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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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Old Feb 9, 15, 5:08 am   -   Wikipost
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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 23, 14, 10:17 am
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So far I have received gifts from 1 of 2 Secret Santa's and confirmation from 1 of 2 recipients (all gifts sent a while ago).
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Old Dec 23, 14, 10:28 am
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I'm concerned that a few of my recipients haven't acknowledged receipt of their gifts.
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Old Dec 23, 14, 10:47 am
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I received a shipment last night from my still mysterious Secret Santa, identified only as "Sir Ian Fleming," containing three wrapped packages.



I imagine it was probably kind of hard to shop for me - my description was fairly abstract and just requested something representative of where my Secret Santa lived. But Sir Ian knocked it out of the park with some very thoughtful gifts! I received:

- A bag of coffee from Jamaica, where he or she is originally from

- A really cool looking sake serving set from Japan, where he or she lived for awhile

- A key holder and luggage tag from New York City, where he or she lives now

- A very nice handwritten card

Huge THANK YOU to my Secret Santa, whoever you are! These "taste of another place" type gifts are exactly the sort of thing I was hoping for. I only just created a FT account to participate in Secret Santa this year and it has been a lot of fun. Looking forward to playing again next year already.

(PS - could someone please update the wiki for me? Thanks.)

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Old Dec 23, 14, 10:50 am
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Originally Posted by kipper View Post
I'm concerned that a few of my recipients haven't acknowledged receipt of their gifts.
I'm still waiting for my last gift to arrive :-(
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Old Dec 23, 14, 10:52 am
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Originally Posted by wharvey View Post
Just a friendly note... I have several of you who have chosen to not tell me what you sent to your Santa... as such, you may not get "credit" on my list.. as those people were receiving from multiple people... so I may not be able to match you up.

Please help me... not sure how else to ask.
Private message to all outstanding recipients on your list as of next week:

"As far as I understand, you have an outstanding package from a sender in Anytown, Arkansas. Do you recall having received it? Thanks!"
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Old Dec 23, 14, 11:24 am
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Originally Posted by kipper View Post
I'm concerned that a few of my recipients haven't acknowledged receipt of their gifts.
Same here. 3/4 haven't acknowledged. Which might be a sign that they didn't like the gift or that they haven't opened them, yet.

Gifts were delivered a couple weeks ago, and last week I sent a card to each giftee.
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Old Dec 23, 14, 11:28 am
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Originally Posted by miffSC View Post
I'm still waiting for my last gift to arrive :-(
I *think* I have another gift arriving tomorrow, as I received a UPS alert to a package from Amazon. Although, the last time I thought that, it was a present from my SIL.

I know at least one of my recipients has received their package, and I'm hoping the other one did as well, but they've not posted.
Originally Posted by MrDplus View Post
Same here. 3/4 haven't acknowledged. Which might be a sign that they didn't like the gift or that they haven't opened them, yet.

Gifts were delivered a couple weeks ago, and last week I sent a card to each giftee.
The only way I wouldn't acknowledge a gift fairly quickly is if it is sent to my alternate mailing address. If it is there, I won't receive it until New Year's.
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Old Dec 23, 14, 11:54 am
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Thank you tanzaniancane!

Very happy to see this; ticked one item off every thing on my list.
Too bad the Bears suck this year, but the books are awesome and much appreciated!

Thank you so much for the thoughtful gift, Nitin!

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Old Dec 23, 14, 12:17 pm
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Originally Posted by cmn.jcs View Post

a USB-controlled dart gun turret, which is surprisingly powerful--after the holidays, will build a platform for it so I can assert my authority over the entire office

OMG, I need this
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Old Dec 23, 14, 12:48 pm
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Originally Posted by missydarlin View Post
OMG, I need this
I want one too!
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Old Dec 23, 14, 1:55 pm
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My poor secret Santa, I haven't figured out how to upload pics yet, but I received a nice huge package of goodies. I especially love love love love the makeup brushes I got and cannot wait to use them.

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Old Dec 23, 14, 2:16 pm
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All of my recipients have posted about receipt, i am 2 of 4 on receiving myself. The dogs just alerted me to a delivery, but unfortunately it was just my new business cards reflecting my promotion. Darn, who cares about work when there are gifts to get?!?!
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Old Dec 23, 14, 2:17 pm
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Just received my SS Gift, thanks. I know what I'll eat for tomorrow lunch <3. So I got 1 out of 2.
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Old Dec 23, 14, 2:26 pm
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Originally Posted by kipper View Post
I'm concerned that a few of my recipients haven't acknowledged receipt of their gifts.
While annoying, I'll give that a pass to a bigger concern for those who have not (and may) not receive a gift.

Sad but there's sometimes a non-giving Santa.
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Old Dec 23, 14, 2:43 pm
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To all my Secret Santas

There's a very big pile of gifts stacked at my U S address and I'll be heading down to the states tomorrow but will wait until Christmas to open. I will post my loot and hopefully figure out how to post pictures.



Thank you everyone and especially Wharvey, for organizing this once again.

Merry Christmas!
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