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    I will be the host of Secret Santa

    This is my first time doing it, so I hope all goes well! If there are any questions/ please shoot me a PM.

    Reading through the past couple of year's thread, it looks like everyone who participated really had a great time. I am really looking forward to this and being part of sharing the holiday spirit with other Forum members, I'm striving for a large turn out I'm hoping all of you will help me to reach that goal.

    The Secret Santa will work similar to last year. Since everyone enjoyed it, it seemed reasonable to keep things the same. So here's the scoop:

    If you wish to participate, simply send me an email. Make sure you include the following:

    Full name
    Board "nickname"
    Mailing address

    My Email address is: [email protected]

    What to make:

    You can make whatever you want to share. Many people will post pics of gifts sent/received to the Forum, so try to keep at least a significant portion of the gift cut from a scrollsaw, I guess.

    Cost Limit:

    The only rule is that you spend no more than $20.00 on materials for the project. The project might be something you made in an hour or something you worked on for much longer. As we all know, the real point is the giving, so just send something which you think will bring some cheer.

    Some people will get gifts more involved than the ones they sent, but that is inevitable and is okay. Nobody should feel guilt either way. Just make something nice and have fun! The $20 limit just helps to keep things close.

    * I will also do the selection so that the person you are buying for is not necessarily the person you will receive from.

    Selection of Secret Santas:

    After registrations are all in, I will have a random drawing to assign Secret Santas, so that each person gives one gift to one other person and receives one gift as well.

    After selections are made, I will PM each participant to arrange the exchange.

    Mailing your Gift:

    I will supply you with the address you need. You may mail your gift any time after it is made, and the recipient may open it, or save it for the Holidays, if they wish.

    Posting of Pictures:

    To coin a phrase commonly used in the 'off Topic' forum, "We love pictures!" Please feel free to post pictures in this thread of the gift you received and, if known, maybe who made it for you.

    Deadline Dates:

    Regular Registration Deadline: November 14th, 2011

    After this deadline, I will hold the random drawing and send everyone their matches.

    Late Registration Deadline: December 4, 2011

    Get your saws Going!!!
    Have fun
    Last edited by daveswoodworking; 09-17-2011, 04:49 PM.
    Dewalt 788

  • #2
    Dave - thanks for volunteering to host this year's Secret Santa exchange. I'll PM you later with my information. I've participated for the last 2 years and it was fun!!
    DeWalt 788


    • #3
      This is very exciting to hear I hope this year's Secret Santa event would also be a blast, and more people will participate, after all, the more the merrier right! I am looking forward to celebrate the Christmas season with my closest friends here as well so i hope to see you all soon! Thanks for volunteering to host, I wish all the best and success for this year's event!


      • #4
        Hello everyone
        we need more people to join the secret Santa
        all we have is 5 people so far the died line is nov.14
        I would like have few more people please
        thank you all
        Dewalt 788


        • #5
          don't miss out it's alot of fun come and join us


          • #6
            Two weeks left before the deadline
            come join the secret Santa family.
            more the merrier
            Dewalt 788


            • #7
              Come on guys, Lets have a great turn out! I'm making something very special, It just might go to you!
              Dan in So.Ca.


              • #8
                Just sent my info in. Can't wait. These are great to participate in.



                • #9
                  There three more days left before the deadline
                  thank you to the ones that join so far this year
                  Dewalt 788


                  • #10
                    First time participating in this exchange. Can't wait!!


                    • #11
                      I'm hoping everbody is working on their secret Santa gifts I'll be sending out the list with in the week wishing everybody a happy thanksgiving
                      Dewalt 788


                      • #12
                        everybody should have their secret santa partners the fun begins
                        Dewalt 788


                        • #13
                          Got mine! This is going to be fun!
                          Dan in So.Ca.


                          • #14
                            I got mine too. Thanks Dave for all your hard work.
                            DeWalt 788


                            • #15
                              Got mine Dave, now I can get to work with the chainsaw and axe..
                              Chuck D

                              When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
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