You have found yourself following the smell of pine and bark, two scents somehow strong enough to cut through the chilly air that nips at your face. Gently, though picking up in speed as the night sets in, snow flutters to the ground unevenly around you, accompanying your hastened travel. It isn’t long before you come upon it - the grand, ancient tree in her same location as seasons past, shimmering faintly as if decked with an enchantment just for the occasion. As you look up at her branches and begin to form your plans, other residents begin to appear around you, gathering for another year’s end ceremony of festive decorating.
Welcome to Louloudia’s Adorn the Tree Event! If you were unable to participate in this event last year, you are welcome to view the old thread here to see how other members participated. The final tree was decorated beautifully by many different members, and many people opted to place gifts for friends beneath the tree as well. We are excited to share another holiday season with our members, and we wanted to bring back a version of this event to share with all of our new members who have joined us this year. For this season, we have a few new event details as well! There will be multiple badges you can earn: a badge for decorating the tree, a badge for providing a gift to another member throughout the month of December, and a badge for attending our in-chat celebration to finish up the event.
On the night of the Solstice (December 21st), Louloudia’s team will come together to top our tree in a symbolic act of joining together our community. If together we can decorate our tree brightly enough to shine through the cold winter night, its glow will be strong enough for the Winter Spirit to find us. Seasons past have shown us that the Spirits will often bring gifts as a token of gratitude in return for all of our work.
Over the course of the next week, the team will be providing several ornament templates for members to modify & colour if they are unable to create their own ornament from scratch for any reason.
Event Participation Notes:
Participate in tree decorating by either a) drawing your own adornment and adding it onto the tree, b) colouring a template and adding it onto the tree, or c) creating your adornment and posting it for a team member to add for you.
When adding a decoration directly to the tree, please make sure that you have the most recent version. We recommend drawing or colouring your ornament separately and adding it to the tree image rather than drawing directly onto the tree. This way, if someone updates the tree while you are drawing, you will still be able to add your ornament without needing to worry about another member adding theirs into the spot you were already drawing on.
Please save all of your files as .png to enable transparency. Let a team member know if you need help.
You may hang multiple decorations, but be courteous of space for others.
The tree will be topped by the team on December 21st, but members may continue to decorate & add gifts through the end of December.
Ornament & Decor Ideas:
Honor a loved one or pet
Your favorite decoration growing up
Draw your character as a “DIY” ornament (e.g. gingerbread, sticks, etc.)
Make an ornament from materials you’d find around Louloudia
Small animals - whether real or imaginary
Something interesting your character might have found around Louloudia
Bonus Activity: Browse through our “Winter Wishlist” thread to find references from members in our community, or put together a secret gift for one of your friends. We encourage you to add a drawn gift beneath the tree, but it is not necessary. The act of giving a gift to another member and posting it on the forum during the month of December will earn you a generosity-themed badge.
Bonus Event: Join us for an in-chat gathering on the night of the 21st, 22nd, or 23rd. There will be “door prizes” planned for all who can attend, whether you can stay for a minute or an hour. We are planning for a casual game of trivia (theme to be announced) and some time together as a community. A poll will be created for times, and everyone is encouraged to vote on the best date and time that they would be able to attend a chat event.
Which night is better for you to attend an in-chat gathering?
- December 21st
- December 22nd
- December 23rd
Please allow for the complete end of the event for all badges to be rewarded.