Many thanks to btvs_santa and the mod for the idea and a willingness to share!
Basic premise: Post your request for a holiday gift any time between 1 November and 30 November 2008. You'll then receive the name of another community member and a copy of his/her request. All you have to do is the best you can to comply with the request and make them something shiny for the holidays.
E-mail address: If you would prefer not to list it in public, please send an E-mail with your address and LJ username to email@example.com. Things I'd like: Request as many things as you want (the more you list, the more likely you'll get something you want and the easier it is to pair up with another member). Be as specific or as general as you'd like. What I can do: What you can offer to your giftee. This helps us make assignments that won't cause the rending of garments and burnings in effigy *g*. What I absolutely CAN'T do: Pretty self-explanatory. This is where you list any limitations (fic only, no het, whatever) you may have or anything you may be unwilling to do (specific characters or pairings, for example).
Dates of some importance:
Sign-ups will run from 1 November through 30 November 2008. All gifts should be posted between 24 December 2008 and 1 January 2009.
What happens next: Once you receive your assignment, get started on your gift(s)! You have the option of making 'teaser' gifts (optional!). If you decide to make teasers to post before 24 December, send those to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll post them for you so you don't reveal yourself before it's time.
If you are unable to post your gift between December 24th and January 1st, please send it to us at email@example.com, and we'll help you out!
Requests can for anything -- fics, icons, videos, graphics -- but please don't limit your request to only one option for your Secret Santa, give him/her options so s/he can work in the genre s/he feels most comfortable. Keep in mind, these are VIRTUAL gifts. Please, do not make purchases for your recipient since not everyone has the means or opportunity to do so, and no one should feel alienated when the real purpose here is to make something.
But most of all: Have FUN!
This community is maintained by highlander_ii. Please direct any questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.