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Ten holiday wishes – cool idea!

on December 13, 2005

Gacked from sage44_08, eloisem, graceless_gh and nortney.

STEP ONE
– Make a post (public, friends locked, filtered…whatever you’re comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fun (“I’d love a Snape/Hermione icon that’s just for me”) to medium (“I wish for _____ on DVD”) to really big (“All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.”) The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
– If you wish for real possible things, make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it’s your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.
– Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ, or link to this post so that the holiday joy will spread.

STEP TWO
– Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here’s the important part:
– If you see a wish you can grant, and it’s in your heart to do so, make someone’s wish come true. Sometimes someone’s trash is another’s treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don’t want or a gift certificate you won’t use–or even know where you could get someone’s dream purebred Basset Hound for free–do it. Once a wish has been granted, it will be crossed off my list.

You needn’t spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn’t to put people out, it’s to provide everyone a chance to be someone else’s holiday elf–to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not–it’s your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just…wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you’ll have the joy of knowing you made someone’s holiday special.

This is such a cool idea. Now I just have to think of 10 wishes that aren’t just possessions Daniel is going to consider clutter and try to throw out…

1/ Well there’s always the stuff on my Amazon wishlist. Second-hand stuff is fine, but no pirated copies please. (I know, I’m picky!)

2/ I always need clothes for the baby as he keeps growing! 🙂 Second-hand is fine.

3/ Someone to send me some good vegan recipes, as we have new vegan friends.

4/ Someone to send me any tried-and-tested cake/bread recipes that don’t involve weird ingredients like lard, fresh yeast, or “take one white cake mix”.

5/ People to visit www.greatgifts.org and consider buying a gift for the developing world fom there. This is something the Engineer would appreciate too, hehehe!

6/ A circular knitting needle (preferably US size 15, 29 inches) and a stitch marker.

7/ Knitting wool. Any wool will probably get used at some point.

8/ Craft supplies for card-making

9/ Return flights to Auckland from Zurich for two adults and one baby in April (worth a try!)

10/ Everyone else on my flist to make one of these lists too!

I should get the last one of those, surely. 🙂

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