Late gift exchange is now closed. If you are still wondering if you are too late to join. You are for sure now. But there is still some time for late cards! That's just over a week to sign up, don't procrastinate if you have been.
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):
Lastly, I'm not associated with the on time exchanges. So make sure your questions go to the right people.
So lets have a Secret Santa thread. You aren't seriously still waiting on SAL are you?
>not getting a hand delivery from your proxy
It's okay, I forgive you.
I got a mug and some misc items in last week. I can't wait till I can wrap everything!
Can you please point out one of the threads from September - October. I want to know if they used the same image in the OP and what to look for next year.
I wanted to take part but I never saw one of the threads.
All im waiting for is money to send out gift.
Turns out I have to pay 3x more than I thought after using local postal service calculator.
Seriously,jumping from 5euro to 17 just because its "commercial goods"
How long does it usually take for international packages to ship? I'm starting to worry because gifts for my anon are scheduled to come to me at 10th december and I don't know if two weeks would be enough.
That is going to be really, really tight. Your local post offices will not guarantee it unless you pay out the nose since other country's postal services are out of their control.
You should be stopping in now to find out what you need to do to make sure it arrives on time. If that puts it out of what you can afford, perhaps make something by hand now, send it off in a package and include a note that the "real" present will be forthcoming?
>mfw I'm almost double bracket and don't give a damn because it's Christmas
CFof NYyou will (not) be grinched.
>try to start working on cards
>get distracted and masturbate
It keeps happening
Right initials wrong state.
Every single time.
Even if you do get grinched, you should be happy knowing someone else is enjoying your gift. That's what Christm/a/s is about anyway.
I really feel like it's a mistake to have the late cards end so late and not at the same time as the late gifts. That gives barely over a week before the "send by to reach before Christmas" date.
>tfw watching all those "am I late for the gifts exchange yet?" anons
>tfw signed in early August
I assume anyone signing up for the late cards is going to spend the first weekend thereafter making their card, there will be no mini-gift with the card and then they will send it on the Monday to ensure timely arrival.
Getting a heartfelt "thank you" meant more to me last year than receiving a gift did.
so I signed up for three this year and have gone over budget by approximately $400 and have been hugely stressed that gifts won't arrive on time.
I really like anime.
And since we don't have any Jewish Gift Exchange with proper money:gift worth calculations, I decided to be a blasphemer and celebrate /ss/ with /a/, and hope for the best.
>Not living in the 2nd world
They would give a rats ass about it. My uncle has been importing East German pornography during communism and customs didn't gave a shit. Feels good.
Now it was quite the opposite with the gold rings he wanted to smuggle in...
JNfrom Mootxico: Your second gift (the one you asked on your wishlist) is on your way.
Your uncle is fucking metal.
I'm trying to design a coffee mug, but I'm not sure if the image might be repeating itself. What do you guys think? This is just a test mug, if you listed spice and wolf as something you like don't look as you might spoil yourself.
Artcow takes like a week for printing then another 2 for shipping.
One thing to keep in mind about mugs is picture placement. You usually want to be looking at the image from a normal point. So to the left or right on the handle depending on the person. That way you don't have to turn the mug so the handle faces away from you to see the image while using it. If it's a mug destined for pens I guess it's a non issue.
I would do two images on either side of the handle.
That's true thanks for the advice. I wanted initially to do multiple images but for some reason it won't add more than one.
Thanks I'll look into it. I would like to have it on time to give for christmas. Sadly I haven't had much time to work on creative stuff.
I was about to suggest to extend the canvas widely with the same color, but I like >>133861938 's idea better.
Doesn't walmart have problems with using "copyrighted images" or I'm confusing it to another store?
Just a heads up, your gifts are gonna come through amazon with the gift-wrap and all. I'm also going to be sending something personally, so you'll get more than one package if that's alright.
now for cards!
CPfrom CA CBfrom PA KLfrom CA CCfrom VA JSfrom MA TCfrom CO CKfrom OR EMfrom IL DFfrom WA BDfrom TX
I've been working on your cards guys, hope to have them all shipped out by next weekend. I'm putting extra LOVE and DETERMINATION in them.
