Who was waiting to open gifts on Christmas Day? Let's see your presents!
>card/gifts were never posted, just a two-word reply
>didn't receive anything
Thank you to whoever got me this awesome poro! I love plushies and it's super cute. I noticed it came directly from the seller so I was really surprised it was so prettily wrapped; I don't know if you asked for that or not but it made me really happy.
Anyway, thank you so much!
I also received this beautiful card that came with tea, not sure if it was the same person or not but thank you!
M-S L from CA, USA, I opened all your gifts today! Thank you so much, everything is perfect! I had a lot of fun opening them all (in the car). I hope you're having a Merry Christmas!
Thank you so much for your gift, Santa!
I can't believe I have a Gilgamesh Themed Necklace. So happy. I love the buttons and the pin! Its perfecto.
But I must admit in trying to open your package, I accidentally cut the card. ;_; I still love it though.
I'm glad that you like Fate Stay Night as well! Can I get your etsy shop? I cannot seem to find your card.
These are jaw dropping gorgeous. You have great skills in picking out these accessories. The lace is so wonderfully delicate, whatever I am going to make with it will surely be wowsers. I hope you have a really good holiday!
Thank you for the candies! These were so delicious that I ate many of them before I was even able to take a picture. Atelier Pierrot is one of the brands I admire most. Thank you again for the treats!
SMMM it seems that one of my packages from Amazon hasn't even shipped yet. On top of that package that arrived yesterday, I bought you a Celtic Fairy Tale book as well.
They estimate that it will arrive Jan 11-20.
Holy hell RT frm VA, you sent me so much stuff I don't even know where to begin! I am SUPER excited to try the totoro origami and those sticker sheets you sent me are so fun! The Robin-bear is so soft and adorable! I am wearing the scarf you made right now actually and it's so warm. Thank you so much for this incredible gift, you are such a generous santa!
Gulls, I had such wonderful gifts from my Santas. I'm so happy I signed up; definitely feeling the Christmas cheer!
I'm relieved you like everything; when I saw the robin bear I just had to get it!
oh also you might need a little longer paper for totoro.
Hopefully it's not too hard to follow, though it's in moon runes.
Never got acknowledged by Seagull Santa for my last post, haven't been keeping up with SS overall, does Santa have an email? Offer is still open to send gifts to seagulls that are confirmed grinched by January 1. And to answer the last anon, no, sending things out without receiving anything does not make me feel bitter in the least. I much prefer giving to receiving, I already make stuff anyways and I love sending things in the mail!
so glad you like it all!! i was worried the necklace would be too strange.
i will probably associate the Fate series with Christmas now since i watched three of the anime series during this Secret Sanra process. my favorite so far is probably Fate/Zero. i missed the dynamic between Goldie and Saber in Unlimited Blade Works, but enjoyed the ways it was different from Stay/Night otherwise.
also as it turns out, they did create one of the characters i thought would make a good servant, King David. they made interesting character design choices, which i am unsure how i feel about, but i am pleased the concept exists.
i am happy you enjoy it all, too bad about the card! etsy shop is ghastlygear.etsy.com. it is fairly empty now, as i have had no opportunity to take pics in natural light in a while. i plan to do themed lucky packs for New Years, so there will be a big update in the next week.
Hello, seagulls! As it turns out, I am too shy for an unboxing video. So Homura, a previously shared gift from another Santagull, will be modeling the gifts I did not yet post.
Here she is sporting a keychain from an anon in the Netherlands! I bought nice stationary just to write back. Suddenly I care about stickers and envelope seals. You have elevated my correspondance game, OG.
try that pic again. it is huge because mobile but it does not have to be sideways
L from OH! The popper was fun, though the sulfury smell was unexpected! I look forward to drinking this cocoa, and the telescope is inspiring me to do an astronomy-themed coord.
Thank you and merry christmas!
my email is fluorescentblue@hotmail com
anybody else who believed they may have been grinched can email me too. But I wont be able to respond until after new years since im out of the country without my laptop.
I already posted my initial reaction for this Santa, but I did not share a picture. The knit fake collar is very comfy and I wore it to a Christmas party. I like high collars so this may see much use.
The Anthony pin is available at the etsy shop featured on the business card! It looks and feels like something right out of the animation.
Festive!Homu is very precious. I am having a happily Homuful Christmas.
