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Secret Santa 2017 [insert festive bells here]

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by SantaClaus, Oct 21, 2017.

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  1. SantaClaus

    By:SantaClausOct 21, 2017
    coming to town!
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    Ho ho ho!

    The festive Coldplaying tradition is a little late this year, I apologise. One of my edgy elves misplaced my calendar and I only just found it.

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    Here's how it works this year:

    * You have the option to choose between sending a card to your own continent or another continent. For example:

    Europe to Europe
    or
    Europe to North America, South America, Africa, Asia or Australia

    * If you would like to join this year please let us know asap. The deadline for signing up is Sunday 5th November, 11:59 PM CET.

    We need the following information:
    - Your name and address; please display it as you would write it on an envelope. The only person who will receive this information is your Secret Santa.
    - Your email address (we need to be able to get in touch with you in case you won't reply to Coldplaying PMs).
    - Secret Santa match preference: say "my continent" or "other continent" or "no preference". Please do not ask for a specific continent or country (otherwise it gets seriously complicated for Santa and the elves).

    You can send your details to the SantaClaus account (click here to send the PM).

    You will receive your Secret Santa match by the 11th of November.
    Given our tight schedule, we only have 4 days between the submission deadline and when I send you your match, which is why I must insist on the submission deadline: please join before November 5th!

    * A couple of important points:
    - Send your card as soon as possible (preferably before December) so that it will arrive in time for Christmas! Use airmail if that option is available.
    You can ask your local post office how long it will take for your card to arrive. In previous years some cards never arrived and some people received their card long after Christmas (January/February) so please try to send the card in time.
    - When you receive your match's information, please confirm that you have all the info.

    - Send a PM to the SantaClaus account after you send your card to your Secret Santa match.

    - Suggestion: Take a picture of your card/package before you ship. That way, if there is any lost mail, you can at least share the picture and description of the items you had carefully and lovingly prepared for other Coldplaying members.

    - Post a message in this thread after receiving your card (with a photo if possible so that everyone can see what your card looks like) - or at least send a PM to Santa to confirm that you have received it.


    In case you don't know what Secret Santa is all about, have a look at the threads that were made for the previous editions:

    Secret Santa 2009: https://coldplaying.com/forum/index...a-pic-if-you-already-received-a-card-d.62303/
    Secret Santa 2010: https://coldplaying.com/forum/index.php?threads/secret-santa-2010.72847/
    Secret Santa 2011: https://coldplaying.com/forum/index...nta-2011-dont-forget-to-send-your-card.78737/
    Secret Santa 2012: https://www.coldplaying.com/forum/index.php?threads/secret-santa-2012.95571/
    Secret Santa 2013: https://coldplaying.com/forum/index.php?threads/secret-santa-2013.98455/
    Secret Santa 2014: https://www.coldplaying.com/forum/index.php?threads/secret-santa-2014.103157/
    Secret Santa 2015:http://coldplaying.com/forum/index....istmasiscoming-cards-are-on-their-way.104950/
    Secret Santa 2016: https://coldplaying.com/forum/index.php?threads/secret-santa-2016-a-sleigh-full-of-gifts.107873/

    We wish you all a Happy holidays season and hope you will join us once again this year!

    Love,
    Santa [​IMG]


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    greeneyes1207
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    Nie
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    oldiefan
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    robypetr93
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  2. Moniru

    By:MoniruOct 21, 2017
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    Yeee-ha!!!
    Sign me Up & Up!!!
     
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  3. Captain Crieff

    By:Captain CrieffOct 22, 2017
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    I'm in!
     
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  4. Coeurli

    By:CoeurliOct 22, 2017
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    YAY!! About to sign up!
     
  5. KenzoCK

    By:KenzoCKOct 22, 2017
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    Never did an international shipment, but what the heck, sign me up!
     
  6. alisbe

    By:alisbeOct 22, 2017
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    I don't know if I'll join this time. Last year my package arrived but I didn't receive anything and I don't know if the postal service lost it or if my secret Santa didn't send it :confused:
     
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  7. SantaClaus

    By:SantaClausOct 22, 2017
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    Ho ho ho! The elves are trying to find out what happened there. We'd love if you joined again!
     
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  8. Moniru

    By:MoniruOct 22, 2017
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    The way I view it it’s more about the giving than the receiving. After all, it’s supposed to be *only* a Xmas card. Some decide to go further and send more goodies to delight their match. I’d love it too if you sign up and if I’m your match, I promise to track your mail all the way to you!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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  9. coldplayisawesome

    By:coldplayisawesomeOct 22, 2017
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    i think i too never received anything from the person who got me :\
    but i will probably still participate again this year, i had fun making my card for my match last year!
     
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  10. Marqui

    By:MarquiOct 22, 2017
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    Im in too it will be my first time!
     
  11. I ran away

    By:I ran awayOct 22, 2017
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    Speaking of things going wrong, I never found out whether my match last year received my package or not, despite asking...I think that's a bit sad too, it would be cool if people at least responded. Especially since it was in an area where the postal service might not be very reliable and you just never know what happened...
     
  12. oldiefan

    By:oldiefanOct 22, 2017
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    Last year my Secret Santa was wonderful...... and we've remained on-line friends ever since. I've just signed up again. WooHoo !!!!
     
  13. Stepsi

    By:StepsiOct 22, 2017
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    In!
     
  14. BuckinParadise

    By:BuckinParadiseOct 22, 2017
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    was waiting for this :) I am in again :)
     
  15. BuckinParadise

    By:BuckinParadiseOct 22, 2017
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    thats annoying :( - I was very late last year and I thought it got lost , but thx God my match received it in January and wa so happy about it . Fingers crossed this year will be better for you !
     
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  16. iamsue

    By:iamsueOct 23, 2017
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    Im in! Agree with Moniru that the giving is the great part! I didn't get mine 2 years ago, but last year got a gift I treasure and look at every day! Thanks to @YeahWeDoYeahWeDo!

    Sent from my SM-T350 using Tapatalk
     
  17. Msilu

    By:MsiluOct 23, 2017
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    What a great idea! I've been following Coldplaying for a while now and this was the perfect reason to finally register as a member ;)
     
  18. Nie

    By:NieOct 23, 2017
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    I love this tradition, so I entered again.
    Looking forward to know my match :)
     
  19. alisbe

    By:alisbeOct 23, 2017
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    It's not about the quantity. I'd be happy just to get a hand-made card a candy or anything, I mean it. Plus, I don't rely on my postal service and my biggest fear is the package might get lost.

    With that being said, I'll join!
    Just a suggestion if you don't trust your postal service like me, register it so you can track it
     
  20. Dany93

    By:Dany93Oct 25, 2017
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    This year I'm finally back in! :party:
     
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