Oheyo! Only 2 weeks to go until the deadline. 4th thread of the holiday. Confirmations are on the way. Please be patient. Fill out the form below to join up! You’ll need to send it to email@example.com Here’s a link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cSv359FI6b9fLE-NN5iv7kq2cm0seZYG0wyITOX6zvo/edit#gid=1128990585
>>210259623///Form FAQs///>WTF where’s the email copypasta? Why are we using a form now? Get with the times grandpa! We used this form last year and it was a resounding success. Trust us, the old process really sucked. >Santa, I can’t edit the form!Select “File”, “Download as”, “Microsoft Excel (.xlsx)” and save a copy for yourself. Fill it out and send it to us as an attachment>But Santa, I don’t have Excel!If you have a Google account, you can also create a copy on your Google Drive. Just click “File”, “Make a copy” and send us a link sharing the document with us in your email. If you choose to use Google Drive, set the spreadsheet to allow anyone with the link to edit. This speeds up the processing time on our end.>Santa! I’m /g/ as fuck and I don’t want to use Excel or the Google Botnet!Scribble your answers on your screen and send us a picture of it!
>>210259654///General FAQs///> What is Secret S/a/nta?A chance to give, receive and post gifts and be a part of an experience with other /a/nons locally, nationally, or even globally with a bit of X-mas spirit!> Who is hosting this event? Can I help out?Your friendly hosts are now Santa Loli, Santafaggot, SpoonSanta, Santa’s Elf, SantaCake SantaBucket, SantaTrap, and SantaGrunt. We are not accepting new Santas at this time. > How do I join the gift exchange?Correctly fill out the signup form and email it to us as an attachment or link before the deadline. Once we process it, you’ll receive a confirmation. > Deadline to join?OCTOBER 27TH 12:01 AM PACIFIC STANDARD TIME!!! Dōshite!? Because we need time to match you all, and give everyone enough time to procrastinate until Thanksgiving and then draw cards, buy gifts, and ship them both in time for Christmas.> Why should I trust this?It's up to you. We’ve had multiple successful SS events hosted by us for the past few years.Although the average amount of people not receiving gifts is low, the risk still exists. Please be aware that your mileage will vary. However, we do provide a grinched protection program which lets people send gifts to those who didn't receive anything at all... even after X-mas!> Can I give you guys stuff?If you want. I think Santa Loli might have a PO box by now, ask her about it. The other Santas will do what they feel like. > I ALREADY JOINED, HOW DO I FIX SOMETHING?If you need to make changes to your wishlist or address, or anything else:please RE-SEND the application with the changes made as a REPLY to your first e-mail!This means send the whole application! Let us know what changes were made> Is the price of shipping included in the price tier?No shipping costs are not included in the tier. > When are the threads going to be?Threads are created only on Fridays/weekends until we get closer to X-mas. The Santas will create them.
>>210259689///COVID-19 Change FAQs Part 1///> Holy shit, what happened to the tiers? How can I buy plastic butts for my anon?Sorry, but due to COVID-19 shipping is fucked worldwide right now. It’s widely anticipated that this Winter will see a rise in cases and a corresponding decrease in postal service quality. For USA anons, the mail-in election will also fuck the USPS for most of November and likely December as well.> But how does having less/cheaper gifts help with all that? It means you’ll all be able to focus more and ship them out earlier. It’ll also limit financial exposure in case gifts start getting lost. > Why are we still doing 10 cards then?We would rather you send 10 out and get 3 back than send 5 and get 0. Post for letters has not been as affected by the changes as packages.
>>210259758///COVID-19 Change FAQs Part 2///> Am I going to be responsible for lost/late gifts this year?All gift senders MUST provide a tracking number to us this year.Please send it as a response to your gift assignment. If your post doesn’t provide this service or you cannot afford it, then you must send us a picture of what you’re shipping. If and only if you do this, you will not be responsible for what happens to your gift after you ship it. Your anon will be anti-grinched if it does not arrive. > What’s a handmade gift? Take a look around in the threads. You’ll see plenty of examples of knitting, laser cut wood, horrifying waifu masks, and much much more. People bake cookies/brownies, or buy snacks and booze local to their country. You may not get out what you put in, but remember that giving is the most important part.> Do you have any other helpful tips for me?Start everything early. It will take time to receive your gift and to send it out. Get stuff bought as soon as possible and ship it as soon as you can. Pay attention to your local postal service’s guidelines. Be aware that prices may have increased dramatically since you last shipped something. Holiday price surges are incoming. SAL mail has been suspended indefinitely, so prepare to plan around that too.Don’t send a hand-made gift or food if you’re feeling sick. Don’t go delivering gifts IRL, even if someone lives nearby to you. And please, do not lewd the Rona-chan.
>>210259623I already got my confirmation
>>210259981Did you get an exclamation point at the end? That detail is very important.
whats the best way to send cookies and make sure they don't get smashed? my cookies I sent to my card anon last year got squished from what I hear
>last week's thread died within one dayGot a bad feeling with what the attendance numbers are gonna be>>210260115put them in a properly-sized metal tin. The less room they have to rattle around the more secure they'll be
>>210260172Gonna be on the low end since entrys are limited to one per person. But hopefully that will cull any duds.
>>210260115Dollar stores usually have metal tins. I've packaged my cookies along side some tissue paper.
>>210260115Pad them in plastic baggies and submerge them in dirt. That worked for my middle school egg drop project. Plus it will make packaging dirt cheap.
>>210259623>only 2 weeksidiot we're still on october
>>210260104I forgot it but it's here!!
>>210260344the newfags really reveal themselves pretty fast huh?
