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Past thread >>10018978

Shipping deadline is 15th December, so that leaves 5 days to send in tracking numbers, receipts or proof of shipment in to me or HelperGull!

If you are having issues, or do not think you will meet the deadline - let us know immediately!

If you have received a gift or card, please post photos in the thread and join in the discussion.

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I emailed helpergull my matches shipping numbers! My ID # 2469

>> No.10053539

Sent out ID 4821's gift today!

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6800 here, I've just received the most phenomenal gift and thoughtful letter again from HV! You paid so much attention to my interests and wardrobe needs. I will treasure (and/or savour) everything you sent. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas too, and that you receive a gift as great as this! Happy holidays <3

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Christmas is fast approaching, I am so excited to have my giftee open their box! I hope you like everything! <3

I think I got good karma from this gift exchange; my dream dress poppued up for $250 on lacemarket in great condition. Hold me anons.

>> No.10053921

Yay! I'm very excited anon, thank you!

>> No.10053958

ooo nice! where is the beige shirt from? it’s so cute !

>> No.10053988

I'm super anxious about a smoke smell on the presents I got for my giftee. I'm getting ready to send them out right now and a couple weeks ago there was a small fire in my place. The gifts aren't damaged obviously and I've cleaned everything real careful to make sure there's no smoke smell but fuck I'm so paranoid. I can't smell anything but I don't want them to think something's wrong with the gitst or that I didn't clean them. My match is so nice, I don't want to upset them.

>> No.10054020

5714, 2922, 4328 your cards have been sent! The lady at the post office tried to make me send them as packages as I added a few things in the envelopes.. it was the difference in paying $4 each to send vs. $16 each.. despite one weight 86 grams!?? So that was a fuck no, and they will be coming snail mail.

5911, 5135, 2839 your gifts are almost ready to go, just awaiting 2 more items so I can send everything at once. I keep buying treats to add and then eating them myself cos the packages are sitting waiting for me to send. I have no self control..

>> No.10054031

ID: 7078
DS from PA
I am still waiting for something to come in. It has been delayed, so I might be a bit late on shipping your gift. Just letting you know ahead of time. Super frustrated when I ordered the item a while ago. I will keep you posted.

>> No.10054041

2922 and 8640 sorry for the wait, I've posted your gifts! Have sent the tracking numbers to the organisers to pass on to you.

>> No.10054047

7093- Ive got all of the bits for your gift and I'll be sending it in Wednesday.

>> No.10054072

That is totally fine! It’s happened to me in the past - I had to give my mom her gift in January once. Thank you for the heads up :)

>> No.10054150

CK from Germany
MP from Portugal
MT from Estonia
ET from Spain,
I just mailed your gifts! USPS tells me that delivery may happen in about two weeks, give or take. I'm sure Santa will be contacting you soon.
It's been fun shopping for you!

>> No.10054465

If you have time air them outside in a place with a breeze. You can also let them know so if there is a smell it's not a surprise.
I used to have a family member that smoked and I still loved her gifts even if they had to stay in the garage for a week

>> No.10054526

My santa communicated with me earlier, but the shipping deadline is close and I haven't heard any update. I wonder if everything is OK.

>> No.10054662

I haven't heard anything in a while either but I'm waiting till the 15-16th. Some people just don't feel a need to post in the threads much.

>> No.10054680

Didn't heard anything from both of my santas at all. Still keeping calm since I did my part of event.

>> No.10054730

I think a lot of us are waiting for last minute items to arrive. I wouldn't worry until next week.

>> No.10054738

Actually I still have items to arrive though already sent my gifts. Hopefully, it's just cards that I ordered a few more. So I used ones that arrived. Now I think it was a good idea.

>> No.10054792

one of my overseas gifts i ordered last month hasn’t updated since posting and the seller isn’t helpful at all. Gonna wait until the deadline to see if it comes, but if anything, i’ll ship it after it gets here separately. If it does.

>> No.10054796

I got an update that my giftee got their package last week! I haven't seen them post yet but maybe theyre waiting until closer to christmas :) I hope you enjoy regardless!

>> No.10054813

Wow anon I'm curious how much did you write on your form?

>> No.10055015

2181, shipped your gifts today and emailed Santa the tracking number, expected delivery Monday

>> No.10055025

Thanks! It's from a brand called Rojita, I hadn't heard of them before but checking out their website they have a lot of nice pieces for girly styles.

I'm not actually sure how to quantify it but I think I wrote a pretty average amount, at least compared to the forms I saw from my giftees. I just included info about my wardrobes for both larme and lolita, and my favourite series/anime.

>> No.10055045

What tier were you in, anon?

>> No.10055108

NS from AB, I got your card today! I wish we could be pen pals, you put so much care into it and your card was SO beautiful! Did the envelope come with glitter or did you do that??

>> No.10055160

I didn't say everyone. I'm just saying that people may be waiting for last minute items to arrive. The deadline to ship is still 8 days away so I don't think people should be worrying that they haven't heard/received anything.

>> No.10055278

Glad to hear that you got it! Being pen pals would be fantastic, please feel free to send me a letter and I’ll write back! I’m so glad you enjoyed the card, I love decorating cards. The envelope did come with the glitter, hopefully it isn’t stuck in your carpet and clothes...

>> No.10055322

The deadline is the 15th for international.

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I have CR from AUS and TM from RUS.

I'm waiting on some deliveries still that are overdue. I've messaged the seller, so hopefully they get back to me soon! Hopefully they arrive ASAP and I can send them off!

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I have CR from AUS and TM from RUS.

I'm waiting on some deliveries still that are overdue. I've messaged the seller, so hopefully they get back to me soon! Hopefully they arrive ASAP and I can send them off!

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I have just had a ton of emails! So will be sending out tracking numbers to a few people.


If you are having issues, message me now!! Those shipping late with no contact will be put on a watchlist for future events!

>> No.10055584

People that have sent e-mails with tracking numbers to either you or Helpergull, do they get replies normally or? Just making sure my e-mail was received (my ID is 8685)

>> No.10055595

I was in two tiers and assume this was my 100+ gift.

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Different anon, but your gift is on the way. Expected delivery is Monday, and I'm sending santagull the details today. You can open it as soon as you get it if you'd like to.

>> No.10055716

3862 and 5729 I sent your cards today!

>> No.10055739

are we opening packages ASAP or opening them on xmas? or does it not matter?

>> No.10055759

Completely up to you anon! Some anons wait and some anons open them straight away. I like to do mine on christmas eve so it feels ultra christmassy!

>> No.10055800

As a person with no impulse control/patience, I'm probably going to be ripping into my gift on my walk back from my mailbox already.

>> No.10055966

I had replied to all emails sent to me before that point, yes. If you sent a while ago and not got a reply please send again!

>> No.10055989

ID 2504 I mailed your package yesterday and it should be arriving on Saturday. I am hoping you like your gifts!

ID 7092 I am waiting on some last minute things so I am hoping everything will be good by Friday but we will see, I will keep you updated. I hope that is ok!

>> No.10056052

ID 3433 I'm shipping your gift tomorrow.

>> No.10056152

I just emailed Santa, but ID 6800 I'm you $30-40 match and probably won't be able to post until the 17th...sorry about that. Your gift is all wrapped and ready to go, it's just a matter of getting to the post office.

>> No.10056200

Hello 3113. If you are reading this I just wanted to confirm that you got your package. Tracking says it was delivered on the 10th I'm just hopeing it wasn't delived to the wrong adress. Feel free to open it whenever.

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>> No.10056262

Here's a stupid question, we don't need to send out tracking numbers for cards, right? Do we need to send Santa proof of shipment for cards?

>> No.10056307

I think it'd be good to let them know that you've sent your card, so you have proof you did your part (in case the card gets lost or such)

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Waiting for my matches to post their gifts...I just checked their tracking and they were all delivered yesterday..cmon Im dyin!!

>> No.10056331

Tfw I just sent out my card gift and I forgot to include the actual card in the package of goodies...
I'm a dumbass, but I'll send it in an envelope though.

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#3718 and #2828 sent your card and gift this week and now they on their way :) According to their tracking numbers, both already left my country and fly towards you~ They are both EMS so I hope this 2 weeks be enough to reach you.
I've mailed helpers detailed reports so in case of any postal issues, they have tracking IDs and bunch of photos to help you!
Merry Christmas <3

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NS from AB- CC from BC here (ID 2926); I got your gift today and I absolutely love it- thank you so so much!! Your card was so cute, and the shirt and sweater are SUPER nice (I’m so excited to wear them)! The candle is also lovely and I’m going to try one of the face masks later! Thank you again so much, this was such a nice package!
I’m sending your gift out tomorrow (I’ve been waiting for one last item in the mail and it’s finally arrived); I really hope you like it!

>> No.10056444

lmao I just wrote you some long reply and accidentally pressed Esc so all my tl;dr wiped out xd Anyway, I know your feel anon, was afraid of this scenario as well.

>> No.10056446

I think people usually open them upon getting them because of anxious anons like >>10056315

>> No.10056448

>I’m sending your gift out tomorrow
I thought we are matched not in a pair way this year?

>> No.10056453

I know Santa had some issues finding me a non-international match so I think that might be why I’m in a pair; I didn’t know I was matched in a pair until my package arrived today and I saw the sender and went ‘?’

>> No.10056486

I also did this with my gifts. I noticed immediately and had an extra bag, so I thought fine, this is okay, Ill just rebag it..

I put the next card RIGHT BESIDE ME so I wouldnt forget.. sealed up the bag and look beside me and the card is still sitting there. ARGH. I ended up taping mine to the outside in a sealed plastic haha so hopefully they last!

Some people were matched, but I tried to avoid matching tiers so it wasn't like a guilt trip thing/ or who spent the most kind of thing.

