Welcome to Void Century’s very first Secret Santa event! :
The ones of you who where on OPF will probably still remember it and the ones who are new will find out soon.
What is Secret Santa?
Secret Santa is a Christmas tradition where a group of people is getting together, and each member of the group is assigned as Secret Santa for another member of the group. The secret santa then has to get a gift for the person they’re assigned to. Normally people buy gifts but since we’re an online community we use gifts that we can share online. Have in mind that it’s not secret for no reason though! Don’t tell anyone whose Santa you are, especially the person you have to gift!
How to join?
To join you just have to write in this thread that you want to join. And it would also be good if you mention some of your likes and dislikes in your post so people who don’t know you well have an idea as to what they should gift you.
Some gift ideas:
This is just for inspiration. We had so many different gifts in the past. Some possible gifts are drawings, stories, poems, songs (if you’re confident enough to sing), signatures, avatars, self-made gift cards, a collection of fanart, a video and so on~
But I’m not very creative, what should I do?
That is no problem at all! In this event it doesn’t matter whether you’re skilled at something like drawing or writing. It is the thought and the effort that counts the most. Most important is that the gift receiver gets something that will make them happy. It can be as simple as a card or some nice words of appreciation that will cheer them up.
How does it work?
Phase 1: Sign Up
You can sign up until the 27th of November. This will give you almost 4 weeks to make make a gift which should be plenty of time. On that day I will also send you the name of the person you have to make a gift for.
Phase 2: Submission
You have until the 23rd of December to send me the gift. Make sure to send them to me and NOT to the person that will receive it. It’s supposed to be secret until the end.
Phase 3: Gifting
On the evening of the 24th of December I will send the gifts to everyone via PM.
Phase 4: Revealation
On the following day, the 25th of December I will post the gifts on the forum. However, I will not reveal the Secret Santas just yet. This will give you some time to have some fun and figure out who created which gift.
After that I’ll give it one or two days until I finally reveal the names.
What’s special this year? :
This year I’m happy to announce an event, that we’ve never had before in a Secret Sants event! I will do a very special lottery! The winner of the lottery will be able to win a real-life prize!
To qualify in the lottery, you need to meet certain criteria which are the following:
Successfully participate in the Secret Santa event
Have a post count of at least 100 posts
Be active from now on until the 24th of December (at least 25 posts outside of general lounge)
Willing to share your address with me. Do not worry, I will not share it with anyone and it will be solely used for the purpose of sending the prize.
Admins aren't included in the lottery but moderators can qualify
I know this this may sounds like a lot but considering that I’ll be spending money on this I think it’s only fair. You have time to reach the required post count until the 24th of December so even if you don't have enough posts yet there's still plenty of time to catch up.
So, I’m sure by now you’re wondering what you can win. The prize for this lottery will be a One Piece figurine.
Which one you ask? That’s the best part! Once the winner is decided, I’ll let them choose one out of 4 available options which are: Luffytaro, Sanji, Boa Hancock and Okiku!
Monkey D. Ruffy - One Piece - Battle Record Collection - Banpresto (14 cm)
Sanji - Battle Record Collection - One Piece - Banpresto (21 cm)
Boa Hancock - One Piece - Sweet Style Pirates Version A - Banpresto (23 cm)
Okiku Ver. A - One Piece - Glitter & Glamours - Banpresto (25 cm)
Note that you can join Secret Santa, even if you don't qualify for the lottery!
I hope everyone understood how the event works. If you should still have any questions feel free to ask! I'm always happy to help. And I just want to add that I'm really happy to be hosting Secret Santa this year :
Deadline for Phase 2
PS: I forgot to include this in the thread but you will also get an exclusive Secret Santa banner for joining!
Unfortunately I don't have a picture of it yet because Chaud has to make it first :