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.
Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ, or link to this post (it’ll be public) so that the holiday joy will spread.
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.
I wish for anything off my Amazon Wish List.
I wish for a black heart necklace.
I wish for an open Feri training for 2005.
I wish for my friend to have the money back that was lost/stolen a week ago.
I wish for an original piece of art depicting the bond between Dionysos and Ariadne.
I wish for the people in my country to put the brakes on the downward slide towards the unification of church and state.
I wish for a trip to the UK.
I wish for a trip to Jamaica.
I wish for a bottle of really good California red zinfindel.
I wish for a psychic to contact Jasmine and make sure she’s made it to the Otherworld, that she’s at peace.
If you want to surprise me, contact Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org. If not, email@example.com. We’ll get the mailing address to you.
What do you wish for?
Don’t be shy… I am really hoping to be Santa for some of my friends. 🙂