Curly Holiday Swap 2012 - Likes/Dislikes

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I think we should amend future lists to include whether or not our curlies celebrate Christmas.
Originally Posted by kayb
Good point. My curly from last year isn't a Christian. I made sure not to use Christmas specific cards and wrap.
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kayb, that's a great idea. I'd hate to buy an ornament for someone who doesn't celebrate, I'd feel like an ass.

There are always things I wonder about so maybe for next year we can modify the questions a bit, like I'm not so sure the food question is all that relevant? Unless someone wants to mail me an entire Mexican feast!




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I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
kayb, that's a great idea. I'd hate to buy an ornament for someone who doesn't celebrate, I'd feel like an ass.

There are always things I wonder about so maybe for next year we can modify the questions a bit, like I'm not so sure the food question is all that relevant? Unless someone wants to mail me an entire Mexican feast!
Originally Posted by spring1onu
I had originally bought the cutest one ever for my curly, but now I'm afraid to send it because I don't know if they celebrate.

Maybe we should just start updating our lists from this year so that my curly doesn't miss out on what's a really pretty gift.

Maybe it's so that they can get you a Mexican cookbook. We know how much you love to cook :P
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I ain't thirsty. There's plenty of fish in the sea, but I don't want all of them, can I have some standards? Or do we just have to settle, for someone's who meh and will do.
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Really? We have to start worrying that we will use the 'wrong' wrapping paper? No.
Many non-christians celebrate Christmas, including me (and also Hannukah and any other holiday that happens my way). So my curly might get a card with Santa on it and wrapping paper with a Christmas tree on it.
And if someone sends me a giant crucifix wrapped in paper with menorahs and buddhas on it, cool.
And how can ornaments ever be a bad thing? I don't have Christmas trees anymore but I love ornaments. I hang them on the wall or on doorknobs. I have glass jars full of them.
I'm feeling ranty so I better go for a snack.

Oh, and if someone wants to send me a meal, that's cool too.

: )
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Last edited by jeepcurlygurl; 11-25-2012 at 12:03 AM.
98% of americans celebrate Christmas or something very similar. Odds are your curly does too. Why would they do this exchange? Its practically called secret santa. Well.. it should be.
No, I think Spring understood more of what I meant. I don't want to end up buying a Christmas ornament when someone doesn't have a tree. That really is all it boils down to.

Not so much about the wrapping, I just wanna know if my curly is going to have a Christmas tree up this year.

Jeepy, you are admittedly one of the most relaxed people (except for when you're hungry) :P

People can be picky.
I ain't thirsty. There's plenty of fish in the sea, but I don't want all of them, can I have some standards? Or do we just have to settle, for someone's who meh and will do.
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Last edited by kayb; 11-25-2012 at 12:53 AM.
Good one Kayb! I'll add it to the original questions in the thread.
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I think we should amend future lists to include whether or not our curlies celebrate Christmas.
Originally Posted by kayb
yes, thanks, i forgot that kayb. i do list the holidays covered by this swap in the first post of the thread - Hanukkah, Christmas, Yule and Kwanzaa. and it would be good to know which one your curly celebrates.
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Its practically called secret santa. Well.. it should be.
Originally Posted by mcheryce
no, it shouldn't be.

that's why we call it the Curly Holiday Swap and specifically say Hanukkah, Christmas, Yule and Kwanzaa are the holidays involved. if Diwali took place in December, i'd include it in the list.

the person who started this back in 1999 is a very devout christian and she didn't want it to be focused on one holiday. everyone should feel included, no matter what they do - or don't - celebrate.

and every person who has run this since then has done the same. including the devout atheist who's running it this year!

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http://labellatestarossa.blogspot.ca/

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I agree. My point is that people who are athiest or jehovas witness and don't celebrate holidays probably wouldn't participate. And I know ppl who celebrate several winter holidays and Christmas also, not instead of Christmas. Ive never said "merry Christmas" to someone who responded with "I'm offended."
If I got some Jewish thing in my gift bag I'd say thank you and then give it away. I wouldn't complain about it. But I don't want to change the theme of this discussion. Thanks again for pointing out where to find the old lists. I've got shopping to do. :-D
I just updated my first post mentioning that I'm Jewish. A *lot* of the curlies on this board are either Jewish or atheist, or at least likely to feel a bit offended by a "praise Jesus" ornament. (Or Muslim, Buddhist, pagan, etc. And is pagan actually supposed to be capitalized? I feel like it's not, but I'm not sure.)


I think cards and wrapping paper are no biggie - I wouldn't want someone to go buy new paper just for me, and Santa paper can be super cute! I've also been given ornaments before - as I mentioned, I celebrate with my stepfamily at their house. So I have some Hanukkah Christmas tree ornaments - perfect!
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Last edited by NetG; 11-25-2012 at 10:03 AM.
I've always called it a Secret Santa.
People need to stop with the being offended about everything thing.
I'm an atheist. I celebrate anything and everything. I don't have a tree but I would love ornaments. I would love ANYTHING my curly sent me. ANYTHING.
Nothing that is sent to me as a thoughtful gift would ever offend me.
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I've always called it a Secret Santa.
People need to stop with the being offended about everything thing.
I'm an atheist. I celebrate anything and everything. I don't have a tree but I would love ornaments. I would love ANYTHING my curly sent me. ANYTHING.
Nothing that is sent to me as a thoughtful gift would ever offend me.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
No, people need to stop calling stuff by names that are for one group only. It's arrogant and presumptuous.
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I'm an atheist. I don't have a tree (yet), but I plan to as soon as I have my own space, so ornaments are fine, as are Christmas cards.


Lard, what have I done?!
I ain't thirsty. There's plenty of fish in the sea, but I don't want all of them, can I have some standards? Or do we just have to settle, for someone's who meh and will do.
"
Shrug. I don't know why anyone cares what it's called. People can just go ahead being offended. It will never rub off on me, thank goodness.
And I plan on sending my Secret Santa a whole box of Jesusy stuff. : )
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Kayb, it's all your fault!! We're arguing over a gift swap!

Seriously, it's something I've wondered about so I'm glad you brought it up. I'm not religious, but I celebrate Christmas. So, while I probably wouldn't use an ornament or decoration that was religious based, I'd appreciate the thought behind it and certainly wouldn't be offended that someone I barely know didn't have knowledge of every intimate detail of my spirituality.

I call it Secret Santa to everyone but Mr. Spring because I don't want to explain to the lady at the craft fair why I've just called it Secret Curly Swap. How weird would that sound to an outsider, I wonder. haha
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Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
Btw Santa Claus and Frosty aren't in ANY bible Koran or whatever. So who cares if its on wrapping paper? Really?? Lot's more important stuff to worry about in this world. My curly will get our family Christmas card with my kids on it. Who could be offended by their smiles? :-)
Santa Claus doesn't visit the average Jewish or Muslim kid, but, it's interesting to see the American Christian privilege default in action.
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But the reason we are having a gift exchange in December IS because it is Christmastime. Whether a person believes in Jesus or Santa Claus or flying reindeer or not, without those traditions we wouldn't be having this thing at all.

And hey, I'm happy to be a part of it no matter what it's called.
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Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
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Christmas isn't the only December holiday.
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