>> No.10056487

ME from Seattle, WA (#2469) - I just shipped your gift today! I think it should get to you by early next week (probably Monday) since it was shipped via Priority Mail! I'm nervous about whether you'll like what I've picked out but I hope at least some of it is to your taste. I've sent Santa your tracking number so you should be able to track your package!

SA from QLD, Australia (#3718) - Your card is in the mail too! (It doesn't have tracking unfortunately but I hope it shows up safe.) I actually lost the card I initially bought to mail to you so I ended up making my own card. I hope you like it!

>> No.10056488

Anon, you should post a photo of the card you received! I feel like a part of the fun of these threads is seeing all the care and hard work people put into their gifts and cards - it's an imageboard after all.

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received yesterday thank u!! i do indeed love everything you got me and am using the phone charm now!

3862 card & 3433 gift are going out tomorrow!
4289 your gift should be delivered sunday

>> No.10056704

YAAAYYY I'm so glad you like it! Merry Christmas!

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CF from NZ here! I received this today!

Obviously I couldn't wait to open it... I love EVERYTHING!!! The phone case is super OTT and ridiculous - just how I like my cases! You picked everything out perfectly! The necklaces and the the little duck had actually been sitting in my watchlist all year. Thank you soooo much!

>> No.10056810

Do you guys mind putting down what tier your gifts were in when you post photos? I think it's just kind of nice to have that info for the future when Santa puts together a "previous gifts" gallery since they're meant to give people an idea of what constitutes an acceptable gift.

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Ahhh! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I forgot to mention in the card that the sweater is a special Liz Liza x My Melody collaboration piece, so it has lots of cute details!
Very excited to receive yours as well, no rush at all. I’m sure I’ll love whatever you send! I was basically holding my breath waiting for your items as the package reached Canada customs as soon as the strike rotated to that area, and I was sure it was going to get lost in customs hell, ahaha.

This was the $30-$40 bracket.

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MR from Israel, thank you so very much for your gift! I can't believe I managed to wait so long to open it, and was hoping to make it to Christmas, but curiosity got the best of me.

I honestly cried when I opened it. Your letter was very sweet, thank you for that. I can't believe how thoughtful and generous you were, and how you got so many things that I genuinely love. The bag is even better than I imagined, and I already have put my favourite keychain on it. The dress is wonderful, and the matching barrette is perfect. The Psycho Pass keychains are super cute as well, and the embroidered statement patches are hilarious, I have them pinned all over my Meta tote bag!
I have to say, it was the giant isopod plush that stole the show. My family members were home and watched me open the box (we were all tearing up), but as soon as the isopod came out everyone was like "AHHH!". Forgive me for giving out your first name, but my sister said it needed to be named Monika after you, and my family proceeded to go crazy and fight over who got to hold/ pet Monika. Monika is now a huge meme in my house, and I'm happy to say she has a prime spot on my bed next to me.

Seriously, thank you again, and have a wonderful holiday season.
>sorry for blog post, I'm just filled with warm fuzzy feels

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Sorry for spam, just some bonus images (the wrapping was not bad at all, and very much appreciated), plus my sister holding Monika.

>> No.10056855

I'm so glad you like it all! I was so worried packing it up because I was thinking "oh no it's such a random mix of items, it looks like a mess" but I tried really hard to get thing you'd love and I'm so glad you do like everything <3 Merry Christmas <3

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Oh my gosh, I'm sooo happy you got to open it, and genuinely enjoyed it all! I am having a pretty tough time right now, so waking up to this was such a treat.

I really enjoyed shopping for you, and the fact we seem so close in interests adds to that, because I did love everything I sent as well.

Your family seems like a very cute bunch, I'm happy that I managed to brighten your day a little. :')

I have to give a big "thank you" to Santa and Helper gulls for matching me with you, it was such a nice experience this year. And hey, maybe we can be pen palls!

Merry Christmas <3

>> No.10057009

JM from Canada, Your gift has finally left my country. It's never taken this long, but with all those strikes in Canada... I hope it'll be safely delivered to you.
I have yet to receive a response to my email with track amd trace from helper santa, so I resend it and hope you'll get the code asap.

>> No.10057047

I'm 9724 and haven't heard a thing from my santa, when do I start worrying?

>> No.10057082

Haven't got a mail yet either, not super worried but if I haven't received anything by like Monday I'll ask Santa about it

>> No.10057156

HC from Mexico and ME from WA: both of your packages have been shipped!

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I have emailed all the matches to the tracking info I have personally received!

If you have sent something and have not received a reply, please email me directly as I may not have got it/ may have missed it! As well if you are needing any help or have any questions, please email BOTH OF US so someone definitely sees it. HelperGull has been busy and may not have read all of the mail.

I will be sending follow up emails on Monday to all those who have yet to post without emailing me as to why.

>> No.10057213

ID 7078, your 15-25 tier gift should be there on Monday. I did secret s/a/nta this year too, and your gift is the one I'm most excited about.

>> No.10057275

2504 and 4879: your gifts went out yesterday!

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SS from KY, your gift was sent out today! I hope you don't have to wait terribly long for it.

>> No.10057293

Ah! I'm so excited! I really want to have the self control to wait until Christmas to open anything, but I know I'll be ripping it open on my walk from my mailbox.

>> No.10057314

Just going by the patterns of recent packages I've sent to the U.S, it'll probably arrive a day or two after Christmas! So go right ahead! And if you're using scissors to open the mailer, best do it on the side that doesn't have the flap.

>> No.10057394

Oh that makes me so excited!!

>> No.10057435

5911, 5135 and 2839 I have posted your gifts today!

Apologies in advance for squishing into a bag rather than a box. They were sent by standard mail (so no tracking) but STILL cost $140 to send 3 things. From NZ we have a target time of 7 - 15 days for our Standard Airmail so hopefully you will see them within that time frame!

>> No.10057466

ID: 7078
DS from PA
I got the last item in. I will be shipping your package on Monday.

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SH from Chicago I got your package yesterday, I didn’t see an idea other than 15 so please comment your ID! I really love your gifts, everything is really cute and I can’t wait to eat the snacks. I really love the card, it’s so cute, I showed literally all my friends cuz I loved it so much. Thanks so much!

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Later today I’m going to post some statistics and info from this year’s data. Stuff like number of participants, countries involved, price bracket popularity, etc.

Honestly, don’t worry. The majority of people have contacted us and we will be sending out emails with tracking (if they send their package with tracking). We will be contacting the ones who haven’t notified us on Monday. There’s a fair amount of people shipping on Monday dude to things like post office closures, late arrival of gifts, and others.

>> No.10057773

Yeah I figured as much, s'why I said I was going to wait till tomorrow to ask anything. My comment was mostly to let first anon know they're not alone in not having received an e-mail yet. s'all good.

I'd love to see those stats, find out how many different countries were involved etc!

>> No.10057794

Hey helpergull, I sent you some tracking numbers but I didn't hear anything back from you or Santa, just wanted to make sure you got them, I'm #4821.

JV from MI (sorry i couldn't find your ID no.) I received a gift from you yesterday, I hope you don't mind if I wait a bit before opening it.

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Hey 8612 NS from VA, I sent you an email at the email you gave me in this reply! My main problem is that not only did I have stuff arrive stupid late, as in last night when I ordered it half a month ago, but my car broke down yesterday and I'm getting it fixed first thing Tuesday then I'll bolt to the post office. So I should probably ship to the alternate address you mentioned since it'll arrive while you're gone. I'm so sorry, hopefully the gifts will make up for this.

>> No.10057961

I am lurking like for a few days here and this is my first post here. I still don’t understand what these threads are about. Pls don’t bully. Spoonfeed me, I digged the archive but can’t find an answer

>> No.10057962

Ignore me I know now what these threads are about. Thank god archives.

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Hello santa!! I hope everything is okay with your car, I know how that goes! Please take care of yourself first, I can always wait! I sent you a reply with my alternate address. Thank you for getting in touch with me!

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Oh my gosh! I'm so happy.
I forgot to put my ID lol. It's 5163.

I had a lot of fun shopping for My melody stuff. Yeah the card is the cutest thing.

>> No.10058104

Santa Gull, for those who would like to open their presents on Christmas day shouldn't we have the shipping deadline earlier?
December 10 would be better. Since a lot of gifts are international and the 15th doesn't give enough time for it to arrive being Christmas.

>> No.10058111

I'm not sure this is really necessary or helpful. From past years most people have accepted that international gifts will take a long time to arrive and that some will be after Christmas. From earlier in the thread you can see that some gifts have arrived earlier and people choose to wait until Christmas which is great. But there are also a tonne of participants here who tried to buy gifts early but haven't been able to ship because of unforeseen circumstances like items not arriving or not getting to a post office in time. Keep in mind this year had one of the earliest signups and matching ever but some have clearly not managed to ship out in time anyway.

In all honesty I'm mostly like this because idc about opening presents on the day. It's a good idea but since shipping deadline seems kind of flexible anyway and some send them early, some send them late, so I don't think it would make a big difference.

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I definitely understand what you're saying, though we wanted to give everyone a large amount of time to work with, as that was one of the complaints about last year. This year's early start (which some people thought was too early) and the generous shipping deadline were both chosen to allow for slow shipping (ie: Taobao and Aliexpress) and any other issues.
Regardless, I'll take your feedback and pass it along to the team for next year!

Like what >>10058104 said, most recipients have not expressed any desire for arrival by a certain date (I believe you're the first one this year, and in past years we had just a handful because of matters such as going on vacation, leaving for school, etc). This year had some particular challenges, such as the Canada Post Strike, but every year it seems the vast majority of people ship their items within 10 days of the deadline.

