TRS Secret Celestia card exchange 2021!

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TRS Secret Celestia card exchange 2021!

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:12 am

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:crack: It's time for the annual Secret Celestia card exchange! :party:

Mail is going to be difficult again this year, so we'll stick to holiday cards. Not sure what to send? You can take a look at last year below to see what others have done in the past.

We will also be using Elfster again this year for organization. Elfster is a Secret Santa Web site that handles assignments with a friendly interface.

How to sign up:
Click this invite link!

You will also be asked a few questions: Your forums username, any special shipping directions, and whether you are okay with decorations on the envelope of your card (if your Celestia so desires).

What's the deadline?
Please sign up by Sunday, Dec. 5th. Assignments will be sent out the next day, Monday, Dec. 6th.

If you have any problems or questions:
You can post here, private message me, or send an e-mail to horsiesanta[at]gmail[dot]com.

Previous years:
2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2012

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Post by Aramek (?) » Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:21 am

Oh hell yeah! Even if it's just cards again this always owns.
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Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:15 pm

Reminder: Sign up by Sunday, Dec. 5th to be included!

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Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:55 am

Two days left! So far, we have seven people signed up.

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Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:46 pm

In for my first Secret Celestia since 2017. :yay:
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Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Sun Dec 05, 2021 9:00 pm

Sign-ups are closing tonight! Don't forget to put your name in if you want to join -- and I know you do!

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Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Mon Dec 06, 2021 5:09 am

The names have been drawn! Check your e-mail to see who you got!

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Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:45 am

Target acquired.


Edit for anyone who's new to using Elfster, like me: Click your santee's name, click "Secret Q & A" on the left, then click "answered" to see your santee's TRS name and envelope decorating preferences. (Thankfully, I already knew my santee's name IRL. :gotcha:)
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Post by Kronos (?) » Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:54 am

Super excited to be participating in this with you all. It's been a long time since I've really interacted with the ol' Round Stable so being able to reconnect feels very nice.
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Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:38 pm

US ponygoons, this guide from the USPS may be useful for letting you know when to send a card to have it arrive by Christmas. If your santee is overseas then get it sent off ASAP, I suppose.
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Post by Kronos (?) » Sat Dec 11, 2021 1:48 pm

Hey, got my card in, so thank you, you-know-who-you-are! :yay:
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Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Fri Dec 17, 2021 7:19 pm

Just a reminder: If you haven't sent your card yet, the postal service in the U.S. has recently extended delivery times, and they're getting very busy for the holidays! Please make sure you send your card as soon as possible!

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Post by Smoke (?) » Sat Dec 18, 2021 7:47 am

Unfortunately I haven't been able to leave the house and get to the post office for the past week due to roadworks going on here, so I already know my card's gonna be late. Going to try my best to get it sent out ASAP though.
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Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Tue Dec 21, 2021 4:48 pm

Just got a Christmas card in the mail, and it's not the lame-ass one from my employer, but rather it looks like it's from an actual person! But I'm going to wait until Christmas to open it.
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Post by Aramek (?) » Thu Dec 23, 2021 9:50 am

I received a lovely, lovely Xmas card, within which I was extremely owned.
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Post by Factory Factory (?) » Thu Dec 23, 2021 9:51 pm

Oh yeah I have to log in to the forums every now and then.

I'm in the thing! I was quarantining last week so my card may or may not be late, but mail has been slow here so I wouldn't be surprised if it is. Sorry, Santee.
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Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Sat Dec 25, 2021 7:04 am

I knew I was the last to sign up, but I didn't think I'd get the honor of being the first to post what I got! :pinkietoot: Anyway, here we go.

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The card came in this gray envelope on the left, which I took as a very good sign.

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And here's the inside of the card, with a caring message from SlateSlabrock! Thank you for sending this; I loved the pony images pasted in (my first thought was that they were part of the card and that greeting card printer had licensed FiM, but if they did then they'd probably be using good ol' pre-S1 clipart :-I). And thank you so much for organizing Secret Celestia again this year, too!
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Post by Kronos (?) » Sat Dec 25, 2021 11:25 am

My turn!

