Holiday

Holiday Wishes, 2019-2020 Holiday Season!

holiday_wishes is officially open! Time to break out the wishes, gifts, Holiday spirit and good cheer!

The spirit of the Holiday Wishes meme is for everyone to put their hearts' desires out there, to wish for anything they could possibly want, no strings attached. The history of how it all started can be read here.

Since we are collecting all of these lists in a single forum, we do want to keep things as fair to everyone as possible. For that, we ask that you follow a few simple rules.  These are outlined below, but you can find the complete and detailed rules and posting guidelines on the community wiki.  Everyone who posts their wish list to this community is responsible for following these rules, as well as any updates given in mod posts.

Please note that, with the exception of mod posts, only wishlists are allowed to be posted in this community.  To thank another member for a gift, we recommend that you post in the holiday_thanks community.

When you post a wishlist, we ask...

  • That you post your wishlist once, and only once. Posting your wishlist twice may result in both wishlists being deleted.

  • That you keep your lists limited to no more than 10 wishes.

  • That you do not modify your wishlist once it's been posted.  You may not add or change items as wishes are granted.  Also, because people often use the number of comments a wishlist has received as an indicator of the amount of attention that list has been given, do not delete or screen comments containing offers of items.

  • That you wish for no more than one external wishlist (i.e. Amazon) and no more than 3 types of giftcards.

  • That you do not include a PayPal button or solicit general PayPal donations.  Asking for financial assistance for a specific reason (e.g. buying school textbook) is fine, but share your PayPal email address only.

  • That you tag your wishlist, at minimum, with your country or continent, and preferably with the types of items that you're wishing for.

  • That you do not change the default font size or color, and do not post images over 400 pixels.

  • That you do not use a cut-tag unless your wishlist is unusually long or has images.  (This sounds strange, but cut-tags make it harder for wish-givers to browse the lists!)

  • That for your safety, you do not post a home mailing address.  Although we will allow adults to include their home address if they choose to, we encourage you to use a P.O. Box address or to leave your e-mail address and only provide a mailing address upon request via private email to those you are comfortable giving it to.

  • That you do not solicit in comments for your own wishlist.  Do not comment on someone's wishlist with a link to your own list or otherwise solicit traffic to your own wishlist, unless the original poster has explicitly asked for a link to your wishlist.

When you want to grant a wish, we ask...

  • That you bookmark the wishlist of the person who's wish you're granting. That way you won't forget who wanted the last Coldplay CD, or who asked for the Battlestar Galactica icons.

  • That, when mailing something through the postal service, you include some sort of identifying information with your package or card (LJ username or e-mail address) so the recipient can thank you (unless you're trying to remain anonymous). Also, be sure to use proper packaging and check local regulations for items that may not be sent through the mail.

  • That you don't ask for anything in return.  This is not a gift exchange community; if you send someone a gift, they are not obligated to send one back. Also, note that no money is to be exchanged in connection with items distributed through this community. If you are selling something, please use another site.

When you receive a gift, we ask...

  • That you thank the person who gave it to you directly (via e-mail or commenting on their wishlist, or their journal), and if you wish (or if the gift was anonymous) thank them publicly on holiday_thanks (but please remember that not everyone watches that community, so the person who sent you the gift might not receive the Thank You.)

  • That you consider granting a wish in return and spread the love!

And finally, if a moderator asks you to edit your post, please listen to them. We are doing our best to keep this community fair and fun for everyone. Unfortunately, in a community of this size, this means we need to enforce our rules pretty strictly. Thank you for understanding!

If you have any problems, would like to report a problem with another community member, see a rules violation on a wishlist (i.e. someone who edited their post to include more than 10 items, or 2 wishlists that appear to be posted by the same person), please use the links on the right side of this community or contact a moderator through a mod post.  Please do not contact moderators on their personal LiveJournal accounts.