For yourself or anyone else who in the future would like to have their gift arrive in time to open on Christmas, please consider requesting a domestic partner (usually faster shipping), and even more importantly, indicate on your form/ write-up section that you would like the gift shipped in time to arrive on a certain date!
Your Santa can't read your mind, but I'm sure they'd be willing to fulfill your request if they know in advance!

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Oops, forgot to put in my name field.

Anyways, how about some stats for this year!
We had a total of 58 participants from a total of 17 countries.

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One interesting thing about the handmade vs artist alley categories, even though the numbers are the exact same, it wasn't the same people who said 'No', 'Yes', etc.

>> No.10058142

This is really interesting. I suspect most of the participants only wanting partners from the same country are from US, who have enough people involved to have that as an option....

Also laughing because after all that arguing about feedback and the whitelist only one person put that they were not providing feedback l m a o

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A word cloud showing the popularity of certain tags. These were taken from information given in the form and what people requested or listed as interests.
For those of you who haven't this kind of thing before, the most popular words with the highest instances of mentions are shown the largest.
Angelic Pretty was the most popular brand, followed by Innocent World and BTSSB. The most popular anime was My Hero Academia, followed by Love Live.

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And finally, a word cloud showing the popularity of more tags.
These were taken from the 'Do Not Want' section, and were things people didn't want to receive.
I find it funny how 'anime' and 'skincare' are prominent in both clouds, among other things.

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>most of the participants only wanting partners from the same country are from US
I was curious after you said that, so I plugged in the data. Your hunch was correct!

>> No.10058180

I got mad as fuck last year getting some one from Australia even though I said no international partners.

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Laughing at my lone "travel-themes" in the do not want.

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>> No.10058299

ID 3191, just want to notify that your gift will come in two parts: the one I shipped on Saturday (the organisers have probably already sent you the tracking number) and the other purchased from the local UK store. The latter one will probably arrive earlier, so you will have something to open right on the Christmas eve! I'll update you if I will get the tracking number for it.

>> No.10058409

As your santa I got a laugh out of that xD

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Who in the fuck didn't want Louis XIV?
I will fucking fight you.

>> No.10058554 [DELETED] 

Thanksgiving you!! 2922 here! Santa already sent me the tracking number, can’t wait for it to arrive!!

>> No.10058562

Thank you!! 2922 here! Santa already sent me the tracking number, can’t wait for it to arrive!!

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MT from Estonia here! Secret Santa from Russia, I got your package today! Thank you so so much, everything is just so a w e s o m e! (My hands were shaking from the excitement when I was going thru the box!)
The pug mug will be my new favorite tea cup! D'va merch will definitely find a new home on my backpack and the I can't wait to find the place for all the stickers and badges.
I love GLF stickers inside the cards, I really hope to visit the festival one day, because it is not so far away and all the pictures from it look amazing all the time.
Also the package you made looked epic, my kitchen is still full of those foam peanuts now!

Thank you so much again, and I hope you have wonderful holidays!

P.S. I didn't seem to find your ID, so please let me know when you see my post!

>> No.10058597

Currently freaking out since the package was left at the door. Please tell me 7078 that you got it?

>> No.10058604

Ah this is me! I think? DC from the UK? I'm so excited! I don't have any tracking numbers yet but I will let you know as soon as I receive anything!

>> No.10058638

That’s okay!! I’m currently at work but my father is home. I live in a neighborhood of senior citizens too so it should be fine! I’ll call him to check.

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Honestly almost bought you a real tacky gift as a joke but couldn’t find the perfect one.

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I'm a completely unnecessary worry wort. And I appreciate it.

>> No.10058697

He has brought it inside! When I get home in like eight hours I cannot WAIT to open it!!

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2181 here!! Thank you so much for the Negima book, I’m so glad to have it! Now I have both of the concert fan books; I feel like the sole Negima fan left on this earth haha
Also, my cat loves the toys and is delightedly running after them as I type. Thank you again!

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ID #7078

I could not believe how heavy this box was when I got it! Both of these items are absolutely perfect I’m thrilled! I already have a dress that matches the bow and I’m excited to start coordinating with it. And the cape? I’m never taking it off, even my partner is obsessed with it!!! Thank you so much! I will definitely be shooting you an email soon.

>> No.10058994

Hi, 3113 here! Sorry about the delay, I've been out of town. I got your package, but I'm planning to open yours when I receive my other gifts so I can open all at once. If I don't receive them before Christmas, I'll open yours first. Thanks Santa!

Also, does anyone else have 3113?

>> No.10058996

Yay!! I'm so glad!! Have a merry christmas!!

>> No.10059117

I'm so glad you like the cape! As soon as u saw it I knew I had to get it for you, it was just too perfect.

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Great I was fearing the worst. I used to work for the postal service and I know how bad they can be. I made sure my cat Snowy was guarding the package. I hope you like everything.

>> No.10059241

Yes! The shop says they shipped the item, but provided no tracking. I guess everything will be ok since it is not an overseas order or anything. Keep in touch~

>> No.10059242

ME from WA 2469 - I’m a fool and found so more of your stocking stuffers so I will be mailing a second tiny package today, my apologies !

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1609 checking in, I got my package last night! I LOVE everything and actually screamed when I opened the bat collar- I’ve been thinking of getting one for ages. And these EXACT wristcuffs were on my watch list for a while now too! I also loved the “open in this order” game, it was super cute and fun

Thank you so much anon! :)

>> No.10059352

ID: 7078
DS from PA
Your gift was shipped yesterday.

>> No.10059383

shipped out to 2922 (for the card) and 4328 last night, hope they arrive at some kind of sensible time!

>> No.10059401

2922 here!
Thank you so muuuuch!!!

>> No.10059484

Yay thank you for the update!

>> No.10059562

Ahhh I’m so glad you like everything! I was actually super nervous about the wrist cuffs being too sweet, so I’m really really glad you don’t have them AND you like them! I cannot be more opposite person from a cool dark gothic lolita so it was a fun challenge shopping for you! Merry Christmas! :)

>> No.10059664

I forgot to include my number in the gifts I sent
If anyone gets something from Karl just say you did, also Belgian gull be careful opening mail you get from the US.

>> No.10059665

Oh fuck I forgot to put my number in too

>> No.10059668

Thanks for doing all the stats helpergull, it's really cool to see them

>> No.10059670

We did a secret Santa

>> No.10059694

I don't quite understand what needs explaining here. You get matched with someone, you send them a present or a card; someone gets you as a match and you receive a present or a card.

There were different price tiers and a form to fill out before the event started to help your santa pick things for you.

>> No.10059753

We were susposed to put numbers in our packages ?

>> No.10059805

btw! Shipped out your gift yesterday finally, sorry for the delay

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Ahhhhh thank you #5998 !!
I'm super excited about all these, how did you know I had been eyeing that Cherrycheezy tote??

Also the gift wrapping was really cute! I appreciated it <3 thank you and happy holidays!

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I somehow missed that there were more things in the bag!

Yessssssss feed my cute sticker addiction. And these memo tabs are spooktaculur~

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Thank you so much Santa!! I absolutely adore everything you got me. I nearly screamed opening the blouse - it’s so gorgeous and soft! The accessories are the perfect match to the coordinates I want to make - understated but sweet. I’m so happy with all of it!

Mad bonus points for the little bun keychain being a squeaker, my partner is already telling me I can sleep on the porch.

>> No.10059975

5496, my tracking indicates your gift has entered your country.
It should be signature on delivery and is marked down slightly.
Hopefully it gets to you today or tomorrow!

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Hello! I believe this is the UK item? Thank you so much, it’s so cute! It goes perfectly with one of my dresses too! Thank you so so much <3

>> No.10060032

ID 7092 I shipped your gift, I hope you will recieve it soon. I forgot to mark my ID on the package, I realize that now.. My ID is 5053

>> No.10060040

I'm pretty sure I forgot to write my ID on my note as well oops.. so 2828, the package wrapped in red/white snowman wrapping paper is from 8685!

Also >>10059664

I'll be very careful (Belgian gull here), thanks for the warning!

>> No.10060048

I completely forgot to put my ID, oops, this is from 3191.

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Hello, here VN from Romania. Thank you santa from Mexico. Is all so nice and just perfect for me. I will coord the socks into a nice coord in the next days. Thank you so much for everything. Merry Christmas :-D

>> No.10060068

Glad you liked everything :)

>> No.10060077

I got your gift, I am waiting for Christmas to open them :)

>> No.10060165

Hello!! HC from Mexico here, I’m so glad you liked everything!!!! Hope you have an awesome holiday!!

>> No.10060317

CS from the US, PO from the UK and CK from Germany,

I'm truly sorry that there will be a delay for sending out your gifts. I have suddenly become ill which had required me to travel interstate back to my family so that they could take care of me.

I planned to return back home before the postage cut off date, so left your gifts at my apartment with the intention of picking up a few extra goodies interstate.

What I originally thought would be a 3-4 day stay has extended to early/mid-January.

I am sincerely sorry, and will keep you gulls updated on the status of your packages.

LT from Australia

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Match 6961, did you receive your gift ok? I hope everything is alright and it got to you safely, I know it was delivered a few days ago!

I'm match ID #5416. Santa, I got your gift, I was out of town when it arrived so it was a nice surprise when I got home. I could use the holiday cheer since I'm taking care of an injured family member so I'll open it within the next few days! Just wanted to let you know it got to me safe and I am waiting to open it!!!

>> No.10060869

Ok baby! Glad it got to you ok!

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SA from OH, my mother confirmed your package arrived today! Getting on the road over there tomorrow and I’ll open/post then!!! I’m so excited!!

Attached are the pictures of my cards, sorry I’m so late to post! I already used the masks, lol, so I don’t have pictures of those!

