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2011 Holiday Mission

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Ok guys, here we go.

 

First off, sorry for being so late on this.

 

At the core of this mission is one unactivated geocoin. Not a tag, not a traveler...an honest to goodness geocoin. If you aren't sure if it will count, just ask.

 

Along with this geocoin, you can package up all sorts of Winter Holiday goodness, and since this will be an INTERNATIONAL mission, perhaps something that shows how you celebrate the holidays where you are? Don't go overboard, but honestly think 'if I got this as a package, would I be disappointed?" If so....then modify the package. Feel free to send more than one coin, candy, cookies, small gifts, decorations, ornaments, anything!

 

Now, in years past, pets and kids can have their own package. That will happen this time around. You need to note it in the signup instructions.

 

So how this will happen is that everyone (adults, kids, and geopets) will be put into a big list, and randomly sorted...and you be sent the name above you. Get your package together, and mail it off. Note that if you are sending international that you'll probably want to get your package out close to Dec. 1st. (OR SOONER!)

 

Timeline:

 

October 23: Signups begin

November 12:Signups End

November 13-14: Names sent out to all participants

December 10: All packages must be sent (HIGHLY recommend way sooner for international mailings

 

Instructions to sign up:

 

Send the following information to ashallond (at) gmail.com This is the email that you would send to if you send an email to my geocaching account.

 

1. Name

2. Full address (include everything that the address should have...many people will copy verbatim what you type)

3. Country

4. Is this package for an adult, child, or geopet

5. Comments (if any) that you want your secret sender to know.

 

Frequently asked questions:

 

1. Can I request a certain country, or domestic only?

 

No. random draw. If you don't want to possibly send overseas, don't participate in the mission

 

2. How do we keep up with the mission?

 

Once you sign up, post in this thread the following post and repost as you update it:

 

Signed up: (Date)

Name Received: (Date)

Package Sent (Date)

Package Received: (Date)

 

3. Can we sign up for more than one mission?

 

Depends. If you cache under a family name and you have two adults and two kids, and you are willing to send out 4 missions, then sure. Make sure you denote which signup is for which person (adult male, adult female, child one, child two, etc.) If you are a solo and you want three missions, let's try to keep it to one per person or pet.

 

4. What happens if I have to withdraw.

 

Please try to withdraw before you get your name. Once you are in the loop and you are assigned a name, it's a mess to fix. Again, if you are in a marginal position to be able to do this mission, please wait. There seems to be a smaller package mission coming out soon.

 

5. Can I add in comments about what coins I like, if I have a want list, or anything like that?

 

Of course. That's what the comments are for.

 

Any other questions, ask in this thread.

Edited by Eartha

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Sending email now!

Signed up. 10/23/11

Name received

Package sent

Package received

Edited by TeamEccs21

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Sending email

 

Signed up: 10/23/11

Name received:

Package sent:

Package received:

 

Really will enjoy any thing. Like Egyptian, Space, and Snoopy coins.

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Geopet 2themaxx (schnoxie)

 

Signed up: 10-23-11

Name Received:

Package Sent

Package Received:

 

drneal is a pain to find coins for, but i like just about anything!

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So, when I sign up, am I telling you if I am SENDING a package for an adult, child, or pet, or am I saying that I want to RECEIVE a package for an adult, child, or pet?

 

Sorry, but it's the first time I've done one.

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So, when I sign up, am I telling you if I am SENDING a package for an adult, child, or pet, or am I saying that I want to RECEIVE a package for an adult, child, or pet?

 

Sorry, but it's the first time I've done one.

 

You'll be saying who will receive the package at your home :)

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kdv (adult)

Signed up: Oct 24

Name Received: (Date)

Package Sent (Date)

Package Received: (Date)

 

bruchino (kid)

Signed up: Oct 24

Name Received: (Date)

Package Sent (Date)

Package Received: (Date)

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Sending email

 

Mission 1 (doc256)

 

Signed up: 10/25/11

Name received:

Package sent:

Package received:

 

Mission 2 (pat1609)

 

Signed up: 10/25/11

Name received:

Package sent:

Package received:

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Mission 1 - Butterfly_Lady

Signed up: Tuesday 25th October

Name Received: -

Package Sent -

Package Received: -

 

Mission 2 - RadioNut50

Signed up: Tuesday 25th October

Name Received: -

Package Sent -

Package Received: -

 

It will be summertime here when the mission arrives, so please take this into consideration if sending chocolate!

