a fair and balanced birdthing (raaven) wrote,
a fair and balanced birdthing

Midwinter Gifting

I really like this meme.

Step One:

* Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of ten holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a [insert OTP here] 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 to make sure that these wishes are things you really, truly want.

*If you wish for real-world 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.

Step Two:

* Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or holiday_wishes, 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 and 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.

Second, the list:

1- Anything from my Amazon lists - even if it's not from Amazon! I'm thrilled to get any of this stuff in used good condition as well, and for books I prefer paperbacks

2- Anything you think I'd like after cruising my interests or Amazon lists. I love surprises!

3- Wool or cotton yarn.

4- Buttons! Old buttons, new buttons, metal, plastic, small, medium, large, whatever buttons! (I mean buttons in the clothing-fastener sense, not the picture/phrase on a round thing with a pin on the back sense)

5- Velvet silk scraps. From old clothes, old sewing projects, samples, anything! I especially like jewel tones, but I will use it all!

6- EFF membership (or any donations to them)

7 -ACLU membership (or any donations to them)

8- A working, reliable diesel/biodiesel vehicle.

9- A house down-payment.

10- Coffee samples (decaf, please).

Raaven O'Quinn
806 S. 49th Street, 3FL
Philadelphia, PA 19143

email: raaven@livejournal.com
Tags: gifting, holiday wishlist, lists, wishlist
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