Your moderators,

bookaddict88 and kindergoth
Calvin & Hobbes Winter

Ho! Ho! Ho! Happy Holiday Wishes 2018

About Me
Greetings! I'm Miss M. Turner. I'm 41 and I live in Florida with my guy and our two cats. I've been in this community for longer than I can remember. LOL I look forward to it every year and enjoy both sending and receiving some holiday cheer!

2018 has been sadly difficult. I got some seriously crappy medical news (diagnosis of multiple autoimmune illnesses including RA and Lupus which worry me about the long-term ability to continue to make jewelry which is my livelihood.) We also lost our cat, Gracie, to cancer after over $2,000 in vet bills. Money has been very tight and we've gotten behind as a result.


Wishlist!
1. To have a good season in my etsy shop PhoenixFire Designs! Sales have been slow and with all the vet bills and medical bills, I've been struggling to keep my head above water this year. I make beautiful pieces by hand and with love, including my world-famous Tree of Life pendants. I also gladly customize and personalize.

Even just spreading the word is helpful! And I'm all over social media! Share, tweet, post, pin on your journal, blog, tumblr, instagram, pinterest, facebook, twitter - anything! The more people know about it, the more I have a chance of getting buyers. Please help support handmade this holiday!

Etsy: www.PhoenixFireDesigns.etsy.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/PhoenixFireDesigns
Instagram: www.instagram.com/PhoenixFireDesigns
Blog: www.PhoenixFireDesigns.com/blog
Gallery: www.TreeofLifePendants.com
Amazon: www.amazon.com/handmade/phoenixfiredesigns


2. Jewelry/Bead Supplies!
I always need jewelry supplies! Swarovski crystals, gemstone chip strands, faceted rondelles, large hole beads, lampwork beads, silk bracelet ribbon, findings (earring hooks, headpins, clasps, etc.) Just no plastic/pony beads please as I can't use them.


3. Happy Mail Surprises
I rarely get mail these days. So I would love some fun, interesting or amusing mail. Postcards, letters, photos, some little trinket, something you made, art, pretty rock or crystal you found, a secret, a book, a card, something with owls, something Disney, something Harry Potter, something silly, something whimsical etc. Just some kind of surprise, happy mail or little "thinking of you" pick me up type letter or parcel. Really this is just an open call for any and all positivity in the form of mail. Sender's choice! :)


4. Anything from my amazon wishlist.
I don't mind gently used items. I'm a big believer that many things in life can be enjoyed by more than one person and shared. (And if you already own something on the list and want to pass it on, that's awesome too!)


5. Gift certificates. For just about anywhere!
Craft stores, Restaurants, retail stores, online stores, big box stores - you name it. I don't mind if you've used part of it and have $7.52 left on it. I know sometimes people give you ones for places you might not like or need or use and they sit and collect dust in your wallet.

Three ones I could use most?
  • Amazon (I'm saving for a replacement tablet. I use mine for all my social media postings and it's about 5 years old and starting to fail. The replacement I want is outside my means right now so anything I can get towards it would be amazing.)
  • Michael's (close by and I get a lot of random items there)
  • Ebay (I get a lot of supplies for my business there like bubble wrap)



6. Pipe Dream: A Samsung S4 Tablet
Mine is about 5 years old now and needs replacing. It's just starting to wear out. I use it daily for my business; things like posting social media like Instagram and editing product photos and such. I don't mind if it's open box/refurbished/gently used either. (I'm also asking for amazon gift cards to put towards purchasing one.)


7. Something Handmade
What's your specialty? I'd love to see what you love to make by hand. Knit, crochet, sew, printmaking, woodwork, paper crafting, photography, paint, art, embroidery, screen printing, etc., etc., etc.....I'm leaving this totally open. If you need inspiration, feel free to check out my pinterest boards which have TONS of crafty inspiration divided up by category.