>>210260115Metal tins, and place them on top of the present.
>>210262443He said cardanon, so I'm assuming there's no present.
I can't wait to graduate so I can finally feel secure in doing something like this. I hope everyone has fun!>>210260344Good idea, wait until December for the deadline so anons have no time to plan/buy/deliver the gifts in time.
the best time of year has come
>>210262587>implying people don't procrastinate until december anyway
Is this like the /co/ secret Santa where they buy things off of each other's amazon wishlists
>>210263315Don't post if you can't read at least the OP posts.
>>210259623Ha, ha, yet another week where I didn't do anything about the wishlist! God I'm pathetic.
>>210264007Daijobu anon, just remember to send it within less than two weeks
>>210264007I wrote my wishlist in 5 minutes, anon. It's not that hard.
>>210264819Yeah, better to plan it out before and be done with it early.
>>210264007You got this, Anon-chan.
the last week's thread died too fast
>>210265144Maybe there'll be more participation when we move into phase two
>>210265327what's a phase two?1 hour till sign-ups stop?
>>210260172There's nothing to talk about when there isn't even confirmation emails sent out. Threads will be dead until assignments are out and people start working on cards/gifts.
>>210265364>there isn't even confirmation emails sent outanon, I think you just got blacklisted or fucked up the email adress.
Got my confirmation and picked up some card stock yesterday. I'm ready to fuckin' go.
>>210264659>>210264819>>210265078Sure, it's not that hard, but I know I have shit taste and having at least 10 people judge it feels very bad.
>>210266165I need a Mugi pic with santa hats on her eyebrows
>>210259623>sent a message a week ago>still no responseI-I'm not blacklisted or anything am I?
>>210266258nice, thank younow loose the big hat
>>210266286You're a tough customer.
Already got my confirmation email. Life is great. Time to buy tons of paper and pencils. 10 cards have to be made.
>>210266349perfect, thank you very, very much.the true santa hats are the photoshopfags we meet in the threads
>>210265403I'm talking about last weeks thread. Grunt was still working on them, I got mine just the other day.
Thoughts on listing which volume's of manga one has? feels like i would pressure them into buying manga. i should probably stop overthinking this.
>>210266599I see no problem with that. Gotta make things easy for your santa.
Signups underway for homocards as well.>What's homocards?A smaller Christmas cards exchange that runs parallel to Secret S/a/nta. For anons who are partial to the male anime aesthetic.To participate, copy, paste and fill out the form below, then send it to firstname.lastname@example.orgSignups are open until November 1st, 9 PM PST.If you have any special request let me know in your email.Name:Country:FULL Address (check https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Address for the correct format to use):How many cards do you want to exchange (0-10):I want to send my cards (choose ONE):a) anywhereb) to my continent onlyc) to my country onlyCard Wishlist (This is what will be sent to everyone who gets assigned to send a card to you. Describe here what you'd like to see in your card, e.g. you're husbando, OTP, favorite shows/manga, etc.. Male characters ONLY):Lewd is okay? (Y/N):
>>210265364I've never seen threads die so quickly in previous years though, makes for a much shorter advertising window for signups. I think the hard $25 tier is going to make a ton of former participants decide not to bother as well.
I just want my anon's wishlist already! I wanna go shopping and start planning what to draw and writing my messages telling them how shit their taste is. Hurry up, santa!
>>210267263Maybe I should finally join this year.
>>210268113Please don't bully my taste.
>>210267263I'm tempted to join just to get a Aniki card
>>210268113Same. I even bought some supplies the other day and can't wait to see if my plans work out, and I haven't even sent my application yet
>>210268043What's wrong with the $25 tier? There's tons of possible gifts in that tier, keychains, apparel, plushies, etc.Do people only join for figures?
>>210268358all the nendos I have are s/a/nta's gifts
>>210268358Not to mention that it's entirely possible to have something handmade. Last year I got some fucking huge metal posters and I love them, even if my rent contract prohibits from hanging stuff from walls. I checked out local printing company and depending on what my assignment lists there's some things I could get from there.
Are all the people who are getting confirmations the ones who sent them off in the first week or something?
>>210268573Not necessarily. I sent my form last saturday, and got my confirmation email four days later.
You guys better list shows I have in my backlog so I have a reason to finally watch them.
>>210268865What do you have on your backlog? I'll list some if I've seen them
>>210268879That's cheating, anon!
>>210268116>>210268220Do it fags
What if I want to send my gift to some faraway country? Should I edit my application form and send it again or just mail to Santas will be enough?
>>210268771Now I'm just getting nervous that I've been blacklisted and nobody every told me that I was / why. Is this how it usually goes for people that get blacklisted, or am I being paranoid and tearing up over nothing?
>>210259623on a side note, why did everyone forget about gintama?
>>210269316Wait until the 27th. If you haven't received your confirmation email by then, you should worry.
>>210269300But I'm not an actual fag, can I still join? I just want to draw cute boys for a chance. Regular /ss/ participants usually only ask for girls.
>>210269489But then it'll be too late....
>>210269647>I just want to draw cute boys for a chance.Please join.
>>210269647>But I'm not an actual fagAnon, I think I have some news for you.
How are you people not afraid of getting corona from your gifts? You do know that the virus can survive up to 3 months on some surfaces right?
>>210270637Do you think everyone's just going to start licking their parcels and letters once they get them? Just keep yourself protected with good hygiene after getting it and you'll be fine.
>>210270637I hope I get corona'd so I can finally die.
Retarded first-timer and hue here. I was looking at shipping prices and it seems some countries only have premium available. Please tell I'm doing something wrong and there isn't a chance I'll have to pay over 500 bucks to send a tiny piece of paper because some dude from Yemen decided to join in.
