Monday, September 27, 2010

Secret Santa Invitation

I know the leaves are still crunching underfoot, but it won’t be long before we are digging tunnels through the snow from our cars to our front doors (wait, maybe that’s just in Alberta). Either way, a great way to warm up this upcoming holiday season and share in the spirit of giving is to participate in the First Annual Curation Nation Secret Santa Exchange! Everyone is invited!

Participation is entirely voluntary. There is a FaceBook discussion on our team page where you can jot your name down if you are interested in taking part.

Kathy and Jessica will be putting all the names in a hat and drawing them on Oct. 15. On that same day, we will then send everyone participating a message on Etsy with the name of the person they are to “make” for. But, shhh! Don’t forget it’s a Secret Santa. Keep it under wraps until the receiver opens your package!

We are still working out all of the details, so if you have any ideas please share them. This is what we have so far…

All gifts must be handmade (of course!) and should be between $10.00 - $15.00 if they were listed in your shop.

The gifts should be sent out within the first week of December so that they all arrive close together.

Another fun idea, that is also optional, is to take a picture of your package and gift and write a little thank you to your Secret Santa. That we can then post them on the team blog and we can all share in the joy!


  1. Secret Santas are the best thing ever. EVER. I can't wait!

  2. hooray! So fun. There is an online software for this too... if it helps: We use it at my work, it is great

  3. I had a thought Kathy and Jess: I wonder if it would be helpful to the creator to know fave colors, scents, textures... of the person they will be creating for? Or, dislikes. It would be a bummer to give someone something in a color/scent they may not enjoy.

  4. I just wanted to continue Yvonne's thought a little bit. It may be helpful to know things like whether or not people have allergies or sensitivities to certain things like particular fibers like wool, food ingredients or metals such as nickel.

    Just my $0.02! ;-)

  5. That's a great idea. I am happy to compile a list. We are not picking names until Oct. 15th so there is plenty of time. I'll wait a few days to see if anyone else wants to join in first.

    Perhaps I could send something out to everyone participating that says:

    Name/Shop Name(s):

    Address (which I will only give to the person that is sending the gift):


    Likes (color):

    Likes (scent):

    Likes (texture/style):

    Is there anything I should add???

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  7. Awww, can a little vintage shop participate too? ;) I could always thrift something cute I suppose?

  8. I was going to suggest the likes/dislikes list too.
    Can hardly wait!

  9. Wonderful idea !!! Congrats to the creative brains behind this one !!
    And I think that the vintage shops should be able to participate, vintage rocks !!


  10. Awesome is right...I'm in!! Yay to Secrets....and Santa!!!

  11. I am SO in! Off to put my name on the FB list :-) What a great idea, y'all!

  12. This is awesome I am so excited and definitely IN!!

  13. Yes, of course vintage shops should participate :D You can either thrift something or make whatever you'd like.

  14. Jessica from Everyday DiamondsSeptember 28, 2010 at 4:30 PM

    Has everyone here put there name on the list on the FB discussion board? We will be pulling the names from there on Oct. 15th.

  15. Do you have to join CN on Facebook to see the discussion board? I sent a request, just awaiting confirmation :)

  16. How do you put your name on the FB list?