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Secret Santa has been shared in 48 public circles

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George Clark7,103Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.#topcircle #circleshareoftheday #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles   #fridaycircle   #themecircle   #mediterranean   #addbackspree   #ripplescircle   #addback   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #peoplescircle   #circleoftheday   #followme   #follow4follow  2014-09-27 10:52:53486372240
La Magia Del Natale Tutto L'Anno290Aggiungimi per essere incluso in questa cerchia e poi condividila ^_^ #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-07-22 19:07:13332001
Brett Bjornsen41,190Random Grab BagThis circle ain't for you old timers on G+... it's for the new people to browseBecause new content in your stream is a Plus... feel free to pick through the circle and add people of interest, or just add the whole circle to see what it does for your stream content... I make no promises...  #sharedcircles   #noguarantees   #norefunds   #nobutthurtallowed  2014-02-19 09:03:001159114
steph wanamaker98,623#followfriday  this is my must read circle  i get all notifications from them! emphasis on  +Farhad Divecha who owns +AccuraCast one of the coolest  pages for trending topics 2014-02-07 20:13:394913015
steph wanamaker97,908#followfriday  this is my must read circle !2014-01-17 19:33:494413121
pio dal cin73,398Please welcome +Cecilia Abadie  in the #oneinamillioncircle   for making History. Today she became the first driver in US History to get a ticket for wearing the #Glass  +Tom Rolfson  and I spoke about this last night on a #Hangout  Read more here (http://goo.gl/8UHOC0)ping +Sarah Hill +Jack C Crawford +Jeris JC Miller +Al Navas +Keith Barrett  +Bradley Horowitz +CircleCount 2013-10-31 01:10:401697011
Matt Gibson920,723Ok so we are going to try something different here...As you may have noticed, I am sharing a circle of really cool people and pages for you to add to your circles.  If you want cool content from cool people - add the circle!  It's that simple!  If YOU would like your profile to be shared to almost 1 million people, leave me a comment that tells me a little bit about YOU.  What do you like?  What is your favorite music?  Where do you live?  Let's get to know each other!  What are your social network or website addresses (simply posting a link without telling me about YOU won't make the cut btw)?Here is an example:Hi!  My name is +Matt Gibson and I am an independent artist working on my 1st album!  I like all forms of music but I tend to lean towards metal.  I play guitar, piano, drums and saxophone as well as sing!  You can check out my website at www.crimsonsymphony.com and you can subscribe to my +YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/crimsonsymphonymusicI like books by great authors like Tolkien, +TERRY BROOKS  and Raymond Feist among others.  I read a lot of non-fiction as well on subjects like business, marketing, antiques and tech.I am an amateur gardener and I aspire to own my own beehives.I like reading your posts because you are such a handsome fellow with that long wavy hair and manly beard and....ahem ok you can skip that part unless you really mean it LOL.Now that's not hard is it?  Tell me about yourself and get your profile shared to a million people!  Not a bad deal eh?New and OLD friends can participate but no cheating or dumb comments like "add me" or "hi".  You should all thank +Amanda Blain for giving me this idea to steal for our benefit btw... so let the fun and networking begin!!PS If your comment is really cool you may find yourself in the next Cool People circle and who knows, maybe we will become friends or colleagues? 2013-10-03 00:47:03249721243
Don Dobbie3,342#sharedcircles  2013-05-29 19:26:154863212
Nicole Renee4,832Ok... this circle is all my peeps that I really enjoy seeing their posts in my stream everyday...  Fo reals.. hoop 'em up..  :o)2013-05-10 15:32:12270803
La Bottega di Mangiar Tipico0This is a circle of Cool People that would like to be circulated in order to discover new people with similar interests and to gain more followers.If you would like to be included in the next circle please follow these steps: 1. Follow me (this is needed in order for me to add you to the circle) 2. +1 This post 3. Leave a comment 4. Share the circle publicly...#sharedcircle #publiccircles #topcommenters #circlesharing #followfriday #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleshared #followback #circleback #circlebackteam #circlebackfriday #teamcircleback #rrcircle #rrsharedcircle #circlesharing   #circleshare   #circles   #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #share   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou   #circlefriday   #circlethursday   #followfriday   #follow   #followme   #followers   #followback  #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles 2013-04-05 20:29:3546571620
Katherine Vucicevic311Thanks to those great G+ people who have already added me back! You Rock!!Great new shared circle :)2013-03-19 13:15:4145915711
pio dal cin69,542Please welcome +TechCrunch  to the One in a Million Circle #oneinamillioncircle   for the great posts and content they provide on the web and also here on +Google+ +CircleCount 2013-02-12 00:06:191629115
Drake Forester3,677Web MarketingI thought it would be a good time to reshare my circle of Web Marketers. These are people that know how to leverage the internet to benefit their companies. Plus just some really good content to read up on once in awhile. Stay in touch, share and enjoy! 2013-01-16 14:55:51337736
Joe Martinez42,309The Best of the Best on Google+ - January 2013 Circle Share!Here we go again! The first circle share for 2013 is jam packed with some of most interesting and engaging people to follow on Google+! If you are new this is definitely a circle you want to add! Feel free to share and add the circle! Some of the awesomesauce you can find in this circle: +Tiffany Henry, +Bobbi Jo Woods, +Jaana Nyström, +DJ Spin, +Euro Maestro, +Ant J, +Hanna Silver, +Mike Elgan, +Daria Musk, +Aaron Wood, +Monika Ljubičić, +Amanda Blain, +Linda Lawrey, +Idrialis Castillo, +Em Wells, +Renata Sherwin, +Sze Liu, +Alida Brandenburg, +2013-01-11 01:23:22501211021
Carms Perez29,721Another 500 spectacular people that you should know!2012-12-12 06:59:3850117514
Chris Row1,438its that time again. here is a Circle of Cool active people on G+ add it, share it, enjoy it.* If you are new to G+ than add this Circle to make your timeline more active.  #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #followers   #friends  2012-12-03 16:10:06454136
Carter Gibson628,961The Lifeblood of my Google+ ExperienceThe people in this circle (and I'm sure I've forgotten some of you!) are some of the most amazing people I've ever interacted with, online or off or both! I could not recommend this circle more highly. They're artists, bloggers, business owners, and the list goes on and on. Something they all share is that they are amazing people who I would do a favor for in a heartbeat. If you want to surround yourself with good people, this is an excellent circle to add. So, go on and circle up :)2012-11-30 21:16:131491251997
Andrey Mashnich34,403Here is my top engager's circle ! #followfriday #Circles #Public #PublicCircle #CircleShare #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle #QSC #querosercirculado   #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare   #addmetoyourcircles #awesomeness   #awesomepeople #awesomecircle   #awesome   #awesomesauce #awesomeness #awesomepeople #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #awesomesauce #круг #SecretSanta   #círculo   #サークル   #cercle   #دائرة   #HappyBirthdayKim #Christmas2012 #FirstWorldProblems Apple #TheHobbit2012-11-28 20:40:424995315
pio dal cin60,799+Shared Circles on G+  as you suggested +matthew rappaport  I'm sharing the best of the best of my circles One in a Million Circle #oneinamillioncircle  .The name comes from the "quality" of the people in this circle.Each one was added carefully after months of interactions. A quality circle like a great glass of  Prosecco.The circle is the glass of wine; the people in it the sparkling bubbles who make it great2012-11-13 21:40:4612221814
Kurt Smith122Google+ Power Users Circle ShareThis G+ Power Users group includes some really good people to follow and many whom will follow you back. Make sure you've got them in a circle. #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #publiccircles   #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circlessharing  2012-07-28 17:08:3749918516
Gay USA Pages3,724Top RelevancyI've seen a couple of these now from folks like +Carter Gibson and +Farran Lee.  Thought I'd toss ours out as well for you!  According to Google+, these are the 99 most relevant people for us (100 if you include us).  There's a nice mixture of both pages and profiles in it.  A good chunk of the circle posts LGBT related posts and the remainder are either members of the community or friendly towards it... or of course, just generally awesome people we interact with.  A quick disclaimer: Before you add the circle, be sure to check them out.  I know there are a couple I'll have to mute a few of their posts because they post NSFW imagery on occasion, but it is sporadic and the rest of their posts are suitable so no need to worry too much, but want to make sure you're forewarned, just in case when you add them its one of those sporadic moments! If you'd like to share yours, go to your circles page, click on "Your Circles" (if not selected already) and then change the drop down to "Relevance" (again, if not already that way) and create a circle with the first 99 people. Then share away!  Why 99?  If you include yourself, that's a pretty 100 people.  Not only is it a circle that isn't overwhelming, but it is also a small enough amount you can let them know that they're relevant to you... like you all who got a notification about this circle.  :)   #lgbt   #circleshare  2012-07-24 18:29:0010023218
Jessica Garcia156I am not sure who originally shared this but I know I pulled it from +Chris Brogan. If you want to change Google+ from a ghost town to a party just follow the circle. 2012-07-07 20:23:22499429
steph wanamaker46,204this my top engagers circle ! all of these people will make you laugh more than +Jimmy Fallon and +Justin Timberlake put together !  happy #fallonfriday     here you go +Jocelyn Fall 2012-07-06 15:48:5145933520
matthew rappaport52,599500 Active +Hangouters for you to Chat with and Get to know . . Again this is just Part I, you were not "omitted" by me, if you feel bad you didn'tmake this +Shared Circles on G+!I feel like I +mention ed all of you yesterday... still working on it..https://plus.google.com/111048918866742956374/posts/hYTZsRoWZje+Tom Samacicio for instance is in this circle and he's great.. CIRCLE UP!Ask him about CB Radios!+Pearl Lombardo is a lot of fun too.. CIRCLE HER (she calls SHENANIGANS a lot!)Happy 1st #PLUSversary  week to you all! #sharedcircles  Enjoy your FRIDAY and see some of you tomorrow with +Vivienne Gucwa leading the +The Google + One Year Anniversary Photowalk in Central Park tomorrow12012-06-29 20:33:37500414543
steph wanamaker45,060here is my top circle of engagers! Circe these people +Dave Levine and you will get lots of comments on your posts ! some will make you spill  your coffee! 2012-06-18 21:32:2344845518
matthew rappaport50,710A POWERHOUSE +Shared Circles on G+ of Engaging and a Few Random Potpourri Plussers for you to ENJOY!Add this as a testing circle and see how your +Google+ Lights up!!!Let me know how it tested out for you... take notes![Again if you weren't included ... this is only a small percentage of my circles! I'd share you all at once if I could! ;) ] #sharedcircles  2012-06-11 19:29:37499211425
steph wanamaker44,523this is my MVP circle  (most valuable players) and I would trust each one of these people with  my first born or my puppy dog!  Add this circle and there is no way you will think Google Plus is a ghost town again 2012-06-08 18:22:3744033927
steph wanamaker43,784this is my top Engager's circle I would trust any of these people with my first born (or my puppy dog!)2012-06-01 17:58:4842945320
Full Circle1,522Brand Pages Only on G+ Circle Updates 5.24.12. Any G+ Brand Page can add these to there followers list. #brandpages #brandpagecircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles2012-05-24 14:41:14500012
Storage Station0#sharedcircles2012-05-10 12:56:30340002
Louis Deryfus0#SharedCircle2012-04-10 12:54:38355000
steph wanamaker40,278Here is my top engager's circle ! #followfriday2012-04-06 22:44:0548519412
Joe Martinez22,457Brand Pages to Follow on Google+!Here is my latest circle share of some of the best Brand pages out there on Google+! Feel free to add them or share the circle! Some of the great Brand Pages included here are: +Mashable, +PlusPorts, +IGN, +Breaking News, +msnbc.com, +Food Network, +NASA, +X Games, +BEACH DAY, +YouTube, +TOYOTA, +Coca-Cola, +Pepsi, +United Nations, +gdgt, +Android Enthusiasts, +SpaceX, +SPACE.com, +WIRED, +2012-03-30 21:11:32431132517
steph „gingerninja“ wanamaker39,668here is my top engagers circle! I weed this out every 2 weeks! If you are not in here now you could be next week! This is based on comments on mine and others posts2012-03-30 14:35:2735437525
Kristl „Kay or K“ Huffman3,217Beat-the-Humpday-Blues circle share! I don't usually share circles, but I thought this might be a good one to share. This circle is pretty eclectic, but it is full of those who inspire me on a daily basis. It includes folks and pages that are from an assortment of genres: tech/geek, music, photography, SPACE/science, conservationists/environmentalists, certain modes of thought.Hope you enjoy! #circleshare #circlesharing2012-03-28 13:20:37121004
Full Circle945Revised Brands Google Brand Pages only with 493 Members (version 3-27-12)#bestsharedcircle #sharedcircle #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circleoflife #brandpagescircles+ 1 for inclusion (Brand Pages only)2012-03-27 13:55:47493374
Half Marathons Halfmarathonsearch.com Half Marathon Calendar210You Can Add This #Circle To A #BrandPage - Thanks for Sharing! #brandpagecircles #circleshares #business #marketing Daniel Harrington originally shared this post:Another Great Brands and Business Pages ONLY Circle - Can Be Added To A Brand Page! Thanks for Sharing!#publiccircles #circleoftheday #circlesharing #sharedcircles #brandpages #businesspages #tech #photography #electronics #foodies #socialmedia #socialplatforms #googleplus #marketing #business #socialmediamarketing #circleshare#socialnetworks #pages #brands #circles #seo #sem #photographers #googleplus #socialplatform #technology #smartphones #tablets #computers2012-03-22 20:34:582871311
Fran Padilla Pérez1,0272012-03-17 13:07:23394145
Full Circle623Updated Brands 2 Circle - Google Plus Pages Only Revised 3.16.122012-03-16 18:26:04394243
Full Circle602Brands Circle Version 2 Updated 3.15.12 (Pages Only)2012-03-15 13:08:07293010
Full Circle506288 Google + Brand Only Pages Version 22012-03-12 20:24:03289121
Full Circle432Revised Google + Brands only Pages Version 22012-03-05 13:53:44284001
Full Circle391284 Brand Only Google Pages Version 22012-03-03 12:50:02284012
steph wanamaker35,893This is my top circle The engagers circle! I went through it yesterday and deleted those no longer active and added new people as well! These people will all enrich your experience!2012-03-02 14:30:0827523311
Joe Martinez11,625New and Improved Brand Pages to Follow on Google+ CircleFeel Free to add & reshare this post!After my last Brand Page post on December 25th I had several requests of brand pages to add and so now sharing this improved and more robust circle of Brand Pages. New brands included in this circle include: +Ocho Mexican Grill, +Pikitia Postcards, +Potato Corner, +Mayettes Morillo, +God, +Small Barn Sound, +Middle Tennessee Music, +Whatnot Gems, and many more!Plus other Big & Small Name Brands like: +Mashable, +Pepsi, +Bravo, +TIME, +Time Out New York, +Reshare, +msnbc.com, +TwiloPR, +NASA, +X Games, +2011-12-28 02:02:4129531210
Joe Martinez11,277Brand Pages on Google+This is my most complete Brand Page shared circle so far! Feel free to add and share it! I'm still adding more as time goes by so feel free to suggest some more brand pages! Some brands included in this circle share are: +Team Coco, +The Next Web, +BURGER KING, +MythBusters, +NASA, +Spotify, +The Huffington Post, +Laughing Squid, +The Big Bang Theory, +LockerGnome, +Tekzilla, +Pepsi, +iPhone Life magazine, +Machinima, +Entertainment Weekly, +FUNimation Entertainment, +Handmade, +Travel Channel, and more!Other brand pages: +Hangout Conversations, 2011-12-26 03:37:51262291117
G+ Business Pages Directory3,464We would Like to Share this Circle of Google+ Pages.This 'Circle' has been Created by +Carol Crawley Would You Like Your Page to be Added?Please Comment below.2011-12-08 02:46:0835022811
Justin Matthew74Another part of the last circle I just shared different people same qualities. If you want to be added comment to me.2011-12-05 21:25:58482000