Thank you again <3
i am collecting all the seagull art btw, maybe we can make a collage of all the shared photos of seagull sketches?
Ok. AF from MI. You went above and beyond. This was the last gift I opened, and I wore the coat over my pajamas for a while. It fits very well! I love it. Thank you so much. I was not at all expecting a gift of this size, and have never gotten brand as a gift before. You are too kind!
The silvery mass on top is the brooch, which I will also post.
The brooch/clip is amazing. It seems to absorb light so pardon the unclarity of the photo, the metalwork is hefty and detailed though it is difficult to see. The accidental missing jewel can be easily replaced!
I hope you get or have gotten good things from your Santa!!
the whole haul to date, with some of the cards and such. all my gift Santas followed through, and definitely went over budget! i cannot believe how lucky i am. i have received most of my card santas as well, who also included thoughtful gifts.
thank you everyone for making this a very happy holiday for me. let us do it again next year.
everyone else, please continue to share pics.
merry christmas, and may the Sandman give you memorable dreams tonight.
J from GA, my package arrived today! Oh goodness. I am really overwhelmed with all of these cute things. This art book is wonderful; I've never owned one before. This will definitely be something I will look over again and again. Maybe I can even practice reading my moonrunes with it. The stickers are simply adorable. I don't even know where to stick them. The Patchy and Homu keychains will be a nice addition to my collections. The crown notecards are very fitting, and I love the royal look to them. As for the Pokemon goodies, I'm always a sucker for it. Once again, I really appreciate this gift exchange and hope you have a happy new year!
I'm so glad you like it! I was worried it was a little plain, but I'm not used to picking out male clothing so I hope that's okay. I got it for such a great deal, I was happy to get it for you!
I got a really awesome ss, also my first time receiving brand as a gift. Thank you so much French Santa, everything is perfect! The headdress matches one of my dresses by Baby perfectly! I hope you received great gifts as well! Please post, we'd love to see them!
I was going to wait until I got a new phone so I could take pictures (since mine is broken) but it looks like that might be a while coming.
IH from CT - your card was so cool! I really appreciated that it was handmade and the pins were adorable.
MP from FL - your card was beautiful and I'm preparing the tea as we speak~
Thank you both!
I'm AS from MN and I've sent IH, MP, and SS your cards a while ago. I hope they reach you since they were randomly returned with no explanation the first time...Let me know if you got them~
i signed up for different price brackets, and with so many of us going over budget, i cannot be sure.
>I was worried it was a little plain, but I'm not used to picking out male clothing so I hope that's okay.
it is more than okay, no worries. it is versatile. my other gothic jacket of similar weight is strictly formal, while this one can be dressed up or down, can be matched with both silver and brass/bronze toned jewelry, and is long without being heavy. you done good, anon.
I'm so glad you liked everything! I think we both ended up with a good amount of magical girl merch, heh.
I received your package in the mail today as well, and I can't thank you enough for all these wonderful gifts! The Homu figurine is so beautiful, and I can't wait to set her up in my room. With the keychain, I'll have the beginnings of a nice little shrine, haha. I really love the art you included as well; your inking style is so neat and cute, and I appreciate all the effort you put into it. And of course, I can never get enough of cute stickers and goodies. I'm so glad we got to do this exchange! Here's wishing you a very happy new year too!
pic related. you gulls need to reevaluate your perceptions.
I just wanted to say to my santa that I have received the socks in the mail! I was really surprised because it just looked like a generic ebay package so i ripped it open thinking it was something I had ordered myself. They are super adorable Thank you!
(I am FK from Denmark btw)
AD from England I just got your card today! It was super cute I am going to go and make the tea after writing this. Also you can never have enough sailor moon socks. The chibi usa socks are so cute thank you! Moreover, I am happy that I was able to motivate you to watch penguindrum the little no. 2 drawing is so adorable. Thank you for the cute card and message.
MP here, glad you liked the tea! I don't think I've received your card yet, but I just returned home from Christmas shenanigans and haven't check my mail today, the weather is a little too scary to go outside. I'll post it when I receive it!
I'm so sorry it took me so long to post this, Internet died December 16th, got it back for Christmas.
But thank you so much anon!
these are some of the best presents I've ever gotten! Christmas is a really hard time for me, and your card and all of these gifts really made my Christmas. Thank you!