8. Holiday cards!
Bonus if they have penguins on them, or owls, or winter scenes and extra bonus if they are Yule/Solstice themed. But honestly, any and all cards are SO welcome! I absolutely love mail. I check my mailbox every day because I just love getting mail. It's like a present.


Miss M. Turner
PO BOX 1484
Elfers, FL 34680
USA


memoryanddream (at) gmail.com

ALLERGY NOTE: Because of my migraines, I can't have anything that was around smoke and I can't have any scented products unless they smell like food. Anything with a musk or a perfume or non-edible scent will trigger a migraine. I am also allergic to artificial sweeteners. Thank you.

Thank you in advance! I hope you and yours have a beautiful holiday season!
Holiday

Holiday Wishes, 2018-2019 Holiday Season!

holiday_wishes is officially open! Time to break out the wishes, gifts, Holiday spirit and good cheer!

The spirit of the Holiday Wishes meme is for everyone to put their hearts' desires out there, to wish for anything they could possibly want, no strings attached. The history of how it all started can be read here.

Since we are collecting all of these lists in a single forum, we do want to keep things as fair to everyone as possible. For that, we ask that you follow a few simple rules.  These are outlined below, but you can find the complete and detailed rules and posting guidelines on the community wiki.  Everyone who posts their wish list to this community is responsible for following these rules, as well as any updates given in mod posts.

Please note that, with the exception of mod posts, only wishlists are allowed to be posted in this community.  To thank another member for a gift, we recommend that you post in the holiday_thanks community.

When you post a wishlist, we ask...

  • That you post your wishlist once, and only once. Posting your wishlist twice may result in both wishlists being deleted.

  • That you keep your lists limited to no more than 10 wishes.

  • That you do not modify your wishlist once it's been posted.  You may not add or change items as wishes are granted.  Also, because people often use the number of comments a wishlist has received as an indicator of the amount of attention that list has been given, do not delete or screen comments containing offers of items.

  • That you wish for no more than one external wishlist (i.e. Amazon) and no more than 3 types of giftcards.

  • That you do not include a PayPal button or solicit general PayPal donations.  Asking for financial assistance for a specific reason (e.g. buying school textbook) is fine, but share your PayPal email address only.

  • That you tag your wishlist, at minimum, with your country or continent, and preferably with the types of items that you're wishing for.

  • That you do not change the default font size or color, and do not post images over 400 pixels.

  • That you do not use a cut-tag unless your wishlist is unusually long or has images.  (This sounds strange, but cut-tags make it harder for wish-givers to browse the lists!)

  • That for your safety, you do not post a home mailing address.  Although we will allow adults to include their home address if they choose to, we encourage you to use a P.O. Box address or to leave your e-mail address and only provide a mailing address upon request via private email to those you are comfortable giving it to.

  • That you do not solicit in comments for your own wishlist.  Do not comment on someone's wishlist with a link to your own list or otherwise solicit traffic to your own wishlist, unless the original poster has explicitly asked for a link to your wishlist.

When you want to grant a wish, we ask...

  • That you bookmark the wishlist of the person who's wish you're granting. That way you won't forget who wanted the last Coldplay CD, or who asked for the Battlestar Galactica icons.

  • That, when mailing something through the postal service, you include some sort of identifying information with your package or card (LJ username or e-mail address) so the recipient can thank you (unless you're trying to remain anonymous). Also, be sure to use proper packaging and check local regulations for items that may not be sent through the mail.

  • That you don't ask for anything in return.  This is not a gift exchange community; if you send someone a gift, they are not obligated to send one back. Also, note that no money is to be exchanged in connection with items distributed through this community. If you are selling something, please use another site.

When you receive a gift, we ask...

  • That you thank the person who gave it to you directly (via e-mail or commenting on their wishlist, or their journal), and if you wish (or if the gift was anonymous) thank them publicly on holiday_thanks (but please remember that not everyone watches that community, so the person who sent you the gift might not receive the Thank You.)

  • That you consider granting a wish in return and spread the love!

