Reddit has announced plans to enter the Guinnes World Records list with the world’s largest ever Secret Santa. For Christmas 2011, Reddit is opening up a potentially huge list, with people being paired up and encouraged to post gifts to one another.
This isn’t the first Reddit Secret Santa. In 2010, 17,000 people in 90 countries took part. But this year they’re hoping to break the record. Reddit already has a Reddit Gifts program, where users can send gifts to one another in a kind of year-long Secret Santa.
Secret Santa is something of a western tradition, and lists are organised in workplaces and schools across the country. Reddit users have to sign up in the next few weeks, and new accounts are eligible. Users are then encouraged to post images of their gifts once they have arrived.