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Stampboards 2020 Covid-safe "Secret Santa"

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The annual "Secret Santa" has become a great Stampboards tradition over the past 12 years.

However, this year with major mail disruptions globally, and many of our members in lockdown or self-isolating, we would like to maintain the tradition but do it in a Covid-safe way!

As always, everyone is welcome to participate, regardless of whether you celebrate Christmas (after all, a present is a present :D )

This is how it works:

1. The Xmas Elf (me!) will send each person who registers, the Stampboards name of another participant.

2. When you get your recipients name, have a look at their profile and posts to see their collecting interest then email an image of an appropriate virtual gift to me margpav [at] g mail dot com

3. I will then post it on the Secret Santa thread on your behalf (so you remain a secret Santa).

What is a virtual gift? An image of a stamp, cover, book, sweets, CDs etc etc you think your recipient would like.

The big advantage is that no gifts will go missing in the post and we will have no limit on the value of the gift. If your recipient collects Mauritius, you could gift them the image of the Bordeaux cover bearing the 1d red and 2d blue Mauritius imperfs (regardless of the $4 million price tag!)

All a bit of Xmas cheer and a chance to be creative.

To make it a bit more fun, each Santa will go in the draw for a $100 Glen Stephens gift voucher to be used off website below, and to be drawn on 26th December using automated post number generator.

https://www.glenstephens.com/rarity.html

Any questions on the Secret Santa process should be directed to me via email margpav [ at ] g mail dot com

All registrations must be in by 1st December. All virtual gifts must be emailed to me by 20th December.

If you wish to participate, you MUST email me at margpav [ at ] g mail dot com with Your Stampboards name and "Secret Santa 2020" in the heading. AND post here please on the thread that you are participating.

In that email, you MUST provide the following information :

1. Your full name (first and last name)
2. Your email address
3. Your Stampboards name
4. Maximum number of times you wish to participate: (1, 2, 3):


Now - Let the fun begin!
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Post by Kennethsequeira »

Thanks MargoZ... I'm in this unique virtual Secret Santa :D
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Great Kenneth!
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Great! I liked!! :D
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Post by Catweazle »

I'm in too, happy to spread the festive cheer!

Thanks for organising this every year, Margo. Always appreciated!

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Thanks Ebormelo & Catweazle.
Something different and easy on the wallet 8-)
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Count me in as usual, email sent :P :P :P

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Post by goof »

Hi Margo

I'm in as always, thanks for organising this again and very innovative method of getting round the non variable international post we are experiencing!

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Thanks for thinking of a safe and inclusive COVID-19 approach to Secret Santa and for organizing this Margo! Please count me in.

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Thanks a lot, Margo.
I am in for this year too. :)
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A novel idea Margo, please count me in. My chance to gift something really special :D Even the choosing of the gift will be fun :D
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I would like to join.
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Thank You Margo
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Hi Margo.
Thanks for coming up with a fun and novel way be Secret Santas again this year.
I've sent the email.

Cheers,
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Thank you Margoz.

Email sent.
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Thanks to all who are joining in this year. I've received your emails and will get back with your virtual recipients in the next week or so.

Just a reminder of how our Covid-safe secret santa will work this year:

This is how it works:

1. The Xmas Elf (me!) will send each person who registers, the Stampboards name of another participant.

2. When you get your recipients name, have a look at their profile and posts to see their collecting interest then email an image of an appropriate virtual gift to me margpav [at] g mail dot com

3. I will then post it on the Secret Santa thread on your behalf (so you remain a secret Santa).

What is a virtual gift? An image of a stamp, cover, book, sweets, CDs etc etc you think your recipient would like.

The big advantage is that no gifts will go missing in the post and we will have no limit on the value of the gift. If your recipient collects Mauritius, you could gift them the image of the Bordeaux cover bearing the 1d red and 2d blue Mauritius imperfs (regardless of the $4 million price tag!)

All a bit of Xmas cheer and a chance to be creative.

To make it a bit more fun, each Santa will go in the draw for a $100 Glen Stephens gift voucher to be used off website below, and to be drawn on 26th December using automated post number generator.

https://www.glenstephens.com/rarity.html

Any questions on the Secret Santa process should be directed to me via email margpav [ at ] g mail dot com

All registrations must be in by 1st December. All virtual gifts must be emailed to me by 20th December.

If you wish to participate, you MUST email me at margpav [ at ] g mail dot com with Your Stampboards name and "Secret Santa 2020" in the heading. AND post here please on the thread that you are participating.

In that email, you MUST provide the following information :

1. Your full name (first and last name)
2. Your email address
3. Your Stampboards name
4. Maximum number of times you wish to participate: (1, 2, 3):
Please click link below to "Like" stampboards on FACEBOOK -
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Post by Girish Vaidya »

I am in this year. Thank you for organizing this.

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Post by MJ Scorthorne »

Sign me up.

Thank you Margo.

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I am signing up for this Thanks

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Post by ScotsmanAbroad »

Hello there everyone!

I've sent my details and I'd love to take part again this year!

Thanks for organizing this 'special edition' Secret Santa Margo!

Cheers :D :D :D
It's good to shoot the breeze with like-minded people.

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Only 8 days left to register to join this years Secret Santa
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