>> No.10061180

I might be PO from the UK, can you check whether you got an address update from the santa? As my dumbass put the postcode of my old address with my new address. So it might be pretty lucky that it's delayed!

>> No.10061302

CS from US here, take your time to get well LT. I'm sorry that you're going to have to spend the holidays ill. That seriously sucks. You can send my gift whenever; I enjoy signing up for these things mainly to enjoy watching other gulls get excited opening their gifts.

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E.T from Spain here!! Thank youuu!! I'm in love with this. Merry Christmas for you too C. S from MS

>> No.10061570

GT from NL here! I hope my SS is okay. I didn't hear anything for a while now and I am kind of worried. Mainly because I have very bad luck this year, but also because my SS did reach out to me in previous threads. Just an update on how you're doing would be okay!

>> No.10061708

ID: 7092 DG from Cali: Your card was sent out last week! Unfortunately, I'm kind of a dumbass and I packed your little gift and sent it out without a card. So, if you receive a gift without a card, that would be me. Your card was sent out separately, so you'll get two different things from me in the mail. Sorry!

ID: 3718 SA from AUS: Your card was sent out last week!

ID: 6248 SS from FI: Your gift was sent out at a later date as requested! I'm going to send the tracking info to Santa.

Happy Holidays!

>> No.10061710

Well heck, I told my secret santa when I sent their gift, and havent heard from them about my gift being sent out. She responded when I asked for a double check on her address but she has never responded about my box. Should I be worried? Im in the us and she is too so it shouldnt be taking this long, this is my first time doing this.

>> No.10061714

They are probably just busy.

>> No.10061802

6248 here, you're precious! thank you, I'm excited to receive it! it'll definitely be safe now, since I'll be back in 8 days and they hold international parcels for a minimum of 14. :]

remember you're probably not receiving a gift from the same person as who you're sending to

>> No.10061803

Hi, anon! I got your gift safely! I've been so busy with work recently, I'll try to upload photos ASAP!

>> No.10061811 [DELETED] 

My ID number was 6243 I think, cant find any other email with diff id. and my initials are D from california. I thought when matched that meant you both were eachothers santa :(

>> No.10061816 [DELETED] 

Hi Im 7092, Im des from california, are you my santa? If so I am in texas for a month and was hoping if you could send to my new address

>> No.10061818


Im in texas until jan 5 so I cant wait to get home and see your gift! Ill be sure to ask back home if anyone got mail for me.

8505 your card got sent back to me back in califonia so I have to make a new one in texas, I will try my best to ship it this weekend as post office is closed already today.

Merry christmas everyone. Thanks for the updates !

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#8650 - NS, I have been (in)patiently refreshing the tracking info but it seems like it will take at least 3-5 more days until your gift arrives! It just arrived at the intl transfer airport. I am soooo excited!

I am the anon from before who was going to spend Christmas away from family. In the end things fell together in a way that does allow me to fly see them. I know someone wanted to send me a card to cheer me up - don't worry about it!

I will still be mega-anxious about my husband, but him and several other important people agreed that I should go instead of staying there, sitting home and feeling sorry for myself.

I guess the point of this blog post is - NS, I might be late opening/receiving your gift, since I will only return on Jan 1st. My husband can pick it up for me, so no worries about it being returned or sth.

Merry christmas!

>> No.10062396

2922 here!! Don’t worry!! I’ll let you know when it arrives!!! Can’t wait for it!!

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Thank you santa!! The wrapping was adorable and I felt bad ripping it xD I really love everything, especially the Cherrycheezy top and the shorts. I was just talking about those shorts with some friends actually! O:

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8612 from VA. Oh my god. SA, so sorry to make you wait, I arrived later last night than I thought! But oh. my. god...so I found a GIANT box with these AMAZING drawings on it...

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I opened it to find a TON of stuff, wrapped super nicely (rubbish about you being a bad wrapper, you even used ribbon!). And a Liz Lisa bag!! I was freaking out before I even unwrapped anything.

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I seriously am beyond touched with everything. EVERY interest or character or like that I mentioned you touched upon in this box. I can tell every single thing you put inside you took time and care to pick out for me. You even took the time to find a Pusheen Christmas card! My figure shelf is going to be infinitely more wonderful with the new waifu additions, my bag will be cooler with the pin and keychain, my skin will smell and look fantastic with the masks and perfume, the candle and barrettes are SUPER cute and most of all the Pusheen cardigan I’ve been eyeing FOREVER and I can wear it no matter what!!!! You’ve seriously made my holiday! I’m so so lucky to have had you as my Santa and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, because mine is certainly so much brighter. It’s been a really tough year for me and this exchange, being able to spend time and thought to give to other gulls and receive incredible, thoughtful cards and gifts, especially yours, is definitely one of the shining times of this shitty year for me. Thank you!!

>> No.10062708

Sorry for the spam, forgot to mention this was the $100 tier! And the little container next to the socks is sock glue (which is PERFECT, I’m going to a con soon and this will help SO much!) Literally perfect.

>> No.10062710

I love seeing all these presents!

>> No.10062908

JM from Canada, I just noticed that the package is delivered at a pick up point! I don't know if you had already seen it, but I am excited and hope you'll enjoy your gifts!

>> No.10063040

7086 here. NS from MT, your gift has arrived at my house.
I'm looking forward to opening up when I finish work tonight!

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Thank you to my Santa!! As soon as I opened it up I was laughing at the fact you used rubber ducks as packaging nuts. I dont know what I will do with them all... but Ill find something!

The chocolates are not pictured cos I basically ate all of them in the space of 2 hours and regret my life decisions hahaha the skirt is adorable and I love all the Cinnamoroll stuff! Thank youuuu!

>> No.10063247

Santa here.
I'm glad you liked your present, anon!
Have a very merry Christmas!

>> No.10063258

Hey Santa,
If your package had a tracking number, then yes, I'm quite aware! Unfortunately I'm away from home right now and won't be back until early January to check it out, but I'll be sure to post when it's finally in my hands!
There is a chance that since my PO only holds packages for 15 days that it /might/ get sent back unless I can get someone to pick it up for me; but if it does I'll try to give you some warning (and I'd be of course willing to contribute towards a second postage fee if that happens). I'm keeping tabs on it for now, and definitely won't forget about it!

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Wow first time on this board and im greeted with this..wholesome and honorable! I wish i was around for when this happened broskis

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Thanks MM-anon, gift arrived safely to me on Saturday.

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SS from KY here! YL from Canada, I got your gift today and as soon as I read a bit of the letter I started freaking out and had to wake up my husband. This is so freaking amazing. You nailed me spot on. And I also love animal crossing. My favorite villager is Bob. I'm seriously in love with this coffin. Everything is so amazing. I'm leaving my email if you ever want to chat about Ghost sometime.

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I'm so glad it made it just in time for Christmas!

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BR from AZ here! I got your gift and I really love the letter <3 I love all the new stationary I'll be able to play with. Tbh I actually really like the bag since Ive been wanting a makeup bag so that was definitely a plus! Merry Christmas and thanks^^

>> No.10063483

Hey anon, just wanted to let you know that the package arrived at my place! Unfortunately, I won’t be able to open it until January 3rd/4th, but I’ll definately post pics when I do!

>> No.10063569

Mostly unrelated, but those Hershey things are called Cookie+ in my country, so it's funny to see them labelled as something else.

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NS, thank you so much!
I love me some oldschool floral and and looking forward to using the gloves and cardi for when the weather cools down.
The shades of brown are lovely!
I really loved the details you put on the card and the mushroom washi tape.
Did you cross the border to post this because of the postal strike? If so, you're a very dedicated Santa!
Thank you very very much and merry Christmas!

>> No.10063583

That dress is gorgeous, anon!!

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No problem, I’m glad to see you like the stuff! I don’t know if I mentioned in the card, but I noticed the dress had a bit of an alteration after purchasing it, but I feel it adds to it as it prevents your neck or blouse from showing through under the collar. Feel free to remove it though if it suits you better!

I’m so glad you like the shades as well, I tried to keep everything cohesive abut also able to mix and match with your wardrobe.

I actually found a company (in the previous Secret Santa thread actually) that drives the packages down to the border, so that worked out well. Glad it got to you in time! Have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy the sunshine!

>> No.10063980

Merry Christmas everyone!
Wasn't able to participate this year but I'm glad it looks like everyone had fun :3c

Can someone tl;dr me the story of the /k/ guy who ended up joining?

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Hi number 2469; to my ss J ( whose number I can’t find) thank you so so so so so so much. Your letter was so sweet and it really showed that you took the time and read my answers and looked at all my links and I really can’t thank you enough. I even put all the bakugo merch on my tree and the plushie is keeping me company on my bedside lamp and I see him all the time. The beret and witch hat will go perfectly with my wardrobe and the patches are going on my jacket as soon as I find my sewing kit! I seriously cannot thank you enough. You really nailed me; down to the picture of the boys in thigh highs which I had to hide from my normie roommate who wouldn’t understand lol thank you again. Merry Christmas

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Ahhh, sorry - I forgot to put down my number. I'm 6961!!! I was super worried since our tastes in lolita were a little different so I didn't want to get you anything you might not use but I'm so relieved that you like everything! I love witchy stuff too so I tried my best! Merry Christmas, gull~

I'm so sorry for the late photos - this holiday season has absolutely been killing me. I didn't think it was going to be so busy!!! I died when I saw the "Hey, Corgeous" mirror! I love silly pun-based things! I adore the teacup you got me. It's currently displayed with the rest of my collection right now. I can't wait to use it for tea soon. The ivory F.int cardigan is super cute and it goes well with several pieces I already own! I wanted to do some sketches with the copics you got me so I could post them along with the other photos but didn't have enough time. Thank you so much for everything! And I couldn't detect any smoke smells on any of the gifts so you don't have to worry. I hope you're having a great day so far today!

