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Sarah K
11-05-2014, 04:33 PM
The deadline to sign up for ETS Secret Santa is Sunday, November 30th.
Names will be drawn on Monday, December 1st.

Please sign up here: http://www.elfster.com/exchange/view/12602871/962ed4/

*Remember to include your address on your profile when you sign up
*If international shipping would cause you to not participate, please send me a PM


Be patient, as this is my first time using elfster!

ophelia_
11-05-2014, 05:22 PM
I would be so, so keen! :D

Leviathant
11-05-2014, 09:14 PM
I would recommend http://www.elfster.com/ as an organizational tool if you'd like to do a winter holiday gift exchange.

Big Fat Matt
11-05-2014, 09:46 PM
As long as we are keeping it reasonable (like, under 30 bux) then I am super game.

ophelia_
11-05-2014, 10:08 PM
Oh yeah, it would definitely be reasonable. Sarah and I were talking about the Reddit Secret Santa exchange and she had the brilliant idea of an ETS one. The Reddit exchange works off a $20 gift, and I think that is probably a better gift budget (of course you can spend more or less depending on your circumstances) but it's always the thought that counts with these kinda things.

@Leviathant (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=1) awesome! I was wondering how we could organize this if we did get enough interest. Has ETS ever done something like this before? And if so, did it work out well?

somethingelse
11-05-2014, 10:11 PM
I'm down for gift rick rolling :)

millionmilesaway
11-06-2014, 05:18 AM
Ive been part of past ETS exchanges, they usually go pretty well so I'm in! one thing to consider is international shipping, should it be broken up regionally to keep shipping hassles down?

Sarah K
11-06-2014, 08:29 AM
Good question... The only ones I've done, we had almost everyone in NA, and one dude in Spain.

Any suggestions?

icklekitty
11-06-2014, 05:35 PM
@Leviathant (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=1) awesome! I was wondering how we could organize this if we did get enough interest. Has ETS ever done something like this before? And if so, did it work out well?


We did ETS mixtape exchanges for a while and they generally worked out very well. It takes some work to match, track, and chase without the tool Levi suggests.

Charmingly Miserable
11-07-2014, 08:13 PM
**** I'm game. *****

ophelia_
11-07-2014, 08:20 PM
I pretty much always have to do international shipping when it comes to online exchanges - I generally just buy stuff online (free or cheap international shipping) and ask them to mark it as a gift so that there's no receipts, etc.

ImTheWiseJanitor
11-07-2014, 09:48 PM
I'm super on-board for this. Fucking love Christmas time!

NotoriousTIMP
11-10-2014, 12:08 AM
count me in!

tony.parente
11-10-2014, 12:31 AM
I'm absolutely in. (srs)

Butt plugs for everyone.

Sarah K
11-10-2014, 12:08 PM
http://www.elfster.com/exchange/view/12602871/962ed4/

I have the deadline set to November 30th for signups. I'll then set up the draw on December 1st.

SIGN UP

Edit: I just made one. I'm unsure how to deal with the shipping to other countries deal. There aren't enough people in other countries to set up specific ones. :/ I think it might just be a "deal with it" thing. Or, if shipping internationally would actually be a burden, let me know once we do the draw, and I can try to swap people, etc. Unless someone else can think of something that will work better!

aggroculture
11-10-2014, 01:28 PM
Can someone give me the TL;DR version of how this works? I am potentially interested: do we have to buy stuff, or can we give away "used" things? (for example I have a ton of books I would like to...find new homes for). Cheers.

Sarah K
11-10-2014, 01:34 PM
When I do this on another board, it's up to each person.

Some people give nice gifts. Some people give jokey gifts. Some people make handmade stuff. Some people have throw in random funny stuff from their house. I really think it's a case of "the thought that counts". I mean, with a low dollar limit, the need to be creative kicks in.

Also, I found an option that can exclude a person from "drawing" another one. So, if anyone believes that international shipping would be a big deal, and it would cause you to not participate, just let me know.

Charmingly Miserable
11-10-2014, 01:41 PM
Do I need to join/sign up on Elfster or is that thing optional?

elevenism
11-10-2014, 01:44 PM
I wish i could be in on this...i just don't make my own money right now.
But things like this remind me of how wonderful this community is.
Thanks for creating and maintaining it, Leviathant .

And thanks to everyone for being part of it!

