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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 Jan 11, 15, 11:25 am
  #976  
Flyertalk Evangelist and Moderator: Coupon Connection and Travel Products
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Update to the Santa Community:

I have permanently suspended three members who have not completed their Santa commitments; and four more members may be joining them.

I apologize to any members who did not receive a gift as a result. I am working to get backup Santas... there are some generous member here... I cannot do it personally... being frugal due to not working.

On that front, if anyone is willing to step up and help out in filling a Santa, do let me know ASAP.

Thanks,

William
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Old Jan 12, 15, 9:28 pm
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Slightly late, but I just received my final Secret Santa package: a wonderful gourmet basket of treats with a bottle of Houdini Oakville Merlot! Thanks anonymous Santa, and thanks William for keeping such great track of everything!



-FlyerBeek
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Old Jan 13, 15, 3:45 pm
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My backup Santa, DevilDawg1960, gets an A+++ for ticking off everything on my list!

Today I received:

Norway Customs Book
Norway Flag
Chicago Style Pizza Cookbook
Forever Paris Book
Paris Kitchen Towel
Deep Dish Pizza Pan






Awesome, quite unexpected but thrilled. Thanks to William for everything on the Secret Santa program and, of course, DevilDawg1960 for the kind gifts!
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Old Jan 13, 15, 4:28 pm
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I had all of my SS stuff sent to my parents' house since I was away from NY Thanksgiving to NYE. So my bonsai tree just made it back here today! The "yard" is looking a little empty so I'll have to find something at one of the temples in Kyoto this March for it.

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Old Jan 13, 15, 6:05 pm
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I got a delicious belated Secret Santa gift: a make-yourself-bitters kit, toffee, and shortbread cookies! The food is very yummy, and I'm excited to make the bitters.

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Old Jan 13, 15, 7:09 pm
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Oh my gosh, I got a second Secret Santa gift! I am so surprised and grateful, since the original it was lost in the post! Thank you thank you thank you to my CPH SS, it was almost too pretty to unwrap, but my Disney loving heart is so happy (and it was definitely needed today!)




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Old Jan 14, 15, 6:30 pm
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Chief Santa request:

If anyone is willing to step up as a replacement santa for an international male, please let me know.

I can use two replacement santas.
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Old Jan 17, 15, 9:05 am
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Thank you Wharvey for putting this together. I got some great gifts and had fun getting gifts for others. It is enjoyable seeing the pictures posted too!
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Old Jan 17, 15, 12:05 pm
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ARE YOU STILL WAITING IN CALIFORNIA?

Don't worry, your back-up Santa hasn't abandoned you. It is just taking forever for one of your gifts to arrive from the manufacturer. I promise it will be worth the wait!
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Old Jan 17, 15, 5:39 pm
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Originally Posted by MissJoeyDFW View Post
Thank you Wharvey for putting this together. I got some great gifts and had fun getting gifts for others. It is enjoyable seeing the pictures posted too!
+1 really great, just finished reading one of my Santa books What if

Thanks again Wharvey for excellent putting this together
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Old Jan 17, 15, 8:27 pm
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Good evening from the North Pole. Zip 12345 http://articles.baltimoresun.com/199...tters-to-santa

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/11577

The elves just finished cleaning up the workshop. It's always hard work closing down until the fall. A couple of the elves took a powder on me, and took off early. They're the elves responsible for the few of you that didn't get their gifts. Not to worry, they've been fired, and won't be seen around these parts again.

Santa wharvey, you have my private line in case you want to contact me about what we discussed.

So until next time, fly safe. @:-)

I'd like to thank the powers that be on Flyertalk for allowing this once a year handle to exist. ^

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Old Jan 18, 15, 9:41 am
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Originally Posted by MissJoeyDFW View Post
Thank you Wharvey for putting this together. I got some great gifts and had fun getting gifts for others. It is enjoyable seeing the pictures posted too!
+1- Really enjoyed putting together the gifts for my Secret Santa assignments (kipper and MissJoeyDFW) and very much appreciated the thoughtfulness of my Secret Santas, aaucello and revaharj.
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Old Jan 18, 15, 4:52 pm
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Thank you to Tango Three for the 2nd half of my gift which came on Christmas Eve (but between travelling and catching up at work I haven't had a chance to post about it until now).

The crisps and chocolate are delicious. Thank you very much for the thoughtful gift!

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Old Jan 19, 15, 3:19 pm
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Many thanks to my backup Santa. Came through and delivered all that I had hoped for. Esp appreciate the card explaining the various items.


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Old Jan 19, 15, 5:05 pm
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Belated thank you for my secret santa gifts!

Long story - but I was on the road for 7 weeks prior to Christmas so had my gifts shipped to a family member in a different province, and we had a family crisis during this time.

My Secret Santa in Australia had previously sent me a fabulous spa gift where I will be enjoying a visit to their Himalayan Salt Cave - will be awesome for my asthma, plus a pedicure :-)
Aussie Santa also sent me this beautiful leather journal with a compass and anchor wrapped cord.


My Secret Santa in Sarnia Ontario sent me lovely local items, including an intricately knitted scarf, wooden beaded necklace and earrings, stone/glass ring, handprint picture box and a Timmies Card. Now, I am a Starbucks girl, but who doesn't like a Boston Cream?!

My Secret Santa from Burnaby BC sent me a fluffy neck scarf, knitted headband and boot warmers (I'll enjoy those - it's minus 20 here), a handcrafted (by my Santa) leather and glass bracelet (with interchangeable glass buttons - very cool), Yogi Natural Handmade Ayurvedic Soap - note says she? sells her lovely things at a Friday night market in North Van - we probably know each other as I used to do that market myself!

On to my very favourite Santa -
Coach Madison Double Zipped Wristlet Wallet in Teal Blue - did I mention that I LOVE Coach?!
Also a lovely notebook and two Divine Fair-trade chocolate bars in White Chocolate and Strawberry and Dark Chocolate with Mango and Coconut. I believe my husband sighted those and demanded I share!

Lastly, received on January 5th, shipped directly from Lootcrate, vSauce Holiday Crate - This item I'll pass onto my 7 year old grandson.

Many thanks!
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