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Secret Santa Question

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 



If you get a person from another country, once they receive the package it won't be a secret, correct? Don't you have to declare all of your info on the customs form? Any way around this?
post #2 of 27
Karen,

No, you are right. You have to put the contents down. I think the majority of us, would like it to remain a surprise and just have to promise not to peek at the declarations sticker
post #3 of 27
Thread Starter 
Thanks Chris!


Note to my the person I am Santa for -

NO PEEKING!!!
post #4 of 27
I was secret santa for someone from another country, and on the contents list for customs I simply put "toiletries". Okay, so not everything in the box was within that category, but that way it kept it a secret! Everything turned out just fine!!!
post #5 of 27
Thats more or less what i do as well Lacey, toiletries, books, or printed papers because theres always a christmas card in with mine
post #6 of 27
Thread Starter 
I will definitely keep that in mind! Thanks!
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post #8 of 27
Ok, I have a question too. Are we supossed to keep our identities secret forever or do we tell who we are on the gift tag?
post #9 of 27
I'm confused about that too. How do we keep out ID's secret when we must put return addresses on the package? And the card question too.
Could you lay out the guidelines for us. Thanks....this is really fun.
Lei
post #10 of 27
What i did with mine last year was to put a christmas card in and give a couple of hints.

The card i sent was a little tortie kitten with a black smudge on it's nose and the clue was that the picture of the kitten was similar to one of my cats(Rosie).
post #11 of 27
I think it's fun to keep 'em guessing. We had fun with that last year. My person never did guess me, but I had fun watching her post trying to guess
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post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
What i did with mine last year was to put a christmas card in and give a couple of hints.

The card i sent was a little tortie kitten with a black smudge on it's nose and the clue was that the picture of the kitten was similar to one of my cats(Rosie).
I LIKE that idea a lot!
post #13 of 27
Did you ever tell your person that you were her SS?
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Originally Posted by captiva
I think it's fun to keep 'em guessing. We had fun with that last year. My person never did guess me, but I had fun watching her post trying to guess
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post #14 of 27
NEVER

But she didn't beg, either.
post #15 of 27
I am afraid that I might beg. Please tell me...whine.
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Originally Posted by captiva
NEVER

But she didn't beg, either.
post #16 of 27
I think it would be fun to try and figure it out Might need a few hints though
post #17 of 27
If we have a person in another country, how do we handle the return address issue, so that they cannot identify their SS?
post #18 of 27
Thread Starter 
That was my original question in the thread. You can't get around it. You have to do the return address on the package as well as fill out a customs declaration form.

If you have someone in a different country, it won't be a "secret" santa.
post #19 of 27
Note to my person...don't look at the return address, the contents...just don't look at the package at all.
Oh well...it will still be fun.
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Originally Posted by AbbysMom
That was my original question in the thread. You can't get around it. You have to do the return address on the package as well as fill out a customs declaration form.
If you have someone in a different country, it won't be a "secret" santa.
post #20 of 27
I had an overseas person last year, and while I know the parcel arrived, I never had the impression that she had figured out who sent it. I put as little as I could get away with on the outside, but your hands are tied to a certain extent.

My Secret Santa, on the other hand, was also sending from overseas, and found a wonderfully confusing circuitous route by which to send it. It took some figuring, but I did finally figure it out. That was fun.
post #21 of 27
So, if I mail an envelope with a little something in it for starters, do I have to declare that? Can't I just mail it with regular postage (the right amount of course.)
post #22 of 27
If it's just in a regular card envelope, no. But anything in a larger envelope or box, yes from what I understand.
post #23 of 27
What if the assigned secret santa (giver or receiver) hasn't logged onto the catsite or dosen't respond to PM's?
post #24 of 27
That's a tough one. Have you emailed a Snooping Santa to see if they can help you?
post #25 of 27
What is the spending limit???
post #26 of 27
I e-mail a snooping santa who "snooped" & got a response.
Do that...its works.
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Originally Posted by Talon
What if the assigned secret santa (giver or receiver) hasn't logged onto the catsite or dosen't respond to PM's?
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by emb_78
What is the spending limit???

I believe it was $15.
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