Late Secret S/a/nta: I guess I'm doing a late exchange as well.
Late card signups have been opened for a little now. because nothing is quite like getting a card from ano- Santa for Christmas. Please fill out the form and send it off to me at [email protected], signups for cards end on the 30th, If I'm good assignments should be out by the 3rd.
Amount of cards:
Information about yourself, this part is given to the people who are assigned to you. Feel free to include suggestions, lists, websites, or whatever:
Anything else you need me to know (sent only to me, also end of card form):
I'm also do a late gift exchange. You should be looking to spend around $20 shipping not included. Signups will close on the 21st to help those signed up with procurement. If you are interested, fill out the next form and send it off to me.
Wishlist, this part is given to the people who are assigned to you. Feel free to include suggestions, lists, websites, or whatever:
Anything else you need me to know (sent only to me, also end of gift form):
There was some interest in a higher bracket. It's not going to happen for this exchange. My goal is to spread holiday cheer even if you were a little tardy, the suggested spending limit is $20 as to better spread said cheer. Also because some bullshit about reindeer.
Lastly, I'm not associated with the on time exchanges. So make sure your questions go to the right people.
Other than that, let's have a secret santa thread. How are your preparations coming along? Still waiting for SAL?
>Still waiting for SAL?
It was a mistake.
Wrap that shit up, it's a gift! Unless you expect there to be some returning fiasco, ditch the price tags. That's just good manners.
>All the /a/nons in France right now.
Will you send a confirmation to know if they're fine, Santa?
Cheapskate. I just dropped 40 bucks on my anon
in the 10 dollar bracket. I really hope he doesn't already have what I'm giving him.
I feel ya I went like $30 over on the $100 and on the $150 I spent another like $30 - $40 so almost $200 and I have 1 more on the $50 - $75 haven't decided yet what to buy for him though.
It's not that bad, you just have to be creative. at $4 are you really going to be upset if you order an abstract line drawing, witty catchphrase, subtle hint, or 6 lines or less waifu?
>tfw shipping alone would fill my bracket
I shouldn't have bought posters.
I used a web store for a mousepad and they didn't bat a shit about my screenshot
a The Simpson's screenshot.
>tfw my /ss/ is from Paris
Then again most /a/nons probably don't go outside on Friday night.
GCfrom GAGifts have been ordered and just waiting on SAL WM-Gfrom GA Gifts have been ordered just waiting on SAL
NC from MI Making of list in progress by the following days I should have your gifts ordered and pending on waiting for SAL.
I'm sure most /a/nons participating in /ss/ from Paris are fine, don't worry!
I haven't seen my shit posted by both anons... I should probably post the two I have.
JCin OH CJin NM
I got you guys but shit might be late. I'll have one of the santas email you if it's gonna be 2016 presents.
Reposting for great justice
RNfrom Montreal DH-Lfrom Mississauga
Both your gifts are bought, packed, and ready to be shipped. I'll be shipping them this Friday (Nov. 21), so they should be there in plenty of time for Christmas.
OPENING YOUR GIFTS EARLY IS A CRIME PUNISHABLE BY DEATH
Merry Christmas to everyone else, can't wait to see what everyone gets!
Sorry, forgot about auto-sage.
No, I mean I bought a
nendo, so I would keep that in its box and wrap that, right? As for tags, on a different thing I bought, it has a tag that doesn't include the price, but I think is important. It's like the tags on plush toys. I'd keep that on it, wouldn't I?
>Retail store still don't sell Christmas cards to pimp them the hell of it.
I'm working on card 2/7 right now. Trying my best at drawing cute anime girls and boys is taking much longer than I expected.
>tfw spent $150 in the $25-50 bracket
>Starting to think I should have done two $50 brackets instead of two $100 brackets
Post your city and hope someone else lives there before you get banished to /soc/
Just came back from a store myself. No card stock visible, so I might go with customization.
While being in the store I got to thinking about creating a notepad-sized (smallienough to fit inside the card/envelope) calendar pages for 2016 but with his waifu on each page. is such a thing possible?
