Monday, November 11, 2019

The field is set


The sign-up period for this year's Secret Santa is now closed. I don't know how it happened, but we ended up with 32 participants this year, which bests last year's mark by two. As Billy can attest, I had my doubts about even being able to find 20 interested parties this year, what with the blogs being a bit down and all. So with that being said, thank you to everyone who joined this year!

Also, thanks to those of you who helped to promote this year's SS on your blogs, Roy (Bulldog) and John Sharp come to mind first.

And a very special thank you goes out to, Dan (Vrooomed), from the TCDB, who started a thread on the site to help promote this year's SS. I'm fairly certain that this thread was responsible for drawing about 1/3 of our entrants, so I'm very grateful for his efforts.

As mentioned, we've got 32 entrants for this year's Secret Santa, all of which are listed below:

Me (that's yours truly, not someone who has "Me" for a user name)
bbcardz
Trevor P
Mike Matson
John Sharp
GCA
The Bucs Stop Here
Vrooomed
Billy Kingsley
Karsal
Scribbled Ink
The Lost Collector
budler
Tim B.
gcrl
Matt
Sportzcommish
JayP
Chris
Ntlwhlr
Rod (Padrographs)
arpsmith
Bulldog
Henry Blanchette
KMack
Xanadude
ketchupman36
terrbear5951
CaptKirk42
Madding
Collecting Cutch
Kameo

Now that the field is set, I will randomize the names tonight to see who get's who, and will then start sending out emails tomorrow. Please note though, last year I pushed myself and got all of the emails done in one night, which was not a smart move on my part, so this year I'll be sending half of them on Tuesday, and will finish up the rest on Wednesday. And once again, thank you to everyone who joined this year!


Thanks for taking a moment to look at my page.

12 comments:

  1. Yay for Jon! Looking forward to seeing that email!

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  2. Thanks to all those that entered, and to Jon for continuing Secret Santa.

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    1. Don't worry, John. If I didn't do it, somebody else would have!

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  3. Thank you for running it again Jon!

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    1. I'm just happy to be of some use to the blogging community!

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  4. Looking forward to the contest. Thanks again for running it this year.

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    1. And thank you participating this year, Henry!

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  5. I knew it would work! This is always a ton of fun. I'm more excited for shopping for somebody else than I am for opening whatever I get, but I will do that on Christmas Eve and post about it then.

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    1. Yep, I can verify that you did indeed say that there would be plenty of interest this year. And I too am looking forward to the shopping, as that's always my favorite part of the Secret Santa.

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  6. Once again if it wasn't for the shipping outside the U.S., I would have most likely jumped in. It's also why I didn't join another one I was invited to. I will just ship out some secret santa surprises to those I have addresses of instead :)

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    1. As mentioned, there are cheap options, in fact I've seen people ship bubble mailers to Canada for the same price that it would cost to ship one to the other side of the U.S. -- maybe we'll get lucky and you'll reconsider your stance in time to join next year's SS :)

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