>>210270793Do you not understand how fast this shit spreads? The second you touch the letter your hands will get contaminated, then you'll touch your door knob to open the house door and before you know it your entire home will be contaminated. Shit's fucked, washing hands won't help you, you'll need to disinfect every little surface in the house at that point.
>>210271051You can choose to send things to your continent only to avoid something like that.
>>210270924Unless you already have severe medical conditions you’re not gonna die from the ‘rona.Maybe just get some permanent damage to your lungs.
>>210271051Double check your postal pricing and if it really costs your entire family fortune to send one piece of paper across the sea just do continent or country only.
>>210271093Eh, my brother and I have been ordering things from china the last couple months and none of us are dead yet. Do americans just have shittier immune systems or some shit? Everyone got the 'rona so you're scared of the pizzaman?
>>210271104>>210271130I really don't want to do country only but guess I have no choice. Even some SA countries only have this option available, so even continental isn't an option.
>>210271289I'm sure you could include a note to the santas about being ok with shipping to NA too.
>>210264007You and me both anon.
>>210271093Even if it does survive I doubt there would be enough viable particles to infect someone unless they literally have AIDS.>>210271360Yeah, this seems like the best option. Maybe putting the SA countries I can send to too. Thank you.
>>210269316Oh boy if you're nervous about conformation, wait until you get into the "initials" phase of this event.
I hope plenty of you signed up to the newfriend tier for gifts, it is christmas afterall
>>210272219Bitch this is my 6th year, I deserve the whitelist.
I'm surprised janny didn't purge secret santa threads
>>210272240You were a newfriend once too anon, give back some of the love you recieved
>>210272219of courseand I'm gonna bully the shit out of him
>>210268043>>210268358 has a point; nothing's stopping you from going higher than $25.
>>210270637>>210271093I thought it was a few days the last time I checked.
>>210273253Are corona-cookies the new cum-cookies?
Shipping costs may fuck you in the ass but never lose your Christmas spirit anon!
>>210269482wouldn't say forgotten but really underrated and shadowed by things that drew larger attention
>>210260172That happens like every year around this time, especially when most anons are asleep.
>>210274406>haha shipping rates haven't changed in years no way it's happening this y->100g parcel option removed, now the lowest max parcel weight is 250gWell. More shit for my anons, I suppose.
PSA for everyone - you can only sign up for one of the gift pools this year. Some of you anons have been signing up for both.The spreadsheet is rigged to put you in the newfriends pool when that happens, but SantaTrap has been nice enough to put you in the whitelist tier anyway (if you're on the list.)I've updated the sheet to be a bit clearer for people still applying. If you've already signed up, you do not need to fix your sheet.
>>210270637Jokes on you, I actually want to get it.
>>210271741WHY HASN'T ANYONE POSTED MY INITIALS YET
>>210275547Just wondering since shipping is expensive is it ok to ask for some international cards and some continential ones? For me to send, I mean.
>>210275735sorry anon, but you've been grinched
>>210266195I dunno anon, you look like you have pretty good taste to me.
>>210272219If I do that and get someone asking for vtuber or video game stuff they’re getting soap and oatmeal
>>210276455And they would deserve it
>>210276455I'd send anime stuff for those little shits
>>210275778Santafagoot will complain a little but I think we can pull it off. Send us an email or put it in your signup.
>>210275887Satania's not even best debiru, I just had the pic at hand
Is it morally ok to steal doujin covers to modify for cards?
>>210277918Only if you visit your anon and replicate the doujin irl.
>>210277918Yes, but only if it's vanilla.
>I like X from Y and I also like A from BOr>I like>-X from Y>-A from B?
Stitch anon, are you alive?
Go on without me this year fellas, I love making cards but won't risk the Corona-chan, plus the mail is beyond atrocious this year.
>>210279934I tend to do the latter but ultimately it doesn't matter how you format it.
>>210280694The risk of participating seems pretty trivial. It is not like I will stop getting junk mail, so I may as well get something worthwhile out of having to clean out my mailbox. I will however leave it at just cards so I don't have to go out to any more stores than necessary to buy extras.
>>210268358I always join the $150+ tier so yes
>>210266195My favorite s/a/nta card ever was a frenchman trolling me for my shit taste. Its all in good fun so dont worry so much!
>>210270637That applies to literally any circumstance that entails you setting foot outside of your house. If someone breathing on a grocery store shelf 3 months ago is enough to catch the bat-soup whoop then you almost certainly already caught it asymptomatically anyway.
>>210276455I mention I'm a Japanese architecture weeb in my wishlist
>>210281854If I get you, I have maybe perfect thing in mind, even if it's not strictly /a/
>>210259689Out of curiosity, why is the deadline on Tuesday? Wouldn't weekend make more sense?
>>210281913Are you the guy who gave me the Tadao Ando model last year? That was completely unexpected, though I've been through a whole ordeal with moving since new years so I haven't been able to assemble it yet.
>>210282017More of a numbers thing than a day of the week thing.
>>210282604How do you send out a final reminder of the deadline when the jannie gestapo flips its shit about posting on weekdays then?
>>210276455Hey fuck you I love oatmeal
>>210283026oatmeal soap is a real thing...
>>210283026Yeah dude, it's one less thing of soap I gotta buy ain't it? Shit better smell nice
>>210282902october 27th was a sunday last year and we didn't check this year
Reminder to be a good anon and not send in your application at the last second or even later.
These initial treads are so plain. People need to see pretty cards to get the Christmas cheer rolling.
