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date: 2015-12-01 20:59
subject: Wishlist Meme
security: Public
mood swingcheerful cheerful
tagschristmas, christmas wishlist, things i won't get for myself, wishlist, wishlist meme

I don't think I've ever had it together enough to post a wishlist before Christmas. Or I was embarrassed to some years, when money was super tight and I was running in the negative spoons when it came to doing things like art or fic.This year I was reminded and I'm doing it.

So, I'm going paraphrase (and even copy word for word) from [ profile] settiai since her post explained so well.

How It Works:

Post to your blog 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 Maine Coon kitten - 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. (ETA: I'm going to stick mine under the cut, because I'll be moving after the new year so I'm not too worried about sharing it here.)


Look around your circle/dashboard/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.

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!


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 all recognize the unlikelihood of it so 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.

Let's make some wishes come true this year!

And now, the list, under the cut:

Wishlist under the cut )

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