Everyone is welcome to participate, regardless of whether you celebrate Christmas (after all, a present is a present !)
This is how it works:
The basics: the Xmas Elf (me!) will send each person who registers, the contact details of another participant, to whom they will send a small gift anonymously. In return, they will receive a small gift from another mystery Santa ..... easy!
Any questions on the Secret Santa process should be directed to me via email margpav [ at ] gmail dot com
The expected limit on your gift purchase is approximately $US10 retail value, and does NOT include shipping and packaging costs. Of course, I am sure no one will mind gifts of higher value. 8)
While history shows us most members generally opt to send philatelic gifts, other items are acceptable e.g. candies/chocolates, CD's, books, etc, depending on which member you 'get'. i.e. you might know of their interests outside stamps, from their posts.
Secret Santas have the option of remaining anonymous. I will not disclose names nor addresses of anyone who participates to anyone, other than their Secret Santa.
I expect and request that any information you receive from me, will not be shared with anyone else.
Santa's Elf assumes no responsibility for delivery or non-delivery of gifts. Understand, however, that failure to deliver could result in your being denied participation in future years.
You MAY even be "named and shamed", so please do not join in unless you intend to:
a) actually send the gift
b) acknowledge receipt of gifts on this thread
In addition, shipping gifts more than 2 months after the holiday does not count as "delivering - if you register, you agree to ship by December 1st.
To participate, you must be registered on Stampboards, and have had at least 20 posts.
Deadline to register with me is midnight Sunday 18th November AEST and deadline to post your gift is December 1st
If you wish to participate, you MUST email me at margpav [ at ] gmail dot com with Your Stampboards name and "Secret Santa 2018" in the heading. AND post here please on the thread that you are participating.
In that email, you MUST provide the following information : just copy the questions below into your email message window and answer the questions.
1. Your full name (first and last name)
2. Your FULL mailing address for your gift to come to. This address should be one where you can receive a packet in December.
3. Your email address (PO Box preferable if you have one)
4. Your Stampboards name
5. A "Yes" or "No" as to whether or not you are willing to send a gift outside your country.
6. Maximum number of times you wish to participate: (1, 2, 3):
If you want to get an idea of how it works, and what kind of gifts, and franking on sendings is typical, perhaps take a good look at the thread from last year -
Now - Let the fun begin!