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Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Dec 13, 2012 - 11:59pm PT
I just finished making mine. I may miss the mailing deadline doing the finishes, but it shouldn't matter as it's not going far.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Dec 13, 2012 - 11:59pm PT
Lynne, the fleece beanie is a good idea that everyone can use. There are all kinds of styles now too.

Merry Christmas!
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 14, 2012 - 01:48am PT
My vote is don't 'tell' anybody you opened it until at least Christmas Eve.

Some sort of "don't ask, don't tell" tactic, apparently.
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Dec 14, 2012 - 02:08am PT
Lynne, email me the name of the woman, and i'll try to give you some ideas...

ps... Why did you change to LL LL ...)-;


edit: Lolli, it's not possible......i choose not to participate in Secret Santa, ...but i enjoy watching everyone play along....(-;
Hoots

climber
Toyota Tacoma
Dec 14, 2012 - 10:45am PT
Mine is in the mail! Enjoy!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Dec 14, 2012 - 11:51am PT
Mine is not in the mail yet...this weekend...shame on me, but since I hate to take responsibility I can say that the company sending it to me was late, because their supplier was delayed, because the parts for that supplier didn't come in time from China beccause the 50 cent an hour workers in China got snooty and slowed production because they wanted $0.55 an hour but the bosses were entrenched because Bain Capital needed to sell them for a profit because the Marriott Hotels wanted Romney on their Board of Directors. So there...it really is Romney's fault. Someone had to take this political....

Susan

Edit...I will mail it from Bozeman to mess up the giftee's head when they get it!
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Dec 14, 2012 - 11:57am PT
According to USPS tracking, the gift I sent out has arrived..

I forgot to write it on the box, but the contents are gift wrapped. Happy holidays!
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Dec 14, 2012 - 12:15pm PT
Santa's sleigh has been spotted over the skies of New Mexico! PocoLoco, better get out there and catch the loot that falls out of the sky!!!

Joyeux Noel!

And damn, the wrapping won't be perfect. Small things like being wrapped or having the price removed. I got caught up in making sure that it went out on time and shipped direct. The thought went into the decoration of the item rather than the gift wrapping.
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Dec 14, 2012 - 12:20pm PT
Open when you get it!!! THat's my vote. I still remember the year my boss gave me home made kielbasa, and I put it under the tree for Christmas. You never know if a gift might spoil. OPEN IT UP NOW AND TELL US WHAT YOU GOT.

Hard to believe some of us are mature professionals.
Strider

Trad climber
ಠ_ಠ
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2012 - 09:27pm PT
As the organizer of this little event, I love seeing everyone debating and talking about the the inconsequential details involved, because it shows how much it means to everyone...

So here's a conundrum. When are the giftees supposed to open their gift, assuming that it arrives before December 25th?

As the guy who organized this, all I can say is: it doesn't matter!

As a normal person who isn't a part of this exchange (to me it doesn't feel right to participate when I am the one who organizes it) I have a quick allegory... My girlfriend can not stand having a gift in front of her and not open it. Something arrives for her and she wants to know what it is and will open it ASAP. To me that's perfectly fine and there is nothing wrong with that.

On the opposite side is me, who will receive a gift and I will wait until the appointed time to open it, no matter how long that is. Last year I received a few gifts as the organizer (THANK YOU Zip and everyone who participated for making that happen!!!!) and they sat under my Christmas tree until Christmas before I opened them.

So when should you open the gift you received from this Secret Santa exchange? It is all up to you, there are no rules!

All that matters (to me) is that everyone enjoy the the spirit of the season and connect in some way with their fellow climbers.

Happy Holidays!!

-n
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Dec 14, 2012 - 10:09pm PT

I mailed mine. I hope my recipient enjoys it.

I got mine too, but it says don't open 'till Christmas. . .
so I'll be patient. . . .
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Dec 14, 2012 - 10:26pm PT
On this very suckee day, I got my secret santa gift. It is so delightful to be transported to a magical, Christmasy place.

Should I open it?.....or should I save that joy for another day when I need some sunshine?
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Dec 14, 2012 - 10:41pm PT
I hope some of you early receivers share up. Give us a full 12 days of Christmas!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 15, 2012 - 04:47am PT
hey there say, melissa ,that is a neat way of seeing it...

sharing for the twelve days...

well, they COULD share a picture of the unopened box, if they like, too...

some of us did that, last year, that is fun too... and for the ones
that DID open, that was equally as fun....


dear seamstress... i just been reading about the 'bad' day :(
i am behind in the news...

find a quiet space when the memories of your conn. homeland feel well and then you will know it is time to open it... like a sign of prayers having moved over to the families of those in pain...


WELL now... me, i had been up all night doing little chores, i seem to work better then:

i JUST mailed my box off to the secret-santa-getter'er...
i can't pay much, so it went the SEVEN day way... it should get
there in time, though, i hope.. at least if it
gets 'slowed up'..

i WILL be able to say (and perhaps with a few others) not to worry
there are still some on the way, and MINE is one, :))


happy trails, in this venture before us all, from strider... :)
thank you strider...
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 15, 2012 - 04:49am PT
hey there say, lolli, i just love this

as to your quote:

I love the internet. It's fantastic.
Without it, I would've never known of neither Secret Santa, nor any of you! There'd be no Supertopo.
In the old days, I could've called the post office to find out where my box is, but there'd be no recepient across the sea. :-)

:)
Abend

Social climber
Dec 15, 2012 - 09:51am PT
I am the lucky giftee of Santa Skully. In addition to a space blanket I received 'wild' by Cheryl Strayed, a memoir of a woman's journey on the PCT.
photo not found
Missing photo ID#278406
The book is ending too soon. It will not last until christmas.
Thank you Skully!


Captain...or Skully

climber
Dec 15, 2012 - 10:37am PT
Right on. I was hoping it was good. She's got a great name for hiking, huh? The space blanket was just in case it wasn't that great. Plus it's a great item to have on a long route.
I hope you have a great Solstice and Next year's even better.
So there!;-)
Secret Skully
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Dec 15, 2012 - 10:40am PT
Yeah! Cool gift idea, Captain.
strangeday

Trad climber
Brea ca.
Dec 15, 2012 - 04:41pm PT
My helper elf has been a bit overworked as of late, but fear not, mine should be in be mail in a few days, and seeing as it only has to go a few counties over, should arrive by Christmas....

Hope the holidaze are treating you a well...
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Dec 15, 2012 - 07:02pm PT
Thanks for all your gift ideas yo out there !!!

In the end I just gave from the heart. They may or may not like it but it is special. Soooooo, got it off in the Santa Sled today and if the weather holds and the deer don't get the flu it should arrive sometime next week.

Cheers and Joy and Fun and Love to all of yo :D

(A little joy and peace amidst a world suffering) Thanks for all who participate here and Strider Santa for making it happen. lynnie
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