For future gallery reference, I was in the $100+ tier!

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Ahhhh~! So sorry to take so long to reply to your gratitude, the past week kicked my butt between retail work and family Christmas prep! I'm so beyond happy that you liked everything and that I could help make your holiday season at least a little bit better! You've been such a nice person to buy for and communicate with and I wish you a fantastic 2019!

And Merry Christmas to everyone! Thanks again to Santagull and Helpergull for organizing this!

>> No.10064188

Which tier were these?

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Managed to actually keep from opening my gift until Christmas, I hope the wait didn't make you worry KZ from PA (ID 2181)! I'm sorry I didn't say I got it sooner, I've been beyond busy.

But anyways, omg I absolutely love everything!! Last year I felt my santa didn't really pay attention to what I liked but you have fully restored my confidence in the cgl secret santa. Everything is so nice and you clearly tried to hit as many of my interests as possible!

Please don't feel bad that you didn't get me a large clothing piece, I did kind of ask for mostly accessories lol (I keep finding myself willing to throw money at main pieces but being a penny pincher with accessories). The ones you got me are so great!! I'm already planning to wear the gloves in a coord soon (thank you so much omg I mentioned gloves specifically!), the headdress is so elegant, I've needed a navy headbow that fits classic, the floral bow is so cute...

Homura is adorable, no worries on the box - I buy used a lot and tore it to shreds anyways. I actually ship Venus and Mars and have the matching star wand for Venus so incidentally it's perfect! And I actually don't own any black or grey lip products, excited to play with these!

Just thank you again, merry christmas and I hope you got an amazing gift too! (This was $100 tier!)

>> No.10064308

I'm >>10063262 and it was the 30-40 tier.

>> No.10064381

Hello Santa! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I never received a tracking number from the organisers so I just wanted to check everything is okay and it's still on the way? I was away from home a few days before Christmas and if it says "delivered" I'll check with my neighbours. I received the UK item!

>> No.10064383


I was $50 tier

>> No.10064426

May I ask where that tarot card thing you have laid your stuff on is from please? I assume it is a tarot card- it looks like The Moon. I am a sucker for all things tarot.

>> No.10064542

This is
It was the 15-25 tier.

>> No.10064571

Its from my ss so youll have to ask them!

>> No.10064718

>Tfw shelled out for tracking so I could know my giftee received their present but now it just means I know they've received it but still not opened/shared it
Sorry to be a whiny bitch but would it kill them to at least say it's arrived? sigh

>> No.10064760

There's a chance they've been away for Christmas and while the present has arrived, they haven't gotten it yet. Or maybe they got it but haven't had the chance to post because of the Christmas rush?

I'm sure they'll post soon, anon!

>> No.10064761

We have been contacting those who are yet to update us. We will also be contacting those who matches have not given us updates to let you know and working it out from there.

I have had a few people volunteer for Grinch duty which is nice too.

A lot of people sent on or a few days after the deadline, so there will be a lot of delays as well due to Christmas holidays and then New Years.

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Hi! Thank you so much and I’m really happy to hear you liked the chocker, I was a bit nervous about black/pink color since you had the pink one on your wishlist! :D
As for the tracking, the helper replied to my message, so I dunno why they have not forwarded it to you... Maybe you’ll leave your email here and I’ll send the number myself? I’ve checked the log now and it says the parcel has been shipped from my country on the 25th despite me leaving it at the post office exactly 10 days earlier... I guess it is the holiday season at its worst :c So you might have to wait an extra week for it to arrive

>> No.10064807

I love it, don't worry at all! I think I might wear it for New Years <3 I checked my email and I can't find it but maybe they sent it and it ended up in junk or spam and I deleted it...never mind anyway! That's absolutely fine, I'm in no rush, I just know my postman likes to leave parcels with my neighbours and not tell me, so if it had arrived I would have known to go and ask. I've left my email if you do want to send over the number but I'm not too worried! Merry Christmas! <3

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4859- I've received my present, I adore the plushie and the drawing of Weiss on the card.

>> No.10064977

I’m so happy you like them! I was a little worried about the bag~
I was really pumped about getting you some stationary that is really nice (ty 60% off craft store coupons~)
This was the 10-25 tier!

>> No.10064978

Whoops wrong linked post

>> No.10064980

I love them so freaking much. They’re getting pretty popular here but we only have two flavors. Mint and caramel

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Card anons thank you so much, your cards were absolutely lovely! #3263 thanks for the Kero keychain and your adorable Kero and harp doodle - I loved it. #8640 your art and letter were so sweet, if you'd like a penpal let me know and I'll write back. Best wishes to you both for 2019. #4821

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TM from Russia (I couldn't find your ID no. sorry!) Thank you so so much, I loved your gifts, the Meta pocket watch made me gasp, its so pretty and something I've never seen before - let alone thought I might receive in SS. The baby cloth is so cute and the Queen Bee clips are just lovely. Have a wonderful 2019, #4821.

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JV from MI thank you I loved everything so much, your painting is so pretty and you got the print spot on. The gudetama socks are fab. I'm eating my Christmas cake off the cinnamoroll plate and looking forward to trying out the white mystery airhead candy! You put so much thought and care into your gift, thank you, have a great 2019. #4821

>> No.10065176

Great! I've mailed you the track. Wishing you a happy New Year!

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I'm here your Santa!
Ah, God, I don't know how could I miss your post, because I have this thread open with auto-refresh 24/7 O__O But now my anxiety ordered me to scroll through all the thread and I found it!

I really glad you enjoyed my package! I was laughing and smiling a lot while reading your post, since it seems you had lot of fun there :D Sorry for the foam peanuts mess in your kitchen though, it was a whole investigation how to keep package safe from postal service in my country ^^"

And yay! You know about our GLF! Nice to hear you like pictures from there. For me who saw it at the beginning it's still very small local con, but seems like now it grew to something bigger already :D

Again, sorry for such delayed response and wish you have a great holidays too!

>> No.10065342

I'm so glad you liked everything! Im lousy at shopping for lolita so its good to hear you liked the art! Happy holidays again!

>> No.10065369

NS from AB (ID 8640)- your package has been waiting for pickup since the 17th according to the tracking? Not sure how much longer they’ll hold it- I did email Santa the tracking so if they didn’t leave you a pickup slip, you can email Santa for the tracking number to get it!

>> No.10065484

Tfw I must have put my old ID in one of the items but I'm glad both of you like the present+card!

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ME from Wa here again (2469). D, thank you so much for my gift ! I love every item! Your wrapping was so perfect , I saved all the bags and the little pumpkin tags are on my tree ! I love that you love Halloween too I’m glad we could be matched up. I’m excited to use all my accessories! The bat choker has been on my list for so long and I’m in love with q-pots wooden collection. You really got me pegged Ha ha. Thank you again. Merry Christmas!

>> No.10065862

That’s weird, I had the postal delivery guy bring it to my door just a few days ago, but they must’ve forgotten to mark it off as claimed!
I was planning on opening it tomorrow morning when the family members we’re hosting go home, and I can have some peace and quiet and enjoy opening it! I’ll post the pictures when I do!

>> No.10065875

Nayrt but do you have a box from the UK as well? Checked tracking and it says they tried to deliver on the 19th but no one was home?

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ID 5729 from Germany, thank you so much for the gifts! They're perfect! No worries about the snacks! I love those strawberry flavoured chocolate! Luckily, I live close to Germany and I really want to visit again!
The bunny is so cute and I love lavender, it's definitely one of my favourite colours. Seeing everything match so well makes me want to buy a jsk to match everything!
Thank you so much for everything and I hope your christmas has been great! This definitely made mine a whole lot better!
Greetings from your Dutch neighbour, ID#8668
(For those interested, tier $50-$75)

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Hey Karl (#8298), I picked up your package today!

First of all I have to let you know that I LOL'd really hard at the 'thank you for making Heineken!!!!' line. That's a Dutch beer Karl, not Belgian haha and you should know that Belgian beer is so so much better, really. Pro-tip if you ever decide to visit or tour Europe, Belgian brands are where its at ;)

Second of all I hope you don't mind, but I like the decorations you used for your card so I kind of want to use those cute candy canes and such for a Chrismassy itabag! Which unfortunately means dismemberment and death for the card itself.
I'll hold a funeral, praise will be sung, I promise!

Thirdly, I do wish you had asked me for like my fave colors, or read my form a bit more closely? I recall you made a post in the previous thread stating that you ''weren't a lolita so if the gift was more cosplay related would that be ok'' and I answered ''sure just not foam and worbla I have plenty of those''. After that I kind of expected to get sth cosplay related or in line of my provided example links that isn't lolita. To get a package with a plethora of bows and 20$ cash was a bit of a surprise c':

My form does say '(head)bows or anything in the colours red, pink, blue or brown would be welcome!' But I'm afraid I can't really do much with like a good quarter of the bows... some are not really meant for lolita, the silver and gold tints as well as the gingham ones don't fit with any of my outfits and then especially the purple ones are to me a lil sign that you may not have looked at my form answers all that closely? Cause I've stated that purple doesn't match anything in my wardrobe, its in my 'do not wish to receive'.

I can definitely use the pink & red solid colored ones, and the bigger wine and blue ones each match one of my dresses. The 20$ cash is lol, I mean its cash who doesn't need money right haha but in general, I'm sorry to say that the package is a bit underwhelming?

(Belgian gull #8685) (tier 30-40$)

>> No.10065976

What kind of handwriting is that...?

