Thursday, 14 September 2017

Cruelty Free & Vegan Bloggers Secret Santa



I don't know about you guys but I absolutely love getting some surprise happy mail in the post, it's one of my favourite things! So with Christmas fast approaching, this got me thinking that it would be fun to organise a Secret Santa happy mail event for fellow cruelty free and vegan bloggers. The idea being that we would post off festive packages to each other in December and spread some seasonal love within the  blogging community.

I've thought long and hard about the logistics of this and I believe I have come up with a suitable process for organising such an event.

The rules would be as follows...


To take part you would need to email me your name, address, blog link, social media handles and any allergies by the deadline of October 31st 2017 (*Your details will only be shared with your Secret Santa!).

You must be a cruelty free or vegan blogger / influencer / vlogger / YouTuber to take part. 

This time around, and due to costs involved, it is only open to UK residents. If there is a big demand for overseas exchanges this will be taken into consideration for next years event. (*This decision was made after conducting a Twitter poll where the majority voted for UK only). 

You will receive an email with your giftee's details on November 3rd 2017. (*If you're not already following your giftee then maybe hold off on the follow for a while so you don't give the game away!) 

Packages MUST be sent off in the post by no later than November 30th 2017.  

Secret Santa packages should be of a minimum value of £10, but you are of course welcome to go over this amount should you wish to. Please note that this value does not include the postage costs. 

Packages can contain any festive surprises as long as they are cruelty free and suitable for vegans. You will also be advised if your gift receiver has any allergies which you will need to take into consideration. 

Remember - it's called Secret Santa for a reason! No giving away who you're buying for before packages are received. Once you're certain your gift receiver has opened their package you are then welcome to reveal yourself if you wish to or stay secret - it's up to you! 

Have fun with it! And get creative! You may like to bake up some festive treats to include in your package, or if you have some crafty fingers why not include a handmade surprise!? You could include a letter with clues as to who you may be or even a postcard from your home town. Or you could add even more mystery by including a polaroid of yourself dressed up as Santa! Do some digging around on social media to find out what your giftee is into and make their package personal to them. And remember - the more festive the better!

You're free to open your package as soon as it arrives, or hold off until Christmas Day. The choice is yours! All I ask is that you announce on social media once your package has arrived so as to set your senders mind at rest. 

Don't forget to share your Secret Santa happy mail on social media and use the hashtag #CFVSECRETSANTA . If, like me, you do YouTube maybe do an unboxing video too! Or share on Insta Stories / Snap Chat. I am sure everyone will be excited to see what we have all received.  

In order for this to work we will need even numbers taking part and I will work on a first come basis. Therefore if you definitely want to take part please ensure you email in your details ASAP. If you are last in line, and the numbers aren't even by the cut off date, you will be notified that you're unable to take part this year.

Also please note that I will not be held responsible for any loss of packages. It is your responsibility to ensure that your package reaches the receiver and it would therefore be advisable to consider sending your package on a signed for delivery. Hopefully this won't be the case for anyone, and I would hate for anyone to be disappointed, but these things can happen. Please be mindful that I am only the organiser and if you are in anyway unhappy with your package it is not my fault!   

If you have any further questions then please email me and I shall get back to you ASAP. 

I am so excited for this and I can't wait to get making my own package up!

Let the festivities begin!
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