the few times that i've participated in secret santa gift exchanges (in an office or familial setting), the identity of the secret santa was revealed at the time gifts were exchanged. i joined bob walk the plank's secret santa this year, and sent out cards to my assigned collector with no pretense of remaining anonymous once he received the cards. i can't tell whether he recognized my package as a secret santa gift or not - i'm pretty sure it was clear on the packaging - as he's posted part of the group of cards i sent. i'll wait and see if he mentions it in a future post.
in the meantime, i received my gift - this 2013 topps johnny podres chasing history autographed insert
it's weird seeing johnny podres autographed cards show up in card releases these past few years since he passed away almost 8 years ago. that's stickers for you.
anyway, i had fun looking for cards for my assigned collector, and hope that the secret santa project returns in 2017.