*** R2R Secret Santa 2020 - Official Registration Thread ***

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  1. What country are you located in? USA
  2. What is your shirt size? Large
  3. What are your favorite foods or snacks? No Allergies...Like Anything really...Spicy food
  4. What is your gender? Male
  5. What are your hobbies or other interests? Reefing and Golf
  6. What is your favorite color? Blue
  7. What is your favorite fish? Vlamingii tang
  8. What is your favorite coral? Acropora
  9. Would you be interested in receiving livestock? If yes, what would you be interested in? Yes, Would be interested in sticks...Acros SPS Etc...

Merry Christmas everyone!
 
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  1. What country are you located in? USA
  2. What is your shirt size? Large
  3. What are your favorite foods or snacks? Any allergies or special considerations that need to be kept in mind? Reese’s! No allergies
  4. What is your gender? Male
  5. What are your hobbies or other interests? Reefing, my car
  6. What is your favorite color? Red
  7. What is your favorite fish? My sailfish tang
  8. What is your favorite coral? Anything but Xenia
  9. Would you be interested in receiving livestock? If yes, what would you be interested in? *disclaimer due to the busy holiday season we recommend not shipping livestock* Yes!
 

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  1. What country are you located in? USA
  2. What is your shirt size? Large
  3. What are your favorite foods or snacks? Any allergies or special considerations that need to be kept in mind? Any chocolate or BBQ chips. No allergies
  4. What is your gender? male
  5. What are your hobbies or other interests? Restoring cars and actuarial science
  6. What is your favorite color? Blue
  7. What is your favorite fish? Watchman goby with a pistol shrimp. So cool!
  8. What is your favorite coral? Zoas and goniapora
  9. Would you be interested in receiving livestock? If yes, what would you be interested in? *disclaimer due to the busy holiday season we recommend not shipping livestock* 100% just please no acros or acans
 

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Ho! Ho! Ho!! It's that time again!! I'm excited to invite you to join the fun for the R2R Secret Santa 2020 gift exchange!

Those of you who've joined us before know how much fun this will be, and for those of you joining us for the first time, you're in for a treat! This is going to be a great time to share holiday cheer with one another!!

I mean lots of us have family and friends who just don't get this crazy hobby of ours, and let's face it, they're probably more likely to get you another pair of socks than that thing you really want for your reef hobby... ;) But this gift exchange will be different because it's FOR REEFERS BY REEFERS! This will be lots of fun for everyone!!

Here is how it will work:
  • Members can sign up between now and November 15th.
  • As you sign up, you'll get a link to the gift exchange on Elfster (it's the Secret Santa exchange website/app that we use to organize the gift exchange) where you'll need to register and create your own wishlist for your Secret Santa.*
  • Secret Santas will be assigned in batches of 100 (so we'll be monitoring this number as you guys sign up). The final matchup will take place on November 15th for those who aren't matched before then.
  • The total value of the gift must be at least $25.00. Please keep in mind that you may go above the minimum, but you may not receive the same in turn.
  • Buy or make gifts and ship them by 12/7/2020.
  • Delivery confirmation is mandatory and will need to be sent to @Santa Claus and/or updated in Elfster.
  • Due to issues with shipping internationally, we need to make our participants outside the USA aware that if we don't have any other participants from your region or country, you may be matched with someone of a different region/country. As long as you are ok with that, you are welcome to join in the fun! (Feel free to PM Santa or @Hermey with any questions.)
All R2R Secret Santa participants will receive a special SS banner under their username.

To sign up, you will need to do these 3 things (PLEASE DO ALL 3):
  1. PM @Santa Claus with your contact information (name, email, and country you're located in so that we can PM you the link to sign up on Elfster and join the gift exchange).
  2. Post in this thread with your answers to the questionnaire (see below) IN THIS THREAD (this is our official registration thread).
  3. Join our R2R Secret Santa 2020 user group (CLICK HERE). *Btw, there's a glitch that may make your build thread badge disappear when you join. CLICK HERE to easily add it back.
Secret Santa Questionnaire:
  1. What country are you located in?
  2. What is your shirt size?
  3. What are your favorite foods or snacks? Any allergies or special considerations that need to be kept in mind?
  4. What is your gender?
  5. What are your hobbies or other interests?
  6. What is your favorite color?
  7. What is your favorite fish?
  8. What is your favorite coral?
  9. Would you be interested in receiving livestock? If yes, what would you be interested in? *disclaimer due to the busy holiday season we recommend not shipping livestock*

If shipping coral we ask that you notify @Santa Claus and @Hermey via PM when you would like 2 ship so we can notify recipient and make sure they will be able to receive it. If recipient can't be there we will ask them for 2 other days and work out with sender. (We don't mind playing the go between here to keep it more a secret.)

