Edit 12/22/13 Sooo...I sent out about 56 cards with goodies in total *dies a little* I am so so sorry if I was not able to send you something. I tried my best, but I had a shipping budget and I sorta went over that. Whoops. Anyway, the last of the US cards should be arriving before Christmas. Some of the international cards might not make it until after Christmas. If I was not able to send you something, I will still try and grant something on your wishlist, even if it is just points. I wasn't really able to do any big drawings this year. I had to choose between a lot of small gifts or a few big gifts. I decided on a lot of small gifts. :3 Thank you all for being so wonderful this year, and I hope 2014 will be as great or even better!!!!
Edit 12/06/2013- Hey guys! It has been a great couple of days Thank you all for submitting your wishlists! Here are some statistics: I received about 115 wishlists and about 54 addresses. I will do my best to make as many of these wishes come true as possible. Just a word of warning- this year many of my wishes were for custom art. Please be mindful that creating 70+ images in this timeframe is near impossible. I will try and create as many pieces as possible, but they are going to have to be smaller and quicker than my usual art. Still, I think you'll enjoy them! I am on my way to Michaels to pick up some supplies for tackling this long list Happy Holidays everyone! Feel free to keep submitting wishlists, but be mindful of the fact that I am just one person.
Edit: Hey guys! Just a little update. If what you are looking for is something to be shipped, I really need your address on file. As I stated below, I will delete this list after the holidays, and will only use the address for the purpose of this giveaway. If you are not comfortable giving your address, perhaps think of a wish that doesn't require a shipment Minors must ask their parents or guardian before giving away their address.
Please send addresses in a note titled 'holiday giveaway'. I will probably be able to deliver cards and things to most of the people who decide to submit addresses.
Yes! It is finally that time of year- I am opening my GIANT Santa Giveaway all through December!
I invite everyone- watchers and non-watchers alike- to submit their wishlists to this journal for the chance to have holiday wishes granted!
What is the goal of this project?
The goal of this project is to provide holiday cheer to deviantARTISTS of all ages, nationalities, genders, ect. No one is left out. There is no 'test' to pass (ie watching, favoriting, sharing). I simply wish to provide as many gifts and as much holiday spirit as possible.
What's the catch?
There is none! There is no 'sign-up' or required steps to follow. Simply submit a wishlist to this journal. This can be a wishlist that is in a previous journal or a wishlist that you come up with on the spot.
What are acceptable wishlists?
The best wishes are, of course art or dA related.
Here are some examples:
-Art work (specific or non specific)
-Commissions from favorite artists
Some more obscure wishes might include:
-Some sort of trinket in the mail
-A feature (I may have to lump features together in a few journals after the holidays, depending on demand)
Really, just use your imagination.
What are not acceptable wishes?
-Please do not ask for big, overly expensive things. I don't have money for gadgets like tablets and iphones. Believe it or not, I got requests for things of that nature last year.
-Money. Aside from this being incredibly rude, it sort of breaks the spirit of this giveaway. I am comfortable with giving points, but I don't feel right about gifting cold cash.
-large works of art. I am okay with doing a limited number of small works, but I really don't have time/can't afford to give away big works. I may have a separate giveaway for one or two larger works sometime this month
Really just use your common sense!
What if my wish is something that needs to be sent (ie Prints, cards, small art work)?
I am definitely planning on sending stuff! If you would like to receive something in the mail, I need a valid address. If you are comfortable with giving out your address for this purpose, please send me a note titled "Giveaway Address". All of these addresses will be kept secret, for only my viewing. I will not use them on future occasions for advertising or any other purpose.
If you are a minor, you must get your parent or guardian's permission before you giveaway your address.
Will everybody get something?
If there has to be a catch, I guess this is it. Last year I got over 300 wishlists. I think I delivered wishes to about 1/3 of those people. Sadly I am just one person with limited time and funds. I do have a larger budget this year (but it is only a fraction of what I would like). I also have a limited amount of time. Fortunately this year I have more things like Christmas cards and stickers, so hopefully a lot of people will get at least a little something I am also planning to at least save a couple hundred points to spread around to a vast number of people.
What can I do to spread the holiday cheer?
Well, of course none of this is mandatory, but spreading this journal might be nice. You could also host your own holiday giveaway! Also, remember that all of these posted wishlists are from deviantARTISTS just like yourselves. Don't be shy! Feel free to deliver and grant wishes on any of the posted lists!
I rarely ask for any sort of donations, but if you wish, upon request from a few deviantARTISTS, I am opening an optional donation pool this year. 100% of these donations will go to granting wishlist wishes. If you would like to make a donation you can do so through paypal. My paypal address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Please put "Donation" somewhere in the description so that I know where to direct the funds.
I get this every year. Sometimes people ask for my own wishlist!\
-Fanart of any of my characters
-Any sort of art in general
-Any sort of prints, stickers, bookmarks
-Any other surprises!
If you'd like to send me something, feel free to note me for my address.
I do not need:
-Money (other than optional donations
-Points (other than those donated for the purpose of this giveaway)
And that's all! Happy Holidays everyone! I look forward to playing Santa