All the creatures were stirring. They were on holiday!
A cold winter's night, with some days off for break's
The perfect time for artists to cure those art-aches.
The artists were nestled with the tools of their station,
With scrolling hands ready to find inspiration.
There was one young artist logging on with a smile
To sit back and think of what they hadn't in a while.
'Twas 10 years to the day since they'd made this account.
If they'd only known then what surprises would mount.
The features, the layouts, the widgets, the glee,
the DeviantMeets, the app, and the community.
In a world brimming with art, competition seems tough,
and it's easy -- alone -- to feel not good enough.
But the community on DeviantArt is so vast,
A new artist is kindred, without needing to ask.
One's watchers bring support, encouragement, praise,
criticism with care, a rare sight these days.
And then there are artists you yourself get to find
who bring inspiration and tutorials of all kinds.
Our young deviant friend has grown these last years,
Making friends, asking questions, overcoming art fears.
And of course they've paid forward the community love,
When newbies come seeking answers from above.
Oh! Our artist's nostalgia must come to an end.
They need to deliver an art gift to a friend.
But they'll always cherish the community that gave them their start.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good art!
╰( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° )つ──🎨*:・ﾟ
–Creatively crafted by LaurenKitsune
Our sincere thanks ♥
As staff members, we get to feel the love from the community every day, but it's always humbling to hear from deviants whose individual experiences over the years have brought them friends from around the world and shaped the artists they've become.
We'd like to thank the community for the gift you give us all year round -- nurturing and taking part in the site all of us love so much. After sixteen years, you're what we're all here for and it's the spirit of the community that keeps DeviantArt's running.
Wishing you and yours health and happiness this holiday season.
~Heidi, and the entire DeviantArt Staff