Six Secret Santa Rules to Make This Year’s Secret Santa the Best Ever

r you call it Secret Santa, Kris Kringle, White Elephant or just plain old ‘gift exchange,’ there’s no doubt that holiday season anonymous gift exchanges are a favorite holiday tradition. Why? Simply because they are a sure-fire way to spice up holiday parties and bring groups together around gift giving.

While known by the name Secret Santa in the U.S. and Great Britain, the ritual is also known under Kris Kindle and Kris Kringle in Australia and New Zealand. The phrase ‘Secret Santa’ can refer both to the game or to any of the people participating. White Elephant is a ver 離婚したくない場合の奥の手y popular variation on the game.

Whether for office or home, church or school, here are four cardinal rules to make sure this year’s Secret Santa a happy boost to your group’s holiday spirit:

Start early. Don’t set up your Secret Santa group and game at the last minute. Give people time to find thoughtful gifts. The first week after Thanksgiving is a great time to set your group up – this is a time when thoughts are already turning to Christmas.

Get people excited! Announce the Secret Santa program with enthusiasm and salesmanship… remind people that the whole point is to get laughs when the gifts are opened.