Sarah K
11-10-2014, 01:46 PM
You need to signup on there, as that is how we will draw names.

I've never used the site before, and I've always just put everyone's name on paper and drawn them out that way. But then I know who has me and stuff... So I think this site is worth giving a try!

Leviathant
11-10-2014, 02:00 PM
We've been using Elfster at work for secret santa stuff for something like the last five years. It's pretty straightforward and easy to use... enough that we've kept at it for that many years anyway!

icklekitty
11-10-2014, 02:04 PM
Can the first post be updated (going forward) with the link, deadlines, instructions etc? It might get lost otherwise.

Charmingly Miserable
11-10-2014, 02:08 PM
Yeah, and sticky it as well for the time being???

Leviathant
11-10-2014, 02:26 PM
Yeah, and sticky it as well for the time being???

Consider it stuck!

Charmingly Miserable
11-10-2014, 04:38 PM
Butt plugs for everyone.

Break me gently. I want some beads.

ophelia_
11-10-2014, 07:59 PM
Just signed up :)

Charmingly Miserable
11-11-2014, 02:32 PM
Needless to say, I signed up to.

Sarah K
11-11-2014, 02:34 PM
Needless to say, I signed up to.

Are you sure? You aren't showing up on my list.

Charmingly Miserable
11-11-2014, 02:34 PM
Really? I did yesterday. I'll check again

Sarah K
11-11-2014, 02:35 PM
Yep. Just me, screwdriver, and Tess.

If you send me your email address, I can directly invite you.

Rubeninphoenix
11-14-2014, 05:04 PM
I always like doing these things, I’ll join!

Sarah K
11-16-2014, 09:18 PM
Guys, TWO WEEKS LEFT PLZ JOIN

ImTheWiseJanitor
11-19-2014, 10:00 PM
Signed uuup! Let the dildo-mailing begin!

Sarah K
11-19-2014, 10:06 PM
I would actually appreciate some new sex toys. Just sayin'.

Sarah K
11-22-2014, 12:57 AM
Summoning tony.parente. Sign up, ya dipshit.

tony.parente
11-22-2014, 01:11 AM
Summoning @tony.parente (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=2107) . Sign up, ya dipshit.

FINE.
Gimmie 30 mins i'll sign up I promise.

http://www.troll.me/images2/counterpoint/jane-you-ignorant-slut.jpg

EDIT: DONE

somethingelse
11-22-2014, 10:48 AM
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! Whomever I draw is going to be so luckeeeeee. I have the purrfect nekid pose in mind, and I have already bought the frame!

EDIT- I really hope it's Tony.

heavenly_bearded
11-26-2014, 02:41 PM
Signed up. Fun stuff. Someone is getting some NINz...

Sarah K
11-30-2014, 08:34 PM
Hey... LAST CALL FOR SIGNUPS!

Sarah K
12-01-2014, 08:39 AM
Okay, everyone. I just did the drawing of names. Everyone log into elfster and make sure you see who you're sending a gift to!

Time to put some awesome gifts together!

tony.parente
12-01-2014, 08:45 AM
Can we all state our first names here so we know who we're getting gifts for?

somethingelse
12-01-2014, 08:50 AM
I've been paired! Finally all of this miserable existence feels complete.
oh and someone's getting awesome random stuff from around my house.

tony.parente
12-01-2014, 08:53 AM
I feel like I have huge expectations to meet on this. We'll see how it goes :D

Sarah K
12-01-2014, 08:58 AM
I'll be waiting for my engraved buttplug.

tony.parente
12-01-2014, 09:18 AM
If someone doesn't mail me a printed out facepalm I'll consider this whole exchange a failure.

Charmingly Miserable
12-01-2014, 04:39 PM
I'll be waiting for my engraved buttplug.
Make mine titanium anal beads.

ophelia_
12-01-2014, 04:55 PM
Agree with Tony regarding first names... I'm Tessa in case my person doesn't know me :)

Charmingly Miserable
12-01-2014, 05:42 PM
Agreed. I'm Marlina for anyone who didn't know.

Sarah K
12-01-2014, 05:52 PM
A lot of people posted their names on the wall of the exchange.

tony.parente
12-02-2014, 03:50 AM
I know who I got, this is going to be an undertaking for me to pull off.

Sarah K
12-06-2014, 11:30 AM
:( !