>no getting an anon who will cosplay my waifu while giving me their gift and a blowjob.
Is that determination to fist?
I bought a mug specifically for /ss/.
I placed an order for a mug and a mousepad on Nov 6
I recieved these items this week, Mug on Tuesday, Mousepad on Fri. The image does not repeat.
Ah ok thanks. As >>133861938 stated though I would like to have multiple images. I found out that Shutterfly does the same thing and I think I'll get it to my door sooner from them.
For some of us, getting a Christmas present from an anon is the best part about Christmas. It may be the only present we get.
I give presents to my friends but they don't have their act together so I will get nothing back. Same with family, there is a "bring a gift get a gift" exchange, so I'll end up with a flashlight or bottle of wine, nothing personal or meaningful. /ss/ last year made it my first good Christmas in a long time, and I hope I can do that for someone else this year. I regularly look at my /ss/ cards for motivation during the year.
I'll be sending out my cards either Friday or Saturday after Thanksgiving.
One thing has always bothered me. Why do stares automatically go into Christmas mode a week before Halloween? It's like Thanksgiving is completely forgotten...
For Everyone Worried About Initials Being Posted:
You are not required to post your giftee's initials
Some people like to do it, SOME.
Many just focus on the gifts, you just don't see them, so it seems like they don't exist
There are about 450 people in this SS, a majority of people have not been mentioned with initials
I ordered a keychain for my assignment a little over a week ago and got SAL but it hasn't left Nippon yet. Should I just wrap and send the main present or wait on the keychain?
Because Thanksgiving isn't really anticipated and the only real money made from it is in food. Christmas makes money for everyone since people go all out with lights, decorations, presents, food, and cards. I can tolerate there being a Christmas aisle in November but shopping becomes insufferable once the Christmas music starts being played.
Assuming you're in the US. There's about 3 weeks left to where you could send your gifts via usps standard post and still have it get there before christmas. After that you have to pay up for priority mail for it to get there in time.
So you could wait 2 weeks if you wanted and be safe.
So, uh, it's stuck in customs, isn't it.
What do I do now? This is my main /ss/ gift haul, I can't disappoint everyone
or my mother for the one thing she wanted or for the silly sandwich maker and snack I ordered
All this buzzword slinging really gets tiresome. There's nothing wrong with anons having a party or something, it's when you start giving up things in order to be a normalfag that things go bad.
>Missed the deadline this year
Maybe it's a sign, I got scammed the last two years.
Some sort of plant I think.
Scammed might not be the right word. One year I got nothing, the last year I got well..basically garbage. One thing was broken, the other thing I already owned (The sender knew I owned it too, mentioned it in the letter and just laughed it off) and even if that wasn't an issue, it didn't fall into the price tier I was in (Was in 150-200 tier, the stuff I got came out to about 65-75).
I mean I know this isn't about getting stuff, it's about giving, but it's really disappointing, especially since it was right after getting nothing the prior year.
>get everything to make cards
>sit down to make them
>have no idea what to write / draw on them
Maybe I'm just uncreative as fuck
Want to do an exchange with me? I don't mind honestly.
Probably. I've never personally tried it.
I know that feel to well
>try to get anything done
>get distracted and masturbate
>repeat 5 times until it's time to sleep
The only thing I managed to achieve since puberty is learning Japanese, and only because I can practice it while masturbating.
>my assignment types like an over-emoting newfag on here
It's a little bit late but your gifts has been ordered!
jesus christ has it been nearly a year already
Air cushions packs
Shiny silver wrapping paper
and motherfucking PINK duck tape
Gonna be wrapping the FUCK out of these gifts! And fuck cards and the police, these cards anons are gonna get gifts!. Hope that one of them has no problems with assembling there's (so many plastic bits).
I always thought it was duct tape.
Aircushion packets are garbage and bad for the environment. They advertise it as environ friendly because it's better than styrofoam peanuts. They also pop and or tear and can damage your goods. Use newspaper. Easier to recycle. Smells better. Can't ever fail. And good for the environment. Reuse is better than recycle.
