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Furtopian Christmas Gift Exchange 2015
« on: November 08, 2015, 06:07:07 pm »
In light of the upcoming Christmas holiday, I've gotten in touch with WhiteShepherd and Kada-Ru on the subject of their availability for hosting another Christmas gift exchange this year, and they've responded in the affirmative.  Cue the announcement thread!


If you're interested in participating this year, all you have to do is post here saying that you will participate as well as whether you're willing to send overseas or not.  You should also provide a few gift ideas in your post; this will help the person you're assigned to choose something for you.

Then PM Kada-Ru your physical address.  Your address will be kept private, but it will be given to the person that is sending you a gift. Five dollars is an appropriate amount for the gift you send, but if you wish to go over that amount, that is up to you.  You can find out what your exchange likes by reading their post in this thread, looking at their profile, or contacting them and asking what types of things they like.

Once the names have been matched, your address will be sent to the person that is sending you your gift through PM.

Because of problems in the past, if you are in the US, get delivery confirmation (or a tracking number) for the shipment when sending out your present.  This costs about 75 cents at the post office.  Then send this tracking number to your exchange and Kada. This shows that you actually sent your exchange, and it also shows that it is not your responsibility if your package gets lost in the mail.

Minors must have parental permission to participate in this event, since they must give their home mailing address or PO Box address in order to receive a gift. We do not require proof of parental consent, but please do not abuse this as doing so could cause problems for you or for us.

If you want to join in but KNOW you can't afford to send anything, DO NOT say that you can.  This only looks bad on you. It could also keep you from ever participating again.  This is done on the HONOR system.  Thanks for understanding, and I hope we have an awesome exchange this year.



Important dates to note:

The deadline for participants is the 5th of December.
You will then have 10 days to read over your assigned Furtopian's post and arrange a gift for them.  This means that you have to post the gift by the 15th of December so that it'll get to the recipient in time for Christmas.
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Re: Furtopian Christmas Gift Exchange 2015
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2015, 07:31:27 pm »
Is there nobody signed up yet?
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Re: Furtopian Christmas Gift Exchange 2015
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2015, 09:19:54 am »
Doesn't look like it though I am going to be in it. :)  I was noticing the emptiness as well.
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Re: Furtopian Christmas Gift Exchange 2015
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2015, 09:21:18 am »
I'm in and I can send over seas.

Anything animal.  :)
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Re: Furtopian Christmas Gift Exchange 2015
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2015, 10:44:40 am »
I'm in. I can ship anywhere.

I like anything animal or furry related.
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Re: Furtopian Christmas Gift Exchange 2015
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2015, 04:10:19 am »
Varge, have your info added to the data file.  :)
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Re: Furtopian Christmas Gift Exchange 2015
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2015, 03:10:53 pm »
It'd be fun to take part, but I will say i'm completely new to shipping things overseas! ^-^

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Re: Furtopian Christmas Gift Exchange 2015
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2015, 05:19:35 pm »
I'd love to participate! I've always enjoyed the exchange in the past when I participated.
I am willing to ship overseas!!

I like wolves, greyhounds, honeybees and anything furry related. If you can't afford something outlandish, I'll gladly accept handmade things like artwork, short stories and poems. It's the thought that counts, right?
If you aren't much of a writer, even just a fun card with a small message in it about one of your family holiday traditions.

I also own a cat, so anything for her would be fun, too. She's kind of rough on toys, so if you were interested in getting her one she would require a sturdy dog-branded toy  (:

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Re: Furtopian Christmas Gift Exchange 2015
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2015, 09:05:05 pm »
I wasn't sure whether I'd have the funds to be able to do this or not, but it looks like I will be able to partake in the exchange this year.

I'm a computer geek and a math geek; I'm also a fan of furry art and sometimes of plush toys as well. 
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Re: Furtopian Christmas Gift Exchange 2015
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2015, 10:08:15 pm »
It'd be fun to take part, but I will say i'm completely new to shipping things overseas! ^-^
You can choose to not send over seas.  that is just an option.  :)
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Re: Furtopian Christmas Gift Exchange 2015
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2015, 10:13:23 pm »
Looks like participation is now closed.

Here is who I have:
Magical_HATz, Overseas (?)
Kada-Ru, and can send overseas
redyoshi49q,  Overseas (?)
Varge the wanderer, and can send overseas

No one is overseas from the USA.  I'll get the addresses out to you tomorrow!  Miss you guys!  *hugs you all*
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Re: Furtopian Christmas Gift Exchange 2015
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2015, 01:34:57 am »
Names and addresses have been sent to each of you who you are sending gifts to.

To make this fair I placed each name in a container with a lid and shook it up.
The first name I labeled as #1 and the second name as #2 etc.
Then I replaced those with the names and the first name drawn was given to person #1 and the second name was given to person #2 etc.

Please remember to get a tracking number for your person and me.

Thank you all for participating this year and can't wait to see all the ideas!  Oh and yes, post a pic of your gifts once you get them!  Happy Holidays!

