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Welcome to the Secret Santa Network! We're the largest Secret Santa themed group on deviantART! Where the gift of giving is for everyone! The group hosts two events every year - Secret Santa and Summer Secret Santa.

This group is a learning tool for any beginner artist to take part in events for the first time and is also a group for elite artists who put a lot of effort in their illustrations!

Please read these pages below on how to sign-up and participate in events! Thank you! :hug:

:star: COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS 2017 :star:


:star: CURRENT SCHEDULE :star:

(All times are Pacific Standard Time)

Secret Santa Sign-ups
Sign-ups open: Monday, 28 August 2017
Sign-ups close: Sunday, 19 November 2017 @ 9 PM

Secret Santa Gift Submissions
Earliest Date: Saturday, 16 December 2017
Latest Date: Sunday, 7 January 2018 @ 11:59 PM
Extension: Sunday, 4 February 2018 @ 11:59 PM
Volunteer: Sunday, 18 February 2018 @ 11:59 PM







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Secret Santa 2017
Secret Santa Submission! by andysoilder
SS ~ Louna by ExoSquishyPenguin
Cheshire .:SS:. by Fr0g-Prince
Penguin plushie christmas by JinxyF
Summer Secret Santa 2017
Summer Secret Santa 2017 Gift by sapphire-spider
I'd Trade My Luck To Know by Alkraas
SSS : Omnomnom by SmolSalty
For Tony-Akita by Musicdove
Secret Santa 2016
Secret Santa Gift by Gh0stParade
SS: Silvaze126 by Galarixk
[SS] Felyx and Maya by 113Chattz
Summer Secret Santa 2016
Secret Santa Summer 2016 .:Take a walk:. by maakurika
Alice by LexiSmiles
Summer Secret Santa 2016 Volunteer by GreenAngel5
[G] Summer SS: YoruFox by Avistella
Secret Santa 2015
Surrogate SS Uraqt314 2015 by Zephel-K
Hatsune Miku: Good Smile Series by RocketPancake
Surrogate SS Kimmorz 2015 by Zephel-K
Secret Santa - Anxiety by cottoncritter
Secret Santa 2014
Ada for mr-sage by theliondemon-kaimra
Akida and Kyna for dieliala by theliondemon-kaimra
To: ChibiFangirl01 From: KloutSketch by DruidPeter
Suigetsu and Reibu by theliondemon-kaimra


My Christmas Card to my Friends on Deviantart by Christopher-Hart
Happy Valentines Day cheesecake by sonialeong
Happy Holidays Everyone! by PeculiarDork
Merry Christmas 2016 by Enijoi
{CJ- EVENT} Kiss Me Under The Mistletoe by Bearonic
[EVG] Secret Santa by Tree-kun
Secret Santa by kera-moondust
Secret Sinterklaas 2017 by LacernellaRubra
Secret Santa: Chau is good! by mellihaeh
Secret Santa - Radiant Sailor Citrine Koi by Jateshi
Merry Christmas, Michelle! - Melody by Gnewi
Merry Christmas, InkyRose! - Azenaria by Gnewi
Christmas Cookies - Ornament Set by JenniFooFU
Liverpool Christmas Lights by ClaresArtwork
Christmas Truck by AveragePhotographer
It's a Small World Christmas Lights by mariosonicfan16

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Secret Santa 2017 Event Status

Gift submissions will officially open this coming Saturday! Be prepared to submit your finished drawings for your giftee when it happens! :excited::excited::excited:

If you missed out or had no free time to participate in this year's Secret Santa 2017 event, you will have the opportunity to volunteer for a replacement participant and/or participate in the Summer Secret Santa 2018 event starting on Monday, 26 February 2018 (if necessary).

Stay tuned to this group for updates and more information.