And finally, if a moderator asks you to edit your post, please listen to them. We are doing our best to keep this community fair and fun for everyone. Unfortunately, in a community of this size, this means we need to enforce our rules pretty strictly. Thank you for understanding!

If you have any problems, would like to report a problem with another community member, see a rules violation on a wishlist (i.e. someone who edited their post to include more than 10 items, or 2 wishlists that appear to be posted by the same person), please use the links on the right side of this community or contact a moderator through a mod post.  Please do not contact moderators on their personal LiveJournal accounts.

Your moderators,

bookaddict88 and kindergoth
Holiday

Holiday Wishes 2018...It's Coming!

That's right, it's that time of year again!

Your moderators, kindergoth and bookaddict88, are excited to announce that the official opening date of the holiday_wishes community for the 2018-2019 holiday season will occur on:

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 9am EST (GMT-5)

Stay tuned for more information! In the meantime, feel free to chat about anything you'd like in the comments!
Holiday

Holiday Wishes, 2017-2018 Holiday Season!

holiday_wishes is officially open! Time to break out the wishes, gifts, Holiday spirit and good cheer!

The spirit of the Holiday Wishes meme is for everyone to put their hearts' desires out there, to wish for anything they could possibly want, no strings attached. The history of how it all started can be read here.

Since we are collecting all of these lists in a single forum, we do want to keep things as fair to everyone as possible. For that, we ask that you follow a few simple rules.  These are outlined below, but you can find the complete and detailed rules and posting guidelines on the community wiki.  Everyone who posts their wish list to this community is responsible for following these rules, as well as any updates given in mod posts.

Please note that, with the exception of mod posts, only wishlists are allowed to be posted in this community.  To thank another member for a gift, we recommend that you post in the holiday_thanks community.

When you post a wishlist, we ask...

  • That you post your wishlist once, and only once. Posting your wishlist twice may result in both wishlists being deleted.

  • That you keep your lists limited to no more than 10 wishes.

  • That you do not modify your wishlist once it's been posted.  You may not add or change items as wishes are granted.  Also, because people often use the number of comments a wishlist has received as an indicator of the amount of attention that list has been given, do not delete or screen comments containing offers of items.

  • That you wish for no more than one external wishlist (i.e. Amazon) and no more than 3 types of giftcards.

  • That you do not include a PayPal button or solicit general PayPal donations.  Asking for financial assistance for a specific reason (e.g. buying school textbook) is fine, but share your PayPal email address only.

  • That you tag your wishlist, at minimum, with your country or continent, and preferably with the types of items that you're wishing for.

  • That you do not change the default font size or color, and do not post images over 400 pixels.

  • That you do not use a cut-tag unless your wishlist is unusually long or has images.  (This sounds strange, but cut-tags make it harder for wish-givers to browse the lists!)

  • That for your safety, you do not post a home mailing address.  Although we will allow adults to include their home address if they choose to, we encourage you to use a P.O. Box address or to leave your e-mail address and only provide a mailing address upon request via private email to those you are comfortable giving it to.

  • That you do not solicit in comments for your own wishlist.  Do not comment on someone's wishlist with a link to your own list or otherwise solicit traffic to your own wishlist, unless the original poster has explicitly asked for a link to your wishlist.

When you want to grant a wish, we ask...

  • That you bookmark the wishlist of the person who's wish you're granting. That way you won't forget who wanted the last Coldplay CD, or who asked for the Battlestar Galactica icons.

  • That, when mailing something through the postal service, you include some sort of identifying information with your package or card (LJ username or e-mail address) so the recipient can thank you (unless you're trying to remain anonymous). Also, be sure to use proper packaging and check local regulations for items that may not be sent through the mail.

  • That you don't ask for anything in return.  This is not a gift exchange community; if you send someone a gift, they are not obligated to send one back. Also, note that no money is to be exchanged in connection with items distributed through this community. If you are selling something, please use another site.