>>210283799I hoped that someone would list Machio last year so I could something similar to that, but instead of card it's a tracksuit and then the muscular form underneath it but no one did.
>not making an /ss/ list related to an entire range of hobbies — from /fit/ all the way to /lit/We all gotta make it, anons
>>210283755>Nyoro~nsorry anon I'm a dork and forgot to respond to his post the first time
i sent my mail when the 2nd thread was up, when will i get the confirmation?
>>210271093You're being pretty ridiculous. The dose makes the poison, and the amount of remnant virus particles on a several week-old parcel is miniscule (if not zero). If you then touch it, only a fraction of those make it to your hands, and then a fraction of that make it to a doorknob, and then a fraction of that make it onto someone else's hands, and then a fraction of that actually make it into their body if they touch their nose. You're not gonna be put in an ICU because 5 viruses entered your nose.
>>210284634In other words, joining /ss/ is like getting a vaccine shot, so do it everyone!
>>210270637>You do know that the virus can survive up to 3 months on some surfaces right?It survives like 24 hours at most on cardboard in a normal setting. The longest anyone has gotten it to last is 28 days, in the dark in a sterilized lab environment where they were testing how long it could last at rest with zero exposure to UV light. By the time your stuff gets through the post to you, it'll probably be inert. If you're very paranoid, leave it in a transparent box in the sun for a couple days.
>>210271093if it's truly that infectious you almost certainly already got infected back in the spring anyway and it had so little effect that you apparently didn't even notice.
>Try logging into MAL for the first time in four years>"We've locked your account for security" and I need access to an email that no longer exists to unlock itAll I want for Christmas is to not have to make another MAL.
>>210284592I'm pretty sure we've confirmed all applicants as of the start of this thread, except for some we've asked something and haven't heard back from. You can always send again if you think we've missed you.
>>210286347i've sent it, i hope that i don't get cucked by my email again
>>210286962>>210286347okay got it this time, it was a fuck up on my part after all
>>210283269Wait so does that mean the deadlien is changed?
>>210287673Probably. We're deciding on what to do. It'll be either the 25th or the 1st.
post the card guides
>>210288486My cards use a simplified version of this and it works great
>>210288398>>210288424>>210288486How long do you work on your cards anon?
So, now I'm stuck all the way down in $25 (pleb) tier, when can you even get at this price aside from 1-2 volumes for a series?
>>210290229I have done some that are based on those instructions, but never exact. Still, I generally make the project files, which takes couple of days. The actual cards take usually around one evening, sometimes bit longer.
any anons from Europe got matched to USAnons or viceversa previous times? How did it go? Did you manage to send /receive gifts without any issues? I'm from EU and want to participate ,I'm curious how things went for you.
>>210259623I completely forgot it was that time again, got way too busy last time to participate. Don't want to risk packages so I might just do cards, had the most fun doing those anyway.>>210267263The two other years I participated in homocards I got some truly lovely cards of my husbando, would love to add some more to my collection folder.
>>210291429US cards go just fine. It's the Asia and South America that cause issues. I rarely see my cards posted that go there.
>>210291429USA is usually the best cross-continental; it's when you send it to the dark reaches of the Amazon rainforest, or some rural hamlet in china; or worse yet, when you send it to the dark land of A*straila and you get a message that they recieved it some time in early-mid summer.
I just realized I sent my form to last year's address instead of this year's. No wonder I was checking my e-mail on the hour.
as heretic as it may sound, I don't actually have a waifu of sorts as I can't seem to feel strongly enough for one. I do have several waifu-tier girls in mind though. if I want to receive 5 cards, can I list 5 different girls or do I need to decide on just one? what's the better option?
>>210292198i list my favorite girl but also girls from other shows i like in case they dont like my waifu enough to draw her
>>210292198You can list as many as you'd like, whether it's for one card or all of them. The fun of it is seeing them all in one place, though.
>>210292198You don't have to list any waifus in particular, you can list whatever you want. I usually just list a few shows/manga I want cards themed around and let my anons pick whatever they want.
>>210292256>>210292268>>210292272oh okay that's cool. I think I'll give my favourite shows along with my favourite girl from each then
>>210292198Just list them alphabetically and specify that you don't particularly like one more than the others. Then anons will probably be more likely to focus on different ones.
>>210292976this is what I think I'll send>My favourite show is ______>I also really like ____ and ____ - best girls _____ and _____ & _____>_____ and _____ from ______ are really cute too>If you are erotically inclined then ______ makes me feel thingsthe last bit sounds cringe but I have a feeling some anons will want to make lewd cards. does this sound good?
>>210293491Sounds good to me, although I think a simple “lewd is okay” would be better for the last one.
>>210271093>pick up mail with one hand>touch door knob with other hand>put mail in a box to the side>wash hands>retrieve mail three days laterWow, hard. If you have a porch that strangers may have entered then you can wash the door knobs too, but you don't really need to do much more than that if you can keep from touching everything you see until you've washed. Use feet, knees, and elbows wherever possible.You could even open the mail, read it, put it on display, then wash your hands. Just don't rub the card all over your body and pillows.
>>210295288And before you say 'what do you mean open and read, I'm talking about gifts', gifts are to be put under the tree until Christmas day. You already quarantine your gifts every December.
>>210283799enjoy this card I made in 2014 that was never postedhead was taped to front of card so thats what you saw after opening
>>210296634That's really clever, Anon. I haven't thought about using windows before.
>>210296634Very clever! I should step up and do windows or the like this year.
>>210290229From design to finished, about 18 hours across a few days
>>210296634I always like cards that have Mami decapitated.
>>210298796Why do you hate her so?