Whoops I fucked that up.
MCS from Spain JM from the UK JL from WA JDJ from VA
Should have your cards finished and sent in a week or two.
>Not all muslims are terrorists they said
>Europe doesn't need guns they said
>Islam is a religion of peace they said
>Lets let in 10,000,000 million of them they said
>Your suspicions that ISIS is among them are baseless! They're trying to escape ISIS they said
>Don't be a racist/islamophobic they said
>Everyone has the right to a better life they said
>They act like ungrateful pieces of shit, but they're just adjusting they said
>You just fear change they said
>ITS 2015 THEY SAID
YOU FELL FOR A TROJAN HORSE EUROPE!
YOU ABSOLUTELY GOT WHAT YOU DESERVE.
ENJOY YOUR MASSACRES!
PMfrom NYYour gift is purchased and wrapped, just finishing the card and seeing if I can get some stuff for you from BTMyou were fucking right, the figures are shit and the only thing other than wall scrolls is a 70usd soundtrack.
Dammit, I ordered everything from Mandarake but they forced me to choose credit cards for some reason which aren't working. I emailed them so now I have to wait before paying and getting it all sent.
>SS has shit taste and is from some third world shithole.
>List is so vague that i had to request santaloli to get proper answers multiple times.
>Turns out SS draws lewd to keep himself in school...
>In a country where you could get literally stoned to death if caught.
God damn, your taste might be shit but that takes huge balls and i respect that. I'm gonna throw in extras and see if i can hire a trustworthy courier to drop it in your hands personally seeing as your country is known for corruption.
You know who you are.
Mandarakes credit card shit was fucking up for me too, thankfully someone else had what I was looking for
for about 300 more yen.
Thankfully they're putting a gift bag in it too. RL Jr of PA, you're gift is now shipping to me first, I'm going to add some shit in it from personal shit, and then it's coming to you.
>want to buy an anime series for ss
>buy it in two sets but have to get the first used because it's out of print
>second set is in new condition and wrapped but makes a funny noise when I shake it
>first set was supposed to be used in "very good" condition but looks like a dog ate the box and its covered in USED GOODS stickers
Should I just give up and buy them the ugly save edition instead?
Neither have I, but I'm not too worried about it since there's only been 5 threads including this one where initials could be posted. It's also still Nov. Once it gets to Dec. then I'll worry a bit more about not seeing my initials.
I got grinched even after seeing my initials posted.
So I'm not sure why people take either side as gospel.
There is only one true way to be happy for secret santa and that's to give and be satisfied with that.
>find the new archive
>No mention of my initials from the right state
Damn you guy who shares my initials from NJ
>Thank you for your order.
>Credit card will not be available temporary.
>And we can not switch to Paypal because of including the adult contents.
>Payment deadline will be extended until >Credit Card payment is resumed in middle November.
>For more details, please refer our top page.
So I can either wait until "middle November", or cancel and reorder. I think I'm going to check back every day for a few days before considering cancelling. I just picked the perfect lineup of things for my person.
Right I thought you bought two of the same but I get it now. Broken tabs aren't too bad and unless you can get a refund I wouldn't bother keeping them
unless you want them fr yourself.You could try to make the best of a bad situation, print out a replacement sleeve cover for the first, maybe something comical. For the second, you could leave it sealed and send it off with a loose tab. Or just open the thing up on one side, take out the loose part and leave a note.
It sucks but you are already fucked either way.
Working on card 5 out of 10.
Will start shipping them out this monday.
DAfrom CA VGfrom AZ Cfagfrom Aus DWfrom OR CPfrom CA
... and five others, your cards are in the works. There may be a special surprise in side too, but no promises. Some of the surprises are going to arrive in December and if they don't arrive by my (personal) "must mail by this day" date then they will have to wait for next year.
I've only got 1/4 cards done. And my gift that I ordered still hasn't arrived. This sucks
>not getting hand delivery from your proxy
It's okay, I forgive you.
