Seasons greetings, Imgurians! As we prepare to dropkick 2020 into the void, we first get to enjoy taking a look back at our favorite posts (so far) from this year’s Secret Santa. The shipping deadline for this year’s exchange is fast approaching, and Imgurians are receiving gifts in their droves, arriving down chimneys across the globe. Don’t forget to send your gifts, and mark them as shipped, by the deadline on December 22nd!
Check out the Secret Santa tag to see all of the gifts received so far!
Before we get started, we wanted to let you know about our back up gifter program. Every year we are fortunate enough to have Secret Santa superheroes who register as back up gifters. Back up gifters allow us to rematch those who didn’t receive a gift with one of these bonafide superstars. If you’re participating in the Imgur Secret Santa and want to register as a Secret Santa hero head over to imgur.com/secretsanta, under your profile navigate to “Backup gifter” to sign up.
Alternatively, you can donate! Donation funds will be used solely for the purposes of backup gifting in this exchange. In the event of any donations totaling more than the cost of the backup gifts, leftover money will be donated to a registered 501(c)3 charity organization.
Part of the fun with Secret Santa is the mystery, however, one gifter has taken that to the next level with this choose your own adventure gift. Lucky recipient @DoritoIncognito has been sharing their adventures with the Imgur Community as they race to work out the shadowy web of intrigue that will lead them to their final gift. Make sure and follow allow as it unravels. Spooky!
Imgur is home to some interesting characters, and naturally, when they take part in Secret Santa, the results are equally interesting. Enter the infamous @ElbowDeepInAHorse and their bumper gift package for @AMidnightLibrarian, featuring a horde of books, pop culture icons, and a decidedly cursed wine holder. These thoughtful gifts seem to have definitely hit the mark with their lucky recipient!
Secret Santa isn’t just for humans. Imgurians commonly list their love of animals (check out the stats below!) as one of their main interests when writing their Secret Santa bio. Fur babies of Imgurian @mykittentotaro struck lucky this year with their Secret Santa haul, not only with an amazing toy, but also a HUGE Amazon box! Two for one!
With 2020’s unique flair for fun, it should come as no surprise that ‘books’ and ‘reading’ made an appearance on this year’s Top Interests, having failed to place at all in last year’s top 10, with ‘books’ bumping ‘cooking’ off its top spot and into second. The battle between ‘cats’ and ‘dogs’ continues to rage, however it would appear that 2020 goes decidedly to the cat people.
Go forth and be merry, Imgurians! Thank you to everyone who participated this year, we can’t wait to see the rest of your gifts rolling in.