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Step One
- Make a post (public, friends locked, 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 so that the holiday joy will spread.

Step Two
- Surf around your friendslist (or friends friends, or just random journals, or [info]holiday_wishes/[info]wish_list) 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. Good book recommendations...  Oprah book club type book.  Easy to read, don't consume a lot of mental/emotional energy
2. Crock pot recipes that are ingredients usually on hand that can cook all day (10 hours or so)
3. A deep cleaning/organizing of my house
4. Homemade cookies and Christmas candy
5. Fresh Lavender to be dried
6. lavender bath smelly good stuff
7. Postcards, pictures or letters for Alex - getting mail is a HUGE deal to him
8. Deer Antlers for my dogs
9. Animal shelter donations in Freedom's name
10. A hand painted/ hand drawn pictures of Freedom - I really really miss my dog


Date: 2011-12-01 05:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
1. Gift From the Sea - Anne Morrow Lindbergh It's lyrical, essay style, and can be read in bits as you have time.

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Date: 2011-12-01 11:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I would LOVE to do #7 if you'll send me your address

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Date: 2011-12-01 02:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sending it to you! Thank you!!

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Date: 2011-12-01 01:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Can you email me your address? I would like to send you some stuff!

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Date: 2011-12-01 02:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
sendin it to you! Thank you love!

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Date: 2011-12-02 02:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've made a few recipes in the Crockpot from this website: There are also tons of good recipes here: If the recipes call for less than 10 hours, my "trick" is a timer, like the one you use to turn on lights. It turns the Crockpot on 6 or 8 hours before I expect to be home and works like a charm.

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Date: 2011-12-02 03:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
If you can FB message me your address, the girls and I will write Alex letters.

I recommend:
-House of Sand and Fog, which actually WAS an Oprah book
-The Marriage Plot, by Jeffrey Eugenides, which was awesome

December 2012


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