4th TON Secret Santa Exchange

Zero Tolerance
Triple Ocarinist x 5
Triple Ocarinist x 5
Joined: March 1st, 2011, 4:39 pm

September 21st, 2015, 5:45 pm #1


WELCOME TO THE 4TH ANNUAL TON SECRET SANTA!

A big welcome to all returning participants! :3



How it works:
You PM me with something or a short list of somethings you want for Christmas. Then I will sort through all the names of people who want in on this and I assign you with SOMEONE ELSE'S list to get for that someone. The Idea being you don't know WHO gets your list and they don't know WHO got THEIR list. It's all meant to be a fun surprise until Christmas. :)

Signup deadline: November 1st. I think I'll start things in September so I don't need to extend the deadline...

Attendance Records.

1st Annual Santa count: 10-12 ..... I never jotted it down so I can only guess.

2nd Annual Santa count 12!

3rd Annual Santa count 10. Hoping for a larger turnout this year.


Here are the Rules:
[NEW] Please don't sign up for TON just for free stuff. You MUST have been a registered member of TON for at least 4 months OR you can have an established TON member or good standing Secret Santa member vouch for you. Please don't misunderstand, I love having new members in Secret Santa to show them how nice TON is, but we operate on an honor system. Please respect it. :) [NEW]

Vouchable list.
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Carmelita
Suki
Gyzyn
Grimmat
Amerred
Pandorado
Ocarina Diva
(more to be added)

This first one is not a rule but is Strongly recommended!
IF you can afford it, PLEASE send your parcel with Tracking!!
In our first year we had 2 parcels go missing because they had no tracking so please, do yourself and your giftie a favor. Don't let it get lost.

Rulez. Please Read.
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1: The deadline and name drawing is the 1st of November.
All through November is when people should be chipping away at this. Also: PLEASE remember, the sooner you can ship your parcel, the better. The latest you can leave this is the last week of November. Nobody likes to be left out on Christmas day. :cry:

2: The purchase limit is 30 dollars. That doesn't mean you need to get someone a 30 dollar gift. It just means you can't go OVER 30 dollars. You still need some greens left over for the cost of shipping. ;)

Next: Please remember: This is meant to be a small gesture of Christmas Cheer! Please don't send a box full to the brim with Pirate booty and go over your limit! Conversely, don't go sending someone a postcard and a picture of your gift. "I got you a Maparam for Christmas! I'll take good care of it for you!" :lmao:
No, I don't think anyone here would do that but please keep that in mind. :)

Finally, if you're going to ask for or send Ocarinas, please remember: Things take time to ship to you BEFORE you can package them as a Secret Santa. Okay?
Alternatively, you can ask your prospective Ocarina purveyor to send them DIRECTLY to your gifties address instead. ;)


3: If you want in, please PM me with your list, your REAL name, your shipping address and PLEASE SPECIFY if you're willing to ship international or not. THIS ONE'S REAL IMPORTANT!! If I don't have ALL your information, I can't add you in the list.

Also: You must be willing to keep in contact with me because I act as a go-between for gifters and giftees.

4: If you'd rather say "Surprise me!" instead of giving a list, you certainly can but PLEASE say what you DON'T want. *IE* "I don't like black licorice" or "I am allergic to (insert food here)" Also, the allergy thing is REALLY important for some people so always be considerate. :) Also you may add your shirt size.... just in case. ;)


5: People will be assigned who to gift via THE HAT. All names go in my Russian Hat and are chosen at random and NO! You can't give a gift to yourself. :rofl:
So you know, I try and abide by my won rules in that I don't get to choose who I gift but in the event I do choose my own, it's only because I choose a particularly difficult giftie.
*IE* someone asking for a country specific gift.

6: ON your package, please mark "DO NOT OPEN TILL XMAS". IN your package however, you may say who it is from (TON Names will work best).

