As we get deeper into the holiday season- since it is December, and not August, I’d thought I’d ask the question- “What’s on your nondenominational geocaching winter holiday wishlist?”
- It could be something physical like a new GPS unit, or a dozen ammo cans.
- It could be reaching a milestone while traveling.
- It could even be something more esoteric like “Peace on Earth” or people being less snarky on Facebook… you know, the stuff we’d really like, but will never happen.
Go ahead and post in the comments something you’d like for the holidaze and as cachers gather with friends on cold winter nights remember – Cecil really wants a new set of goggles and some nice waterproof boots.
Speaking of events- In Central Indiana GeoSecretSanta has been a holiday tradition for as long as I’ve been caching (Although I hear that GeoKrampus might make an appearance this year). This is traditionally a wonderful event celebrating the season of giving. For those who know nothing of the event I have taken the liberty to post the cache page from GC.com so it looks like you’ve got a little over a week until sign up for the gift giving portion concludes on December 19.
Ho! Ho! Ho! Fellow cachers! I am GeoSecretSanta!
We are approaching the holiday season and it is time for one of my favorite events:
One of the most popular holiday games, Secret Santa is a fun and easy way for a group of friends to exchange gifts. Let’s mix Geocaching with this fun game! Below are some very important instructions, so please read carefully:
The last day to sign up to be eligible to participate on the Secret Santa gift exchange is December 19th, 2012. Secret Santa sign up will end officially on December 19th, 11:59pm.
Requirements for logging “will attend” for Secret Santa…
1) If you are a team, add number of adults/children (age of children/gender).
2) ADD YOUR SIDE OF TOWN – North, South, East, or West
NOTE: If you do NOT wish to participate on the gift exchange, but still want to attend, you are welcome to. In that case, please contact my 2012 elves Chutch1035 and Meriwill, as they may need your hand during the event.
I will draw names and let you know who you got – Expect a contact email from me no later than December 20th.
Now the REALLY fun part!
The game period…
There will be 4 different pre-defined locations for dropping your Secret Santa gifts — all in the Indianapolis area. The locations will be on each side of town. I am currently working on setting these up. The reason for being pre-defined is that the locations have to be easily accessible so children can also participate. The coordinates for these caches will be given to you by email when the time comes.
The game will be played during the period from 12/21/12 to 1/4/13. During this period, place a little gift or two for your person in one of the pre-defined locations. There is no limit of little gifts you can give, and little gifts can also be simple things…like a Christmas card, etc. Be sneaky…let your giftee wonder who you are!
***VERY IMPORTANT!*** Contact me when you place a gift so I can post an announcement in the event page to let your person know that he/she should visit their predetermined gift exchange box.
The Final Exchange…
The final exchange will be held on Saturday, 1/5/2013 Time = 1PM.
Please bring food/drinks to share in the final exchange event day.
Your total spending guideline for each person should be $20.00. This should include the little gifts and the final gift exchange.
This year I am already working with two great elves: Chutch1035 and Meriwill. If you’d like to make a donation to a prize drawing, please contact them directly for arrangements. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Let the reindeer games begin! HO! HO! HO!