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#1 Old 11-05-2009, 02:01 PM
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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 VB name

*Your real name

*Your address



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!



Happy Holidays!
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#2 Old 11-05-2009, 02:58 PM
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It's officially the Holidays now!! VB Secret Santa !!!!



Sign up NOW!!




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This is so exciting! I can't believe it's here again! Yay!
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#4 Old 11-05-2009, 03:05 PM
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I've already sent a pm.

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I did this last year and got the best stuff!

"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."
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I'm in! Woot!
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I'm so excited! I wasn't even thinking of the holidays until I saw this thread. Woo hoo!!!
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This was so much fun last year, I want to do it again!!!
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#9 Old 11-05-2009, 07:43 PM
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I'm not working right now, but this was so fun last year that I'm doing it again this year anyway! Yay!

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Hipppppie Holidays......Count Me In.....I Pmed and Cannot Wait
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OOH I wanna participate!!! I've never done it though, what are some items that would be ok?? Like food items, or?? HELP!
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Food items are okay as long as they're not perishable. I've gotten food in the past which was well appreciated. What did I get? Tings, and pumpkin seeds.



Oh, and last year I sent three chocolate bars from the US to England, and apparrently they arrived okay. Chocolate is okay to send in cooler weather, as it's less likely to melt, but be sure to wrap it up well so it stays intact.

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Food items are okay as long as they're not perishable. I've gotten food in the past which was well appreciated. What did I get? Tings, and pumpkin seeds.



Hmmm... Ok! I'm in!! YAAAYY!! How fun!!
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I'm afraid I cannot afford to do this, but it sounds like fun. Of course, I'll be participating by proxy if I work at the post office as a casual (letter sorter) again this year.

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Woohoo, I'm in!
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I'm in too!!
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I'm in! Excited!
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Something you may want to put in your pm to Secret Santa is if you have any allergies (i.e. peanut allergy) so your sender knows not to get that item...
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Something you may want to put in your pm to Secret Santa is if you have any allergies (i.e. peanut allergy) so your sender knows not to get that item...



There is a secret santa login that people can use to ask their recipient questions about their likes/dislikes/allergies etc...

http://megatarian.blogspot.com
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There is a secret santa login that people can use to ask their recipient questions about their likes/dislikes/allergies etc...



Yes. Once all the participants are matched with each other, we'll be able to log in as Secret Santa and anonymously ask the person we're matched with all sorts of questions to get an idea of what kinds of gifts they'd like.

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Here's a link to last year's SS Q&A thread, so you can get an idea of how the game is played:



https://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...ret+santa+2008



keep in mind, the rules and price limit have been changed a bit for this year (I got confuzzled for a second, myself...)

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Oh cool. I am totally doing this...
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I signed up
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And here's a link to last year's Picture Thread, so you can see the joy and delight everyone experienced!



https://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...ret+santa+2008

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yay!

it just dawned on me yesterday at work that this should be popping up soon, i figured i better check online later and see if i can sign up yet so i don't forget and miss out. looks like my timing was good lol i must be psychic



i got the bestest stuff last year, i'm excited

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I sent my PM...I'm in!


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I've been waiting for this. I'm in! This will be my third year.

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I can't wait til we get our matches. So excited.
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I'm in! Feeling festive already
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