Holiday Joy Gift-Giving Meme

  • Nov. 19th, 2008 at 10:22 PM
cloverdew: (winter)
Holiday Joy Gift-Giving Meme





Because giving to others totally makes me feel good, I'm putting this up and hoping you all will pimp this for me. I'm making this post public so that other people can link back to it and spread the Holiday Joy!!!!




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 ______ 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 (and tag it as the 'holiday joy meme' so others can find it easily) and link to this post (it'll be public - just copy and paste from the box below) so that the holiday joy will spread.





Step Two
- Surf around your friends list (or friends' friends, 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.

[Updated from the 2007 version]






My wish list... in no particular order:

1. Taking a graphic design class in the spring
2. Recycled Tire Tube Handbag
3. Gunmetal jewelry from Melanie Brandon
4. Algerian Love Knot necklace like Vesper Lynd's from the James Bond movies
5. Spending a week at the ocean.
6. Some Zen things to put on my desk at work - a garden (rock with water or sand), a Bonzai tree, etc - or other things that will keep my mind focused and energy even during the work day.
7. Everyone on my flist to go to thehungersite every day between now and the end of the holiday season.
8. Really good, easy-to-follow tutorials for Adobe Creative Suite.
9. Some great random prompts and inspirations (words, phrases, situations, etc.) to use for stories, icons, etc.
10. Ideas of web design or related seminars under $500 in the DC area so that I can get work to pay for my education!

If you're sending me a holiday card or gift, you can contact me with this information.

Holiday Joy Gift-Giving Meme

  • Nov. 19th, 2008 at 10:22 PM
cloverdew: (winter)
Holiday Joy Gift-Giving Meme





Because giving to others totally makes me feel good, I'm putting this up and hoping you all will pimp this for me. I'm making this post public so that other people can link back to it and spread the Holiday Joy!!!!




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 ______ 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 (and tag it as the 'holiday joy meme' so others can find it easily) and link to this post (it'll be public - just copy and paste from the box below) so that the holiday joy will spread.





Step Two
- Surf around your friends list (or friends' friends, 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.

[Updated from the 2007 version]






My wish list... in no particular order:

1. Taking a graphic design class in the spring
2. Recycled Tire Tube Handbag
3. Gunmetal jewelry from Melanie Brandon
4. Algerian Love Knot necklace like Vesper Lynd's from the James Bond movies
5. Spending a week at the ocean.
6. Some Zen things to put on my desk at work - a garden (rock with water or sand), a Bonzai tree, etc - or other things that will keep my mind focused and energy even during the work day.
7. Everyone on my flist to go to thehungersite every day between now and the end of the holiday season.
8. Really good, easy-to-follow tutorials for Adobe Creative Suite.
9. Some great random prompts and inspirations (words, phrases, situations, etc.) to use for stories, icons, etc.
10. Ideas of web design or related seminars under $500 in the DC area so that I can get work to pay for my education!

If you're sending me a holiday card or gift, you can contact me with this information.

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