Secret Santa Help!
Posted Oct 3, 2007 - 5:36 am
Posted Oct 3, 2007 - 11:52 am
I used to have a boss that would give out a dinner basket every year to the employees along with our Christmas bonus. He told a story of how he dropped off one of the employees one year on Christmas Eve. The gentleman forgot something in the car so he went to take it in to him. When he got inside he saw bare cabinets and found that the family would not be having a Christmas dinner the next day. He went out and bought all of the fixings for dinner the next day.
Ever since he has always given out a basket of food to every single employee to ensure that they would have food to eat for Christmas. Every year he got dozens of large apple baskets and filled them to the top. There was corn, dumplings, chicken broth, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, cans of all kinds of veggies, pumpkin for pies, crust, macaroni and cheese, stuffing, potatoes, and a giant turkey in the middle. Oh he even made sure there was butter, salt, pepper, and anything else you might possibly need to make a wonderful Christmas dinner.
I think what you are doing is wonderful. Just make sure to get it to them early enough that it eases some of their worry. God Bless You. This is truly the reason for the season.
Your old boss sounds like my dh. We did that one year for a few of our guys that just started with dh's company and were struggling. We got them GC for our local grocery store so we made sure they had an awesome Thanksgiving one year. It warms my heart that he did that.
I also think what you are doing is wonderful. What about a GC so they can pick what they think the kids would like.
Posted Oct 4, 2007 - 10:22 am
Posted Oct 4, 2007 - 6:43 pm
Posted Oct 5, 2007 - 2:05 pm
Posted Oct 5, 2007 - 4:32 pm
You could print a priority mail label online and that would come with a free delivery confirmation # so you could track the package. You can set the "from" up to be from anyone, anywhere. So it could be from "santa claus" at the "north pole" or whatever you want to do.... and you can track it with the number to be sure it was delivered. ONly 4.60 but peace of mind if you want to be sure.
Another option would be to simply get someone to pay a teenager 5.00 or so to put on an elf hat and knock on the door and hand it to them personally. Make sure it's someone that they don't know and if they ask who it's from, have the "elf" say "why, santa of course"
Posted Oct 6, 2007 - 11:48 am
Posted Oct 6, 2007 - 4:11 pm
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Posted Oct 25, 2007 - 8:08 pm
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