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Secret Santa swap 2014?

When & where do we sign up for the event?

asked by Panfusine about 2 years ago
37 answers 1650 views
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added about 2 years ago

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

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QueenSashy

QueenSashy is a trusted home cook.

added about 2 years ago

Yes, please!

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added about 2 years ago

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

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added about 2 years ago

Yes! Please!!!

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added about 2 years ago

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

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AntoniaJames

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added about 2 years ago

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

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added about 2 years ago

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

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ChefJune

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added about 2 years ago

That would be fun. I'm in!

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added about 2 years ago

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

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added about 2 years ago

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

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drbabs

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added about 2 years ago

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

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SKK
added about 2 years ago

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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added about 2 years ago

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

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added about 2 years ago

Yes, please! I missed it last year.

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Susan W

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added about 2 years ago

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

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added about 2 years ago

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

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AntoniaJames

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added about 2 years ago

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)

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added about 2 years ago

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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added about 2 years ago

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

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added about 2 years ago

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. :)

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Pegeen

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added about 2 years ago

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

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Pegeen

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added about 2 years ago

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

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added about 2 years ago

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

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Pegeen

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added about 2 years ago

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

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Pegeen

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added about 2 years ago

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

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Pegeen

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added about 2 years ago

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

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added about 2 years ago

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

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

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added about 2 years ago

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

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added about 2 years ago

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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added about 2 years ago

Now I start spamming the link everywhere. Sign up for this year's swap HERE: https://docs.google.com...

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ChefJune

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added about 2 years ago

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

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drbabs

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added about 2 years ago

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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added about 2 years ago

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.

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added about 2 years ago

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