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How It Works:

Post to your DW/LJ (publicly or locked) with a list of ten things you want to receive for the holidays. They can be anything, from a personalized DW/LJ icon or drabble to a purebred puppy - as long as all the items on the list are things that you genuinely want.

If there's anything on your list that needs to come to you through the mail, make your shipping address available, but please be safe about it and don't post that part publicly - just specify how people should go about getting it.

Next:
Look around your circle/friends list for others who have posted the meme. (The more who do, the better this works, so encourage them!) If you see a wish you can grant, GO FOR IT. You might find a little thing you can do for free that will make someone happy, or you might just discover that a stranger is longing for the exact boxed set of DVDs that you no longer want.
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Don't spend money unless you want to, and don't commit to more than you can handle without stressing yourself. There are no rules to this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. If someone surprises you with a gift certificate to the restaurant you never thought you'd get to go to, don't feel guilty or obliged to return the favor. The point is to spread around a lot of opportunities to grant wishes - use them as you see fit, and remember that your list gives those opportunities to others!

Tips:

Dream big, but stay practical. If you really want the Mercedes, put the Mercedes on the list, but don't forget that you also really want some feedback on the story you wrote - so put that on the list too. It's fun to imagine something huge happening through this meme, but we'll recognizes the unlikelihood of it and make sure our friends still have a chance to do something thoughtful that's within their means.

Put limits on yourself for what, but not who: if you've decided that you can spend a few hours drawing a picture, but none of your friends are asking for one, keep looking for wishlists - you might even make a new friend or two! Ask people to link their lists for you, and don't be afraid to post your own in a few places.



1. Nautical themed prints/seascapes/lighthouses 'n boats/etc. for my living room (blue and brown color scheme) Secondhand/thrifted is not only fine, but encouraged.
2. Throw pillows in the same colors
3. This Castiel print in the Medium size
4. A paid LJ account and an extra User Pics pack
5. A variety of inks and stamps, for making greeting cards/post cards
6. A boatload of Model Magic and some chains/clasps/earring hooks/etc. for making novelty jewelry
7. Pink or purple hair dye (would love to do the tips again)
8. Courage/encouragement to get my first tattoo!
9. People who would be interested in an online or real life writing group -- I need the impetus to start writing again, and the social aspect would probably be good for me
10. New running shoes (Size 8.5)


Link me to yours; I'm on a relatively tight budget, but I'll do what I can. If you need my address for anything, PM me.

Date: 2012-12-10 03:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starling27.livejournal.com
Ooo i can do the jewellery part and online writing group i'm so up for :D

Date: 2012-12-17 01:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sumofherregrets.livejournal.com
Woo, excellent! Regarding the writer's group thing, I want to talk to some people IRL and I'll get back to interested parties after the New Year in terms of what form the group will take. Since most of the people I know who might be interested are on LJ anyway, I'm leaning towards a private/invite only LJ group, but I'm open to suggestions.

Date: 2012-12-10 08:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] faith-girl222.livejournal.com
re, #8 i've been told by someone who used to be a tattoo artist that generally women do better getting tattoos, in terms of pain. do you have a design picked out?

re, #9 fiction or nonfiction?

my wishlist is here (http://faith-girl222.livejournal.com/595922.html).

Date: 2012-12-17 01:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sumofherregrets.livejournal.com
I've heard the same thing. I have a cousin who has something like two dozen tats, and a couple of freinds who have a few of their own, they all say it's not so bad. I want a text tattoo; I know what I want it to say, I'm open to suggestion as to how to design it ("You shall, above all things, be Glad and Young," ee cummings).

It would be fiction, short/flash fiction and poetry.

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