>> No.10065978

I'm sorry for both of you desu :( It looks like Karl put some effort in it but also completely missed the mark. And as a lolita and lover of cute things myself, if I were you I would be very disappointed with the package. I don't know what you Belgian gull wrote in the form but it isn't that hard nowadays to find some kawaii stuff that looks cute. A bunch of bows is really underwhelming. And the money is weird, but at least you can buy something you like with it.

>> No.10065980

Not to bahumbug in the SS thread but what was the thought process behind sending such a large bill to a country it can't be easily spent in?

>> No.10065981

My own handwriting is total chicken scratch haha I can read Karl's just fine! Have you ever read a doctor's prescription? c':

I'm kind of disappointed yeah, unfortunately. Mostly with the fact that I know that I won't end up using like 70% of the bows sadly. And the purple gingham ones especially do make me think that my form wasn't really read closely as I do think my form wasn't that badly answered, and my 'do not wish to receive' does clearly state that purple doesn't match anything in my wardrobe...

I mostly feel this could have been avoided if more questions were asked to me, in terms of colors I liked and such...

The money is ok yeah but I do wish it wasn't left to me to exchange the currency maybe c':

>> No.10065984

The impression this gives me is of a literal child who doesn't really know what they were getting into and asked their mom for help.

I hope you can get a grinch check anon to send you a gift, anon, as although I do think some effort was put in, I don't think this really "counts" myself.

>> No.10065989

> the purple gingham ones especially do make me think that my form wasn't really read closely
I think they might have bought the bows in a set, thus not being able to avoid purple items. Then they sent everything because the more the better, I guess. This, or they didn't pay enough attention to your form.

>The money is ok yeah but I do wish it wasn't left to me to exchange the currency maybe c':
Yeah that's not ideal at all.

>> No.10065995

Idk if this really qualifies for a grinch check, as far as I know that's only for people who end up with no gift at all? Underwhelming as it is, I did get something so I don't want to appear so ungrateful as to get a grinch check when there might be someone who hasn't gotten anything at all?

That's entirely possible, a lot of the bows are really similar in size and such so he may have bought a few packs of bows. My form does state a few colours I like though and aside from the purple ones there are others like the gold ones and silver that made me go 'huh' when opening the package c':

>> No.10066037

Uncle Travis 2.0

>> No.10066039
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MT from Estonia here again! CS from USA I just picked the package up today!
I really love the skirt, It's a perfect fit and I love that the lining is actually shorts! I have been looking something similar but never found anything perfect like that. The OTK's match with my lolita wardrobe super well and I can't wait to wear them out. The enamel pin is super adorable (I just love anything D.Va related desu).
Also the card-house, what was in the package, is super cute and detailed!
Thank you so much and have a great holiday season!

>> No.10066049

I'm guessing that's an American thing, cause I don't get the reference haha sorry c':

>> No.10066053

2 years ago there was a /cgl/ secret santa, where some random crossboarder man from /k/ joined. He sent his giftees a bunch of cheap grosgrain hairbows from Amazon.

>> No.10066056

Ooh, did he add 20$ in cash though? c':

>> No.10066063

NAYRT but regardless of the $20 cash, I think your santa needs to be blacklisted. This is basically borderline grinching.

>> No.10066067

I'm trying to not think about it too hard atm (I'm trying to lol about it with my friends here) but unfortunately in the end yeah I gotta conclude that for a 30-40$ tier gift (the total value marked on the package is actually 50$ which after opening kind of made me lol too actually) the contents are definitely not worthy.

Amazon or Aliexpress or Wish or w/e he used to get those bows, I hope for his sake he didn't actually spend 30$ on 20 bows.

>> No.10066101


This definitely seems like an uncle travis situation. At least Karl out some effort and cash in but really. Most of the present being unusable for J-fashion, and having to convert the currency? Just looking at the other gifts in the thread, this is nowhere near as personalised or useful. I feel v sorry for the anon who received this.

However I can imagine it might be hard to filter out Santas like this for future years since people like Karl might still have legit /cgl/ hobbies, but aren't quite up to the task of giving J-fashion gifts.

>> No.10066108

I mean, giftee gull also cosplays judging from her posts. There’s no reason he couldn’t go for a cosplay related gift. Even a gift card to Arda or whatever would be more useful and personalized.

>> No.10066113

J-fashion aside, I did include other interests in my form and as stated in my first post, I had already said that cosplay stuff was ok too, just not worbla or eva foam. He asked that himself, so at that point I honestly expected a non-lolita gift as he did say he wasn't into J-fashion himself.

I included some other interests (Transformers, Overwatch) in my form and had linked examples in my 'wish to receive' that included things like a cheap figurine stand for my transformers figures.

All in all if he hit a blank with J-fashion there were still other viable options that I both supplied and that he could have asked about...

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Wow, all of those bows looks like he picked them up from the infant's section at Walmart.

>> No.10066169

All I can think of now is the 'people of Walmart' compilations haha oh Gods I'd rather not be a Walmart lolita c':

>> No.10066196


Damn. I wonder if this is the same anon that asked what to get a lolita if they aren't into lolita themselves. One of the answers they received was bows, but iirc the replies also said not to go too cheap and to match them to what the recipient usually wears, which this person obviously ignored.

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CC from BC, thank you very much for all the Copics! When I opened the package and saw all the different packages, I immediately thought of licorice for some reason lol. Definitely better than I imagined though, and all the bundles were colour-coordinated! I’m looking forward to making some cool art with these! Also the Sakura keychain is awesome, I think if I could pick any design from the series I would’ve picked this one, so your luck was excellent! Thank you very much and have a great year ahead!

>> No.10066237

Before I read your post/opened the photo, I thought someone had sent you a bunch of tampons.

>> No.10066246

This was my first thought omg!!
One thing this /cgl/ Secret Santa told me is to never ask for bows! BTW, who in their right mind will get like 20 pcs of one type of the item for a present? Even if these were high quality bows.. what the giftee is even expected to do with them, especially with the smaller ones. Just roll themselves in bows I guess

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HC from Mexico, I got your package today! It was such a surprise since tracking had been a bit spotty and our country's postal system has been having issues, I wasn't expecting to get it until next year. I love everything, and especially that beautiful ring! It is totally my aesthetic, and I will be wearing it every day! The conejos are very tasty, and I can't wait to try the hot chocolate! I've been meaning to get new fuzzy socks since my old pair lost their charm, so that was a very pleasant surprise. And you really spoiled me with that adorable IW Wallet. I don't know which platform you play Overwatch on, but if it's PC, we should play sometime!

>> No.10066291

It just seems so thoughtless. My heart goes out to poor Belgium anon...desu it’s really not about monetary value with this exchange, I’d be happier with $50 worth of thoughtful and well-packaged gifts tailored to me that came with a cute note than $75 worth of meh tier items. The $20 is just a slap in the face on top of the rest of it; it’s not even in her goddamned currency. I’m angry for her.

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Sorry I'm so late to post, things have been crazy! But I love my gift! I'm obsessed with Japanese Rapunzel stuff and my Santa definitely delivered! And I didn't have any of it which is perfect! Thank you again Santa!

(For those wondering this was the $50-$75 tier)

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Hey there I'm Karl
I'm glad you liked the card at least
Sorry I fucked up, for what it's worth I ended up spending around $120 on the bows so if nothing else what is useful should be of good quality
I included the $20 as a last ditch (near the deadline) "man I really think I might have fucked up and I know she'll probably need to convert it but I've heard that foreigners like American money too so maybe it won't be bad????"

My handwriting is shit, I attempted to make it legible. Normally I use a computer to communicate but I always make cards and the like from scratch if the gift is supposed to be personal.

She said she liked bows, I got a lot of bows. Also practically all her reference items had a bow in them. I ended up being absolute crap at navigating taobao and shipping though and as the deadline loomed I opted to get some stuff that could be considered ita in the hopes that some of it would actually be good. That's why there's so much.
I figured a shotgun approach was better than anything

Lots of the good bows came in packages.

I was figuring there would be at least something in there she could use

See above

They were not

Worse haha

This sort of came down to my situation which is exactly why I opted to get so much, and the circumstances didn't allow me to just get what I knew she would like

I'm sorry everyone

>> No.10066505

You seriously, seriously got ripped off, my dude. These are all literally dollar store quality. Even if you got these at an upmarked place like Claire's, this would not have been more than 30 dollars. Where the fuck did you even buy them?

>> No.10066509

Nordstrom and Forever 21
I did research I swear, an online Lolita board said that they frequently have Lolita styles at them so I was hopeful. I may have been a bit of a dumbass thinking that would extend to bows though.

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Yikes. Sometimes they have a vaguely lolita resembling blouse with peterpan collars and stuff, but they carry nothing like lolita bows at all.

>> No.10066518

I mean she said she liked Overwatch. Even a stupid funko pop figure would have been a better idea.

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>I figured a shotgun approach was better than anything
N o p e. It just made it seem incredibly impersonal and like you didn't put any effort into it at all. I'm just confused as to why you went to Nordstrom's and Forever 21 because of time constraints? You could have just looked for US-based sellers on Lacemarket. There are a ton of bows in the colors she wanted in your tier price range. I'm not sure why you didn't just... ask where to buy from if you didn't have experience with j-fash - or as multiple anons mentioned, why didn't you just buy anon something Overwatch related?

If you were going to the mall places like Hot Topic and Box Lunch sell cute OW figures and other merch in that price range. This is just unusable regardless of whether or not you spent $120.

>> No.10066525

the saga continues....

>> No.10066527

how do i buy u a gift i feel so bad

>> No.10066529

Seconded, holy shit.