>bailed out of hand drawn cards by printing random art from pixiv with shooped santa hats because my art is too shit
Forgive me for being a failure of a santa, I'm too weak for this.
Glad you got started early if you are doing SAL.
Not him, but I also shopped Christmas clothes on to waifus. I feel like I put a lot of effort into them. I planned to write a nice message on the inside. Should I reconsider?
I know you tried.
What happens if I don't pay for my order on amiami?
Will I get banned/blacklisted? Can I cancel it somehow? Shipping wasn't included when I ordered it and it turns out it's overbudget, but I still want to order from them in the future
Shipping doesn't count towards the budget and even if the item was overbudget without shipping, you should still get it out the goodness of your heart.
You cancel by contacting them or just not paying but there's high blacklist rate for doing so.
I don't even care about seeing my initials anymore, I mainly only check because it's a habit to unspoiler stuff (fuck those precure threads). I'm really excited to see people post about recieving my cards and how they feel about them.
No I mean it's actually over budget. I already overspent on him a lot and if I spend the extra for shipping I quite literally will not be able to afford electricity.
What information is put on the blacklist? Name, card number, address, everything?
>being surprised by shipping
Are you a baka?
I don't know, but from what I've heard, they tend to be slightly more lenient if you just write a short, straightforward email along the lines of "Due to unforeseen circumstances, I will be unable to complete order number XXXX. Please cancel it.
Anons, would you, in your opinion, wear a custom printed shirt if you received one?
My SS last year sent me one and I've worn it several times. Although it's a L when I normally wear M. So if you're going to do it I'd suggest sending Santaloli / Santafaggot an email asking if they can ask for your anons size.
Hell yes I would.
Subtle or not. I don't care. It's a gift, and I would cherish it and appreciate it.
Also I've never been one of those losers who's super concerned about muh powerlevel
This isn't /b/, anon
Everyone on /a/ is wonderful and kind
I haven't done something like this in forever. This will be fun
Finally, this year I got someone close to me for a card assignment. Whoever has me better be ready, because I'm delivering this card in person
and maybe t-treating you to lunch or something? Don't take it a creepy way, I'm not hitting on you or anything, I just really love going out to eat and hate doing it alone.
I just want to hang out. I mean, I can bring my 3DS or something, I don't know anon. Please don't bully me.
This concept of working 40 hours a week is killing me, I haven't hung out with someone in years now and I think I'm going crazy just for the off chance of hanging with someone who shares my interests at least slightly. I'm sorry, I'm probably not going to go through with it now, I just realized how embarassing it would be.
No bullying intended. The Anon I'm gifting to has the exact same taste as me, which is pretty amazing itself, but he only lives 20 minutes walk away.
I was considering including my email address, but I probably wont.
For what its worth, I've met at least 5 /a/nons and they've all been pretty cool. I'm still in contact with them from time to time.
RMfrom UKyour gift arrived here but uh, it's a fair bit heavier than I expected.
Nearly finished with most of my cards, but I hate how bad using coloured pencils looks.
I know I've let you down. I've been a fool to myself. I thought that I could ship your gifts using SAL.
Thanks for the update anon!
>late gift exchange.
Darn. I'd love to whirl the wheel, but the deadline is bit too strict to be sure I can get the stuff out for Christmas.
Not to mention I have one other ss to participate in that I don't have the assignment info yet, there's some Christmas shopping I need to do for the family and I'm saving for a con in January.
Oh well, at least I got into the late cards. If I can fart out money out of nowhere, I'll participate
I sent my giftee a power level busting one last year with the other stuff i got him and it was too small for him but he is apparently /fit/ so he liked it since it showed off his man boobs
>tfw been so busy with work I haven't had time to prep my gifts
Oh god, hopefully next week I'll be able to get everything together.
Are there any eastern european anons here?
Otherwise you could get the snail nendo for $100.
I hope I'm assigned to someone soon for ss cause other than a gift I wanted to make an anon something handmade. I feel like those are the most special gifts too.
