Holiday Wishes, 2013-2014 Holiday Season!

Holiday Wishes in 2013!

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 left side of this community or contact a moderator through a mod post or e-mailing us at wishlist.project (at) gmail (dot) com.  Please do not contact moderators on their personal LiveJournal accounts.

Your moderators,

bookaddict88, twilight2000, outoftime, kindergoth, alchemia
Heads up that unicyclechick is posting for the first time, is staying at my place and has asked me to help her set up her list as she's also not familiar with lj. We have similar interests but are definitely different people :-P if you need proof let me know.
Holiday Blessings
First, this is such a wonderful idea. Second, I am new to holiday_wishes and well I can't seem to find the answer to my question I read in the rules That you wish for no more than one external wishlist (i.e. Amazon) and no more than 3 types of giftcardsI will be asking for perfume and I was wondering if I could post the links to the scents I want and is there a limit to the links for the perfume (it's no more than 4) also does the 4 different scents count as one gift under perfume or 4 gifts. Thank you for taking the time to read my question.
Re: Holiday Blessings

You can post links, but if you want four specific perfumes, it would be four wishes. If you can list "perfumes" without specifying which, it would be one wish. You could also add all the perfumes to an Amazon (or other external) wishlist if you want, and that would count as one wish.

Let me know if you have further questions!
I just wanted to say thank you for keeping this community running for so many years!
I just submitted my request, but I forgot to add my email address on the boom, is it ok to edit my post after it's approved to include this?
I submitted my entry a few days ago and it hasn't shown up, but there are other new posts since then. Should I take that as a sign that I should reformat/resubmit?

Thank you!

Sorry, I can't find any record of your post either. You should have gotten a note if your post was rejected, so I don't know if we never got your post, or if the notification failed. Please try resubmitting again!
Thanks! I'm not really sure what's up with that…

I just submitted my wishlist again. Please let me know if you don't see it.
Aha! I dug it up. It looks like my email decided to route everything from LJ to my spam folder, exactly like I told it not to do! Yikes. Sorry for all the hassle I've now caused you and the rest of the mod team.
Would modifying a list to strikethrough wishes that have already been fulfilled, no additions or deletions, be acceptable? Does not apply to my list, just a general consideration.
I just did it to my list and have done so in past years, with no problems.
I think it's actually a reasonable thing to do so people don't spend time and money to send you something you already got through other means (or if a specific wish of one thing was fulfilled.) Just as long as you don't add new a wish to replace the granted one it should be a-okay.

But mods, please give your two cents on this! (I often edit my posts in case of a broken link or a forgotten country tag, and don't bother to note about it as long as it's just a minor fix)
Yep, totally fine! So long as we can tell what your original wishlist said, and you're not actually adding or deleting or changing wishes, you're fine.
Tag idea -- Teachers
I was musing on tags and thinking that it might be nice to have a tag for teachers/educators. I know that I try especially hard to fulfill wishes for teachers, and I doubt I'm the only one, so I thought I would suggest a way to find their lists more easily.
Re: Tag idea -- Teachers
Sorry for the delay here! I'll add a "for teachers/classrooms" tag now.
I'm new here and I posted a wish list and I have no clue where or how it gets to the wish list page. Can some one help me figure the site out. Thanks so much
Hi! Once you submit a post, it should go to our moderation queue. Then, after a moderator looks at it, it will either be approved (in which case it will get posted) or rejected (in which case you'll get an email with details on how to fix your list so that it can be approved). Let me know if you have more questions!
Re: 2014?
Snooping in here, wondering the same thing, cool that I'm not the only one! :D
Re: 2014?
Yep! Keep an eye out for an announcement about the start date, which will likely be in a week or so.