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Old 01-12-2015, 10:53 PM   #1
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Spreading some boxes of joy this Christmas.

Hi Everyone,

Today I was thinking about the fact that I have had a really good year so far and one I should be really thankful for. I wanted to do something to spread a little happiness to people who perhaps are going through a rough time but I wasn't sure what I wanted to do.

Then I got to thinking about RYL and the giveaway that we did before. Now unfortunately I can't buy everyone a gift on RYL, as much as I would like to! However I have enough disposable income that I would like to offer 5 boxes of Christmas joy to 5 members.

What I thought was that people could PM me with a member who perhaps will be alone this Christmas, or who has had a really tough year, or who perhaps lost someone within the past year and this Christmas will be particularly painful. It doesn't have to be people you know really well, it could just be someone who you think could do with something extra this year or someone who has been really brave/courageous etc.

Please keep in mind that if you nominate someone you either need to have their address or I will have to obtain it, so if the member isn't comfy with that please don't nominate them. Also there is a high chance the boxes may contain stuff like chocolate so if someone has allergies or is battling an ED and may be triggered by that, please please let me know in advance!

If anyone else would like to join in by offering to send someone something this year please do say, they don't have to be much, just one or two things and a card perhaps. I'm sorry I can't offer more than 5 myself! If you could let me know by the 5th dec so I have time to get the stuff and ship it that would be awesome.

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Old 01-12-2015, 11:01 PM   #2
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This is such a lovely idea Liv! You are so thoughtful :)

I would love to join in, so I'd be happy for you to forward me some names if you get more than five?



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Old 01-12-2015, 11:03 PM   #3
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That is such a lovely and thoughtful thing to do <3



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Old 01-12-2015, 11:15 PM   #4
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This is such a lovely idea Liv! You are so thoughtful :)

I would love to join in, so I'd be happy for you to forward me some names if you get more than five?
That would be great thank you!




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Old 02-12-2015, 12:11 AM   #5
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This is such a lovely idea, so kind of you!

I'd be more than happy to do a couple of boxes :)



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Old 02-12-2015, 12:11 AM   #6
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I was just chatting to someone about this and they said about including a note from themselves in the card I will write out. That would be a sweet idea and I can include your name if you would like them to know it was you or I can just add it in without your name.

I have had 2 nominations so far!




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This is such a lovely idea, so kind of you!

I'd be more than happy to do a couple of boxes :)
Thanks lovely lady! Will pass some on if there is overflow!x




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Old 02-12-2015, 12:17 AM   #8
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This is an amazing, lovely idea, Liv <3

Just wanted to say how lovely this is really.

I would've also wanted to help out but I am broke so cannot do much this year I'm afraid.



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Old 02-12-2015, 01:08 AM   #9
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I think this is a really nice idea, really thoughtful, and I'd also be happy to put together a couple of boxes too.




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Old 02-12-2015, 08:39 AM   #10
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Still have 3 spaces left and lots of people offering to send things out! Don't be shy about picking someone! :) x




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Old 02-12-2015, 11:21 AM   #11
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Super sweet! Can I assume with postage costs its UK only?

Regardless, such a beautiful lovely thought :)
This is my favourite part of Christmas, the kindness for others who need it.

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Part of the reason why I can only do 5 is because I was factoring in postage so I can send abroad!But I need to know asap so I can send it off!




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This is a cute idea I love it.


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Old 02-12-2015, 01:29 PM   #14
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I would also like to send a couple of boxes. I love putting together things for people. I know you have a few volunteers already though so no worries if it's not needed. I also don't know if people would would be comfy giving me their address though so I don't know f there's a way round that?

PS I think it's a lovely idea!

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I think with the address thing people just have to trust that we arent going to do anything woth their address. When I have PMd nominated people I have said if they arent comfy with ot then thats ok too. I guess if you knew the person you nominateds address it could be sent through you to the person but it seems a bit long winded!!




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I have had 4 people nominated so far! Exciting!x




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Just out of interest, would it ever be made public who has received the gift boxes? Or are you going to let the people who receive them come forward themselves if they want to?

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I think I will leave it up to whoever gets one to say! :)




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So are you PMing nominated people before you send the boxes? Is it not going to be a surprise?

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I'm PMing for addresses, unfortunately it can't really be a surprise,unless the person nominating has their address which they can tell me! They won't know what's in them though!




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