Here is the gift I received last year. Notice;
- some chocolate (with a message!)
- a drink
- some cookies (some gift related some not)
- a notebook
Little things that really fill out a gift, make it personalized and increase the glee of opening.
Snail a cute, A CUTE!!1
BGfrom Netherlands PKfrom England PJfrom France (are u daijoubu?) your gifts finally arrived, (EMS took like 5 days which is nice) but I need to make additional something so give me a couple of days before I resend them to you. rest assured, you won't be grinched
>my ss included a link to his MAL in his wishlist
>20 anime completed
Man, I kinda wish I signed up to 2 cheaper tiers, feels like a waste to blow all my budget on this guy.
It can't be helped, gotta pamper the shit out of this newfriend.
Don't be so quick with judging anon. Not all people actually care about their MAL profile that they still have from years ago but they still though it could be a good idea to add it to the wishlist.
Just a little.
After seeing the collages from the past couple years, I'm noticing people included manga, dvds/bds/usb, posters, and etc.
Starting to wonder if I went too figure heavy for my anon. I got a nendo, a figma, a statue, and something else.
The joy of Christmas is getting something for your /a/non that you think they would like, and they would not be likely to have/get on their own. I am sure they will love the gift and the thought that went into it!
>tfw all you have for your favorite anime are pictures on pc
I know it's November but I love waking up to secret santa threads.
Just ordered my gifts. I'm going to get raped by the shipping costs and taxes. ;_;
Couldn't use forwarding this time, so I can only pray they will be lenient in customs.
I really wanna do the card thing but I wouldn't know what to write out. What do you anons put in your cards so I might have ideas?
You better make sure to let them know in advance.
Personally, I hate unannounced visits and I'll pretend I'm not home if my room's a mess, I'm unpresentable, and there's a stranger on the other side of my door.
Somebody posted this several threads ago.
Might be useful if you're using USPS.
JHof OR HBof CA ESof WA
I was working on your cards a little bit today!
My $10-$25 bracket gifts are like $35, maybe I shoulda just went for the $25-$50 bracket.
POfrom ONdo not despair! I have your stuff and it will be shipped soon.
[Spoiler]RO[/spoiler] from [Spoiler]CA[/spoiler]
[Spoiler]ZC[/spoiler] from [Spoiler]GA[/spoiler]
Your stuff just arrived in the mail. I'm gonna make people's cards and get everything shipped off Thanksgiving Weekend. If you guys see this, do you have any food allergies?
Fucked up the spoiler tags... Fuck
After how many years, 4? Since the first edition, I missed the SS because I was afraid of it. So many damn memories and all of them are now stuck on a single one that I have to forget. It sucks.
I wish I could be here this year again looking at spoiler tags trying to find my initials or just enjoying the company of the anons that are nice with each other during this time of the year, but well I guess it's too late.
I hope next year I can play with everyone again and leave the shit behind, at least for some cards.
PS: Dorothy Lamb, you could at least tell me if you received my card last year. You didn't send me one and I tried my best to send you something nice, hope you are doing fine.
Sorry for blog.
>shipping for one item was the same cost as the minimum of the bracket
I know shipping is not part of the value of the bracket but these exchange rates are ass. The Canadian dollar is worthless right now.
The easiest way to do spoiler is ctrl + s, anon.
Is it happening?
>They charge me, it shows up on my card
>Couple days later, still hasn't shipped
>Charge disappears from card
>Still hasn't shipped
It's been 12 days since I ordered, should I be worried? I mean, not counting weekend it's only 10 but still, and the fact they removed the charge is making me anxious.
>Past two years I have used my full name and home address
>Got a few people that did it as well
>This year all of my assignments have PO boxes/postal stores and are using nicknames
>I still used my full name/address
everything will be ok right?
Used my real name and address as well.
>one of my anons used an F1 driver as an alias
Why use nicknames as well as a p.o. box. That just makes you even more a target for unwanted things.
Well considering my guy is right here >>133582520 I guess can't say I'm too worried. I'll treat him right.
