FAQ (Shamelessly stolen from DSF ((who stole from Juju's threads)) in the spirit of, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it.")
1. What's a Secret Santa?
A Secret Santa is where where the people who sign up give gifts anonymously to other members of the group. Each person who signs up will be given a random person to send a gift to, and will receive a gift from a random person in return. It's a nice way for everyone to get a gift, without having to spend lots of money.
2. Is this for me?
If you're a member of this esteemed Cube Forum, and you have a desire to connect with the community by giving (and receiving!) gifts, then this could very well be for you. We have had some issues in the past with people not sending gifts etc. so while we do not wish to be exclusionary, we do expect you to meet some criteria. Ideally, you are an active poster within the cube forum, and you have a cube, or are building a cube yourself. I reserve the right to deny entry into the Secret Santa if you are a very new member (i.e. no posts, or no posts in the cube forum). Please don't be offended!
3. Is this expensive? How do I know what to get?
Slow down there! That's two questions! We have found that a gift of around $15 in value (or more) is reasonable, as that can really make someone's day with a cube staple or two. Be as generous as you like, however! Everybody's budget is a little bit different, so don't feel bad if $15 is all you can muster. The most important thing is just the fun of giving and receiving some cube goodies.
As for the question of what to get, I will be asking people who sign up to send me a wishlist of cards that they want. Please make your wishlist as big as you can possibly make it, to give your Santa more options!
4. Do I have to give cards?
Nope! You can get as creative as you like. If you've signed up, at your request, I can potentially ask your recipient if they would like something that isn't on their wishlist. For example, I usually ask if they would be happy to receive altered cards. (However, please understand that most people are looking for cards. If your partner has specifically requested cards, please honor that.)
5. Hot Damn, how do I sign up?
Follow these steps:
1. Reply in this thread with your intention to sign up.
2. Private Message me (DSF) with your postal details and your wishlist. Please give as much information as you can in order to make it easy on your Santa. Feel free to link to wishlists or collections on other sites.
3. I will then get back to you when signups close with your recipient's details. (Sign-ups will close December 1st so I can have partners made by Sunday, December 3rd and people can have some time to shop.)
6. How soon should I mail my gift?
As soon as you can! You don't want your gift to arrive late, so get on it! Remember that holiday shipping can take some time, and international shipping even a little bit more time.
7. What do I do when I receive my gift?
Post a picture of it up here in this thread, and don't forget to say thanks! It's great to see the gifts that get sent each year.
8. Could I be asked to send to someone in another country?
It's possible, and we want to have this activity open to everyone on the forum. In order for someone in Ireland or Korea or Dominaria to participate, we need to have people willing to send around the multiverse. If sending internationally is completely out of your budget and you feel strongly that you are not comfortable with that possibility, contact me via PM. However, if you're willing to ship one or two singles without tracking, an international stamp is only #1.15 in the US.
I've updated the OP with the details from past cube secret santa exchanges. I'll set the deadline for sign-ups to December 9th, then on December 10th I'll get the pairings sent out to everyone and we'll have two weeks to get a gift and send it to our recipient.
I'll hope that we get at least 5 participants (including Groglord and myself) to make this worth while and interesting.
I am still waiting on a card arriving then when it does I will be posting my package off, it has a long way to go after than so it could be after New Years before it arrives but fear not, it will be sent.