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Posted 19 January 2011 - 12:15 PM
Also, well done to all those who took part, this sort of thing wouldn't work if all of you hadn't gone above and beyond with some of the gifts and got your stuff out without drama.
Well done everyone!
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Posted 19 January 2011 - 12:33 PM
I really enjoyed it - and I'm still looking forward to get my gift. No worries, Sweet Santa O' Mine, a belated present is still an awesome one!
And I really liked the international thing, putting all participating members in one hat. Thing is, it's about giving (and receiving, I know, I know...) and I don't mind to send some stuff and pay a little more for shipping. This way, we are all in one boat and not seperated by regions. Or oceans that is. (After all, I do know more oversea-versers than I do know European ones. Don't even mention continental Europe. That's Aapje and me, right? )
So, all in all one of the best Secret Santa thingies I've ever participated in. (And I'm saying this without gotten my package yet.)
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Posted 19 January 2011 - 12:52 PM
Posted 19 January 2011 - 12:58 PM
I do think that dividing it into an international / domestic group is a good idea. Also, maybe starting a little sooner this year, like getting the names before Thanksgiving. And everyone should get a pony.
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Posted 19 January 2011 - 01:09 PM
Posted 19 January 2011 - 01:13 PM
Not sure about the international thing. I kind of agree with Bob, in that it seems like a real single community that you are interacting with. But on the other hand, it is much easier for folks in the U.S. to print out postage and stick a padded envelope in your mailbox. So from a laziness standpoint, I like that idea. But whatever the case, giving folks some extra time seems like a good thing, since postal services are usually at their slowest at this time of year.
Posted 19 January 2011 - 01:43 PM
Posted 19 January 2011 - 01:47 PM
Posted 19 January 2011 - 04:53 PM
I'd agree that the timing issue was unforeseen.....let's face it... Secret Santa.....Christmas .....who would have guessed???
Posted 19 January 2011 - 05:43 PM
I REALLY liked the international thing. I'm always happy to ship overseas, otherwise, i'd have the same person every year for SS (I think there's only a couple of us in Aus). Sure - the shipping rates suck, but i don't mind spending the money to be a part of the MMMV and bringing someone some x-mas chher (not to mention getting some in return ).
Thanks for organising this years festivities. It was jolly good fun
EDIT: I meant x-mas cheer, not x-mas chher. . . x-mas cher would be something truly disturbing!
Edited by Nessex, 19 January 2011 - 05:44 PM.
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Posted 19 January 2011 - 06:17 PM
Wow, that makes me feel a bit like Yoda when you put it that way.
Was only meant with the best of intentions
I'd really like to thank Mattillica (finally) for the wonderful gift, Thanks man!!!
And I think you did a great job working this thing out, everything seemed to go on without a hitch!
Posted 20 January 2011 - 12:56 PM
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 01:34 AM
I agree with Bob & some of the others -- I like everything to be a mixed bag, international & domestic all together. Maybe give people the option when you (or whomever does it in the future) put up the info to be filled out, like if they want to stay local or not. That way, everybody's happy!
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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:02 PM
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Posted 04 February 2011 - 09:39 AM
If no one minds, I'll organize Secret Santa again this year. I've learned a few things and it should go smoother this time around. Expect an announcement around the beginning of November and there will be two groups-one for anywhere in the world and one for US only. Thanks for all the feedback and I'm glad things went well this time.
Edited by groundhog7s, 04 February 2011 - 09:41 AM.
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