Thank you for understanding and Happy Holidays! :santa::rudolph:

:pointr: :pointr: :pointr: :pointr: Wishlist Application Template :pointl: :pointl: :pointl: :pointl:


(F2U) dA Present 2.0 by Fario-P :iconnumber5-plz::iconnumber6-plz::iconnumber6-plz:

Gift submissions completed: 66 + 1 (10%)

PROGRESS (× 5%): :bulletred::bulletred::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack:

:bulletgreen: Complete List of Participants :bulletred:
[Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3]

Dropouts: 1   Lost: 0   Deactivations: 2    Grinches: 0
The activity here as quieted down since sign-ups closed nearly three weeks ago. However, that's not gonna last too much longer.

One week from today, the wait will be finally over! :D Starting next Saturday, I will be allowing the rest of the participants to finally submit their drawings for their giftee! :w00t:

Gift submissions will remain open until Sunday, 7 January 2018 at 11:59 PM PST. This will give participants at least 22 days to complete their gift drawing. If for some reason, you can't make it by the deadline, you will need to notify me or my team in advance to request a extension that will last through Sunday, 5 February 2017 at 11:59 PM PST.

Me and our team has notified participants that they have received their assignments for their Secret Santa 2017 event by now. If for some reason, you still haven't received a note, please contact me or my team as soon as possible with your participant number. Other than that, everything should be all good. :)

I would like to reiterate that now that the Secret Santa 2017 event is underway and participants are working on their gifts, I take the event that I hold very seriously.

If you fail to complete the gift drawing without notifying us in advance by the end of Sunday, 7 January 2018, you will risk a ban from this group for one year! If for any reason you have to drop out, you will be spared from a ban, but you won't be allowed to participate in the Summer Secret Santa 2018 event unless you decide to redeem yourself as a replacement participant.

Because we got so many participants in this year's Secret Santa event, we really need to have the opportunity to give participants their best effort to complete the gift drawing on time. It's just absolutely not fair if a participant does a drawing for their giftee...and their giftee doesn't do their part and do a drawing in return. :(

In any event a participant goes giftless, we will be calling up a replacement Secret Santa to volunteer. We need to make sure everyone receives a gift for Christmas and not let them down.

When the event began, the Secret Santa 2017 event had 636 participants. However, we have had 59 participants completing their drawings early, 1 participant dropping out from the event and 2 participants deactivating or getting banned. This brings the number of participants left in this event down to 574 making the event just over 9% complete.

From the current number of remaining participants that we're at right now, we would need to get at least 86 participants submitting their gift drawing once gift submissions open.

In order for the Summer Secret Santa 2018 sign-up period to get under way, the Secret Santa 2017 event is aiming to get the number of gift submissions remaining to 5% or less from the original participant count of 636 by Monday, 19 February 2018. This puts the target number of gift submissions remaining down to no higher than 32.

:bulletyellow: If we fail to reach the goal, the sign-up period will be pushed back to no later than the first Monday in April 2018.
:bulletred: If the number of gift submissions still fail to reach 32 or less by the first Monday in April 2018, the Summer Secret Santa 2018 event could be called off and we don't want that to happen.

If you have any questions or concerns about this journal, please let us know.

Thank you! :hug:
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SoulMeister88 Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I've accidentally deleted my secret santa wishlist! :faint: What do I do?... :(
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
If you accidentally deleted your Secret Santa wishlist, you will need to recreate it. We would hate to see you pull out of the event. :(

Once you recreate your Secret Santa wishlist, one of the participants will receive a note with a link to the receiving participant and a link to the updated wishlist.
SoulMeister88 Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will! I'm really sorry ;;_;; 
Could I send it to you here? 
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You can send this group a group note with a link to your new wishlist in the That way I'll keep track of your wishlist. :)
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BelenMichimi Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello! I'm new, and I wanted to know, if I didn't joined the Secret Santa, could I participate on the Summer Secret Santa??

Thank you!
GGalaxygirl Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
um would it be ok if I help out with secret santa for next year?
i mean like giving people their "assignment" of who they will be with or just helping to make sure it runs smoothly with you guys?
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