Also don't use USPS boxes unless you are shipping what weighs the equivalent of a brick in size. You can mail the same thing for $6 less usually using your own box.
Or do whatever you feel like.
I'm really worried I'm not going to be able to find a gift for my recipient in time, I've got till the 17th before it needs to be posted off but it's getting something good in before then. I've always been useless at Christmas shopping too.
The only reason you won't find anything is because you're procrastinating and worrying about useless stuff.
Just look through the shops listed in the buyfag guide, like manda, and you'll surely find something nice.
If your guy just listed obscure stuff, ask him if there's anything newer he likes.
Within your country - yes.
If outside your country, ask at the post office.
For example, in Canada:
- normal stamp within the country
- US stamp for Yankee mail
- International stamp for elsewhere
If they are not in the mail this week, or outside of your continent, you should ask to confirm that they will arrive before Christmas.
Just realized I overspent on my first /ss/.
Now all I need to do is make the cards.
twice. In junior high and high school. We did this secret Santa thing every year and these guys who draw me were just dickheads. And you know what? Nothing. You don't give a fuck- others do. You're just happy that somebody liked your gift. Pardon the blog
Aw yeah, first set of packages setup! Just need to make sure to stop by the post office before I head to work later today.
Now I can sleep.
Do people find little craft activities fun in their cards? I have a cute idea for something they could put together based on their favorite character.
eH, that actually doesn't look half bad with color on it.
MC-chan of CT. Are you allergic to anything?
in 2012 and 2013 I got squat. Last year was great though.
< what I got.
You should email me. The assignments have already gone out.
I generally buy one gift that is about halfway through the bracket, and then buy multiple smaller things so that everything combined exceeds the bracket max by twenty or so dollars.
Just a heads up to everyone sending stuff to Finland.
The postal strike here is still going, and warehouses are quickly filling up. No one can knows when it'll be settled. Parcel's will be delayed, no doubt. You should send your stuff as quickly as possible to avoid further delays. They are saying that they aim to deliver everything before Christmas, but I wouldn't take any risks
Jebus, I got your cd today! Thanks a lot! [Spoiler]Just in time for my Thanksgiving road trip home, even! Though, I'm wondering if I should wait for Christmas. Will decide after work. [/spoiler]
>Past SS and V/a/lentine signed for 3 cards.
>Only got 1.
How do I balance the amount of verbal abuse on my card so it stays in the playful banter zone and doesn't look like I'm being mean?
My assignment is new and from /v/ and I want to shit on him without hurting his feelings.
>My assignment is new and from /v/
Meme on him as hard as you can as much as it will inevitably shorten your own life.
Tell him that ps3 has no gaems, nvidia burns your house, ati no driver lmao dank meme and draw him an image of the les doubles guy showing number of times you fucked he's vidya waifu.
Every year I have at least 1 card get sent back to me as "undeliverable." I always double check the address before sending cards, so any card grinching on my end is not on purpose.
>spend $200 in the $100 bracket
>Tuesday and Wednesday are my days off work
>ask to work on tuesday for overtime pay so I can cover the expenses of going above the bracket
>"you will just Wednesday and Thursday off instead"
>"To make up for it you can work christmas"
>They already changed the schedule
>dont get paid extra on holidays
pretty upset desu. Guess I will have to miss the midnight unboxing thread
Sorry for the shit-tier quality pictures.
Thank you, Jebus! I'm playing the CD now. I'm excited for it.
I had 54 cards to make. I don't give a fudge brownie.
Last year I got 2 cards out of 5, but both were pretty good (including one that had fantastic art -pic related).
I try to include something with the cards I give out. Last year I gave out a few art books. I had a great idea this year but if I don't receive them by Dec 4 that is my last date to ensure anon's in North America receive their cards before Christmas and thus their cards will have no gift.
Just kidding senpai. I have already ordered stuff for my giftee. Hope he likes it!
Also nice digits.
>sign up to give gift to people who are grinched
>grinch him again
You're giving me ideas, anon.
>He tells SpoonSanta
>He is assigned a new Santa
>A second address that you could use is blacklisted
>mfw he got assigned to me again because i joined with several emails with different addresses and all the other santas have given gifts to others instead
Just got done drawing a few things for a handful of my card anons.