>>210259981Is a confirmation "Thanks for signing up!"
>>210267263I am going to sign up for a few, but I'm too lazy to now. I've still got time.
will i get bullied if i write/draw my card on printer paper?
>>210300131If SantaLoli noticed you, you're in.
Handmade gifts are my specialty but I’m not signing up this year. I’m excited to see what you guys come up with.
>>210300393Yes, it'll probably get beat up in the mail. Try to use some card to strengthen it, you could glue the paper to cereal box card if you really need to save money.
>>210301000>you could glue the paper to cereal box cardThat sounds really stupid and I'm doing it for every single one of my cards now. arigatou anon-san
>>210300110I don't hate her, it's just funny.
>>210300826You can't beat the dick starbursts, that's for sure.
>>210302090calling it dick starbursts makes it sound like individual starbursts shaped like dicks, and now I want that to be real.
I want to try making a plush this year. I hope it turns out well.
hey who watches the yearly sora no woto stream, where do we do that and what brand of calvados is recommended
>>210304602First Saturday in January, typically 3:00PM 4chan time. Also I'm no expert, but I just bought what I could find in my local Liquor store. Posting topical image since it's easily the best /ss/ gift I've gotten.
Stupid question, but if I want to send/receive cards only this year, do I just leave the google doc blank for rows 18-39?
>>210305145that's cool as fuck as fuck dude, ill do what I can to make it this time.
>>210305675There's usually a thread a while before it starts, an image with the exact details typically gets socialized pretty well like the other annual Christmas time streams. Hopefully see you there.
>Finally sent in the form 10 minutes ago>Still no responseChristmas is ruined, nothing can save it
>>210305937cant wait i couldnt make it last year cause i was bootcamp anon but ill make it this year
I'm exited to see what the big happenings are this year. that onahole anon a few years back had me laughing my ass off
>>210306998I'm still amazed at the coincidences that lead to it being discovered.
>>210306998Story? What onahole?
>>210307740An anon mentioned an extremely specific type of onahole and googling the name led to a video of him fucking it.
>>210300393Not really but maybe get some construction paper too? It adds a nice touch.
>>210308371then this was linked to the anon because his desk was in both the videos and a pic he posted of something /ss/ related.
What was last year's happening?EG Toronto, ona hole anon, etc
>>210308371Wasn't it a post on gif as well?
>>210308371I was hoping for something like this, but im not dissapointed with that
>>210310227Deleted last year iirc.
>>210310818What a shame. Or rather his shame.
>>210310818Surprising. I thought he made a Christmas video. Guess he got tired of us talking about his dick.
>>210308789Someone may or may not have had their package full of explicit loli doujins taken by the Feds, but there hasn't been any news since.
>>210311444The card I received 2 years back also ran into that type of trouble
>>210311685That can't possibility be real holy shit
>>210311685This is great
>>210311685It sucks you couldn't get your card but this is super sweet.>Since this is Christmas and you have good taste
>>210311685I'm pretty sure this was an anon who worked for the Swiss Customs Admin and wrote that on their stationary to make a joke.
>>210311685Wow swiss customs included a key chain? What a swell bunch of guys!
>>210266195Lol there's a good chance that I had you as a card anon last year if you're a Sataniafag. I did a card based off that very same image for them.
>>210313244Nah, that's probably me you're thinking of. You're talking about this card, right?
>>210311685>Switzerland writes its official government correspondence in an unofficial languagedoubt.tiff
>>210279934I just spew out a bunch of franchises that have merchandise and it works
>>210311685>Manually removing what isn't allowed off a Christmas card.>Since you have good taste>Next time there will be no next time 10/10 card idea.
>>210304158I made a life-size Punpun plush for an anon a few years ago. It took me a really long time because I don't have a sewing machine so I had to sew it all by hand, with like zero experience in that kind of thing. I even had to completely resew one of the seams that I messed up on. I wonder if anon still has it, and if it is still intact.I'm definitely investing in a sewing machine if I ever do anything like that again.
>want to keep the wishlist "short and simple">write an essays-sorry anon
>>210314535I wish I had even something short and simple.
>>210306998Why do you fags encourage happenings, this is why you get stuff like Toronto or BlondeDude
>>210315183It's entertaining, regardless of how much a shitshow it can be. Something something someone else's misery is your happiness etc
>>210313428Yup that's the one. I still can't believe I miss interpreted Kacho Ouji. Oh and for what its worth I'm a Sataniafag too btw
>>21031168510/10 for creativity
>>210314535Honestly, I hate it when my anon's wishlist is too short. I prefer longer ones.
I've never done cards before (besides the unfortunate one I send with my gift each year) but would like to give it a shot, the guides in this thread are helpful, but how detailed do you guys like the card wishlists to be? Simple top 5 series/characters + waifu or more detailed like the gift one?
>>210315456Glad that you've been enlightened, there might be a comfy spot for you in hell yet.Really enjoyed the card by the way, there was a lot of cool stuff crammed in there.and everything is cooler with kaijus anyways
>>210316984just go wild
>>210316984Just list some of your favourite characters. I'd say at least five.
>because work and education is remote now you can sit at home all day doing cross-stitches or other time-consuming things for your gifteeTruly a bizarre timeline
>>210317321Or series works too.
>>210317737I prefer characters. If anon says they like a show but I haven't watched it, I don't know what to draw.
>>210317865anon, if that happens you watch the show
>>210318016Not that guy but I'd prefer if they mentioned specific characters instead of just the show because I don't like worrying about whether I accidentally drew his least favourite character or not. On mine I write a few names from a series, but other characters are fine too. That kinda thing.
