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diburning #1 #2 (part 2) #3
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HeavenlyJane #1 #2
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kauppias #1 #2
kipper #1 (part 2) #2 #3 #4
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malexander131 #1
MappingChick #1 #2 #3 #4
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Old Dec 21, 17, 11:17 pm
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So my second Secret Santa wasn't so secret to me - turns out we've met through other FT events!





Thanks for everything! The socks are exactly what I meant and will come in handy now that I'm signed up for the SunRun! The puzzle is perfect - somewhere I haven't been - and I can never have too many mittens or books (Ellen should be a good cheerful read). What really made me laugh though, was the portable charger - it's almost as though you could see me sitting on the floor in HND desperately trying to steal enough of a charge to get through Tokyo day before yesterday!

You're definitely on for that beer! Let me know when you're on this side of the country/water next!
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Old Dec 22, 17, 5:00 am
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I received my Final SS gift today from Denmark �� the last day for mail here before xmas so just in time. Inside were nicely packed and wrapped. A lovely card indicated that something else was still on its way. I loved the little elf thanks secret santa.

​​​​​I will post more photos once opened
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Old Dec 22, 17, 7:00 am
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Just came back from a trip to this beautiful gift from ScGhost0. Tons of great goodies knocking a serious dent in my christmas list by hitting pretty much everyone of my interests! Now i just need to make sure the google home mini doesnít do anything my wife tells it to...
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Old Dec 22, 17, 7:30 am
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Eeeeek! My secret santa stuff has just arrived, just in the nick of time before Christmas. How exciting DDDD Thank you Flor!
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Old Dec 22, 17, 7:34 am
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My secret santa who send me 4 times an Amazon gift of 2 I already have openend, the other 2 are under the tree! One of the other gifts made my Girl laugh out loud but she does not want to tell....

I will post pics when I am back! Thanks secret Santa 1!




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Old Dec 22, 17, 8:46 am
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I just got home from work to find a package from Switzerland
Thank you so much for my new headphones, they are amazing.

I hope everyone has a great Christmas.

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Old Dec 22, 17, 8:59 am
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I am remiss in posting about the great presents that were waiting for me when I returned from Asia on Monday. I cannot post photos but want to ackowledge receipt of my wonderful gifts.

From ckideer331 I got an amazing cheeseboard with cutlery.
From my Secret Santa in Vancouver I received a beautiful book, Vancouver Confidential and two beautiful Spielgelau glasses.

And amazing Palais Des Thes - a gift that will be shared equally with Mrs DevilDawg1960 as we are both big fans a great tea.

Thanks to all three of my Santas

I have also completed the gifts for my folks with the last gift scheduled to arrive Christmas Day.

Thanks, too, to Wharvey for making this another great year.

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Old Dec 22, 17, 9:01 am
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Originally Posted by BXIAN View Post
I arrived home from work after two LONG stress filled work days and little sleep to find a package with the most amazing gifts from Atomic Lush! She had reached out to WHarvey to ask for additional ideas. She really hit a home run! I got beautifully wrapped cookies, a lovely bottle of black truffle oil, 2 very pretty tea towels and a wonderful package of socks. I have been asking for socks for the last several years, but my pleas have fallen on deaf ears until now. These socks are so fun!

One of the really amazing things is that one of the tea towel sets matches my somewhat unusual kitchen backsplash. I love everything that you sent-thank you!!!!!
You were super fun to shop for! I am sooooo glad that you liked everything! It took a little convincing to get your cookies. Everyone was sold out for the year (TIL: apparently fresh cookies for the holidays need to be ordered months in advance) so I had to beg and plead to get these. Hope they're tasty!!
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Old Dec 22, 17, 12:10 pm
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I came home from my business trip last night to find a Secret Santa gift waiting for me! Squee! I got a scratch-off map of the US so I could document the states where I have visited the capitols. I'm up to 34 capitols so I've got a lot to scratch off. Thanks Secret Santa!



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Old Dec 22, 17, 1:16 pm
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The anticipation was killing me since Tuesday but finally got my package today from my Secret Santa.
Two very nice bottles of wine a Chianti and Barolo.

Iím such a wino and absolutely adore Italian reds. Surprisingly, never had a Barolo yet. Will def age it for about two more years.

Thanks,
Santa - even though pretty sure I figured out who you are.


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Old Dec 22, 17, 1:35 pm
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Originally Posted by PandaSoPink View Post
The anticipation was killing me since Tuesday but finally got my package today from my Secret Santa.
Two very nice bottles of wine a Chianti and Barolo.

Iím such a wino and absolutely adore Italian reds. Surprisingly, never had a Barolo yet. Will def age it for about two more years.

Thanks,
Santa - even though pretty sure I figured out who you are.


Let us know how the chianti tastes?
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Old Dec 22, 17, 2:22 pm
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They have an escape room experience here I’ve been wanting to do for a while and revived a voucher for two in the mail today. Looking forward to doing it
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Old Dec 22, 17, 3:46 pm
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Just a quick update: I got packages from two of my Secret Santas which I won’t open until I get back from a trip, next week.

One from someone in NC whom I believe I might have been a Santa for in years prior, and another from someone else in Denmark I’m really looking forward to opening them!
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Old Dec 22, 17, 4:35 pm
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My second (and last) gift got to me today (just before leaving for the airport)! The box has got perfect items for my quiet nights! This Santa actually sent me a questionnaire and obviously chose these gifts very carefully. I am soooo happy to have participated in this year's!!! Merry Christmas to all flyertalkers!!!

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Old Dec 22, 17, 8:24 pm
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Originally Posted by BXIAN View Post

I arrived home from work after two LONG stress filled work days and little sleep to find a package with the most amazing gifts from Atomic Lush! She had reached out to WHarvey to ask for additional ideas. She really hit a home run! I got beautifully wrapped cookies, a lovely bottle of black truffle oil, 2 very pretty tea towels and a wonderful package of socks. I have been asking for socks for the last several years, but my pleas have fallen on deaf ears until now. These socks are so fun!
Sock lab? Hmmm... And if I ever was your Santa and I missed the sock clue, I apologize. That wouldn't be like me, because I like to think I would always accommodate requests for socks!
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