Happy Holidays from DeviantArt!
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Published: December 24, 2016
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through D.A.
All the creatures were stirring. They were on holiday!
A cold winter's night, with some days off for break's
The perfect time for artists to cure those art-aches.

The artists were nestled with the tools of their station,
With scrolling hands ready to find inspiration.
There was one young artist logging on with a smile
To sit back and think of what they hadn't in a while.

'Twas 10 years to the day since they'd made this account.
If they'd only known then what surprises would mount.
The features, the layouts, the widgets, the glee,
the DeviantMeets, the app, and the community.

In a world brimming with art, competition seems tough,
and it's easy -- alone -- to feel not good enough.
But the community on DeviantArt is so vast,
A new artist is kindred, without needing to ask.

One's watchers bring support, encouragement, praise,
criticism with care, a rare sight these days.
And then there are artists you yourself get to find
who bring inspiration and tutorials of all kinds.

Our young deviant friend has grown these last years,
Making friends, asking questions, overcoming art fears.
And of course they've paid forward the community love,
When newbies come seeking answers from above.

Oh! Our artist's nostalgia must come to an end.
They need to deliver an art gift to a friend.
But they'll always cherish the community that gave them their start.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good art!
╰( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° )つ──🎨*:・゚

–Creatively crafted by LaurenKitsune

Our sincere thanks ♥


As staff members, we get to feel the love from the community every day, but it's always humbling to hear from deviants whose individual experiences over the years have brought them friends from around the world and shaped the artists they've become.

We'd like to thank the community for the gift you give us all year round -- nurturing and taking part in the site all of us love so much. After sixteen years, you're what we're all here for and it's the spirit of the community that keeps DeviantArt's running.

Wishing you and yours health and happiness this holiday season.

~Heidi, and the entire DeviantArt Staff


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Diamond2Neko's avatar
Diamond2NekoHobbyist Digital Artist
Happ Holoodeyz
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yagorochaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy holidays!
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YarkovHobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Holidays
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Arringtastic1992 General Artist
happy holidays! merry christmas! Happy Holidays Merry christmas everybody  
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Awe merry Christmas!
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ToeyounHobbyist General Artist
  • May the 4th be with you~ by lorna-ka
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  • Han Solo ~
  • What aspects of the Star Wars Universe really get your midi-chlorians flowing, whether passionately or angrily?
  • I really love the settings of the planets we get to see <3
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  • May the 4th be with you~ by lorna-ka
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InvaderXMoviesStudent General Artist
Why didn't I see this sooner! Clap Love I am a dummy! :happybounce: 

This deserves a round of applause...      Clap Clap Clap 
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                                                           Clap Clap Clap      SERIOUSLY, I LOVE THIS!
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ThemisDolorousHobbyist Digital Artist
happy new year!
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TheGoldenSunsetAJStudent Artisan Crafter
Happy new year!~ <3
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ImaginaryAlchemistHobbyist Digital Artist
I'm also having a problem where I can't move Deviations to different folders. The pencil icon no longer appears. I can click and drag them, but this just copies them to the different folder.
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ImaginaryAlchemistHobbyist Digital Artist
Nevermind I figured it out
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I can't figure this out for the life of me, fancy helping me out?
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ImaginaryAlchemistHobbyist Digital Artist
You click "Edit Page" while in your gallery. It's right below your username and notifications. It'll have a clipboard and pencil icon. Hope I helped :)
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S-aiitoChanHobbyist General Artist
Excuse me, but there's one problem I'd like you to know and probably I want DeviantArt to fix it.

My arts can no longer be sorted to another folders. I can't seems to move them and it really bugs me up. Could you change the feature back?
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ImaginaryAlchemistHobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, I was also having this problem but I figured it out. You now have to click on "Edit Page" while in your gallery. It will have a pencil and clipboard icon. Once you click that you can move art into different folders.
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:heart:
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A very Merry Christmas to you and all the hope, joy and wonder the universe can muster for this New Year coming!
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[Free] Exploding Hearts Icon Set by RevPixy   Ӊᗋթթү ทЄᗯ үЄᗋГ!!!
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toomuch89Professional General Artist
thank you. 
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! :D:HappyNewYear: :HappyNewYear: :HappyNewYear: :HappyNewYear: :HappyNewYear: :HappyNewYear: :HappyNewYear: :HappyNewYear:    
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GawrilaGhul General Artist
happy holidays dA
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Kawaiirose87Student Digital Artist
Hope you enjoy your new years. ;)
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Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and your new years are equally fab Heart 
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FrostieHeartHobbyist Digital Artist
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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