Feel free to ask questions under this post, or PM Gecimen
if you're confused about anything or have any questions to ask after consulting the FAQ below.
What kind of gift do I make?
Anything you want, just so long as it involves pixel art. Tailor it to your partner's listed interests, or towards them and their work if you are familiar. Any subject you think will be well received is fair game. You can make them a mockup, animation, sprites; you name it! If you're worried about time, don't overly complicate things, relax and do what you do best.
But I'm quite likely to be embroiled in some sort of ~festive revelry~ around the end of December; can I still take part?
You can send your gift in as early as you like. The 22nd is the deadline, but submissions will be accepted from the time you receive your partner's name via PM, up until the 22nd. It's not fun to try and rush this stuff leading up to Christmas, getting it done with time to spare is highly recommended.
I'm not going to manage finishing my present in time, will I still be banned from next year's Secret Santa?
WIPs will be OK temporarily... It's better to have your WIP under the tree than nothing, but please finish quickly afterwards to avoid consequences. If you know you won't be able to finish, for whatever reason, let Gecimen
know ASAP so that something else can be sorted out for your partner.
I think making a present for so-and-so would be really fun, I wish I was their Santa!
If you finish your present early, you're more than welcome to make gifts for multiple people. Spread the holiday cheer! But concentrate on your partner first.
You can use one of these generic gift wraps as the preview icon of your gallery submission:
Alternatively: Make a custom wrapping for your gift; in this way you can have a bit of fun teasing the contents within. Just submit this in your gallery as the preview image. So it should be max 100x100 px. Here are a few examples from previous years... with a link to their gifts, for ideas. (you can't use these! come up with your own!)
Read everything? Great! If you sign up below before or on the 7th of December, you'll be added to this list. After you submit your gift, we'll mark you on our list with a little