanks everyone for participating!
Galopp, I did email it instead of replying to our messages.
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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby PaulaO » Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:03 am

Got mine! Off to shop.....

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby LindaJ » Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:46 am

Got my shopping done!!

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby galopp » Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:44 pm

didnt get it, try again. (or here)

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby PhoenixRising » Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:29 pm

galopp wrote:didnt get it, try again. (or here)


So weird, I don't know what's going on with the email thing.
I just sent it to you in a private message.
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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby pKOR » Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:03 pm

LindaJ wrote:Got my shopping done!!


I got my coffee today!! Thank you! I can't wait until tomorrow to try it. Everyone check out https://groundsandhoundscoffee.com/ they donate their proceeds to dog rescues :D

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby zevida » Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:41 am

Thank you pKOR for the Amazon gift card! I sent you a thank via via them too, but not sure how that gets sent. I am going to save the credit until after Christmas so I can see what I didn't get from my list and then buy what I really wanted. And/or go on a kindle book spree!! Hehe. Happy Holidays & thanks again! I'll post again with whatever I decide to get.

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby LindaJ » Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:15 am

pKOR- I’m so glad you liked the coffee!! :) You should have gotten 3 gifts. They were supposed to all get delivered on Dec 9, but it looks as if they all arrived separately. (Thanks Amazon) I hope they’ve all arrived :) Merry Christmas!!

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby PhoenixRising » Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:58 pm

Thank you Zevida for the HUMANS book! I've been eyeballing it since its release but couldn't bring myself to grab it with Christmas and baby coming. It arrived yesterday afternoon, and I've already started reading! I got the note with it too so I'll be on the lookout for another box. :D
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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby galopp » Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:25 am

Thank you SOOO much to 'blob' (Fatima) for the yummy raspberry chocolates and the Astrophysics book. Enjoying both!!!..

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby Chisamba » Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:59 pm

I received the nicest spice packet from my secret Santa, but no clues today. there was a note saying other things were still to come.

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby blob » Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:06 pm

galopp wrote:Thank you SOOO much to 'blob' (Fatima) for the yummy raspberry chocolates and the Astrophysics book. Enjoying both!!!..


There's one more thing heading your way (it was back ordered until January)--there should be another thing coming your way soon! :D

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby PaulaO » Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:57 pm

I received a box from phoenixrising. I opened the card and went WHAAT? PR is a fellow stamp artist. I got so excited that I can’t open my presents, at least not tonight.

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby blob » Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:32 pm

I got the most wonderful box of goodies from SueB! There is a beautiful halter that will look lovely on MM and some Idaho goodies.

Sue--getting things from Idaho is especially exciting for me. Idaho is where my dad first came when he immigrated to the US in 1970. So it is a state that is dear to my heart even though I haven't spent much time there. I am also VERY excited about the Huckleberry jam and syrup because I adore huckleberries and they simply don't exist down south.

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby galopp » Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:29 am

Seems back orders are happening in many cases..... January will be nice for all of us!!! Thanks blob!

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby LindaJ » Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:55 pm

I just got my Christmas gift from Chisamba!! A year subscription to WeHorse!!!! Thank you soooooo much! I’m so excited to dig into this ! Have a very Merry Christmas!!!

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Postby Ryeissa » Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:32 pm

PhoenixRising wrote:Thank you Zevida for the HUMANS book! I've been eyeballing it since its release but couldn't bring myself to grab it with Christmas and baby coming. It arrived yesterday afternoon, and I've already started reading! I got the note with it too so I'll be on the lookout for another box. :D

I have this too!

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby Ryeissa » Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:33 pm

ummmm.....taps foot....pictures? Come on people! Happy christmas to everyone!

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby Sue B » Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:56 am

Thank you Paula for the wonderful goodies. She sent new riding gloves, a horse-themed kitchen towel, yummy chocolates, the new Tana French book, horsie pasta, a treat/sugar cube pouch so I can more effectively spoil my horses, and delicious (according to Tio and Rudy) horse treats. I am so thrilled, it was painful to wait until Christmas day, however. :lol: :lol:

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby PaulaO » Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:53 am

So glad you enjoyed your prezzies, Sue B.

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby PaulaO » Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:16 pm

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My goodies from phoenixrising. I did not know that Breyer made ornaments. I will have to surf eBay...

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby Chisamba » Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:28 pm

oooh I received Hydrolan, my favorite tack cleaner. thank you very much

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby Ryeissa » Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:24 pm

oh! such fun presents!

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby galopp » Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:19 am

I just my black watch license plate edge from Blob.....sooooo coooool.

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby blob » Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:12 pm

galopp wrote:I just my black watch license plate edge from Blob.....sooooo coooool.

Oh good! So glad it arrived!

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Re: ***2020 Kringle Exchange***

Postby zevida » Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:14 am

zevida wrote:Thank you pKOR for the Amazon gift card! I sent you a thank via via them too, but not sure how that gets sent. I am going to save the credit until after Christmas so I can see what I didn't get from my list and then buy what I really wanted. And/or go on a kindle book spree!! Hehe. Happy Holidays & thanks again! I'll post again with whatever I decide to get.


I finally did my holiday gift card shopping! I got a new iPhone at the end of last year, so with your gift card I bought myself a new bedside charger and a new mount for my car. Thanks again pKOR!!


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