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
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.
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 DeadlinesFriday 28th Nov - Sign up close
All sign-up notes must
be received by Friday 28th November, 11.59pm GMT (UK Time).Monday 1st Dec - Assignments Sent
By 1st December, 11.59pm 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 11.59pm 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.
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.