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2014-11-16 03:19:07 (189 comments, 128 reshares, 226 +1s)Open 

How does this whole thing work? Start by making your wishlist!

Participating in Secret Santa is really, really easy. While we work on tidying up some wires behind the scenes making the #SecretSanta  experience even easier, today we'll let you know how the whole thing works!

1) Make your wishlist at Amazon. This is how people will choose what gifts to get you. You make your wishlist at http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist

2) Soon, we'll announce where you submit your wishlist.

3) Browse and gift! It's incredibly simple. On the #GPlusSanta  site, you'll be able to browse wishlists and see why your friends or followers need some extra love this season. Additionally, you can search Google+ with the hashtag #SantaGift  

Stay tuned for more details in the coming days.

Most reshares: 245

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2014-12-02 19:39:37 (172 comments, 245 reshares, 199 +1s)Open 

Secret Santa starts today!
Add and browse wishlists here: http://goo.gl/EfOCct

It's December. That means it's the season the spread joy, love, and tell the people who've impacted you that you appreciate them. This year for Secret Santa, we've streamlined our process (and website) to make it easier than ever before. 

Here's how it works:
- Go to GPlusSanta.com here: http://goo.gl/EfOCct
- Sign in with Google in the top right. 
- Add your wishlist with an explanation of why Secret Santa is important to you.
- Search, browse, and gift your friends or a stranger!

Create your Amazon wishlist here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist

**IMPORTANT** Make sure you add an address! Instructions in this video:  http://goo.gl/vCzvWR


Happy Secret Santa 2014! #Gplussanta   #Sec... more »

Most plusones: 373

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2013-12-18 23:05:54 (40 comments, 73 reshares, 373 +1s)Open 

One week until Christmas!

Can you feel it? The brisk air. The hustle and bustle. The overwhelming spirit that something great is coming. Christmas time is so close. Seven days close to be exact. Remember to tell the ones you love that you appreciate them.

There's still time to be a Secret Santa! Browse and gift here: http://goo.gl/RRZjhf

#SecretSanta   #Christmas  

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2014-12-19 06:03:01 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

6 Days and Counting and we've surpassed 1000 wishlists

It's a beautiful thing to extend a little kindness to another human being. While gifts are a wonderful thing, Santa would like to remind you that if you have nothing but your family at Christmas, you have the world. No gift can replace love. Pop some popcorn, pour some hot chocolate and play some games!

For those of you still looking to fulfill a few wishes, here are a few people to consider:

+L.S. Cody 
Wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/1ZMYZ8O7XSH58

Loren is a very kind and loving man who is suffering from pancreatic cancer and fears this may be his last Christmas. Send him some love.
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+Lee Walters 
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/Wwy2FS

Lee is also dealing with cancer and because of that herinc... more »

6 Days and Counting and we've surpassed 1000 wishlists

It's a beautiful thing to extend a little kindness to another human being. While gifts are a wonderful thing, Santa would like to remind you that if you have nothing but your family at Christmas, you have the world. No gift can replace love. Pop some popcorn, pour some hot chocolate and play some games!

For those of you still looking to fulfill a few wishes, here are a few people to consider:

+L.S. Cody 
Wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/1ZMYZ8O7XSH58

Loren is a very kind and loving man who is suffering from pancreatic cancer and fears this may be his last Christmas. Send him some love.
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+Lee Walters 
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/Wwy2FS

Lee is also dealing with cancer and because of that her income has been cut in half. It's her little girl's first Christmas so they are hoping for a little help.
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+Diana Swanson 
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/jGEAqb

"We participated in Secret Santa last year and were amazed by the amount of humanity we saw. Both giving and receiving was wonderful for our family, and this year, more than ever, we can use a bit of help this Christmas. We hope that everyone participating has a wonderful holiday season, and that the upcoming year brings everything this year was lacking! xoxo"
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+Elektra Kosh Edwards 
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/UquhXK

Elektra has done a wonderful job assisting Secret Santa this year. In fact, if you're one of the many people who've had missing shipping addresses, it was probably Elektra who discovered it and brought it to my attention. I'd love to see her get some love for all her hard work.
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+Mirriam Hamilton 
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/RwNYlu

Mirriam is a 14 year old girl with Smith-Magenis Syndrome. She is in her second group home in a year, and has been moved over 200 miles away from her family, so this Christmas is pretty stressful for her. She loves fairies, dolls, and like every teenage girl, One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer.___

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2014-12-17 16:57:42 (33 comments, 7 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Broken link on your Secret Santa profile?

Just a friendly reminder to please check those shipping addresses on your Amazon wishlists. Many of you have been notified, and Elf Sean G. will be sending out more notices today.

If you have a broken link on your profile, it means either your link is bad (doesn't link to a wishlist), or your list is missing a shipping address. The link is to identify this problem to potential gifters and make them aware of problems with the associated profile.

If you have a broken link and fix your shipping address, please notify one of the elves (tag by name). They will be able to verify your link and remove the icon from your profile.

Hurry while there's still time!

Image courtesy of http://www.wcp-nm.com

Broken link on your Secret Santa profile?

Just a friendly reminder to please check those shipping addresses on your Amazon wishlists. Many of you have been notified, and Elf Sean G. will be sending out more notices today.

If you have a broken link on your profile, it means either your link is bad (doesn't link to a wishlist), or your list is missing a shipping address. The link is to identify this problem to potential gifters and make them aware of problems with the associated profile.

If you have a broken link and fix your shipping address, please notify one of the elves (tag by name). They will be able to verify your link and remove the icon from your profile.

Hurry while there's still time!

Image courtesy of http://www.wcp-nm.com___

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2014-12-17 05:27:24 (15 comments, 17 reshares, 75 +1s)Open 

One week until Christmas.

While everyone on Santa's list is deserving here are a few to ponder if you're stuck.

+Dwayne Auernheimer 
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/Kmb1To

Dwayne is a disable US Navy Veteran who has fallen on hard times. Here is your opportunity to pay it forward to someone gave back to his country.
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+Betsi Bowling 
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/RoQoCB

In Betsi's own words: "I'm not going lie its been a rough year. We are a 2 income household but live paycheck to paycheck. I have 4 little ones and we do the best we can. Totally not looking for a handout just a hand up! <3 Merry Christmas!"
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+Eileen Gluth Wi... more »

One week until Christmas.

