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Where do I start?

Remember you are looking for five websites
Three puzzles can be solved completely with the information in the packet.
Anything look unusual in the Happy Holidays letter?

The Happy Holidays Letter: Hint 1

Did you notice some letters are bold?

The Happy Holidays Letter: Hint 2

Write down the bold letters in order to get a website. Type that website into your favorite internet browser.

The Happy Holidays Letter: Hint 3

Remember, pay attention to upper and lower case letters. Also, the direction of the slashes is important!

The Happy Holidays Letter: Hint 4

The website is http://bit.ly/2knZYFW.

The Happy Holidays Letter: Hint 5

Did you notice anything else odd about the Holiday Letter?

The Happy Holidays Letter: Hint 6

Like, some letters have colored blocks around them?

The Happy Holidays Letter: Hint 7

This time you can't just write them in the order they appear. You didn't think we'd use the same puzzle twice, did you? Maybe there is another clue for the order to use?

The Happy Holidays Letter: Hint 8

Maybe the clue for the order isn't on the Holiday Letter... have you checked the other things from the envelope?

The Happy Holidays Letter: Hint 9

Have you checked the back of the Holiday photo card?

The Happy Holidays Letter: Hint 10

Did you notice the boxes on the back of the Holiday photo card have colors and numbers?

The Happy Holidays Letter: Hint 11

Start with box 1. Look at the color. Look up that color on the Holiday Letter and copy down the letter(s) you find. Repeat for number 2, and so on. You should again get an internet address.

The Happy Holidays Letter: Hint 12

Some of those colors are really similar. Maybe try to swap the blues, for example?

The Happy Holidays Letter: Hint 13

The website is bit.ly/2iuzkHh.

The a's and b's: Hint 1

You won't know how to solve this until you've been to a specific website... it's one of the other puzzles you needed to solve.

The a's and b's: Hint 2

Have you been to the page labelled "School Daze" yet? If not, you probably don't want to ask for any more hints on this one yet.

The a's and b's: Hint 3

Isn't it Interesting that Mark is learning about encryption? While this is absolutely true, it's also useful here.

The a's and b's: Hint 4

We won't give you any puzzles that require you to have any advanced computer knowledge... so maybe concentrate on Old School methods.

The a's and b's: Hint 5

Still confused after following the link? It's confusing to us too... it's all Latin to us.

The a's and b's: Hint 6

Use the first code box on the Wikipedia page.

The a's and b's: Hint 7

Don't worry about the I / J or the U / V letters... this time you're making recognizeable words... so it should be clear which one you need.

The a's and b's: Hint 8

The website is vandervoord.net/god_smiles.

The weird glpyhs: Hint 1

You won't know how to solve this until you've been to a specific website... it's one of the other puzzles you needed to solve.

The weird glpyhs: Hint 2

Have you been to the page labelled "Vacations" yet? If not, you probably don't want to ask for any more hints on this one yet.

The weird glpyhs: Hint 3

Have you scrolled all the way to the bottom of the page?

The weird glpyhs: Hint 4

Did you notice there are 26 of them? Interesting. What else is known for having 26?

The weird glpyhs: Hint 5

Each symbol is a letter of the alphabet. Assign them from left to right, top to bottom (just like you read). Then use that key to solve the puzzle.

The weird glpyhs: Hint 6

The website is http://vandervoord.net/BEDAZZLED.

The maze: Hint 1

Follow it like a maze. It's a-maze-ing, right?

The maze: Hint 2

There are a number of different entrances... but they all lead to the middle. Maybe only one of the entrances matters? But which one?

The maze: Hint 3

Maybe there is a clue somewhere as to which you should follow?

The maze: Hint 4

Anything else interesting about the Happy Holiday's letter?

The maze: Hint 5

Like the happy face emoji? Does it look familiar?

The maze: Hint 6

Follow the trail from the happy face emoji to the center, writing down the letters you encounter. If you make a wrong turn, don't use those letters.

The maze: Hint 7

The website is bit.ly/2jf9yI4.