Monday, October 22, 2012

Countdown - 9 days! Secret Reaper 2012


I always sign up to do the secret reaper gift exchange on the HalloweenForum.  This is just like a Secret Santa, where a whole bunch of other people sign up and the Head Reaper would sends a PM with someone else's name / address / likes / dislikes to each of us.  We don't know who gets our name til the package arrives - if they even choose to let us know!   This year was no different. 

 In round 1, my reaper disappeared off the face of the planet so I had to be "rescue reaped" by someone who volunteered for this occasion.  She made some awesome choices for me!  I love everything.
 Maddie approved of the handmade countdown sign.

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 The lacy bat runner is beautiful & the skulls came with candles!

In round 2, I was a victim of a "repeat offender".  This same person had my name last year!  And lives about an hour from me.
 The card is from Greenfield Village, a museum-type village near Detroit.

 I haven't named this guy yet, but he was in the yard before the rest of the box was emptied.

Skull spider & light covers.

I swear this box had no bottom!

 Jazz-hands skeleton

I love the stones - they match perfectly the mini-graveyard I have on the kitchen counter.

I haven't plugged in the ghosts to see if the lights work,
 but they are neat!
I totally have a place for them.
The resin ToT rock is by my back door.

I really enjoy doing the Secret Reaper each year.  My first victim lives in Poland and was planning a Halloween birthday party, so I concentrated on getting party supplies for her.  She was very happy. Apparently American party supplies are different than Polish ones!  Victim 2 was a bit harder, she is a horror fangirl.  I am not.  But I found a hanging Freddy & Jason at Halloween City.  Then I found a couple framed prints of a house with palm trees at the Salvation Army and I added JOLs and ghosts and other creepy things to the prints & reframed them.  However, she also dropped off the planet (hasn't been on the boards since sign up), so I have no idea if she even got the package!  USPS says she did, but I'd like to know for sure.  Part of the hazards of the game, I guess!  

Even with the hiccups, I will be signing up again next year!

4 comments:

  1. That is such a cool idea! I wish I had my ducks in a row in a enough time to do something like this for Halloween! A great way to enjoy the holiday! :o)

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  2. It's fun deciding on the perfect items to send to someone you don't even know and it's even more fun seeing what another person came up with for you!

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  3. I've never heard of such a thing - - how fun that is!!! Love the skeleton in the ground -- or should I say, partially in the ground??!! so great!!

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  4. I was excited to see the skeleton - I have one already, but it's different from this one. So they are on each side of my front walk!

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