While everyone on Santa's list is deserving here are a few to ponder if you're stuck.

+Dwayne Auernheimer 
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/Kmb1To

Dwayne is a disable US Navy Veteran who has fallen on hard times. Here is your opportunity to pay it forward to someone gave back to his country.
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+Betsi Bowling 
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/RoQoCB

In Betsi's own words: "I'm not going lie its been a rough year. We are a 2 income household but live paycheck to paycheck. I have 4 little ones and we do the best we can. Totally not looking for a handout just a hand up! <3 Merry Christmas!"
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+Eileen Gluth 
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/d31Ctc

Eileen lost her job last year and although she's managed to get a new one many of you understand how hard it can be to recover. Right now she's just looking for some help for her 3 year old.
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+Nick Logan 
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/BNjoo8

"I can't afford Christmas this year. Paying for childcare alone is taking every dime I have so I can't afford presents for the children. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Happy holidays!"
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+Shawn McFadden 
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/WywqQI

"These are items that I've not been able to afford to buy for my work as an IT tech. Some of these tools and items would allow me to accept more assignments from Work Market and earn me more money."
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Just a reminder that many of you are still missing your address on your wishlist. If you view your wishlist and there is no city and state/country, then you don't have an address listed. The address for your wishlist is separate from the address for your overall wishlist.

For instructions on how to update your wishlist address look here:

http://goo.gl/QMLXsj

This can't be done by mobile, I'm sorry to say.

If you send a gift, please be so kind as to send a private message to the Elves letting them know who you gifted. Here is a link to my Elf Team:

https://plus.google.com/113269791493257695508/posts/WUvoQM2ECGX

If you receive a gift please post a picture to thank your Secret Santa and mark it with the hashtag #santagift  so the Elves can update the database.

Thank you to our many Secret Santas for your kindness and generosity!

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2014-12-16 03:20:01 (30 comments, 9 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

10 Days Til Christmas!  (LATE EDITION)
(9 until I'm hopping down chimneys if that’s how you keep track)

Today's Featured Wish lists! Spread some cheer
Browse all of them here: http://gplussanta.com

Today's wish lists are for six extraordinary people: chosen because they could really use the magic of Secret Santa participants to lift their spirits and show them the amazing kindness of strangers. They're incredibly resilient people who are finding the season a little more challenging this year. Let’s see if we can pull together and make some wishes come true for these fine folks!

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+Olivia Beaudion 
Olivia Beaudion
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/SNHICh

I graduate nursing school here in about a week. Unfortunately due to being a full time student, I havebeen ... more »

10 Days Til Christmas!  (LATE EDITION)
(9 until I'm hopping down chimneys if that’s how you keep track)

Today's Featured Wish lists! Spread some cheer
Browse all of them here: http://gplussanta.com

Today's wish lists are for six extraordinary people: chosen because they could really use the magic of Secret Santa participants to lift their spirits and show them the amazing kindness of strangers. They're incredibly resilient people who are finding the season a little more challenging this year. Let’s see if we can pull together and make some wishes come true for these fine folks!

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+Olivia Beaudion 
Olivia Beaudion
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/SNHICh

I graduate nursing school here in about a week. Unfortunately due to being a full time student, I have been only able to work part time, which barely covers the bills. It will be probably 2 months until I take my licensure exam and begin working as a nurse, so until then it is minimum wage. I have two amazing children who are my world. Trey is 5, and Brooklyn is 3. I know it isn't about the money or the gifts, but its hard to explain to them that there won’t be a whole lot of presents. I want to be able to give them a little extra under the Christmas tree this year.

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+Caers Mane 
Caers Mane
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/Pr67sf

With my chronic illnesses getting much worse, I'm not only unable to work, but I'm unable to do much at all right now; and it makes it even more difficult with both kids now being diagnosed with Asperger's. So I'm asking for the kindness of others to help me give my kids, and yes, myself, a little joy in our lives.

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+Emily Lind 
Emily Lind
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/Riuooz

I'm not going to be getting home for Christmas this year, which means spending the day alone in my Brooklyn apartment, wishing I was with my family. Between that and money being even tighter than usual right now, I could do with a little holiday cheer.

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+Paul Basehore 
Paul Basehore
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/cN6bIC

Money has been very tight this year, and everything we have is going to our kids. I'd like to be able to get some things for my wife and I as well.

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+robin vabolis 
Robin Vabolis
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/U5ut8k

This year has been especially difficult for my father had an heart attack and multiple organ failure and now requires much care in our home. We have two businesses to run, and because Sagan has PKU we must home-school. There aren't enough hours in the day to earn enough to cover it all, and yet we yearn, as all parents do, to see his happy face on Christmas morning. Thanks for all Santa's lovely help!

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+Rachel Mills 
Rachel Mills
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/kndKjf

This year has been pretty rough on me. Recently divorced, which took a toll on my mental, physical and emotional health. My dog was hit by a car and is at the vet healing for a month, hoping to avoid a $3000 surgery. I just recently moved and trying to start over with my life. I love giving back, but this year will be tough just to give to my family. God has a way of making everything work out.

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Be sure to check back tomorrow for Santa's picks of the day.
#gplussanta     #SantasNiceList___

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2014-12-15 00:02:36 (98 comments, 21 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

11 Days Til Christmas! Ho Ho Ho!

Today's Featured Wish lists! Spread some cheer
Browse them all here: http://gplussanta.com

Today's wish lists are for six amazing people: chosen for eliciting their incredible holiday spirit and spreading the joy of the season. They're wonderful and deserving people, so give them a hand!

+Alex Arroyo 
Alex Arroyo
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/GcIpos

I just would like to give my younger brother a Christmas present since we don't have our mother and since money is tight my dad can't afford gifts, I try to help out by giving my check to my dad to pay bills, but me working 17 hours a week isn't much. I still have to focus on school and need to save money as well for a laptop to use for school work. I use my cousins laptop currently but I hate to bother her everytime and since I am... more »

11 Days Til Christmas! Ho Ho Ho!

Today's Featured Wish lists! Spread some cheer
Browse them all here: http://gplussanta.com

Today's wish lists are for six amazing people: chosen for eliciting their incredible holiday spirit and spreading the joy of the season. They're wonderful and deserving people, so give them a hand!

+Alex Arroyo 
Alex Arroyo
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/GcIpos

I just would like to give my younger brother a Christmas present since we don't have our mother and since money is tight my dad can't afford gifts, I try to help out by giving my check to my dad to pay bills, but me working 17 hours a week isn't much. I still have to focus on school and need to save money as well for a laptop to use for school work. I use my cousins laptop currently but I hate to bother her everytime and since I am currently not able to go to the public library since I do also take care of my brother and 3 year old niece, it's not as easy.

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+Christi Nielsen 
Christi Nielsen
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/v9QtXx

I had a blast doing this last year. It was such a joy to give and such a surprise to receive. I have to do it again! :)

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+Luca Zenari 
_ Luca Zenari (Lo Zeno)_
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/IsNlQW

It's the third year I take part to this, and I intend to continue.
However, this year has been particularly horrible for me, not in economical terms but emotionally and physically: towards March, I had a bad accident that left me with my left arm paralyzed, and at the same time I was abandoned by my future wife. It's been two years since I left my home country, so for the last 8 months I've been living in a country that is still foreign to me, without close friends, without anyone to rely on, and with my doctors trying to help me accept that I wouldn't be able to recover the use of my arm.
One good piece of news is, the doctors were wrong, I recently started recovering, and I'm slowly getting more movement out of my arm and fingers.
Still, it would make me feel great to receive some encouraging words from a stranger. I don't care about the gifts, I'll be giving gifts through this site as I have always done: my wish is to see that someone out there has written me a word or two to say "Don't worry, someone listens"

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+Bobbie Seacrist 
Bobbie Seacrist
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/0scEaH

I work 3 jobs, plus blog online to give my girls Christmas. A lot of times I do without so they can have. I actually have only asked for jewelry making supplies because I make jewelry through out the year to sell. It helps me save money for Christmas so I can buy my girls what they want. I don't have a lot of money but I love sending random gifts anonymously to the list. I am looking forward to spreading Christmas cheer even if it means I may not get anything :) Thank you for doing this, Merry Christmas!

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+Brian Baumlin 
Brian “Big B” Buamlin
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/4LSQ2t

Many of us are hard up, in one way or another. Luckily, we have G+ to help all of us lessen that load a little bit. I participated last year, and plan to do the same as much as I can this year. May not get you that new Mercedes, but a Mercedes key chain will do, right?

It's Christmas, let's celebrate together, G+ Secret Santas!

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+Christina Mahon Stasik 
Christina Mahon
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/3gtPsR

I love Christmas. I didn't used to, but my husband showed me the way. ;-) I just like to add a little brightness to everyone's day. This is our first Christmas since we moved across the country, and we've had a lot of changes, with many more to come. My husband works for a non-profit, and I'm getting my business up and running. We're grateful for the blessings that we have. I'm more interested in giving than receiving. Merry Christmas, everyone!

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Be sure to check back tomorrow for Santa's picks of the day.
#gplussanta     #SantasNiceList    ___

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2014-12-12 02:55:14 (66 comments, 33 reshares, 118 +1s)Open 

14 Days Til Christmas!

Today's Featured Wish lists! Spread some cheer
Browse them all here: http://gplussanta.com

Today's wish lists are for five amazing people: some who are gifting superstars, and some who need your love this holiday season. They're incredibly wonderful people who devote themselves to their G+ community so give them a hand!

+Amy Anuszewski 
Amy Anuszewski
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/Qgzim6

I love that we can give each other fun little surprises and bring back the magic of Christmas.

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+Brett Bjornsen 
Brett Bjornsen
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/rELqdt

For three years straight I've participated in Secret Santa... sending tons and tons of random gifts, and receiving them alike.  This year's been tough financiallyon... more »

14 Days Til Christmas!

Today's Featured Wish lists! Spread some cheer
Browse them all here: http://gplussanta.com

Today's wish lists are for five amazing people: some who are gifting superstars, and some who need your love this holiday season. They're incredibly wonderful people who devote themselves to their G+ community so give them a hand!

+Amy Anuszewski 
Amy Anuszewski
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/Qgzim6

I love that we can give each other fun little surprises and bring back the magic of Christmas.

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+Brett Bjornsen 
Brett Bjornsen
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/rELqdt

For three years straight I've participated in Secret Santa... sending tons and tons of random gifts, and receiving them alike.  This year's been tough financially on me, having been unemployed for 4 months up until recently.  However, this past year has been more tough on my sister who's been battling cancer and medical bills from two surgeries over the past 14 months.  I'm linking to her wishlist this year, as she's in need of a little GPlus Santa love and Christmas cheer.

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+Michael Albrecht 
Michael Albrecht
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/3A4hy6

Having been diagnosed with cancer yesterday, I have a new appreciation for life and how precious it is...
I love helping others but this year I need help. The items on my list will help me while I undergo treatment and for phototherapy, for on my good days, I am hoping I can go out with my camera and take photos, which calms and relaxes me and will help to take my mind off of everything that will help free me of cancer

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+Curlen M 
Curlen M
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/n4gea9

My first year and I'm excited to participate!