*A note on creating your Elfster wish list. Our minimum gift amount is $25, and you shouldn't expect more than that to be spent on a gift. HOWEVER, please feel free to throw anything you'd like on that list. I find it's fun for folks to list out even those crazy expensive things they'd like, so put that new 300-gallon custom tank on there! LOL No harm in dreaming! Go wild! Also, as you look at the wish list created by your recipient, don't be alarmed if there are items on there you won't be able to buy them. Please don't feel obligated to spend more than you planned. Remember, it's a "wish list," and there's no harm in their wishing. :) While it's great to be generous, your recipient isn't expecting you to give more than the minimum. From experience, I know that your gift (whatever it may be) will bring joy because of the thought and kindness that goes into it.

Also, notice that we have a special Secret Santa forum going on! Feel free to start other threads in here to talk about everything Secret Santa related, holiday related, or just anything you want to talk with all of us other SS peeps! #R2RSecretSanta

EDIT ON DECEMBER 6th:

We're going to do one last draw for anyone who wants to sign up but didn't get in before the deadline! The rules for this one will follow the same guidelines as in our original post except that I need everyone to sign up by the end of today, and your deadline for mailing your Christmas gifts will be Christmas (This only applies to those joining now. Everyone else please follow the original deadline
R2R Secret Santa.jpg

Ho! Ho! Ho!! It's that time again!! I'm excited to invite you to join the fun for the R2R Secret Santa 2020 gift exchange!

Those of you who've joined us before know how much fun this will be, and for those of you joining us for the first time, you're in for a treat! This is going to be a great time to share holiday cheer with one another!!

I mean lots of us have family and friends who just don't get this crazy hobby of ours, and let's face it, they're probably more likely to get you another pair of socks than that thing you really want for your reef hobby... ;) But this gift exchange will be different because it's FOR REEFERS BY REEFERS! This will be lots of fun for everyone!!

Here is how it will work:
  • Members can sign up between now and November 15th.
  • As you sign up, you'll get a link to the gift exchange on Elfster (it's the Secret Santa exchange website/app that we use to organize the gift exchange) where you'll need to register and create your own wishlist for your Secret Santa.*
  • Secret Santas will be assigned in batches of 100 (so we'll be monitoring this number as you guys sign up). The final matchup will take place on November 15th for those who aren't matched before then.
  • The total value of the gift must be at least $25.00. Please keep in mind that you may go above the minimum, but you may not receive the same in turn.
  • Buy or make gifts and ship them by 12/7/2020.
  • Delivery confirmation is mandatory and will need to be sent to @Santa Claus and/or updated in Elfster.
  • Due to issues with shipping internationally, we need to make our participants outside the USA aware that if we don't have any other participants from your region or country, you may be matched with someone of a different region/country. As long as you are ok with that, you are welcome to join in the fun! (Feel free to PM Santa or @Hermey with any questions.)
All R2R Secret Santa participants will receive a special SS banner under their username.

To sign up, you will need to do these 3 things (PLEASE DO ALL 3):
  1. PM @Santa Claus with your contact information (name, email, and country you're located in so that we can PM you the link to sign up on Elfster and join the gift exchange).
  2. Post in this thread with your answers to the questionnaire (see below) IN THIS THREAD (this is our official registration thread).
  3. Join our R2R Secret Santa 2020 user group (CLICK HERE). *Btw, there's a glitch that may make your build thread badge disappear when you join. CLICK HERE to easily add it back.
Secret Santa Questionnaire:
  1. What country are you located in?
  2. What is your shirt size?
  3. What are your favorite foods or snacks? Any allergies or special considerations that need to be kept in mind?
  4. What is your gender?
  5. What are your hobbies or other interests?
  6. What is your favorite color?
  7. What is your favorite fish?
  8. What is your favorite coral?
  9. Would you be interested in receiving livestock? If yes, what would you be interested in? *disclaimer due to the busy holiday season we recommend not shipping livestock*

If shipping coral we ask that you notify @Santa Claus and @Hermey via PM when you would like 2 ship so we can notify recipient and make sure they will be able to receive it. If recipient can't be there we will ask them for 2 other days and work out with sender. (We don't mind playing the go between here to keep it more a secret.)

