Monday 1 October 2018

Cruelty Free & Vegan Secret Santa | 2018

Yes, it's that time of year again! I hate to mention the 'C' word so early but in this case I'll make an exception. The success of the first ever Cruelty Free & Vegan Secret Santa in 2017 was really heartwarming and a little mind blowing all at the same time. I wasn't 100% sure if I would do another one, or if it would become an annual thing, but after asking all of you on social media for your opinions it was a unanimous yes to another one!

Before we get started on all of the nitty gritty I'd just like to say a huge thank you to Jessica Woodhouse who designed this years beautiful illustration for the event. I'm sure you'll all agree that she done an amazing job in creating this image for us! Please go and check her out on Instagram and keep her Etsy shop in mind when doing your Christmas shopping this year. Her work is adorable!

The rules and logistics are pretty much the same as last year and I really hope some of you who couldn't take part last year will be able to join us this time round.

The Important Stuff...

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

To take part you would need to email me your name, address, blog / website / YouTube link, social media handles and any allergies by the deadline of November 1st 2018 (*Your details will only be shared with your Secret Santa!).

This Secret Santa is open to UK residents only.

You will receive an email with your giftee's details on November 5th 2018.

Packages MUST be sent off in the post by no later than December 1st 2018.

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 like I did last year! 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 gifts on social media and use the hashtag #CFVSECRETSANTA . If, like me, you do YouTube or Insta stories then maybe do a little unboxing video too! 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!

Happy festive shopping!


1 comment

  1. This sounds amazing! Definitely signing up this year. Thanks for organising such a fun event! :)


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