2018 Secret Santa Sign-up

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2018 Secret Santa Sign-up

Post by UncleBob » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:02 am

(As per CPS tradition)

To make sure this event is a success, here are some guidelines I ask each participant agree to before signing up.

1. As a gift, you may send anything you think the recipient would like. Pipe-related items or tobacco are always acceptable. If you want to send an estate pipe, please make sure it is clean and smokeable. Handmade items are great (and enjoyable), but watch for perishables. In terms of cost, $20 is our minimum, not including shipping. This year, there is no maximum except what your budget can bear. Please keep in mind, whatever you give may not be reciprocated in value, but it will be reciprocated in thoughtfulness and heart. Michael Scott gave an iPod once and received a pot holder. He was disappointed. Don't be a Michael Scott. Actually, this is good advice. Pay attention short stack.

2. With respect to tobaccos, please try to stay within the preferred category that will be provided in the message I will send you. If you'd like to send a cigar that's cool if you know your recipient likes to herf. Check out the many "what are you smoking/sniffling/cigaring" threads for ideas. I'm not going to tell you not to include a baked good, as pies are legendary around here. Do be mindful that not all states are "green" if you know what I mean.

3. Please mail your package in time, so your recipient will receive it by Christmas. December 15th is a good target shipping date, but whatever. You can ship it earlier and make it a Thanksgiving to remember, but LAME. Factor in the extended time it takes to ship packages during the holidays. I recommend putting your real return address on the package, but you can use Bugsy the Wonder Husky as the name.

4. Please use priority mail with delivery confirmation or another shipping method that allows us to trace the package. Alternately you could use an online vendor or your local B&M and let them deal with the shipping.

5. PLEASE, if you don't truly want to send a gift or you feel that it will be a burden on you, DO NOT SIGN UP AS A PARTICIPANT! Seriously.

6. If you do not receive anything from your appointed Santa by January 5, 2016, contact me and I will give you their name and email address, so that you can work it out with them. I'll help as I am able, but I will not stand in the middle of any dispute unless it looks a good time. Events like these work on trust, but you should know there is a chance of not receiving a gift if you draw a lump of coal as a Santa.
PS - Weather plays a part as we learned last year. Please be forthcoming in communication if power permits. Those who clearly communicated what took place are not blacklisted even though their gifts may be floating on the Potomac.

7. Please do not ask me to assign someone in particular to be your recipient. Assignments are made randomly based on a bag of Skittles.

8. I will close registrations on November 11th. The cut-off date will allow for more time to secure your gift and to get it in the mail before Christmas.

9. This event is open to members in good standing age 18 or older who live in the US. Due to customs duties/taxes/administrative fees we must exclude those inside the rest of the world. 'MURICA!

10. Some people just like to give more and be crazy generous. If that describes you, you may be interested in sponsoring those who cannot participate this year due to hardship. If you are willing and able indicate your desire to send an extra gift with the other information I'm requesting below. You may not get asked to sponsor, but you're still a diamond.

To sign up send me a PM with the following information:

Real Name
Address
Phone number
Wish list (tobacco preferences, etc.)
Are you willing to sponsor?

Please don't post that info in this thread.

If you know of someone who should be sponsored, let me know and I'll ask for their details/participation/pants size.

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Re: 2018 Secret Santa Sign-up

Post by Jester » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:06 am

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Re: 2018 Secret Santa Sign-up

Post by Bloodhound » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:58 am

Done Done & Done

PM sent
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Re: 2018 Secret Santa Sign-up

Post by UncleBob » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:00 am

So far...

1. JMG
2. Bloodhound
3. Jester
4. tuttle
5. JimVH
6. 7formy1911
7. sweetandsour
8. Unclebob
9. JudgeRusty
10. Winton
11. ryland
12. JohnnyMcPiperson
13. FredS
14. mustangii
15. AKPreacher
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Re: 2018 Secret Santa Sign-up

Post by Fainn » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:11 am

UncleBob wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:00 am
So far...

1. JMG
2. Bloodhound
Then won't know who their Secret Santa is?
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Re: 2018 Secret Santa Sign-up

Post by UncleBob » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:55 am

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"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." - Robert A. Heinlein

"Many of the points here, taken to their logical conclusions, don't hold up to logic; they're simply Godded-up ways of saying "I don't like that." - Skip

"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please." -Mark Twain

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Re: 2018 Secret Santa Sign-up

Post by 7formy1911 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:03 pm

I’m in!
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Re: 2018 Secret Santa Sign-up

Post by ReverendThom » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:03 pm

Hmmmm considering signing up again with a North Dakota address. But nobody from Colorado be my Santa this year then. US border guards get very suspicious!!!


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Re: 2018 Secret Santa Sign-up

Post by Winton » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:51 pm

Anticipation has already started.

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Re: 2018 Secret Santa Sign-up

Post by ryland » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:07 pm

PM Sent. Thanks for organizing this.
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Re: 2018 Secret Santa Sign-up

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:03 am

I’m in!


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Re: 2018 Secret Santa Sign-up

Post by Bloodhound » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:30 am

ReverendThom wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:03 pm
Hmmmm considering signing up again with a North Dakota address. But nobody from Colorado be my Santa this year then. US border guards get very suspicious!!!


viewtopic.php?f=15&t=43840&p=1176758&hi ... h#p1176758

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It shouldn't be a big deal...I could send you a little pot from Colorado...I sent one to Jim 2 years ago and it got to him with no troubles...granted that is Texas and not Canada...but 8)
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Re: 2018 Secret Santa Sign-up

Post by JimVH » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:37 am

Bloodhound wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:30 am
ReverendThom wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:03 pm
Hmmmm considering signing up again with a North Dakota address. But nobody from Colorado be my Santa this year then. US border guards get very suspicious!!!


viewtopic.php?f=15&t=43840&p=1176758&hi ... h#p1176758

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It shouldn't be a big deal...I could send you a little pot from Colorado...I sent one to Jim 2 years ago and it got to him with no troubles...granted that is Texas and not Canada...but 8)
And I still use it every day.

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Re: 2018 Secret Santa Sign-up

Post by UncleBob » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:54 am

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Re: 2018 Secret Santa Sign-up

Post by UncleBob » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:58 am

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"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." - Robert A. Heinlein

"Many of the points here, taken to their logical conclusions, don't hold up to logic; they're simply Godded-up ways of saying "I don't like that." - Skip

"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please." -Mark Twain

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Post by mustangii » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:46 pm

Me too

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Post by AKPreacher » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:08 pm

Sounds like fun!


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Re: 2018 Secret Santa Sign-up

Post by UncleBob » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:25 pm

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"Many of the points here, taken to their logical conclusions, don't hold up to logic; they're simply Godded-up ways of saying "I don't like that." - Skip

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Re: 2018 Secret Santa Sign-up

Post by Bloodhound » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:14 am

You smell like beef and cheese...You don't smell like Santa"
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Re: 2018 Secret Santa Sign-up

Post by UncleBob » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:51 pm

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"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." - Robert A. Heinlein

"Many of the points here, taken to their logical conclusions, don't hold up to logic; they're simply Godded-up ways of saying "I don't like that." - Skip

"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please." -Mark Twain

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