Hello everyone! It's getting to be around that wonderful time of the year! I'll organize and participate in this year's Secret Santa by using an online generator, which means we'll have to do things only slightly differently this time around. The basic premise is the same though, and if you're in need of a refresher on the rules or participating for the first time, I recommend reading the first page of the 2020 Secret Santa Thread!
Here's the changeup: normally someone organizes the info list and sends a private message to each participant with their gift recipient and a relevant wish list / gift guide - this time around we'll have to provide an email or phone number so the generator can send the name of our gift recipient. As for the gift guides, I think it'd be fine to just post them publicly here in the thread, that way your Santa can see yours without having to ruin any surprises! I'm open to feedback on this format if anyone has any better ideas!
Before all of that though, we need some participants! Go ahead and sign up if you want to enjoy one of the Marsh's richest traditions with us! Reminder that we'll separate North American and European users to avoid ridiculous shipping obstacles, and that if you participate you MUST DELIVER OR YOU WILL BE BANNED! Please don't sign up if you can't follow through! I'll aim for Nov 15th as the registration cutoff, and while not a hardfast rule, please do try to get your gift shipped in time for Christmas Day or earlier. Hope to spread some holiday cheer with you all soon!
So, legit question, and I'm perfectly fine if the answer is "yes", but... given the lack of overall interest at least for this year, should we just shelve Secret Santa for 2021 and try again next year?
Okay, so tao, v9733xa, crazytrain116 - how do y'all feel about the 4 of us doing the random-generator thing, posting our gift guides and shipping info in a VIP board thread (so our names and addresses aren't public knowledge for the whole internet) and just aiming to get things shipped before Christmas since we're starting so late this year?