7: In your list, please say if you're a Guy or a Girl so that if you're a guy you don't end up getting girl themed stuff.

8: I'd encourage for your giftie you can add in something hand made if you like. *cards, friendship bracelets, etc.*

9: PLEASE! Don't be upset or Disappointed if you don't get exactly what you want. It's not the getting that matters, it's the GIVING! :love:

10: Finally, our Secret Santa operates on an honor system, so please respect our tight-knit community by following through on your gifting commitment. No Grinching please. :)
{NEW}
If a Grinch is found among our Ranks, they will be BANNED from entering next year!
If this is the case I will do everything I can to fix things for the unfortunate victim of grinching.

Grinch list: If your name is here that means you are NOT allowed to participate this year because you did not follow through on you commitment to gift. :(
You may participate next year so long as you learned your lesson.

No one was bad last year so hooray! :fly:


Please remember that despite all the seemingly stiff rules, this is meant for be an enjoyable event! :fly:

That's all! Now go Have fun!
Here's my You-Tube Channel! Anything on Ocarina! New performances 1st Monday of every month! :fly:

Big Ocarina related Spoiler
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Ocarinas I have.
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Songbird Dragon Tooth
Songbird Muse :muse:
Focalink Sonoro in black
Hans Rotter ZFan
Focalink Allegreo in White crackle
Tenrai pendant in Monsoon seas :pendant:
New Vista pendant in red and white :pendant:
Ocarinas I'm thinking of selling
[+] Spoiler
Songbird Double Harmony
Hylian shield pendant in G
2 Tea-carinas
Ocarinas I want.
[+] Spoiler
Noble Bass C in black :nobleblack:
Something from Hamlett
Something from Casper
A good Focalink Alto C pendant to replace my New Vista :pendant:
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SewedCodeMode
Triple Ocarinist
Triple Ocarinist
Joined: July 23rd, 2012, 6:16 pm

September 21st, 2015, 7:14 pm #2

YES! Sending you a PM right away!

It's the mooooost wonderful tiiiiiiiime of the year!!
I'm the TONian formerly known as Yume34285. Or, Carmelita. :P

https://www.youtube.com/user/Yume34285/

Thank you Zero Tolerance for the beautiful Purple Clay Triple cell phone charm! Check out her work at http://www.starvingartistcharms.etsy.com/.

A few of my favorite quotes:
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Laugh at your problems. Everyone else does. -Unknown
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. -Marie Curie
Relationships come and go, but friendship is forever. -from As Told by Ginger
Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand. -from Sir Duke, by Stevie Wonder
Empathy is your pain, in my heart. -Emily Bell
Better wise from the misfortunes of others, than the misfortunes of your own. -Avi
The notes I handle no differently than other pianists, but the spaces between the notes...Ah! That is where the music resides. -Unknown
Ocarinas I own:
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STL Plastic Zelda AC (Rudo)
STL Plastic Triple (gold, gift from Dondi, named Frederico)
Aria in C (Matte Black, no name yet)
TNG DIY in C (Carmelita)
Hamlett in Alto G (Aster)
Purple Clay Triple in C (Akatsuki)
Songbird Strawfire pendant in G (Spot)
MaxRange Double Pendant in C (Roger)
Purple Clay Bass Triple in C (Little John)
Songbird Alto C pendant (gift from Zero Tolerance, named Zero)
Dinda Soprano in G (named Cookie)
Hong Xiao in Soprano F (gift from (Kevin), named Sweet Pea)
Hamlett in Soprano Eflat (Lily)
Songbird Mini Dragon Tooth in G (no name yet)
Purple Clay Mini in C (no name yet)
Songbird 7 hole Ocarina of Time AC (named Zelda)
Snowman Mini pendant (gift from pandorado, named Juniper)
Ocarina Necklace in brown (named Lil Bit)
Ocarinas I want to own:
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Casper TAF in Meteor Finish
Focalink/Stein DBG
Galliani Konzertocarina C3 by Rotter
Konzertocarina F4 by Rotter
Aria Triple AC, by STL
Takashi DAG
12 hole AC-E Zhao Fang by Focalink
Custom Hind Sweet Potato in Tenor F
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Bayou Mama
Double Ocarinist
Double Ocarinist
Joined: November 7th, 2014, 7:18 pm

