Ok guys, holidays are coming up (and more importantly I have wanted to do something like this for a long time but it hasn't worked out), so let's do a secret santa swap thing! Basically, each of us will send a package filled with goodies of some kind to another user on the forum, and receive a package in return (from a different person than the one you sent your package to). It can be anything: clothes, trinkets, possibly food depending on location, etc. Well, anything is an exaggeration, but you get the idea.
I'll run it, since I have nothing better to do. I'm going to lay out a few ground rules but obviously let me know if you think something should be different.
Value: I was thinking that you should spend somewhere between 50 and 100USD on your package, but this is not set in stone at all. I don't want anyone to feel like they can't participate because of money, so let's try to come up with a price range that works for most people, if not everyone. I think it's fairly important that everyone stay within the price range, just so we don't end up with a situation where one person gets an ACNE suit and another gets a jar of hot sauce. This is an extreme example, but stuff like that has happened before. Basically, I don't want anyone's feelings to be hurt since we are a relatively small group, so let's try to come to some kind of consensus about this before we start.
Shipping: I'm going to create an arbitrary deadline of December 1 by which everyone has to have their stuff shipped out. That gives you about a month to plan and execute your package. I feel like this is sufficient time, but please let me know if you feel like this is going to be burdensome. If the stuff is sent out by that date, it should ideally get to everyone before they leave college for break and the like.
Because we have people spread out across so many countries, I don't think anyone can opt out of international shipping, but if it's a real concern for you please tell me and we can try to work something out; I am a reasonably accommodating person.
Ingredients: Like I said earlier, I think most things are fair game. It would be cool if you could include something unique to your location but this is a requirement by any means. While I think it's cool to include clothing that doesn't fit or that you don't want that you think the person will like, let's not just use this as an opportunity to get rid of old stuff. Just be considerate.
Anyway, that's about it. If you're interested, let me know by the end of the week by posting in this thread.
Last edited by starfox64
on Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:49 am, edited 1 time in total.
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