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HO HO HO! It is time to sign up for 2014 FT Secret Santa!

HO HO HO! It is time to sign up for 2014 FT Secret Santa!

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Remember to PM wharvey when you ship your gifts out (including contents and tracking numbers) and when you receive presents (including contents)!
This wikipost is not a completely authoritative resource of Secret Santa progress, but a resource to see what everyone has received
Don't forget to include pictures if you can!



Alternatively: To include pictures in your posts, upload your picture to somewhere on the internet (a list of sites can be found in the wiki here). Then, use the image tags to post the picture, making sure to use the URL of the picture itself instead of the webpage ([IMG]the URL of the picture[/IMG], making sure that the URL contains the .JPG/.PNG/.GIF/whatever).

Gifts Sent
98103 (2)
aaucello (4)
adampenrith (1)
AhogZ (3)
AMRivlin (4)
Artemio
AZinAZ (1)
B7e7US (4)
BelfastFlyer
Bravada04 (1)
canforce (2)
CDTraveler (2)
cmn.jcs (1)
CPH-Flyer (1)
DevilDawg1960 (5)
davrossuk (2)
dibby (2)
Dolphin2 (1)
elleana (2)
evanderm (3)
flipstah (3)
FlyingCow (3)
FlyerBeek (2)
flyerred
hdawg (6)
HGHUA
houseontheprairie (1)
iamthehpt (6)
In2ishn (1)
jameslon (3)
Jamier45
JanoSicek (2)
Jinxy (6)
JVPhoto (2)
KelseyR (2)
KennyBSAT (2)
kipper (2)
levenhopper (5)
maskedmesothorium (1)
miffSC (4 )
MissJoeyDFW (2)
missydarlin (2)
MrDplus (4)
ndrk (2)
nlkm9 (1)
nomadic.relief (2)
oliver2002(1)
Onfo (1)
onthewaytoadventure (1)
pbjag (3)
Philfna
plon (2)
Points Scrounger (1)
Polomarc (1)
PSUPaul (4)
Redhead (6)
rwoman (2)
rxfleming (3)
SalishSea (2)
sandratravels (1)
santina91 (2)
sahiljain22 (1)
SESTAR (1)
Shuai Zeng (2)
sinecure (6)
SJLandsverk (5)
sorjai (1)
steveman518 (6)
stingtx (2)
SwissCircle (5)
TangoThree (2)
The Deal Mommy (5)
Timmy83 (2)
TokyoFoodie (2)
tonetone28 (2)
TravellingBeard (1)
tzvilev (2)
vishalgupta (1)
WellieinWI
WiscAZ (1)
WooFly (1)
yunicorner (1)

Gifts Received
Include pictures of you can!
Please only link to a post once you have opened your gifts and posted the contents!
98103 #1 #2
aaucello #1 #2 #3 (and maybe 4?)
Ahogz #1 (part 2) #2 #3
AMRivlin #1 #2 #3
Arsey00
Artimio #1
AZinAZ #1
B7e7US #1 #2
basejump #1 #2
BelfastFlyer #1 #2
BigRedBears #1
Bravada04 #1 #2
BXIAN #1 unwrapped #2 (filled)
canforce #1 #2
catarina #1 (part 2) #2 #3 #4 #5
Catman #1
CDTraveler #1 #2 #3
ckidder331 #1
cmn.jcs #1
CPH-Flyer #1
davrossuk #1
DevilDawg1960 #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
dibby #1 #2
Dolphin2 #1
duberville #1 #2
elleana #1 #2
erikatcuse #1 #2? #3
evanderm #1 #2 #3
flipstah #1 (part 2) #2 #3
FlyerBeek #1 #2
flyerred #1
Flyingcow #1 #2 #3 #4
Glamette #1 #2
grbflyer #1
GrinAndBearIt #1 (part 2)
hdawg #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6
HGHUA #1
houseontheprairie #1
iamthehpt #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
In2ishn #1 #2
indianinhawaii #1
jameslon #1 #2 #3
Jamier45 #1
JanoSicek #1 #2 (part 2)
jdshscja #1 #2 #3 #4
jelliot04 #1
Jinxy #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11
joshua362 #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
JVPhoto #1 #2 #3
KelseyR #1 #2 #3
kenme1 #1
KennyBSAT #1 #2
kipper #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 (part 2) #9 (part 2 of some gift?)
levenhopper #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
lisamcgu #1 #2
LM225 #1
maskedmesothorium #1
mattt22 #1 #2
mbassom #1
medichill #1 #2
MiffSC #1 #2 #3#4
miko2a #1 #2 (part 2) #3
Mileage Lover #1 #2
Milz02315 #1
MissJoeyDFW #1 #2
missydarlin #1 #2 #3 (with pictures)
MrDplus #1 #2 #3 (part 2) #4
mtneer1969 #1 #2 and the rest? #3
ndrk #1
Nicksterguy #1 #2 #3 #4
nlkm9 #1
nomadic.relief #1 #2
nwncl #1 #2
nyr2299 #1
ohlradio #2
oliver2002 #1 (with pictures)
onfo #1
onthewaytoadventure #1
pbjag #1 (part 2) #2 #3
Philatravelgirl #1
plon #1a #1b #1c #2 #3
Points Scrounger #1 #2
Polomarc #1
PSUPaul #1 (and results) #2 #3 #4
Redhead #1 #2 #3 (with pictures) #4 (part 2) #5 #6 #7
revaharj #1 #2 #3
rwoman #1 #2 (with pics)
rxfleming #1 #2-#? #3
sahiljain22 #1
SalishSea #1 #2
sandratravels #1
santina #1 #2
SESTAR #1
Shocker077 #1
Shuai Zheng #1 #2
sinecure #1 #2
singtx #1 #2
SJLandsverk #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8
SnowCrash51295 #1 #2
sorjai #1
SteveHK #1
steveman518 #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
SwissCircle #1 #2 (part 2) #3 #4
tango3 #1
TangoThree #1 #2
tanzaniancane #1 #2 #3
tcl #1 #2
timmy83 #1 #2
The Deal Mommy #1 #2 #3-#6
TokyoFoodie #1 #2 #3
tonetone28 #1 #2 (unwrapped)
TravellingBeard #1 #2
TTT #1
tzvilev #1 #2
UA191 #1 #2
vishalgupta22 #1
weather/Mr weather #1 (part 2) #2
WellieinWI #1
WiscAZ #1
WooFly #1
yunicorner #1 (part 2) (with pictures)
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Old Nov 5, 14, 6:24 am
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HO HO HO! It is time to sign up for 2014 FT Secret Santa!