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+Jason Longwith 
Jason Longwith
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/qsrz1w

Having spent this year recovering from a shattered patella, there has been very little work and even less cash. The family and I are very fortunate to have such good friends around to help us out but things stretch only so far. This is my 3rd (maybe 4th if its been going that long) year of Secret Santa and have had a blast every time with it.

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Be sure to check back tomorrow for Santa's picks of the day.
#gplussanta     #SantasNiceList  ___

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2014-12-10 15:09:25 (52 comments, 42 reshares, 111 +1s)Open 

15 Days Til Christmas!

Today's Featured Wish lists! Spread some cheer
Browse them all here: http://gplussanta.com

Today's wish lists are for six amazing people who need your love this holiday season. They're amazingly excellent people so give them a hand!

+Tim McDonald
Tim McDonald
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/ySgKfy

This year has been fairly tough money wise and though things are starting to finally turn around, it will not be in time for the holidays. Money is tight and all I want is for my little girl to have a great Christmas and get some gifts that will make her face light up with joy on Christmas morning. 

I will be able to get her some things on the 17th when my paycheque comes in, but even then my Christmas shopping will take place in the Dollar Store to ensure we don't hurt the budget we just got workedo... more »

15 Days Til Christmas!

Today's Featured Wish lists! Spread some cheer
Browse them all here: http://gplussanta.com

Today's wish lists are for six amazing people who need your love this holiday season. They're amazingly excellent people so give them a hand!

+Tim McDonald
Tim McDonald
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/ySgKfy

This year has been fairly tough money wise and though things are starting to finally turn around, it will not be in time for the holidays. Money is tight and all I want is for my little girl to have a great Christmas and get some gifts that will make her face light up with joy on Christmas morning. 

I will be able to get her some things on the 17th when my paycheque comes in, but even then my Christmas shopping will take place in the Dollar Store to ensure we don't hurt the budget we just got worked out.

You will see that nothing on my wishlist is for me, it is all for my 4 year old daughter. So if you do happen to see something that doesn't look like it would be for a 4 year old girl, it is there by mistake and should be ignored.

Thank you to anyone that helps to make this Christmas a special one for my little girl and I will be sure to let her know exactly where the gift came from. A caring person on Google+.

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+Ashley Glenn
Ashley Glenn
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/YvYRLN

Since I lost my right leg to septic shock in 2013 my wife has made many sacrifices to take care of the family, the least of which is taking care of her wants and desires. Two things in particular that she used on a regular basis - our slow cooker and blender - have worn out and we can't afford to replace them. I'd love to see the look on her face when she sees that something she had to give up has been taken care of for her.

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+Ann G
Ann G
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/1RmEli

I'm giving Secret Santa my wishlist due to peer pressure. I'm on disability because of a rare chronic headache disorder, so I've got way more time than money and tend to make rather than buy gifts. Much of what's on my list I can use to make handmade gifts for others or to donate to charity, but there's also some just for fun stuff.

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+Megan Sadler
Megan Sadler
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/meBzM0

These last few years have been rough. My Christmas fund is slim. I added some toys for them, clothes they desperately need, and one outfit for me as my clothes are all worn out. I also added a few cookbooks/guides that i really want to help for the coming year, as well as some laundry detergent. If i have enough i know i would like to send something to someone. Thank you.

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+Shauna Mork
Shauna Mork
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/ZeEJtB

Last year asked for art supplies for myself so I could sell my art. This year I'd love to get some things for my 11 year old and newborn (as things are a bit tight) . My two girls are the light of my life! Thank you for considering being our secret santa!

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+Grace Carlyle
Grace Carlyle
Wishlist: http://goo.gl/NIvfLl

"I had a rock bottom year but I'm sure many people had it worse than me.I just like to participate for the fun of it and get presents for others that need them more :)"

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Be sure to check back tomorrow for Santa's picks of the day.
#gplussanta   #SantasNiceList  ___

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2014-12-09 22:09:17 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

The lovely Jo Lane has kindly shared instructions on how to add your address to your UK wishlists. Thank you kindly, Jo

How to add addresses to Amazon.co.uk Wishlists for #SecretSanta

1. Go to your Wishlist and click on List Actions (Pic. 1)

2. From the drop down menu select Update List Profile (Pic. 2)

3. Under the List 'deliver to' address select Use an existing delivery address and select your home address from the drop down menu (you may have to set up your home address in your general amazon account settings if you do not already have it there) (Pic.3)

4. Tick the Third Party delivery agreement if you want third-party sellers to be able to use your address for dispatching items to. (Pic.3)

5. Tick Don't spoil my surprises if you don't want to see what has been purchased from your list. (Pic.3)

6. Click on Save profile settings (Pic.3)

And you're good to go ;D 

+Secret Santa ___The lovely Jo Lane has kindly shared instructions on how to add your address to your UK wishlists. Thank you kindly, Jo

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2014-12-09 05:13:34 (73 comments, 16 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

PSA - It's time once again to check your lists to make sure you've set an address for your wishlist. Without an address Santa's Elves can't send you any presents.

Also, please be aware that third party items (by non-Amazon vendors) added to your wishlist don't work with your wishlist addresses. To ship those items people would have to know your actual address.

We're going to start marking wishlists that either don't work or don't have shipping addresses with a yellow icon in the top right corner so you can A) let us know when you fix it, if it's yours and B) Skip that list until it's fixed.

If you find a list missing an address and it's not marked please let the Elves know.

How to edit your ship-to address on your +Secret Santa wishlist

One thing people forget about when making their wish lists is to add a ship-to address. Even if you are a regular Amazon.com customer, you still need to stop by those settings and tell them where you want your gifts delivered.

Here is an easy 3 step "How-to" guide.

Step 1: Go to Amazon.com and bring up your wish list. On the right hand side, you will see an option called List Actions Click it :-)

Step 2: From the drop down, choose Edit List Profile

Step 3: On the next screen, scroll down to Ship-to Address You can choose to either use an address from your address book or enter a new address. Don't forget to check the box for third-party item shipping if you have chosen to add things to your wish list from outside sources.

Bonus - if you want your gifts to be a surprise - make sure to check the "Don't spoil my surprises" box!___PSA - It's time once again to check your lists to make sure you've set an address for your wishlist. Without an address Santa's Elves can't send you any presents.

Also, please be aware that third party items (by non-Amazon vendors) added to your wishlist don't work with your wishlist addresses. To ship those items people would have to know your actual address.

We're going to start marking wishlists that either don't work or don't have shipping addresses with a yellow icon in the top right corner so you can A) let us know when you fix it, if it's yours and B) Skip that list until it's fixed.

If you find a list missing an address and it's not marked please let the Elves know.

2014-12-08 04:05:46 (52 comments, 10 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

This is your Elf circle. Please add them and let them know when you've sent a gift and to whom. Add the hashtag #santagift  to help us track things.

If you have an issue, please send the Elves a private message and use the hashtag  #santahelpdesk  to help us find issues. 

Our admin tools are just now online and we're trying to catch up.  Please be patient.

This is your Elf circle. Please add them and let them know when you've sent a gift and to whom. Add the hashtag #santagift  to help us track things.

If you have an issue, please send the Elves a private message and use the hashtag  #santahelpdesk  to help us find issues. 

Our admin tools are just now online and we're trying to catch up.  Please be patient.___

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2014-12-06 22:01:43 (111 comments, 20 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

Have you received a gift?

Share a picture of your newfound joy with the hashtag #SantaGift !

Have you received a gift?

Share a picture of your newfound joy with the hashtag #SantaGift !___

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2014-12-04 19:05:53 (66 comments, 116 reshares, 148 +1s)Open 

Secret Santa has almost 500 wishlists!
Keep them coming by submitting yours here: http://goo.gl/EfOCct

Tis the season to spread cheer, get some extra love, and be kind to each other. Secret Santa isn't me - it's you! Submit your wishlist, browse other wishlists, and give what you can. Kindness from a stranger is some of the most fantastic kindness there is. 

Create your Amazon wishlist here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist

**IMPORTANT** Make sure you add an address! Instructions in this video:  http://goo.gl/vCzvWR

Secret Santa has almost 500 wishlists!
Keep them coming by submitting yours here: http://goo.gl/EfOCct

Tis the season to spread cheer, get some extra love, and be kind to each other. Secret Santa isn't me - it's you! Submit your wishlist, browse other wishlists, and give what you can. Kindness from a stranger is some of the most fantastic kindness there is. 

Create your Amazon wishlist here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist

**IMPORTANT** Make sure you add an address! Instructions in this video:  http://goo.gl/vCzvWR___

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2014-12-03 07:22:12 (7 comments, 15 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

Be kind to one another.

Be kind to one another.___

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2014-12-02 19:39:37 (172 comments, 245 reshares, 199 +1s)Open 

Secret Santa starts today!
Add and browse wishlists here: http://goo.gl/EfOCct

It's December. That means it's the season the spread joy, love, and tell the people who've impacted you that you appreciate them. This year for Secret Santa, we've streamlined our process (and website) to make it easier than ever before. 

Here's how it works:
- Go to GPlusSanta.com here: http://goo.gl/EfOCct
- Sign in with Google in the top right. 
- Add your wishlist with an explanation of why Secret Santa is important to you.
- Search, browse, and gift your friends or a stranger!

Create your Amazon wishlist here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist

**IMPORTANT** Make sure you add an address! Instructions in this video:  http://goo.gl/vCzvWR


Happy Secret Santa 2014! #Gplussanta   #Sec... more »

Secret Santa starts today!
Add and browse wishlists here: http://goo.gl/EfOCct

It's December. That means it's the season the spread joy, love, and tell the people who've impacted you that you appreciate them. This year for Secret Santa, we've streamlined our process (and website) to make it easier than ever before. 

Here's how it works:
- Go to GPlusSanta.com here: http://goo.gl/EfOCct
- Sign in with Google in the top right. 
- Add your wishlist with an explanation of why Secret Santa is important to you.
- Search, browse, and gift your friends or a stranger!

Create your Amazon wishlist here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist

**IMPORTANT** Make sure you add an address! Instructions in this video:  http://goo.gl/vCzvWR


Happy Secret Santa 2014! #Gplussanta   #SecretSanta  ___

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2014-11-16 03:19:07 (189 comments, 128 reshares, 226 +1s)Open 

How does this whole thing work? Start by making your wishlist!

Participating in Secret Santa is really, really easy. While we work on tidying up some wires behind the scenes making the #SecretSanta  experience even easier, today we'll let you know how the whole thing works!

1) Make your wishlist at Amazon. This is how people will choose what gifts to get you. You make your wishlist at http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist

2) Soon, we'll announce where you submit your wishlist.

3) Browse and gift! It's incredibly simple. On the #GPlusSanta  site, you'll be able to browse wishlists and see why your friends or followers need some extra love this season. Additionally, you can search Google+ with the hashtag #SantaGift  

Stay tuned for more details in the coming days.

How does this whole thing work? Start by making your wishlist!

Participating in Secret Santa is really, really easy. While we work on tidying up some wires behind the scenes making the #SecretSanta  experience even easier, today we'll let you know how the whole thing works!

