Hello most excellent humans!
It’s 2021, and we are in the very final stages of wrapping up Critmas. As I write this, there are, I think, five gifts unaccounted for, which, given there were 1600 participants around the globe at a time where postal services were under a lot of strain, is pretty damned good!
I had an amazing team of elves this year who definitely get much of the credit for making this such a successful year! So big thanks to all of them.
2021 exchanges are starting to appear in the Facebook group, so if you are a member, make sure you keep an eye out for those. I’ll be opening up the rolling dice and book exchanges soon! I just want to make sure I have the time and bandwidth to manage them. I’m hoping to get them going in the next couple of weeks though!
We have some big plans this year to massively upgrade our website and be able to be a lot less reliant on the whims of social media! I very much hope we’ll be able to tell you more about that in the coming months.
I even have some schemes for some (fairly simple) Critter Gifting merch that will help pay our admin bills.
We do have both a Patreon and a Ko-Fi where you can support us. The money from those gets divided into thirds. One third goes to the moderators, one third goes to the Critmas elves, and one third stays in our coffers to cover whatever costs arise. The Patreon has some pretty cool rewards, too. 🙂 Stickers and patches and pins for you to show your loyalty.
Thanks, as always, for being part of this astonishing and amazing community. Critters really are the best.
We love you. ❤