>>210315271Sorry, but no happening this year. Only fun Christmas time.Besides, less people participating = less chances of something going wrong.
>>210318016If that happens to me, I read a couple of doujins and then maybe watch it.
>>210314425>Punpun plushSo jealous, goddamn.
>>210259623I still haven't participated in a single one of these secret santas despite posting on /a/ for over a decade. It's not the risk of getting grinched. I just don't wanna risk getting doxxed by anyone here by giving out any of my info. Call me a cynical and paranoid asshole, but I just don't trust any of you fucks.
>>210266281Are we even told if we're blacklisted? My gift arrived late and I never got confirmation from my anon he received it
>>210320062Get a PO box then, fag.
>>210318906If you really love your anon, you watch the show and then masturbate to the doujins. That's the proper order.
>>210266195>>210317162For what it's worth I was one of your taste-judgers last year and I found it to be quite acceptable.
>>210259623Actually I have a ton of weebshit I want to offload that I've gotten from cons and don't mind gifting. My only issue is that I cannot draw for shit so if I were to send out a card it'd be really generic
anons, what's your cost for sending the gifts to other countries/continents?i just looked at the pricings in my local post office and the amount is more than i've had in my wallet this whole year, i think i'll have to change my bracket
>>210320154The first person you're quoting is someone completely different anon, but thanks.
>>210320202Generic cards are okay as long as you make them with LOVE™
>>210317162Sorry about the bag of dicks, man.
>>210320206I send packages for cards, so about 8 bucks per package. Gonna set me back 50 or so just for shipping alone.
>>210321031you just know this guy jacked off to his christmas cards
>>210320071I think you might as well send an email adn ask.
>>210320206If the cards are under 20 grams, I can go with single stamp that's 1.85€. As far as gifts go, around 20€ to 30€, depending on the country and size or weight.
>>210320206I sent a fairly large package from US to Denmark a while back, weight around 1.75 pounds.I paid 60 bucks for the cheapest shipping option.
>>210321646Oh, and the parcels are only for Europe. If I have to ship to different continent, the prices skyrocket
>>210321337Masturbating to anon's card is the ultimate form of love.
I couldn't find the thread for the past two weeks because I searched the archive and the catalog for /ss/ and nothing came up and I thought everyone is dead
>>210322108I won't die so easily.
>>210322108I almost died back in 2016 already, so I'm immune to death now.
>>210322328Tell us the story.
>>210323643Got a pulmonary embolism. On more related note, I finally started filling my wishlist.
I don't wanna be reductive, but is this similar to the Reddit Gifts system? I'd like to take part if it is
>>210324081Read the first five posts, dummy.
>>210324081No, fuck off.
Only 68 days left
>>210324713That's too much. Make it faster.
>>210325343Only 1 day left.You sent your cards already, right anon?
>>210324081shove a shotgun down your throat.
>>210325977Well, duh. I sent them 10 months ago.
>>210326523I love my life too much to not end it so quickly.
READ BEFORE YOU POST YOU MOTHERFUCKERS
>>210259623So is it mandatory to give a gift in order to receive one?Are you going to tell us when we're supposed to be sending the gift to our target? I might have to change addresses in the future so is it okay if I put my school's address instead?
>>210329108>So is it mandatory to give a gift in order to receive one?Yes->Are you going to tell us when we're supposed to be sending the gift to our target? Yes>I might have to change addresses in the future so is it okay if I put my school's address instead?Yes. Or use a PO Box.
If I just do cards this year, will that knock me off the whitelist?
>>210329664They mentioned it goes back a few years, so probably not.
>>210327695>loving your lifeyou don't belong here
>>210329664god ive been trying to get a wood card for years now
>>210329108>put my school's address instead?Bold move. I hope your institution has positive stance towards little girls.
>>210329664Thinking about stealing your wood card gimmick this year but with a twist.
>>210330343Same. Been also hoping for scarf but no luck there either
>>210330587god getting a scarf would be based. have we heard from him yet or is he KIA
Enjoy your COVID, sad lonely neets
>>210317162Glad you enjoyed the card Anon. 10/10 would have you again.
>>210330684Pretty sure he still was around here last year. Scarfanon is inmortal.
>>210324131>>210326523Not that anon, but imagine wasting time and money for these peopleWhy does this """tradition"""still exist in this shithole where everyone hates each other?
>>210331040I'd rather throw money at beggars than send a card to someone who not only can't read but also think this is anonymous reddit.
>>210331331I guess you can't read too.
>>210331040>where everyone hates each otherI don't hate everyone. Only most people.
>>210331381Because it's too good to compare anons to fucking redditors, redditor.
>>210331412Maybe you missed the part where I said I'm not that anon. And definitely not from leddit
>>210331040I actually love everyone around here. Let me love you too anon.
>>210331040I want to make other anons happy because I know they want to make me happy. so then everyone can be happy together.
>>210332036Why would you waste money for literal fat otaku pedo neets or unwashed whales
>Planned to bake my Anon a bunch of Christmas sweets this year>Corona happensI hope they won't immediately get thrown in the trash out of paranoia
>>210332921it seems like most of the anons here are put together rather well, everyone should be happy for Christmas. even you as hateful as you seem to be towards this.
>>210332964Only cucks believe in "the sprit of Christmas" lol. I'd rather use money for myself or at the very least for my family.
>>210333013its ok bait anon, bitter guys like you are welcome to watch as we enjoy the holidays.
>>210333062Nah I'm fine, I'm just bored and I came here to laugh at you. From an anthropological point of view you'd be a very interesting subject thoughMaybe one day you'll regret having wasted time and money on this shit
>>210329664How do you cut them? Laser?
