Tis’ the season and yes its the very reason to be jolly because its Christmas! While this festive season is all about celebration and preparation for the coming of baby Jesus, there is one more major thing! Its none other than Secret Santa! Since childhood we all have heard stories about Santa Claus coming and giving gifts to children and he has this list of good and naughty so we have always been eagerly waiting! (wink wink)
But, did you know New Zealand is playing a nationwide Secret Santa and I am telling you its cute and adorable. This is called the bliss of celebrating Christmas with everyone! For those wondering what Secret Santa is all about, well its where people mostly strangers or friends and relatives buy a Christmas present and gift it to whomsoever they want and they remain anonymous people.
— NZ Secret Santa (@nzsecretsanta) December 17, 2017
Isnt it amazing right?! Well, this concept celebrating in New Zealand is seriously the best thing happening and its making me “ wish I was there!”
Apparently, the country has an official twitter account “ Secret Santa” where the users can register for free and can exchange gifts from strangers all around the world! And this takes place every year.
So you may have noticed I don't tweet especially often (I just lurk) but as a ridiculous lover of Christmas, I couldn't miss the chance to join the @nzsecretsanta movement. Registration ends tomorrow so feel free to join in my over the top Christmas cheer
— Jacinda Ardern (@jacindaardern) November 21, 2017
This has now become a Christmas tradition where Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern also plays along and this year too she is playing. It now has a warehouse to facilitate gift exchanges, and there are more than 3,500 Secret Santa participants this year — you just need a Twitter account to enter, and a Twitter handle is the only clue you’ll receive for your recipient, for gift ideas.
— Jacinda Ardern (@jacindaardern) December 19, 2017
All the twitterati’s are required to do is sign up to play through New Zealand’s postal system and are then sent the Twitter account of the person to buy a gift for. The NZ Secret Santa website tells participants to “get your Twitter-Sleuth on” to try to work out what sort of gift to give, with the rules saying that they need to “find/make/buy them an awesome gift for about $10” reports Huffingtonpost.
Looks like people are already sharing the gifts that they have recieved and are posting pictures of it and sharing it on social media!With just days until Christmas, the gifts have started arriving in excited New Zealanders’ mailboxes, and everyone seems too stoked to wait until Dec. 25 to open them.
Check out Some of The Beautiful Gifts!
To my #nzsecretsanta, THANK YOU! It was my first year this year too, you did great! I love it 😍 thank you ☺️ p.s this candle smells amaaaaazing !! p.p.s that luggage tag >>>>> awesome lol MERRY CHRISTMAS #nzsecretsanta !! pic.twitter.com/pP920XUh8c
— Ariii (@arilasoul) December 20, 2017
Oh my goodness, how blessed am I! Thank you #nzsecretsanta whoever you may be! I absolutely love the gift and even though our doggos may not appreciate them as much, we will get so much joy from them! #perfect #hilarious pic.twitter.com/Md4a2XX4Bv
— I'm Just An Ordinary Average MacGuy (@alanhsmith) December 20, 2017
OK here we go…my #nzsecretsanta is officially INCREDIBLE! Christmas meringues, Christmas cookies, coffee, and a HARRY POTTER EDITION OF SCRABBLE! Amazing. This has been a bloody brilliant unboxing. My heart is full. Thank you!!! xx pic.twitter.com/exce1Ikncc
— Matty McLean (@MattyMcLean) December 18, 2017
New Zealand holds a nation-wide secret Santa and my mystery giver gave me this mug, dedicated to the Prime Minister’s cat Paddles (made famous by @FirstCatofNZ), who died this year (RIP) pic.twitter.com/BSfmivSZGV
— James O'Doherty (@jmodoh) December 18, 2017
OMG MY SECRET SANTA. WHOEVER YOU ARE, YOU ARE FABULOUS! I almost cried. You've made my stressful week so much better. These treats shall keep me going with our move haha. Thank you, kind person.<3 #nzsecretsanta @nzsecretsanta pic.twitter.com/88uMgnuKdc
— Nat (@ScorpioNatalie) December 19, 2017
Legitimate tears! I’m crying! Thank you, thank you, thank you! The kindness and thoughtfulness of a complete stranger has blown me away. I think we should be friends #nzsecretsanta @nzsecretsanta xxx pic.twitter.com/7RKaSgV4ta
— Jaime 🎄 (@jaimeparlett) December 19, 2017
— amber (@lovatonedemi) December 19, 2017
— Claire Taylor (@ClaireTay21) December 19, 2017