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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!
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Old Nov 24, 15, 10:24 am
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Originally Posted by SwissCircle View Post
Done shopping for 2 of my 4 assignments .
Maybe check for parcels by your front door too!
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Old Nov 24, 15, 11:20 am
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Santa Update:

I will be out of pocket for most of the holiday weekend.... very special event on Sunday.

Leave messages if you need me and I will get back as soon as possible.
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Old Nov 24, 15, 11:58 am
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I've finished shopping and packaging and shipping out my gifts

By the way, if any of my secret santas would like something from Tokyo or kuala lumpur or singapore, I'd be willing to bring it back to the states for you. It won't ship in time for christmas but probably by new years? (Also may apply to anyone else reading this message but my luggage priority goes to my secret santas)
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Old Nov 24, 15, 3:06 pm
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Originally Posted by madguy2 View Post
I've finished shopping and packaging and shipping out my gifts

By the way, if any of my secret santas would like something from Tokyo or kuala lumpur or singapore, I'd be willing to bring it back to the states for you. It won't ship in time for christmas but probably by new years? (Also may apply to anyone else reading this message but my luggage priority goes to my secret santas)
Great idea. I would like to do a similar thing for my secret santas, although it would have to be from India.
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Old Nov 24, 15, 6:53 pm
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I received a gift today. Some plastic wine glasses that are perfect for by the pool, a trivet kit to use up my wine corks, and some plant nannys for my plants in the summer.

Thank you Santa!
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Old Nov 24, 15, 7:40 pm
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Originally Posted by madguy2 View Post
I've finished shopping and packaging and shipping out my gifts

By the way, if any of my secret santas would like something from Tokyo or kuala lumpur or singapore, I'd be willing to bring it back to the states for you. It won't ship in time for christmas but probably by new years? (Also may apply to anyone else reading this message but my luggage priority goes to my secret santas)
I would love something, if you have extra luggage space.
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Old Nov 24, 15, 8:20 pm
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I would love something, if you have extra luggage space.
Sure! What would you like?

If we need to move this to PM to avoid going off-topic, we can do that too.
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Old Nov 25, 15, 2:01 am
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Maybe check for parcels by your front door too!
Well, yesterday there came one parcel from Lucerne and about 5 days ago one from Amazon UK. Will not open / unwrap any gifts till Christmas eve.
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Old Nov 25, 15, 10:02 am
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I shipped my gifts no info from my assigment so I thought what would hopefully be a good idea I was a bit slow in that I didnt think of the christmas wtapping but opted for the direct shipping... Next year I will be wiser in the holiday spirit
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Old Nov 25, 15, 12:46 pm
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Originally Posted by madguy2 View Post

By the way, if any of my secret santas would like something from Tokyo or kuala lumpur or singapore, I'd be willing to bring it back to the states for you. It won't ship in time for christmas but probably by new years? (Also may apply to anyone else reading this message but my luggage priority goes to my secret santas)
Mrs. HeadElf53 would like a new boytoy, only until Christmas is over. She's upset because I've been down in the workshop. I told her to blame santa, not me; but who can be angry with Santa wh.
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Old Nov 25, 15, 3:08 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!
Edmonton - CHECK!

My first gift from Secret Santa!

Thank you Canforce for the lovely collection of organic dark chocolates, coffee, local honey and lavender oil. I will put these things to good use and try my best to slowly savour the chocolates

Your package actually arrived Monday but I've been occupied with snow shoveling lately and finally had time to open, take photos and learn how to post! It was VERY well wrapped and taped.

I actually thought about waiting to open the box but justified my early unpackaging to the fact that I will be travelling...in exactly one month. Don't want to leave anything until the last minute!
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Old Nov 25, 15, 3:40 pm
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Glad you liked it all.

The chocolate is out of this world and goes very well with that coffee!!!

Safe travels!

Originally Posted by Fragola View Post
Edmonton - CHECK!

My first gift from Secret Santa!

Thank you Canforce for the lovely collection of organic dark chocolates, coffee, local honey and lavender oil. I will put these things to good use and try my best to slowly savour the chocolates

Your package actually arrived Monday but I've been occupied with snow shoveling lately and finally had time to open, take photos and learn how to post! It was VERY well wrapped and taped.

I actually thought about waiting to open the box but justified my early unpackaging to the fact that I will be travelling...in exactly one month. Don't want to leave anything until the last minute!
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Old Nov 26, 15, 9:16 am
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Can anyone recommend a European shopping site that ships quick around the EU?

I had issues last year with gifts not making it on time and perhaps I can save headaches buying direct.
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Old Nov 26, 15, 9:26 am
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Can anyone recommend a European shopping site that ships quick around the EU?

I had issues last year with gifts not making it on time and perhaps I can save headaches buying direct.
if all else fails, Amazon. Just check worldwide shipping
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Old Nov 26, 15, 9:36 am
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Originally Posted by flipstah View Post
Can anyone recommend a European shopping site that ships quick around the EU?

I had issues last year with gifts not making it on time and perhaps I can save headaches buying direct.
Definitely pick one of the Amazon sites. Use them all the time for deliveries to Switzerland, they take care of the import duty as well (Amazon global) which can save recipients a lot of money in post office/courier fees.

Just to clarify, if buying from an EU Amazon store and shipping to a country in the EU then there are no problems with import duty. Sometimes even the postage is free.

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