I don't understand why people love JoJo so much.
But i'm glad most of them like Giorno. We share a birthday, so I enjoy him most
He'd keep going through until he got to me
I'm going to stop with your meta-ironic-sarcastic troll posting now, so that I don't shit up the thread any more.
I really doubt it. /a/ is mostly nice, even if they don't want to admit it.
>one card takes several hours
>quality is unacceptable
Can I absolve my sin with candy?
Monchichi It took me forever, but I got your poster done and ordered.
I'll get it headed your way along with the other stuff as soon as I can.
I'm in NY, so I shouldn't have too much trouble getting it there.
As long as you tried your best it's acceptable.
I know they loved how it looks when you gave them that little preview. They are working now, so I wont tell her, but im sure
Monchichiwill love it. They already cleared a spot off their art wall.
Last year, I got an Amazon gift about mid-January with a pretty disappointing note in it. I was happy that I wasn't grinched, but at the same time, somewhat let down that their idea of a gift was shipping me some cheap anime-related item from Amazon almost a month after the fact. I was in the 25-50 tier. But I just tell myself that something came up which kept them from doing something nicer.
I still keep that Asuka hat displayed next to my figs though.
I got a few really nice cards, and was fortunate enough to have the pleasure of knowing my anon loved the gifts I sent them. So, essentially, it's not about the whole receiving thing, but knowing that you made some other anon's day [or season] that much better. And that's what is most important, I'd say. In an ideal world, that enough should keep people from grinching, but who am I fucking kidding.
I also got a card from that same Belgian anon. It's fantastic. I have it on display next to the
just as fantasticpoorly drawn cards.
Finally got all my cards done and ready to go.
SPfrom ON MSfrom NS CBfrom ON RZfrom QC DHfrom ON
I'll ship your cards tomorrow so expect them very soon.
Thanks for the CD
I'll try to like better things next time
Fill them with
sakura petalsor snowflakes.
That's the plan.
Been using only blacks because I hand draw and write them, with very little red highlights (Santa hats, etc).
Worried that it might look too plain if I keep up with this pattern.
if you're a burger
I would rather gargle bleach
>mfw there are actually people who ordered from JList.
I've got an asukafag. I'll trade you.
>>133910085 here, I ended up ordering more, if for nothing else to show what you can get when you don't order from shitty american sites.
3 scale figure
2 prize figures
2 key chains
And not counting shipping I somehow managed to stay in bracket. Thank you based amiami and mandarake.
I pre-ordered kotobukiya's hestia, and regret it.
Do you think my anon would mind?
He has fantastic taste, so I don't think he would like her
Or would one of you fags want to do a $70 gift exchange? I'll even throw in some chocolate.
I think I may just end up contacting amiami and canceling her, just have to pray they don't ban me.
I never thought my santa would pop-up while I was still on!
I hope my taste didn't prove to be to much of a problem, I always worry that I am to specific by listing so many characters.
You didnt have to post on here, but I really appreciate that!
While I have you here, if your still on, can I ask you a question?
Will you be wrapping the presents? I like to put them under the tree, but if they wont be wrapped in the box, I will just put the box under the tree until Christmas. No biggie!
Thank you! I always like to ask just in case.
Opening the box to unwrapped presents was absolute horror the first year I did this. I didn't realize not everyone wrapped them. Now I never assume. >Mfw I opened the box
I kind of regret typing "anything is fine" for the suggestions part, hope I don't receive anything underwhelming.
Oh well, if I have time to worry about that I might as well start working on my cards.
If you're still around I may be interested. Not a particularly huge fan of the character, but I wouldn't mind helping you out. Hell if >>133911956 is still here, I'll hook you up with the figure free of charge, while covering the gift exchange part for >>133911636
just a bit existential at the moment and feeling like some holiday spirit related shenanigans might help pull me out of it, but I'm 100% serious about this
It's 4chan. I think that you have to go in with the attitude that you can get anything from a hand-delivered dragon dildo to the most amazing perfect thing.
For some people, those are the same thing.