You guys think it's too early to send stuff out at this point? A couple cards are international so I want to make sure they arrive in time, but the in country packages will probably arrive super early.
surely no one would open their /ss/ gift early would they?
Cards, especially international can go out early. I personally would wait until thanksgiving week for national, but that's because I like having holidays in order.
it's already happened
I might be using a PO box and a nickname but that doesn't mean I've participated in /ss/ before and bought people nice gifts and all that.
Are you the guy that posted a few threads ago? I'm still waiting to hear from anon #2
JVfrom WI PHfrom OH YYDfrom NY LRfrom Ontario TYfrom Singapore MRfrom Helsinki APfrom Italy
Your stuff will be sent out shortly.
I can barely contain my excitement.
I didn't realize my lack of /a/ reaction images until just now. I must rectify this.
>I didn't realize my lack of /a/ reaction images until just now. I must rectify this.
>not having /a/ reactions
I started saving a folder of them this summer. There's some kind of autistic fun to be had scrolling through all that shitposting potential.
Oh, I finally came up. Glad to know I'll have at least one card this holiday. Thanks, anon.
> surely people won't open early
Oh right, I forgot this already happened.
I still want to believe in my assignments since they all seemed like decent people, but what the fuck is wrong with some people out there?
I suppose as long as they're happy it doesn't matter but shit like that really kills the holiday spirit
What's the story here? Anon got sent stuff directly from Amazon without any gift wrap or anything?
Or did some anon just open early and is a whiny ass because they didn't like what they got?
I finally figured out what other gift to get my /ss/ but I need to choose where to buy it from. As much as I dislike TOM I might choose them if they spam my inbox with coupon offers in the next week or two.
So it turned out that despite ultimately deciding against taking part, a friend of mine handled the e-mails and all for me anyways.
So in the end, I won't have any idea about what my wishlist is. I know they have the general gist of my taste though.
They've been sending me three a day since I tried ordering a plush from them - most of it requires minimum spends, buying specific items, or being in the US. They seem like a store only worth using for items nowhere else would be stocking, but even then they're always sold out of anything good.
I didn't get a reply so I can only assume that semi-lewd stuff is OK.
I only hope that you'll enjoy it, I'll try my best to draw you something cute even though I'm not very good at art stuff. It's kinda exciting to have gotten the opportunity to chat with an assigned person before they get your card.
It's really just a nice change of pace having something to look forward to this holiday season for once. Thanks for signing up and saving me from what would otherwise have been another holiday season of loneliness.
I have $10 in credits but the item I was going to buy doesn't have free shipping. They happen to be the only site besides amiami that has the nendo I want to buy in new condition but at this point the price would be about the same either way.
It is called a drawing block here, so I am unsure how it is for your side. Its basically about A3 in size, and usually used for drawing in schools.
Hm. I might have some thick paper like that, though on a smaller size. We'll see what I can find, because I'd really rather not drawing on the inside of a normal christmas card for anon.
How terrible is the price difference ordering your stuff off of Amazon compared to specific sites like that? I don't into buyfagging and I'm sure my bank would throw a hissy fit if they saw international charges like that.
Something worth $11 will be $88 and a Chinese bootleg in a damaged box on Amazon. Why would your bank throw a hissy fit? I've never once had any issues, especially because if you use Paypal it's just another Paypal charge.
Not him, but the way I see it, it's less who they were, and more the fact that they opened it at a party. The /ss/ is supposed to be a fairly private thing, and making it into a big meetup made me salty.
Get your presents from your real friends if you have them.
Fucking friend havers.
The santa who sent the gift didn't mind, and was happy that he received confirmation his gift was opened and enjoyed. If both the recipient and the donor enjoyed the process is there anything to complain about?