1) Make your wishlist at Amazon. This is how people will choose what gifts to get you. You make your wishlist at http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist

2) Soon, we'll announce where you submit your wishlist.

3) Browse and gift! It's incredibly simple. On the #GPlusSanta  site, you'll be able to browse wishlists and see why your friends or followers need some extra love this season. Additionally, you can search Google+ with the hashtag #SantaGift  

Stay tuned for more details in the coming days.___

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2014-11-13 18:47:45 (89 comments, 113 reshares, 235 +1s)Open 

Ho ho ho

Santa Clause is coming (back) to town....

#SecretSanta   #GPlusSanta  

Ho ho ho

Santa Clause is coming (back) to town....

#SecretSanta   #GPlusSanta  ___

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2014-01-02 05:30:29 (37 comments, 5 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

Ho Ho Ho! One of Santa's naughty little Elves is having a Birthday today and I caught them in the act of celebrating. Such slackers. I do hope they saved me some milk and cookies!

Happy Birthday, Elf +Rae Ouzts. Don't tell the others, but you're one of my favourites. Shhhh

#HappyBirthdayRae  

Ho Ho Ho! One of Santa's naughty little Elves is having a Birthday today and I caught them in the act of celebrating. Such slackers. I do hope they saved me some milk and cookies!

Happy Birthday, Elf +Rae Ouzts. Don't tell the others, but you're one of my favourites. Shhhh

#HappyBirthdayRae  ___

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2013-12-27 17:12:25 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

today is the last day for this free book!

A gift for all the GPlus Secret Santa Friends out there with Kindles or the Kindle app.

+Josh Caine  is generously offering his children's book "Janko and the Darkness" for free to anyone who wants it. Just follow the link between now and Dec 27th and download it to your Kindle or Kindle app.

The book will be FREE for anyone who wants to download it between December 24th and 27th as a Christmas Gift!

Santa is thankful for all the wonderful generous people he has been introduced to through G+___today is the last day for this free book!

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2013-12-25 03:42:12 (23 comments, 7 reshares, 156 +1s)Open 

Merry Christmas Eve!

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there...

Merry Christmas Eve!

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there...___

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2013-12-24 14:17:05 (7 comments, 18 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

A gift for all the GPlus Secret Santa Friends out there with Kindles or the Kindle app.

+Josh Caine  is generously offering his children's book "Janko and the Darkness" for free to anyone who wants it. Just follow the link between now and Dec 27th and download it to your Kindle or Kindle app.

The book will be FREE for anyone who wants to download it between December 24th and 27th as a Christmas Gift!

Santa is thankful for all the wonderful generous people he has been introduced to through G+

A gift for all the GPlus Secret Santa Friends out there with Kindles or the Kindle app.

+Josh Caine  is generously offering his children's book "Janko and the Darkness" for free to anyone who wants it. Just follow the link between now and Dec 27th and download it to your Kindle or Kindle app.

The book will be FREE for anyone who wants to download it between December 24th and 27th as a Christmas Gift!

Santa is thankful for all the wonderful generous people he has been introduced to through G+___

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2013-12-24 02:56:52 (34 comments, 25 reshares, 152 +1s)Open 

Merry Christmas Eve's Eve!

There's a special feeling the air that Santa will soon be here....

Play Secret Santa to a stranger or friend: http://goo.gl/RRZjhf

Merry Christmas Eve's Eve!

There's a special feeling the air that Santa will soon be here....

Play Secret Santa to a stranger or friend: http://goo.gl/RRZjhf___

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2013-12-23 20:36:43 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

We will be giving away this case/blue tooth keyboard/stand for a Nexus 7 2013 tomorrow.  Please enter your name in the comments of the original post by 8am Eastern tomorrow, if you want a shot at winning!

A very kind and generous person has offered up this new Nexus 7 2013 blue tooth case/keyboard/stand to someone who wants it.  (USA only)

Anyone who has a Nexus 7 2013 (it will only fit the 2013 model!) and would like this case.  Please comment on the ORIGINAL POST!  (please do not comment on re-shares! those will not be counted) All names will be entered into a spreadsheet and a random number generator will pick who gets this gift from Secret Santa.

We will accept names up to 8am Eastern on Tuesday (12/24/13) and a winner will be drawn and announced about noon. (gives me time to enter everybody in the spreadsheet) The winner will then need to give their actual mailing address to us so this kind person can ship it!___We will be giving away this case/blue tooth keyboard/stand for a Nexus 7 2013 tomorrow.  Please enter your name in the comments of the original post by 8am Eastern tomorrow, if you want a shot at winning!

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2013-12-20 23:58:59 (70 comments, 18 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

A very kind and generous person has offered up this new Nexus 7 2013 blue tooth case/keyboard/stand to someone who wants it.  (USA only)

Anyone who has a Nexus 7 2013 (it will only fit the 2013 model!) and would like this case.  Please comment on the ORIGINAL POST!  (please do not comment on re-shares! those will not be counted) All names will be entered into a spreadsheet and a random number generator will pick who gets this gift from Secret Santa.

We will accept names up to 8am Eastern on Tuesday (12/24/13) and a winner will be drawn and announced about noon. (gives me time to enter everybody in the spreadsheet) The winner will then need to give their actual mailing address to us so this kind person can ship it!

A very kind and generous person has offered up this new Nexus 7 2013 blue tooth case/keyboard/stand to someone who wants it.  (USA only)

Anyone who has a Nexus 7 2013 (it will only fit the 2013 model!) and would like this case.  Please comment on the ORIGINAL POST!  (please do not comment on re-shares! those will not be counted) All names will be entered into a spreadsheet and a random number generator will pick who gets this gift from Secret Santa.

We will accept names up to 8am Eastern on Tuesday (12/24/13) and a winner will be drawn and announced about noon. (gives me time to enter everybody in the spreadsheet) The winner will then need to give their actual mailing address to us so this kind person can ship it!___

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2013-12-20 03:25:35 (31 comments, 15 reshares, 110 +1s)Open 

Merry Christmas! #SantaGift  is trending!

Ho ho ho! Looks like you're all spreading the cheer this year, playing Secret Santa with each other. It's fantastic to see you all sharing your gifts with the hashtag #SantaGift ! If you haven't shared yours yet, now would be a good time. Christmas is almost here and the elves and I couldn't be happier about the great work you've put into G+'s Secret Santa for its third year. We love you all. 

Merry Christmas! #SantaGift  is trending!

Ho ho ho! Looks like you're all spreading the cheer this year, playing Secret Santa with each other. It's fantastic to see you all sharing your gifts with the hashtag #SantaGift ! If you haven't shared yours yet, now would be a good time. Christmas is almost here and the elves and I couldn't be happier about the great work you've put into G+'s Secret Santa for its third year. We love you all. ___

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2013-12-20 02:47:27 (24 comments, 36 reshares, 155 +1s)Open 

Only 6 more days until Christmas!
Show a stranger you appreciate them: http://goo.gl/RRZjhf

G+ Santa 2013 has been so rewarding. We've all spread so much cheer together. WIth six days left, let's make sure that we keep making as many people happy as possible. Playing Secret Santa is fun for everyone. It's the gift of giving. :)

Only 6 more days until Christmas!
Show a stranger you appreciate them: http://goo.gl/RRZjhf

G+ Santa 2013 has been so rewarding. We've all spread so much cheer together. WIth six days left, let's make sure that we keep making as many people happy as possible. Playing Secret Santa is fun for everyone. It's the gift of giving. :)___

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2013-12-19 19:55:38 (16 comments, 17 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

Santa and the elves are working hard this Christmas!  But YOUR  help is needed!  

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE check yourself on the list. www.gplussanta.com There are many people still with broken Amazon wish list links, and missing shipping addresses.  Santa can't deliver without both of these vital pieces of information!

to get instructions just follow this link https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113269791493257695508/+Gplussanta/posts/6Lap89rSekn

Santa and the elves are working hard this Christmas!  But YOUR  help is needed!  

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE check yourself on the list. www.gplussanta.com There are many people still with broken Amazon wish list links, and missing shipping addresses.  Santa can't deliver without both of these vital pieces of information!

to get instructions just follow this link https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113269791493257695508/+Gplussanta/posts/6Lap89rSekn___

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2013-12-19 06:41:11 (67 comments, 7 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

Wow, you guys have really outdone yourselves this year. Check out the latest Elf Report from our Webmonkey Elf, +Carmelyne Thompson and then give yourselves a big pat on the back!

1139 folks received at least one gift from a Secret Santa!

Just a week till Christmas. Wow that was quick! Here's our ghetto way of getting the stats for +Secret Santa 

Gosh, it's embarrassing. I know. I make javascript count those who sent and those who received (take note: it has to be reported to the elves that you've sent and, if possible, if you've received) and spew it out on the console log. You know where to find it now in case you're interested in the stats too.___Wow, you guys have really outdone yourselves this year. Check out the latest Elf Report from our Webmonkey Elf, +Carmelyne Thompson and then give yourselves a big pat on the back!

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2013-12-18 23:05:54 (40 comments, 73 reshares, 373 +1s)Open 

One week until Christmas!

Can you feel it? The brisk air. The hustle and bustle. The overwhelming spirit that something great is coming. Christmas time is so close. Seven days close to be exact. Remember to tell the ones you love that you appreciate them.

There's still time to be a Secret Santa! Browse and gift here: http://goo.gl/RRZjhf

#SecretSanta   #Christmas  

One week until Christmas!

Can you feel it? The brisk air. The hustle and bustle. The overwhelming spirit that something great is coming. Christmas time is so close. Seven days close to be exact. Remember to tell the ones you love that you appreciate them.

There's still time to be a Secret Santa! Browse and gift here: http://goo.gl/RRZjhf

#SecretSanta   #Christmas  ___

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2013-12-18 21:40:52 (27 comments, 11 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 

Tell my elves thank you!

My elves are the best elves in the world.

Ooops, I inadvertently left off +Lori Friedrich who has done a stellar job again this year!
http://amzn.com/w/ELWLEW6E2G90

One week until Christmas! Time to Secret Santa!
Gift to your choice of over 1,400 wishlists here! http://goo.gl/RRZjhf

Secret Santa is a roaring success again this year! And it's all thanks to you guys. But it's also thanks to the amazing elves that help me put this on every year. They're going to hate me for this, but I want to share their wishlists with you all. They really deserve some love this year as I've been traveling and working my butt off. +Secret Santa would NOT happen without them. 

+LaDonna Pride: http://amzn.com/w/2X6SHXB7Y4DC9
+Kyla Myers: http://amzn.com/w/1JJRJN6Y89YXO
+Carmelyne Thompson: http://amzn.com/w/XRJC51BFAVZY
+Sean Cowen: http://amzn.com/w/RJWOY6V4V8W6
+Rae Ouzts: http://amzn.com/w/3TT8MLEZQ7CI
+Susan Tournour: http://amzn.com/w/1CHUOPODHDPVM

They are such incredible, giving people that never ask for anything but to make someone else's life better. I think really deserve some love. I'm in awe of them. I love them. ___Tell my elves thank you!

My elves are the best elves in the world.

