2014 Edition of Look What My Secret Santa Sent Me...
- Gary C(ghcstr)United States
Octavian for keeping Secret Santa rolling and with the record number of participants, it looks like it will be a terrific Secret Santa this year. I look forward to all the entries that will be piling up on this list in the very near future. The standard suggestions/comments/etc are as follows:
Welcome to my 9th annual Secret Santa List. For those of you who are new to the list:
I run this list as a central location to let your Secret Santa know when your (hopefully much appreciated) gift has arrived.
Use this list to record what your Secret Santa sent you and remember to include any comments such as thanks that you want to give your Secret Santa. When you post on this list, you may want to make a note on your profile with a link to your entry so your Secret Santa can easily locate your confirmation of delivery and your reaction. That way your Secret Santa can look to see if you received your gift and you can post any comments you may have about the gift here and you can reply without the identity of your Secret Santa ever having to be released!
Please only make an entry when you actually receive the present! This assists those of us who read the list regularly as recipients are adding their gifts in a chronological order.
I find it very handy to put a link on your profile page so your Secret Santa knows where you have posted the feedback so s/he doesn't have to sort through 2000 entries to find yours quickly (in 2013 there were 80 pages to sort through!). (Santas: you may find it convenient to subscribe to your target)
To see all previous years' editions of this list and to give the new Secret Santa participants an idea of how this works, look at these links:
Further helpful hints:
IMPORTANT - When you get your gift(s), take the time to "Add Item" to this GeekList rather than just place a comment at the bottom of the list. This helps the statisticians out there plus your Santa who may be looking for your entry by clicking on your GeekList items from your profile!
A good example of how to make an entry containing multiple gifts is located at: this entry.
Making an actual entry just makes it easier for your Secret Santa to locate your Item.
If you would like to taunt your "target" while maintaining your secret identity, you can do so using the Santa logon. Just log yourself off and close any BGG windows (if you don't you take the chance of being discovered if the new username doesn't take) and log on using this info:
Other Secret Santa-related links to check out:
Edit: Here are the most popular Secret Santa games of 2014: The Most Popular Secret Santa Games (2014)
2014 Secret Santa Top 25 Participating User by Country
BGG 2014 Secret Santa Preferred Stores
Secret Santa Shipping and Duties/ Buying INFO
BGG Secret Santa 2014 "Rate My Wishlist/Letter" Thread
2014 Secret Santa: Taunts, Teasers, and Communicado!
BGG 2014 Secret Santa - TARGETS ASSIGNED!
Second Chance Exchange
I hope you have a Merry Christmas and enjoy the list! If you are a yearly subscriber, prepare to have your days/weeks/months consumed by checking the new messages for the foreseeable future!
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