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Gift for Secret Haunted #26!

Happy New Year! I’m so sorry that your gift is late- I did this as an additional pickup since your original Secret Haunted went MIA :) Hopefully you can still enjoy Christmas Sweaters and some hot beverages with the boys into January. Happy Holidays and all the best!

Calling all Strypes fans! Christmas is coming and so is The Secret Santa project! 

If you are looking forward to making new friends who are in love with music or just want to make someone happy, sign up and make it happen, this is your chance!

What is Secret Santa?

Secret Santa is a tumblr-wide “match-maker” where you will anonymously compliment/befriend a tumblr user who is randomly assigned to you and in turn, you will be assigned to someone else.

How it works:

  • From now until November 25th, message me saying you want to participate in the Secret Santa project. (you can’t do it anonymously)
  • I need to know your age and favourite bands/singers (Your list can contain 5 or less favourites). However, if your bands/singers are not very popular in this fandom, it’s possible that your pair might not share the same interests.
  • If you are older than 20 years old, you may be paired with someone with different interests or age, since most of the people who sign up are probably 13-22 years old. (but, even if you are of age, please don’t hesitate to sign up!)
  • Your blog doesn’t have to be specifically about The Strypes, you just need to be a fan. 
  • During the last days of November (the 25th through the 30th) I will be randomly assigning people to their Secret Santas. You will receive a message from me telling you their information. You might get a message from a second account which I might set up if so many people sign up that I hit ask limit multiple times, so don’t be surprised, the url will be recognisable and you can trust the information. (I’m not planning on doing this though, but if so it will be announced)
  • You will start messaging your pair ANONYMOUSLY on the 1st of December and continue until Christmas (December 25th), which is when you will reveal yourself and (hopefully) have made a new friend.
  • You can send your pair whatever you want (as long as you do not reveal your identity), your job is to make your pair feel happier! (Some     ideas: lyrics, pictures, facts, play games, chat and of course do things     that are not only associated with The Strypes).
  • Be careful - make sure you are messaging your pair anonymously.
  • Some people might get more than one santa or will be assigned to more than one person, since many unexpected things can happen and I want to make sure that everybody will have a pair. So if you are not able to be a secret santa for two people let me know. (You can also let me know if you’d like to be a santa for two or more people)
  • Please tag messages that you receive from your secret santa and related posts as #thestrypessecretsanta, so your santa will be able to find your answers easier. (If you don’t know how to do it - message me)


  • If you’re not committed to messaging your Santa at least few times a week - DO NOT SIGN UP. I want everyone to have a good santa.
  • If your Santa has not contacted you in over a week, message me and I will gently remind them or find you another one.
  • DON’T BE AN ASSHOLE. Mean people will not be tollerated.
  • Answer all of your santa’s messages and do not ignore them.
  • Let me now if your santa is being rude.
  • Let me know if you think that I’ve made any mistakes.
  • If you are not already following your pair’s blog, you probably shouldn’t do it right away, because they might understand that you are their santa.
  • It’s useful to have an easy-to-find “about me” page so that your Santa will have something to talk to you about.
  • Please try to keep a note of who you’re assigned to! You’ll also get a personal number which you will have to remember. There will be a     record of it but I do not want to remind you every day.
  • It might take few days for me to answer all of your messages, don’t be surprised, stay patient.
  • IF YOU CHANGE YOUR URL DURING THE PROJECT PLEASE LET ME KNOW. If you don’t let me know about your new url, you will no longer be a part of the project.
  • If I find any blogs with closed askboxs they will no longer be a part of this project as well. 
  • Also let me know if you are having any difficulties and you can’t participate in this project any longer or need to take a break. 
  • Pleaso do not be mad at me if I make any mistakes, because this project requires plenty of time, emotions and work. I try my best to make everything go smoothly, but I am just a regular     tumblr user.  
  • You don’t have to follow me, but please keep an eye on the updates. I have a special page set up for this which is accessible through my blog, and every post/update/announcement will be tagged with #thestrypes and #thestrypessecretsanta
  • Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated to the Strypes, their management, or otherwise. I am just a fan.

Don’t be afraid to sign up

If you have any questions or want to ask for advice, do not hesitate to message me!

 I also want to thank @petefxckingohanlon for making this awesome banner. (follow her!) and @quiet-beatle for letting me use her guidelines, and her idea in general! You’re an absolute gem!


It’s that time again!

How it works:

  • Reblog or Like this to join. If you want to reblog to signal boost this, you can, without being included in the Secret Santa.
  • By December 5th, you will receive a message from me asking if you would still like to be included. The message will also include the name of your Secret Santa.
  • EVERYONE will be paired with someone.
  • You will not know who has your URL.
  • The person you have will not have you.
  • Everyday (or as frequently as possible) send your Secret Santa nice messages or ‘gifts’.  Maybe throw in a long paragraph about why they’re beautiful, sweet, worthwhile, a great person, etc, or write them a story, or whatever. You can make them a graphic or a gif or anything, and then submit it by logging out and using Secret Santa as your info. Have fun with this and be creative.
  • You can even promo them, or post screenshots, etc. Just make sure they’re not following you, if you do, so that they don’t find out it’s you! Anonymity can be part of the fun.
  • If you’d like, you can reveal yourself early and trade addresses with each other so that you can exchange gifts via mail.This is at your own risk, however, and please keep that in mind.
  • On December 25th, reveal yourself! Or don’t, it’s entirely up to you.

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  1. You MUST reblog or like this post to be included in Secret Santa.
  2. The entry deadline is December 4th, 2013, 11:59 EST.
  3. The more people who reblog this and enter, the better this will be. We want ALL of tumblr to be invovled.
  4. If you are a Secret Santa, you have to send messages. Don’t bail out on it. Or if you do, make sure to tell me.
  5. Spread the love and joy of the holidays. It doesn’t matter which holiday you celebrate, you deserve to have a good one. Be happy and spread the happiness.
  6. Make sure you have your submission and ask box only, and make sure you have anonymous messaging turned ON.
  7. If you’re already involved in another Secret Santa organization, that’s okay! You can (and should) still join.
  8. Shoot me a message if you have any questions!