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Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
« Reply #75 on: February 18, 2013, 11:49:55 PM »
Att all those who know they are getting mishloach monos from me! Do not read this post or you will not be suprised.

Again, this is your last warning.

Here is my idea, I plan on doing a onion garlic theme.

I'm not sure exacly what is going in, but some of these will:

-Onion soup (or a mix)
-onion roll
-garlic croutons
-onion rings
-onion garlic chips
-onion garlic popcorn
-onion bissli
-a bottle of mouthwash!

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Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
« Reply #76 on: February 19, 2013, 12:01:12 AM »
Would love to hear examples of original with a nice chap for $2, please post!

One year we dressed as cards, queen of hearts for my wife , queen of diamond for my  daughter and king of spades for me. Shaloch Manos was a cellophane bag with cards on it, filled with club soda, heart lollipop, diamond ring pop and a spade shaped cookie and a cute poem about the jack"ace" Haman.

Another year we were Hawaiian themed. My daughter was a flamingo, wife and I were wore Hawaiian themed clothes. Shaloch Manos was  a flamingo inflated coaster meant to float a drink in a pool. We put in a can of Hawiaan Punch and home baked Piņa Colada biscotti.

Another year we all wore leopard print and gave out animal crackers and other animal themed snacks in a plastic leopard print derby hat.

Never cost more then $2.00 each!

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Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
« Reply #77 on: February 19, 2013, 12:21:30 AM »
One year we dressed as cards, queen of hearts for my wife , queen of diamond for my  daughter and king of spades for me. Shaloch Manos was a cellophane bag with cards on it, filled with club soda, heart lollipop, diamond ring pop and a spade shaped cookie and a cute poem about the jack"ace" Haman.

Another year we were Hawaiian themed. My daughter was a flamingo, wife and I were wore Hawaiian themed clothes. Shaloch Manos was  a flamingo inflated coaster meant to float a drink in a pool. We put in a can of Hawiaan Punch and home baked Piņa Colada biscotti.

Another year we all wore leopard print and gave out animal crackers and other animal themed snacks in a plastic leopard print derby hat.

Never cost more then $2.00 each!
Costumes are a must for those.. Did you factor in their costs as well?
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Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
« Reply #78 on: February 19, 2013, 12:31:48 AM »
Att all those who know they are getting mishloach monos from me! Do not read this post or you will not be suprised.

Again, this is your last warning.

Here is my idea, I plan on doing a onion garlic theme.

I'm not sure exacly what is going in, but some of these will:

-Onion soup (or a mix)
-onion roll
-garlic croutons
-onion rings
-onion garlic chips
-onion garlic popcorn
-onion bissli
-a bottle of mouthwash!
Sounds good how do I get on your list

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Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
« Reply #79 on: February 19, 2013, 12:42:06 AM »
Costumes are a must for Purim. We put them together from Ebay, TJ Maxx and some homegrown creativity. They usually cost les then $50 all in, so figure the whole Purim at less than $200

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Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
« Reply #80 on: February 19, 2013, 01:03:39 AM »
Sounds good how do I get on your list
If you go through your records you should have my address. Come on by!

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Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
« Reply #81 on: February 19, 2013, 01:22:05 AM »
i've never seen a better system than montreal: there's no mishloach manos dilemma. Tomchei Shabbos charges 2$ per name, the more people that give you the bigger your mishloach manos is, and all proceeds go to tzedaka. Dilemma solved. I don't know why it isn't implemented in other communities, I guess it can only work in smaller out of town communities
They used to have it in lkwd. I'm not sure which organization ran it, but IIRC they called it "send-it-splendid".
The only reason I could think of that they stopped doing is bec it wasn't worth it/they weren't making enough money.

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Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
« Reply #82 on: February 19, 2013, 01:47:35 AM »
They used to have it in lkwd. I'm not sure which organization ran it, but IIRC they called it "send-it-splendid".
The only reason I could think of that they stopped doing is bec it wasn't worth it/they weren't making enough money.
or the fact that Lakewood got big enough that it's not called a out of town community

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Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
« Reply #83 on: February 19, 2013, 02:01:59 AM »
or the fact that Lakewood got big enough that it's not called a out of town community
What does that have to do with anything?

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Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
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Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
« Reply #85 on: February 19, 2013, 02:25:43 AM »
What does that have to do with anything?
well do you think that Lakewood is the size of Montreal ?
All I'm saying is that it got big (b'h) and people just have there themes and everything .
That's it I'm saying that the smaller community's out there can do it but the bigger ones can't .

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Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
« Reply #86 on: February 19, 2013, 09:28:23 AM »
we also did the smores last year and we dressed up as campers.

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Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
« Reply #88 on: February 19, 2013, 11:23:38 AM »
It's insane you get a card instead of mishloach manos an ani got tzeddaka.
Maybe you shud send out cards instead of putting on teffilin I gave tzeddaka, instead of eating matza I helped a old lady criss the street.
Or even instead of doing kibbud av viem I davened with extra kavana.

Enough is enough.

The real card should write, I was to lazy to make and deliver mishloach monas, I have no paitence for Purim. Therefore I gave money to tzeddaka (not to have a guilty concience) and they sent you this card (that i don't look cheap, even though I used masser money).

Be normal like the rest of the world, spend the $100 no the mitzva and give out your 20 MM.

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Re: Mishloach Manos Ideas
« Reply #89 on: February 19, 2013, 11:30:47 AM »
It's insane you get a card instead of mishloach manos an ani got tzeddaka.
Maybe you shud send out cards instead of putting on teffilin I gave tzeddaka, instead of eating matza I helped a old lady criss the street.
Or even instead of doing kibbud av viem I davened with extra kavana.

Enough is enough.

The real card should write, I was to lazy to make and deliver mishloach monas, I have no paitence for Purim. Therefore I gave money to tzeddaka (not to have a guilty concience) and they sent you this card (that i don't look cheap, even though I used masser money).

Be normal like the rest of the world, spend the $100 no the mitzva and give out your 20 MM.

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 I don't agree exactly. People aren't just spending $100. That's the problem. And even $100. Not everyone has that to spend. And it's more of  a mitzvah to give Tzedakah so if someone decides to give less Mishloach Manos and give more to Tzedakah I think that's great.
I do agree that the whole sending out cards business isn't necessary. But the truth is one of the reasons people give out so many Mishloach Manos is because they feel pressured to give, especially if they are receiving from that specific person. If sending out a card helps in saying "hey, I thought of you" then so be it.

It shouldn't be needed, but maybe it is.
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