November 30th, 2010

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Give More, Aids Awareness Month, Header design contest, Vgift contest

After a long weekend stuffed with cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie, we're delighted to announce that Give More is back to make holiday giving a little sweeter on LiveJournal (more details below)! Now that the twelfth month is upon us, it's time to honor December birthdays. If you were born during this festive month, send Frank a sonorous woot! along with your birthday wish (a coordinating userpic always makes him smile), and he'll send you a holiday portrait (up through the first 10 pages of comments).

Give More!

We're pleased to announce that Give More is back. From now through December 31st, when you give someone a Paid account for a year, your friend will receive 1,000 LJ Tokens for free as a special holiday bonus! (Give More is only applicable to gift orders for others, not for purchases made for your own account.) LJ Tokens can be used to buy userpic add-ons, custom userheads, extra Paid account time, storage space, vgifts, and more. Enjoy!

Support AIDS Awareness

In honor of AIDS Awareness month, we've added a charitable vgift to the Gift Shop. This is a wonderful way to send a gift that keeps on giving. For each red ribbon you purchase for $3.99, we'll donate 100 percent of gross proceeds (we'll cover the processing fees) to amfAR (the Foundation for AIDS Research), dedicated to ending the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research. We thank you for helping us make a difference.

Header design contest winner

Congratulations to perplexedchick who won our December header design contest! We'll accept entries for the January header design contest up through Monday, December 20th, at 4PM (PST) at remixed. All entries that came in after the deadline have been entered into the January contest. For more information on the rules, read here. We thank you all, again, for making LiveJournal your canvas!

Vgift design contest

We received a delicious assortment of entries for our holiday vgift design contest. After much deliberation, we narrowed the entries down to 12 designs for your review. As a special treat, all LiveJournal users will get to send the winning vgift to five friends. The winning designer will be awarded 2,500 LJ Tokens. Finalists will get 1,000 LJ Tokens.

Satin-ribboned gifts for our Paid users!

If you have a paid or permanent account, you can send five free holiday presents now until Monday, December 6th, at 4pm, PST! You'll see both the free and the $0.99 gifts displayed until you've delivered them to your friends. If you're not receiving vgifts (from friends and/or Frank), you may have disabled them. To enable vgifts, visit Edit profile (under Profile), scroll down to the bottom of the page, and check your settings. Happy giving!

Did you know ...?

Most of you are aware that we now offer custom userheads in the Gift Shop. Custom userheads provide a way to change the little person icon that appears next to your username to something seasonal or fun. What some users don't realize is that custom userheads can be gifted just like Paid account time or vgifts. If you think your friends might enjoy having a santa, snowman, or reindeer dressing up their posts, here's how you can give them:

  1. Visit the custom userheads section of the Gift Shop.
  2. Click the Buy as Gift tab above the userhead display area.
  3. Type your friend's username in the Recipient field, click the Next button, and wait for the page to reload.
  4. If you want the userhead delivered on a specific day (such as a holiday or birthday), select the desired delivery date. If you don't pick a new date, the gift will be delivered as soon as your payment is processed.
  5. Choose the userhead you want to give and click the Add to Cart button.
  6. Select your payment method and click the Check Out button to provide your payment information (this includes LJ Tokens).
Once your friend receives the new userhead, she or he will need to select it on the Edit Profile page to begin using it (gifted userheads are not applied automatically). For full information on custom userheads, please see this FAQ. We've added a few new holiday-themed userheads to the Shop, so be sure to check them out!

For our featured photo and more from Frank and Meme, we'll catch you under the cut! Collapse )
Thanks, again, for joining us. We'll see you next week!