okay, we're near the end and two of our group have sent apologies for sending packages late. i will email the curlies involved privately to let them know what's up.
please please PLEASE always remember to let me know ASAP if something comes up to prevent/hold up your participation. i have resources to make sure everyone receives a gift if something happens to any participant.
it looks like a lot of stuff is being held up at that 49th parallel...
other than sending out names even *earlier*, i would love to hear suggestions for avoiding the horrendous mail delays. i cannot begin to tell you how completely SHOCKED i was that Minxy's gift only took 5 days to get to her. that is almost unheard of when it comes to Canada Post.
then again, i bought some LE MAC from someone in England earlier in the fall and it got here in 6 days.
so i'll start another thread to solicit suggestions because i don't want everyone to incur ridiculously expensive shipping charges like some have. we really want to keep this affordable for as many as possible.