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Anyone up for HUKD Virtual Secret Santa - 2008 ?

elitom Avatar
7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
HUKD Virtual Secret Santa

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The traditional way Secret Santa is run is that members of a group are randomly assigned other members to whom they anonymously give a gift.

However, its not possible for the giver to be anonymous if posting here, so this variation will be run on the principle that names of participants are placed in a hat, and each person is drawn a name for whom they are to find a gift.

Therefore, the way I hope this works, and to add the fun element, is that each HUKD member who signs up for the 2008 HUKD Secret Santa will be allocated another member for which they should pick a virtual gift. Members will not know who has been allocated as their gift giver, thus giving an element of surprise. Also the giver will invariably not know the receiver, so a bit of research will be required through past posts etc. and therefore more fun!

OK so this is how I propose to set this up.

Firstly post here if you want to take part in the 2008 HUKD Virtual Secret Santa.

I will monitor this thread until late evening on Sunday 14th December.

After this point I will have to close the list of participants and set about allocating givers to receivers. I have a cunning plan to make this easy! Each member will be allocated another member to find a gift for, and if all goes according to the plan the giver and receiver will not be reciprocal, that is to say if Member A gives to Member B Member B will not give to Member A, if you see what I mean.

Depending on the number of people wanting to play this festive game, I will either sort out the names and PM each member with their respective recipient, or if the numbers are too high, I would like to share the PM workload with some volunteers.

PMs should out on 15th or 16th December.

Therefore, when you post your wish to participate, please also indicate if you would be willing to do some of the PMs as well. This way, the task will be manageable.

I would then plan to start the Secret Santa Gift Giving thread on Sunday 21st December, where the fun can really start 

So get posting and lets see what happens!

BTW Mods if this breaks any rules please let me know

Oh and Seasons Greetings from EliTom
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj99/elitom/secretsanta.jpg


Just spotted papasmurf's post

As virtual as you like !

Are you in

Please state if you are in or just asking a question - thanks

[COLOR="Red"]Oh and please considering volunteering to send say 25 PMs to help out - consider yourselves Santa little helpers :)[/COLOR]

EliTom
#2
when you say virtual, how virtual do you mean???

congratulations on your 1500th post!

Edit: too late, 1501!
#3
Count me in:santa::gift::stocking:
Let me know abou the pm list
#4
count me in pls..... and congrats :thumbsup:
#5
me,please!http://i34.tinypic.com/2mm9y60.jpg
#6
and me please:thumbsup:
#7
& me please

http://kotaku.com/assets/resources/2007/12/christmas-present.gif
#8
me too :gift:
#9
Im in!
#10
Yea, why not! :santa: Count me in!
#11
Yea could be fun :) Im in!
#12
PapaSmurf
when you say virtual, how virtual do you mean???

congratulations on your 1500th post!

Edit: too late, 1501!


are you in then?

EliTom
#13
Add me to the list please and I'd be happy to help with secretarial duties( think Al Murray!!).
banned#14
chesso
Add me to the list please and I'd be happy to help with secretarial duties( think Al Murray!!).


http://www.victorianrose.org/images/red_rose2.jpg
#15
me too x
#16
imranmaz
http://www.victorianrose.org/images/red_rose2.jpg

Thank you. I hope this is the start of a gift each day until the 25th:-D

dcx_badass
Wha's a virtual gift?

Not a real one, just a gift that you post on here, when the time comes, after you've researched ( not stalked!) the person you're 'giving' to. Could be funny , could be something you think they've always wanted, could be something you'd just like to give them - but only in a nice gift way.
#17
:gift::gift::gift::gift: count me in..
#18
I will play.
#19
I'm in too and you already know I will help with the pms if required
banned#20
chesso
Add me to the list please and I'd be happy to help with secretarial duties( think Al Murray!!).


Hehe. I saw that one (or does he normally do that put down?)
#21
guv
Hehe. I saw that one (or does he normally do that put down?)


You in guv or just lurking
#22
Me too x x
#23
imranmaz
http://www.victorianrose.org/images/red_rose2.jpg


Are you in or just impressing teh ladies with flowers? :santa:

EliTom
#24
yeah i'll play, as said before, no chocs for me please :) my ass is big enough :lol:
#25
loupomm
yeah i'll play, as said before, no chocs for me please :) my ass is big enough :lol:


must get dark in your house then......:p
#26
count me in .........hmmmmmmmmm
#27
guv
Hehe. I saw that one (or does he normally do that put down?)

