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Thanks for all the work you did putting this together. It was a great success on my end. Can't wait to participate next year!
 
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That was my first BGG Secret Santa and I had a ball. Thank you Octavian for all your hard work each year
 
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thanks again for an awesome SS 2012!
 
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The best run Secret Santa program on the internet. Well done for another year Octavian!!
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Ricky Gray
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I sent mine out at the end of November, and it still hasn't reached my target


Same here. Mine left the US for my target on November 27 (South America) and I have not yet heard of their arrival...soblue

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Same here. Mine left the US for my target on November 27 (South America) and I have not yet heard of their arrival...soblue

Ricky


Don't tell me you're my Secret Santa
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Thank you, Octavian. It was my first time participating and I look forward to doing so again next year. Appreciate all your hard work and congrats on your new baby!

 
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Great work on organising the secret santa.
 
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Thanks so much! My first BGG Secret Santa, and although I didn't receive a gift, I'm looking forward to making this a tradition in the years to come!
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Ricky Gray
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Don't tell me you're my Secret Santa


No . But my target is in the same country as you. I am getting rather worried now. This Saturday it will be six weeks since the USPS states that the package left US shores...

Ricky
 
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I shipped my package overseas three weeks ago via USPS and my target hasn't received it yet. There is no tracking available once it leaves the US so I'm in suspense as much as my target when it will get there.
 
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This was my first year doing this and it was such a great experience, I look forward to next years. Great job BGG.
 
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Octavian thank you one more time to be so patience with me and my 2011 Santa problem. This year things were also little messed up, but now everything is OK.

You rock
 
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It’s okay to wait for the weekend to fill out the form, right? From the indications in my case I believe my SS’s will be arriving this week. I’m pretty sure it’s a held up pre-order.
 
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In an earlier Secret Santa, I mailed a boardgame to Brazil - it took six weeks to get there.

Let's try and be understanding about postal service in other countries.
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All went well, shipping and receiving. Well done, Octavian!!
 
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Preacher wrote:
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I sent mine out at the end of November, and it still hasn't reached my target


Same here. Mine left the US for my target on November 27 (South America) and I have not yet heard of their arrival...soblue

Ricky


Well I sent mine at the beginning of December assured by the postal services in my country that it would take about 10 working days to deliver my package... Guess what - it still hasn't reached my target although the tracking showed it arriving in the target's country one week before Christmas!
I'm really pissed as I put lots of effort (and time and money) into personalizing the gift... I did everything myself - giftwrapping, writing a card, securing the package so that nothing would happen to it during transport... it turns out the worst thing that could happen to it was the postal services themselves :/

I'm still hoping that maybe it will arrive soon, but my hope is getting very thin

EDIT: My gift finally found its way to my target! But the waiting was horrible...
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My target got his gifts and enjoyed them very much, I received my gifts and am happy with it. Thanks for setting this up Octavian!
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Once again thanks Matthew as per the sentiments in my personal GM to you.
It is always great fun to watch things unfold on SS each year and to see the contact and taunts on the Santa email accounts.

Just soured a little this year because of the total lack of communication from my Santa.

I think the very least that participants can do is just to acknowledge each other via the Santa account.

Best wishes to all for 2013.
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This thread represents an interesting flip-side to the "Santee" handwringing in the other two main threads. Santas are often just as worried and upset as those who haven't received anything. I haven't received anything yet, but my Santa did send a note that something was on the way. I'm planning to hold off on filling out "the form" at least until next week.

I'm happy that my Santee received and enjoyed their gifts, and I appreciate all the hard work Octavian has put into this. I can't imagine the logistics on the backend - spreadsheets, transcription, follow ups, etc. Thank you!
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mcjohnsons wrote:
Thanks so much! My first BGG Secret Santa, and although I didn't receive a gift, I'm looking forward to making this a tradition in the years to come!


Please don't let it sour you that you didn't get something. I've been doing this since the beginning, and it's the first time my Santa hasn't come through. It's rarer than it probably seems to you.
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Great job running this!!

While my Santa was AWOL, my target seemed to really enoy their gift so I am happy.

Form filled out.
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JesterPoet wrote:
mcjohnsons wrote:
Thanks so much! My first BGG Secret Santa, and although I didn't receive a gift, I'm looking forward to making this a tradition in the years to come!


Please don't let it sour you that you didn't get something. I've been doing this since the beginning, and it's the first time my Santa hasn't come through. It's rarer than it probably seems to you.


I'll definitely be doing this again! I had so much fun watching the geeklist, spoiling my target, and eagerly awaiting any messages from my Santa... I felt like a kid again.
BTW, your comments on all the gifts made it fun, too.
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Don't forget, things can also be held in customs for long times...
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Todd Walden
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lorna wrote:
Don't forget, things can also be held in customs for long times...


Especially if you asked your Santa to send you cocaine.
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