I am starting this by saying that I am not begging. This is a meme that I participate in EVERY year. I want to do it this year with my friends via this blog. To participate, all you have to do is post a link to your list. You do not have to participate at all, but I will try to get you one thing off your list if I know you. I will then try to get people who post links to their lists on here something as well. It may be something small, but I will try to get you something. I am offering to do that because last year people were so gracious and helped me to have a really cheerful Christmas. I want to be able to do the same for other people this year.
First, since y’all are not as familiar with this as the LiveJournal crew, I will post the rules:
– Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered…whatever you’re comfortable with) to your blog/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. [Note: Your home address is not required!]
– Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your blog, or link to this post (it’ll be public) so that the holiday joy will spread.
– Surf around your friendslist/links (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 fulfill a wish for someone–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 guarantees with this project, 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.
1. DSLR camera (this is for school)
2. Point and Shoot digital camera (at least 7 Mega Pixels)
3. Laptop (this is also for school)
4. Twilight shirts/hoodies (2XL)
6. 2 Basset Hounds (female, since my male dog only likes having girl dogs around)–this would be for my Mom
7. Gift Cards
8. Phrase Books for countries in Europe
9. Travel Books for Europe, especially the Czech Republic
10. Amazon wishlist