If you go to the page, there are options to send secret messages to people.

heavenly_bearded
12-06-2014, 11:34 AM
Thanks I'll check that out.

NotoriousTIMP
12-14-2014, 08:10 AM
So I can't seem to log into my original account so I ended up creating one with my facebook account. Am I screwing things up by doing this? I've posted on the Elfster site so let me know if I need to do anything else.

Sarah K
12-14-2014, 07:18 PM
Hmmm... Can you see who you're sending to? That's the only thing I can think of. If not, I can look up who you're assigned. And as long as your address was originally input correctly, they shouldn't have an issue getting your gift to you.

Sarah K
12-18-2014, 11:28 AM
Has anyone sent or received yet?! I sent a couple of items that state they were delivered yesterday. And then there will be a couple of more coming, but they won't be there until January.

Check your mails, please.

screwdriver
12-18-2014, 11:30 AM
Has anyone sent or received yet?! I sent a couple of items that state they were delivered yesterday. And then there will be a couple of more coming, but they won't be there until January.

Check your mails, please.

I sent the other week

tony.parente
12-18-2014, 11:36 AM
Haven't received anything yet, I'm finishin up my item, should be Getting it back from the engraver by Saturday.

millionmilesaway
12-18-2014, 12:19 PM
I sent mine, wont be back home till after the new year so I don't know if I have gotten it yet

tony.parente
12-18-2014, 12:29 PM
Are we ever allowed to reveal who we got?

Rubeninphoenix
12-18-2014, 12:56 PM
I echo what Tony said. Are we allowed to reveal who we got on Christmas or will it have to wait until after New Year’s?

tony.parente
12-18-2014, 01:26 PM
I echo what Tony said. Are we allowed to reveal who we got on Christmas or will it have to wait until after New Year’s?

Sarah is the organizer of this thing, I'll wait till if/when she gives the ok.

aggroculture
12-18-2014, 01:30 PM
I've been slacking on this front. I will get to it asap!

Sarah K
12-18-2014, 01:53 PM
Tony, I have been informed that you should double check for the arrival of your gift.

Post what ya got when you get them... That's how we've always done it. I sent some stuff direct from Amazon, so it will be obvious who it was from...

jessamineny
12-18-2014, 02:25 PM
I really hope you got Charmingly Miserable and got her sugar-free gummy bears :D

Rubeninphoenix
12-18-2014, 07:48 PM
Alls I have to say is, thank you to whoever got me “Guitar for Dummies” and especially thank you for the very encouraging note! :)

tony.parente
12-18-2014, 08:13 PM
Tony, I have been informed that you should double check for the arrival of your gift.

Post what ya got when you get them... That's how we've always done it. I sent some stuff direct from Amazon, so it will be obvious who it was from...
I got nothin!
I'm patient though!

tony.parente
12-18-2014, 11:36 PM
I got nothin!
I'm patient though!
So I was told by @Sarah K (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=3236)laus that it was delivered and signed for at 3:30 on wednesday.
One of 2 things happened, my apartment has 2 buildings side by side....left side is apartments 237 a, b and c and the right side is 238 a, b and c. I'm guessing we have a new mail person that's either stupid or didn't pay attention and gave it to the wrong apartment or it was delivered to the leasing office. I'm going to leave a note on the persons door who I think signed for it and let them know whats up and call the office tomorrow as well.

Here's hoping I didn't get a butt plug. :eek:

NotoriousTIMP
12-19-2014, 04:06 AM
Sorry for slacking on this thread guys, I was involved in a really bad accident this past sunday and I'm in a truck load of pain at the moment. I'm sitting down right now to figure out who I have and I will get their gift out ASAP.

tony.parente
12-19-2014, 09:00 AM
Oh my god.
I got my gift and I couldn't be more thrilled with the contents. I made a little unboxing video, I'm uploading it now.

Whoever is responsible....I love you so much.
Edit: @Electro-Mechanical Sarah? lol I don't know who you are but I love you.