I feel you. I'm in a bit of a hard situation right now (not financially though) so I feel like spreading cheer will help while I'm feeling down.
Last year I got grinched after giving away some of my prized posessions, including a
$200 mechanical keyboardand some really rare vinyl records.
Since I was expecting to get something (and waiting for multiple months for a regift, who also grinched) it really sucked. I'm not going to expect anything this year but I'd like to make it better for some anons, so I'm trying to get in contact with SpoonSanta and see if I can regift for people who get grinched.
included shipping cost in the total cost for my price bracket.
not the shipping cost from my house to their house
The shipping cost of ordering something overseas.
Sent e-mails to you both, Hope we can facilitate this and help you both get to a happier holiday season.
>throwing packets of military hot cocoa into mine
>praying mail-guys don't think it's coke or some other powdered drugs
My drawing skills are sub-par; I'm going to the store to buy crayons tomorrow. Then it's time to free-hand some waifus in glorious color.
>Already bought gifts for my anons
>considering adding some other anime I enjoyed on top of it
Would any anon be offended getting an opened anime set or movie? They're still in incredible condition; I just can't order it online right now due to lack of product.
Only two, but I'll be scribbling cards for the gift anons I have. I got lucky and have two anons with quality waifu choices and good taste. Still gonna give 'em shit for not going older with their shows.
JKfrom SG, I've ordered your gift already. Sorry I couldn't get you anything handmade, but I figured I'd screw it up anyway. Still planning to deliver on christmas morning!
I got my CD from Jebus but I'm not sure if it's like a card, intended to be opened and listened to/displayed for the whole season, or if gift rules apply and I should wait until Christmas to open it. Either way I'll probably wait a good while to open it, but I'm still curious.
ILof TWI have ordered the last bit of your present and should hopefully be able to ship by the end of this week. JHof NCthe last thing I have ordered for you is being made but I am hoping that you will be able to get your stuff from me by Christmas! I will email SantaLoli if that is not the case.
>2 of my cards will be going to France and Belgium
I'm worried about what anon asked me to draw. I've got something kinda dumb and horpefully neat planned for the other part of the card he asked. Anatomy isn't my strong suit but I don't even know if what he's asking is possible.
Then I'll open it!
I think that's the most fun part about cards. Anyone can write a sappy holiday message, it takes true conviction to put pencil to paper and do your best to draw someone's favourite character despite the quality, or lack thereof, it may come out with.
I wish I'd gotten more of that over the years. Most of my cards have been made digitally or are stock cards with some extra things added.
I've yet to get a wholly original hand drawn card. Here's hoping I get one this year.
Just hope that you're my /ss/ then.
Also: Would people prefer it if I mount the drawn part of the card on the rest of the card, or would they prefer it to be left seperate?
Trying to figure out whether or not I should glue my bad drawings onto a card or just tuck them into the card.
Damn, I would've liked to participate, but I don't think I'd want the hassle of having to rush things, not to mention needing time for good present ideas. Since I'm in murrica now, there's always next year... next year...
Oh YES it has arrived! What a great thing to come home to after work.
Don't worry Jebus, Imma gonna get you something really nice in return. The only thing is, do I go to the local weebshop? Or do I go get something at Lover's Package?
I also found it funny that last year he didn't seem to have a problem with Precure, Slayers, and Hidamari Sketch, but this year my request was wonking him.
Thanks Jebus you wonderful man loli thing!
not the guy either but man that's really
NeatI would Lovereceiving that
TY from SGI've your stuff delivered since early November but it seems like my country's Customs are too busy fucking up everything they handle and as a result half of your presents still aren't here. In case the packages don't arrive by the shipping deadline I'll at least send you the other half of it and send the rest later. I'm very sorry for this.
BCfrom MAI've doodling a bit for your card and it's super fun but it looks like absolute garbage! I'm sorry to say you're just going to have to deal with that, I'm putting all my Christmas cheer into this
Just woke up. Looked at this thread. Saw this post.
I hot a shitty drawn mio akiyama that was half horse with a big ol horse cock flopping off the page.
I think i can handle your card anon. Im ready.