When you receive a gift, we ask...

  • That you thank the person who gave it to you directly (via e-mail or commenting on their wishlist, or their journal), and if you wish (or if the gift was anonymous) thank them publicly on holiday_thanks (but please remember that not everyone watches that community, so the person who sent you the gift might not receive the Thank You.)

  • That you consider granting a wish in return and spread the love!

And finally, if a moderator asks you to edit your post, please listen to them. We are doing our best to keep this community fair and fun for everyone. Unfortunately, in a community of this size, this means we need to enforce our rules pretty strictly. Thank you for understanding!

If you have any problems, would like to report a problem with another community member, see a rules violation on a wishlist (i.e. someone who edited their post to include more than 10 items, or 2 wishlists that appear to be posted by the same person), please use the links on the right side of this community or contact a moderator through a mod post.  Please do not contact moderators on their personal LiveJournal accounts.

Your moderators,

bookaddict88 and kindergoth
Holiday

Holiday Wishes 2017...It's Coming!

That's right, it's that time of year again!

Your moderators, kindergoth and bookaddict88, are excited to announce that the official opening date of the holiday_wishes community for the 2017-2018 holiday season will occur on:

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 9am EST (GMT-5)

Stay tuned for more information! In the meantime, feel free to chat about anything you'd like in the comments!
Holiday

Wrapping Up the Season

Hi, all!

holiday_wishes is officially closed.  Our community may be smaller than we were in the past, but there are still so many of you who keep coming back. Thank you all for spreading the holiday cheer and making this community a pleasure to run!

As a reminder, don't forget to check out holiday_thanks to thank anyone who's granted one of your wishes and to see if you've been thanked by any of your recipients.

See you in November!

Your moderators,

bookaddict88, outoftime, and kindergoth
snowtoro

Holiday Wishes and Dreams

Hi, I am LemonBombs.

This year has been a crapfest for us all. I extend love and sympathy to everyone. I really mean it. If I could give each of you a hug, I would, right now. Consider yourself hugged!

I am disabled, and live on a ridiculously microscopic fixed income. I am clever, thrifty and patient; life isn't easy I but survive, and in some moments, I thrive.

That said, holidays are difficult. I do not have a family to provide for, but I do not have one to care for me, either. I will spend the holiday with a friend, thankfully.

I've been a good girl. 👼 I would like to make some wishes!

1) Clothing! Getting good clothing in my area is a challenge; there is huge price and style gap between cheap, ratchet/trashy crap and upscale designer. Many, many shops do not carry plus anymore, or very, very little. :-(
=  Second-hand is fine if the garment(s) are clean, stain-free and in good repair.
= Tunic-length tops, long or short-sleeve, in cotton or high-percentage blends. I am US size 22 on top. Often an XXL will fit; usually a Old Navy size XXXL will fit me, if the neck isn't too low (they go deeeep O.O). Favorite colors to wear: brown, plum, forest green, dark teal, gray, muted, dark/medium blues. woven, loose-fit knits, even short dresses (think babydolls) - I layer them in the cold!
= Leggings/jeggings in same size/colors, 22W or 3XL. I know sizes from Asia are weird and tiny. I usually go with the largest waist size. Any matching solid color, and I always need black. I layer them in winter, and can even use them as PJs. Nylon and cotton are better than poly.; not the fleece or shiny kind; flull-length, not capri, so they reach the tops of my winter boots!

2) A teapot, simple like a Brown Betty, but any solid color is fine.

3) An electric kettle would be lovely, since my landlord is going to fix my stove between next week and never.

4) A decent new bra! I am a 44D (not 42, not DD!), without underwires or thick straps, as both cause me pain. Not a sport or leisure style, just a classic brassiere. Any color. OOh la la!

5) I need wool socks, socks with a high wool content. I wear a standard size; I have wide, size 8 (US) feet. I am diabetic, and must care for my feet. Wool seems to do the best job for me, keeping my feet dry and warm/cool all year round.

