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Is It That Time? The Official 2015 Secret Santa Announcement!

Is It That Time? The Official 2015 Secret Santa Announcement!

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Please remember to PM wharvey both when you ship your gifts (with contents and tracking for each recipient) and when you receive your gifts (with contents and a name for your santa if possible)!

Posting photos:
Alternatively: Upload your image to somewhere on the internet (a list can be found in the wiki here, and I also can recommend imgur). Once the image is uploaded, right click on the image (control-click or click with two fingers for those of you with macs), click on "copy image URL". Then in your post in this thread, paste the image URL that you previously copied between two image tags, so the result looks like:
[img]your URL here[/img]

There is no "gifts sent" part this time around-PM your sent gifts to wharvey! (though feel free to post it in the thread)

Gifts Received
Please please please PM wharvey when you have received/opened your gifts!
Include pictures if you can-and please only link to posts once you have unwrapped your gifts!
380fanatic #1
98103 #1 #2
balima #1 #2 #3
BillScann #1
BunE #1
BXIAN #1 (part 2) #2 #3
canforce #1 #2 #3
Catch330 #1 #2
Catman #1
CDTraveler #1 (part 2) #2
ckidder331 #1
compubit #1 #2 #3
CPH-Flyer #1 #2
danam #1 #2
Deds1 #1 #2
DevilDawg1960 #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
dibby #1 #2 #3
diburning #1
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eunduklee #1 #2
extramileage #1 #2
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flipsta #1 #2 #3
Fleyem2thamoun #1
FlyingCow #1 #2 #3 #4
Fragola #1 #2 (part 2) #3 (part 2)
Gberg #1
Glamette #1 #2
grbflyer #1 #2
gsch #1 #2
hijiji #1
jamesteroh #1
Jinxy #1 #2 #3
jturner7 #1
kauppias #1 #2
kenme1 #1
KimmyAA #1 #2
kipper #1 #2 #3
levenhopper #1 #2 (part 1) #3 #4 #5 #6
Lisabeth #1 #2 #3
lisamcgu #1 (part 2)
Litning77 #1 #2
LM225 #1 #2
lukasvolker #1 #2
madguy2 #1
malexander131 #1
Marcia3641 #1 #2
mdovenmuehler #1
MiffSC #1 #2 #3
miko2a #1
Mileage Lover #1 #2
missydarlin #1
MrDPlus #1 (part 2) #2 #3 (picture)
nomadic.relief #1 #2
oenophilist #1 #2 (pictures)
ohlradio #1
oliver2002 #1
onfo #1 #2
onthewaytoadventure #1 #2
pbjag #1 #2
poohbear808 #1
PSUPaul#1 #2
Redhead #1 #2 (part 2) #3 #4 #5 (part 2)
#6 #7
RockinRon #1 #2
rxfleming #1 #2 #3 #4
sahiljain22 #1
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sandratravels #1 #2
santina91 #1 #2
SDQBound #1
Shuttle_Endeavour #1 #2
SteveHK #1
steveman518 #1 (part 2) #2 #3 #4
singtx #1 (pictures)
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The Deal Mommy #1 #2
thehowieee #1 #2 #3
thorpeflyer #1 #2
TokyoFoodie #1 #2 #3 #4
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Old Nov 21, 15, 1:48 pm
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Originally Posted by PSUPaul View Post
Email anytime you want to meet for a drink! And i think you told me that you bought extra for yourself last year.
I will do that. I do anticipate additional trips to Mom and Pop's! I ♥ Farmer Cheese pierogies.

