Post by Nightmare on Sept 15, 2019 18:47:24 GMT -5
It's about that time of year again! Can you hear the Christmas bells ringing?! ... Yeah, I can't yet either. But! It IS time to get the signups for the ZV Secret Santa started! Due to the smashing success of the first ZV Secret Santa last year, it's been decided we'll be turning it into a ZV Tradition! (As long as people continue to sign up, that is.)
As we did last year, this will not be a mutual Secret Santa. Just because you get someone's name does not mean that they will also be your Secret Santa. Though matches like that can happen (and did last year), it will be more likely that your Santa will be someone else to keep it more exciting and secret.
If you're interested in taking part in the gift exchange, please make a single post in this thread. When you sign up, please be sure to list a few of your favorite things as helpful ideas for your Secret Santa. At minimum 3, but you can put as many as you would like. I would also recommend posting your shirt size, since shirts were a popular gift idea last year. If you're not comfortable posting that in this thread for whatever reason, you can share it with our organizer. Which brings me to...
Just like with last year, the kind and jolly and legendary Xero Bloodline will be our organizer this year. When signups end, Xero will in short order contact each of the fellas that signed up to not only let them know who they're gifting to, but to collect your address to relay to your Secret Santa as well. Xero will also be in charge of keeping an eye on you all and making sure things are moving smoothly, and will also be there to offer advice if you're not sure what to get your partner, so feel free to discuss any and everything with him regarding the event.
Using Xero as a go-between is an effort to keep things secret until you get your gift in the mail, so please, it should go without saying, but the number one rule of Secret Santa is to remain anonymous! It's more fun for everyone if you keep your recipient to yourself. This does not mean you can't collaborate with anyone else besides them if you need help getting ideas (though you should definitely discuss it with Xero first) but keeping it secret to everyone else is a must!
Everyone will have until the last weekend of October to decide if you want to sign up. The deadline is October 27th though, and after that Xero will randomize the list and hand out the names for your special someones. You will have all of November to acquire or make your gifts. At the end of the first weekend of December (Saturday December 7th) is the deadline to get those packages mail in time for Christmas. The postal service can have problems around the holidays so the sooner the better, and the cutoff is two weeks before just so we can hopefully combat that problem.
As we did last year, we will all get together a couple of days before Christmas (TBD, we'll arrange it once we get closer) to open our gifts together on the Discord's voice chat and celebrate! So be sure not to open them before then! I will list the cutoff days below so there is no confusion, and we can get started with the signups!
Merry Christmas Zero Virus and Happy Gifting!
TL;DR: Post here to sign up. Make sure to include three interests and preferably a shirt size with your post. When signups end, Xero will contact you, and you'll have until the first weekend of December to send your gifts.
10/27/19 - Cutoff for Signups!
12/07/19 - Gifts in the mail!
12/TBD/19 - Getting together to open the gifts!
* Boxes of cursed Spider-Man Mac n Cheese are banned from this event.