We will be organizing a Secret Snowflake every year!
How does this work?
#secret-snowflake in Slack by mid-November of that year and give a thumbsup.
You'll receieve an email to enroll. Click on the link to be taken to the app where you can list your wishes.
Avoid the ads, you don't need to click further to login
Enter your address (please add this as a wishlist item with the format Address: " "), and then find out who you will ship a present to.
Get a present, and ship it!
budget: €20 (does not include shipping)
Finally! It arrived! Unpack it, take a picture, and thank your match in the
#secret-snowflake channel on Slack to let them know that the gift has been received!
Perfectly content, you wait until next year to participate again.
It is also helpful to add a website or link to your wishlist that allows for easy/cost effective international shipping. If you have any issues shipping the present to your buddy, feel free to reach out to People Ops in Slack to assist in finding a local retailer.
If you have not received your gift by January 15th, or are unsure if your match received the gift you sent, please reach out to People Ops.
Note: By participating in Secret Snowflake you grant your match access to your address via People Ops.
Announce the deadline on the company call and in the
#company-announcements channel with a link to this page as well as a disclaimer that this activity gives People Ops the right to share your address with your match.
After the November deadline
Use an organizer platform to automatically create matches and send emails.
Test the platform before sending out all emails to participants.
Add emails and create matches
During this time, make sure to follow up any issues that may arise.
After January 15
Ensure all participants received their present.
1. Can I go over budget?
No. Maybe €2.
2. Can I go under budget?
That is perfectly fine. It is more important to give something awesome than to spend € 20.
3. What if I have to ship something to the other side of the world?
You don't have to, there are eCommerce apps/websites in most countries. Let them do the heavy lifting! If you can't come up with a solution, please ask @zj on Slack.
4. Shipping my trebuchet will be expensive, can I take it with me to the next summit and give it there?
For a full size trebuchet I'll make an exception, other than that, please do not bring your gift to the next summit. This means a couple of things:
5. Can I add a poem to the package?
So, if you're referring to the good old Sinterklaasgedichten, yes! You can and should! Just keep in mind not everyone is familiar with tone usually used in them.
6. Cool idea, but I'd rather not be a participant this year.
That is ok! No hard feelings, and maybe next year