Bring the Cheer: Crafting the Perfect Secret Santa Sign-Up Sheet

The holiday season is upon us, and that means it’s time for one of our favorite traditions – Secret Santa! This fun and heartwarming event brings friends, families, and coworkers together as they exchange thoughtful gifts and celebrate the spirit of giving. If you’re in charge of organizing a Secret Santa event this year, you’ll be delighted to know that Cheddar Up has your back. We’ll guide you through creating the perfect Secret Santa Sign-Up Sheet that’s seamless, engaging, and hassle-free!

How to create a Secret Santa Sign-Up Sheet in 5 minutes (or less)

Step 1

Define the Rules

First, decide on the rules for your Secret Santa event. Consider the following:

Price Range: Determine a budget-friendly price range for the gifts so that everyone can participate without financial stress.

Themes: You may choose to have a theme for the gifts, such as eco-friendly products, handmade items, or local products.

Timeline: Set a clear timeline for participants to sign up, draw names, and exchange gifts.

Pro tip: Set the stop time on the Cheddar Up collection so it automatically closes on the deadline to prevent awkward last-minute entries.

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Step 2

Create Your Sign-Up Sheet

With the rules and guidelines in place, it’s time to create your Secret Santa Sign-Up Sheet on Cheddar Up! Follow these simple steps:

  1. Sign in to your Cheddar Up account or sign up if you don’t have one yet (it’s free!).
  2. Click on the “Create” button to start a new collection.
  3. Choose a festive title, like “Santa’s Secret Squad”.
  4. In the “Description” section, include the rules you’ve defined, as well as any other important information like the date, time, and place of the exchange.

Step 3

Customize Your Sign-Up Sheet

Cheddar Up offers a variety of customization options to make your Sign-Up Sheet unique and engaging.

  • Add custom fields:  You can collect important information from participants, like their favorite color, hobbies, or any allergies they may have.
  • Set a participant limit: If you want to cap the number of participants, simply set a limit in the settings.

Using a phone? Tap and hold on the banner image and select “download”. On a computer? Right click on your mouse, and select “save image as…”.

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Step 4

Share Your Sign-Up Sheet

Once you’re satisfied with your Secret Santa Sign-Up Sheet, it’s time to share it with your group. You can create a custom URL and email your group directly in Cheddar Up. You can also send reminders and updates through Cheddar Up to keep everyone informed and excited about the event.

Step 5

Pick Your Santas

Use our built-in reports to download and print off the favorites’ responses you collected. Fold them and put them in a hat! Doing it virtually? Randomly assign the Secret Santas. Email the Santas the list of favorites so they have a starting point for their shopping.

Now, celebrate and enjoy! With your sign-up sheet in place, all that’s left is to enjoy the fun of Secret Santa! 

Happy Secret Santa season! We can’t wait to see the amazing Sign-Up Sheets you create, and we’re here to help you bring the holiday cheer to your group.

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Create your own Secret Santa Sign-Up Sheet on Cheddar Up in minutes – it’s free!

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You’ll want to ask your group’s organizer for a link. For privacy reasons, it’s not possible to search for this on Cheddar Up.

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