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[Activity] Mycena Cave Secret Santa

Welcome to the seventh annual Mycena Cave Secret Santa! If you’re unfamiliar with this activity, it’s described pretty well on the intro page, here:

Please note!

In order to participate in this Secret Santa, your account has to have been created before October 1st to be eligible. If your account is more recent than this, we hope to see you in next year’s Secret Santa!

Important dates!

November 30 at 23:59 server time: Signup deadline! No exceptions!
Sometime on December 1: Santas will be paired with their Santa’ees.
On or before December 7: Last day to establish contact with your Santa and Santa’ee via SantaMail.
On or before December 24: Deadline. Your Santa’ee should have received their present. Be a good Santa.
On or before January 7: Hard deadline. Your Santa’ee must have received their present (or proof of shipment).

If both you and your Santa are okay with it, your Santa can mail you a physical present. However, while gesturing vaguely at all of 2020, we are strongly encouraging digital gifts this year. Santa’ees who do not wish to give out their name and/or address (or who would simply prefer a digital present) may select a “digital presents only” option. If you’re a Santa and you want to send someone a physical present, we’ll do our best to match you with someone who has not selected this option, but of course we can’t guarantee it.

Every year, lack of regular contact with your Santa or Santa’ee is the largest source of anxiety and most frequent cause of messages to staff about the activity. Don’t be a hard-to-reach Santa or a disinterested Santa’ee. Please keep the comms open, send your counterparts messages to let them know you’re thinking about them, and respond to messages promptly. Remember to not only be a good Santa, but also be a good Santa’ee: don’t deny your Santa the opportunity to make your day :)

Special notes or differences from Santas Past
  • The default gift-type selection is set to “digital only” so as not to encourage unnecessary outings
  • Just like last year, we no longer require any anonymity for Santas unless you choose to stay anonymous. Please feel free to identify yourself to your Santaee if you choose to (do whatever makes you happy!)

For much more info (well, all the rest of the info, in fact), head over to the Secret Santa page and get started!

Posted 11/18/20
I’m SO excited to get gifts together for my Santa-ee this year!!!
Posted 11/18/20
Most Excellent :O
Posted 11/18/20
I always love participating in Secret Santa. :D Very excited to spread some holiday cheer!
Posted 11/18/20
Ever since I can remember, I’ve always participated in Secret Santa. :D I always look forward to this every year.
Posted 11/18/20
Why do our accounts have to have been created before October 1st to join?
Posted 11/19/20
Potential ability to not be anonymous is nice. Also rather looking forward to actually getting to join in this year, so yay.
Posted 11/19/20
Deadline for sign ups is tonight at 23:59 Server Time!

Sorry for missing your question, Faxelsson61! We have found that new accounts that have signed up for this in the past had a very high rate of disappearing and not following through on sending a gift, so we had to put the account age requirement in place. I’m sorry about that, and hope you’ll be around to participate next year!

Posted 11/30/20, edited 11/30/20
Pairings have been assigned! :)
Posted 12/01/20
so if i didn’t get any kind of reply from my santa-ee, should i be concerned, or should i just hope they reply at some point?
Posted 12/08/20
doragon Everyone should have exchanged replies by the end of yesterday, so if you haven’t heard anything from your Santa-ee, give glitch an echo and we willl look into it tonight! We’ll be doing reassignments as necessary <33
Posted 12/08/20
Secret Santa gift wrap is now available to use in the gift sending interface (go to the player’s profile > “give”)!
Posted 12/16/20

A reminder that the hard deadline is January 7th! Your Santa’ee must have received their present or proof of shipment by that date.

USPS is very backed up in many places which means gifts could be in transit for an unusually long time, but as long as you have the proof of shipment, you won’t be marked as a flake even if it arrives later than January 7th. It’s really helpful to your Santa’ee (and to us), if you communicate with your Santa’ee about the status of their gift if it’s held up so they aren’t left in the dark.

I hope everyone had/is having a good holiday! <3

Posted 12/28/20