*A note on creating your Elfster wish list. Our minimum gift amount is $25, and you shouldn't expect more than that to be spent on a gift. HOWEVER, please feel free to throw anything you'd like on that list. I find it's fun for folks to list out even those crazy expensive things they'd like, so put that new 300-gallon custom tank on there! LOL No harm in dreaming! Go wild! Also, as you look at the wish list created by your recipient, don't be alarmed if there are items on there you won't be able to buy them. Please don't feel obligated to spend more than you planned. Remember, it's a "wish list," and there's no harm in their wishing. :) While it's great to be generous, your recipient isn't expecting you to give more than the minimum. From experience, I know that your gift (whatever it may be) will bring joy because of the thought and kindness that goes into it.

Also, notice that we have a special Secret Santa forum going on! Feel free to start other threads in here to talk about everything Secret Santa related, holiday related, or just anything you want to talk with all of us other SS peeps! #R2RSecretSanta

EDIT ON DECEMBER 6th:

We're going to do one last draw for anyone who wants to sign up but didn't get in before the deadline! The rules for this one will follow the same guidelines as in our original post except that I need everyone to sign up by the end of today, and your deadline for mailing your Christmas gifts will be Christmas (This only applies to those joining now. Everyone else please follow the original deadlines.).
Secret Santa Questionnaire:
  1. What country are you located in? USA
  2. What is your shirt size? MEN’s MEDIUM
  3. What are your favorite foods or snacks? Any allergies or special considerations that need to be kept in mind? ALL FOODS, BUT NO GLUTEN, NUT, GINGER OR EGGS
  4. What is your gender? MALE
  5. What are your hobbies or other interests? SALT WATER, FITNESS BUFF
  6. What is your favorite color? BLUE
  7. What is your favorite fish? WATCHMAN GOBY
  8. What is your favorite coral? ACANS AND ZOAS
  9. Would you be interested in receiving livestock? If yes, what would you be interested in? *disclaimer due to the busy holiday season we recommend not shipping livestock* ANYTJING REALLT, JUST GETTING BACK INTO HOBBY AND GINISHING UP MY CYCLE NOW! SO NO LIVESTOCK YET, BUT GETTING THERE! WHATEVER WOULD HELP WITH THE NEW AQUARIUM. GIFT CARDS WOULD PORBABLY BE USEFUL,
 

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  • What country are you located in? united states
  • What is your shirt size? 5xl tall
  • What are your favorite foods or snacks? Any allergies or special considerations that need to be kept in mind?candy
  • What is your gender? male
  • What are your hobbies or other interests? cars and fish
  • What is your favorite color? black and red
  • What is your favorite fish? tangs, clowns, anthias
  • What is your favorite coral? euyphillia
  • Would you be interested in receiving livestock? If yes, what would you be interested in? *disclaimer due to the busy holiday season we recommend not shipping livestock* yes
 
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Ho! Ho! Ho!! It's that time again!! I'm excited to invite you to join the fun for the R2R Secret Santa 2020 gift exchange!

Those of you who've joined us before know how much fun this will be, and for those of you joining us for the first time, you're in for a treat! This is going to be a great time to share holiday cheer with one another!!

I mean lots of us have family and friends who just don't get this crazy hobby of ours, and let's face it, they're probably more likely to get you another pair of socks than that thing you really want for your reef hobby... ;) But this gift exchange will be different because it's FOR REEFERS BY REEFERS! This will be lots of fun for everyone!!

