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Secret Santa has been shared in 46 public circles

AuthorFollowersDateUsers in CircleCommentsReshares+1Links
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 09:03:0011510114CC G+
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 20:13:394913015CC G+
steph wanamaker98,209#followfriday  this is my subscription circle the people I read first every day2014-01-24 18:53:284615118CC G+
steph wanamaker97,908#followfriday  this is my must read circle !2014-01-17 19:33:494413121CC G+
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 01:10:401697011CC G+
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 00:47:03249731342CC G+
Don Dobbie3,342#sharedcircles  2013-05-29 19:26:154863212CC G+
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 15:32:122701013CC G+
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 20:29:3546571620CC G+
Katherine Vucicevic311Thanks to those great G+ people who have already added me back! You Rock!!Great new shared circle :)2013-03-19 13:15:4145915711CC G+
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 00:06:191629215CC G+
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 14:55:51337736CC G+
Carms Perez29,721Another 500 spectacular people that you should know!2012-12-12 06:59:3850117514CC G+
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 16:10:06454136CC G+
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 21:16:131491251997CC G+
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 20:40:424995315CC G+
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 21:40:4612221814CC G+
Drake Forester0Are you involved with Web Marketing? IF so this is the circle for you. Share and enjoy! 2012-10-30 16:35:11335114CC G+
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 17:08:3749918516CC G+
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 18:29:0010023218CC G+
Jessica Garcia (RealLipsMcgee)0I 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 20:23:22499429CC G+
steph „gingerninja“ 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 15:48:5145936620CC G+
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 20:33:37500414244CC G+
steph „gingerninja“ 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 21:32:2344848518CC G+
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 19:29:37499261627CC G+
steph „gingerninja“ 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 18:22:3744033927CC G+
steph „gingerninja“ 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 17:58:4842945321CC G+
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 14:41:14500012CC G+
Storage Station0#sharedcircles2012-05-10 12:56:30340002CC G+
Louis Deryfus0#SharedCircle2012-04-10 12:54:38355000CC G+
steph „gingerninja“ wanamaker40,278Here is my top engager's circle ! #followfriday2012-04-06 22:44:0548519412CC G+
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 21:11:32431132518CC G+
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 14:35:2735437525CC G+
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 13:20:37121004CC G+
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 13:55:47493364CC G+
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 20:34:582871311CC G+
Fran Padilla Pérez1,0272012-03-17 13:07:23394145CC G+
Full Circle623Updated Brands 2 Circle - Google Plus Pages Only Revised 3.16.122012-03-16 18:26:04394343CC G+
Full Circle602Brands Circle Version 2 Updated 3.15.12 (Pages Only)2012-03-15 13:08:07293010CC G+
Full Circle506288 Google + Brand Only Pages Version 22012-03-12 20:24:03289221CC G+
Full Circle432Revised Google + Brands only Pages Version 22012-03-05 13:53:44284001CC G+
Full Circle391284 Brand Only Google Pages Version 22012-03-03 12:50:02284012CC G+
steph „gingerninja“ 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 14:30:0827523411CC G+
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 02:02:4129531210CC G+
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 03:37:51262291117CC G+
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 02:46:0835022811CC G+


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2014-01-02 05:30:29 (25 comments, 5 reshares, 58 +1s)

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, 24 +1s)

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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2013-12-25 03:42:12 (22 comments, 7 reshares, 154 +1s)

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, 19 reshares, 38 +1s)

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 (33 comments, 25 reshares, 149 +1s)

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, 22 +1s)

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 23:58:59 (73 comments, 19 reshares, 53 +1s)

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, 13 reshares, 107 +1s)

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 (26 comments, 40 reshares, 159 +1s)

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 (17 comments, 18 reshares, 70 +1s)

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, 75 +1s)

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.

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2013-12-18 23:05:54 (44 comments, 79 reshares, 382 +1s)

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, 77 +1s)

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 peoplethat nev... more »

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2013-12-18 06:06:47 (14 comments, 8 reshares, 53 +1s)

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 »

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2013-12-17 03:51:49 (41 comments, 23 reshares, 74 +1s)

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 »

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2013-12-15 21:56:52 (18 comments, 42 reshares, 142 +1s)

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 »

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2013-12-15 02:36:13 (32 comments, 17 reshares, 112 +1s)

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 »

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2013-12-14 07:01:35 (8 comments, 16 reshares, 48 +1s)

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 

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2013-12-13 08:04:47 (20 comments, 19 reshares, 77 +1s)

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 »

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2013-12-12 21:22:53 (14 comments, 5 reshares, 95 +1s)

