Merry Christmas All

Welcome to the Andreae Secret Santa Wish List

This is the original message Liz sent via Messenger slightly modified.

Good afternoon, I am writing you this note to let you know that we are going to do Christmas a little different this year.

We are going to draw names (actually I’m going to use a random number generator to pick names from oldest to youngest) for whom you will buy Christmas presents.

Married couples will be treated as one unit, unless each member of the couple wants to buy a present.

The dollar amount for the presents will be between $50 and $150 (the lower dollar amount is for those who have just gotten out of school and just are starting with their jobs).
To make sure everyone gets what they want, we are each going to make a wish list with gifts in various price ranges. We will draw names after Thanksgiving.

Please post your wish list here and have it ready by December 1. This should be a fun new family tradition.

Please use the comment section below to publish your Christmas wishes. 

We assume Santa will also be reading entrees on this Blog and will be checking the list at least twice to find out who has been naughty or nice. Hint, Hint Santa Claus.

Philip will approve without edits or comment, all comments/wishes emanating from family members.  The need for approval is simply to avoid SPAM across the Blog

14 thoughts on “xmaslist”

  1. What would I like for Christmas?

    Livin with Poppy changes things.

    It needs to then become something personal.

    maybe a new Bicycle Shirt, Crystal christmas tree decorations, Not sure.

    1. Hi all – Merry Christmas! We’ve been hoping to try out a new restaurant in our area of Pittsburgh named “Spoon.” A gift card would be tremendous. http://spoonpgh.com/

      Our new address is:
      5505 Howe St. 2nd Floor
      Pittsburgh, PA 15232

  2. Chris and I will be doing lots of housework this winter and spring, so a gift certificate to Home Depot would be perfect!

  3. George and I enjoy having a dinner date out on the town. Here are two ideas for a dinner gift certificate. Both can be ordered online.

    Hillstone Restaurant Group-order online
    our Hillstone is 215 S. Orlando Ave, Winter Park, Florida. 32789

    LUMA on Park
    290 S. Park Ave, Winter Park, Florida. 32789

  4. Matthew and I have bought an apartment and will be moving in in January, so we’ll need to be doing a lot of furnishing and decorating over the next few months. A gift card to Ikea UK or John Lewis would be great!

  5. Hank and I would like to finish the floors in the gazebo at our lake house so a Home Depot gift card would be great or a Visa gift card would also be great, since we want to reupholster a chair and love seat, and the gift card could be use to buy the fabric.

  6. Kathryn and I would love a gift card to a local restaurant and cocktail bar we love called alley twenty six! Kathryn is starting business school this Spring, so back on a graduate student budget. aka help us still go on a date or two together. 🙂


    605 West Chapel Hill St. Apt 368
    Durham, NC, 27701

  7. An Amazon gift voucher would be good for David and I. We will likely get a Nintendo switch game (cause we are nerds) with it or something for our flat.

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