Sarah K
12-19-2014, 09:26 AM
Yes. There are two more things coming, but I had to get them shipped to my house, and they didn't arrive before I left... So you'll have two more gifts arriving in January, because I don't get back until the 28th.

tony.parente
12-19-2014, 09:53 AM
Uploaded! Thanks Sarah K!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CbxuVn_TW4&feature=youtu.be

Charmingly Miserable
12-19-2014, 04:38 PM
Thank you to whoever got my Body Deli face wash! Apparently I went to the wrong location but the location I was at was able to whip up the gift and threw some free samples as well!!! My face loves you. [emoji173]️

NotoriousTIMP
12-19-2014, 08:53 PM
FINALLY got into my 1st account on Elfster or whatever the hell its called. To my person who I just bought stuff for, I'm so sorry that its going to get there after the holidays. :( Rest assured though that your package is on its way!

tony.parente
12-19-2014, 11:33 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t34.0-12/10841554_10152598819122831_1036762695_n.jpg?oh=8d2 f3b9f81ef3da6d336e6f918433af2&oe=5497BEA3&__gda__=1419230030_4a044ad15e1699cf2971b68c56e145a 9
Last post, thanks Sarah K!

Sarah K
12-19-2014, 11:46 PM
Lololol. I'm so drunk. I love you, buddy.

tony.parente
12-20-2014, 12:10 AM
Lololol. I'm so drunk. I love you, buddy.

I love you too, you cunty feminist bitch.
<3 <3 <3

Charmingly Miserable
12-20-2014, 02:18 PM
If jessamineny wants to get me sugar free gummy bears and if tony.parente wants to get me engraved anal beads, I'm still up for it.

jessamineny
12-20-2014, 02:50 PM
:::chuckles::: I would have participated if I could.

Sarah K
12-20-2014, 03:07 PM
I wouldn't recommend using any anal toys while you consume the gummy bears.

tony.parente
12-20-2014, 04:05 PM
To my dude who hasn't gotten anything yet, I'll be getting the gift back tonight and I'll be mailing it Monday. It's been a process, sorry!

somethingelse
12-24-2014, 10:31 AM
Happy holidaze you NIN LOVIN' PSYCHO FEELIN' PENIS PETTIN' WEIRDO'S!!

darksiren82
12-25-2014, 11:06 AM
Dear ETS Secret Santa: Major props for getting me purple agate coasters!

Happy holidays, everyone!

aggroculture
12-25-2014, 11:30 AM
Yep, I'm behind too. But it will happen :)

ImTheWiseJanitor
12-28-2014, 12:43 AM
A myriad of crap led me to putting off (and at one point - completely forgetting! :\ ) about this exchange, but I managed to do a little something at the last second. Hopefully next year I can manage this a little easier, heh. Merry Christmas, ETS!

Sarah K
12-29-2014, 08:42 AM
One of Tony's gifts got delivered to my house on the day I left NY... So like, over a week and a half ago. Hopefully the post office still has it. :\

tony.parente
12-29-2014, 08:58 AM
I know my dudes gift got delivered to their leasing office. Hopefully they liked it!!

tony.parente
01-01-2015, 11:30 AM
screwdriver did you get your gift?! :D

screwdriver
01-01-2015, 12:50 PM
@screwdriver (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=380) did you get your gift?! :D

hey dude --
i know its sitting waiting for me at home (I got the notice from my building) but truth be told my wife and I just had our first child so the past two weeks have been a whirlwind. I look forward to opening!

tony.parente
01-01-2015, 11:10 PM
hey dude --
i know its sitting waiting for me at home (I got the notice from my building) but truth be told my wife and I just had our first child so the past two weeks have been a whirlwind. I look forward to opening!
Oh shit! Take your time then man, happy new year!

somethingelse
01-02-2015, 09:15 AM
One of Tony's gifts got delivered to my house on the day I left NY... So like, over a week and a half ago. Hopefully the post office still has it. :\

Wait. What date did you leave!?

Sarah K
01-02-2015, 09:17 AM
Wait. What date did you leave!?

I left the 18th and got back into town the 28th.

screwdriver
01-03-2015, 12:21 PM
Oh shit! Take your time then man, happy new year!

oh Tony. LOL dude.

so, I opened this (no unboxing video, sorry) in front of my in-laws; as I read your note (well done) I realized I had to skid to the next room ASAP before finishing opening, which of course led to several questions about why I wouldn't open it in front of them.

for all curious, Tony got me a really nice looking butt plug, which will surely come in handy over the next few months as I wait for my wife to get all healed up.

haha, well done, sir!

tony.parente
01-03-2015, 01:22 PM
oh tony. Lol dude.

