A secret Santa for the Twitter folk of New Zealand
The Secret Santa tradition is very popular all over the world, but now it's taken to a whole new level to connect people from across the globe.
First there was the social platform Reddit that encouraged the Reddit community to send gifts anonymously to other users, but now New Zealand have launched their very own secret Santa for the Twitter folk of New Zealand.
Registrations open in SIX DAYS!
*scurries off to madly finish everything that needs to be done before then* pic.twitter.com/x8CiSUjy6R
— NZ Secret Santa (@nzsecretsanta) October 30, 2017
Created by the Twitter user @websam in 2010, this nationwide secret Santa has attracted thousands of gift givers. Anyone living in New Zealand is invited to participate and the organisers have said that it is up to the participants to make the experience awesome.
New Zealand’s secret Santa has become so popular over the years that even the country's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, is getting involved this 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
Which this guy had a hilarious response to:
— margaritas as a service. (@BR3NDA) November 21, 2017
The instructions for this secret Santa are as follows: Follow @nzsecretsanta and use the hashtag #nzsecretsanta to tweet, then register by linking your Twitter handle to a New Zealand Post online account, stalk the Twitter handle you have been given to find out their interests so that you can get an idea of what you could buy them, send your gift as soon as you can, excitedly wait for your gift while the warehouse elves sort and send out the gifts on the 18th of December, and then finally, tweet a photo of the gift you received.
The police from the region of Canterbury, New Zealand, have even said that they are joining in on the nationwide gift giving arrangement:
*Actual gift may differ from the one pictured.
**Gifting people is probably a criminal offence. Probably. pic.twitter.com/Ctc05uo1LE
— CanterburyPoliceNZ (@NZPCanterbury) November 22, 2017
There is a chance that you might not receive a present if your secret Santa doesn't send a gift, but if this does happen, the gift you sent in will be donated to Charity.
Who do we have to speak to in order to get a UK nationwide secret Santa?