Here is how it will work:
  • Members can sign up between now and November 15th.
  • As you sign up, you'll get a link to the gift exchange on Elfster (it's the Secret Santa exchange website/app that we use to organize the gift exchange) where you'll need to register and create your own wishlist for your Secret Santa.*
  • Secret Santas will be assigned in batches of 100 (so we'll be monitoring this number as you guys sign up). The final matchup will take place on November 15th for those who aren't matched before then.
  • The total value of the gift must be at least $25.00. Please keep in mind that you may go above the minimum, but you may not receive the same in turn.
  • Buy or make gifts and ship them by 12/7/2020.
  • Delivery confirmation is mandatory and will need to be sent to @Santa Claus and/or updated in Elfster.
  • Due to issues with shipping internationally, we need to make our participants outside the USA aware that if we don't have any other participants from your region or country, you may be matched with someone of a different region/country. As long as you are ok with that, you are welcome to join in the fun! (Feel free to PM Santa or @Hermey with any questions.)
All R2R Secret Santa participants will receive a special SS banner under their username.

To sign up, you will need to do these 3 things (PLEASE DO ALL 3):
  1. PM @Santa Claus with your contact information (name, email, and country you're located in so that we can PM you the link to sign up on Elfster and join the gift exchange).
  2. Post in this thread with your answers to the questionnaire (see below) IN THIS THREAD (this is our official registration thread).
  3. Join our R2R Secret Santa 2020 user group (CLICK HERE). *Btw, there's a glitch that may make your build thread badge disappear when you join. CLICK HERE to easily add it back.
Secret Santa Questionnaire:
  1. What country are you located in?
  2. What is your shirt size?
  3. What are your favorite foods or snacks? Any allergies or special considerations that need to be kept in mind?
  4. What is your gender?
  5. What are your hobbies or other interests?
  6. What is your favorite color?
  7. What is your favorite fish?
  8. What is your favorite coral?
  9. Would you be interested in receiving livestock? If yes, what would you be interested in? *disclaimer due to the busy holiday season we recommend not shipping livestock*

If shipping coral we ask that you notify @Santa Claus and @Hermey via PM when you would like 2 ship so we can notify recipient and make sure they will be able to receive it. If recipient can't be there we will ask them for 2 other days and work out with sender. (We don't mind playing the go between here to keep it more a secret.)

*A note on creating your Elfster wish list. Our minimum gift amount is $25, and you shouldn't expect more than that to be spent on a gift. HOWEVER, please feel free to throw anything you'd like on that list. I find it's fun for folks to list out even those crazy expensive things they'd like, so put that new 300-gallon custom tank on there! LOL No harm in dreaming! Go wild! Also, as you look at the wish list created by your recipient, don't be alarmed if there are items on there you won't be able to buy them. Please don't feel obligated to spend more than you planned. Remember, it's a "wish list," and there's no harm in their wishing. :) While it's great to be generous, your recipient isn't expecting you to give more than the minimum. From experience, I know that your gift (whatever it may be) will bring joy because of the thought and kindness that goes into it.

Also, notice that we have a special Secret Santa forum going on! Feel free to start other threads in here to talk about everything Secret Santa related, holiday related, or just anything you want to talk with all of us other SS peeps! #R2RSecretSanta

EDIT ON DECEMBER 6th:

We're going to do one last draw for anyone who wants to sign up but didn't get in before the deadline! The rules for this one will follow the same guidelines as in our original post except that I need everyone to sign up by the end of today, and your deadline for mailing your Christmas gifts will be Christmas (This only applies to those joining now. Everyone else please follow the original deadlines.).
  1. What country are you located in?
    1. USA
  2. What is your shirt size?
    1. Large
  3. What are your favorite foods or snacks? Any allergies or special considerations that need to be kept in mind?
    1. Candy
  4. What is your gender?
    1. Male
  5. What are your hobbies or other interests?
    1. Outdoor Activities
  6. What is your favorite color?
    1. Green & Purple
  7. What is your favorite fish?
    1. Black Longnose Tang or Green Mandarin
  8. What is your favorite coral?
    1. Zoas
  9. Would you be interested in receiving livestock? If yes, what would you be interested in?
    1. No
 

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  1. What country are you located in?USA
  2. What is your shirt size? Mens medium
  3. What are your favorite foods or snacks? Any allergies or special considerations that need to be kept in mind? no allergies
  4. What is your gender?Male
  5. What are your hobbies or other interests?fly fishing, skiing, plants
  6. What is your favorite color?Sea green
  7. What is your favorite fish? Falco Hawkfish
  8. What is your favorite coral? Zoanthids
  9. Would you be interested in receiving livestock? Yes
 

