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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 10, 14, 12:35 pm
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Originally Posted by weather View Post
Hope your Mom is okay....we are going through a similar situation with my 90 year old mother in law.

All the best.
Thanks, weather. My Mom is in her 90s as well. I hope all turns out Ok for your MIL.

Back to Secret Santa - all packages have been shipped and will be delivered this week.
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Old Dec 10, 14, 1:55 pm
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Got yet 2 other packages in the mail today.
One must have been from the same SS as the two previous books Thank you Jamier45!


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Old Dec 10, 14, 2:00 pm
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And the other package came from Helsinki, Finland!
Thank you very much for the candy and the other "candy" = PriorityPass.


Will be very handy as I only book cheapo fares anymore which get you almost nothing in return.

Thank you very much!
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Old Dec 10, 14, 2:32 pm
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Thank you to my thoughtful SS!

I was waiting to open my package, but gave in to temptation. I got a really cool "Shold-It" which I had never seen before - it is a scarf with a secret zippered compartment in it! It will come in handy this spring in Alaska.
I also got a book of the 1001 places to see before you die ( I'd better get started!), a handy book of travel tips, and one more thing that I am leaving till Christmas morning. I think it may be a crossword puzzle book...hmmm..

But thank you to my secret santa - whomever you are! I really had fun with this and hope to participate again next year.

Happy Holidays!
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Old Dec 10, 14, 4:08 pm
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To one of my FT Secret Santas that sent a personalized wooden watch display case . . MANY, MANY Thanks!!!.

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Old Dec 10, 14, 4:20 pm
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Smile I have an awesome and thoughtful Santa and elf!



I had the most wonderful surprise today-a personal delivery by my Secret Santa's elf Maureen! I happened to be telecommuting today when the doorbell rang and Santa's elf appeared bearing gifts. Maureen swore that she was not Santa. What a wonderful gesture by both Santa and Maureen to arrange for the personal delivery! I will post the "before opening" photo first, since everything was wrapped so beautifully.
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Old Dec 10, 14, 4:27 pm
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Here's what my wonderful Santa sent me!



Santa #1 obviously read my wish list very carefully I received a lovely bottle of Cline Zinfandel, Moringa Body Butter from The Body Shop, Wild Rose Body Butter from the Body Shop, and a lovely box of See's Candies to indulge my love of chocolate. Thanks so much for the thoughtful and beautifully wrapped gifts-my only dilemma is: what treat do I dive into first?
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Old Dec 10, 14, 6:26 pm
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Package sent out yesterday, should be arriving on Monday, 15. =)
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Old Dec 10, 14, 7:02 pm
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First SS Packages sent (via amazon) to be delivered on 12/13.
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Old Dec 10, 14, 7:13 pm
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Received a LOVELY gift today from my Secret Santa Mikoza. Received a salt cellar, cat toy, cooking with salt cookbook, craft chocolate, SIX kinds of salt and a book on travels with a mule in Peru (I am going to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley later this year.) Thank you SOOO much for the extremely thoughtful gift.
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Old Dec 11, 14, 4:28 am
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Gift sent a few days ago. Now waiting for pick up.

The tracking shows that customs in the UK and transfer in Heathrow T5 is planned by the same people. 4 days for an express package to clear customs. ;-)
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Old Dec 11, 14, 7:08 am
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Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer View Post
Gift sent a few days ago. Now waiting for pick up.

The tracking shows that customs in the UK and transfer in Heathrow T5 is planned by the same people. 4 days for an express package to clear customs. ;-)
One "thing" with sending items over a certain value to the UK - the Royal Mail will charge the recipient customs/VAT/duty and then charge an additional 8 fee (the "Royal Mail International Handling Fee") for collecting on behalf of HMRC.
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Old Dec 11, 14, 8:23 am
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Half the packages sent yesterday for my 4 Secret Santas, half going out today, both combination of USPS and Amazon, but they should deliver by Friday. With one exception, I messed up on one package I ordered last week from Amazon, should have had it shipped directly to recipient but I wasn't thinking.
Hopefully it will arrive quick and I can turn it right around. That recipient will get another box before, but the gift I was waiting for is the most special one. Oh well, poor planning on my part, I will let Santa know later and maybe he can send an apology on my behalf.
That was fun!
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Old Dec 11, 14, 8:41 am
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Who are these other people with a hand in organizing Secret Santa?

HHHHHmmmm.....

Originally Posted by onthewaytoadventure View Post
This is my first year participating and it's been a lot of fun picking out gifts and following along on this thread. Thanks to wharvey and all the others with a hand in organizing it.
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Old Dec 11, 14, 9:20 am
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Originally Posted by wharvey View Post
Who are these other people with a hand in organizing Secret Santa?

HHHHHmmmm.....
Ha, I stand corrected. You can have all of the credit!

In all seriousness, though, this has been great - a cool community. And I haven't even gotten my gift yet.
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