And CD, I was so afraid of that happening with the sonico figure.
I'm working on getting another one to you, are there any specific ones you want off of their Amazon store? So I don't get you one that you have again.
KAL, thank you so much! I was away for the holiday weekend, so I just got the chance to open your gift.
AP is my favorite brand, and I'm a sucker for cute notebooks and whatnot. The hand lotion also smells so good! I hope you like my gift even half as much.
Speaking of which, both your and ML from OH's packages have been shipped! I'm sorry they're so late.
If we think we've been grinched, should we contact Santa anon now or wait until January?
I wouldn't be worried if not for the fact that my santa hasn't even posted updates in the threads.
I feel guilty for feeling bad, but I put a lot of thought and effort into my gifts and I wanted some sort of reciprocation, I guess.
Some people are only getting their stuff now because of slow shipping, I'd say wait until early Jan to see if you've been grinched or just have a vusy post office.
I hope your stuff arrives soon.
I'm so glad!! I'm sorry that some of them got sent through amazon, but I was afraid if I sent them to me, then to you, they'd get there too late. Regardless, I'm terribly sorry they got sent to you later than expected, and I'm so glad you like them! The last of it should be on it's way, soon. Hopefully, anyway. I'm not CD, but I'm guess that's who your SS was?
If anyone got my cards about cookies, then I'm so sorry, but I'll have them sent soon! I made a ton, and my mother though they were for our family Christmas celebration, and added them to theirs. So I need to get more ingredients and make more, but I'll have them out soon.
This is the busiest I've ever been for christmas, but I'm really thankful for that. I'm usually a NEET who hides away, but this has forced me to go out and everything. I know that doesn't seem like much, but I'm really thankful to everyone who participated and to santa gull for organizing all of this.
I need to do my unboxing, as well, but I'll wait until I'm completely free so I can spazz over everything (so many people who sent cards also sent gifts! Seagulls are truly the most caring behind all that salt.)
I'm sorry that I didn't post these as soon as I got them, but I have them and I love it all so much! You're so amazing at picking things out, because I almost cried when I opened everything. I'm really touched by how much thought and care you put into everything you got me. My nug has been chillin with me since I got im, I love im so much.
This was such a treat to come home to! Thank you so much for an amazing second part to my gift YY! The little puppy pin is so cute, and the card was so thoughtful. And the art...
I had to frame it immediately. Your style is so lovely! I hope you do commissions so I can get more from you sometime.
oh jeez you went and framed it an everything! I'm so embarrassed but I'm really glad you like it! I'm really glad you didn't post a bigger picture of my horrible needlefelting too hahaha!
I don't really do commissions but I do like to draw lots of lolita stuff! um my tumblr is onehappymeal if you want to get in touch!!
ah don't feel sorry I wasn't expecting anything but cards since I signed up mostly for those.
The tea that was a nice surprise; I've never had orange tazo tea before it taste great!
NP from ON, I absolutely loved your gift, you are so incredibly sweet! I was not expecting this!
I sent you a card earlier, but it was before I received this. If you are still lurking on here, I'll write back to you first, unless you have already sent out a reply. I'm going to get you a little something!
I'm sorry I'm so late posting this! I've been really busy with my family these past few days and I haven't had much time at home.
JM from QC- Thank you so much! The accessories are gorgeous and the tea smells amazing. I actually meant to have the tea on Christmas, but things were so hectic I didn't get around to making it. I'm planning on having it on New Year's instead. I truly love everything. Thanks again for such a sweet and thoughtful gift.
NS from AB- I got your card! Oh my gosh, I honestly almost cried when I opened it and saw that you'd drawn all my favourite animals. Thank you so much, your art is beautiful and it really made my day. I'll send you a reply ASAP!
AH from QLD- You're very welcome! I'm glad to see it got to you in one piece, and it makes me so happy to hear that you liked the earrings!! I have the other part of your gift at my house now (finally), so I'll ship it out as soon as I have a chance.
I'm so glad you enjoyed everything! I was worried something had gotten lost in the mail, but it's good to see it all reached you. It was really fun picking out the gifts for you! I was almost tempted to get a nug for myself too, they're just so cute!
JM here, I'm really happy that you liked everything! Please update again and let me know what you think of the tea. It has a bit of a strong flavor, but milk calms it somewhat.