September 22nd, 2015, 12:43 am #3

I'm in, ZT! This will be my first time to participate in the TON Secret Santa, but I had a blast with the candy swap. My PM is on its way to you. Thank you for coordinating the swap again this year!
Friends don't let friends clap on 1 and 3.

My ocarinas:
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Takashi Alto C - Smoke-fired white clay
Takashi Tenor F - Smoke-fired yellow clay
Takashi Double Alto C - Smoke-fired white clay
Takashi Bass C - Smoke-fired white clay
Jade Everett Asian style C1 (soprano) with Polaris glaze
Giorgio Cataldi Alto C Sweet Potato V, metallic blue finish
Sixth Street tenor G
Focalink Alto C - Strawfire
Focalink Double Alto C Dolce - Strawfire
Focalink Soprano C- Strawfire
Dinda Alto B-flat
Hind Double Tenor Inline
Casper Alto B pendant - Meteor glaze
Night by Noble - black matte finish
High Spirits Teardrop Ocarina - Pentatonic C Minor
Mountain Polycarbonate C
?ystein Haga bird ocarina
Teacarina
Other:
High Spirits Native American flute (F# - ebonized crow model with turquoise)
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Nafaei
Transverse Ocarinist x 3
Transverse Ocarinist x 3
Joined: May 30th, 2015, 11:04 pm

September 22nd, 2015, 12:58 pm #4

This sounds like fun, but I'm not sure I can participate yet... You may get an email from me, once I have a better idea of what's going on around here c:
[+] Ocarinas I Own
Clay/Ceramic Ocarinas
  • STL 12-hole Ocarina of Time
  • TNG Double Ocarina Alto C in Green - "Oberon"
  • Songbird Seedpod Soprano C in Blue Jade Mosaic - "Tris"
  • STL 6-hole Soprano C Pendant in Green - "Hyoin"
  • Tytoalba 12-hole Soprano F in White - "Cleric"
  • ICO Purple Clay Bass C - "Roan"
Porcelain Ocarinas
  • TNG 12-hole Blue and White Soprano C - "Quinlan"
[+] Other Instruments
Currently Own
  • Dusty Strings Ravenna 34 String Harp - "Lessa"
  • Kala Concert Ukulele - "Herman"
  • Penny and Nickel Whistles
  • Celtic Bodhran
Play But Don't Own
  • Piano
  • French Horn
  • Most other brass
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Zero Tolerance
Triple Ocarinist x 5
Triple Ocarinist x 5
Joined: March 1st, 2011, 4:39 pm

September 22nd, 2015, 4:09 pm #5

What is it you're unsure about?

I'm here and more than happy to answer questions. :)
Here's my You-Tube Channel! Anything on Ocarina! New performances 1st Monday of every month! :fly:

Big Ocarina related Spoiler
[+] Spoiler
Ocarinas I have.
[+] Spoiler
Songbird Dragon Tooth
Songbird Muse :muse:
Focalink Sonoro in black
Hans Rotter ZFan
Focalink Allegreo in White crackle
Tenrai pendant in Monsoon seas :pendant:
New Vista pendant in red and white :pendant:
Ocarinas I'm thinking of selling
[+] Spoiler
Songbird Double Harmony
Hylian shield pendant in G
2 Tea-carinas
Ocarinas I want.
[+] Spoiler
Noble Bass C in black :nobleblack:
Something from Hamlett
Something from Casper
A good Focalink Alto C pendant to replace my New Vista :pendant:
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Nafaei
Transverse Ocarinist x 3
Transverse Ocarinist x 3
Joined: May 30th, 2015, 11:04 pm

