This Christmas I should (it's really not an option for me to do both, I'm sorry)
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Organize a (much more limited, with an entrant limit to prevent it from getting too much, and probably with art limitations too) Secret Santa event
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Just focus on personal gifts for friends instead
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Published: October 5, 2016
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AliKitKatHobbyist Digital Artist
I would love to be involved in a Secret Santa, I've never done one before so I think it'd be fun. But either is good.
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
They're fun, yes! Definitely do one :D
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draqiinStudent General Artist
you could do a secret santa for your friends 
no thats a terrible idea bc we dont all know eachother
better focus on drawing me all your friends stuff instead
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
It's not like they need to know each other, but yea, might as well just draw gifts for the friend things then :XD:
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doedreamiingStudent General Artist
i think that you should focus on whichever will make you happiest!! the winter holidays can be stressful enough, and you should try to have as much fun as possible <33
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
True that ^^
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RoxalewHobbyist Digital Artist
Mmmm maybe just focus on gifts instead ^^; It would be a lot less work if your limited on time.
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
That makes sense yea ^^ And it's over more quickly in the sense that I have control over when I am done with gifts. With Secret Santas, you rely on other people, they need extensions, they drop out and don't tell you, you suddenly have to draw 4 images in the middle of exams, ... It can last much, much longer than expected, and that's frustrating.
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RoxalewHobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah and that would be quite hindering too ^^; At-least with gifts too, you get to draw what charas you want :la: and stop when you don't have the time ^^
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, that's right indeed! :)
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RoxalewHobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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AnArtisticArtistHobbyist General Artist
Secret Santa's are fun. I only joined one once, so if you'd host one this year I'd definitely join!
But if you don't host one I completely understand and tbh if you're so busy I think it would be better for you
to just draw gifts for friends. I'm sure the people you draw gifts for will love to get something personal. 
And it would be a lot less stressfull for you, you can take all the time you need for it and it won't matter if it's delayed. (:
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, exactly! With Secret Santas, other people could delay it right into my exams, and that would really suck for me. With gifts, I can plan it myself.
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AnArtisticArtistHobbyist General Artist
Yeah, exactly. (:
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital ArtistFeatured
I can't do both, I really don't have the time. :XD: I have university, and it's not getting any easier this year. Drawing already takes me ages these days, and the last Secret Santa I hosted was... a lot of work. If I do it again, it will have a limited amount of entrants (last time 100+ people entered and it was hell to manage on my own), a minimum requirement for art (has to be at least coloured fullbody to prevent people from doing minimal effort, and people with no examples of the minimal required effort art would not be allowed to enter to prevent it from being too unfair in terms of effort given versus received) and even then, I'd have to think about if I really want to do it. I know for sure that I'd like to enter some Secret Santas again, but I'm not sure if hosting one will be worth it.
Then again, I'd have to see if anyone is hosting any nice ones, some years it's hard to find them!

I'd like to draw some friend gift art too, though. :la:
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NightmareKellyLionHobbyist Digital Artist
you don't need to do a secret santa for us! If you want to do friends for your gift then do that!
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
That's fair, I'll see! Part of me does want to do it, but I don't know if people would even enjoy it if it was less "free" in terms of rules and it would take a lot of time :XD:
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