I got this absolutely gorgeous card from the one and only Mr. Big! :yay:

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This was the first year I've really been able to participate in secret santas, but I have to say this card is easily one of my favorite things I've gotten out of them all so far. So thank you, Mr. Big, for such a great card! :allears:
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Post by Aramek (?) » Sat Dec 25, 2021 11:53 am

I got a lovely card in the mail! :sweetielarm:

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Oh I love cute dinosaurs, I wonder why they- :starity:

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Oh no! Owned again! :gonkity:

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Thank you Fizzbuzz it's wonderful! :vogue:
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Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Sat Dec 25, 2021 12:05 pm

I'm glad it came through! I'm no good with words but I did have MochaBean's excellent pony for you to work with, but then the card inscription came to me at the last minute.
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Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Sat Dec 25, 2021 1:39 pm

Card time! Turns out there are officially licensed pony cards!

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This is a beautiful cover, by the way.

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Thank you so much, Aramek, for the birthday Christmas card! :crack:

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Post by Aramek (?) » Sat Dec 25, 2021 1:55 pm

Yay it made it, I'm actually proud of that, I spent a lot of effort to make it look as phoned in as possible.
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Post by Big Boss (?) » Sun Dec 26, 2021 11:40 am

To my santee, my "card" (such as it is) will be slightly late (it may not arrive until after the new year), but it will be worth it. :-I

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Post by Snowfire (?) » Mon Dec 27, 2021 4:21 pm

I got my Pony Santa package today! :yay:

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Yep definitely Pony Santa. :v:

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I got a really cool bracelet! :allears:

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I also got... I think these are chocolate covered cocoa beans? I've never had them but I'm looking forward to trying them later!

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Awww thanks Factory Factory! :flutterunsmith:
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Tue Dec 28, 2021 4:08 pm

Kronos wrote:
Sat Dec 25, 2021 11:25 am
My turn!

I got this absolutely gorgeous card from the one and only Mr. Big! :yay:

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This was the first year I've really been able to participate in secret santas, but I have to say this card is easily one of my favorite things I've gotten out of them all so far. So thank you, Mr. Big, for such a great card! :allears:
Glad you like it! :anticipation:

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Fri Dec 31, 2021 3:37 pm

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Thanks, Viviantoga, for the lovely card!

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Post by Factory Factory (?) » Wed Jan 12, 2022 9:21 pm

The mail is slow right now but at least it's reliable! A couple days ago, without warning so it took me a bit to realize it, this showed up in the mailbox!

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It's a fancy card with, like, a thick fuzzy foam for the decoration and an actual ribbon.

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And inside, hornses! :sbahj:

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And there's a lovely message to me and my wife inside. :-)

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Thank you, Perrydotto! It's lovely!
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Post by Smoke (?) » Wed Jan 26, 2022 1:47 am

So last friday I got a call from the post office saying a package was waiting for me. I only was able to go pick it up today as their opening hours are from 8 to 12 every weekday and it's cold and snowy here. When I got there I was greeted by a nice package covered in shipping labels! Due to names and addresses and all being clearly visible I opened it before taking a picture of it and its contents.

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An envelope, a Celestia and chocolates!

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And a lovely card inside the envelope!

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And it's from Snowfire! Thank you ever so much :-D.
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Post by Snowfire (?) » Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:47 am

Smoke wrote:
Wed Jan 26, 2022 1:47 am
So last friday I got a call from the post office saying a package was waiting for me. I only was able to go pick it up today as their opening hours are from 8 to 12 every weekday and it's cold and snowy here. When I got there I was greeted by a nice package covered in shipping labels! Due to names and addresses and all being clearly visible I opened it before taking a picture of it and its contents.

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An envelope, a Celestia and chocolates!

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And a lovely card inside the envelope!

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And it's from Snowfire! Thank you ever so much :-D.
You're welcome Smoke. :flutterunsmith:
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Name: Tammy

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