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    Secret Santa 2012

    It's that time of year again! I know, I know, it's October. But it's time for signups. You sign up now, I assign names in November, and we mail by Dec 1st, at least ideally. If you're interested, then reply here, and send me a PM of your address (including a real name). If you've got a question, feel free to ask. The last three years have been great, so I'm looking forward to this Christmas!

    UPDATE: If you see your name here, and you haven't sent your info, then I need it for you to participate! If you're backing out, please PM me so I know.

    Participants:
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    Blackspot - info sent
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    QueenGwenevere - info sent
    Star Eater - info sent
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    Sylvia H - sent info
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    AngelintheUK - sent info

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    I'm in again. Woot!


    I didn't think it was possible to be called an artist when you have nothing to say. It's like being a writer who publishes individual words as books and expects to be praised for it.
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    Could you run the basic rules by me again? Like when do we give out our addresses, was there a limit on what you could do for your part (as in I remember reading that it could be about anything you made, not just art) etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyBird View Post
    Could you run the basic rules by me again? Like when do we give out our addresses, was there a limit on what you could do for your part (as in I remember reading that it could be about anything you made, not just art) etc?
    Yeah, I'd like to learn more myself.

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    I might be interested as well... do we have to be at a certain skill level, or have a certain post count?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Eater View Post
    Yeah, I'd like to learn more myself.
    Yeah, same here.

    Sign me up if I qualify.

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    This is all honor based. Over the years we've had people fink out who were new and veterans. And, every year there are mix ups at the post office, last minute changes of address, out of town artists, etc. So, I'm not strict about post counts or skill level. Just be able to make something that someone else would appreciate. The only rule is that it be hand-made. Other than that, everyone should add in their PM what they would like to get - some kind of suggestions or such. It makes it easier for the artist to plan what they'll make. And, once you get your gift, be sure to post a photo of it here in this thread, so we can all appreciate it.

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    Yeah, count me in.

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    Okie dokie, I'll send you a note.

    Oh yeah, do we send goodies along with the gift? Most other swaps I've participated in, we where expected to send candy and stuff.

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    Dang it, for some reason I keep double posting.

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    Sign me up

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    I'd like to take part

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    Okay, I'm in!

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    Sweet!

    "do we send goodies along with the gift?"

    It's been common in the past but it's not expected. One nice thing about us being an international community is we do have unique treats from around the world. I might add some Slovak chocolate this year. We'll see.

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    So, people from other countries can join too? How am I supposed to send it? Do you have an basis of how much costs to send it? I think I will *walk of shame* do some Furry porn comissions on Deviantart to pay that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kashmir View Post
    So, people from other countries can join too? How am I supposed to send it? Do you have an basis of how much costs to send it?
    Personally I'd go to your local post office and ask general shipping prices around the globe, and take the size of the package into consideration when designing your part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyBird View Post
    Personally I'd go to your local post office and ask general shipping prices around the globe, and take the size of the package into consideration when designing your part.
    Indeed. Get a quote first peeps. For people outside the states (like me) I'd suggest personally thinking practically and creatively
    when it comes to what's in the package. You don't want to skimp on shipping, but you dont want to break the bank either.

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    Your mileage may vary, but if it's a drawing on paper in, say, a stiff cardboard envelope or similar, it should ship safely and not be TOO hideously expensive for international shipping, at least in my experience shipping a couple of drawings from the U.S. to Europe... Though the delivery time could be forever, especially around the holidays. (Someone once mailed me a drawing from Finland to the U.S. and it took nearly two months. But blizzards and Christmas were involved.)

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    I would very much like to join. I think it would be fun and I have to get more involved in these things.

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    The sign up deadline is Nov 1st. QueenGwenevere explained it perfectly. None of us want to spend too much money on this. Average total expenditure shouldn't be more than say 15$. I always do something on paper, about A4 size and I ship it first class air mail. It costs me about €7. The trick is to finish and mail the work quickly enough that it actually arrives on time.

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    Skipped last year due to wedding craziness, but I'll definitely be back in this year. It's abundantly awesome to get someone's art in the mail, and I can say I have artwork hanging in Germany and the US. @;-D

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    *bump*

    It's almost time for me to send out names of recipients. Just a few days left. So, now's your last chance for anyone to either sign up or reconsider and sign out. Think whether you're going to have time to devote to art making in the next month. I know for me it's going to be tricky. Work's piling up, and I want to do a series of portraits for a school exhibit. But I'll try and make this happen. It'd be nice to see more people participate.

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    like always?

    I know I'm not too active anymore, so everyone forgive me. But, it's a bit confusing when people say this, when I don't recognize your screen name. What was your screen name last year?

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    i would like to join if it's possible. sounds like quite some fun plus hopfully more christmas feeling

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