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Emote Secret Santa

What is a Secret Santa?


Traditionally, a Secret Santa is arranged among friends, coworkers, or family members during the holidays as a way to exchange gifts. Everyone puts their name and ideas of what to get them into a draw and once all the names are in, everyone randomly picks a slip of paper with someone else's name on it. On Christmas (or another time set by the organizers), everyone meets up and swaps gifts. That way, no one is excluded and you don't have to buy 20 gifts for 20 people--everyone partaking in it receives one gift per person and buys/makes one gift per person.

EmoteSecretSanta takes the same concept and puts it into place in the emote community. Everyone who wants to participate provides a list of a few things they might want to see pixelized and the organizers will randomly assign each emoticonist to make an emote from the list. In the end, everyone will have made a present for someone and received a present from someone else. :heart:

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Emote Secret Santa 2014 - Sign Up!

Fri Nov 14, 2014, 4:00 AM


What is Emote Secret Santa?


EmoteSecretSanta is a fun community project which runs each winter for the emote community. The aim of the project is to encourage emoticonists to make a special gift for a fellow community member and share some art around the holiday season.


How does it work?


Anyone interested in joining the project must send a note to the group (details below) before the sign up deadline.

Once the deadline has passed, each person will be assigned one emoticonist for whom them must make a themed emote gift. In return, they will receive an emote from someone else in the Secret Santa.

These gifts are made in secret, uploaded to Sta.sh and sent to the group via note. On Christmas day all of the gifts will be revealed in an article featured on EmoteSecretSanta.


Who can take part?


The Secret Santa is open to anyone who can make emoticons. It doesn't matter your background or religion - gifts can be made around an alternative theme.

However, you must be prepared to make an emote on the theme given to you. This could be anything from a snowman to a fire breathing dragon, so might not be the best project for someone who has only grasped the basics of the art form.

You must also be able to make an emoticon within the time scale provided. Therefore this project might not be suitable if you know you will be very busy during this period.


How do I sign up?


To join the Emote Secret Santa please send a note to the EmoteSecretSanta group.

This note should contain any themes/ideas you would like to see in your gift. It should also include a link to any OCs (Emote characters) you would like to see the gift feature, and detail anything else of importance e.g. You celebrate Hanukkah rather than Christmas.

Please note:

By sending a note you are committing to making a gift within the Secret Santa. Once the names have been distributed it is unfair if you opt to drop out as you will receive a gift from the community without providing one in return.

Whilst we understand that sometimes unexpected problems do occur, it will be disappointing if someone doesn't take part because they can't be bothered or don't like their assigned theme.


Dates and Deadlines


Friday 28th Nov - Sign up close
All sign-up notes must be received by Friday 28th November, Midnight GMT (UK Time).

Monday 1st Dec - Assignments Sent
By 1st December, Midnight GMT (UK Time) a note will be sent to each participant to let them know who they will be making a gift for.

Friday 19th Dec - Gift Deadline
All gifts must be created and submitted to your Sta.sh account before Friday 19th December Midnight GMT (UK Time).

Reminders will be sent at regular intervals until your gift is submitted.

Thursday 25th Dec - Presents revealed
On Christmas day the presents will be revealed. :dummy:


Questions and Comments


If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please either leave a comment on this journal or send a note to the group.

Please also lend us a helping hand an help promote this event throughout the community.

I look forward to seeing your sign up notes in the near future.
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JeanaWei Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Is this still going to happen this year? Because I had tons of fun last year~
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SpinningWolf Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you make a emote?
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shewolfzoroark Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it every holiday or just Christmas?
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DawnDancer11 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
When will we receive our Secret Santa gifts?

Many thanks,
Chloe
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Class-b-dragon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Can I join in? are we aloud to make emotes with an emote maker (then animate it?)
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