Your laptop looks so similar to mine, when I saw your photo I thought for a second "when did I take this photo before sending the gifts out?"
I have a G46V, it would be kind of cool if you had the same one, haha.
I'm so glad you like everything! I was worried you wouldn't like the hand lotion, haha.
And I'm so excited to get what you've sent me! Did you end up getting Santa Anon's email about the different address? If you sent it to the NY address, I won't be able to get to it until late Jan but I'll be sure to let you know that it's been delivered.
At what point should I start worrying that the package I mailed is lost? The last tracking update was on 12/24 and the delivery address is only 30 minutes away from that post office. I feel like it should have delivered by now, or at least reached the destination post office...
MW from NY, your package is gonna be on it's way today. I'm so sorry for the lateness of it.
Pic related. Hopes that's not how you feel.
The mailman had another package for me today!
Thank you KB from Australia! The chopsticks are just too cute and the garland, oh my!
I also love the tiny little crystals, are they bismuth? Thanks a bunch!
same. i considered asking my Santas for their Bdays but do not want to pressure.
i still must complete my thankyou notes and may include such info for those who indicated a willingness for penpalling.
and then we reciprocate to our valentines on White Day
i just want to send stuff, let's work together to keep the postal services in business
>i just want to send stuff
This. My Christmas secret santa experience was fantastic so I really want to do it again as soon as possible. I'd definitely be up for Valentines Day. Gifting each other husbando/waifu merch and chocolate themed Jfashion.
Shit, I totally forgot and gave my roommate the old address. I'm so sorry! At least there's nothing really perishable, I guess...
Post Santa depression: when you give your email to a santa becausr you want a penpal and in three weeks you haven't heard a thing back
I'm probably going to send my santas something for Valentine's but if there was an exchange set up, then I'd go for that too. I really enjoyed this!
However, I hope Santa-anon does not feel pressured to organise another exchange, this must have been a lot of hard work.
Sorry I'm posting so late! I love it all so much, thank you! The card is so pretty and thank you for taking the time to wrap everything individually. I LOVE the purse, it's beautiful, I'll be saving it for special occasions, and I've never had a nice pen before! I am also really grateful for the strawberry pocky, I used to buy it at uni but nowhere back home sells it. I love everything - I got a new diary for Christmas, and I went a bit sticker-crazy - Korilakkuma is my bookmark for the current week and the tabs are upcoming cons/meets, it's so helpful! Thank you so much!
At the very least we could get Santa-anon to help with transferring feedback from the Christmas exchange to the Valentines exchange. That way people don't have to provide outside feedback again if they've already been shown to have sent gifts for Christmas.
I really want some kind of general 'Artist's exchange.'
Getting handmade treats from my santas, whether it was an amateur cute sketch, a hobbyist's wonderful jewellery or the girl who sent shirts from her store, was the best surprise.
I don't know how to organize something like that, though, unless also keeping it within /cgl/.
Pairing people up will take the longest. Haven't figured out a more efficient way to do this. How long it takes depends on how much effort you want to put into pairing people up.
The setup for mass email, signups and duplicate checks are good to go.
Would need someone who is dedicated to answering emails and troubleshooting problems asap.
I would be happy to help in a Valentine's exchange but not as leader because work hours mean I'm a bit shit at replying to emails promptly.
I think it would be fun to have it be waifu/husbando themed like previous anons have said but then again not every has any.
Has everyone posted photos of the things that arrived?
Has anyone still not shipped out things?
>tfw trying to live vicariously through other people's presents while I wait for my own, praying I wasn't grinched
Huh, that's a really good idea. I thought it would be more focused on chocolates and sweets and cards, but your idea makes more sense and is a lot more fun. I really want this to happen now...
JL from IL
I absolutely love your gift!
I've framed the drawing, I just need to find a place to display it.
I was so confused when the item description was "Magnets" But I love it nonetheless! Thank you again, and I hope you had a lovely Christmas and wonderful new year!
(I love the brooch magnet, it's my favourite)
JC from AL and HG from MB, I got your cards! It was a nice welcome-back to find in my mailbox, as I had to leave for winter break before they arrived.
HG, thank you so much for the choker - I love pearls and it's so beautiful and elegant! It has definitely taken a spot at the top of my pearl necklace collection!
