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Packages are in the mail and arriving at their destinations across the U.S.! Keep an eye out for the mailman if yours hasn't arrived. We have a record number of Santas this year, over 50! They've been having fun plotting and sleuthing to find the perfect handmade gift.

What to do next:

Post images of your received gift here. We want to see the creativity and scope of the imaginations of our members.

  • the best photo/gift combo wins a prize. This year's prize is a handmade pen made with real bourbon barrel wood as a gift from AFI, made by member Joel Lockridge

  • (as I told you I stole this idea from Reddit.com - this link will show you the Reddit giftees showing off their gifts)

Santas, how is this working for you? I'm open to suggestions for improvement.

Thanks for playing with me!

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Well, I guess it pays to be the organizer of this site! I received a gift from my Secret Santa, that rascally guy, Joel Lockridge, already. He threatened to send coal, but instead here is my personalized pen made by Joel (who creates these pens from bourbon barrels, BourbonPens.com). Love it, Joel. Thank you.

Joel certainly does make barrel stave oak pens, but it looks like he also makes them from acrylic! I met Joel in Gulf Breeze, FL last year during Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts.

I so hated missing out on this this year.  Too much going for me this year.  However, I know I am going to enjoy looking at the photos of the gifts everyone will post.

Thank you Anne Curtis for my lovely gifts of a serving spoon and letter opener. I absolutely treasure them! Happy holidays and thank you for being my secret santa. :)

My gift arrived today and it is PERFECT!  I could not have chosen a new flamingo gift for myself that could be any more perfect.  THANK YOU Tammy!!!!!  In addition to her knowing I like flamingos (I can't figure out how that happened) she sent a lovely card with a frog design and I love frogs almost as much as flamingos.  Good job to my Secret Santa!

Here is a photo of my lovely gift!

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my...Secret Santa is… Ann Beehler … Grinch pills… OMG BEST GIFT EVER…  I told my husband last night I added a Mrs. Grinch shirt to my wish list… Grinch pills are even better I will put my present under the tree .. Do I need to open today…???  OK to wait??? Thanks Shari Chaess

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You can open it whenever your will gives out!

Thank You for the santa hat necklace.  I have received good several comments on the necklace.  Happy Holidays thanks to the grinch pills..lol...

Thank you Barbara Kaiser for the beautiful cards! I collect artists' cards at most of the shows I do, so they are the perfect gift for me.

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I couldn't be happier with my Secret Santa gift from Terri Einer.  Two perfect little paintings for my kitchen.  I've been looking for art for the kitchen for months now and these two cuties arrived on cue.  Thanks Terri and I love your work!

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Again, thank you to Kristen Vasques for the beautiful vintage brass leaves and vintage Bohemian glass earrings.

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