Secret Santa 2012 (Deadline change!)

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Share your Holiday Spirit!



Update (December 17): Alright guys, I've decided to make some changes to the deadlines for sending in gifts since a lot of people have had complications with the dates o__o I'm allowing you to send them in ALL THE WAY from the 21st to the 28th; so that gives you some time after X-mas in case you're traveling. Still, it's preferrable you get it done on Christmas or close to it >u>; Procedure is still the same. The earliest you're allowed to post it is the 21st. And then you send me a link, I post it on a journal (I might post it up later because I'm traveling on the 21st) and you also send one to your recipient :) If you have any questions, PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK WITH ME!

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Hello everyone, and welcome to the Secret Santa event of 2012! Much like every year, I ended up caving and deciding to host this event, for the simple fact that many and more of the SS events on deviantART are becoming invite-only. And what with Christmas just around the corner.. why not share the holiday spirit with EVERYONE? :santa: If you're interested in the event, please read below for rules and regulations!

:bulletred::bulletgreen::bulletwhite: What IS a Secret Santa? :bulletred::bulletgreen::bulletwhite:

A Secret Santa, you ask? Well.. it's much like gift giving for Christmas-- except we're giving away art instead! So here's how it works: All participants will be asked to make a list of art that they want. Those lists will be compiled and then you will be sent one of these lists in SECRET. So you'll be drawing for this person BUT they won't know at all that you're drawing them anything! The whole point is to make this a surprise.. so when you're given this list, you draw something on the list and then on Christmas Eve/day.. surprise them with it! Remember that it's the thought that counts. The reason this Secret Santa isn't invite only is because I don't want to limit it to different skill levels. That having been said, I expect every participant to draw to the best of their abilities! Remember that you will ALSO be receiving a gift; so you want to do as good a job as possible at making your SS's wish come true!

:bulletred::bulletgreen::bulletwhite: Rules and Regulations :bulletred::bulletgreen::bulletwhite:

:star: Please write in this journal that you're interested before making your list. Additionally, please favorite this journal so that I can better keep track of participants!

1) Make your wishlist in your JOURNAL. Make it in a separate entry and label it something like "Secret Santa Wishlist!" :') As for what you write on this list.. you're going to tell your Secret Santa what you want for Christmas! It's preferable that you try to be as open minded as possible when it comes to media, but if you have specific preferences, please list them! You can ask for anything: A drawing, photography, literature.. I'm also allowing people to add in the option of asking for prints or something from the deviantART shop. While I doubt anyone will actually be 'buying' gifts people brought this up to me last year.. and I think it's a valid point.

2) On that same list, write what you'll be willing to GIVE. In other words, if you're a photographer only then write: "I can only give photography!" or something of that calibre XD

3) When you're done, send in your wishlist through note. Then I can keep track of them WAY easier. All you have to do is copy and paste the link of your wishlist to me, and I'll keep it with me ; ) The deadline for sending in your wishlist is November 15, at which point I will begin to match people up.

4) If you hand in your wishlist on time, it will be added to a journal and you will be given a number in front of your name. Later on, I will send you a number via note-- and your job is to find that number on the list, find the deviant's wishlist next to it and draw what they want! REMEMBER: You are not, under any circumstances, supposed to tell them that you're drawing for them. It's supposed to be an utter surprise!

5) Start working on your gift. Remember how to manage your time; if it takes you a while to finish up something then PLEASE start it earlier. I've had problems with this year after year, and I'm really getting tired of the "I was busy!" excuses -u- If you join these kinds of events, then you must take responsibility for finishing your gift ON TIME. Again, make sure to have your gift done by the deadline.

6) I will update this journal several times with reminders-- do NOT ignore them. Also, if you do not respond to any personal notes that I send you, you will immediately be taken off the lists. I'm going to be really strict about replying this year.

7) From December 23-25th you will post your gift on deviantART! You will send two notes then: one to me so I can put it in the journal (And make sure that you did it) and another to your person... surprising them! ;)

:star: If you are in doubt or confused about ANYTHING, please let me know. It is vital that I answer all of your questions before the deadlines! And if you're having issues turning in things, please finish them early and send them ONLY to me.. so that I can send the note to your Secret Santa instead. (Don't send them anything early!) This year, I'm going to be really harsh on deadlines, so don't except me to be sympathetic and smile reassuringly if you want to turn in a gift a week late.

:bulletred::bulletgreen::bulletwhite: Wishlist Outline :bulletred::bulletgreen::bulletwhite:

1) I want my gift to be.... (This is the medium your gift is drawn in: A drawing, photography, a piece of literature.. you can ALSO put a specific print from the shop, but just remember that this cannot be your only option-- since chances are you won't get it. Also, you can be open minded and choose to except all of the above! Remember that it's the thought that counts!)

2)In my gift I'd like to see... (Here you list what you want to see in your gift. For example, you might want to see a character of yours, or maybe a specific object?)

3)Extra Info:... (This is where your character references will go. Even if you're asking for a character that's not yours, PLEASE provide references. I don't want your SS looking around the web!)

4)I will be willing to give:.... (This is what YOU are willing to give for the SS event. This will be used to better pair you up with someone you can actually do something for. If you're a writer, then limit it to writing, if you're a visual artist, than talk about the drawing you can offer..)

:star: MY EXAMPLE :star:
Follow my example if you're unclear on anything! Remember that you can ask me questions!

