- 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.
- 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.
1. A four-bedroom (or more) house in Lexington, preferably in the Breckinridge Elementary school district and within a couple of blocks of a LexTran stop. Don't really want to move, but three boys sharing one bedroom is just getting too small any more.
2. A high-end notebook computer, fast with a decent hard drive and hopefully a DVD drive.
3. LexTran 20-ride punch passes.
4. A nice pair of warm winter gloves in leather or maybe fleece. I've had knitted or crocheted gloves the past few years and they always end up unravelling at the fingertips. Mittens would be okay too, but gloves are easier to get the door unlocked in.
5. A copy of Jennifer Government by Max Barry.
6. Certificates for Krogers or WalMart.
7. Sims: The Urbz for Gameboy Advance SP.
8. Pattern book for a knitted sampler afghan like the one I made for gazerwolf back in 1986. It's 63 squares about 7-8" across each, uses two light shades and two dark of the same color, a different pattern on each square, about half solid colors and half two-color light/dark combos. I'd checked the book out from the public library in Dayton, Ohio over the summer; it was old and starting to fall apart, no idea now what the title or publisher was. Or any knitted sampler-type afghan pattern, and enough acrylic yarn to make it at least once.
9. Gemstone/crystal pendants, and maybe a new kink-proof silver chain to wear them on. I got a batch of different semi-precious stones from a Secret Santa last year, I'd love to have more of them. Points like these or wire-wrapped stones or wrapped points. Stretch/adjustable stone bracelets would be cool too.
10. A real Shaman Drum or CDs of native American / shaman drumming. Celtic drum CDs like Riverdance are okay too. I prefer the Native style of the two, don't care so much for African drums. One of my favorite CDs is Brule's One Nation.
These links are for illustration only, not meant to refer to any particular vendors.
c/o American Tarot Association
3176 Richmond Road #123
Lexington KY 40509
(This address works better for packages than the house, we don't always hear the door.)