REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. If you contacted me to participate already, your name should show up in the list below and you can get all the info and follow all the happenings in the new thread I created...
HO, HO, HO!
Now that Halloween has passed, we can officially set our sights on Christmas and with that comes the 2nd Annual Pinside Secret Santa Program! I offered this up as a suggestion last year to see if people were interested and we had 61 Pinsiders who wanted to give it a try. People really had a good time with it, we didn't have any Grinches in the group, everyone came through with gifts and only one package was even delivered late...and that package was coming from Europe, so overall it was a rousing success. Because of that, let's give it a another go this year and see if we can put even more smiles on people's faces come Christmas morning. I'll keep the Secret Santa sign up open until Sunday night, November 11th, at that point I have to close it down so I can send out Secret Santa information and people can start buying their gifts. Once the sign up period has ended, I will create a new thread for all the participants and link to it in this thread.
If you are totally unfamiliar with what this SS Program entails, here is a quick synopsis:
Everyone who chooses to participate is put on the list and sends me the information requested below. Once I have everyone's information, I will randomly choose recipients for each Santa. Every Santa will receive the list of suggestions and address of their recipient. They then locate gift(s) and send to their recipient. Everyone who participates will send a gift(s), and receive a gift(s) to open whenever they choose to hopefully bring some additional cheer to them this holiday season.
If you want to check it out further or you just want to relive all the joy we had last year, here is the Secret Santa thread from 2017...
If you want to participate here is what I need from you...
Your full name and mailing address
Your email address
Your shirt size
Suggestions: I suggest providing a list of ideas to help your Santa out, but ultimately your Santa will decide what to give you. Not required, but if you update your collection on Pinside, include your games in the e-mail to me and/or mention that you also like arcade games, that could also help give your Santa ideas and direction. Please don't come into this with expectations, or have hard feelings if it's not anything on your list, just enjoy what's received. This is as fun of an experience as you make it!
I think that's everything. I'll update usernames from PMs as they come in in this thread as well, so everyone knows I got their message and that they are included. Feel free to post in this thread that you are participating to encourage others to do so as well if you want. The more the merrier!
Current 2018 Secret Santa participants: