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Last Call Sign-Ups to Participate in 2022 Secret Santa

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Dec. 5, 2022

Photo: (clockwise from upper left) nightmarelunatic’s gift for Andreas_Helixfinger; sleeping_gorilla’s for Tantz_Aerine; lothar’s gift for usedbooks; kawaiidaigakusei’s gift for davidxolukoga; and Tantz_Aerine’s gift for hushicho.

There are less than three weeks until the time of gift-giving. The planning for this year’s Secret Santa Gift Art Exchange has already begun with twelve volunteers signing up to participate. Big “Thank You” shoutouts go out to: HawkandFloAdventures, usedbooks, InkyMoondrop, Tantz_Aerine, UnderTheBlackHat, hushicho, Genejoke, cdmalcolm1, hartchamber, Tombag, sleeping_gorilla, and davidxolukoga for signing up last week. Twelve is an excellent number for a fun art trade—but keep signing up in the next 72 Hours because the window of opportunity to join this year’s Secret Santa Art Trade will fully shut on Wednesday, December 7th at 11:59PM. Assignments will be distributed by PQ on Friday, December 9th.

What is the Drunk Duck Secret Santa?

Secret Santa is an annual art-trade, similar to a White Elephant gift exchange, where you sign-up in the forums and write a quick description of what you would like someone else to draw. The request can be as open-ended or as detailed and specific as you would like. Once all interested participants submit their intention to join in on the festivities, names go into a random name generator (or a top hat filled with names) in order to be selected at random.

Please keep in mind that there will only be a window of a little over three solid weeks after assignments are given, so keep requests relatively manageable.


How Secret Santa works:


~Reply to the Networking & Community Projects, Secret Santa thread with your gift request before the end of sign-up deadline.
~When sign-ups close, everyone is assigned a secret random assignment via PQ.
~You will have until December 25th (at least a few weeks lead time) to complete your assigned gift and present it on a gift thread (to be posted later).
~Any gifts not completed by the deadline will be reassigned to a volunteer on the DWC (dead weight committee).

~If you need more time, you will need to contact the organizer (me, I guess) before the deadline or be labeled as “deadweight” and have your assignment reassigned. (Deadweight will not be permitted to participate next year.)



Sign-ups: Now to Monday, December 7th at 11:59PM (Wednesday!)
Assignments: Friday, December 9th
Gift Deadline: Sunday, December 25th

DWC Assigned: Monday, December 26th
DWC Deadline: Sunday, January 1st


To participate, reply in the forums with your request (can be as specific or vague as you want). If asking for art of a particular character, links to good reference art/pages are helpful.

Also please mention if you are interested in being part of the DWC.

What's Quacking?
Do you have any original art to contribute to our stock image database, announcements, community projects, ideas, news, or milestones to report? Please leave general comments below or send a PQ to kawaiidaigakusei. Email me at kawaiidaigakusei(at)gmail(dot)com.



lothar at 3:42PM, Dec. 5, 2022


hushicho at 12:22AM, Dec. 5, 2022

It's so wonderful to see the previous gifts! I treasure all the wonderful pieces I've received over the years, and I hope everyone who received something from me gets a smile when they look at it. It's a wonderful tradition.

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