> that feeling of no friends at Christmas
It's not about that they aren't happy because of your gift. It's mostly just the unsettling nature of what they did with your gift. For example I'm sending out a couple of figures, sure some /a/nons might hotglue theirs. It's not my thing but if it makes them happy by all means they can go for it. But if they post a pic of their handiwork in a thread sometime down the road it'd still be kinda unsettling knowing I contributed to that. Kinda like a too much information kind of deal. Like It's great that they're happy and all, I just wish I didn't have to see it even if it happens regardless.
I just compare pricing with shipping. Right now the yen is pretty low but if I were to buy a figure from Japan I'd also have to add the shipping on top, and I'd probably use EMS which is a little more expensive than SAL. With TOM I have my credit but they're still overpriced compared to the weak yen.
My bank's never asked about any of my overseas purchases but I switch between using a bank card and paypal depending on the site.
no friends on your birthday feels worse desu
I don't think the actions of a few people justify banning an entire country, I.E. like if one anon grinched, then secret s/a/nta shouldn't exist anymore. This is just what I think when we made the decision about it.
If anybody has any other questions about the event, it's okay with me!
I would be offended if is a traced card, hot chocolate or not. A bad drawn pic has more
Does anyone still keep in touch with their santas/assignments? Or is this all just a temporary escape from the loneliness for a few months?
Part of me hopes to make a lasting friend from this, but i know it's probably a long shot
Honestly wondering if my strange address is preventing people from thinking I'm a real person.
>going home for Christmas; leaving the 19
Just praying that all the stuff sent to me gets here before then, otherwise I'll have to wait till January to open it. Military anon; I'll have letters, crappy drawings, and army hot chocolate for all my card and gift recipients.
>been in the military 2 years now
>still close friends with a handful of people from home who I haven't seen in almost 7 years and anons from online I've been in contact with
Its what you make of it, anon. Friends are kinda like flowers. If nourished and cared for, will blossom into a thing of beauty. If left to the wayside, will wither and die.
What if they used an existing picture as a base to make a different drawing? I mean my art looks like MS paint scribbles so I need something to work with. I can add little outfits and santa hats but I can't into people.
JHin Australia, I got your stuff, I'm gonna be mailing it as soon as possible.
I hope it won't be too late.
I think the shame came on when the shitstorm happened. It was probably more embarrassment at what happened that lead to him believing he caused it all. I just hope nothing on that scale happens this year
aside from JList.
I exchanged emails with an /a/non back in the days of nightly ronery threads. It's been about 4 years now and we still talk often. He's the one person I can always talk with about my problems or just anything in general and have a meaningful discussion. Sadly, we don't live in the same country so it's still a pretty limited friendship. You can't expect online relationships to last but it does happen, you just never know, so might as well take the chance.
signed up for 2 cards
>Signed up for reddit christmas last year (i dont even browse that shithole)
>donated some impoverished techy my $200 HHKB
>guy was super grateful and happy
>my santa never delivered
>got rematched, same shit
>WaifuS and HusbandoS plural
There are so many things wrong with that sentence I don't even
>Tfw helping a friend in a higher bracket shop for gifts
Just making me super jealous, because I'm just recommending things on the person's wishlist that I want.
Mechanical keyboard. Reddit and /g/ go apeshit over mechanical keyboards because they're lovely to type on, the HHKB is like an elder god tier.
I guess it's what I get, reddit is a really cold community. every redditor i know IRL is a huge fag who treats it like he's part of a secret club.
im glad I could make that guy's day though and i can't wait to get matched with new people to gift.
Why didn't you just give each other gifts? For fuck's sake. What's with you people?
>Order 6k gift from mandarake for my /ss/
>End up ordering 5k worth of porn for myself
This site will be the end of my wallet.
>Falling for it
I'd be happy to keep in touch with any anons who I send cards to. It's one more person I can discuss seasonal anime with and shitpost with.
1 doujin is typically about 10 bucks new, so 5k bucks is 500 of them. He'd have to buy every single comic from the last comiket, including gay stuff, to spend this much dollars on it.
This was a good year to sign up for ss. My anons have fantastic taste and they are getting much more then the bracket.
I can't wait to decorate everything like a god damn cake shop.