Tuesday, November 22, 2011

DIY Secret Santa Drawing Gift Tags with Wishlist

As an annual Thanksgiving tradition, my family does a Secret Santa drawing. The rules are simple.

  • No picking yourself.
  • No picking an immediate family member or spouse (meaning I can't pick my brother or husband). 
  • Stick to the minimum.
  • Write a list of 5 items you would like.
  • Keep who you drew quiet until after all the gifts are opened.

We usually just write our names on a slip of paper or print out so I wanted to try something a little different this year. I searched all around for ideas on how to do the drawing but couldn't find a thing. I wanted something that was credit card-sized so that you could carry the list around with you in your wallet when you are out shopping. I also wanted something where you could hide the name from prying eyes as the names are drawn. This is what my cousin Q and I came up with.

Secret Santa drawing gift tag with a Santa belt belly band: 

The Santa Belt can be slipped off to reveal the name you drew underneath:


How the card looks opened:


All 36 tags ready to go:

As you can see by the number of tags, we have a BIG family that is constantly growing. Imagine having to buy for each cousin, niece and nephew. We would all go broke. Now I have to think of five items for my wishlist. I know I'll be tempted to list items for Gabby but she'll have her own tag this year. Hmm... any ideas for around $25?

UPDATE NOV-2014: for the free printable of this tag, please click here.


14 comments:

  1. Thanks! They were a big hit for our drawing.

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  2. Hi, I was wondering if you have a template for this design? My family and I decided to do secret santa this year and I want to have something cute to pass out. I love this design!

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  3. can you give us instructions on where you bought everything

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  4. I would love to get the template for this. Is it possible for you to provide for us?? PLEASE!!! :)

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  5. Please share the template. This is an awesome idea.

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  6. Can you please share how to instructions so I can make them for my family.

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    1. Hello,

      Did Big K every reply to your comment??? I', looking to get this for my job.

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  7. did anyone get the template yet?

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  8. Hi everyone! Thank you for your interest on the tags. I just updated this post to include the link to the free printable template. The link is at the bottom of the post. Enjoy!

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  9. Hi! I was not able to get the printable template. Can anyone please send me the link?

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  10. did this last year could not find template. everyone asking if we can get these again in the office. this year we are adding the bands...lol

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  11. Super cute idea!!! Could you share the template?

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