There are so many ways that you will benefit from being a Secret Sister! I'm not even talking about the excitement of getting gifts or notes from someone else, though that is pretty special. I am referring to how it is refreshing to be a blessing to someone else who doesn't even know it's you who is doing it! You have the opportunity to be planting seeds of kindness into her life at a time that she might be needing that encouragement most in her life. Often we do not even realize how impactful our thoughtfulness is, but it may leave a lifelong memory for that person. Like, "God's love was poured out on me that year through my Secret Sister, and she didn't even know the personal struggles I was going through." God can use you to make a difference in her life.
This has been my business-ministry strategy from the beginning, even when I send gifts and cards anonymously to your Secret Sister on your behalf - I try to make it as beautiful and special as I can so she will be wowed when she opens it. My thoughts are, "This is going to the most important person in the world!" EVERY SINGLE TIME to EVERY SINGLE PERSON! I want to encourage you to be the best Secret Sister you can be, and treat her as if she's the most important person in the world (she is a daughter of the King and God's "masterpiece" - like you - ALL of us being equally and fully loved by Him). That extra effort you put in can offer precious hope and encouragement, and be a reminder of who she is in Christ and how incredibly loved she is. Being a Secret Sister is a wonderful blessing for both of you!
You are creating a special bond with your Secret Sister through your acts of kindness. Especially when you take the time to pray for her - please don't ever let that connection end. I encourage you to keep in contact with your Secret Sister, even after the secret has been revealed. Maybe she will become a forever friend.
If you aren't part of an organized Secret Sister group but would like to be, we have resources to help you start your own group (select Secret Sister Tips on the sidebar of this blog). Or you could just select a person you know (or several) who you will anonymously send uplifting notes or gifts to. It's really fun to share sisterly love, even when (or especially when) you're keeping your identity a secret.
Here is another free printable for your Secret Sister Group! It is for collecting "all about me" details among your group so Secret Sisters can get to know each other. These can be filled out prior to drawing names in your Secret Sister Program and then distributed to the Secret Sister who drew the name on each form. The information on the forms may be used to help Secret Sisters choose gifts and cards for their special recipients.
If you are looking for additional information about starting your own Secret Sister Group, please look through the great ideas we offer on this blog, and check out the resources available on mysecretsister.com as well!
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Secret Sister Party Game
Here is a social "get to know each other" party game for a Secret Sister gathering! Download and print out these party game sheets for the attendees. The women should walk around asking each other questions, and fill in names as they find answers. Obviously there will be multiple possibilities for each attribute. For example, several people there will probably have a pet. Any qualifying name can be added to a person's paper on each section.
You may make your own rules, such as "no repeated names on a sheet" or if it is a smaller group, limit each name to 2 or 3 times per sheet. You should try to get more interaction within the group by having nearly everyone connecting with each other for this game.
You could offer a prize for the first person who completes the game according to your rules. But since this is just for fun, you could just have everyone play the game until everyone has completed their sheets.
This Secret Sister party game would be great for the first gathering of Secret Sisters, before they draw names. Or this could be played at your Secret Sister Reveal Party!
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!
You will find inspirational gifts for women on our website: SecretSisterGifts.com
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!
Printable Secret Sister Gift List
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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5 Secret Sister Tips
Here are 5 easy tips to be a fantastic Secret Sister. YOU GOT THIS!!
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Simple Secret Sister Survey
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!
If you want to have a gift sent anonymously to your Secret Sister, we specialize in doing that!
Check out the gifts and cards that we offer: $10 Gifts and Cards are great places to start looking for that perfect gift and card!
Thanks for all you do to encourage your Secret Sister! She thinks you are amazing, too!
My name is Alice, and I love blessing other women through encouraging cards and gifts!