During the Christmas season, our company usually celebrates the end of the year with a Christmas Party. …and several days before the said event, we would always practice what we call “Secret Santa” or others would call it “Monito, Monita” or “Kris Kringle”. You can call it by different names but the same rules apply.
Secret Santa is a Western Christmas tradition, in which members of a group or community are randomly assigned a person to whom they anonymously give a gift. Often practiced in workplaces, or amongst large families, participation in it is usually voluntary. It offers a way for many people to give and receive a gift at low cost to those involved.
We would randomly pick a name from a bowl, and whoever we picked would be our “Baby”, and we would be the Secret Santa. Secret because everyone would never reveal their identities until the big day.
Every week, at least four weeks before the Christmas Party, there would also be a particular small gift or token that would be given to our “babies”. These gifts are different from the real gift that would be given on the day of the Christmas party.
Each week would have a different gift category. Like “something long and hard” on the first week, then “something soft and round” on the second week, and so on.
We would also post our wish on the bulletin board so that our Secret Santa would know what we would like to receive on the big day. The posted wishes were very helpful and convenient for both sides because it takes the hassle out of thinking for the appropriate gift to give to our “Baby”.
In this modern age, we’ve gone paperless and high-tech. A few years ago, all instructions were sent via email. The following years, they were now posted on our company Facebook page, and we could now post our wishes on our Facebook and/or Twitter accounts. We could give hints, or directly say what we would like to have so that whoever is our Secret Santa could see it on out tweets and posts. Everyone was also welcomed to give gifts to each and everyone they like.
Celebrities are just like us. No matter how affluent and well-afford they already are, they would still love to receive gifts from other people, even from their fans.
How would you know what gifts they would appreciate? Check out their tweets !