>>210332960I doubt anyone eats food sent to them even in normal circumstances.
>>210333187i doubt anyone here regrets participating overall b8 man. but thats ok feel free to be a nigger elsewhere. time enjoyed is time well spent.
>>210332960I'd eat them if I get some.
>>210333244Okay okay I go, please don't cry
>>210333243I ate the cookies I was given last year. The card said there wasn't cum in them but I ate them before I even saw that part.
>>210332960I'll eat them even if you include poison anon. If it kills me then all the better.
>>210333243I only send store-bought sweets and haven't heard complains yet
>submitted first thread>still no responseI'm done for
>>210333243I always do
>>210333473Just send another. Emails are free.
>>210331040>Someone says something retarded that is more than likely bait>told to fuck off>wtf why does everyone here hate each other??shut up and fuck off
>>210333322Digits confirm all /ss/ food is safe
>>210335490Better start preparing that batter boys
>>210332960Baked goods from /a/ always have the underlying threat of added "love", I figure anyone who'd take that risk will be fine with this additional layer. I certainly am.
>>210332960>implying I wouldn't throw them in the trash anywaysNot that I'd ever let you know though. Gotta think about anon's feelings.
>>210335579Last year or the one before that, I honestly can't remember there was this one guy who said that wanking into a bowl while in kitchen is way harder than it sounds and you should prepare the ingredients in advance.
What's the shelf life of love, like how long until it goes off?
>>210335739Imagine if anon did spike your food with poison and you posting about how good it is just exposes that you aren't actually eating it.>>210335764But love should be fresh.
>>210335807Love is eternal.
First time signing up. Can you specify a preference when matching up? For example I have a ton of kancolle shit so could I ask to be matched up with someone that likes kancolle?
>>210337628>giving away used goods.die
>>210337672I've gotten used stuff from Amiami and Manda every year>>210337628Organizers might respect your wishes if you ask nicely.
>>210337628It probably won't hurt to ask the organizers, but the bigger issue is that it sounds like you're trying to give away shit you own.
>>210337672>giving away shit that's been collecting dustwhat's wrong with that fag?
>>210337721Used stuff in that sense is inescapable, but trying to just pawn of shit of your own that you don't want anymore really goes against the spirit of the event.
Last time I participated on secret santa was like 2011. How long to the past does the whitelist go ?
>>210338221I think it was 2016 or 2017
>>210338283Heh, i even have the emails from 2011. I'm feeling old as hell. Guess its newfriends this year for me. Cheers all.
it won't let me edit the form. how do you edit?
>>210338439save it to your drive, then open it from there
Is the "write down your wishlist" and "write down the specifics/other questions" supposed to be for the organizers or the other anon looking at it?
>>210338533im dumb. im opening it in sheets and drive and it says its view only
>>210338904Download it to your machine, use Excel like a normal person being. Or libreoffice if you're full /g/
>>210333473Did you send it to last year’s address by mistake?
>>210338904File -> Make a copy
>>2103358072 - 3 years after its expiration date. Your mileage may vary tho.
>>210331040Don't compare /a/ to r*ddit, ever. I don't hate /a/nons, I hate a lot of people but I have no reason to hate them when they likely share my interests anyway, why do you hate happiness and Christmas, redditor-kun?
Alright, email sent. Now to hopefully not get murdered or poisoned. >>210341031Pretty much this. It's fun, it's Christmas and we all share the same interest. Plus, why would I hate random people on the Internet that I never met, will never meet and don't really know ?
>>210332960I will eat your sweets anon
I've been procrastinating on signing up because my wrist injury's been so bad this year I don't know how many cards I can draw/write, but in previous years nobody called me out for writing cards with my left hand so I guess I'll just draw with my left too!>>210317865>>210318198This is how everyone figures out you're a [redacted] after years of nobody suspecting a thing.>>210320062Someone doxxed me and nothing happened, not in thread or irl. Remember you're a literally who to the world. One in a sea of faggots.>>210332960Baked goods are porous so they only take a day or two to be safe!
>>210338873Your card and gift wishlists will go to the anon who prepares your gift/cards. The notes section goes to us.
Protip: just buy love at your local convenience store, you can get it pretty cheap.
>>210344243For how much?
>>210344842It depends on the brand, but I get mine for 298 yen.
>>210338209To be fair here, especially in the 25 dollar tier a big pile of stuff someone would like to give away and kept in nice condition and cannot really even donate might be pretty appreciated.
im going to send stuff I already own but barely used that's just been collecting dust. there's absolutely nothing wrong this as said items are in very good quality. fucking deal with it
>>210335621As long as it tastes good and I don't find out later on who cares. Ignorance is bliss.
>>210335764I just showered then fucked the dough
Don't forget to wrap your gifts
How much time do you typically put into your cards? I see people talking about how much love and effort they put into it, but most of the cards I get are just get simple 10 minute pencil drawings with a generic message.
>>210347484maybe it took them alot of time trying to put together what they wanted to draw for you. you only see the card they sent you not the ones they scraped.
>>210347484Depends on the character(s). Some take less time than others because I draw them freehand (usually with a screenshot to reference), ink, and then color; after that I paste them onto the construction paper and decorate from the inside out. Maybe 30 to 45 minutes each depending on how productive I am, although I’m self-motivated by my creativity.
>>210347484It depends on the person making them. There are some great artists that can make fantastic cards in 15 minutes, other people like me take hours and several practice cards just to get kindergarten-tier scribbles out.
>>210347484Two or three hours, drawing from scratch isn't a terrible pain but factoring in coloring tends to make it a bit more painful.