>> No.10066531

I didn't really know lacemarket existed, I didn't think to just ask because all I knew about for online retailers was really taobao. I thought every other site that got mentioned on here was an auction site or sometimes a brand site.
Also in the request OW wasn't really mentioned besides liking Zenyatta, not to mention most of the early gifters hadn't really gone for specific interests and instead gone for Lolita.

I'm getting a new one, nobody should have to spend money on my fuckup.

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>Doesn't know anything about lolita
>asks giftee if it's okay to get non lolita gift
>she says yes, has tons of options avenues for gift ideas
>spends over a hundo on trash bows that probably don't look anything like her reference images

>> No.10066543

Are you living in a cave to not to know about eBay at least? You’ve seen the early gifters’ pictures with plethora of stuff aside from Lolita, like cosmetics, sweets, cute household items which all are so easy to obtain from anywhere. This approach seems borderline autistic.

>> No.10066549

She said she had Transformers on her list. Even the normiest of normie crossboarder scum could find a cool and relevant gift for her in the toy aisle of fucking walmart. Do you even cosplay?

>> No.10066553

After I researched where to find stuff I figured that if normie stores carried Lolita then I wouldn't have problems

Yeah but I do armor builds with cardboard and EVA. Also again I saw everyone else getting fashion as their gift and didn't want mine to be disappointed. Ironic

>> No.10066567

Just popping in from the feels thread to say that if I had received this gift, I might have been disappointed in the contents but it’s also pretty clear from your replies and even willingness to send another gift, that your intentions and heart are also in the right place.

I think y’all should take that into consideration before you roast him any more. From the outside looking in, I can see why he might think that loliables from a high street store might be ok, since some of us talk about using them.

In any case, He has apologized, explained and said he’s getting a new gift. That’s good enough. It’s just a fun gift swap, not a federal case.

>> No.10066574

5729 here!
First of all I'm sorry my gift came in a bit late! I had everything together already, but then got lazy when it was time to send it out. I'm glad it still reached you before the new year though.
Well, anyway, I'm super happy to see that you like everything!
Are there actually any interesting snacks that we have here in Germany that you can't get in the Neatherlands? Last time I have been over there was as a child and what I remember from you is flan and that honey cake stuff, both really delicious!
Greetings back to you from Germany!

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>> No.10066622

Why are men so bad at this? Literally just pick something off the list and buy it, it's not hard. I am now intensely glad that my SS was a girl.

>> No.10066651

I've been looking up "typical German" snacks, but next to sausages and such, I haven't found anything that does not have a Dutch variant. We're planning a trip to Germany atm as our England trip is cancelled. (Big chance we will go to Dokomi for the first time ever.) Maybe we'll find something then!
As far as typical dutch things go, you should definitely get some "stroopwafels" next time. Especially when it is freshly made! If you go to Dokomi, lemme know and I'll bring them with me!

>> No.10066653

It's always sausages for Germany! ;_;
I'll drop you a mail later, if that's fine.
Don't have to spam the thread with more food talk.

>> No.10066668

I'm sorry for you (and her). You clearly made a lot of bad choices (120usd? Seriously?) but you genuinely seem to care about it. I wish you both some luck for this New Year.

>> No.10066679

120$??? HOW?? You realize you could have bought a dress for this price? Or like 6 BURANDO headbows?

>> No.10066684

120$ on 20 bows, with over half of them looking like ali quality? I smell bullsh*t and this whole thing makes me think you're trolling tbqh which makes me feel really bad for belgian anon

>> No.10066686

Yeah I can't understand how he could pay that much. I'd probably need proof to believe

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This was the Nordstrom receipt which I got emailed to me, I'll need to double check and see whether I kept the receipt for Forever 21.
I'll save you some math, it totaled 85 on this + tax.

>> No.10066691

Oh gosh I'm so sorry anon. I'd say after spending that much you shouldn't give her a second gift. You were both unfortunate even if she didn't have any fault in that while you did. But fuck it's Christmas, I would forgive your fail. Everyone messes up some times and you did it in good faith. I hope next year both of you can have more luck.

>> No.10066697

I'm a dude with next to no fashion sense/an adequate at best knowledge of lolita and even I could see this would be a bad idea having all of this garbage in an online shopping basket for that price

>> No.10066698

So I straight up didn't believe this >>10065973
could cost $120 so I went hunting on Nordstrom and Forever 21. Everything is still available except the tiny pink bow set and excluding that set, the $20 bill and shipping the other bows alone came to over $90. I feel so bad for everyone involved. Karl probably thought he was spoiling his giftee and clearly wanted to make them happy but giftee still ended up with a package full of literal baby's hairclips from the high street. What a complete disaster.

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>> No.10066705

I actually checked the site for this cause it boggled me and ok the prices check out but still man. You entered a cgl ss, got a lolita match who supposedly asked for bows but also mentioned transformers and overwatch and you decide to spend 120$ on BABY GIRL/TODDLER bows on f21 and nordstrom.

And also some of them end up in a colour she stated she didn't want to get.

What's up with you man no offence but I still really do feel sorry for belgian girl

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I figured it wouldn't really matter and by sending them out of package she wouldn't take it as an insult or low class. I'm not going to remove the ones she said she wouldn't like because God knows I won't use them and maybe she'll get some use out of them after the fact. I stated earlier in the thread that early Santas all seemed able to get their giftees a fashion gift and I didn't want mine to be disappointed.

Good detective work, and yes I was thinking "man, I bet with how into bows she is she's going to really like these" again, a lot of her reference items had bows in them.

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I wasn't including shipping in what I spent haha

>> No.10066719

$180 for shitty bows shipped... this almost sums up for a brand dress secondhand from some local Belgian seller. I'm crying

>> No.10066720

Man, I feel so bad for you, but also...have you ever googled lolita fashion? Every goddamn thing has a bow on it somewhere. How new are you to this board? Have you ever lurked a lolita thread?

Honestly Karl I wouldn't send another gift. Misguided as you were you spent WAY over your tier and you at least tried.

When grinch checks begin I hope an anon who is knowledgeable about lolita or is into Belgian-anon's other interests can send her a gift, as frankly man, you tried once and fucked up badly. You missed your chance and if you fuck it up again you're even more out of pocket and it fixes nothing.

I hope the Santas pitch in soon. Personally I think Karl should not be blacklisted but only matched with cosplayers or have to run purchases by a Santa for any future events.

>> No.10066721

Oh no

>> No.10066723

> with how into bows she is
> a lot of her references had bows

I'm sorry but no, that's just not true :c
Belgian gull here, I am going to share my form answers here (with some not necessary to the discussion left out):

- main interests within the /cgl/ theme? *

lolita fashion and cosplay

- what other things do you enjoy? *

Transformers and Harry Potter

- What characters are your favorites? *

My fave characters are all Transformers, Zenyatta from Overwatch, Snape from Harry Potter, all of the Avengers. I don't watch anime c':

- what brands, colors or themes does your wardrobe mostly consist of?

Mostly mint and pink with brown and blue - I love AP, BTSSB, Meta and IW - I love fruit/strawberry prints and bunny prints and also Disney themed items and witchy things

- anything you collect? *

I collect Transformers comics and figurines

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>> No.10066727


- things you would like to receive:

I am lacking in cute jewellery and accessories for lolita; red fruit themed things, (head)bows or anything in the colours red, pink, blue or brown would be welcome! Depending on price if there's a cute hat or bag that would be nice too :) -- examples: with
links ring https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=564996451166 bows https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=17298092897 necklace https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=17995857887 wristcuffs https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=525694046553 red cardigan https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=560574798299
description cute bunny ear headbows in pink or white cute pink tights with strawberries/red fruit (like the ones Infanta had) lolita-fitting brown otk socks without obvious chocolate theme brown or blue basic headbow - I do make itabags; an orange, red or
dark blue plain rosette would be nice, small bows in those colours to put in a bag too. - I can always use action figure stands (https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=561607120536) for my Transformers figurines

- not wish to receive? *

- I am not fond of dark chocolate, I say this in case of any added small snacks that you might like to include :') - Aside from that I'd rather not receive any rings/necklaces or such with food themes other than strawberries/berries etc. (Things like chocolate,
donuts or cupcakes etc are not in any of my wardrobe themes so they wouldn't fit.) - Neither would anything coloured purple. - I would prefer not to receive any kind of stationary like notebooks or pens, I don't use those at all :)

basically my links include one set of bows from taobao, one bunny eared/themed headbow, and ok the wrist cuffs have bows ON them and the necklace has bows on it.

I personally wouldn't say I really went 'get me bows I love bows, bows please' and like I added lots of other stuff and ideas. In my opinion at least idk if others really also get 'bowsssss' from this? :x

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I appreciate the condolences but I'd rather not be put in a tard corner
I've been on the board for 6 months and when I say "everything had a bow on it" I mean "she sent me a picture of a fucking ring that even had a bow on it". I could be more stupid than I know but I'd never seen something like that before, ever, so naturally...

If nothing else I did learn from this

>> No.10066729

You spent nearly $200 on baby hair clips. You are already in the tard corner.

>> No.10066730

You've seen pics with the legit wearable items which happen to have some bows on it... It's like looking at a photo of a buttoned cardigan and getting a person a shitton of buttons

>> No.10066731

Also continuation to say that I really really am sad that you spent so much Karl, I really didn't mean with my original post to go 'omg you low balled me' or express anger or anything, my real intent was really just to ask after your thought process and to say that well, in comparison to everyone else's gifts being shared. I am sad, not angry. Opening a package with 20 bows and a 20$ bill with a note 'sorry for being too lazy to change the $ to €' with all my friends with me I am sorry but I cried a little ok. I'm sorry but it was really disappointing even though I know you did not mean it this way and I still really just wish you had asked me more things.

