Secret Santa 2017 [insert festive bells here]

SantaClaus

coming to town!
Coldplayer
Joined
Sep 23, 2009
Messages
355
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.



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.php?threads/coldplaying-christmas-2009-secret-santa-post-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.php?threads/secret-santa-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



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List of participants:

alicjanna
alisbe
AlwaysInMyHead
AnutaPol
Bigger Stronger
BuckinParadise
Captain Crieff
charliefix
Clare42
Coeurli
Coldplayer_marctristan
coldplayisawesome
Danceteacher
Dany93
FixYou42
gingaudas
girl_in_the_band_tshirt
greeneyes1207
i.am.cris
iamsue
I ran away
ISawSparks06
isellyn
JillyBlue
Jochelle
KenzoCK
Kira Riley
LaPinkman
Lau Luxia
majorminus1997
martiansf
Moniru
Mortilorie
Msilu
MurdaBey
murilotifoski
MX&Yellow
Nie
Nutty loves Coldplay
oldiefan
Paul Nelson
ppporcell
prospekts_march
robypetr93
Romina
Sara42
Shreya1975
Snowwhite
someonespecial
Sophia M
sp★rkle
Starling
Stepsi
YeahWeDo_YeahWeDo
Ygillot
 
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Moniru

Slowly breaking through the daylight
Coldplayer
Joined
Nov 24, 2015
Messages
77
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.



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.php?threads/coldplaying-christmas-2009-secret-santa-post-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.php?threads/secret-santa-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



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List of participants:

Yeee-ha!!!
Sign me Up & Up!!!
 
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KenzoCK

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Never did an international shipment, but what the heck, sign me up!
 

alisbe

We're diamonds taking shape
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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:
 

SantaClaus

coming to town!
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Messages
355
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:
Ho ho ho! The elves are trying to find out what happened there. We'd love if you joined again!
 

Moniru

Slowly breaking through the daylight
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Messages
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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!


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coldplayisawesome

Maybe I'm a ghost
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Jul 27, 2006
Messages
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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:
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!
 

I ran away

A Rush of Blood to X&Y
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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...
 

oldiefan

You're a Sky Full of Stars
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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 !!!!
 

BuckinParadise

Believe in Miracles
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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:
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 !
 

iamsue

You're a Sky Full of Stars
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Apr 5, 2012
Messages
2,164
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!

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Msilu

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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 ;)
 

Nie

You're a Sky Full of Stars
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I love this tradition, so I entered again.
Looking forward to know my match :)
 

alisbe

We're diamonds taking shape
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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!


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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
 
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