>>210339125no everything was to the 2020 email I just checked and everythingI don't know if I'm just kicked off or not
>>210332960I always eat what gets sent to me, but I usually warm the cookies in the oven a bit to make them taste better.
>>210349124Were you using an unconventional email address?
>>210349339nope, same email I used since my first year
If you're not ok with lewd, remember to point it out on your wishlist, so I can draw some lewd for you.
>>210347484I start and finish my cards a week before Christmas, and only spend 10 minutes on them with just a pencil.
>>210347484It depends on what I'm doing that year, but honestly, for me, the hard part is drawing, I just can't up up with stuff right away. So at least 45 mins I think.I started generalizing the card design, over the past years, and it has gotten so much easier.
>>210347484I draw digitally so usually a day or two per card.
>>210332960Please be matched with me.I love eating things made by others.
>>210353298I'll give you something to eat.
participating for the first time but what the fuck does the $25 tier on the form mean? does that mean you have to send at least $25 dollars of stuff?
>>210354002Stick with cards
>>210330587>>210330684>tfw ordered a yarn scarf making kit to be part of scarfanon legacy>tfw the fucking kit won't arrive in another week, and making them takes me at least 2 weeks at full throttlei don't want to fail again, anons
>>210354002Have you never done a secret santa before? $25 is the max you can spend on the gifts. You can spend more if you want to spoil your anon, but it's still the max.
>>210355018>$25 is the max>You can spend more if you want to spoil your anon, but it's still the max.>>210354832is English your first language
I've not participated in one of these before since I came to /a/ but I'm just here to be a fag and say these threads are some of my favorite of the year and it makes me happy to see you all celebrating with each other every year.
yes im going to send some used stuff and there's absolutely nothing wrong with it. I have some figurines I don't need
>>210355185at least sign up for some cards, faggot
>>210351980>tfw I have a system dialed in for my cards after doing them for a few years so now I can crank out 10+ on a pseudo-production line in a couple of weekends
>>210355841I would but various things that I won't blogpost about prevent me from doing so at the moment. Til then just keep doing what you guys've been doing and make each other happy, please. The feeling is contagious
Reminder to get on your wishlists if you haven't already! It gets easier once you start!!
Finally made my submission after agonizing for almost 2 hours what to ask for. Looking forward to spreading the Christmas cheer again this year.
>>210347484all my life
>>210259623the handmade thing is a terrible idea
>>210357638>the handmade thing is a terrific ideaJust think of the fun oc material we can come up with
>>210356951Way ahead of you 2 weeks earlier.
>>210333322>start eating cookies>read the card>"don't worry anon-chan I didn't put any cummies in them UwU">spit it out and throw them out
>>210357638your christmas spirit is terrible
This is my first year doing secret santa but reading this thread now I'm getting a little worried. On my wishlist I mostly put anime/manga I like but I did put a little bit of non-/a/ shit at the end just to give the anon a better idea of what I like. Was this a bad idea? Should I remove that stuff and email the santas? Will it get me charcoal?
>>210360830what did you list?
>>210360830It's pretty common for anons to list /a/-adjacent stuff like 2hu or VNs. So long as your list is primarily anime/manga and the other stuff is at least in the same neighbourhood you'll probably be fine.
>>210329664Really hoping I get you
im gonna spoil the /a/non I get this year because I love him and want him to know it
>>210360830If you've mostly listed /a/ stuff you might get bullied a bit by your santa, but nothing worse.
>>210361159>>210361290>>210361870Yeah it's mostly /a/ stuff but I browse a lot of boards so I put some stuff from other boards in case it helps anons come up with card/gift ideas like crossovers or whatever. I'm just gonna leave it and take my chances.I put Top Gear on there just because fuck it why not
Fuck I forgot to send my application thanks Santa
>>210362175To be fair James May is incredibly moe.
>>210362175>Top GearYou probably will get Bakuon then.
can I change my gift destination from anywhere to just europe after sending the email already? and will I get gifts from europe only?
>>210362556Yes. Read FAQ >>210259689>HOW DO I FIX SOMETHING?>If you need to make changes to your wishlist or address, or anything else:>please RE-SEND the application with the changes made as a REPLY to your first e-mail!>This means send the whole application! Let us know what changes were made
>>210362556You might get gifts from anywhere.
>>210362175I hope I get you anon, I'll make you the cutest Top Gear anime christmas card
>>210362175But there's anime Stig already.
>tfw staring at the list and second quessing literally every choice
>>210363903>Sent my list off a week ago>Can't stop thinking about adding several unknown early-00's anime with no merch to the listSomeone talk some sense into me.
>>210353453Will it be tasty?
>>210347484Last year took me a few days to watch at least a couple of Anon's shows that I don't know, three days of going around my city's churches looking for fitting or odd prayer/saint cards I can slap some characters on, then a day per card to draw and glue something that looks like it should have been done in ten minutes.
>>210366250>prayer cards with anime girls glued onPlease send them to me this year
>>210362175>I put Top Gear on thereIncredible good taste, I hope I get you
>>210364029Do it faggot
>>210270637corona isnt real so no.t. nurse
>>210311685>>210311444burgerland hereImagining not being able to ship anime is heartbreaking. I get a package of LO content almost monthly.
>>210363903its fine, you will get bullied no matter what you put down
>>210368395> haven't been bullied despite asking for it
>>210368859so you've been bullied
>>210368859I'm not very good at bullying people, I'm sorry.
>Santa wouldn’t dox my last year gifters for me because I couldn't read their return addresses
whats the difference between whitelist and newfriend? this is my first time
>>210371339sorrry i didnt read the thing never mind