Good wasn't it? That row of five ladies at the front :thumbsup: I can't say I've noticed the secretary bit on his TV show.


Are you signing in for the secret :santa::gift: then?
#28
afternoon bump:santa:
banned#29
chesso
Good wasn't it? That row of five ladies at the front :thumbsup: I can't say I've noticed the secretary bit on his TV show.


Are you signing in for the secret :santa::gift: then?


If you insist. Cant say I know too much about it. (Though I have seen the term Secret Santa before!)
#30
:gift:
guv
If you insist. Cant say I know too much about it. (Though I have seen the term Secret Santa before!)


Excellent:thumbsup:

The rules are that I PM you my home address and you send me a fabulous gift worth about £1,000 then I guess it was you and we're both really happy. Sounds good? No? Well the real rules are that lots of us happy HUKDers sign up. Elitom does her secretarial bit. Everyone has a person for whom they have to create a virtual gift to post on here from the 21st.
Like I said ^^^^ :Could be funny , could be something you think they've always wanted, could be something you'd just like to give them - but only in a nice gift way.
Oh are you winding me up? Did you in fact give the first S:santa::gift: ever.? You wouldn't do that to me.:-D
banned#31
You will need to drop me a PM to give me some sort of virtual idea here! I really havent a clue!
#32
ooo me, me. I'll be in :-D
#33
guv
You will need to drop me a PM to give me some sort of virtual idea here! I really havent a clue!

I will :thumbsup:
#34
Count me in :) we're buying proper presents right?
#35
chesso
:gift:



The rules are that I PM you my home address and you send me a fabulous gift worth about £1,000 then I guess it was you and we're both really happy. Sounds good? No? Well the real rules are that lots of us happy HUKDers sign up. [COLOR="Red"]Elitom does her secretarial bit[/COLOR]. Everyone has a person for whom they have to create a virtual gift to post on here from the 21st.
Like I said ^^^^ :Could be funny , could be something you think they've always wanted, could be something you'd just like to give them - but only in a nice gift way.


Look you ladies you are gonna give me a complex and I'll go off and sulk :)

Yes I have been known to wear a skirt (well kilt) once :w00t: but

Eli - (male name)

Tom - (male name)

the clue's in teh name(s)

EliTom
#36
Hahaha. Sorry:roll:
Please don't sulk, I'll be gender- sensitive in the future!!:-D I'll handle all the secretarial stuff if your hands are too big.:-D

[COLOR="LightBlue"]Your little cat avatar has a distinctly feminine side though, I think.[/COLOR]:whistling:

We'll look forwards to the Hogmanay pics.
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#37
QUOTE chessoHahaha. Sorry:roll:
Please don't sulk, I'll be gender- sensitive in the future!!
[COLOR="Red"]
Yeah only girlies sulk [/COLOR]:whistling:

I'll handle all the secretarial stuff if your hands are too big.
[COLOR="Red"]
I've already started and written the excel sheet to do the calcs[/COLOR] :thumbsup:

[COLOR="LightBlue"]Your little cat avatar has a distinctly feminine side though, I think.[/COLOR]

:w00t: He's a boy cat - like alll ginger TOMS - BTW he is featured in real life in Nicki's Christmas tree thread!

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/290584/showthread.php?t=290584&page=3

We'll look forwards to the Hogmanay pics.

[COLOR="Red"]No kilt - it was a once in a lifetime experience :-D[/COLOR]
#38
:giggle:
All true!
I've popped to that thread and seen your lovely big cuddly cat - half the size of your tree :thumbsup:
Any Hogmanay pics will do - someone surely will be wearing a kilt.:whistling:
So what's the total of participants so far?
#39
chesso
:giggle:
All true!
I've popped to that thread and seen your lovely big cuddly cat - half the size of your tree :thumbsup:
Any Hogmanay pics will do - someone surely will be wearing a kilt.:whistling:
So what's the total of participants so far?


20 odd last count - I will put up a running list later.....

Yes he is a big cat - 5.7kg and always eating

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj99/elitom/shaunfridge.jpg

EliTom
#40
What have you all got me:santa:

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