Probably--at the time, we had to venture across the Mason Dixon line on a regular basis.
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Old Nov 21, 15, 2:57 pm
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Just got home and found a a box of secret santa gifts from Jerry from Baldwin park, CA. Awesome stuff mate, thanks so much! Face hitting material was much needed

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Old Nov 22, 15, 4:13 pm
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One gift mailed to the West Coast-should be mailing another the first week in December-waiting to obtain one more gift for my other giftee.
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Old Nov 22, 15, 5:58 pm
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Did some of my shopping this weekend. But, I usually like to add something local or unique. So, I'm just waiting for some of the Holiday fair's, which tend to happen after Thanksgiving. I have a pretty good idea of what to get two of my recipients. But, I'm a bit stummped on the last one. Just waiting for something to give me inspiration.
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Old Nov 22, 15, 6:33 pm
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Originally Posted by miko2a View Post
Did some of my shopping this weekend. But, I usually like to add something local or unique. So, I'm just waiting for some of the Holiday fair's, which tend to happen after Thanksgiving. I have a pretty good idea of what to get two of my recipients. But, I'm a bit stummped on the last one. Just waiting for something to give me inspiration.
Thanks for reminding me! I need to inquire about tickets for a holiday fair out here.
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Old Nov 23, 15, 12:05 pm
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Santa Update:

I just finished distributing the final Secret Santa assignments.

I waited until today because there were several people who had not completed the registration properly and I decided to allow some time to get resubmissions. Unfortunately, I did not receive any responses. As such, assignments went out today with what I had available. Note: Not everyone got the number of assignments they requested. If you believe you were shorted, confirm the number in post #2 and let me know if there is a difference.
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Old Nov 23, 15, 2:02 pm
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Two out of three mailed out today! Used lots of packing tape and cushioning to ensure a safe arrival. Also wrapped items inside delivery box in case anxious fingers need a second chance to wait until Christmas to open. PMed all details to wharvey.

Still waiting for items for giftee #3 to arrive.
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Old Nov 23, 15, 3:27 pm
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All three of my gifts packaged and sent.

If you live in Toronto, Calgary or Edmonton you just might be getting a gift in the mail in the next few days!

Had tonnes of fun and looking forward to seeing the reaction!
Toronto, Check!

Thank you very much. The package arrived at the office today and I was pleasantly surprised. We do get packages but usually for the company so when my co-worker came in and said that I had a personal delivery it put a big smile on my face for the rest of the day. I will get pictures up soon.
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Old Nov 23, 15, 6:03 pm
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Originally Posted by evanderm View Post
Toronto, Check!

Thank you very much. The package arrived at the office today and I was pleasantly surprised. We do get packages but usually for the company so when my co-worker came in and said that I had a personal delivery it put a big smile on my face for the rest of the day. I will get pictures up soon.
Was a pleasure. Thanks for the kind words. Looking forward to seeing the pictures, travel safe.
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Old Nov 23, 15, 9:35 pm
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Sent all four gifts! PM'd Wharvey.

Hope you like all the items sent....give more info next year! Ha!

-singtx

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Old Nov 23, 15, 11:45 pm
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I ordered for three of my recipients today (and PMed Wharvey!)! Two more to go...I'm hoping to have everything ordered by the end of the week. Hopefully everyone likes their gifts
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Old Nov 24, 15, 12:42 am
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Thank you SingTX

Received a Parcel from my Secret Santa.

Inside it was very nice photographic card deck from Smithsonian. (First of a Few).



updating the remaining gifts

gotoob, ice towel and goodies from korea. (which taste wonderful)



$25 Gift card from local book store and hand written greeting card.



Really Excited to go through them, thank you very much Raj !!

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Old Nov 24, 15, 2:14 am
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Ok, just posted my two secret santa gifts in the mail. I am blown away by how quick some of you were able to finish your shopping and get shipping!! It definitely inspired me to get my gifts together as I have to sent globally, which hopefully doesn't take a whole month!!
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Old Nov 24, 15, 8:11 am
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The Elves and I are taking off for Thanksgiving. Since some of you are giving gift cards, this allows time off to be with our families. Nothing wrong with a gift card if it makes the giftee happy (even though it may take the joy out of shopping for you).


Here's the best advice from me to you. Don't eat all that food on Thursday.

Travel safe. Enjoy the holiday!
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Old Nov 24, 15, 10:13 am
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Done shopping for 2 of my 4 assignments .
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