HO HO HO!!! It’s that time of year! The reindeer are moseying over to my window and giving me looks of “get it together, lady!”.
Welcome to Secret Santa 2022!!!
People seemed to like how it ran last year and we’ll run it the same way this year. The official gift dollar amount is $35 before shipping.
I’ll assign people in order of official entrants like I did last year.
Secret Santa “proper” will be open from tonight to midnight November 15th. I’ll track entrants as I go so should be able to get emails out to assigned elves shortly after that. Like last year, we’ll have a “late group” for those who don’t think of Christmas until after Thanksgiving and the Late Group will be open November 16 - Nov 30th.
Please PM me with your email address, your name and address (this is important! Haha!) and a description of yourself and what you might want for $35. That in includes a description of your tastes in things, colors you like, styles you like, your shirt size, hand size for gloves if that’s on your lists, etc. Also list what you DON’T need. If you don’t need things like saddle pads or boot socks, let people know. (That said I once received a saddle pad in my favorite color with my horse’s name embroidered on in and I use it to this day. I also received Harry Potter Deathly Hallows polo wraps that are freakishly popular). Mention if you have allergies to something.
I will verify entries but I learned last year that I can only reply to 10 COTHers/day. So it might take a few days to get a verification from me. Please keep that in mind but definitely let me know if you sign up and I don’t respond. I’ll send assignments from a personal email account which is much easier.
We didn’t need any de-grinching last year but please mention if you’d volunteer to de-Grinch. That means you will step to the plate of a SS recipient who never received a gift or never received communication from their elf.
THAT said, we all know that “Life” happens, and if you find yourself in the position of not being able to follow through with your elf assignment, just let me know. NOT a big deal.
Lastly and importantly I love SS!! I will insert myself into the chain if someone will volunteer to be my SS. I know that takes the “mystery” out of things for you! Last year, I had much fun with my volunteer SS and so loved her gifts and humor (looking at you, @Paint_Party!) . If anyone wants to be my elf and forego the “mystery”, please let me know.
Oh wait, more lastly, people usually make “elf accounts” through gmail, yahoo, etc. and post to tease their giftees and ask questions. There are so many platforms out there to make an email account through and then register with COTH with it. It is not only allowed, it is encouraged! If you have difficulty doing this, just ask on the thread! Seasoned elves can help you!!
Most lastly, @Moderator_1, can you please pin this thread?
Thank you @Moderator_1, and thanks to everyone in advance who participates and keeps this tradition going!!
I might have forgotten something. Please chime in if I did!
Wait no more, @Paint_Party!
OH, ETA, please note if you are willing to ship internationally. We have Canadians and Europeans here. Please note if you are NOT willing to ship overseas! Thanks!!!