JC, thank you for writing such a sweet note! I'm really sorry to hear you had the flu over the holidays, and I hope you're feeling better now.
KB from Australia - I got your gift! Thank you very much! I've wanted those chopsticks for aaages. Can't wait to use them. And the earrings are beautiful!
AH from Australia - Thank you so much! I love the bunny brooch. It's absolutely perfect!
To add to the conversation, I'm currently waiting on 3 cards and 1 more gift. I'm really hoping Canada Post didn't lose them.
Thank you Z! Everything is very cute, you really did so much
ASD from UK
Thank you so much for your lovely tea care package! I had a cup of the peach melba straight away in my trusty jojo mug!
Your handwriting is incredibly neat and thank you for the well wishes. I hope you had/have a wonderful holiday as well!
I'm so happy you like it! I had also made you something else since we had a similar interest in flowers but I was told dried flowers couldn't be sent into your country. Since your card arrived safely, I hope you don't mind if I try to post the other piece along and hope it doesn't get stopped?
SL from Michigan, your gift is on the way, don't freak out!! I'm sorry it took so long, I had some personal issues come up and it slipped to the back of my mind during all of that shit. I'm so sorry, I hope you like it though!!
yes it's me! I love dried flowers so much! but my country is pretty strict with quarantine so if you are willing to risk it please go ahead! (Maybe take a picture of it just in case)
Just picked this up from post office. Thank you so much for the Madoka nendo and the amazing card! !!! My drunken Sakura Miku has a friend now!!
I'll take a picture of it before I post it off just in case! It's nothing special but I was so excited as I love flower pressing. I hope you enjoy the tea so far.
I'm so happy you didn't already have it. I apologise for the late arrival, and really hope you enjoy the new addition!
SD from Issex,
You've spoiled me!
I would absolutely love to be your Snail-Mail penpal. I'll send you a letter as soon as I buy some cute stationary!
(I'm also curious on how easy it was to find me via Facebook snoop, I was unable to find you when I tried to personalise my gifts)
I would love a Valentine's exchange, mostly because I missed out on the Xmas one. I was too shy and reluctant to join in, and unsure how it would be done. But this is wonderful and I love seeing all the gifts and thoughtfulness.
To be perfectly honest I think its too late to organise a Valentine's Day exchange. Considering it's in almost a month and by this point in the xmas exchange, everyone had been assigned their giftees and were already buying and posting gifts, yet some still haven't received theirs from the xmas exchange, everything would be ridiculously late
LT so glad this got to you safely, I'll sort out some pretty stationary for a reply.
It was quite easy, you were the 1st or 2nd result most likely due to lolita group crossover. The name (S) I gave Santa isn't the first name I use on FB, I unfortunately realised this a bit too late to make things easier for my giftees.
Hey! Unfortunately I haven't received anything for me other than my cards, I think I remember you saying you had posted it quite some time ago so hopefully it's just gotten delayed in all this seasonal post. Please don't worry!
Thank you SS for the adorable bath stuff, fabric and alpaca! Captain Crit Hit now has a first mate!
I would love to have a penpal.
I'm so glad you like it! I'm also really glad the packaging made it, as you could see I kinda miscalculated the sizing a bit...
You're too nice, there's no need to get me anything, but I'll be really looking forwards to hearing from you again!
I would like a penpal but I'm a bit shit at actually keeping in contact. If there's someone who wouldn't mind occassionally recieving a gift whenever I go to a con/do a taobao/aliexpress order then that would be cool.
I like sending small gifts to make people happy. But I really want a penpal too.
KM! I got your package a while back but was out of town, so I just opened it. Thank you so much! Everything is very cute! I'll definitely be able to use the biscuit clips in my outfits, and now I have more ideas for my own needle felting projects!
I hope your personal stuff has gotten better and you have a great year! xx
Z from the Philippines I sent you an email, the seller has finally agreed to send you a replacement but they want to reconfirm your address.
I had to get every seller I bought stuff from for this to send replacements as every damn thing I bought got lost in the post x_x
i have not heard back from most of my gift and card recipients, but i did send Santagull the tracking info when they were mailed. i can pass this along to Neon if needed, but if that would be too confusing i will hold off.
