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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!



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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 Jan 2, 15, 9:51 am
  #916  
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Europe
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Posts: 279
I have been privilaged and received gifts from 3 continents: Australia, North America and Europe.
Thank you once again my Santas!
And I would like to THANK chief Santa and his team for organising this fun!

Last edited by AhogZ; Jan 2, 15 at 9:59 am
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Old Jan 2, 15, 12:37 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: SoCal
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Originally Posted by tcl View Post
I received 3 large glass apothecary jars from a Santa based in CA. They are perfect for my seashells, pine cones and other seasonal decorative "poop" I tend to collect I especially love the large curvy one which will be the buffet centerpiece filled with meringues for tomorrow night and with chocolate gold ingots for the Lunar New Year in a month. Mr. tcl was a bit worried at first but then realized that the jars would corral all the seasonal decorative stuff into neat piles to be easily tidied away when done, so he also sends his thanks



After some sleuthing on this thread, Shuai Zeng are you my Secret Santa?
Yep, Hope you like them =).
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Old Jan 2, 15, 4:13 pm
  #918  
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Durham, NC USA
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Posts: 424
Just opened my last SS package which came from Munich. It included:

Air Berlin seat belt key chain
Lufthansa luggage strap
Lufthansa luggage tag
Bag to Life Charlie Mobile Bag (cool little bag made from recycled life vests - www.bag-to-life.com). The company won a German design award for these products. Since my real name is Charlie this was a great touch!

Along with a very nice note. Since I go to Munich seveeral times a year i am going to try to connect with my SS on one of my trips this year. All items will go to good use.

To my Munich Secret Santa - if you are interested in getting together for a coffee or beer when I am next in Munich please send me a PM so I can contact you.

Thanks to all for a really enjoyable experience.
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Old Jan 3, 15, 9:29 am
  #919  
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I do not out any Santas in the process. They are allowed to stay secret if they want.

Originally Posted by ckidder331 View Post
I did not receive one of my gifts. I know who the others were sent by. Will you be telling us who our Secret Santas were that didnt send something so we can reach out to them?
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Old Jan 3, 15, 9:29 am
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I need to find this "team"! :-)

Originally Posted by AhogZ View Post
And I would like to THANK chief Santa and his team for organising this fun!
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Old Jan 3, 15, 9:58 am
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Originally Posted by DevilDawg1960 View Post
Just opened my last SS package which came from Munich. It included:

Air Berlin seat belt key chain
Lufthansa luggage strap
Lufthansa luggage tag
Bag to Life Charlie Mobile Bag (cool little bag made from recycled life vests - www.bag-to-life.com). The company won a German design award for these products. Since my real name is Charlie this was a great touch!

Along with a very nice note. Since I go to Munich seveeral times a year i am going to try to connect with my SS on one of my trips this year. All items will go to good use.

To my Munich Secret Santa - if you are interested in getting together for a coffee or beer when I am next in Munich please send me a PM so I can contact you.

Thanks to all for a really enjoyable experience.
Glad you liked it! BTW, the Charlie thing was coincidence, I was just hunting around for bags-to-life stuff to stay within the 0.5 KG package and SS 50$ limit
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Old Jan 3, 15, 10:20 am
  #922  
 
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Originally Posted by wharvey View Post
I need to find this "team"! :-).
Hmm I really believed in Elf(s) and Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer, but if this is the 1 man voluntary work, kudos is even bigger.

Thank You Wharvey!
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Old Jan 3, 15, 12:41 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: LAX
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Bummer...this is the first year someone hasn't sent a gift...oh well


Originally Posted by wharvey View Post
I do not out any Santas in the process. They are allowed to stay secret if they want.
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Old Jan 3, 15, 10:20 pm
  #924  
 
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In case my 2nd Santa is reading this, please get in touch with me, even if it's from an anonymous email! I'd like to try to file a claim with USPS but I need more than the tracking # or please do it for me. Apt complex says the item was never left by the PO, but tracking says it was delivered, so it's MIA.
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Old Jan 3, 15, 10:54 pm
  #925  
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if others are doing things for Secret Santa, I do not know details. There is a "Head Elf" that may be helpful but he has no access to my records. :-)

Originally Posted by AhogZ View Post
Hmm I really believed in Elf(s) and Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer, but if this is the 1 man voluntary work, kudos is even bigger.

Thank You Wharvey!

Last edited by wharvey; Jan 5, 15 at 7:52 am
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Old Jan 4, 15, 12:48 pm
  #926  
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
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Many thanks to Simon Kissler for the awesome collection of gifts!!!
A set of tiles (the gps tags)
Some powerchargers
And a swipe driven TSA friendly lock.
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Old Jan 5, 15, 10:00 am
  #927  
 
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Originally Posted by wharvey View Post
There is a "Head Elf" that may be helpful
Whadaya mean may?
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Old Jan 5, 15, 10:39 am
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Well, believe it or not Chief Santa has no idea what his Chief Elf does....

Other thank drink way too much wine!

Originally Posted by HeadElf53 View Post
Whadaya mean may?
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Old Jan 5, 15, 10:42 am
  #929  
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Chief Santa update.

I have again sent messages out.... still too many gaps in my spreadsheet.

At this point, non responses will get closed as gifts all received.

I will also be suspending members later this week who have not confirmed sending their packages.
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Old Jan 5, 15, 10:43 am
  #930  
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Santa Request.

Every year I have a few people who do not receive their gifts.

If you are willing to step in as a substitute Santa to send a gift, please send me a private message.
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