Our border control prefers no plant material - including pine cones, leaves, wood, seeds, nuts etc. Package will likely be delayed (or even destroyed) if organic items are included.

 

waterskiingchristmas.jpg

ho, ho, ho!

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Hohoho!!! :santa:

 

Finally, I have been waiting for this mission. Me and my daughter think it is so much fun putting this missions together.(almost to much fun :anicute: ) To get the name and do the research and try to find anything nice for the persons we have. We don´t have much time to get coins from everywhere since we live in Sweden and will have to send it out soon so let´s hope I have something in my box that is right.

Please give so much info you can about yourselves when you sign up, it makes it easier to get nice stuff to send along.

 

Thank you again!

grodan Karin

 

mission 1: adults

grodan & fiabus (grodan Karin & fiabus Björn)

 

Signed up: oct 26

Name Received: (Date)

Package Sent (Date)

Package Received: (Date)

 

mission 2: kids

HunnyBunny1 (girl, turns 9 january 20)

 

Signed up: oct 26

Name Received: (Date)

Package Sent (Date)

Package Received: (Date)

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So, when I sign up, am I telling you if I am SENDING a package for an adult, child, or pet, or am I saying that I want to RECEIVE a package for an adult, child, or pet?

 

Sorry, but it's the first time I've done one.

 

You'll be saying who will receive the package at your home :)

 

This is correct. You are telling me what you are wanting to receive.

 

Also, PLEASE remember to put your geocaching nickname on the email. I forgot to put a spot on that.

 

Oh, and:

 

Signed up: Oct 26

Name Received: (Date)

Package Sent (Date)

Package Received: (Date)

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WebXXI

 

Signed up: Oct 27

Name Received: (Date)

Package Sent (Date)

Package Received: (Date)

 

Fraldinhas

 

Signed up: Oct 27

Name Received: (Date)

Package Sent (Date)

Package Received: (Date)

 

Greetings from Portugal

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Email sent!

 

Signed Up: October 28th

Name Received: (Date)

Package Sent: (Date)

Package Received: (Date)

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Kipper01 signed up. Looking forward to this! :smile:

 

Signed up: 10/28/2011

Name Received: (Date)

Package Sent (Date)

Package Received: (Date)

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Yummy NZ chocolate purchased today - Whittacker brand - only the best for this mission...

but will I have to buy replacements?

Will it last another 10 days until mail out?

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I love the holidays! :)

 

EyeD10T and Fairygurl

Signed up: 11/3

Name Received:

Package Sent

Package Received:

 

Child number 1

Signed up: 11/3

Name Received:

Package Sent

Package Received:

 

Child number 2

Signed up: 11/3

Name Received:

Package Sent

Package Received:

 

Thanks for hosting the event! We had a good time with it last year.

Edited by EyeD10T

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Would love to have join in on this as I love missions but just dont have the spare cash this time round. Have fun all.

Edited by jpbarr

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email sent!

 

guinea gal

Signed up: 11/4/11

Name Received: (Date)

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Package Received: (Date)

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I don't mean to sound dumb :wacko: but I just want to know...the person we end up drawing and sending to will know who we are, right? So it will be okay to contact them before we send a package? Thanks for your patience!

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I don't mean to sound dumb :wacko: but I just want to know...the person we end up drawing and sending to will know who we are, right? So it will be okay to contact them before we send a package? Thanks for your patience!

 

They will know only once they receive their mission. Sometimes the sender won't write his name but it's always best to write a return address on the box just in case. Usually we don't say who we have so the surprise will last until the package is received. Some people even wait until Christmas to open their boxes :rolleyes:

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Email sent, great idea

Thanks for the time and effort to set this up

 

Signed up: 11/07/11

Name received:

Package sent:

Package received:

Edited by Clarkbowman

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What a fun mission! We're signing up for 1 mission as a geocaching family.

