Now is a great time to start a Secret Sister group! No matter when you are reading this, it is a great time to get started.
We have many great tips and ideas for your group on this blog, and also on MySecretSister.com
Remember to order your Secret Sister gifts from our website, where we specialize in anonymous gift giving.
A lot of people start Secret Sister groups (mostly through women's church groups) in the Fall, or at the beginning of the year. Some women's groups take off without meeting for the summer, but that makes it a great time to have Secret Sisters! The women in the group can stay in touch this way, and be in constant encouragement through a Secret Sister program. Check out our "Secret Sister Tips" category on this blog for more ideas.
Do you have a Secret Sister? Or maybe you want to bless someone who needs a pick-me-up, but you don't want her to know the gift was from you? We can help you have a gift sent anonymously!
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We specialize in gifts for Secret Sisters, Secret Pals, Secret Santas, Friendships, and Random Acts of Kindness.
Here's how to have your gift sent anonymously. Simply enter the recipient's name and address at check-out, in the shipping section. You will only enter your own information in the billing section. Please only include your own email address when checking-out. This ensures you will be notified about the shipping status, and the recipient will not get emailed with your order details.
We love helping you bless others with anonymous gifts! However, if you want to have the gifts sent directly to you, that's okay! Some customers order lots of cards and gifts at once, sent to their own addresses, then they distribute the cards and gifts whenever they choose to do so. We periodically add products to our site, so keep checking back to see what's new!
Keep your Secret Sister gift giving organized by recording it on a list of what you've given and when you gave it! You may also use the form (below) to plan future gifts you will give to her!
What is a Secret Sister? How do I start my own group? What gifts should I give to my Secret Sister? How do I remain anonymous? If you would like to know more about everything related to a Secret Sister program, we can help!
You will find great information, tips and ideas for forming and implementing a Secret Sister group here:
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Here is an easy way to get to know your Secret Sister better! This printable survey can be distributed to all participants to fill out prior to the start of the event. When the Sisters discretely choose a completed survey during the first event, it will reveal their new Secret Sister to bless in the coming weeks!
You may print the survey here:
I wanted to encourage you today:
You are amazing and can make a big difference with each small thing you do for your Secret Sister!
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Thanks for all you do to encourage your Secret Sister! She thinks you are amazing, too!
It can be a challenge to keep your identity a secret when giving a gift to your Secret Sister. Here is a convenient solution! We have created this website to help you send gifts to her anonymously! The gift you purchase from us can be sent directly to your Secret Sister, indicating it is a gift from her Secret Sister, but without mentioning your name. The return address on the package will be our business address, so it will not be traced to you!
Use your own name, address, and email for the billing information, but use her name and address for the shipping information when you enter it in at checkout! Please do not include her email, only use your own, so we can send you an email with tracking information once the item has been shipped! It's that easy! (Make sure you double check the information you enter, for accuracy!)
If you are able to keep your identity a secret for the duration of your Secret Sister program, we congratulate you! The mystery makes it fun, and she will be so surprised to find out it was you at the reveal party! You've got this!!!!
If you are setting up a Secret Sister program for a women's group, we are here to help you have a successful experience. First of all, please understand that the way a legitimate Secret Sister program was designed to operate was as a one-on-one surprise gifting experience. This is meant to be done among a group of friends where each person does special things for one other person.
Here's how you do it. Each person in the group should fill out a questionnaire/survey, telling a little bit about themselves. (Find a printable questionnaire below!) The completed surveys can be folded, and even placed into an envelope for added secrecy. Every person in the group randomly selects a completed survey, no one knowing who anyone else selected (especially not knowing who picked theirs). Some people may have to reselect if they chose their own survey. (A leader could figure out how to correct this.) Another idea is to have surveys completed from two sides of the room, each side taking a survey from a pile of completed surveys on the other side. One person can be in charge, and keep a record of who each person selects, or can determine their own match-ups and distribute the surveys accordingly. *
Whoever you picked is your Secret Sister - the one you will bless with random gifts, cards, or notes for a set duration of time. (A few weeks or months.) Tip: Have a group rule for the secret-gifting frequency and a set price range for gifts. If the rule for your group is that you should secretly encourage your Secret Sister once a week, do that! If everyone agrees to follow through with the rules, then you will also receive one encouragement a week from whoever chose your questionnaire. Remember to keep it a secret, because that makes it more fun!
To keep your identity a secret, here are some tips. 1.) Leave a gift or card somewhere that the person will find it, but not see you leaving it. (Church foyer, front porch, distributed through an uninvolved friend, etc.) 2.) Have something sent to her in the mail. (We specialize in doing this for you on our website!) 3.) The group leader could volunteer to hand out gifts from everyone.
After the designated length of time, your Secret Sister program will come to an end. Someone (or the whole group) should plan a Secret Sister Reveal Party! This will be a gathering for everyone who participated. Make it a very special social event where everyone brings one last gift for their Secret Sister with a card that reveals their identity. Find cards here.
Spend time reflecting on the experience together. Some women may even have stories to share about how encouragement reached them at a much needed time during the process. It can be fun for everyone to guess who was their Secret Sister before the final gifts and cards are opened. Enjoy this time together, and make it a yearly event with a redistribution of names each year.
*Whoever is considered to be the person in charge with a master list of who-has-who should also be the contact person. If there has been a length of time where a person has not participated, it should be addressed in order to make it fair for everyone involved.*
Revealing your identity to your Secret Sister? We have cards for that!
I really love giving beautiful gifts! Wrapping and giving are my two favorite hobbies. It brings me the biggest joy. I don't need a reason. I guess if there is a living person in my life, that is reason enough. I don't always even know the person. I can't really explain it, but I am so driven by bringing thoughtful beauty into someone's day! Giving/Gifts - that's totally my love language, hands down.
"It is too pretty to unwrap!" Those are some of my favorite words. And the people who unwrap a gift so carefully, smoothing out the paper and ribbon to reuse it - those are some of my favorite people. The giving spirit is contagious. It is the best feeling for me to know I just made someone's day brighter, and it is the best feeling for them to have a brightened day! People need to know they are thought of, and thought of well. It is a joyous celebration of loving others when we present a gift. So we should present it well, as though we are creating a memory (for both of us) where someone knows they are loved. Well loved. With ALL of the extras.
The gift alone makes the person feel special. The time and love put into making the gift look absolutely gorgeous makes her feel valuable. Like, "You used your best paper and bow on a present for ME?" That is priceless. You are letting her know that she matters, she is loved and valued, and she is worth the best that you have to give!
May I encourage you to make the next gift, the best gift? Make it fancy and glamorous. (It doesn't have to be expensive to be super beautiful.) Be a little (or preferably a lot) "extra" for someone else. I also hope someone does that for you.
Yes, it's the thought that counts. I get that. That's why I am very thoughtful in how beautifully I wrap something.
Did you know that I would be honored to wrap any gift you order from the Secret Sister Gifts website? There is an option for gift wrapping which you can add to your cart, and I would love to help you out with that. (We are just sisters looking out for each other here. Right, my friend?!)
Oh, and one more thing! I just launched a Gift Wrapping Subscription Box through Priceless Handmade Gifts. It makes it easy for you to wrap amazing gifts, by giving you the monthly supplies you need for stunning present-presentation. I know you will love it! (You're welcome.)
We are all blessed with God's amazing gifts, so let's bless others with amazing gifts, too!
Because she is priceless. And so are you!
My name is Alice, and I love blessing other women through encouraging cards and gifts!