YL from AB, I hope you're in this thread. JM here. I recieved the last of the items you mentioned in previous threads today, the hat. Thank you so much, the biscuit hairpin is so cute and surprisingly real looking!
Unless you've sent a card which I haven't received yet, I want to send you something as a thank you. Can you email me your address?
Oh dear, what color was the hat supposed to be? I was wondering about this...the sticker attached to the packaging said "rose red", though it is a strong, almost neon pink.
Also I got your email! I'll reply back using a different email I use more often.
Asking here because I made a couple of penpals on here - what would you do if you were gifted a secondhand figure? Assuming it was near-perfect condition, but the box had been opened etc. I've found a secondhand figure online that looks perfect to me for one of my penpals but I don't want to buy it if they're just going to hate it. I can't actually buy the new one, either, it's completely sold out, at least nowhere I can find has it.
I'd just be overjoyed to get a gift (let alone something so thoughtful) at all!
Also as a toy collector myself, most 'used' figures/toys that people bother selling have been carefully displayed and reboxed anyway.
>Man, I want to be your penpal.
I'm gonna throw my email oit here too, because I really would love a penpal! (Pre-warning right now I only am an itabagger/mori girl/crafter involved w only two fandoms, but I still keep up w anime. I just don't want to disappoint potential penpals)
>bought cool stationery to write back to my santas with
>mfw too busy
y'all gonna get random cards and letters through March, fyi
I finally got around to editing my Secret Santa pictures! I'm so sorry, santas! I got so busy with work, I wasn't able to get all my thank you notes out and post pictures.
Well here they are! I was in the $5-10 bracket and I sent and received 5 gifts. I also sent two cards and didn't receive any cards, but that's not too bad. I consider it a success!
Sorry the lighting sucks in some of these. I tried to tweek the colors a little so they don't look like they were taken in a prison cell.
Last one. Thanks again, Santas! And thanks, Neon, for organizing this! I had a lot of fun and can't wait to do it again!
I just mailed out Thank You cards to my SS today after sitting on the supplies for an entire month. The best part is that I'm not sure if one will even make it to the recipient since it's international... I was too lazy to go to the post office to get it properly priced so I guessed the weight and just stuck a lot of stamps on it.
Can we please make White Day exchange a thing, and can I please request to not be paired with one of my giftees again?
If you can't bother to check back on the thread and say thanks or at least confirm you got the gift, I don't want to deal with you anymore.
Z from Philippines I emailed you but it seems you haven't replied, the seller is sending you a new gift, I wanted to double check your address but it's been a while now so I've just asked them to send it to the one I had originally
I kept a pretty close eye on the threads, and the anons who were posted about but never responsed really sketched me out. If you don't participate on /cgl/ enough to drop a line in the thread, you shouldn't be participating in the gift exchanges.
I hope so. There are some kind anons that offered to get gifts for those who are grinched, which is very kind of them. It would be a good idea to have someone coordinate it though, to note those who have been grinched and pin-point the grinchers, as well as make sure the kind anons aren't taken advantaged of.
YL and AM of Canada, your gifts are getting shipped to you from Japan. I hope everything fits!
I didn't see anyone say they got anything from her either which makes it more strange. I've never seen her post either in any of these threads, not even when the mixup was trying to be fixed. It's doubtful something happened to her and just likely she wanted a lot of gifts
Was picking up some packages from post office and received this.
Thank you so much NN from Canada! Your little note was super cute (that pug with the dress was just the cutest thing ever) and all the food stuff is awesome. The Saitama and Genos pins are so amazing!! Can't wait to try all the snacks.
>TFW living in country without decent asian market
I also didn't hear back from my santee. Makes me think they didn't like the gift I made them, it was a black bow with gold on it. Never got a response to the photo I posted either. Bummer, I was really looking forward to peoples reactions.
Look what fell on my doorstep today!
Thank you so much C, it doesnt matter that it is late. I also really like the tiny seagull ribbon, it made me giggle. I'll wear it to meetups and see if people notice.
Yes! I'm so glad it finally got to you! Sorry again about the lateness and also that the brooch is so small, i only had a few cm of the patterned ribbon but I was determined to make it anyway.
I did! Sorry for not posting earlier.
I gasped when I saw the bunny pin, it's so cute. The ring and tea were awesome as well! Thank you again for the gift, it was amazing and totally made my holiday season.