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)

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.
... more »

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2013-12-10 21:59:56 (26 comments, 31 reshares, 77 +1s)

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 »

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2013-12-10 01:23:52 (52 comments, 25 reshares, 76 +1s)

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 »

2013-12-09 23:09:26 (9 comments, 13 reshares, 56 +1s)

+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 (66 comments, 0 reshares, 52 +1s)

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 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 83 +1s)

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 

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2013-12-08 05:19:35 (148 comments, 42 reshares, 93 +1s)

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 »

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2013-12-07 18:47:14 (36 comments, 21 reshares, 96 +1s)

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 »

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2013-12-07 02:33:27 (7 comments, 11 reshares, 45 +1s)

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 »

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2013-12-06 20:13:24 (17 comments, 12 reshares, 69 +1s)

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 ...

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2013-12-06 00:38:42 (81 comments, 97 reshares, 136 +1s)

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, 13 reshares, 67 +1s)

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, 81 reshares, 104 +1s)

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, 136 +1s)

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 »

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2013-11-30 15:48:56 (90 comments, 121 reshares, 100 +1s)

We made a discovery this morning that some of you have been entering your information onto last year's form, which is why some of your wishlists have not been showing up. 

Please follow these simple steps:

1) Create your public wishlist on Amazon: http://goo.gl/eUIwm

2) Ensure your list has a shipping address and that Amazon is allowed to share with 3rd parties. Here's how:

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

3) Grab the link to your wishlist. Here's how to find it:

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

2) Add your list to the form: http://goo.gl/03TwI8 (Important instructions are on the form!)

Once added you can continue to edit your list.

If you have a problem with any of these steps, please contact an Elf for assistance. Here is a... more »

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2013-11-27 23:34:08 (95 comments, 26 reshares, 77 +1s)

You've sent a gift, now what?

Now that you've sent out a gift, please let the Elves know so you can earn your little Santa cap on the website. The elves would also like to know who you sent your gift to. You can find the Elf Circle here:

https://plus.google.com/113269791493257695508/posts/c3V2HwypU9S

You've received a gift, now what?

If you've received a gift, the elves want to know that, too! I really love it when you post a pic of the item, or even better, your smiling face with the item and mark it with the hashtag, #SantaGift . It's that simple.

I'm still getting reports that many of you don't have your addresses on your wishlist. If you need help on how to do that, read this post:

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

Stay warm and have a wonderful... more »

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2013-11-25 18:51:45 (14 comments, 10 reshares, 74 +1s)

This is what those Elves get up to when I'm not around. 

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2013-11-25 01:38:57 (21 comments, 68 reshares, 97 +1s)

Have you been thinking about your list?

Christmas is all about friends, family, love, and - of course - #SantaGift  show someone that you care about them. That you love them. That you appreciate them. They're thank you's, I love you's, and I'm think of you's. So think of what gifts are important to you?

When you think of them, add them to your wishlist and then add your wishlist here: http://goo.gl/03TwI8

#SecretSanta   #GPlusSanta  

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2013-11-24 18:10:59 (27 comments, 6 reshares, 27 +1s)

How to find your Amazon wishlist link:

#1. Open your wishlist. On the far right is a Share link. Click on that link.
#2. A dialog box will appear.
#3. You will notice at the top there is a LINK. Copy that link. This is the URL you will post for your Amazon wishlist. 

Easy peasy!

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2013-11-24 17:27:20 (38 comments, 10 reshares, 47 +1s)

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... more »

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2013-11-24 06:42:55 (5 comments, 20 reshares, 45 +1s)

Santa's Elves have noticed that many of you are missing addresses on your wishlists. Here is a handy little guide on how to enter your shipping address. Your address will not show, only your city and state.

1. On the far right side of your wish list, click on List Actions and select, Edit Profile.
2. Scroll down and click the radial button that says Use An Address From Your Address Book.
3. Select the address you want your gifts shipped to.

2013-11-21 21:42:22 (121 comments, 9 reshares, 52 +1s)

My amazing elves this year!

We're only a few days away from all the wishlists going live Monday! Soon people will begin sharing their wishlists to their streams with #GPlusSanta  and picking from the lists on the master list to give to.

To make sure all of that goes smoothly, I've enlisted the help of these amazing elves. They're the ones answering your questions, curating the lists, and highlighting your touching stories. Be sure to add them to your circles!