Ooops, I inadvertently left off +Lori Friedrich who has done a stellar job again this year!
http://amzn.com/w/ELWLEW6E2G90

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2013-12-18 06:06:47 (14 comments, 8 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

8 Days until Christmas!

Santa's Picks for Today are:

+Emma Starnes is a sweet and giving person who has been plagues with health problems this past year but doesn't even mention it in her information.
Wishlist: 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2VSZ07CNGK0EN

+Rob Bird selflessly posted a list for a close friend whose just lost her partner to suicide. She's left alone with a 4 year old and a 1 year old and he's hoping to bring a smile to their faces.
Wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/1TTYQKRJDH1G5

I know many of you follow the amazing work of the super talented +scribblegraph. Creator, +Ashlan Nathens has created a special scribblegraph edition of holiday cards in support of HOPEHIV. If you'd like to support this worthwhile cause, you can buy your cards here:ht... more »

8 Days until Christmas!

Santa's Picks for Today are:

+Emma Starnes is a sweet and giving person who has been plagues with health problems this past year but doesn't even mention it in her information.
Wishlist: 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2VSZ07CNGK0EN

+Rob Bird selflessly posted a list for a close friend whose just lost her partner to suicide. She's left alone with a 4 year old and a 1 year old and he's hoping to bring a smile to their faces.
Wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/1TTYQKRJDH1G5

I know many of you follow the amazing work of the super talented +scribblegraph. Creator, +Ashlan Nathens has created a special scribblegraph edition of holiday cards in support of HOPEHIV. If you'd like to support this worthwhile cause, you can buy your cards here:
http://www.scribblegraph.me/hopehiv-christmas-card-pack/

While we're speaking of artists, I'd like to recommend +byron rempel who so kindly helps out other artists in trouble. While Byron is getting by there isn't much left for extra goodies and he's extra good so well deserving of a little love himself!
Wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/THLLLPR3RZO0___

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2013-12-17 03:51:49 (27 comments, 23 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

9 Days and Counting

Here are Santa's Picks for Today:

Attention Dog Lovers! +Doug Holdridge is disabled but he and his wife are getting by. They own two dogs they're crazy about though and would really appreciate a little help with dog food. That's a pretty modest request, don't you think?
Wishlist: http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/RMJTVURBP465

+Gwendolyn T hasn't been sitting around she built a play kitchen for her kids! Now she just needs some stuff to put in it! Plastic food anyone?
Wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/3HGQ009DHN8QE

+Moggy Bee has generously sent out a few gifts this season to get into the Christmas spirit. I'm sure it would cheer her up to get a li'l something, too.
Wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/25DWJC9KQ46OG

Please remember to post or let me or an elf know when you receivesomet... more »

9 Days and Counting

Here are Santa's Picks for Today:

Attention Dog Lovers! +Doug Holdridge is disabled but he and his wife are getting by. They own two dogs they're crazy about though and would really appreciate a little help with dog food. That's a pretty modest request, don't you think?
Wishlist: http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/RMJTVURBP465

+Gwendolyn T hasn't been sitting around she built a play kitchen for her kids! Now she just needs some stuff to put in it! Plastic food anyone?
Wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/3HGQ009DHN8QE

+Moggy Bee has generously sent out a few gifts this season to get into the Christmas spirit. I'm sure it would cheer her up to get a li'l something, too.
Wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/25DWJC9KQ46OG

Please remember to post or let me or an elf know when you receive something or when you send something so we can update the database. People want to know that their gifts have arrived!  Use the tag #SantaGift  

Go out there and make someone smile!___

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2013-12-15 21:56:52 (18 comments, 42 reshares, 140 +1s)Open 

Just 10 days until Christmas! Oh my how the time flies!

There is still plenty of time to send a Secret Santa gift though and here are a few people for you to consider:

+Joby Remigio finds her Christmas spirits flagging and well, we just can't have that now, can we?
Wishlist: 
http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/25G8XPM1LHS3A

Like all good moms, +Angie Creasy-Thompson just wants to provide the best Christmas she can for her kids. She has a 10 year old and a 14 year old and would appreciate any help she can get this year.
Wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/2AHFC3A2YU7WV

+Adam Cowdrey lost a son this year and his son's twin spent most of the year in the hospital. It's been a heartbreaking year and needless to say his family has been pushed to their limits. Any love sent their way would be a bright spot for them.
Wishlist: htt... more »

Just 10 days until Christmas! Oh my how the time flies!

There is still plenty of time to send a Secret Santa gift though and here are a few people for you to consider:

+Joby Remigio finds her Christmas spirits flagging and well, we just can't have that now, can we?
Wishlist: 
http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/25G8XPM1LHS3A

Like all good moms, +Angie Creasy-Thompson just wants to provide the best Christmas she can for her kids. She has a 10 year old and a 14 year old and would appreciate any help she can get this year.
Wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/2AHFC3A2YU7WV

+Adam Cowdrey lost a son this year and his son's twin spent most of the year in the hospital. It's been a heartbreaking year and needless to say his family has been pushed to their limits. Any love sent their way would be a bright spot for them.
Wishlist: 
http://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wishlist/1RQDQIJDTW8AY

+Lexidh Solstad has been very giving the past few years and due to a little mix-up and missing address she's kind of missed out this year. So a big thanks to her for her generosity!
Wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/3J97XQRXPH4G2

There are still a LOT of you missing addresses so please do go out and look at the website even if you're sure it's correct. If you see a little house above your name, it's missing!  All the instructions you need to fix it are here:

https://plus.google.com/113269791493257695508/posts/6Lap89rSekn

Be kind to one another!___

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2013-12-15 02:36:13 (26 comments, 17 reshares, 112 +1s)Open 

Santa is seriously having a difficult time choosing who to share!  There are so many people who have yet to receive any gifts this year!

(and Santa wanted to share several people who did not have shipping addresses attached to their lists!!!!!!!)  There is a lot of good information in this post to help you discover if you're one of those people:
https://plus.google.com/113269791493257695508/posts/6Lap89rSekn

+Steffany Hosmer This year has been very tough financially, we both lost our jobs during the birth of our daughter this past September my husband missed too much work trying to help me recover from my C-section, I just started working but they pay monthly and I won't get a check until December 26th ironically. In the end I appreciate anything done for my family but either way I am blessed with a wonderful husband and 2 beautiful children. W... more »

Santa is seriously having a difficult time choosing who to share!  There are so many people who have yet to receive any gifts this year!

(and Santa wanted to share several people who did not have shipping addresses attached to their lists!!!!!!!)  There is a lot of good information in this post to help you discover if you're one of those people:
https://plus.google.com/113269791493257695508/posts/6Lap89rSekn

+Steffany Hosmer This year has been very tough financially, we both lost our jobs during the birth of our daughter this past September my husband missed too much work trying to help me recover from my C-section, I just started working but they pay monthly and I won't get a check until December 26th ironically. In the end I appreciate anything done for my family but either way I am blessed with a wonderful husband and 2 beautiful children. 
Wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/1ETE7O861QLZP

+Jennifer Irving This is the wishlist for my twin boys.  They are 8, and both have autism.  As you can see, one is very interested in books and facts and the other is very interested in games (the only way we can get him to interact).  All of these tend to get very expensive.  Any help to make the boys' Xmas special would be greatly appreciated.
Wishlist:
 http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/5Y0J4GEPK21S

+Frank Piercy Why is it important for Secret Santa to help out this year, that is a hard question to answer.  Needless to say we are a one income family with 4 boys from 6 years old to 17 years old.  Our biggest hurdles are my wifes health issues (which keep her from working) and the health challenges of 3 of our boys.  Granted we are not destitute, but there are things we just cant get, and is a great lesson for the boys when we pick out someone to gift!
Wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/JVCP2RUWLAGN___

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2013-12-14 07:01:35 (7 comments, 15 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Our furry friends need love, too. 

Friskies is donating cat food for every view of Christmas video.  http://youtu.be/06GhXB2_XNE SHARE for #Caturday  

Still time to play #Gplussanta     ! You'll find the +The Feline Foundation of Greater Washington, Inc wishlist here: http://amzn.com/w/395PVL5DVUF73 or pick a list from www.gplussanta.com

+Secret Santa ___Our furry friends need love, too. 

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2013-12-13 08:04:47 (20 comments, 19 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

Santa's Picks

+kara burke is a single mother to a sweet little girl who had to have open heart surgery in March. She's doing the best she can but could use a little holiday cheer.
Wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/3JYH21YN0CD9Z

+Lisa Larson has been been one of the most generous people this season.  She deserves a little love, too.
Wishlist: 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3S73WYISZEJI1/

+Josie Wolfro and her family lost their home due to an electrical fire last May. They lost all the kids toys, clothing and the home she grew up in but she's incredibly thankful her family survived it.  In spite of all that they bought a few gifts for others anyway.
Wishlist: 
https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/2AZKV30UA0V13/

+Amanda Culler has a 4 year old with special needs and a 1 year old, too. They've fallenon hard ... more »

Santa's Picks

+kara burke is a single mother to a sweet little girl who had to have open heart surgery in March. She's doing the best she can but could use a little holiday cheer.
Wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/3JYH21YN0CD9Z

+Lisa Larson has been been one of the most generous people this season.  She deserves a little love, too.
Wishlist: 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3S73WYISZEJI1/

+Josie Wolfro and her family lost their home due to an electrical fire last May. They lost all the kids toys, clothing and the home she grew up in but she's incredibly thankful her family survived it.  In spite of all that they bought a few gifts for others anyway.
Wishlist: 
https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/2AZKV30UA0V13/

+Amanda Culler has a 4 year old with special needs and a 1 year old, too. They've fallen on hard times recently and are barely scraping by. They could use some help so if you enjoy buying for children, check out her wishlist.
Wishlist: 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/EZKNG9BQJO8C

+Micha Fire lives in Germany and thinks it would just be pretty cool to get something from strangers living somewhere else in the world. I have to agree!
Wishlist: http://www.amazon.de/registry/wishlist/KPCHX8YS677___

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2013-12-12 21:22:53 (14 comments, 5 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

Look what Santa found trending on G+ last night! There must be a lot of good boys and girls out there.

Look what Santa found trending on G+ last night! There must be a lot of good boys and girls out there.___

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2013-12-11 18:27:14 (26 comments, 25 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

Today's Santa Picks are brought to you by +Mike Searle. Please read.

Help give Christmas to a family without a father

One week ago the Metro bus I was on struck and killed a pedestrian. Though I and other passengers rushed to the man's aid, he passed away. I don't think he was conscious following the accident, and it might be for the best as I really can't imagine his distress had he been aware. I stayed with him and I prayed for him till he was gone. His name was Charlie Turman, and he left behind three children and their mother.

I wrote about the experience (http://goo.gl/7RvkFG), and by chance or divine intervention, or whatever you want to call it - Charlie's family happened to see it and reach out to me. I've spoken with them a few times now, and while there is the expected grief, it is clear to me that their experience this Christmas has the potential to color their Holiday Season for the rest of their lives.