6) I love knitting tools. Wood/bamboo works best for my spazzy hands. I desire stitch markers (the ones that look like teeny-tiny diaper pins are great!), DPNs of any size or length, and the traffic-cone stoppers you put at the end needles (rubber or silicone). At this time I (gasp) do not need yarn! :-D Second-hand is fine, BTW!

7) I desperately need my hair cut. Like, at least a foot of it, OFF. I live in NYC, and haircuts here can be upwards of $100! So I keep growing my hair, and it is horribly damaged. :-( Not sure how to fulfill this one, but it is what I want/need)

8) Wish Listing: http://amzn.to/2gINczp

9) Amazon gift cards are always welcome, as they carry pretty much everything one could need.

10) Do something for yourself, your family, your country, the world.
These are just ideas:
Sign a petition, smile at a stranger, forgive a wrong, call someone you haven't in forever. Carry a reusable shopping bag, and use it. Buy a coffee or bottle or water for a homeless person. Smoke once less a day. Donate to food pantries, include toilet paper. Donate new socks and underwear to shelters, hospitals, nursing homes. Drink some water. Send an email to your elected representative about issues that move you. Read to a child. Walk a shelter dog. Take time for a relaxing bath. Smile at babies on the bus and train. Say 'thank you" and mean it. Cough and sneeze into your hankie or elbow. Drink some water. Watch TV with your kids and giggle. Get a flu shot (the flu really hurts!). Feed the birds sunflower seeds. Share your umbrella. Think of new ways to make life better.
I do these things. I do all I can. This, to me, is what living is. 🌷
If you think these things don't matter, imagine yourself on the receiving end!
YOUR SMALL ACTIONS MATTER A LOT.

Thank you!

Contact for questions and address:
(upside down to foil bots!)
W O Ɔ˙˥ I ∀ W פ @ N I ˥ ∀ Ɔ ∀ I S

It is fine if something comes after the holidays. Just email me!
  • Current Music
    Led Zeppelin
Reading One Book

"White are the far-off plains, and white the fading forests grow..."

2016 has been a crazy year. Some great things--and more stress than I've ever had before, ugh! I'm hoping 2017 is a little calmer!

I'm an elementary/primary math teacher living in Washington state, USA. When I have free time, I write/read fanfic, sing/arrange music, work on my conlang, and manage my digital (and physical book) collections. You can always find me on IRC (the #yuletide channel on Slashnet).

This year's wishlist is full of pipe dreams, I fear! Ah well, I can wish, yes?

1. A non-destructive book scanner, the sort that snaps photos of the pages, with a cradle and glass plate to assist in getting quality photos of each page. You can read more about this sort of thing here. The kits are really expensive, but people also build their own. I have tons of old and unusual books that are not digitized anywhere and I'd love to be able to digitize them so I don't worry about losing my only copy and not being able to get another.

2. Custom-designed music player/database software with some very unusual features. (I have a 14-page document outlining the features and dialog boxes and everything; there is really nothing out there that does what I want it to do.) Walking me through creating it myself would be fine if you'd rather teach than do it yourself. (I don't know how to program but I am good with logic and math and pick things up quickly if I have someone to ask questions of.)

3. Custom-designed teacher software, to create individualized math worksheets per student depending on which concepts they've mastered (involving a database of questions for each concept, organized by the number of the concept or topic). I've got the database of questions figured out (well, I don't have an actual database to put them in, but I have the structure for it all planned out)

4. Custom-designed educational software to teach elementary/primary math (with a client/server model), involving an initial assessment and multiple ways to work on a concept, as well as student choice to a degree of which concept to work on. This is more of a long-term project, I fear, but I'd love to find someone who'd want to work with me on it.

