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New Zealand is taking part in a nationwide Secret Santa

By Travel at 60
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New Zealand really loves Christmas

You’ll likely know the joys of the office Secret Santa. There’s a price limit, perhaps a mutually agreed upon pact to only purchase fun gifts and then pressies are exchanged at the much anticipated office Christmas party. Whatever the case may be for you, we can guess that your Secret Santa wasn’t as epic as this one!

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The entire country of New Zealand have created their own Secret Santa with their nationwide gift-giving program.

More than 3,600 people signed up to the national Secret Santa program, with people encouraged to send their gifts by December 10.

“You will need to post your gift to the Santa Storehouse by 10th December as our elves need time to sort it all out,” the New Zealand Twitter Secret Santa website says.

The national gift-giving program was created by Twitter user @websam who decided in 2010 to begin a Secret Santa for the New Zealand community on Twitter. The New Zealand Post then became involved and have a dedicated warehouse and everything.

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“Now we have a Santa Storehouse so that you don’t have to hand out your physical address, and an elf service that stores the gifts, and will only send out gifts to those Secret Santas who have actually sent a gift!” the website says.

Even the New Zealand Police have gotten involved.

And the stockpile of pressies is getting bigger and bigger.

Do you get involved in a Secret Santa during Christmas? Let us know all about it in the comments section below.

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