I do not want you blacklisted! I am so sorry you spent so much

>> No.10066734

You learned not to participate in a /cgl/ secret santa. What a shitshow this whole thing is.

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>everything had a bow on it

>> No.10066739

I actually think Karl is autistic/ mentally handicapped in some way. That handwriting. This string of bad decisions.

>> No.10066752

His handwriting looks absolutely fine to me, personally my own handwriting is absolute chicken scratch! which I've already said haha so please I think it is maybe a little mean to really make assumptions like that cause there is absolutely nothing wrong with being autistic whether he is or isn't

And Karl I am going to give the bows I can't use to my niece she has 2 little girls and I am sure they will like them very much and will wear them! So it is not like I will be throwing them away or anything! I just had the thought that maybe you might think that, so don't worry and I will exchange the 20$ this week sometime or so and with the 17€ I will buy some little things off my ali wishlist which will come in handy, really!

>> No.10066754

I really didn't mean for all of this to become such a long situation I am sorry

>> No.10066755

I had the same thought.

>> No.10066756

Which bows could you and couldn't you use, just so I know?
Also is there an active seller for your DD anywhere?

>> No.10066757

I only ever see THAT bad of handwriting (all caps too) in children.

>> No.10066761

I am definitely going to use the small pink and red ones, and the bigger wine red and blue one c:

The rest are really not in a color or shape I can use in my wardrobe sadly

I have no idea, but please don't try and send me another gift! Really truly I am not asking for a new gift, you have spent so much money and I really honestly feel really sad for you because I know this must also not be a happy situation for you either! I am sorry that my post unleashed all of this on you and please know that I will definitely put the cash money to good use and that is already good for me!

>> No.10066763

It was the front of a card

>> No.10066764

I am not going to share any more of the card, only saying that this is true! The caps was not all throughout the card and really I don't understand how you can get such meanings out of handwriting, I could read all of the card just fine really!

>> No.10066765

The field of graphology is committed to rooting out psychopaths like Karl.

>> No.10066766

Seconding this
It is not that hard for an adult to write exactly two words on the card without them looking like toddler’s scribbles

>> No.10066767

If nothing else, you have a funny story to tell about a guy who spent $120 on bows, and half that again to send them to you.

>> No.10066771

>exactly two words
I was thinking more of the note with the money attached.

>> No.10066772

oh wow I really did not actually know that was a thing o:

but calling someone a psychopath based on a single picture with a bit of handwriting showing sounds mean to me still and is really not what I intended with my post :c

>> No.10066774

I think the psycopath part was a joke.

>> No.10066776

It's mainly a joke. I don't actually think Karl is a psychopath. Graphology is pseudoscience anyways.

>> No.10066777

I mean I really don't think his handwriting has something to do with the gift situation is what I mean and I personally think some of the comments I have read back are a bit harsh and mean and I really did not mean to start this and it is not making me feel better. I don't want to be mean about it all and I am really not angry at Karl I promise and I will be okay. I wish everyone a happy holidays c:

>> No.10066778

Now I’m really curious about what Karl will get from his Secret Santa

>> No.10066780


thank you for the clarification that helps, sorry for overreacting then I did not really get that it was a joke.

also sorry for my excesive use of 'reall' I can't help it it always comes out 5 times when I'm typing in a rush :x

>> No.10066781

The joke was really dry so I don't blame you for not getting it. No worries.

>> No.10066782

I’m the accusing anon and I actually forgot about the sentence under the $20 when I posted. That actually does look ok.

>> No.10066783

Supposedly one of them got sent out but I did a card and gift and so far there's been nothing
Would be funny if I got grinched.

>> No.10066784

Ok thank you! c:

>> No.10066785

you are a very sweet girl, I can only admire with how you handled all of that situation and was so polite and friendly
please let karl send you another one, you can't deny a man his chance to restore his honour

>> No.10066786

Youre emoticons are more annoying than anything you say, also you don’t have to reply to every post.

>> No.10066792

I'm kind of enjoying seeing a more human side of 4chan here.

>> No.10066793

Thank you, that's very nice of you to say! But I really can't justify that to myself? I personally cannot see how it would be right or 'restore his honour' as in make him feel better, by having him spend even more money on me? He spent a lot lot already and really I already feel bad and sad for that! :c

I don't know what emoticons are more common for cgl to use? I use the same now that I use in texts to my friends and on an online avatar site I frequent. I don't actually post a lot here haha this is the most I have posted ever on here! Please forgive my lack of etiquette I didn't know those things

>> No.10066794

It’s fine, just for future reference if you continue to browse here (you should, we need more sugar than salt here) emoticons are looked down on and almost always get called out.

>> No.10066797

ok thanks for the info! That's actually really good to know. I already knew from lurking that the ':)' one is not seen as just a friendly polite smile here haha but that is the only thing I knew and I never use that one myself anyway

>> No.10066798

its an imageboard so no emoticons are used.

>> No.10066803

do not be afraid to use emoticons even if it is looked down on
it gives you character
and about the gift, it will be highly therapeutic because now he knows he made you cry and man's heart is too fragile to take that, you will smile too hopefully - what money mean when an opportunity like this rises? if anything all of the prelude only spiced things up a bit and both of you will have nice memories about this after it is all done properly

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It's an image board. Use your pictures and not emoticons.

>> No.10066805

None at all? I am going to really have to reign myself in I am definitely a big emoticon user! Just in this comment alone I caught myself starting to type like 3 emoticons! haha I have some learning to do or maybe it is really delearning

>> No.10066806

make me :^)

>> No.10066807

Better yet, don't use either and convey your tone through text. If anyone misunderstands, they are obviously just autistic.

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>> No.10066810

I don't understand.

>> No.10066811
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not everyone has a lot of money lying around to throw at another person like that though, and only for 'happier memories' I really don't want him to spend any more on me because I am ok! I am healthy and have friends and a job and there are wayyy worse things in life than getting a disappointing gift. I admit that yes I cried but it was the stress of all my friends being with me and also I work retail so my job is really hard with the holidays and stress gets to me. I'm a big crybaby haha yes I cried and I'm not embarrased to say that but its ok cause its the next day now and I am really ok c:

so here have a picture!

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have fun holidays you!

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Ah I am saving that pic haha thank you!

>> No.10066818

If you were in his position, wouldn't you feel like you want to make things right? I can understand where you're coming from too though. Maybe post here what you buy with the $20 so he can see that you got something nice?

>> No.10066820

If she were in my position she wouldn't have fucked up in the first place :^)

>> No.10066821

My first thought would be 'well yes of course!' but I must remind everyone that this was supposed to be 30-40$ tier. He spent over 100$!! Really literally wow I have never spent that much on myself. All my lolita brand is second hand I must tell you!

I will, that actually sounds like a really good idea! My wishlist on ali is full of lil things like door stops and kitchen things because I just moved out and well on ali 17€ can get you a lot! So I will probably have a very nice haul to share with everyone c:

>> No.10066822

My thing about the Karl situation is that he could have had any lolita on this board and they would have got the same gift. He zoned right in on "bows" and didn't get a gift related to anything else, at all.

By his own admission he saw other gifts and wanted to get something fashion related. The only gifts he got were fashion related i.e he got his match the same time we all did and waited until gifts started coming in to decide what to buy. So at the very best, he left it semi-late to start shopping, so doesn't really have an excuse for having to shop at Forever 21 or Nordstrom.

Even then, even if his computer blew up and he only got to shop a few days before the deadline or something, getting Harry Potter or Overwatch shit is so easy. Especially in the US. It's not like he had already bought fandom/cosplay things and then saw people giving fashion things and didn't want to disappoint. I get the thought process behind the bows but not the thought process behind only getting bows. She even mentioned snacks so he could have thrown Twinkies in or something.

>> No.10066830

I’m not sure why you mentioned “I’m sorry but I cried ok.”

>> No.10066836

That was because I thought that everyone thought I was angry with the gift and the situation, which was really not what I wanted people to think so I shared that I cried with the opening to say like 'it was sad and disappointing that moment with also stress getting to me' so people wouldn't think that I opened it, saw the gift and then felt really angry instead of sad. Does that make sense? :x

>> No.10066838

You're not really good at this making people feel better about a situation thing, are you?

>> No.10066840

Yep. It's not that he missed the mark. It's that he missed the mark and it was a thoughtless gift. If he had misread her colour preferences or her favourite character from something but had clearly put in effort to buy something suited to her, I could understand.

>> No.10066841

I said it to explain further that my original post with the gift photo was not meant to say 'I am angry at you Karl' but that what I felt was sadness not mean intentions. I never meant to make such a big situation and perhaps I should not have overshared in saying that I cried because really I am a crybaby and I cry real easily so I didn't mean it in a way to make things worse or more sad to read for others! I cry when I see other people crying even haha or a sad movie or clip will have me crying!

>> No.10066842

The thing is that I really did not want to make this a big situation in the first place and I'm truly sad it has turned into this

>> No.10066844

Emoticons haters are bad è__é

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>> No.10066848
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My ID: 4763
My Secret Santa: 2469
Thank you so much for your gift! My life is super hectic right now >.<. I started medical classes on the 26th right after Christmas so had no time to get on here to post since I get tired after clinicals ( so I go to sleep) when I get home. Finally had some free time today to finally post.
I will be using the bag with my Angelic Pretty dresses :) It matches with all the pinks and whites in my wardrobe. The makeup I can't wait to use it! The eye masks I have already used. Ate the chocolate as well :). Have the phone keychain on my phone as well. Thanks again my secret Santa for the wonderful gifts! Have a great New Years!

>> No.10066929

Sorry for the delay in replying, work has been so busy since Christmas!! I’m so glad you like everything! What a happy coincidence with the Sailor Moon wands. I was excited to find the gloves so I’m happy you like them!

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