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Re: Furtopian Christmas Gift Exchange 2015
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2015, 10:43:28 am »
I got my exchange gift today from redyoshi49q!

It is one of my art pieces put on a deck of cards jazzed up!  Thank you so much redyoshi49q!  *hugs*

Just realized I need to put it on my website to post it here.  LOL

no image yet.   Need to wait for WS to check why I can't access my FTP.
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Re: Furtopian Christmas Gift Exchange 2015
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2015, 02:14:12 pm »
I got a package from Kada-Ru! This brightened my day, and I really look forward to using them!







Better be good, because I'm pulling Santa's sleigh this year and I'll bite you if your not.  :P

Thank-you Kada-Ru!
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Re: Furtopian Christmas Gift Exchange 2015
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2015, 06:31:48 pm »
Yay!  My FTP is now working!

This is fantastic!  Thank you redyoshi49q!  *hugs*

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Re: Furtopian Christmas Gift Exchange 2015
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2015, 12:25:15 am »
I'm glad you like the gift, Kada!

I thought that I had set up the customization such that it'd have a solid color border around the artwork that I made, but I guess they must have figured that I made a mistake when I didn't have the artwork take up the entirety of the card's design space (either that, or I had mistakenly not done so).  The end result works either way, though.
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Re: Furtopian Christmas Gift Exchange 2015
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2015, 09:18:15 am »
I'm glad you like the gift, Kada!

I thought that I had set up the customization such that it'd have a solid color border around the artwork that I made, but I guess they must have figured that I made a mistake when I didn't have the artwork take up the entirety of the card's design space (either that, or I had mistakenly not done so).  The end result works either way, though.

*giggles*  I think they turned out fantastic!  *hugs*
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Re: Furtopian Christmas Gift Exchange 2015
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2015, 12:35:32 pm »
Got my gift from Varg the Wanderer!
It's a hand-made leather collar for my pet kitty. I'll try and update this post with a picture sometime when I can.

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Re: Furtopian Christmas Gift Exchange 2015
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2015, 09:01:00 am »
Awesome!  Can't wait to see your photo.  :)

Got my gift from Varg the Wanderer!
It's a hand-made leather collar for my pet kitty. I'll try and update this post with a picture sometime when I can.
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Re: Furtopian Christmas Gift Exchange 2015
« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2015, 10:32:53 pm »
I got a package from Kada-Ru! This brightened my day, and I really look forward to using them!

Better be good, because I'm pulling Santa's sleigh this year and I'll bite you if your not.  :P

Thank-you Kada-Ru!
I am so glad you liked them, Varg!  Enjoy them to the max!  *hugs*
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Re: Furtopian Christmas Gift Exchange 2015
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2015, 10:38:39 pm »

[img * width=700 height=525]https://d.facdn.net/art/vargthewanderer/1450386524/1450386524.vargthewanderer_img_20151217_152432.jpg[/img]

 This one is the mouse pad.  [img * width=700 height=525]https://d.facdn.net/art/vargthewanderer/1450386408/1450386408.vargthewanderer_img_20151217_152413.jpg[/img]


Varge, did you notice these two links didn't show up in your post?

I just looked at your post again and one of them is visible.  The other link is forbidden when I put it into the browser.
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Re: Furtopian Christmas Gift Exchange 2015
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2015, 01:33:21 pm »
That's really weird. They look fine to me. I'll try to fix it later today: it might be who I'm hosting the pictures with.
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Re: Furtopian Christmas Gift Exchange 2015
« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2015, 01:42:51 pm »
That's really weird. They look fine to me. I'll try to fix it later today: it might be who I'm hosting the pictures with.

This is a known issue with hotlinking to FA pics; there's a pinned thread on the artwork board on the subject.  The embeds don't work for forum browsers (since FA's servers reject the image loading from a non-FA referral), even though they  appear okay on the original poster's end (because the browser caches the pic on the initial page load of FA, and subsequent pageloads pull from that cache instead of getting the pic from FA's servers).

In short, you'll need to use an image host other than FA.
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Re: Furtopian Christmas Gift Exchange 2015
« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2015, 12:31:35 pm »
I was a bit busy over the holiday; sorry for updating this thread so late.

I got my gift in from Magical_HATz.  It was artwork of Todd from "The Fox and the Hound", and it's quite lovely.  Thanks for the gift!

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Re: Furtopian Christmas Gift Exchange 2015
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2016, 12:52:44 pm »
This is a known issue with hotlinking to FA pics; there's a pinned thread on the artwork board on the subject.  The embeds don't work for forum browsers (since FA's servers reject the image loading from a non-FA referral), even though they  appear okay on the original poster's end (because the browser caches the pic on the initial page load of FA, and subsequent pageloads pull from that cache instead of getting the pic from FA's servers).

In short, you'll need to use an image host other than FA.

I never knew that.  Luckily I don't take my pics of my FA account.  I put them on my personal website then upload them here or anywhere else.  Still nice to know this info.

Thanks for the info, redyoshi49q!
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