Well after waiting two hours staring at a box I got today. I couldn't wait any longer.

A MASSIVE thanks to my Santa from Connecticut who sent me the most wonderful of gifts. We have been corresponding via email the last 2 weeks as the box went mia thanks to aus post. I hope you will email me and let me know who you are.

The gifts are simply all wonderful. Mr Jinxy was jealous that I had 7 presents to unwrap and a lovely card. I can honestly say I love them all

Holiday Barbie love love love
Soap from Connecticut which is awesome
The funniest weirdest lip balm name I've ever seen
Cat socks
Sequined tweezers
Lavender candle
And a nice bag satchel (wash bag perhaps? But looks homemade or designer and very nice even for an iPad)

Hopefully this pic works
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Old Nov 5, 14, 6:36 am
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Sooooooo I know Secret Santa means before you don't tell who you got (aka in a group of friends or my old office like I've done before) but after the gift is received there can be the reveal I hope...because I put a note signed with my FT handle in mine lol.
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Old Nov 5, 14, 11:10 am
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Originally Posted by JVPhoto View Post
Sooooooo I know Secret Santa means before you don't tell who you got (aka in a group of friends or my old office like I've done before) but after the gift is received there can be the reveal I hope...because I put a note signed with my FT handle in mine lol.
Some people do, some don't.
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Old Nov 5, 14, 1:13 pm
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Why do most participants have Santa icons, but some folks don't?
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Old Nov 5, 14, 1:22 pm
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Sniffle

Originally Posted by Points Scrounger View Post
Why do most participants have Santa icons, but some folks don't?
I guess some of us were naughty and didn't get one, like me .

BTW- all 5 of my secret Santas should have their goodies by this weekend (just fed-ex'd them today).
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Old Nov 5, 14, 1:31 pm
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It's done manually, so it may just be a small mistake :P
My gifts should also go out this weekend as well
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Old Nov 5, 14, 1:55 pm
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Wow, u guys are fast and a bit early. Dont u think? Christmas presents in Nov??

I haven't start my shopping yet. Need to wait for Santa to response to m questions first.
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Old Nov 5, 14, 2:01 pm
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I could send my package any day now, but it's way too early.
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Old Nov 5, 14, 2:13 pm
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Originally Posted by JVPhoto View Post
Sooooooo I know Secret Santa means before you don't tell who you got (aka in a group of friends or my old office like I've done before) but after the gift is received there can be the reveal I hope...because I put a note signed with my FT handle in mine lol.
Two of mine have outed themselves to me. It's up to the Santa
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Old Nov 5, 14, 2:30 pm
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I am travelling to India in 2 weeks and plan to do some gift shopping over there. Sending at the end of November sounds OK for Xmas to me. Today is too early
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Old Nov 5, 14, 3:14 pm
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I have to do some stalking and guessing for my assignments, but that's part of the fun. Last year I believe I was the first to send a gift (at least my recipient was first to post about it) but I will keep things a bit more suspenseful this year.

I don't think my gift recipients found out my identity last year (or maybe they did but weren't obvious about it, or I was just oblivious; I digress). I am going to try and leave some cryptic hints this time around.
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Old Nov 5, 14, 4:53 pm
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Thanks to an Awesome Secret Santa!

I received a surprise gift today from a Secret Santa with the initials AA - an Xpress Spa gift card (you know- the neck/chair massage places in many airports). This is something I have been unsuccessfully hinting to my family about for years.

Thank you, Secret Santa - what an AWESOME surprise gift! Tucking this into the travel briefcase right now.
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Old Nov 5, 14, 6:21 pm
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I've obviously been a very good girl Another present landed to me via email this morning from Ireland.

Many many thanks to AH for the $40 Cosmetics gift card....will certainly be put to good use (have emailed you back also)
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Old Nov 5, 14, 6:55 pm
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Originally Posted by JanoSicek View Post
For international shippers I'd like to warn about customs.

If you get a $50 gift and send it to me directly from Amazon, I will have to pay 20-30 dollars of customs fees.
If you get a $50 gift sent to your home, put into new box, add a christmas card and send it as private person, I will get the package delivered directly to me without fees, and will be very happy

I'm going to investigate the customs rules for all countries I am sending to so that I don't surprise my giftee badly. And extra bonus of having no invoices in the package is also nice.

J.


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Edit: Post number #500! hohoho
That's the nice thing about shipping international via a company who partners with Borderfree -- they guarantee that the recipient won't owe any taxes or customs when the package arrives .
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Old Nov 6, 14, 9:20 am
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Santa reminder. REMEMBER, you need to Private Message me details on what you SHIP and RECEIVE... posting in this thread is not sufficient.... I keep very detailed records.... and do not want to have to search this thread and try to guess on gifts.

PLEASE help Santa.....
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