Yay! It's that time again! Secret Santa 2009! You don't have to celebrate Christmas (or any other holiday) to participate. For more info, see below...What is Secret Santa?
Secret Santa is a gift exchange where you only know who is receiving your gift. You will not know who your gift is from until you open it.How does it work?
We take all participants and assign them to someone else. You are this person's Secret Santa - you are responsible for purchasing/making a gift and sending it to them. Your Secret Santa will be purchasing/making a gift to send to you. You will not know who has purchased/made your gift until you open it.How much do I spend?
A cap of $25 (not including shipping) is suggested. Homemade items are welcome too..don't feel that you can't participate if $25 is too steep for you. Please note that shipping internationally can easily be $25 or more in itself. If you are concerned about this, please request someone within your own country.How do I sign up?
Due to some disappointments in the past, participation is limited to those who have been a member for at least 3 months and have at least 100 posts.
Do not sign up unless you're certain that you'll be able to send a gift.
If you are under 18 please get your parent's permission.
If you meet the requirements and would like to participate...
Send a private message to Santa's Helper telling her:
*Your real name
If you do not wish to send a gift to someone outside of your own country/area, please note this in the PM. If there is anyone with whom you would not want to participate in an exchange, please let Santa's Helper know this as well.
After the names are all submitted, you will receive a PM with the name of your giftee. A Secret Santa login has been created, so that you can ask questions of your giftee anonymously. The password for this screen name will be included in the PM with your match's name.Important Dates:
Last Day to sign up for the exchange: Sunday, November 15th
Matches will be sent by Thursday, the 19th
Presents should be mailed by: Monday, December 14th.
Open gifts on: December 25th (or, if you open them earlier, please do not post until the 25th)
If you have any other questions, feel free to ask in this thread.
Ho ho ho!