September 22nd, 2015, 7:56 pm #6

No questions about the event itself, just thinking about the timeline. I just moved back into college, so both money and free time is a little sparse right now :shrug:
[+] Ocarinas I Own
Clay/Ceramic Ocarinas
  • STL 12-hole Ocarina of Time
  • TNG Double Ocarina Alto C in Green - "Oberon"
  • Songbird Seedpod Soprano C in Blue Jade Mosaic - "Tris"
  • STL 6-hole Soprano C Pendant in Green - "Hyoin"
  • Tytoalba 12-hole Soprano F in White - "Cleric"
  • ICO Purple Clay Bass C - "Roan"
Porcelain Ocarinas
  • TNG 12-hole Blue and White Soprano C - "Quinlan"
[+] Other Instruments
Currently Own
  • Dusty Strings Ravenna 34 String Harp - "Lessa"
  • Kala Concert Ukulele - "Herman"
  • Penny and Nickel Whistles
  • Celtic Bodhran
Play But Don't Own
  • Piano
  • French Horn
  • Most other brass
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Kitten Forest
Double Ocarinist x 2
Double Ocarinist x 2
Joined: May 2nd, 2014, 10:06 pm

September 22nd, 2015, 9:04 pm #7

I really enjoyed last year, I'll be in again! :)
[+] My Ocarinas
:triple: ICO Triple BC
:ocarina: Songbird SoL
:focalinkblue: Focalink plastic AC and SC
:ocarina: Songbird Allegro AC
:pendant: Songbird Seedpod AC
:ocarina: Focalink Strawfire AG
:inline: Hind Harmony Double Tenor F
:OoT: Dreambirth Bass A
:ocarina: Rotter Z Fans (AC and SC)
:OoT: Songbird OoT Kokiri Edition AC
:pendant: Songbird Pokeball AD
:oldoc: Gretsch SG
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pandorado100
Premium Poster
Premium Poster
Joined: January 12th, 2012, 11:26 pm

September 23rd, 2015, 2:35 am #8

I've done a a TON tea exchange and a candy swap and enjoyed them immensely. So, I would like to participate in this years Secret Santa Swap. :)

PM sent.
"The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats..."
-- Albert Schweitzer


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Zero Tolerance
Triple Ocarinist x 5
Triple Ocarinist x 5
Joined: March 1st, 2011, 4:39 pm

September 23rd, 2015, 3:30 am #9

EEEEE! YAY!!! :fly: Awesome to see you Pando! I know you'll enjoy SS this year!
Here's my You-Tube Channel! Anything on Ocarina! New performances 1st Monday of every month! :fly:

Big Ocarina related Spoiler
[+] Spoiler
Ocarinas I have.
[+] Spoiler
Songbird Dragon Tooth
Songbird Muse :muse:
Focalink Sonoro in black
Hans Rotter ZFan
Focalink Allegreo in White crackle
Tenrai pendant in Monsoon seas :pendant:
New Vista pendant in red and white :pendant:
Ocarinas I'm thinking of selling
[+] Spoiler
Songbird Double Harmony
Hylian shield pendant in G
2 Tea-carinas
Ocarinas I want.
[+] Spoiler
Noble Bass C in black :nobleblack:
Something from Hamlett
Something from Casper
A good Focalink Alto C pendant to replace my New Vista :pendant:
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pandorado100
Premium Poster
Premium Poster
Joined: January 12th, 2012, 11:26 pm

September 23rd, 2015, 5:06 pm #10

Zero Tolerance wrote:EEEEE! YAY!!! :fly: Awesome to see you Pando! I know you'll enjoy SS this year!
Thanks AM. I'm looking forward to it. I'm not a good shopper though. I only know what I like, so please pair me with someone who knows what they want to get. I need some guidance. :)
"The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats..."
-- Albert Schweitzer


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