- 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 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 so that the holiday joy will spread.
- Surf around your friendslist (or friends friends, or just random journals, or [info]holiday_wishes/[info]wish_list) 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.
So! My Top Ten $WINTERHOLIDAY/Hogswatch/Chanukah/Yule/C
1. A job for gwynraven, who is an academic reference librarian. Ideally in Boston, though I'm not going to be selfish if the perfect job for her is not in Boston. Gwyn has a BA in English, BS in Marine Science, MA in English, MLIS in Library Science, and 5 years experience as an academic reference librarian and virtual reference coordinator. Liaison experience in the sciences and in women and gender studies. Collection development/material selection experience. Instruction experience in both traditional and online for-credit classes as well as 'one-shots' Active in ALA committees. Published research on virtual reference and computer mediated communication. Knowledge of HTML, some CSS. Expertise in web 2.0 technologies and their use in libraries. PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN!
2. A full-size mattress. Queen is too big for the space; full is perfect.
3. Help recovering my tattered dining-room chairs.
4. To start a rotating dinner club - anyone interested in coming to or hosting a dinner party on a semiregular basis?
5. LJ Icons for Cicatrix and for knitting and probably several other things that I'll think of after I hit "post".
6. Help relaunching the Shayara website, maybe in WordPress? In something more intuitive to me, anyway. Even if I'm not currently doing the story, I can do the immersive world of it online.
7. Sparkly shiny things for my hair and other parts of me - jewelry and accessories and assorted silliness. Got anything around the house that has too many feathers or rhinestones? Pixie me up, baby.
8. Yarn! If you give me yarn I will do knitting to it. I have a special love for supersoft lovelies like bamboo and silk, but just plain wool is also good; I like very saturated colors, not pastels, and am more into tonal semisolids than wildly variegated yarns.
9. I have wishlists at Etsy, Ravelry, ThinkGeek, Amazon, and Anthropologie, though I suspect that last is pretty family-exclusive in terms of budget.
10. A PONY.
If you have one of these wishlists, please post it in comments!