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How are names drawn?

Manually draw or Let Elfster Draw your names

Names are automatically drawn the morning after the sign-up deadline. If you don’t want Elfster to automatically draw names, you can do so yourself! Simply follow the instructions 👇
 
How to Manually Draw Names 🎩
  1. Go to your Gift Exchange page
  2. Under the Organizer Menu, click “Settings”
  3. Check the “Do not draw names automatically after the sign-up date” box
  4. Click “Draw Names Now” when you’re ready
⚠️ Anyone who has not RSVP’d by the time names are drawn will not be included in the draw.
Draw Redo:
If you’ve received RSVPs to join your group (even after names have been drawn) or some participants can no longer partake in your Gift Exchange, you do NOT have to re-draw names! 🎉
If you would still like to re-draw names anyway, simply follow the instructions 👇
 
How to Re-Draw Names 🎩
  1. Go to your Gift Exchange page
  2. Under the Organizer Menu, click on “Settings"
  3. Scroll down and click “Undo Draw”
  4. Click “Clear All”
  5. Click on “Draw Names Now” at the top of the page
⚠️ Once you’ve un-drawn names, previous matches will be permanently deleted.