Are you there, Emily’s readers? It’s me, Ashley. I’ve been tasked with writing Festivus Post #2: The Guest List.
You know how sometimes when you throw a party, you invite a whole bunch of people and then, like, 5 of them actually show up? Yeah, Festivus was nothing like that. Emily and I were completely overwhelmed by the response we got from all of you, especially poor Emily because I was out of town and she was left fielding emails all by her lonesome. Someone give her some cookies and booze, stat!
In total, 64 of you RSVPed, which gave Emily and me exactly 64 reasons to walk around grinning stupidly all week while going back and forth on each other’s Facebook walls writing, “Oh my gosh! Have you seen how many people emailed? Oh my gosh! OH. MY. GOSH!”
By now each of you should have received an email telling you who you’re gifting. If for some reason you did not, let us know and we’ll figure out which internet hamster broke the law and got off its wheel. Gifts are due to us (via firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 10, 2012.
Quite a few of you have asked about photos. Due to the rather amazing response we’ve gotten, we’ve decided to axe the picture requirement. A gigantic post full of photos for every single gift would take forever to load, and frankly, we don’t want to do that to you because we’d still like you guys to be friends with us when all of this is said and done. Instead, just email us the name of the gift you’re giving and a brief description. If the gift you chose absolutely requires a photo in order to be understood, then include a link to a photo that we can attach in the gift post.
All of the gifts will be listed in a pre-party post on December 14th so you can start sleuthing and trying to determine who gifted what to whom. In the meantime, we encourage you to go ahead and write a post or two that drops some hints as to who you’re playing Secret Santa to once you’ve decided what gift you’re giving. Remember: only hints! Don’t give anything away!
Lastly, we encourage you to mingle. This is a party, after all! In order to help you in your sleuthing and your mingling, we’ve gone ahead and made you a comprehensive guest list, complete with links to everyone’s blogs. Emily and me? We’re givers, Internet.
Here’s the list:
Happy Festivus! If you have any other questions, feel free to email us or ask in the comments below.