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Hello, wonderful Aug. DDC mommies and mommies-to-be! Whooooo's ready for some FUN?!?
I know we asked a while back and we got lots of ladies who seemed interested in a Cyber Shower, so now it's time to get that ball rolling. Your lovely Cyber Shower Team Mommies (Our Aug. DDC Hosts, Lady V. and K.A.T and I) have put together what we feel are very fair rules that will allow us all to enjoy the fun of a baby shower with the rest of the Aug. DDC. Please take the time to read through everything carefully, especially the rules listed, and then add your name to the list thread if you wish to participate in the Cyber Shower. Yes, this is a long post, forgive me, but it will all be worth it, I promise!
Cyber Shower rules To participate, you must meet the following requirements:
- Must have been an active member of the Aug. DDC for at least 3 months
- Must have at least 350 posts in the Aug. DDC
- Must be Due in Aug or be on the straddle line with either July or Sept.
- Must agree to any and all voted topics such as price allowance
- Must be able to ship a gift to the DDC member chosen to be your Shower Buddy
- Must be open to voting on all topics and have good communication with each member of the Cyber Shower Team Mommies to ensure a smooth and fun activity
- Must be willing to share your address info with the Cyber Shower Team Mommies and your chosen gift giver
A run-down of how itíll work:
For those interested in participating in the Aug. DDC Cyber Shower, here is the way itíll work! Major Guidelines: (Voting on all major concerns will confirm all rules.)
First and foremost, please read through ALL the rules before deciding to sign up. After reading said rules, decide if itís something youíd like to participate in with fellow Aug. DDC members. If you wish to join in, sign the list below.
There will be a sub forum created to keep track of all voting polls and threads pertaining to the Cyber Shower, thus making it easy for everyone to find. The rules will be posted for good as a reminder for us all and in case we need to refer back to them.
We will set a sign up deadline to sign up. Once the date has past, please understand the sign-up sheet will be closed, this is to ensure we have enough time to collect info, vote on all subjects and organize everything without feeling rushed, Iím sure you all can understand.
Once the deadline has past, you will be asked via PM to fill out an info sheet with your address and anything else we might need to get the gift to the right member. Only the Cyber Shower Team Mommies (those running the cyber shower) and your chosen gift giver will have access to your info.
Once all participants have turned in their info, we will set up a poll to vote on a price point for the gift. Only participating members will be allowed to vote on any and all Shower subjects, itís only right.
Once the price point has been set, we will allow ladies to cancel due to any reason, mainly if the price point isnít agreeable, which is perfectly fine. We will set a cancel date and send PM reminders just to make sure everyone is made aware of the price point and cancellation deadline.
Once the cancellation date has past, the list of participants is set. So please, if you feel for any reason you might not be able to follow through with a gift, please do not sign up.
Once we have the list of members set, we will randomly draw names for each person to gift to. (Due to there being ladies from the UK and Aussie, we will keep those ladies as a group to make sending gifts easier, and if any US/Canada ladies would like to be included in the Over Seas group, you will have a chance to say so in the PM fill-out info sheet.) After the drawling, you will be PMed your Cyber Shower Buddyís info. Please, DO NOT SHARE this info with anyone. You are being trusted with very personal information and we expect everyone to be honest and keep the info of others safe, just as you are trusting our Shower Team Mommies and your own Buddy to keep your information safe.
We will vote on whether or not to keep the gifterís identity secret (like Secret Santa) or if we wish to know who everyone is buying for. But once the gifts are received, everyone will know of course
A poll will determine the last date for the gifts to be sent out. Once set, every gift needs to be sent by the chosen date. We will have a thread to keep track of the progress of the sent packages to be sure everyone is moving along as they should. The gifts will be required to have a tracking number which the Cyber Shower Team Mommies can keep track and make sure gifts are moving smoothly.
Once we make sure everyone has sent out the gifts and the gifts reach their destination, we will vote on a date to open the gifts and we will all share in the fun. A thread will be posted and as gifts arrive so others can keep track along with us.
As we open the gifts, you will be asked to post a thread, thanking the gifter and sharing pics if you wish and anything else (squeals of delight) with your eager Cyber Shower Buddies and of course the rest of the Aug. DDC.
This is meant to be a fun activity to share with other Aug. DDC members and to bring us all closer as we await our little ones. And all we ask is that you take it seriously and make sure youíre willing and able to abide by the rules, because unfortunately in the past when things such as this have been organized, some have signed up and then not ended up following through, leaving someone without a gift and feeling hurt. We donít want anything to go wrong, and we want everyone participating to have fun. Those of us running the Cyber Shower have put a lot of our free time and effort into creating something fun and exciting to share with the group, so please, if you think for any reason you may not be able to follow through, do not sign up. You can still enjoy all the fun as you read the posts/threads, and you can all be our Cheerleaders, so no one will be left out of the fun.