The activity here as quieted down since sign-ups closed nearly three weeks ago. However, that's not gonna last too much longer.
One week from today, the wait will be finally over!
Starting next Saturday, I will be allowing the rest of the participants to finally submit their drawings for their giftee!
Gift submissions will remain open until Sunday, 7 January 2018 at 11:59 PM PST.
This will give participants at least 22 days
to complete their gift drawing. If for some reason, you can't make it by the deadline, you will need to notify me or my team in advance to request a extension
that will last through Sunday, 5 February 2017 at 11:59 PM PST.
Me and our team has notified participants that they have received their assignments for their Secret Santa 2017 event by now. If for some reason, you still haven't received a note, please contact me or my team as soon as possible with your participant number.
Other than that, everything should be all good.
I would like to reiterate that now that the Secret Santa 2017 event is underway and participants are working on their gifts, I take the event that I hold very seriously
If you fail to complete the gift drawing without notifying us in advance by the end of Sunday, 7 January 2018
, you will risk a ban from this group for one year!
If for any reason you have to drop out, you will be spared from a ban, but you won't be allowed to participate in the Summer Secret Santa 2018 event unless you decide to redeem yourself as a replacement participant.
Because we got so many participants in this year's Secret Santa event, we really need to have the opportunity to give participants their best effort to complete the gift drawing on time. It's just absolutely not fair
if a participant does a drawing for their giftee...and their giftee doesn't do their part and do a drawing in return.
In any event a participant goes giftless, we will be calling up a replacement Secret Santa to volunteer. We need to make sure everyone receives a gift for Christmas and not let them down.
When the event began, the Secret Santa 2017 event had 636 participants
. However, we have had 59 participants
completing their drawings early, 1 participant
dropping out from the event and 2 participants
deactivating or getting banned. This brings the number of participants left in this event down to 574
making the event just over 9% complete.
From the current number of remaining participants that we're at right now, we would need to get at least 86 participants
submitting their gift drawing once gift submissions open.
In order for the Summer Secret Santa 2018 sign-up period to get under way, the Secret Santa 2017 event is aiming to get the number of gift submissions remaining to 5% or less
from the original participant count of 636 by Monday, 19 February 2018.
This puts the target number of gift submissions remaining down to no higher than 32
If we fail to reach the goal, the sign-up period will be pushed back to no later than the first Monday in April 2018
If the number of gift submissions still fail to reach 32 or less by the first Monday in April 2018, the Summer Secret Santa 2018 event could be called off and we don't want that to happen.
If you have any questions or concerns about this journal, please let us know.