- Make a post (public, friendslocked, 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 fandom-related ("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 life things (not fics or icons), 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 (it'll be public) so that the holiday joy will spread.
- 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.
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.
2. To learn how to do something new with my hair. I have straight waist-length hair and I only know how to put it in a ponytail, a bun, simple braiding (not French braiding), and how to twist it up and clip it with a barrette. I'm willing to buy different hair products, curlers, etc., I simply don't know how to use any of them yet.
3. Go to somebody else's list and do something for them.
4. Any of the America's Test Kitchen companion cookbooks (
6. Cotton tights and a few solid-color cardigans, preferably in neutral colors, to wear with the dresses I plan to make so they'll be wearable year-round. (I fit into a ladies' small or girls' extra-large and am 5'2".)
7. Fabric remnants for my sewing stash. I'll seriously take any fabric someone doesn't want (I use fabric I wouldn't use for clothing for bag linings, to make a sample garment before cutting more expensive cloth, etc.) and I'm always happy to sew things in return. My current hunt is for pretty remnants under a yard and as small as 9x12" for handbags.
9. A babysitter for a night out with Vogon. We haven't been out without Laurel since early September and I'd like a night or weekend afternoon out with him.
10. Good health for all of my friends, especially the folks with chronic illnesses and/or recovering from surgery or serious injuries.
My contact information is always available on my website. The Colorado address on it is my parents' and forwards to my Texas address; e-mail me for my Texas address.
What do you want for the holidays?