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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 Dec 7, 14, 9:10 am
  #451  
 
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Originally Posted by kipper View Post
You can check to see if they've been active since then, and perhaps wharvey or HeadElf53 can PM the recipient to see if they've received it. They may be out of town.
Yes. We're here to help.

Believe it or not, HeadElf53 is at the annual new toy meeting this week in LAS, I kid you not. The people Santa has under contract take their job very seriously. Santa has me talking to over 25 manufacturers (existing and new). It's a tough job, and one we respect.

Speaking of toys, please allow me this editorial comment.

Please take the time to buy a new toy for children in need, and I'm not talking Toys For Tots. I love the US Marine Corp, but they don't vet the people that come in. I would strongly suggest bringing your toy to a local shelter. Those kids don't have anything, or very few toys to play with. The feeling of satisfaction you'll get from donating is second to none. Trust me. I know.

HE53
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Old Dec 7, 14, 10:20 am
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Originally Posted by rxfleming View Post
Ps. Still haven't received anything myself yet. And I go on holiday soon!
I'm not going on holiday, but I haven't received any of my gifts, yet, either. All 4 of mine are on their way. I think all 4 will be delivered this week.
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Old Dec 7, 14, 10:20 am
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Originally Posted by HeadElf53 View Post
Speaking of toys, please allow me this editorial comment.

Please take the time to buy a new toy for children in need, and I'm not talking Toys For Tots. I love the US Marine Corp, but they don't vet the people that come in. I would strongly suggest bringing your toy to a local shelter. Those kids don't have anything, or very few toys to play with. The feeling of satisfaction you'll get from donating is second to none. Trust me. I know.

HE53
For those who have access to OMNI, you might want to read this thread.
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Old Dec 7, 14, 10:21 am
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Originally Posted by MrDplus View Post
I'm not going on holiday, but I haven't received any of my gifts, yet, either. All 4 of mine are on their way. I think all 4 will be delivered this week.
People still have over 2 weeks to send presents to have them there before Christmas.
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Old Dec 7, 14, 10:56 am
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Originally Posted by kipper View Post
People still have over 2 weeks to send presents to have them there before Christmas.
I know I'm just jealous because others have received theirs
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Old Dec 7, 14, 11:14 am
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Originally Posted by MrDplus View Post
I know I'm just jealous because others have received theirs
Waiting patiently too... I have a feeling next week will be a good week
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Old Dec 7, 14, 1:13 pm
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Originally Posted by MrDplus View Post
I know I'm just jealous because others have received theirs
I've received some of mine, but not all of them. I'm just trying to be patient this year.

IIRC, your Santa took their good old time last year!
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Old Dec 7, 14, 2:16 pm
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Two of my recipients should receive boxes later this week.
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Old Dec 7, 14, 9:08 pm
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Shopping Complete!

Shipping to Quebec and Florida on Tuesday!
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Old Dec 8, 14, 7:33 am
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Just picked up a car load of boxes from the post office & the airport. One of which wasn't on my list of expected items... I lasted about 30 seconds before running out and bringing it into the office to open.

Was a bit confused at first, as the contents was hidden by branches. However a quick rummage revealed lots of chocolate, what google translate tells me is a cake mix (oven is already preheating in the kitchen), and two tubs of moutarde de benichon which I've never tried before so I'm very excited to try it when I get a chance. Also a little wooden tree, which I'm contemplating putting a spare set of battery LED christmas lights on.


Thanks Artemio, I'll have to be rolled out of the office come 5pm
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Old Dec 8, 14, 10:04 am
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OK... Chief Santa is starting to get worried... He has waaaaay too many blank spots in his spreadsheet.

I sent private messages out on Saturday to all that have not notified me they had shipped yet... and today I sent emails to those who had not responded to the PMs.

Please make Chief Santa's Christmas by fulfilling your commitments... that can be your gift to me since I do not participate in Secret Santa. I would love to have ONE year where I am not still dealing with delinquent commitments into the spring!

PLEASE!
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Old Dec 8, 14, 10:08 am
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Yay!! My Santa numer 1 is from Australia ! Got the "Jamie's Italy" today.



Very, very happy, thanks a lot, Santa Liz ! :-:

Last edited by AhogZ; Dec 8, 14 at 11:56 am Reason: Thanks a lot miffSC for advice on uploading pictures!
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Old Dec 8, 14, 11:10 am
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Thank you to my Secret Santa from Northern California (miko2a)! What a delightful box of goodies arrived on my front door step this morning! Lots of goodies to eat (some of which will be hidden away from the DH) - Redwood Coffee - Humboldt chocolate bar and toffee popcorn munchies - a lovely box of LUSH - AND a great packable Eagle Creek Duffle! I can now leave the heavy one at home!



And to make everyone a little happy.... some treats for Goldie. As soon as she got the 'OK' signal, she snatched it and ran! She gives you a big 'Paws Up' for her treats. (although Mom was trying to keep her Gingerbread treat lol)


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Old Dec 8, 14, 11:21 am
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I'm going to post this again because I think it really is the easiest way to upload pictures to a FlyerTalk thread....and some newer people may not know this option exists.

Have two tabs open... one to the thread and one to open My FlyerTalk.
Go to 'My FlyerTalk" - on the left side of the page under Networking is a link for Pictures and Albums. Click that.
Then click Add Album and Title it.
Click on 'Click Here to Upload Pictures' (I resize pictures to 600 mgpixels first)
Upload your picture.
Then, in your album choose the picture you want to share.
Underneath the picture you will see 'Picture URL'
Copy the URL
On the thread page, choose Reply to Thread
Choose the little icon at the top that is yellow with mountains (Insert Image)
Paste the picture URL
Type any comments you would like to add to the post.
Post.
Voila! Your picture is posted.
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Old Dec 8, 14, 11:32 am
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I don't know which is worse...having to wait until I'm in California end of next week to get mine or that I sent mine out a few weeks ago and want the recipients to post it and see what they thought!
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