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Elfster has drawn you a name and now you are drawing a blank! What to do:

Fill out your own profile - The person who drew you might be just as stumped on what to do with you. Throw a few suggestions up on your wishlist, link it to your Amazon wishlist, etc.

Ask questions - Elfster makes it super easy to ask questions of the person you drew, or anyone else you want to get to know better, without them finding out who you are. Just click on their name in Elfster and click the link to ask them a question. You can use one of the suggested questions, read over the questions they have answered in the past, or ask them a question all your own.

Answer questions asked promptly - When someone asks you a question, Elfster will e-mail you and let you know. Answer as quickly and thoughtfully as you can, and don't be afraid to be descriptive.

Add them to your journal - Don't be afraid to friend people who are part of this group! I know them all and can vouch for their awesomeness, and I've made some of the most amazing friends through this Secret Santa exchange...not just with the people who drew me or I drew, but other people who just seemed fun. I encourage everyone to friend anyone they don't yet know...it is an LJ Secret Santa, after all, and our journals are a great way to get to know each other better to pick that perfect present. To be honest, I have found that the best gifts I have received through this exchange every year are new friends I might never have met otherwise and deeper understanding of old friends. Add people, at least through the month of December, if you are open to doing so. If you decide you aren't each other's cup of tea at the end of the month, no harm, no foul, but at least you met someone new.
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Let the insanity merriment commence!!

And now, Bob sleeps. Well, she bathes. Then she sleeps.
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This is THAT post. If there is someone on this list that you are already purchasing for, let me know. If there is someone here you'd prefer not to purchase for for whatever reason, let me know. Included are screen names and general locations.

Draw will be tomorrow evening!!

[livejournal.com profile] bountifulpots - Kansas
[livejournal.com profile] apocalypticbob - Oklahoma
[livejournal.com profile] titaniumdiva - Kansas
[livejournal.com profile] aoifemacewen - Oklahoma
[livejournal.com profile] ceanncait - Missouri
[livejournal.com profile] fionnabhar - Kansas
[livejournal.com profile] rowangolightly - Oklahoma
[livejournal.com profile] zianuray - Missouri
[livejournal.com profile] softlywhispered - Florida
[livejournal.com profile] courtneymckenny - Alabama
[livejournal.com profile] magdaleneseal - Kansas
[livejournal.com profile] discoverylover - New Zealand
[livejournal.com profile] desahra - Oklahoma
[livejournal.com profile] hdsqrl - Missouri
[livejournal.com profile] ladyariyana - Ohio
[livejournal.com profile] featherynscale - Missouri
[livejournal.com profile] starseeking - Oklahoma
[livejournal.com profile] kyraanne - Missouri
[livejournal.com profile] berkie - Kansas
[livejournal.com profile] anairdna - Tennessee
[livejournal.com profile] labelleizzy - California
[livejournal.com profile] bleuberi21 - Kansas
[livejournal.com profile] idiocencratic - Missouri
[livejournal.com profile] retro_sass - Kansas

This exchange is now closed to new participants, so if your name isn't on this list, we hope you'll join us next year! Comments are screened, but if you'd like something unscreened not relating to the draw selection, say so and I'll be happy to unscreen it. Remember to go fill out your wishlists and address information, and after the draw ask questions and answer questions promptly...this makes things go much more smoothly. Try to mail your items so they will arrive as close to Christmas Eve as possible. Most importantly, have fun (and try to stay close to the spending limit... I know that is difficult, but give it your best go) and don't leave your partners hanging.
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Last chance to sign up for Secret Santa 2009!

Please don't sign up on this post! Please go sign up over here!!!

If you haven't accepted your invitation, please go to Elfster.com and sign in and accept the invite and update your wishlists.

I'm closing down the sign up time at 7 pm CST tonight, so if you haven't signed up by then, you'll be out for this year. At that point, I'll put up a list of participants, and if there is someone you DON'T want to buy for, either because you are already purchasing for that person or some other reason, THAT will be the post to let me know that. We are excited to welcome an international participant this year, all the way from New Zealand!! I know I'd gladly wait a bit longer for some awesome Kiwi (not the fruit) goodies, but if you'd prefer not to ship or receive internationally, THAT will be the post to let me know that, too. Again, THAT post will go up around 7(ish) this evening.

The draw will take place tomorrow evening, sometime well after 7, so you'll have over 24 hours to get any restriction notifications to me. I know this is a bit cramped and I'm not running this nearly as smoothly as [livejournal.com profile] bountifulpots has done in the past, and I appreciate you bearing with me as I learn the ropes.

Remember: Sign up, Accept invites, Fill out wishlists, Watch for final list tonight, and Draw is tomorrow night! I'm getting excited, and hope you are, too!

EDIT: Comments to this entry are NOT screened. Please don't sign up or state draw preferences in response to this entry!!
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It's that time of year again, folks! Time for LJ Secret Santa!

As usual, we are working through the Elfster site again. The slight difference is that this year I'm helming the project to give [livejournal.com profile] bountifulpots a year off.

Want to play? Here are the pertinent details.

2009 Livejournal Secret Santa 2009 Gift Exchange

Sign-up deadline: Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Exchange date: Thursday, December 24, 2009

Spending limit: $15.00

How to deliver: In person, by mail, etc.

Gift guideline: Anything - Be Creative

Additional info: Try to stay within the spending limit, and make sure you make a wishlist to give your person some good ideas. This is going to be lots of fun!

How to sign up: Leave your name & email address as a comment to this post (comments are screened and will stay so. You'll receive an e-mail from Elfster inviting you to join. Go to Elfster, fill out your wishlist and pertinent details. On the sign up deadline, I'll post a list of all participants, and if there is anyone you specifically would NOT like to buy for (because you are already buying for them or whatnot) I'll have you let me know on that post, and then we'll draw! You'll have the chance to ask your recipient anonymous questions about what they like.

We've done this for a few years now, and not only is it a ton of fun, but it's a great chance to meet new people.


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