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Grand-moogi
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Australia
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Posted - 03/15/2013 :  02:46:36 AM  Show Profile Send Grand-moogi a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My grandchildren are in a small town in Tasmania called Geeveston. Mail takes at least 5 days to get there and every gift has its cost increased by the postage. It was K's 8th birthday on Tuesday so I got onto the web and looked up a site that my son has done for the local businesses. It is Geeveston.net
The front page shows links to lots of shops in Geeveston so I contacted a few of them and sent them a bit of money and they did up gift packs etc. Then I sent her an ecard and instructed her to go to these shops and collect her surprises. My daughter in law has emailed me twice saying that the gifts were a great success and that it was a wonderful idea and in another email about what an awesome idea it was. Really it is such an easy way to get a gift to a child. The shop keepers have apparently entered into the spirit of things and at La Forrest Cafe where I paid a modest amount toward a birthday dinner for the family, they put a note into an envelope and decorated it all with birthday greetings etc. My son said he has taken photos so I guess I will see them as soon as he loads them on to flickr or wherever.
I thought I would let my friends at knitters review know because you don't always get to give them knitted items and this was actually fun to do and I did not have to leave the house.

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eldergirl
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Posted - 03/15/2013 :  8:10:44 PM  Show Profile Send eldergirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That is a wonderful idea, and I will try to use it for my grandchildren in France!

Anna

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robinstephanie
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USA
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Posted - 03/16/2013 :  10:04:06 AM  Show Profile Send robinstephanie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes, wonderful idea. Sounds almost like a treasure hunt for the family. And a great idea to support the local shop owners in a small town.

Robinsteph

Different is good. ~Matthew Hoover
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