Oh, and how are your wishlists coming? ;)

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2013-11-19 20:54:09 (99 comments, 164 reshares, 115 +1s)

Wishlists now live a few days early! Browse, give, and share!
See and search 2013's lists here: www.GPlusSanta.com

You were all so eager to start the season of giving that we've updated our website to reflect 2013's wishlists a few days early! On the site you can search by name, randomize the order, or sort alphabetically. The time for giving has officially begun!

If you see a person without an address or the wrong link to their wishlist, just ping +Secret Santa and my elves and I will take care of it! You can also add your list on the website as well if you haven't yet.

#SecretSanta #GPlusSanta  

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2013-11-18 23:46:51 (34 comments, 101 reshares, 110 +1s)

We've got over 200 wishlists!
Add yours here: http://goo.gl/03TwI8

My my boys and girls! Looks like you're all in the giving spirit! We have just as many wishlist this year as we did last year at this time. We'll make sure you can view all of the wishlists and start giving on November 25th, exactly one month before Christmas day.

Here are some other things to keep in mind:
1. How to get the permalink for your Amazon wishlist: http://goo.gl/xj2AB
2. Make sure your shipping address is correct! Only your city will be shown publicly: http://goo.gl/nCeD5

We'll also have a charity aspect this year that we'll update you all on soon. Until then, keep sharing and adding your list!

#SecretSanta #GPlusSanta  

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2013-11-17 01:32:42 (104 comments, 512 reshares, 233 +1s)

Secret Santa 2013 starts today!
Share this post so we can collect as many lists as possible!

HO HO HO! It's good to be back! Last year Secret Santa only lasted for less than a month and were able to collect over 2,500 lists! 1,500 more than 2011! Your generosity and compassion giving gifts to the Google+ community made holidays better last year. Today I'm happy to announce that my elves and I start collecting your Amazon wishlists into our master list. It's easy to create a list! The hardest part is deciding what to put on it ;)

Just follow these simple steps:
1) Create your public wishlist on Amazon: http://goo.gl/eUIwm
2) Add your list to the form: http://goo.gl/03TwI8 (Important instructions are on the form!)

Once added you can continue to edit your list. We'll share everyone's list with you on November 25th! We suggest... more »

2013-10-10 11:01:49 (22 comments, 15 reshares, 73 +1s)

Everyone circle +Secret Santa !! It makes it easier on the elves when updating and highlighting lists! 

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2013-10-07 23:08:41 (25 comments, 70 reshares, 145 +1s)

Yawwwnnnn! Looks like it's almost time to start working again...

Ho ho ho! The leaves are changing, pumpkin spice lattes are back in coffee shops, and I can sense that people are already starting to think about their Christmas lists. Yup. It looks like me, #SecretSanta , and the elves are gearing back to bring you joy, love, and gifts in 2013 for a 3rd year! Can you believe it? More to come... :)

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2012-12-24 23:37:39 (29 comments, 18 reshares, 136 +1s)

Merry Christmas Eve everyone!

Ho ho ho! I'm on my way! #HappyHolidays  from +Secret Santa 

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2012-12-19 17:17:56 (50 comments, 10 reshares, 50 +1s)

Santa's picks for today!

View all of the wish lists here: http://goo.gl/FH8Oi
or visit the old spreadsheet here: http://goo.gl/TvD3F

Now until #Christmas  we'll be highlighting certain lists based on the reason why Secret Santa is important to you this holiday season and your support of Secret Santa. My elves and I will be sharing lists consistently from here until the end of the holidays so show the people below some love!

+Lucas Appelmann  just had a new baby born, so we know funds will be tight for this dad. It sounds like he's had a bit of a rough year, so Santa thinks a little Christmas cheer would do him and his family some good!
http://www.amazon.de/registry/wishlist/3UPGKRBAP8HZQ
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+Astrid MJ. Houchin tries to be a Warrior Mom for her two boys every single day, and she has had an amazingly rough year(o... more »

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2012-12-19 01:00:19 (14 comments, 13 reshares, 54 +1s)


Santa's picks for today!

View all of the wish lists here: http://goo.gl/FH8Oi
or visit the old spreadsheet here: http://goo.gl/TvD3F

Now until #Christmas we'll be highlighting certain lists based on the reason why Secret Santa is important to you this holiday season and your support of Secret Santa. My elves and I will be sharing lists consistently from here until the end of the holidays so show the people below some love!

+Yoon-Mi Kim has been blessed this year and would like to share her blessing with her local soup kitchen. Yoon is in England so this is a good one for those of you across the pond.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/registry/registry.html?ie=UTF8&id=171RX4UHBKPYQ
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+eleisa barbour decided to give up gifts for herself so that she and her daughter could buy for someone on the wishlists. Santa... more »

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