Secret Santa swap 2014?

When & where do we sign up for the event?

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enbe
enbe November 5, 2014

If there's interest again, I'll be setting up a signup this week!

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QueenSashy
QueenSashy November 5, 2014

Yes, please!

Panfusine
Panfusine November 6, 2014

Thank you so much for the fantastic sessions you've executed the past couple of years enbe!! looking forward to the event!

Liza's Kitchen NYC
Liza's Kitchen NYC November 7, 2014

Yes! Please!!!

Jr0717
Jr0717 November 8, 2014

That would be great! Will an email notice go out?

AntoniaJames
AntoniaJames November 11, 2014

Oh, yes, please, I can hardly wait. Thank you so, so much for doing this. ;o)

Hilarybee
Hilarybee November 5, 2014

I didn't last year, but have in years' previous. I'd be up for it again!

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ChefJune
ChefJune November 5, 2014

That would be fun. I'm in!

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mickle
mickle November 5, 2014

I am new to this event; what is the Secret Santa Swap?

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enbe
enbe November 5, 2014

Details about last year's swap: https://food52.com/blog... and check out the Tumblr for some of the goodies

drbabs
drbabs November 5, 2014

Thanks, enbe, it's so generous of you to do this for us.

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SKK
SKK November 5, 2014

Enbe, you are the best for doing this! Thank you so much for launching it and organizing it.
You came up with this idea 4 years ago? It is a gift for all who partiipate

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cookbookchick
cookbookchick November 5, 2014

Count me in, too! I participated last year. Such fun and a nice way to connect with other Food52ers.

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nashama
nashama November 6, 2014

Yes, please! I missed it last year.

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Susan W
Susan W November 6, 2014

Can we send homemade goodies or must it be a purchased item? It sounds very fun.

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Panfusine
Panfusine November 6, 2014

Its a mix of home made & purchased..Its a highlight event of the Food52 community! almost a tradition!

AntoniaJames
AntoniaJames November 11, 2014

Written materials, e.g., your local "Edible" magazine, e.g., "Edible East Bay," also have been much appreciated - not to mention handmade items such as the amazing hand embroidered tea towels a very, very special Food52er gave me last year. ;o)

cookinginvictoria
cookinginvictoria November 6, 2014

I would participate again too. This is such a great food52 tradition. Thank you, Enbe, for being willing to coordinate again. :)

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Aliwaks
Aliwaks November 6, 2014

Is it by mail? If so I'd love to do it!

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cookinginvictoria
cookinginvictoria November 6, 2014

Yes, it's all by mail or UPS or FedEx, if you prefer. Enbe is in charge of the master list, and assigns all participants a secret santa. She asks everyone to mail their goodies off by a certain date to ensure that recipients receive their packages in time for the holidays. And she makes is possible for those of us that live outside of the U.S. to participate! I've done the swap for the past three years. It's one of my favorite things about the holidays. :)

Pegeen
Pegeen November 7, 2014

Would you post a link for the Tumblr? That would be very helpful, thanks!

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Pegeen
Pegeen November 7, 2014

And THANK YOU for doing this... very kind and generous!

cookinginvictoria
cookinginvictoria November 7, 2014

Here is the Tumbler link to last year's swap: http://food52secretswap.tumblr.com/

Pegeen
Pegeen November 8, 2014

Found the Secret Santa Tumblr link, which gives ideas on previous "swaps"
http://food52secretswap.tumblr.com/

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Pegeen
Pegeen November 8, 2014

Oops! cookinginvictoria, sorry, didn't see that you had already posted the link

Pegeen
Pegeen November 8, 2014

If you check out the Tumblr on past Secret Swaps, you might be amazed, like me, at the community's generosity. At my last office, "Secret Santa" for the holidays included items like fluorescent orange luggage straps printed with "Not Yours." And candles in packaging a little worse for the wear, already melting inside the plastic wrapping.

It seems that people who love food are generous, nurturing and have a sense of humor. Wow. I think one thing that would be an amazing gift is to cook another community member's recipe, take pictures with your family (or at least their hands forks and spoons if faces can't be shown), and send that as the gift. How cool would that be? Early holiday cheers to everyone.

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Susan W
Susan W November 8, 2014

How did those of you who sent cheese package it? Dry ice?

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Franziska
Franziska November 10, 2014

Most people send goodies that will keep a few days without refrigeration. Think cookies, granola, tee, chocolates... those kinds of things :)

Franziska
Franziska November 10, 2014

I loved it so much last year, thanks Enbe for doing it again this year! Soooo excited!

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Milehighlori
Milehighlori November 10, 2014

It was great fun last year. I've been anxiously waiting for this years sign up notice. So glad to see you will be heading it up again Enbe. Big hugs!

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enbe
enbe November 10, 2014

Now I start spamming the link everywhere. Sign up for this year's swap HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_tbTBwkFPD17LLI8y9V154-gI4-OUjHLFDr37Dglgi0/viewform

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ChefJune
ChefJune November 11, 2014

oops. can't open tha page at work. will have to sign up at home. :)

Lindsay-Jean Hard
Lindsay-Jean Hard November 12, 2014

Hi enbe, when you see this, could you shoot me an email please ([email protected])? I have a quick question for you, and I believe your spam filter might be eating our emails. Thanks!

drbabs
drbabs December 7, 2014

Hey everyone. I was thinking about this yesterday and realized that I didn't get an assignment, so I emailed enbe. She sent out the secret Santa assignments last Monday, so if you haven't gotten yours, check your spam folder.

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arcane54
arcane54 December 7, 2014

My spam folder "autoflushes" so I'm glad I caught enbe's email in time! I've been gathering goodies all week and greatly appreciate her advice on being a secret santa.

Panfusine
Panfusine December 7, 2014

I got my name last week and am assembling the package now, need to get my home made component in.

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enbe
enbe December 7, 2014

To anyone who has signed up : matches went out last week so please confirm you have received yours! If not, first check your spam folder and then email me at [email protected] so I can re-email it to you. A few seem to have gotten lost somewhere...

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