First Annual MSB Secret Santa



  • A lot of us don't have family or friends around to do anything with this year. Or we want to be able to do more than we have opportunity IRL.

    Perhaps both.

    I mulled over a few ways to do it and I figured this was the best option.

    Thus I have a Google Form here for participation.

    All gifts will be in the form of gift cards. Maximum dollar amount of $30. If you go over, no one but your recipient will know. I've asked for volunteers to be 'rescue agents' in case someone doesn't pull through and give their gift. Since it's egift cards, you can do everything through a brand new email address and never need worry about giving out any personal info.

    I will be vetting sign ups. If you've never posted on the forums, if you're a brand new account, if you're a suspected troll: I won't be accepting your entry. In any of these cases, I'll be sending a message to the admins to let them know so people can check in.

    Sign ups are due by December 15th at 11:59 (2359) CST. That's a week. Then I'll run the matching and get details out to everyone by the 18th. I ask that you try to send your gifts by Christmas Day, but preferably sooner. Anyone who hasn't received by New Years, I'll start reaching out to people who have offered to be rescue agents to step in and give gifts.

    I know this may be a freaky, scary, weird idea to some... but hey. Maybe we can spread some cheer around to those that wouldn't otherwise get to have much of a holiday

    And for anyone who doesn't trust me: literally all I'm collecting (as visible on the form) is your forum username, an email address you're comfortable with sharing, and details to give to your santa (such as what type of gift cards and whether or not you're willing to have the secret spoiled if they wanna contact you).



  • Put me down as a rescue agent. Or if there's an odd number of people, I'll give a card to the person left out. Do I still need to fill out the form? (I'm not interested in getting a gift. Gasp!)



  • @Admiral said in First Annual MSB Secret Santa:

    Put me down as a rescue agent. Or if there's an odd number of people, I'll give a card to the person left out. Do I still need to fill out the form? (I'm not interested in getting a gift. Gasp!)

    I'll keep you in mind for that and reach out if it's necessary. :) Thank you!



  • Heck ya, time to spread the love! <3



  • Just wanna remind folks to sign up. Closing it down in 4 days (and a handful of hours...). to start up matching. :)



  • Alas, if I had the money I would. I am scrambling to figure out how afford Christmas for my family. The not working for half a year makes money hard. Stupid getting hurt.



  • @icanbeyourmuse said in First Annual MSB Secret Santa:

    Alas, if I had the money I would. I am scrambling to figure out how afford Christmas for my family. The not working for half a year makes money hard. Stupid getting hurt.

    This. What we made from the art shows this year had to be reinvested in supplies for next year's business, because it wasn't much. We don't even presently have enough to cover the dyes we need, since 'it's time to do more dye work' finally came around again. :/ (And there's a worldwide issue re: turquoise/cyan dyes, which... it's a primary for color mixing, so that's fun.)

    Even the fam got 'uh, people are getting blankets this year, call it a protest/hail mary that global warming doesn't render them irrelevant before I'm finished'.



  • I totally understand the financial part. I'll only be stepping in to even up numbers if need be, myself (had a bill come due this weekend I'd forgotten about >.<). ANYWAY! Last day to sign up for those that can and are interested. :)



  • Matches have been delivered! Please try to get your gift card (within $30) to your recipient by Christmas Day. <3



  • @Auspice Curious how many signed up.


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