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I’ts Sunday morning still 18/11 here, so I ought to be still in time to register Margo?
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We always were ahead of you lot. :)

BUT still only 7.50pm Sunday evening here, so for any other late participants just over 4 hours to do so, before Margo's deadline!

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Registration now closed - thanks to all who contacted me.
40 participants this year and 87 gifts.
I'm working on my spreadsheet now and will get back to everyone in the next week.

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Thanks for all your hard work, Margo!

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Margo

Just wondering if the Canada Post strike is going to throw a wrench in the works? Canada Post has asked international postal authorities to hold packages going to Canada for the time being, and there is a huge backlog of mail in Canada to be sorted. Packages from Canadian Santa’s will almost certainly be delayed.

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"Post Early For Xmas" used to be a common PO phrase globally! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Margo I think is nearly done with her spread sheet, so Canada senders and receivers that are quick off the mark will make the cut I feel sure. :)
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My gift has been posted today. :D
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Global Administrator wrote:Canada senders and receivers that are quick off the mark will make the cut I feel sure. :)
Canadian senders might have no problem--their packets will leave the country sooner or later. The problem is as receivers--as quoted in the thread about Canada Post's latest labour woes, the corp. has asked foreign partners to hold back even putting anything on a plane bound for Canada, and that is what Royal Mail and HongKongPost have issued press releases to state--you can post something at the PO, but it will just sit in a warehouse at origin until Canada Post gives the green light to send things again. :?
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Hi MargoZ,
I have sent you an email regarding my address change.

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The Puffin reporting. Posting off my two secret santa's tomorrow. :)
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Thanks to all for the feedback - quite a few presents on their way already 8)
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What a splendid idea .

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Gifts posted just today! 8)
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Thanks to all Santas who have updated me on their sendings.
Still a lot of Santas who haven't contacted - a reminder the last date for mailing is 1st December so only two days to go!

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First Secret Santa arrived today from Queensland.

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Congrats Norm - first delivery of the year!
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Santa collected the gifts today.

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Santa collected the gifts today :)

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Just to let everyone know Santa has departed Sarajevo :D

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Mine were posted off Thursday.
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It must be down to Swedish Snow !

Santa's sleigh got going early and arrived in Scotland (assisted no doubt by the Scottish themed Aerograms enclosed for extra flying power! :lol: :lol: )


Thank you Santa, it's December tomorrow no snow here yet!
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Although this cover wasn't one of his gifts, this secret Santa followed his own "mail early" advice from 1929 (and many other years):
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Santa has been spotted on his way with Secret Santa gifts for all the good stamp collectors:
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This year Santa has two gifts to deliver for me. The first was posted today and is on its way to somewhere really cold so Santa will feel at home :D
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All gifts have been taken care of by Santa and is now on its way out in the world. :)

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Three packages have been turned over to Canada Post Santa deliveries. Godspeed.


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Desert Santa has dispatched 3 covers to the camels for delivery
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Three Santas are on it's way, posted yesterday.

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Three gifts on their way from here

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The Secret Santa gift for my other recipient arrived this morning. I will package it up for posting on Monday. Sorry for the slight delay.
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Ditto for me - Monday morning will see gifts dispatched.

Can't get the staff anywhere.... :lol:

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JonEboy wrote:Ditto for me - Monday morning will see gifts dispatched.

Can't get the staff anywhere.... :lol:

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MargoZ wrote:Thanks to all Santas who have updated me on their sendings.
Still a lot of Santas who haven't contacted - a reminder the last date for mailing is 1st December so only two days to go!

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I seem to always forget to post here that my package was posted, as it was. :oops:
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Many thanks to all for their updates - most gifts accounted for now but please add your update or email me if you haven't done so already 8)


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All three posted from Singapore today...

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Mine were posted from this post box in Traralgon last week.

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My gift sent today. Apology for being a day or two late in sending.

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Two letters send on Saturday, one will be posted on Monday. Sorry for the delay.

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Two gifts posted from Austria early today...

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The second, final, gift was posted today.
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Secret Santa posted today!

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Woops, I forgot to post it here too.

Two Secret Santa's went out last week.

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vikingeck wrote:
JonEboy wrote:Ditto for me - Monday morning will see gifts dispatched.

Can't get the staff anywhere.... :lol:

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My sincere apologies. I am rather behind with this.

My Dad passed away last Friday, 30th Nov., in the UK and the lead up was well.....

I'll get on top of things this week; I am waiting on 1 thing to arrive..

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briggia wrote:My sincere apologies. I am rather behind with this.

My Dad passed away last Friday, 30th Nov., in the UK and the lead up was well.....

I'll get on top of things this week; I am waiting on 1 thing to arrive..

Thanks for your patience.

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OK, better late than never, secret Santa's away :!: :!:

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Two Santa messages posted today. God speed.

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