Passing on my Secret Santa

This year, instead of putting my own name on the Secret Santa list, I'm submitting the names of the members of Charlie's family. I humbly ask if you could find room in your heart to give some Holiday cheer to a family in desperate need of it. I've created four lists, one for each member of the family:

Ashton; Boy - Age 9: http://www.amazon.com/registry/giftlist/EST5BOH1LZRE
He was the hardest hit by the loss of his father. When I spoke to him he asked "Were you with him when my Daddy died?" He loves skateboarding and active sports.

Cameron; Girl - Age 11: http://www.amazon.com/registry/giftlist/3EU0XB7JBS8EZ
She feels the loss of her father in the way that only a daughter can miss her daddy. She asked me "Did Daddy say anything?", and I had to tell her that her daddy was unable to speak. She like dolls and makeup, and games for her Playstation 2.

Charlie; Boy - Age 14: http://www.amazon.com/registry/giftlist/1VP462GJC8SW3
He is the tough soldier, the only one who wouldn't speak to me. I'm sure he is trying to stay strong for the rest of his family. His mother tells me that he likes Professional Wrestling, and has a talent for Drawing.

Jeanette; Wife: http://www.amazon.com/registry/giftlist/214BUY4102J5I
She told me that they were best friends, and that Charlie's last words to her were "I love you, I'm on my way." She is currently taking night classes and is thinking of pursuing a career in criminal justice. However, right now she is just trying to take care of her kids, and cannot even afford the $330.00 cost to have have the victim's ashes released to the family so they can lay them to rest.

Give a hurting family some Holiday Joy

Only time will ease their broken hearts, and nothing will ever bring back this family's father. But maybe together we can bring them a smile. Maybe we can show them the meaning of "Goodwill toward men". 

I ask that you please consider a gift for this family. There are options on the lists for as low as $10. But even if you can't offer anything yourself, I politely ask that you share this post so that we can make as many people aware as possible. If you would like to contribute something that is not on the lists, please reach out to me privately to discuss it or for contact info.

Thank you for your generosity, and Happy Holidays!

#GplusSanta   #SantaGift  ___Today's Santa Picks are brought to you by +Mike Searle. Please read.

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2013-12-10 21:59:56 (23 comments, 29 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

Today's Featured Wishlists! Spread some cheer
Browse them all here.  http://goo.gl/RRZjhf

Today's wishlists are for four amazing people (and one organization) who need your love this holiday season. Their stories are compelling and they each could use a bit of holiday magic this season! 

+jill rodriguez
https://plus.google.com/u/0/102403532174347073039/posts
Wishlist: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/17HIG8QB4L6FA

This wish list is not for me but for my students. As a second grade teacher in a low income school district our students do not always have the supplies and materials they need to reach their full potential. 

My students are always eager to learn and the items I have added to my wish list would greatly benefit my twenty-two students and all future students that come through my door. I also added a fewga... more »

Today's Featured Wishlists! Spread some cheer
Browse them all here.  http://goo.gl/RRZjhf

Today's wishlists are for four amazing people (and one organization) who need your love this holiday season. Their stories are compelling and they each could use a bit of holiday magic this season! 

+jill rodriguez
https://plus.google.com/u/0/102403532174347073039/posts
Wishlist: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/17HIG8QB4L6FA

This wish list is not for me but for my students. As a second grade teacher in a low income school district our students do not always have the supplies and materials they need to reach their full potential. 

My students are always eager to learn and the items I have added to my wish list would greatly benefit my twenty-two students and all future students that come through my door. I also added a few games that are fun and educational which puts a smile on their faces

+John Lilly 
Wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/WI1GK11MFPTW   

I am forwarding everything on my Wish List to the homeless people around the Civic Center / Tenderloin area of San Francisco. I don't have much to give myself, but I hope my time and your contributions will make others less fortunate happy for a day.

+The Bronx LGBTQ Center 
Wishlist:http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3KCCM5ER3ZE1J 

We are a new 501(c)3 organization that has received little to no funding and support. We are building a new community services center and providing limited services to the communities we serve.

Additionally, we hope to build a library (all media formats) of resources and entertainment that the community would be able to use and enjoy.

+GiVonni Thurman
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GiVonniThurmanVonni911/posts
Wishlist: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2I0FZXVS8X4N2

i recently lost my career of 13 years. Money has been very tight due to my being un-employed. As a result. we were evicted from our home last month. I am a single mother of a six year old boy; he is a very good child and has been extremely understanding of this new situation that we are in.

I want this to be a Christmas that he will look fondly upon. Thank you for reading this and being an angel for a very special young man.


+John Wilton 
Wishlist: http://www.amazon.com/registry/giftlist/A8CAS4JWG3Q8

I don't normally ask for help, from anyone, but this year is different with a job loss (my wife's), a raise in house payment yet lowered hours allowed at my job.

And on top of it, our oldest daughter is finally at the age where she knows what she wants and what the other kids have. It's tough right now, but I couldn't be happier with my crazy life.

#secretsanta   #secretsanta2013   #giveagift  

image| AP, USA Today___

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2013-12-10 01:23:52 (52 comments, 25 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

Today's Featured Wishlists! Spread some cheer
Browse them all here: http://goo.gl/RRZjhf

Today's wishlists are for four amazing people who need your love this holiday season. They're amazingly excellent people so give them a hand!

+Dolidh Young 
Wishlist: https://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wishlist/3H2RD02XDJLH/   
* Secret Santa is just awesome... Spreading that little bit of Christmas cheer... Even though this has been one of my most challenging yet.

+HEATHER FAY
Wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/WI1GK11MFPTW   
* I love the excitement and joy that Secret Santa brings to this already amazing community! :)

+Tiffany Ridler
Wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/2UGZZAU2DHG7B   
*"We love to give, our children are so excited about being able to give presents to others for no other reason than togive som... more »

Today's Featured Wishlists! Spread some cheer
Browse them all here: http://goo.gl/RRZjhf

Today's wishlists are for four amazing people who need your love this holiday season. They're amazingly excellent people so give them a hand!

+Dolidh Young 
Wishlist: https://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wishlist/3H2RD02XDJLH/   
* Secret Santa is just awesome... Spreading that little bit of Christmas cheer... Even though this has been one of my most challenging yet.

+HEATHER FAY
Wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/WI1GK11MFPTW   
* I love the excitement and joy that Secret Santa brings to this already amazing community! :)

+Tiffany Ridler
Wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/2UGZZAU2DHG7B   
*"We love to give, our children are so excited about being able to give presents to others for no other reason than to give someone a smile this Christmas.

We do have a list and I am sure like everyone we would be very appreciative if you can give but if not then we are happy all the same.

Merry Christmas everyone :)"

+William Schrimsher
Wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/2ECUI5CRYHRQU   
***Because you can never give enough to justify what has been give you, but you should try.

#SecretSanta  ___

2013-12-09 23:09:26 (9 comments, 12 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

+Secret Santa is going international today! Featuring some fun, giving, kind and positive people. We are an international Santa, hence a post with international flair; note 1 of 2 international posts
Our suggested people today are:

+Steve Gundill of the UK!
List: http://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wishlist/1GTHXGAQDKFDQ

+Laura Gallier from Prague, needs some good vibes her way.
List: http://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wishlist/2HWE46XDIJNQG

most recent post, Please read:  https://plus.google.com/112678886363980943840/posts/9VWxKVaRAjm

+Mathieu Boily 
WishList:
http://www.amazon.ca/registry/wishlist/2G8340VTBON70

from Canada

+Secret Santa is going international today! Featuring some fun, giving, kind and positive people. We are an international Santa, hence a post with international flair; note 1 of 2 international posts
Our suggested people today are:

+Steve Gundill of the UK!
List: http://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wishlist/1GTHXGAQDKFDQ

+Laura Gallier from Prague, needs some good vibes her way.
List: http://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wishlist/2HWE46XDIJNQG

most recent post, Please read:  https://plus.google.com/112678886363980943840/posts/9VWxKVaRAjm

+Mathieu Boily 
WishList:
http://www.amazon.ca/registry/wishlist/2G8340VTBON70

from Canada___

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2013-12-09 03:55:00 (59 comments, 0 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Secret Santa Giveaway

If you have a child who adores the Octonauts and would love a set of these toys, Santa has 5 sets available. First five to respond will get a set.

Secret Santa Giveaway

If you have a child who adores the Octonauts and would love a set of these toys, Santa has 5 sets available. First five to respond will get a set.___

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2013-12-08 19:22:58 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 80 +1s)Open 

I am sharing this outpouring of love (with Katie's permission) as an example of how +Secret Santa touches the lives of plussers around the world.  

Now, where did Santa put his hanky?

Much Love - so many feels

From last year... feeling it this year

#SecretSanta
#SantaGift

Thank you already to those sweet<3s who have brought so joy and light to my doorstep in what has been another year of trials ___I am sharing this outpouring of love (with Katie's permission) as an example of how +Secret Santa touches the lives of plussers around the world.  

Now, where did Santa put his hanky?

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2013-12-08 05:19:35 (149 comments, 41 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

Secret Santa PSA

The Elves and I have been working hard to keep up with all your lists, questions, comments, gifts sent and gifts received. Many thanks to all the Elves, +LaDonna Pride, +Lori Friedrich, +Kyla Myers  +Rae Ouzts, +Sean Cowen & +Susan Tournour and our website Elf, +Carmelyne Thompson for all the work they do.

I wanted to show you a quick graphic illustrating some features of our website: www.gplussanta.com

As you all know we have a lot of lists out there missing addresses which has been highly frustrating for many of you. As you can see there is now a quick way to identify lists with no address. We are only halfway through all the lists at the moment but we will continue to add highlight those lists.

If you see that icon on your list that indicates your address is missing or your link is broken, please take a moment to fix it andmess... more »

Secret Santa PSA

The Elves and I have been working hard to keep up with all your lists, questions, comments, gifts sent and gifts received. Many thanks to all the Elves, +LaDonna Pride, +Lori Friedrich, +Kyla Myers  +Rae Ouzts, +Sean Cowen & +Susan Tournour and our website Elf, +Carmelyne Thompson for all the work they do.

I wanted to show you a quick graphic illustrating some features of our website: www.gplussanta.com

As you all know we have a lot of lists out there missing addresses which has been highly frustrating for many of you. As you can see there is now a quick way to identify lists with no address. We are only halfway through all the lists at the moment but we will continue to add highlight those lists.

If you see that icon on your list that indicates your address is missing or your link is broken, please take a moment to fix it and message the elves to let them know it's all better so they can remove the icon.

To fix your address, follow the instructions here:

https://plus.google.com/113269791493257695508/posts/UgjSvAnYZjB

To fix a broken link, follow the instructions here:

https://plus.google.com/113269791493257695508/posts/iRQmx8Kq8nC

If you have further questions please ask in the comments or message the Elf Circle. Please check the box to notify by mail as some notifications have not been coming through. 

Happy Ho Ho Holidays and that concludes this PSA.

Edit: since posting this, Elf +Carmelyne Thompson created a separate icon for missing addresses vs bad links. Just mouse over the icons for clarification.___

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2013-12-07 18:47:14 (35 comments, 20 reshares, 99 +1s)Open 

Have you been naughty or nice?
I've got my list and I'm checking it twice!