 

Signed up: Nov 7, 2011

Name Received:

Package Sent

Package Received:

 

Thanks for organizing!

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I'm looking forward to this. I have signed up the whole family.

 

Mission 1 - dsvaughn

Signed up: November 11

Name Received: (Date)

Package Sent (Date)

Package Received: (Date)

 

Mission 2 - Princess Trouble

Signed up: November 11

Name Received: (Date)

Package Sent (Date)

Package Received: (Date)

 

Mission 3 - Rose86

Signed up: November 11

Name Received: (Date)

Package Sent (Date)

Package Received: (Date)

 

Mission 4 - RedChef

Signed up: November 11

Name Received: (Date)

Package Sent (Date)

Package Received: (Date)

 

Thanks for putting this together!!

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Yummy NZ chocolate purchased today - Whittacker brand - only the best for this mission...

but will I have to buy replacements?

Will it last another 10 days until mail out?

 

Uh oh!

Had to get replacement chocolate - but this time a winner - Kiwifruit chocolate!

 

I'm getting really excited about this mission, as I see so many new names!

Looking forward to sending a treat overseas to someone!

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E-mail sent: 11/10/11: Kaylee (Aussie geodog)

Name received

Package sent

Package received

 

E-mail sent: 11/10/11: Dawn, Luke & Leia (Sheltie geodogs)

Name received

Package sent

Package received

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Signed up: Nov 11, 2011 - Moozer

Name Received:

Package Sent:

Package Received:

 

Signed up: Nov 11, 2011 - Amoolia (5-year-old smallcacher)

Name Received:

Package Sent:

Package Received:

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Toddzombie65 (adult)

Signed up: 11/10/11

Name Received: (Date)

Package Sent (Date)

Package Received: (Date)

 

H2Ogrrrl(adult)

Signed up: 11/10/11

Name Received: (Date)

Package Sent (Date)

Package Received: (Date)

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team ELMASJ (adult)

Signed up: Nov 11

Name Received: (Date)

Package Sent (Date)

Package Received: (Date)

 

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Signed up: Nov 12,2011 (adult)

Name Received: (Date)

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Have not done any missions before, this will make this Christmas extrageospecial!

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Signups are now CLOSED.

 

I got bogged down in some chores but I will have this sent out tonight or early tomorrow. I promise.

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Mission 1 - Butterfly_Lady

Signed up: Tuesday 25th October

Name Received: - Monday 14 November

Package Sent -

Package Received: -

 

Mission 2 - RadioNut50

Signed up: Tuesday 25th October

Name Received: - Monday 14 November

Package Sent -

Package Received: -

 

Now the real fun begins......

 

Congrats to mission organiser - two new names for us!

Edited by Butterfly_lady

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All names have been sent out.

 

I REALLY hope I didn't screw them up. I don't think I did, but I know I confused myself once.

 

Pleae remember to post updates to your mission status in the thread.

 

Ashallond

Signed up: Oct 26

Name Received: Nov 13

Package Sent (Date)

Package Received: (Date)

 

dancingprincess

Signed up: Oct 26

Name Received: Nov 13

Package Sent (Date)

Package Received: (Date)

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What a fun mission! We're signing up for 1 mission as a geocaching family.

 

Signed up: Nov 7, 2011

Name Received: Nov 13

Package Sent

Package Received:

 

Thanks for organizing!

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Geopet 2themaxx (schnoxie)

 

Signed up: 10-23-11

Name Received: 11-14-11

Package Sent

Package Received:

 

drneal is a pain to find coins for, but i like just about anything!

 

drneal also calls me maxx the destroyer....toys need to be tough...treats are always good, as are rawhide

 

ILYK

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JIPPIEEEE Lorca and me are INNN :lol:

 

Lorca doggie girly

 

Signed up: 13-11-`12

Name Received: 14-11-`12

Package Sent :

Package Received:

 

Anne human girly

 

Signed up: 13-11-`12

Name Received: 14-11-`12

Package Sent :

Package Received :

 

let`s the fun beginzzzzzzzzzzzz

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