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Birthday Exchange
« on: July 14, 2014, 10:17:13 PM »
since we're all still "on a high" with the summer exchange...why don't we have a birthday exchange?  maybe we can have a list of all our birthdays, and then send cards to all celebrants who will celebrate their birthdays on a certain month?

 what do you guys think? :) 

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UPDATE:
hi peeps, for those wanting to join the birthday list...here are the instructions from natascha @sisterofdream:

that you want to join.  She'll send you a link to the Google Doc she created for the birthday list.
  • Update the birthday list and other details on the doc.

You might have to check the bday list once in a while to see if there are additional peeps who added their birthdays.


« Last Edit: November 14, 2017, 05:44:22 PM by Erica McPhee »
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Re: Birthday Exchange
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2014, 10:22:43 PM »
as someone having a Big Deal Birthday in about one week ... haha yes! sign me up!!!

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Re: Birthday Exchange
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2014, 11:37:38 PM »
moya when's your birthday?
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Re: Birthday Exchange
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2014, 11:41:15 PM »
This sounds like fun.  :) I haven't done this before, so somebody please let me know the rules. I'd love to take part, though.
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Re: Birthday Exchange
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2014, 11:48:37 PM »
tiffany!  let's send everybody who's having a birthday this month a birthday note or card through the mail.  and then the next month, and so on.

i just don't know how or where we can compile all of the birthdays of the flourish members :(
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Re: Birthday Exchange
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2014, 11:58:44 PM »
I must say, I do have a Birthday every month. But only age once a year.

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Re: Birthday Exchange
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2014, 12:01:35 AM »
I love the idea.... I'm in
Wonder how we would organize such and exchange.
Those that want to participate give their birthdays. Just need a person to collect of of that info. I could do it.
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Re: Birthday Exchange
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2014, 12:24:30 AM »
I'd love to participate!
Would it work like all the other exchanges where everyone signs up, then we get divided into smaller groups for the actual exchange?
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Re: Birthday Exchange
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2014, 12:26:38 AM »
moya when's your birthday?

On the 24th!  ;) Soooooon. Too soon.

tiffany!  let's send everybody who's having a birthday this month a birthday note or card through the mail.  and then the next month, and so on.

i just don't know how or where we can compile all of the birthdays of the flourish members :(

My thinking is that perhaps we have a shared list that we can all access - say hosted on Google Docs or something?  Or maybe a section of the Closed Flourish where we all list our birthdays, and then each month, addresses can be exchanged by PM, perhaps.

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Re: Birthday Exchange
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2014, 12:29:19 AM »
Let's consult Erica!
She'll know what to do! 
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Re: Birthday Exchange
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2014, 01:01:39 AM »
This is a fantastic idea!!  I LOVE this!

If we did a Google doc, that would take the pressure off the organizer to manage the list all of the time.  I think there does need to be an organizer who can divide the list into smaller groups, though.  For example, if we had 30 people born in August, I don't know that I could send that many cards, and I definitely couldn't do that many on top of another exchange, like the summer exchange.  But if the list were divided into groups of 4-6 people, I think that's reliably manageable.  I think most people could probably send that many per month?

But we'd have access to the Google doc, so we could send to everyone that month if we wanted to and had the time.

Count me in if the number in any given month isn't too much to take on!
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Re: Birthday Exchange
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2014, 01:52:09 AM »
if we host it on google docs, can anyone (who will be participating) still edit the existing list already (and not just make a new submission every time)?  sorry, if my question doesn't make sense...im a noob when it comes to google docs  :(
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Re: Birthday Exchange
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2014, 01:54:57 AM »
We could make it so that it can be edited by anyone who has the invitation!

I guess my concern with Google Docs is privacy of people's addresses ... I'm not sure how to get around that, though. I mean, we will have to give out addresses if we want cards!

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Re: Birthday Exchange
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2014, 01:56:34 AM »
yeah! if only there's a way to make it private even if it's out there on the world wide web.

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Re: Birthday Exchange
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2014, 02:19:09 AM »
Great idea! I'm interested.

Would it be possible for only the people interested in sending a card to get the addresses somehow? There is a tab above that says Calendar and some people's birthdays are already listed. What if those interested in sending a birthday card simply message the people of that month they want to send to for their address? That way we're aware of who is getting our addresses and are in control of who we give it to.

But would that be too complicated? Organization is not exactly my strong suit.