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:xmas:Welcome to the Secret Santa Project!:xmas:


:wave::heart: Hello and Welcome to :iconsecretsantaproject:SecretSantaProject. Thank you for joining our group. :thanks: Christmas is getting nearer and nearer, and in order to spread the holiday cheer, I've decided to create a Secret Santa group that is bound to be active every year. :la:
For those who are familiar with Secret Santa or have done it in the past, you will know how the whole procedure works. For those who don't, read on! :heart:

:santa: Secret Santa on deviantART is slightly different from the Secret Santa played in real life. Instead of buying presents, we will draw them.


:bulletred:What media is allowed during the Secret Santa Event?:bulletred:
-We accept all traditional, and digital art (that goes for animations and flash as well.)
Unless we get enough Literature members, we strongly discourage the exchange of literature, as with Photography. The only exception to that rule is if your person specifically asks for a type of Literature/Photo.
:star: The use of bases is strictly forbidden! All work must be your own!:star:

:bulletgreen: Why is there a Literature Folder in the Gallery?:bulletgreen:
-We will accept any kind of media that is Christmas related, but ISN'T involved with the Secret Santa event. (Meaning that the type of literature (poetry, fiction, haiku, etc) is not your actual Secret Santa present.)

:bulletred: When do I get to know my person?:bulletred:
-The cut off date for joining is going to be November 27 . I will then note you your person on the 3rd of December.

:bulletgreen: When do Secret Santa Submissions start?:bulletgreen:
-I will be approving your Secret Santa gifts on the 24th of December. Until then, only Christmas related artwork is allowed to be submitted to the gallery.

:bulletred: When is the due date for my Wish List? :bulletred:
-Please send it to the group by December 2. Earlier submissions are always encouraged :) :aww:

:bulletgreen: How are pairings selected? :bulletgreen:
-There are two ways I can pair you up with your Secret Santa. One is using an online generator to match up the names themselves (which is the fairest way to do it), or by skill level. I have changed it this year, so instead of looking at the wishlists individually, you are paired up with a person based on their level of drawing.

:bulletgreen: Promote the group in any way (ex: putting it in your journal entry, mentioning it in your signature, etc.)
:bulletred: Watch the Group
:bulletgreen: Send a Join Request! :la:
:bulletred: Comment on this journal entry to participate: secretsantaproject.deviantart.…


:bulletred: Submit a journal entry with your Wishlist as soon as possible! NOTE: You are only allowed to request ONE character in a picture from your Secret Santa. Do not be greedy!
:bulletgreen: We take this group seriously. If you wish to join it, you must adhere to it's rules. If you want to get a present, YOU MUST GIVE ONE AS WELL. Failure to do so will result in a permanent ban from the group.
:bulletred: In your wishlist, provide a reference to the character you are requesting. It's a tedious task for your Secret Santa to go through your gallery, or google your person.
:bulletgreen: You are allowed to list as many characters as you want. However, like the aforementioned stated, your Secret Santa will only be picking one.
:bulletred: Put some effort into your work. It doesn't have to be perfect, but it must at least show that you have worked hard on it. :heart:

:snowflake: If you do not get a present from your Secret Santa a week after Christmas *, please tell me so I can make you one myself. But only ask if you yourself have given your person a present. :snowflake:
*Unless we have notified you that your present will be arriving late

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Hi everyone!

I just want to thank each and every one of you, from the bottom of my heart, for making our most recent gift exchange worthwhile and fun to watch unfold! And of course, many additional thanks go to our incredibly generous volunteer santas! This swap could not have been done without you all, you guys are the ones that make it fun and bring smiles to others. Without your help, our giftees would be giftless, but now they have all received a beautiful and thoughtful gift!
Please give llamas/kudos to our wonderful volunteers:

Here's to another fantastic 2015/2016 project to come!:heart::santa:

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mothepro Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi everyone!
I just realized this is inactive...

If anyone reads this or comes on great because I will actually organize a secret Santa group. I been doing this for YEEEEARS. Give me a few days to set something up and if you see this just reply or send me a note and we can figure something out. I will work on making up a new group to as this is a fun fun thing to do.
bignoob5000 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
im new on here and wanted to say hello and i have some art on my page and yeah 
iammadkat Featured By Owner Edited Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I just joined, but is it inactive now xD oops, sorry
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately, the group founder hasn't been active since the begging of this year due to the fact that they've been busy, on hiatus or no longer active.

I personally do not know if this group will continue to operate like, it's no sunrise that  there will be no Secret Santa this year again.

Only iSnowFairy has been active, but it's clear that doesn't have the time to operate this Secret Santa group this year (and possibly beyond), I'm afraid. :(
iammadkat Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I see, that is a shame, it looks really fun. Are there any other groups similar, or is anyone considering starting a new one ? < question for everyone,
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It sure is a shame that does to lack of administration, this group will most likely not be doing Secret Santa events anymore.

You can join my group to participate in the SS event: :iconsecret-santa-network:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Today is Friday and aren't you going to post a journal announcing a cut-off date for signups or is it not happening?
iSnowFairy Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
We are very sorry about that. Unfortunately, our group founder (as well as other members of the administration) have been either busy, on hiatus, or are inactive in this group. Our founder hasn't been avtice since earlier this year in March, but we will see if they still wish to continue this group.
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for telling me. I'm so sorry to see what happened here. :(
theluckyangel Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Its the 20th now and no sign up journal for 2015/16 yet, is it not happening?
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