Author Topic: With the holidays coming, let's do a secret santa christmas gift exchange!  (Read 953 times)

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Happy Holidays! Here is the submission form, you can add a wishlist even!

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I know christmas isn't exactly a global holiday, but I think the good intentions can be felt universally :). Would anyone else here on the forums be interested in doing something to get in the holiday spirit?

Requirements:
- entry cutoff date of 12/5
- ship by date of 12/12 so hopefully everyone gets to open it on christmas
- I feel like a $30 maximum (that includes shipping) on gifts sounds good so no one feels pressured
- US only :( but I'm determined to make this work, so if you're international and willing to bear with me through customs I'll exchange one with you <3

I must stress. 30 MAXIMUM! That doesn't mean 'spend 30 dollars' <3

In general, think of small things that will ship fast, for cheap. I don't want anyone breaking the bank trying to participate, this is supposed to be a fun way to make the community feel a bit more connected ;D.

I think I've thought through it to be inclusive of everyone, but if I'm forgetting something or the requirements don't sound good, please let me know and let's find a way to make this happen.

Lastly, I'll be giving out a loquat as my gift, No one else has to reveal what theirs is, but I thought it might get some of you excited for what's to come. Happy holidays, and have fun with it! Maybe the mods could get involved and find some way to verify everyone that enters?

More info to come. Cheers!!
« Last Edit: November 13, 2022, 01:02:49 PM by tru »

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Re: With the holidays coming, let's do a secret santa christmas gift exchange!
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2022, 07:23:11 AM »
I am down, but only ship within the US.

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Re: With the holidays coming, let's do a secret santa christmas gift exchange!
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2022, 10:36:33 AM »
I am too. I can think of dry goods that would be easy enough to ship overseas 😊

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Re: With the holidays coming, let's do a secret santa christmas gift exchange!
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2022, 03:14:26 PM »
Good idea. I could dehydrate some items to send overseas :)

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Re: With the holidays coming, let's do a secret santa christmas gift exchange!
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2022, 04:00:52 PM »
I think it's a good idea, but international is a pain. Customs forms and risk of confiscation.
I'd keep it to US only.
Something did go on like this on the forum during its early years. Just don't know where the thread is.

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Re: With the holidays coming, let's do a secret santa christmas gift exchange!
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2022, 05:04:27 PM »
I think it's a good idea, but international is a pain. Customs forms and risk of confiscation.
I'd keep it to US only.
Something did go on like this on the forum during its early years. Just don't know where the thread is.

You bring up a good point; I've updated it to US only but if someone international wants to participate, PM me and hopefully we can figure something out

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Re: With the holidays coming, let's do a secret santa christmas gift exchange!
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2022, 08:33:44 PM »
Im in sounds fun!!!!
« Last Edit: November 08, 2022, 09:44:41 PM by Ognin525 »
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Re: With the holidays coming, let's do a secret santa christmas gift exchange!
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2022, 09:12:14 PM »
I'm down! Sounds fun
Grow cooler fruits

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Re: With the holidays coming, let's do a secret santa christmas gift exchange!
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2022, 02:32:04 PM »
Event link is out now! If you commented, please enter here! you can even add a wishlist

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Re: With the holidays coming, let's do a secret santa christmas gift exchange!
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2022, 07:29:31 PM »
I'm in :D

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Re: With the holidays coming, let's do a secret santa christmas gift exchange!
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2022, 01:00:48 PM »
bump, submissions open til the 5th!

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Re: With the holidays coming, let's do a secret santa christmas gift exchange!
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2022, 08:59:12 AM »
bump again, drawing happens 2 weeks from now!  :P

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Re: With the holidays coming, let's do a secret santa christmas gift exchange!
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2022, 09:41:48 AM »
last call :) drawing at 2pm on 12/5, you should get an email if you entered but I'll be sending out a reminder pm on the day of

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Re: With the holidays coming, let's do a secret santa christmas gift exchange!
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2022, 09:34:18 AM »
names are drawn! If you're involved please check your email, thanks!

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Re: With the holidays coming, let's do a secret santa christmas gift exchange!
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2022, 09:50:32 AM »
names are drawn! If you're involved please check your email, thanks!
I didn't get an email, but I also think my email notifications for this forum aren't working

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Re: With the holidays coming, let's do a secret santa christmas gift exchange!
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2022, 10:02:19 AM »
names are drawn! If you're involved please check your email, thanks!
I didn't get an email, but I also think my email notifications for this forum aren't working

click the link in first comment, I believe some people haven't drawn yet so you may still be able to join! Let me see

If you can't join that way, PM me your email and I can send you a direct invite

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Re: With the holidays coming, let's do a secret santa christmas gift exchange!
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2022, 08:55:25 PM »
Received my gift! I'm very happy to raise this little guy. Thank you @Mysteryknight  ;D

Have a happy holiday every one 🌲

« Last Edit: December 15, 2022, 08:58:43 PM by Amy K »

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Re: With the holidays coming, let's do a secret santa christmas gift exchange!
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2022, 09:01:35 PM »
Shoutout to Nate for sending me a super cool davidsons plum!
Rispa, enjoy those z-4 jaboticaba! Kinda hard to find still and they are superior in every way to the red from what Iíve heard from my source!

Also thanks tru for setting this up! It was a lot of fun!

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« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2022, 10:14:07 PM »
Of course! I just like seeing everyone come together like this, it was a lot of fun much love everyone

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Re: With the holidays coming, let's do a secret santa christmas gift exchange!
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2022, 09:20:08 PM »
Shoutout to Nate for sending me a super cool davidsons plum!
Rispa, enjoy those z-4 jaboticaba! Kinda hard to find still and they are superior in every way to the red from what Iíve heard from my source!

Also thanks tru for setting this up! It was a lot of fun!

Woo-hoo! Got them right before the cold hit thankfully. Thank you so much!

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Re: With the holidays coming, let's do a secret santa christmas gift exchange!
« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2022, 11:46:49 PM »
Shoutout to Nate for sending me a super cool davidsons plum!
Rispa, enjoy those z-4 jaboticaba! Kinda hard to find still and they are superior in every way to the red from what Iíve heard from my source!

Also thanks tru for setting this up! It was a lot of fun!

Woo-hoo! Got them right before the cold hit thankfully. Thank you so much!
Glad they made it looking nice!

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Re: With the holidays coming, let's do a secret santa christmas gift exchange!
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2023, 09:01:11 AM »
That sounds like a great idea! I love getting in the holiday spirit and connecting with the community.

 

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