Ho, Ho, Ho! I'm sharing a few ladies from the nice list with you today. 

https://plus.google.com/104933030125907993831
Amanda Culler
Amanda has 2 boys, bills, and a job that just gets her by. She isn’t asking for a lot, just some warm clothes & a few toys for her boys. Let’s show her what Secret Santa is all about! 
Wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/EZKNG9BQJO8C
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https://plus.google.com/u/0/108949957215354314439/posts
Danielle Rosales
Danielle’s words say it best:
My husband is a Marine who PCS'ed from NC to MN last year. Since then we have been unable to sell our home. Having to pay rent and a mortgage on top of all the others bills on just his income has left us with $0 in checkingevery m... more »

Have you been naughty or nice?
I've got my list and I'm checking it twice!

Ho, Ho, Ho! I'm sharing a few ladies from the nice list with you today. 

https://plus.google.com/104933030125907993831
Amanda Culler
Amanda has 2 boys, bills, and a job that just gets her by. She isn’t asking for a lot, just some warm clothes & a few toys for her boys. Let’s show her what Secret Santa is all about! 
Wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/EZKNG9BQJO8C
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https://plus.google.com/u/0/108949957215354314439/posts
Danielle Rosales
Danielle’s words say it best:
My husband is a Marine who PCS'ed from NC to MN last year. Since then we have been unable to sell our home. Having to pay rent and a mortgage on top of all the others bills on just his income has left us with $0 in checking every month. Our 3 year old and 5 month old deserve a few gifts this Christmas as we haven't been able to buy them much of anything since moving. It would be such a blessing to receive anything. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/9MSE2C0NKRW9
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https://plus.google.com/u/0/#106735797316803828661/
Dryade Geo
Dyade is a plusser from Down Unda who doesn’t have any family nearby. Guess what Google+? WE are her family. No arguing over the drumstick, or who gets the last crescent roll! Let’s try and show her how functional our G+ family is! 
Wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/PSOPJ2JQ6L6J
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https://plus.google.com/u/0/102147370763124004272/posts
+Lee Ann Z 
Lee Ann is a first time Secret Santa’er. Take a look at her list and see if you can’t find something to make her holiday a bit brighter!
Wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/1LRMZS1A31FXQ
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https://plus.google.com/u/0/+PaulissaKipp
+Paulissa Kipp 
Paulissa is a great lady who would give you the shirt off her back to make sure you kept warm. It’s our turn to help keep her warm, by showing her some Secret Santa love! 
Wishlist: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/YHMUJQ7ZDT20/ref=cm_sw_su_w
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That's Santa's picks for today. Please be sure to post pics of your gifts and mark them with the hashtag   #SantaGift   and above all else, be kind to one another.

It's not too late to take part! Go to www.gplussanta.com and add your wishlist today! 

#SecretSanta   #GplusSanta  ___

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2013-12-07 02:33:27 (7 comments, 11 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

As in the past, Santa and his elves enjoy highlighting people that:

1. Are a positive, engaging influence on Google+
2. Have a need that cannot be currently met with the unemployment, layoffs, and no assistance from the government.
3. Contribute to individuals without regard to their own needs

Santa feels these folks are worthy of your consideration:

+kalua J.K https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KaluaJK
List: http://amzn.com/w/1A0HJ852TJV6J
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KaluaJK/posts

+Sean Guenther is a sweetheart who has selflessly given to Secret Santa recipients each year. List: http://amzn.com/w/3NEQEGMS4P1MF

+Adriana C. Marcos  List: http://www.amazon.es/registry/wishlist/3HRW3X5YNKVCP

+Sean Cowen List: http://amzn.com/w/RJWOY6V4V8W6
Anyone enjoy +FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS he is the man behind it and spreading somelove his... more »

As in the past, Santa and his elves enjoy highlighting people that:

1. Are a positive, engaging influence on Google+
2. Have a need that cannot be currently met with the unemployment, layoffs, and no assistance from the government.
3. Contribute to individuals without regard to their own needs

Santa feels these folks are worthy of your consideration:

+kalua J.K https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KaluaJK
List: http://amzn.com/w/1A0HJ852TJV6J
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KaluaJK/posts

+Sean Guenther is a sweetheart who has selflessly given to Secret Santa recipients each year. List: http://amzn.com/w/3NEQEGMS4P1MF

+Adriana C. Marcos  List: http://www.amazon.es/registry/wishlist/3HRW3X5YNKVCP

+Sean Cowen List: http://amzn.com/w/RJWOY6V4V8W6
Anyone enjoy +FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS he is the man behind it and spreading some love his way is great

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JohnWesche/posts List: http://amzn.com/w/1YX9U9BQ5WX4Y

Just suggestions...We are working our elf ears off this year!

Also view the site: https://www.gplussanta.com/

Santa has had a long and busy day, please forgive if the post is not perfect.___

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2013-12-06 20:13:24 (15 comments, 13 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

A heartwarming example of how +Secret Santa helps!

I don't know you, but I love you ...
- -
+Secret Santa 
#secretsanta
#secretsanta2013
#volunteer #holiday #homeless #homelessness   #sanfrancisco #christmas  

Google Plus Secret Santa Project
http://gplussanta.com/

My Wishlist
http://amzn.com/w/L1M0AO31AP74

These are the people that will receive your gifts ...
http://bloggingthecity.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/mg_0035.jpg?w=960&h=482

Thanks to +Taylor Swift for the inspiration ...___A heartwarming example of how +Secret Santa helps!

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2013-12-06 00:38:42 (80 comments, 95 reshares, 135 +1s)Open 

We have over 1,600 wishlists!
Browse and gift to people here: http://goo.gl/RRZjhf

Ho ho ho! I think it's safe to say that the elves and I are having the most successful Secret Santa yet! With our 2013 announcement being our most shared yet (543 shares!) and over half the amount of TOTAL wishlists we had last year, it's clear that you're all in the giving the spirit. Keep it going!

And that's a good thing! I'm getting my sleigh bells shined for Christmas and am enjoying warming up for my big day by watching you all send each other gifts. It truly is the most magical time of the year. #SecretSanta  

We have over 1,600 wishlists!
Browse and gift to people here: http://goo.gl/RRZjhf

Ho ho ho! I think it's safe to say that the elves and I are having the most successful Secret Santa yet! With our 2013 announcement being our most shared yet (543 shares!) and over half the amount of TOTAL wishlists we had last year, it's clear that you're all in the giving the spirit. Keep it going!

And that's a good thing! I'm getting my sleigh bells shined for Christmas and am enjoying warming up for my big day by watching you all send each other gifts. It truly is the most magical time of the year. #SecretSanta  ___

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2013-12-04 03:46:28 (32 comments, 12 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

Post Photos of your Secret Santa Gifts with Hashtag:  #SantaGift  

Have you gotten a present yet? If you have, share it with us with the hashtag #SantaGift . It's a little tough to keep track of them all without it so if you've already shared with us be sure to again!

And, if you gave a gift, let us know by sending us a private message with the hashtag #GaveAGift so we keep track!

Oh, and happy #givingtuesday ! Now would be a good day to do some gifting! Choose a list from our laster list here: http://goo.gl/03TwI8

Post Photos of your Secret Santa Gifts with Hashtag:  #SantaGift  

Have you gotten a present yet? If you have, share it with us with the hashtag #SantaGift . It's a little tough to keep track of them all without it so if you've already shared with us be sure to again!

And, if you gave a gift, let us know by sending us a private message with the hashtag #GaveAGift so we keep track!

Oh, and happy #givingtuesday ! Now would be a good day to do some gifting! Choose a list from our laster list here: http://goo.gl/03TwI8___

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2013-12-03 22:58:50 (36 comments, 72 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

It's #GivingTuesday ! Spread some joy.
Browse all the wishlists here: http://goo.gl/RRZjhf

Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday exists to remind us all to be more selfless and look after each other. On Giving Tuesday, nonprofits aren't the only ones in need. Giving to an individual could be the most important contribution you make all year.

You've all submitted over 907 wishlists so far this year (it's only the 3rd!) and everyone deserves something for Christmas. Take the time on this Giving Tuesday to give a little something special to a friend, stranger, or follower. Show someone you care. It could mean more than you think.

Add your wishlist here: http://goo.gl/03TwI8

#SecretSanta   #GPlusSanta  

It's #GivingTuesday ! Spread some joy.
Browse all the wishlists here: http://goo.gl/RRZjhf

Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday exists to remind us all to be more selfless and look after each other. On Giving Tuesday, nonprofits aren't the only ones in need. Giving to an individual could be the most important contribution you make all year.

You've all submitted over 907 wishlists so far this year (it's only the 3rd!) and everyone deserves something for Christmas. Take the time on this Giving Tuesday to give a little something special to a friend, stranger, or follower. Show someone you care. It could mean more than you think.

Add your wishlist here: http://goo.gl/03TwI8

#SecretSanta   #GPlusSanta  ___

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2013-12-03 07:41:45 (23 comments, 30 reshares, 133 +1s)Open 

Ho Ho Ho! It's time for Santa to share a few lists with you.

+Deana Otto is a kind soul who wants to help Special Needs Residents of Wading River, NY. Her sister works with Special needs youth and young adults that are at risk and who are not likely to get gifts this year that are personalized. Please consider gifting their residents. 
Wishlist: 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1TPSTQ5E0265

+Brenda Curtis is a very nice lady who has had a rough year, having lost her Father, her Godparents and her dog. Still, she's keeping her chin up trying to stay positive.
Wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/1YBU414UYFNF1

+Xandra Goulet is part of a military family living overseas and away from family. They have a 3 year old whose smile just lights up their lives. If you would like to support a military family, here is y our opportunity.
Wishlist: http... more »

Ho Ho Ho! It's time for Santa to share a few lists with you.

+Deana Otto is a kind soul who wants to help Special Needs Residents of Wading River, NY. Her sister works with Special needs youth and young adults that are at risk and who are not likely to get gifts this year that are personalized. Please consider gifting their residents. 
Wishlist: 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1TPSTQ5E0265

+Brenda Curtis is a very nice lady who has had a rough year, having lost her Father, her Godparents and her dog. Still, she's keeping her chin up trying to stay positive.
Wishlist: http://amzn.com/w/1YBU414UYFNF1

+Xandra Goulet is part of a military family living overseas and away from family. They have a 3 year old whose smile just lights up their lives. If you would like to support a military family, here is y our opportunity.
Wishlist: 
http://amzn.com/w/7JNKY1K9QVYA

And how about our Canadian friends? How about sending something to Little Buddha, +miri dunn's son. Santa delights in hearing stories of Little Buddha who is tender hearted child. +miri dunn has offered to share her crafting this year by sending out a few of her amazing Minion hats to other children. If you have a child who would delight in such a gift, and you're willing to share your mailing address, please contact Elf +Lori Friedrich 
Wishlist: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+miridunn

Fancy sending something over the pond or just want to send something to someone on your own side of the pond? +Ayoub Khote is one of the nicest people on G+. Niceness definitely counts!
Wishlist: 
http://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wishlist/16JHFTX75ZLFN

That's Santa's picks for today. Please be sure to post pics of your gifts and mark them with the hashtag #SantaGift  and above all else, be kind to one another.___

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