I’ve participated in Holiday Wishes for about 5 or 6 years now. The idea is simple. Post a list. Then look through other lists and see if you can grant a wish. There are no guarantees but it’s nice to try and see what you can do for someone else and maybe get something of yours granted as well. I’m crossposting it here since not everyone is on Livejournal and might not see it otherwise.
If you are on Holiday Wishes you can also find my list here.
1. To have a good season at my shop PhoenixFire Designs
I make truly lovely, unique pieces including my world-famous Tree of Life pendants. I put a lot of love and care into every item of jewelry I make and I really believe almost anyone can find something they love either for themselves or as a gift. (And, since it’s all handmade, I gladly customize!!) I work hard at my business and I hope you’ll help support artists such as myself bring back the personal touch to the holidays.
Even just spreading the word is helpful! Posting my link or “Like” my facebook page is greatly appreciated. You can post it in your journal, your facebook, twitter – anything! The more people know about it, the more I have a chance of getting buyers! I am relying solely on my sales to pay my medical bills and living expenses right now.
2. Donations to my fundraiser to help pay my medical bills.
For those who want to help but not needing jewelry, I have a fundraiser set up here. All monies raised go toward medical bills, co-pays and my $237/month insurance premium. The support means the world to me right now.
3. ANY Boston Bruins items for my guy.
We live in Florida, but he’s a HUGE Boston Bruins fan. (And has been for 31 years!) I’d love to surprise him with some goodies but they’re hard to come by here. Maybe someone around Boston would send something his way? He’s a XXL in shirts. (But anything would be really great!! Bumper sticker/keychain/hat/whatever!) Stanley Cup Champion stuff would be awesome too. He’s been so supportive and wonderful through this whole ordeal and I’d love to give him something back and put something special under the tree for him.
4. Jewelry Making Beads & Supplies (to help support my business)
Supplies can be expensive. And it’s hard to make new items when you’re broke but without new items, it’s hard to sell things. My specialty is wire-wrapped gemstone tree pendants so the materials to make them especially are always in short supply. I really don’t need things like plastic beads, pony beads or base-metal wire just because I really can’t use them. But I can definitely use beads, gems and findings of just about any other type! I have some examples on my amazon wish list of supplies I need (see #5 below) and please feel free to ask if you have ideas but aren’t sure!
5. 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 then one person and shared. (And if you already own something on the list and want to pass it on, that’s awesome too!)
6. Hand Knit Socks
This one is a guilty pleasure for me. I love soft, hand knit socks. I can’t knit my way out of a paper bag so I rely on my knitty friends to help feed my addiction. Hand knit socks = love. 🙂 I have pretty small feet (size 6.5 US or about 9″ long) so maybe a kind knitter out there would make me a pair?
7. Gift certificates. For just about anywhere.
I would really love one for a clothes/shoes store, Target, or someplace for beauty items like Sephora/Ulta. (Places that have things I love and want but can’t afford because of medical bills.) 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.
8. US Postage and/or US Postage Stamps.
Silly perhaps but practical. I sent out so many cards last year and a bunch of packages but of course, postage costs add up. Stamps for Canada and International letters would be awesome too. (It would help me send more out-of-US cards.) Help me spread more holiday cheer by enabling my postage needs.
9. My pipe dream wish: A digital countertop kiln. Yes I know it’s unrealistic. But sometimes you have to just put your intentions and dreams out there to the universe to make them happen. I dream of making fused glass pendants, working with PMC and getting into new aspects of my jewelry. It’s been on the list two years now but I don’t care, I continue to dream! 🙂
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
Thank you in advance! I hope you and yours have a beautiful holiday season!