So, i opened this (no unboxing video, sorry) in front of my in-laws; as i read your note (well done) i realized i had to skid to the next room asap before finishing opening, which of course led to several questions about why i wouldn't open it in front of them.

For all curious, tony got me a really nice looking butt plug, which will surely come in handy over the next few months as i wait for my wife to get all healed up.

Haha, well done, sir!

did you see the engraving!?!?!

screwdriver
01-03-2015, 01:55 PM
did you see the engraving!?!?!

holy cow I totally missed that!!!
for all curious:
"I was up above it / now I'm down in it."

Tony is seriously the best. I will take a pic when I can.

tony.parente
01-03-2015, 02:07 PM
holy cow I totally missed that!!!
for all curious:
"I was up above it / now I'm down in it."

Tony is seriously the best. I will take a pic when I can.

FYI I almost got kicked out of things remembered lol

Sarah K
01-04-2015, 05:55 PM
I got fishnets and Quest protein bars.

(I got an amazon gift card.

somethingelse
01-05-2015, 11:42 AM
I too received an Amazon card which I used toward a omnibus of "His Dark Materials" :)

millionmilesaway
01-10-2015, 09:11 AM
got some of my favorite chocolate in the mail today, must be a second part to my secret santa gift. Thank you mystery person!

NotoriousTIMP
01-20-2015, 08:00 PM
^^^
I'm pretty sure that was from me :) Let me go check who's address I had.....

*EDIT*
Is your name Renee?


In other news, I still have received anything from my gifter :(

Sarah K
01-20-2015, 08:25 PM
Oh shit. I'll begin calling people out.

Message me if you haven't received anything! Strongly worded letters to be sent out shortly!

Tony's second half will be sent this weekend.

tony.parente
01-20-2015, 08:32 PM
>troll sarah on facebook
>receive gifts in the mail

I LIKE THIS RELATIONSHIP

Sarah K
01-20-2015, 11:17 PM
I should have rigged it.

millionmilesaway
01-21-2015, 04:33 PM
^^^
I'm pretty sure that was from me :) Let me go check who's address I had.....

*EDIT*
Is your name Renee?


In other news, I still have received anything from my gifter :(

yep, thats me, thanks again!

NotoriousTIMP
02-11-2015, 03:32 PM
still nothing :(

aggroculture
04-15-2015, 10:20 AM
Damnit I forgot all about this! (and the elfster page has expired)
I...believe you @NotoriousTIMP (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/threads/members/17-NotoriousTIMP)
were my designated person to send a gift to (which I totally have, sitting on a shelf).
Shoot me a PM with your address and I will send it.

Cat Mom
04-15-2015, 11:58 PM
Damnit I forgot all about this! (and the elfster page has expired)
I...believe you @NotoriousTIMP (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/threads/members/17-NotoriousTIMP)
were my designated person to send a gift to (which I totally have, sitting on a shelf).
Shoot me a PM with your address and I will send it.

Are you fucking kidding me?? Dude, it's April!! LOL better late than never!

(I wasnt involved in this Secret Santa, I was just watching but I felt bad for TIMP.)

aggroculture
04-16-2015, 06:42 AM
I didn't receive anything either.

Cat Mom
04-16-2015, 10:06 AM
I didn't receive anything either.

That's why I don't like these. :-(

Sarah K
04-16-2015, 10:48 AM
Omg... You dorks.

Send me messages if you need info.

aggroculture
04-16-2015, 01:30 PM
OK my bad it wasn't TIMP but someone else who will be receiving something soon!

Rubeninphoenix
11-03-2015, 10:24 PM
Are we doing this again?

Please say yes lol.

Sarah K
11-03-2015, 10:26 PM
Ohhhh. Yeah.

Maybe give people November to sign up, and we can draw the beginning of December. That way, people have almost 4 weeks to get their shit together. Might cut back on late deliveries, etc.

richardp
11-03-2015, 11:48 PM
Yeah yeah I missed this last year, I want in this time!!

tony.parente
11-14-2015, 08:23 AM
Yo @Sarah K (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=3236) lets do this shit. Maybe make a new thread for 2015?

kel
11-14-2015, 09:09 AM
count me in this year plzkthxbai.

Sarah K
11-14-2015, 09:24 AM
I'm on my way to a football game. I will start a new thread tonight, though!