1) I want my gift to be... Anything portraying my characters. A piece of literature, an artwork, an object of something from their stories.. anything :')

2) In my gift I'd like to see... One of my Tales of Tajii characters!  

3)Extra Info: References drawn by other people: tajii-chan.deviantart.com/favo… //Their original story: tajii-chan.deviantart.com/gall… :heart:

4) I will be willing to give: ... A drawing or a piece of literature :la:

Deadlines: You must follow them!


It's so important it gets its own cool header!

November 15: You must hand in your wishlist on this date. I will accept EARLY wishlists starting from today, but absolutely NO late wishlists. Sorry, I'm going to have to cut down on these deadlines!

November 20-23: I will send you your SS number. That will give you about a month to work on your gift. Be well aware of this in advance!

December 21-28: Post your gift on deviantART! In your description, write who you were drawing for, and what you ended up drawing for them. Note me a link to your gift and then note your recipient as well! (Important NOTE: If you post your gift earlier than this because of unforeseen circumstances, send a link to JUST me!)

:bulletred::bulletgreen::bulletwhite: Things to Remember :bulletred::bulletgreen::bulletwhite:

* Try to send in your wishlist earlier than the fifteenth. The sooner you send it to me, the sooner I can sign you up for the event! Also, if there are any mistakes-- I will have you correct them. So please do not send me a bad wishlist on the deadline.. or else I will have no choice but to reject it if it's not corrected in time.

* Please make sure to follow the deadlines. If you do not hand in your gift on time, I will be a draconian and will stalk you to the ends of the earth. And at which point you still don't answer me, you will be banded from any future events that I host: whether they be giveaways, features, etc. Please do not let it come to this. This year I'm actually going to be keeping track of names of the people who don't hand in their gifts.

* Remember that it's the thought that counts! I expect that everyone will be trying their best, but that doesn't mean that everyone here will be on equal skill levels. That's the joy of gift giving though, you know? Please remain open minded to the gifts that you receive. And DO comment on them! Your SS worked hard to make you happy! :heart:

THAT WAS A LONG JOURNAL, YES. IF YOU'RE INTERESTED, LEAVE A COMMENT AND FAVE THIS JOURNAL. ALSO, SEND IN YOUR WISHLISTS ASAP!!

Participants' Wishlists



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asahiazumane's avatar
Hm. I've just checked, and it seems that I haven't received my Secret Santa gift.
alvringer's avatar
Done mine for :iconderpybagel: thank you for hosting this secret santa it was great fun! :D [link] :santa:
zero-16's avatar
i may be a little late, my computer just died, i already did the drawing i just need to color some stuff, i just hope i can get my computer repaired soon so i can finish the drawing (it will take 1-2 hours at most)but i will try to finish it in 28 it depends on when i get my computer

i am really sorry
ShadoeKat's avatar
Ah, finally got around to this! Okay so once I finish mine I need to send a link to you via note and then do I have to note the other person to show them?
asahiazumane's avatar
...Totally didn't JUST remember this... Oops
Tajii-chan's avatar
-__- You have four days to finish a nice gift. The final day for submission is the 28th.
CuteLittleVixen's avatar
mines finished im just having a little trouble with my person which i message you about.
Hokannko's avatar
asdfghjkl thank you for the extension!

am so excited!
Melissas-randomness's avatar
Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I MIGHT be a few days late.
My wifi was shut off.
I was told I'd get it back on sunday, but you know how these things go, it's never certain, so I thought I'd tell you early just in case.
FallingDaWnStar13's avatar
Omg. thank you sooo much. My laptop just broke and this gives me more time to solve it. Thank you! I will still try to get it up on time though. ^_^
TaitRochelle's avatar
Okay more time yay, I don't have a computer at the moment and I wanted to do my drawing digitally, but if it comes to it I will do it traditionally and see if I can upload it on my grandmas computer
ChelseaCherryblossom's avatar
my picture is already finished and posted to my sta.sh and I had incredibly fun with it xD almost like a gift for myself <3
I think it´s good that the deadline is a bit extended ^^ Two years ago, at my first SS with you I was so overwelmed because my picture then was my very first Digital picture and I was so worried to not made it in time, but thanks godness everything turned out alright x///D
cherrigreentea's avatar
I've already started my secret santa ! I cannot wait to see the one who did mine !
3lda's avatar
Ahhh too bad, I've been away from dA a bit and completely missed this.
I can't wait to see what everyone will draw for each other's though (:
Fiction-becomes-Fact's avatar
Ah dang it! I passed the deadline! :noes:
I guess I'll just draw things for friends? Eh, oh well :shrug:
Tajii-chan's avatar
Sadly so ;u; Maybe next year!

And I'm sure your friends will really appreciate it :love:
Sachi-pon's avatar
thank you tajiiiiiii :hug:
Tajii-chan's avatar
You're so welcome! :glomp:
Sachi-pon's avatar
i never got a note for the secret santa =(
Tajii-chan's avatar
gdfjglkdjs I'm so sorry ;A; I'm working on it right now! :D
Sachi-pon's avatar
yay great ^___^
D-e-n-c-a's avatar
Neither did I, but don't worry. I'm sure she's getting through all 185 participants as fast as she can. :D
anjelleshadow's avatar
I forgot about the secret santa gifts XD Take your time though, I work better under pressure anyways ;)
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