>a shitty drawn mio akiyama that was half horse with a big ol horse cock flopping off the page.
What a novel idea
Can I ask who your favorite MonMusus were?
>I hot a shitty drawn mio akiyama that was half horse with a big ol horse cock flopping off the page.
Now am really curious, can you show us a photo of it?
Does anyone have any experience with sending stuff internationally wrapped up inside a cardboard box? I want to know if it'll be opened or if my anon will have to pay customs. It's going to burgerland if that helps.
Probably around morning, before 12pm?
Don't worry, probably I'll just say hello and drop it off and then hightail it out of there. I might even wear the haze mask to hide my face cause I'm a shy guy.
Nu Gundam is launching, the rest is up to you. Merry Christmas Anon.
10/10 bretty gud.
I still got a little bit more to work on, and hopefully I can send them all out by the end of this month.
>know you will not get your gifts on time
>hard to motivate yourself to send out your own on time
People who send late gifts should be paired with one another. It is little better than grinching.
JCof OH CJof NM
Both of your gifts are probably going to be late. Possibly not, but best to just assume they'll be in late January. Please wait warmly.
I'll get them out eventually, I promise! ;w;
Turku AnonI will deliver your gifts by hand, if necesary.
JFrån VästeråsI´m sorry, if the postal strike isn´t solved, I cannot guarantee delivery for christmas, but you will get your gift.
Your Noble Confidant.
I don't have a problem with those shows. It's just I've only seen one episode of each at best.
We're here forever, anon.
Would people from developed countries appreciate poorfag snacks from 3rd world included in the gift or that will be too scary for you to eat?
Feels like people are getting desperate for initials even earlier this year. Guess I'll post some.
SBfrom Germany, you aren't being grinched.. Your gifts aren't here yet but you only live one country over, so I think everything will work out fine with time to spare. Mfrom Chile, I've designed your card, now I just need to find the time to buy some things to make it. MBfrom Chile, same as the above.
>see their initials
Thanks, anon! Can't wait to see your card.
The time is upon us!
Thanks for the notice. Didn't expect my initials to get posted, made my day.
>only live one country over
Now I'm curious, which one?
>Had to spend nearly twice my price bracket just to get the one thing my /ss/ really wanted.
>Had no money left to ship it to myself for wrapping and back out again. So was forced to send it directly to him.
Well at least I got him what he most wanted. Forgive me anon for not being about to wrap it.
>Had to spend nearly twice my price bracket just to get the one thing my /ss/ really wanted.
That's disgusting. Why would you even listen to him if it's twice your price bracket? That anon seems like a douchebag for asking something that he knows his /ss/ shouldn't be able to afford.
What if he didn't know?
Last year I asked for some nice figurine of my waifu, without realizing that all the nice ones were over the price bracket I was in. It wasn't malicious, just an honest mistake.
Pretty sure if he's asking for a specific gift, he's done some research on where to get it and how much it costs, as opposed to a blanket statement of "a nice figure of my waifu".
It's called price gouging because of not being in production anymore. When it was in production it would've cost within my price bracket.
But hey, knowing that I'm going to make my /ss/ really happy is worth it.
what's best way to get the proper sized box you need with packing? I have 4 presents wrapped and don't want a box that's to big so stuff doesn't move around as much, most places only have single sized boxes though and I don't know where to get packing material
Lay them out how you are going to pack them. Then, get a tape measure and measure it. Go to the post office and get closest size above what you measured.
Just toss some newspaper in to fill in the empty space, or pick up some shit at the post office when you get a box
From my experience, some people just splurge on others. An anon got me the Yui Hirasawa 1/8 that around that time costed $100. I was only in the $50 range.
It's on next year.
Speaking of shipping boxes.
I have 2 posters for my anon as well as the other stuff.
Shipping all of it together would mean using a huge box and having it mainly full of newspaper.
Should I get a extra tube to send the posters by themselves? But that would mean splitting the gift and I'd have to pay shipping for both of the packages.
I suspect shipping a tube and a small box will be much easier than shipping a huge box. Just make sure to cover the ends well, I've had posters come in with the endcaps basically falling out.