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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!



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jameslon (3)
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JanoSicek (2)
Jinxy (6)
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Philfna
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santina91 (2)
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steveman518 (6)
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Timmy83 (2)
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tonetone28 (2)
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tzvilev (2)
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WiscAZ (1)
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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 8, 15, 12:33 pm
  #961  
 
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My last Secret Santa gift was from a true Secret Santa ... I have NO clue who got me this

It started with a Starbucks e-gift card (thank you for the Peppermint Mochas!) and then it got really cool. So I have a golden retriever, his name is Austin ... I seriously think my wife and I love him more than most people love their children. Austin behaves better than most children anyway.

We got a custom-made recipe for dog treats and Santa included the hardest to find ingredient (brewers yeast). We also got a custom cookie-cutter in the shape of a golden, with Austin's name on it.

Talk about thoughtful and awesome. We're making a batch and bringing them to our vet to share with their pets as well.

Thank you Santa!!!



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Old Jan 8, 15, 12:44 pm
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I just wanted to update the group.... I am starting to take actions against those who did not fulfill commitments.... I hate doing this every year, but we make commitments to each other and Taking without Giving is not acceptable.

I am still working to make everyone whole.... thanks to those of you who offered to help... I can still use a few people if you want to volunteer!

I still hold out hope that some missing gifts that show as shipped will still show up!
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Old Jan 8, 15, 12:45 pm
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Originally Posted by hdawg View Post
My last Secret Santa gift was from a true Secret Santa ... I have NO clue who got me this

It started with a Starbucks e-gift card (thank you for the Peppermint Mochas!) and then it got really cool. So I have a golden retriever, his name is Austin ... I seriously think my wife and I love him more than most people love their children. Austin behaves better than most children anyway.

We got a custom-made recipe for dog treats and Santa included the hardest to find ingredient (brewers yeast). We also got a custom cookie-cutter in the shape of a golden, with Austin's name on it.

Talk about thoughtful and awesome. We're making a batch and bringing them to our vet to share with their pets as well.

Thank you Santa!!!



Aww, how adorable!

Don't feel bad about loving him more than people love their children--that's how it is here with our pups--Geno is currently sprawled out on the bed sleeping, and I won't move, even though I'm hungry and should eat lunch, because I don't want to disturb him.
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Old Jan 8, 15, 9:19 pm
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Good things come to those who wait

In the wonderful spirit of this community:

I received a lovely email and $50 Amazon gift card from my Santa in Canada. My parcel was sent in November by her but it's been lost by Canadian post so hopefully she can track it down at some stage! Much appreciated for your trouble

AND THEN!

a $75 gift card from Mecca Cosmetics from an anonymous Santa who has obviously been sent by the elves to make up for missing gifts. Love it and greatly appreciated.

And to those of you that didn't bother to post what you got (whether you liked it or not) or didn't respond to wharvey's message...shame on you. This isn't the true spirit of what this is all about and it's a real pity that a few have to spoil it for others.
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Old Jan 9, 15, 12:16 am
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Originally Posted by Jinxy View Post
And to those of you that didn't bother to post what you got (whether you liked it or not) or didn't respond to wharvey's message...shame on you. This isn't the true spirit of what this is all about and it's a real pity that a few have to spoil it for others.
There was a post a few pages back by someone whose Santa was less than honorable, but the Santee really showed the spirit of season in their decision not to let one bad apple spoil their holiday or their pleasure in participating. It's sad when someone "cheats" in this lovely program, but I think it would be a mistake to allow them to spoil it for you. It can be hard, but I think the best thing to do is try to see the community joy instead of focusing on the rotter who didn't play fair. Part of the fun of the program for me is seeing the amazing things others found to give and reading the posts by the recipients.

I also see this program as an amazing gift to the whole FT community by Wharvey. He shows a great generosity of spirit in doing this for us all year after year - exactly how Santa is supposed to be!
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Old Jan 9, 15, 1:57 am
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Well, after filing a claim with USPS and arguing with my apartment management, I hope whoever ended up with my gift enjoys it, I guess. I will definitely be using restricted delivery if I have to mail via USPS to an apartment if I can afford to participate next year! Might be something to consider to anyone else that has experienced a similar situation.

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Old Jan 9, 15, 1:59 am
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Thank you again to me SS's across the globe.

An AA wine glass arrived in the mail today, so here are my final gifts all photographed.

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Old Jan 9, 15, 4:10 am
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And from my last Santa Jason

A copy of the Big Bang Theory Season 6 (I went to that tech school in Pasadena...), electronic key finder, tea, cocoa mix, and ginger candy! woohoo!
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Old Jan 9, 15, 9:27 am
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Another thank you to my still Secret Santa for the great wine, chocolates, and Starbucks gift card! (apologies, some of the chocolate was eaten before the picture was taken...

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Old Jan 9, 15, 3:27 pm
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Just got my last present from Santa, Thanks!!!.


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Old Jan 10, 15, 7:09 am
  #971  
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Received my bottle breacher in the mail yesterday! I love it! Thank you, hdawg!
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Old Jan 10, 15, 12:29 pm
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I LOVE that personalized dog biscuit thingee
I had so much fun giving and receiving, if god willing I'm employed next year (these start ups are scary!!) I will definitely do more than one person!!
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Old Jan 10, 15, 5:22 pm
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Originally Posted by wharvey View Post
Message just sent out:

Dear Santa participants,

I know you are tired of getting messages from me... and I appreciate those of you who respond back to me. Please understand that I have very many people that have not received their gifts.

I am trying my best to close out SS2014 but need your help.

My records show that you have not reported to me as receiving ALL your gifts... or have not responded at all. I know many of you have responded to me... some as late as earlier this week.

Can I ask that you take the time to respond to me one more time? Or for the first time if you have ignored my other messages?

I will take no response back... as "I have received my gift" and will not bother you any more.

Below is your FT handle and the number of gifts I show as "missing" or "not reported".

Please verify or update.

Thanks in advance,

William

98103 - 1
Antinseattle - 3
Arsey00 - 1
Babybuns29 - 4
Catarina - 4
Chang Hung - 1
Ckidder331 - 1
Danielbk - 4
Davrossuk - 1
Durberville - 1
Eliteweb - 1
Flieduk - 2
Flipstah - 1
Flyerbeek - 1
Haa - 1
Iantolee - 1
Janosicek - 1
Jinxy - 1
Llbean - 1
Miko2a - 2
Nomadic.relief - 1
PSUpaul - 1
Roadwarrior365 - 1
Shuai Zeng - 1
SjLandsverk - 1
Steveman518 - 1
Tcl - 1
Upupandaway23 - 1
Venkol - 1
Weather - 5
I see mine on this list. I did send a gift and he posted a picture of the unwrapped presents but I never heard from him after that. Hope he liked it.
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Old Jan 10, 15, 5:26 pm
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Originally Posted by WiscAZ View Post
I see mine on this list. I did send a gift and he posted a picture of the unwrapped presents but I never heard from him after that. Hope he liked it.
I added the opened presents to the unwrapped picture- said I very much appreciated and liked them. Sorry if I didn't PM it too.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/commu...l#post23964114
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Old Jan 10, 15, 9:44 pm
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Originally Posted by SJLandsverk View Post
I added the opened presents to the unwrapped picture- said I very much appreciated and liked them. Sorry if I didn't PM it too.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/commu...l#post23964114
Oh awesome! I never went back so I wasn't sure if you liked it. No need to PM but when I saw your name listed I wasn't sure. Enjoy!
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