So it’s the time of year for merry-making, carols, nativity-scenes, Christmas plays and the popular (in some places) group activity known as Secret Santa.
Secret Santa is something I was introduced to in high school…many years ago (we won’t get into just how many year). In order to organize a Secret Santa ; an amount of how much everyone is willing to spend on a gift is decided upon by the individuals participating, once the amount is chosen, each participants’ name goes into a hat (or container) and everyone randomly picks a name from it.
The names chosen should remain a secret. The gift-giver buys a gift that he or she thinks the person they picked would like or appreciate for the specified amount and the gifts are all exchanged on a chosen date. Some groups decide to have the gifts exchanged face to face or others have them handed out by a selected gift distributor. At the gift exchange it is revealed who the Secret Santas were and hopefully, everyone is pleased and has a good laugh…hopefully.
I had one or two bad experiences in high school and in old work places with Secret Santa LOL! Maybe two good ones as well but the crazy ones made me decide to opt out of any in the future .
So, when my present co-workers decided to have a Secret Santa this week, I kinda just said “nah”. I admit for a split second I felt a bit “Grinchy” But then I thought…nah! I’ll just sit back and watch as it all enfolds. 🙂
It’s quite fun being on the outside of this group because I’ve gone around to see who selected whose names. Lol!
So I’m in on everyone’s secret and have been sitting quite smugly.
It is a nice tradition and can be quite sweet when gifts are exchanged. It’s also nice watching my co-workers get into the spirit of Christmas. It’s a bit too early for me. I still have to put my Christmas tree up and buy some new lights for the tree as well. (Nothing’s worse than that one rogue bulb that just messes up the entire circuit).
I digress but I’m trying to warm up into the Christmas spirit this week.
I had a flashback to a Secret Santa in my second year of high school where I received a used Teddy Bear for a $10 gift 😀 I mean…Lol!
Have you ever participated in a Secret Santa?
Did you get any good prezzies or where you left wondering W-T-H? 😀
Holla back! ❤ CN