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    Ok maybe this has been proposed already, but how about a secret sister thing for 2010?? Everyone who wants a secret sister will let the coordinator know and that person will choose the secret sister for the other. And you will send your secret sister little gifts for B-Days. Anniversary, or holidays. Whatever you choose. Then next Christmas we will all send a Christmas gift with the identity.

    Sound like fun??

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    kwhite I think you may have started something here. I like the idea. I had a SS years ago in one of our churches and it was wonderful.
    Only problem I see here, is our SS would be able to see where we live by the postage stamp stamp. And surely the coordinator would not want us to send the stuff to her to have her resend it to our SS. So where does that leave us?
    Hope we can figure this out. Would be a great ideaif we can figure it out.

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    In HS theatre we had locker buddies. We knew who our buddy was, but that didn't make getting a gift any time we had a show any less special. It could be a sort of secret sister. And just because you know the address, doesn't mean you necessarily know who your sister is...

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    Sounds like fun!!

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    Plus not everyone knows where the others are located . And if you go to another town that is close by it throws off the address. You could use your work address as the return address if it is in another city, like mine :wink:

    Sounds like fun... even send out fat quarters for different holidays..Valentines Day, Easter, Spring ( :roll: ) Thanksgiving , you get what I mean.. not many fat quarters , maybe just a couple if you want ?

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    Having a SS is fun! I had one about 10 or so years ago.

    Just thought of something else.. by our avatar's is where we are from...you could take that out for a year or so??? Just an idea...


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    We've been doing secret swaps for Valentine's and Easter. Maybe St Pattys was in there too, cannot remember.
    I know there is talk of a Secret Santa coming up....still in the work stages on that....have to decide on dates.

    I'm not really sure a Secret Sister would work. There are those in Canada and Europe that would be found out immediately just by the postmark. Also, if you send overseas, then you also have the Customs Form that needs to be filled out, so that "outs" the person there.
    Just something to think about.

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    oooooh, I looooove the idea!!!! I'm in , I'm in, I'm in!!!!

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    Actually, we might need to call it "secret sibling" if any men join in...Eddie, Chris, Tim?? You out there? Interested??

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    This would be so fun :mrgreen: even if it wasn't a secret! getting to know someone better, someone to chat with and send things back and forth, sounds great I want in when it gets going as I think it will, and yes include the men. "secret friends"? :D

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    That sounds like so much fun count me in!

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    I like that idea. I would be interested.

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    I like the idea :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I'm interested too. How would this effect the Board gift exchanges, such as Fall Gift Box, Secret Santa etc? I guess a person could always opt to do both.

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    I like the idea but I'd be pretty easy to guess, out here in France all on my own! :cry: :lol:

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    I think this would be just a blast to do! It wouldn't matter to me if it was secret or not and I think a lot f people would do multiple exchanges, such as secret santa, ect!

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    I think its a great idea too....secret or not...its just fun to send off squishies isn't it? Ya'll don't let me miss the sign up thread....I'm just on and off the board fairly quickly these days and might miss it... :roll:

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    Kathryn, Lacelady, Terri, and other foreign dignitaries...I would be willing to be a go-between if you want to participte and stay secret. In other words, you could mail your stuff to me, then I can forward it on from here (a fairly large cosmopolitan area..it would narrow things down, but still not be a give-away). If a few others in the exchange are willing to do this, then we can help keep your identity hidden during the game! the only thing for sure is I would now I don't have you, or your partner! narrows it down, but doesn't spill the beans on my partner.

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    Esq that is such a kind offer! Thank you AND for calling us 'foreign dignitaries' :D BUT it puts you to a lot of trouble and expense, so I suppose it depends how much the secret part matters to folks :shock:

    I for one think it would still be fun even if we knew who our 'sister' was but I'll go with the consensus! :D

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    It would be fun knowing who they are. It could be like a penpal. We'd really get to know the other quilter. Secret or otherwise, I'm in.

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    I am really happy this idea is being received so well. I have never had a sister much less a secret one and I have wanted to do this for so long. Thanks ESQ for your offer that certainly would make it easier for our "dignitaries" to stay secret. So it sounds like it is a go?

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    Kathryn - I think the expense would be nominal. Besides, isn't it a marketing expense for me? Am I getting goodwill for my law practice? Then it's a business expense and a write-off!! :wink:

    No worries on this end, I'd be glad to help keep the secret!

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    Either way, if she/he's a secret or like a penpal is fine with me.

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    Sounds like fun. I don't care if it is a secret or not just like the idea of it.

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    Esq - I used to be in PR and I'd say it's definintely a bona fide marketing expense! :lol:

    I'm an only child so I'd be thrilled to bits to have a sister (or brother!) :wink: :D

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