5. Write me a fanfic! I'm already signed up for Yuletide so I'm getting at least one awesome fic that way but I love fanfic so much, and treats are AWESOME. You can see my Dear Yuletide Writer Letter for this year here. Even if stories have been revealed, you can post a fic as a "New Year's Resolution" and have it added to the associated collection on Archive of Our Own.

6. I could use someone who is experienced with linguistics and has time to chat on IRC about it. I've tried to create a conlang but I keep getting stuck on complicated concepts and having someone who is interested in what I'm doing (for general encouragement and direction) and can explain things when I get stuck would be amazing. I've posted on message boards but there's something about an immediate conversation that I find really helpful. I'm in the Pacific Standard Time zone and stay up late in evenings so those are the best hours for me. I find IRC easier to use than IM, even, and am on several servers (Freenode, Slashnet, and Spotchat, mainly).

7. I'd love a kantele with more than 10 strings. I got a 10-string one for my birthday last year and love love love the sound (so does everyone in my family).

8. Do you have a really old book or two (particularly a music book or hymnal of some sort) that you don't want any more? I collect old music books (one of my most beloved ones is a hymnal that has been in my family since the late 1800s) and old Christian books personally, and volunteer at a yearly used book sale for a local nonprofit organization. Old books are a treasure and would be found a good home. (Well, pretty much any book will, but really old books and new books in perfect condition are the most sought-after at the sale.) Shape note books are particularly awesome to me.

9. Donate to ADRA International. It's a humanitarian agency committed to improving the quality of life for people in need through "community development initiatives targeting Food Security, Economic Development, Primary Health and Basic Education", "regardless of race, gender, and political, or religious affiliation". You can give to specific projects that call to you, so you can choose to donate to whichever of these you are most passionate about: feed, clothe, and give schooling and healthcare to children/orphans, provide a community or school with clean accessible drinking water, protect women and girls from abuse and violence, or provide food or improved cooking materials for children to elderly people who are struggling to feed themselves properly. ADRA is also active when disasters strike, and are often one of the first on the ground working because of pre-existing infrastructure in 120 countries. After the immediate needs are met, ADRA stays by to work with the community for years to come, connecting with other organizations to help restore the community to better living conditions than before the disaster, if possible.

10. As always, I welcome gifts from my Amazon wishlist! I love used books (most of my library is composed of those), and used CDs and DVDs are OK too if they're not scratched up. I've commented on EVERYTHING on the list, and there are priorities but really, anything on there would make me happy! Feel free to surprise me, or tell me ahead of time, I'm great with either way.
Calvin & Hobbes Winter

Ho! Ho! Ho! Happy Holiday Wishes 2016

About Me
Greetings! I'm Miss M. Turner. I'm 39 and I live in Florida with my guy and our two cats. I've been in this community for longer than I can remember. LOL I look forward to it every year and enjoy both sending and receiving some holiday cheer!

2016 hasn't been the worst year ever, but it certainly has had ambitions to rank in the top ten. :( It's been a rough one overall including loss of pets, family medical issues and other stressful situations. Honestly, I've been looking forward to the holidays just to try and end on a high note.


Wishlist!
1. To have a good season in my etsy shop PhoenixFire Designs! Sales have been slow all year and unfortunately, I've been struggling to keep my head above water this year. I make beautiful pieces by hand and with love, including my world-famous Tree of Life pendants. I also gladly customize and personalize.

Even just spreading the word is helpful! And I'm all over social media! Share, tweet, post, pin on your journal, blog, tumblr, instagram, pinterest, facebook, twitter - anything! The more people know about it, the more I have a chance of getting buyers. Please help support handmade this holiday!

Etsy: www.PhoenixFireDesigns.etsy.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/PhoenixFireDesigns
Instagram: www.instagram.com/PhoenixFireDesigns
Blog: www.PhoenixFireDesigns.com/blog
Gallery: www.TreeofLifePendants.com
Amazon: www.amazon.com/handmade/phoenixfiredesigns


2. Jewelry/Bead Supplies!
I always need jewelry supplies! Swarovski crystals, gemstone chip strands, faceted rondelles, large hole beads, lampwork beads, silk bracelet ribbon, findings (earring hooks, headpins, clasps, etc.) Just no plastic/pony beads please as I can't use them.


