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Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Calling Secret Santa's III

Yes it's that time again, the call for those interested in the Secret Santa to put forth their names. I will do a post a week so anyone missing today's still gets to play. After two successful years of Cath running this for me I have great hopes for this coming year. See below for the rules and list your interest if you want to take part. Also can bloggers help with spreading the word about this even if it's not for you a plug would be great.

1. To enter you need to either have a blog or be a regular follower of this blog already. This is to give confidence to all involved that everyone will follow through to the end. If you have a blog and don't follow this one it's OK to join in.

2. The present should be around £15 plus postage (best to buy the present actually in the country the receiver lives in so cutting down postage costs)

3. It's OK to have a wish list but it's just as good to buy something you think the person would like. Blog details of your target are given so you can snoop.

4. Whilst it's not essential it really added to Cath's enjoyment when the SS checked in with her to let her know target had incoming.

5. You should pimp the Secret Santa on your blog to hopefully increase the numbers joining in.

6. You should sign up by 15th November so to allow time for picking gifts.

7. Gifts should arrive by 20th December if possible. It's fine to get the supplier to send direct and I would be cheeky and ask them to gift wrap  ;-)

8. Item/s should be wargame related though it's OK to throw in something odd if you want to.

Well that's all I can think of at the moment regards rules etc. You have right up to the 15th of November to sign up but I would appreciate some early birds as it makes organising it that much easier. I will need the blog name and an e-mail address for you (plus your real name) if you go to my profile you will get my e-mail details but also mention your interest in the comments section to make sure I catch you.

So lets slip the (slay)dogs of war and looking forward to seeing this baby develop.

Tomorrow will be a quick post regards The Santa Clause, where you paint something for another blogger.

40 comments:

  1. I can't wait. I want to participate in both the Secret Santa and Santa Clause this year. Thanks for hosting this.

    http://cstoesen.blogspot.com/2014/09/wargames-secret-santa-iii.html

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    1. Chris please see todays post regards Santa Clause. Cath already has you on her page three and ready to go, glad your back

      Ian

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    1. I thought you might, welcome back mate

      Ian

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  3. Oh my....time of year for Xmas planning... Count me in..

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    1. Great to have you Dave, I can almost feel the snow

      Ian

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  4. What the hell, I am in! I'll add this to my blog later tonight and email ya! Should we also mention what country we are in?

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    1. Probably a good point. USA here.

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    2. Thanks for the mention and your in. I will need an email from everyone at some point with your postal address and blog details so these can be passed onto your Santa

      Ian

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    1. Good to have you as a first timer. It's great as we have a bunch who have been in every year but it's just as good to get new players

      Ian

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  6. You can count me in!

    http://schmockblog.blogspot.de/2014/09/secret-santa-iii.html

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  7. I'm in
    USA here

    http://lairoftheubergeek.blogspot.com

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    1. Just don't send any spiders out (unless they are lead or resin)

      Ian

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  8. Ok. I'm in. A first for me, please be gentle.

    Sweden,
    http://figurfanatikern.blogspot.se/

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  9. Don't worry we will be ;-)

    Great to have you join in

    Ian

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  10. Really happy with the response already. Nine of us are already signed up, we had 17 last year so I hope to beat that figure and what a start

    Ian

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  11. Is it nearly Christmas already?

    I'd love to join again Ian, I've enjoyed choosing gifts for people these past two!

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    1. Great to have you back again for the third time :-)

      Ian

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  12. Why not. Sounds like fun. I am in Australia Land.
    cheers

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    1. update...here is the promo share on my blog.
      http://dagamerstable.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/shhhhits-secret-santa.html
      cheers

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  13. I would like to join! First timer in the US!!

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  14. I'd like to join in - another first timer!

    I'll promo it later tonight.

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    1. Thanks Edwin, feels like you have been involved before LOL

      Ian

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    2. No, just lots of fingers in lots of pies...

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    3. I know how that one goes. This Secret Santa has it's roots in an ASL version that was ran in the past by a mate. I really enjoyed that one.

      Ian

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  15. Right, thanks to Google, second attempt. Count me in. I missed last year's because of bad time management (it's an age thing apparently).

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    1. Good to have you Gary, it's going to be big

      Ian

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  16. I'm in, will include a plug in my next blog post. Last year was fun!

    FMB

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    1. It was indeed, thanks for coming back this year

      Ian

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  17. I'd like to join in, this sounds like a great idea. First timer, UK based.

    http://mythostransmissions.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/secret-santa-3rd.html

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    1. First but I would bet not the last.

      I think reading all the post Christmas blog posts about it was as much fun as getting and sending my own. Christmas spreads out over a few weeks ;-)

      Ian

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  18. Sounds like fun. I am in as well :)

    http://zinngebirge.blogspot.de/

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  19. Sign me up. troubleatthemill.blogspot.com, UK

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    1. Sorry I missed out last year - it was really fun the first year, especially reading folks reactions to what they got. :D

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  20. I will do an update over the weekend or early next week, we have 20 or more involved already

    Ian

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