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  • What country are you located in? USA
  • What is your shirt size? XL
  • What are your favorite foods or snacks? Any allergies or special considerations that need to be kept in mind? I LOVE everything. no allergies
  • What is your gender? Female
  • What are your hobbies or other interests? My kids and tanks take up all my time.
  • What is your favorite color? Blue
  • What is your favorite fish? Gimme all the fairy wrasses
  • What is your favorite coral? How do you choose? Anything but SPS
  • Would you be interested in receiving livestock? If yes, what would you be interested in? *disclaimer due to the busy holiday season we recommend not shipping livestock* sure I’m open to anything.
 

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What country are you located in? USA
What is your shirt size? 2X
What are your favorite foods or snacks? Any allergies or special considerations that need to be kept in mind? I like chocolate covered pretzels and chocolate in general
What is your gender? female
What are your hobbies or other interests? stained glass, sewing, macramé (general crafting)
What is your favorite color? Caribbean blue
What is your favorite fish? Copperband butterfly
What is your favorite coral? Lobo's that are blue (but really most LPS)
Would you be interested in receiving livestock? If yes, what would you be interested in? *disclaimer due to the busy holiday season we recommend not shipping livestock* Not at this time- it's a hassle!
 

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  1. What country are you located in? USA
  2. What is your shirt size? XLarge
  3. What are your favorite foods or snacks? Any allergies or special considerations that need to be kept in mind? Kit Kat! No allergies
  4. What is your gender? Male
  5. What are your hobbies or other interests? Reefing, video gaming
  6. What is your favorite color? Orange
  7. What is your favorite fish? Wartskin angler
  8. What is your favorite coral? Torch
  9. Would you be interested in receiving livestock? If yes, what would you be interested in? *disclaimer due to the busy holiday season we recommend not shipping livestock* Yes!
 
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  1. What country are you located in? Canada
  2. What is your shirt size? Large
  3. What are your favorite foods or snacks? Any allergies or special considerations that need to be kept in mind? Pepperoni, beef jerky
  4. What is your gender? Male
  5. What are your hobbies or other interests? 3D modelling , and reef tanks
  6. What is your favorite color? Orange
  7. What is your favorite fish? Achilles tang
  8. What is your favorite coral? Green slimer
  9. Would you be interested in receiving livestock? If yes, what would you be interested in? *disclaimer due to the busy holiday season we recommend not shipping livestock* yes
 

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  • What country are you located in? USA
  • What is your shirt size? L
  • What are your favorite foods or snacks? Any allergies or special considerations that need to be kept in mind? Dark chocolate but I'm open for trying your favorite. No allergies
  • What is your gender? M
  • What are your hobbies or other interests? Video games, travel
  • What is your favorite color? Green
  • What is your favorite fish? Right now, Hi Fin Red Banded Goby
  • What is your favorite coral? Hammer
  • Would you be interested in receiving livestock? If yes, what would you be interested in? *disclaimer due to the busy holiday season we recommend not shipping livestock* No
 
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Alright! I'm working with everyone who has signed up to be sure you are all registered. At this point, we are closing registrations on our R2R Secret Santa for 2020. I'll cross check my list and be sure everyone made it into the name draw tomorrow and we should be able to get names drawn at that time. :)
 

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Alright! I'm working with everyone who has signed up to be sure you are all registered. At this point, we are closing registrations on our R2R Secret Santa for 2020. I'll cross check my list and be sure everyone made it into the name draw tomorrow and we should be able to get names drawn at that time. :)

@Santa Claus Any updates? I haven't received a match in Elfster yet. Thanks!
 
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Hi everyone! I'm still trying to help the folks signing up to all get registered on Elfster. We've got a few who signed up here but haven't registered on Elfster yet (which is the most urgent part of the sign up bc it's where the name draw takes place). I have reached out via PM to get them signed up. We will draw names at the end of the day today with everyone who is signed up. I'm hoping we can get everyone in by that time!
 
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Sorry to those of you who have been waiting. I know sometimes it may seem I'm moving slowly (it happens when you get old... :cool: ), but most of the time I'm really just trying to be sure no one gets left out. I really love what we do here, and I don't want anyone to get missed...and with 350+ participants this year, it's no small job!
 

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