3. Happy Mail Surprises
I rarely get mail these days. So I would love some fun, interesting or amusing mail. Postcards, letters, photos, some little trinket, something you made, art, pretty rock or crystal you found, a secret, a book, a card, something with owls, something Disney, something Harry Potter, something silly, something whimsical etc. Just some kind of surprise, happy mail or little "thinking of you" pick me up type letter or parcel. Really this is just an open call for any and all positivity in the form of mail. Sender's choice! :)


4. Anything from my amazon wishlist.
I don't mind gently used items. I'm a big believer that many things in life can be enjoyed by more than one person and shared. (And if you already own something on the list and want to pass it on, that's awesome too!)


5. Fandom!
I have several fandoms and would love things inspired by or about them. For example, I LOVE Back to the Future. Like, seriously, I know the first movie by heart. It's my ringtone on my cell. So, anything about, or from or inspired by - handmade or store bought - would be super fun. DeLorean items, Doc Brown, Marty - it's all good. Tees, keychains, posters, postcards, figures, autographs, promotion things, whatever. I even cosplay a female Marty McFly LOL

Or Disney! I live 90 minutes away from Walt Disney World and I am obsessed with it! I've never been to Disneyland though. I love things about the history of the parks, Walt, Mickey, Pixar, Figment, the attractions themselves, Carousel of Progress - just big Disney nerd. I also Disneybound!

Or Steampunk! I love cogs, gears, top hats the whole aesthetic, dressing up, the creativity! Any accessories or knick knacks or jewelry or whatever would be fantastic! I am a total Steampunk!


6. Something Handmade
What's your specialty? I'd love to see what you love to make by hand. Knit, crochet, sew, printmaking, woodwork, paper crafting, photography, paint, art, embroidery, screen printing, etc., etc., etc.....I'm leaving this totally open. If you need inspiration, feel free to check out my pinterest boards which have TONS of crafty inspiration divided up by category.


7. Gift certificates. For just about anywhere!
Craft stores, Restaurants, retail stores, online stores, big box stores - you name it. I don't mind if you've used part of it and have $7.52 left on it. I know sometimes people give you ones for places you might not like or need or use and they sit and collect dust in your wallet.

Three ones I could use most?



8. Anything Boston Bruins for my husband!
I'd love to get him some Bruins stuff. Being in Florida, there's not a lot of it available here. Anything would be awesome from keychains, stickers, car magnets, tess (XXL), etc. Help me surprise him!!


9. Do something nice for someone
This is the time of year when so many people are stressed out. If you can try and do something nice for someone else, it really goes a long way. It can be something simple like holding a door for someone with too many things in their hands, or helping carry something heavy. Maybe you can donate some of your time to a local charity, or if not time, try to give a couple bucks to an organization that matters to you. (Animals, literacy, environment, etc.) Doing something nice for someone else freely and with no expectation of getting something back is just about the best feeling in the world. So try to pass it on. :D


And last but certainly not least... 10. Holiday cards!
Bonus if they have penguins on them, or owls, or winter scenes and extra bonus if they are Yule/Solstice themed. But honestly, any and all cards are SO welcome! I absolutely love mail. I check my mailbox every day because I just love getting mail. It's like a present.

Miss M. Turner
PO BOX 1484
Elfers, FL 34680
USA


memoryanddream (at) gmail.com

ALLERGY NOTE: Because of my migraines, I can't have anything that was around smoke and I can't have any scented products unless they smell like food. Anything with a musk or a perfume or non-edible scent will trigger a migraine. I am also allergic to artificial sweeteners. Thank you.

Thank you in advance! I hope you and yours have a beautiful holiday season!