There are many projects on DA which have a exchange or something called Secret Santa. I support this project called "Elf Christmas Wishes". Its all about... making a list. And see what will happen. For my part - I look for other lists and grant wishes every year. Each year I do this, I heard of more and more people being visited by an Elf.
How to make the list is easy:
Make a post in your dA journal (the manual INCLUDED - I wont grant any wishes, if I see no manual). The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
If you wish for real-life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.
Surf around your friends list (or friends friends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:
If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.
You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.
There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.
2) A card - self made, posted here on DA (or send to me in e-mail - I cannot return real snail mail cards, so it would be unfair to request ones.)
4) colorful pillows
6) any drawing supplies from these:
7) comment either on my front page, journals or artwork
8) to find friends in UK - Coventry anyone?
9) be together with B - the gentleman
10) place where I can feel like at home
The Elves can reach me here on DA via note or on my email (you can see it on the bottom of my commission chart journal).
I will be granting wishes until 6th of January.
Wishes my Elf granted so far:
adding people on tumblr, giving lamas and comments, becoming a friend, told an adventure story... to be continued
Wishes I was granted ;w;
comments, post from Justyne
tools donated by Feliane
surprise parcel from bokuSatchi
warm socks from RaisloverSakura in a surprise parcel among with super cute surprises
origami paper and cute stickers from FugueState
ACEO card from atorife
artwork from Askald
Thank you, thank you
Drop your link with the wishlist here and to this poll as well - more Elves will see you like that
Bananas for your attention!
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Also recommend this community: artists-beware.livejournal.com… - if you order artwork or accept commissions, this community helps to clear many questions and saves up lot of trouble keeping you wary.
Commission status: CLOSED
Commission info: here