Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Lillyella's Secret Santa Gift Exchange!



The thing I love most about the holidays is giving gifts. I get so darn excited I can hardly contain myself! I haven't been involved with a secret santa gift exchange in quite some time, but after joining in on the one Team Etsy Project Embrace organized this year, I though it would be fun to organize one myself amongst blog friends! Most of you are total strangers but you do have one thing in common, you either like my jewelry or enjoy reading my blog. Good enough, right?!

So here's how it will work — From now until this Friday, I will collect the names and addresses of anyone who would like to participate. I will then randomly assign each participant the name of a person you are to send a gift to and you will receive a gift from someone else. Only myself and your secret santa will have your information and everything will be secret until gifts are received!

Gifts can be handmade or purchased, should be valued around $20 (before shipping) and gift wrapped. Please keep in mind you will also need to ship the item and I'll ask that items be shipped by December 17. (If you've never shipped anything internationally, don't be scared! It's easy, you just have to go to the post office and they will help you. It's not even necessarily more expensive, unless you are shipping something heavy.)


TO PARTICIPATE:
Please email your name and address to nicole@lillyella.com, subject: Secret Santa. Please also include whether or not you are willing to ship internationally. Feel free to include information about yourself — likes, dislikes, favorite colors, favorite Etsy shops, your personal style, hobbies, interests etc, or you can just leave it up to your secret santa to totally surprise you!

I will email you the name of your gift recipient, along with all the important details, by Monday, December 8.

Feel free to contact me anytime with any questions. I think this is going to be tons of fun, and maybe even a new tradition! Happy Holidays, everyone!

p.s. If you leave a comment on this post, please be sure to ALSO send me an email with all the info specified above. thanks!

photos © Anthropologie

24 comments:

lorelei said...

Sounds like a blast to me! I'm IN!

Spirited Earth said...

great idea.
count me in .

Genea said...

How fun! I too LOVE gifting! I saw a post about this on FB from Lorelei's feed. I'm totally IN! Sending you an e-mail...

Much love,

Genea

Emerald Window said...

I've never had a Secret Santa before. Please add me too.
Cenya

Oh Mandie said...

ooooh fun! I'm definatly in!

grace hester designs said...

I'm in! Just emailed you.

grace hester designs said...

I'm in! Just emailed you.

balanced. said...

I am so in!!
Thrilled you opened this up internationally! and kept our shipping dates in mind. Thank you, Nicole! :)

lillyella said...

yay! This is going to be so much fun! If you left a comment here, please be sure to ALSO email me all your info as specified in the post. That is how I will organize the names.
THANKS everyone!!

Gloria Gomez said...

I just sent my info via email! This is going to be fun!

Anne Betenson said...

Sounds fun!Count me in!

pam ferrari said...

This is a fun idea. I love a surprise. Count me in!

Valerie said...

How FUUUUUUN! I'm in too. (Not like I need something else to do this busy season, but why not!)

Nice of you to take on the extra work of organizing it.

Catherine Ivins said...

Very fun idea Nicole- count me in!

xo- Cat :)

Pretty Things said...

In! Sending an email now!

Tanner Glass said...

fun fun fun! I'm in!

Jingle said...

Okay...I sent my email! Thanks!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Sounds like fun, I'm in!
Shannon C

Anonymous said...

ooh! ooh! count me in too! =p

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Fun! I think I have time to participate! I'll email you. :) Theresa

sparklerawk said...

Email sent! I'm so excited for this. I haven't done a Secret Santa in quite a while, but I've never done one with pretty much complete strangers. This is going to be a lot of fun, I can tell. :)

Sandrine said...

Sending a gift to a total stranger, I like the idea :))
Info already sent!

Bird-in-Hand, Laurie said...

Thanks so much for coordinating this! Sounds too fun to pass up. I'm forwarding my info to you now.

Amanda said...

well darn - i meant to sign up for this, but totally forgot about it during my frantic craft show preparations! shoot!!!