“You can't be so frightened of what might happen that you are unwilling to act.”
― Brandon Sanderson, Steelheart
Can you believe we've been around the sun 5 times since we started Cardsphere Secret Santa?! The world may seem like a vastly different place when compared to 2017, however I believe there are kind folks out there who will prove that things are still the same as they always have been. Joining Secret Santa is a great way to show the world that people still love to help each other improve their lives. Sure there are risks involved with reaching out to people you don't know, however Sanderson is right, scary action is better than no action.
The last four years of Secret Santa have been an absolute delight to participate in as we sent gifts and cheer around the world, and this year promises to be better than ever!
How it works
Once confirmed to be an active Cardsphere user, you'll receive a message from Cardsphere's own Secret Santa via the Cardsphere messaging system with a link to another user's profile, a brief description of their interests, and their mailing address. You send them out something nice in the mail. Someone else draws your profile and does the same thing for you.
By signing up, you agree that you will send to anyone with whom you've been paired. We'll work to pair each user with others in the same country, if requested. Cardsphere is an international community, and often times shipping to another country costs more than the gift itself. We typically have plenty of folks whom are willing to ship internationally, though we understand this is a deal breaker for some.
The gift you send should be worth at least $15.00 USD, and no more than $20.00 USD. We're just trying to make people smile, so including a personal note or something special or unique is encouraged.
You must mail your gift with adequate time to arrive by December 25th. Typically domestic mail takes 2-3 weeks during the holiday season, and international mail is around 5-6 weeks. If you want to pay extra for expedited mail, this is allowed.
Important! As with any mail, there is always a risk of lost packages. Cardsphere sees a loss rate of under 0.6%, but it still happens. This event is about the giving, not the receiving, so don't get upset if your package somehow gets lost. Just be happy that you made someone happy. Cardsphere cannot be held responsible for any undelivered packages.
To join, complete this form and Cardsphere's own Secret Santa will contact you via the Cardsphere messaging system. Registration closes November 14th!
If you have any further questions, contact Santa by messaging him here.
Can't wait to see what everyone sends out, cheers, prost, and salud!