It's been a rough year. Everything suffered. Reading, Correspondence, Study, Work. I had started my post with this sentence before, typed up the entire list and then the computer lost the whole thing. *Sigh. Starting over again.
I will be able to participate by granting the handwritten, FLAT or CYBER wishes of my international friends, and other sized wishes domestically. I may not be able to fulfill many wishes, but Christmas is a special time of year for me, and receiving little packets in the mail just adds to the sparkle.
On that note, I wish for:
-Each one of you to have J*O*Y ! Write to me! Send me handwritten notes and letters to tell me joyful things! Tell me about the things you find beautiful, the things you like to do, the people, places, animal friends that make your life special!!!
-Bookcrossing supplies (Homemade are BEST!)
-BookCrossing Wings (Ribbons) A great way to support BookCrossing!
-Blank Artist/Museum Post Cards, blank post cards, stationery, note cards, handmade envelopes.
-Favorite themes for stationery, post cards, note cards, and/or almost anything else would be: Art or artist themed, retro themes, old movies, old radio shows, old TV shows, old toys, anything coffee themed, shoes, pink ribbon, PURPLE, lace-y, Book themed
-I enjoy handwriting cards/notes/letters, and so I enjoy interesting pens and writing instruments!!!
-I miss the days of personal correspondence, love to exchange RECIPES, especially traditional favorites that include notes about how the recipe relates to your life, or your family, your memories associated with the recipe, etc! I appreciate it so much if you write it in your own HANDWRITING! (I am still mourning the recipe journals that never made it home - see my profile. Sad face icon here.) I have recently started a vegan lifestyles, so recipes like that would be very welcomed (no meat or dairy.)
-Donation to NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP in memory of Josiah, Angel St John and all the babies gone too soon. Send me a note that you've made a donation! Sometimes the organization will send the note for you! https://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/
-Donation to another of my favorite charities: THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE. Send me a note that you've made a donation! Sometimes the organization will send the note for you! http://rmhc.org/---/donate/
-Breast Cancer is another cause that is close to my heart, but I am hesitant to donate to research organizations. I feel that sometimes, they are too much influenced by the big-money pharmaceutical companies. I feel much more confident donating to a local health system that provides funding for a HUGE breast cancer regional center that provides care, medicine, support, and services to women who are fighting the battle every day. You can read about them here: http://www.leememorial.org/---/breasthealthhome.asp
and donations can be made at this link: http://www.leememorial.org/---/make-a-donation.asp
. Specify that it's for the BREAST HEALTH CENTER.
-Breast Cancer Awareness Pink items: Scarf, bracelets, beads, office supplies, socks, etc
-Books at the introductory level to start learning any language system! (I am already learning Italian and Spanish, so I wouldn't need those,) I love to see how languages are related!
-I live in a hot area, and I crochet myself, so I don't need WARM scarves. I would like decorative scarves (we used to call them 'dress up scarves' when I was growing up,) with any of the above themes!
-ANYTHING vintage or thrift-shoppy. For example, a recent holiday gift I received that I totally loved was the hand written travel journal of someone who took a cross country trip in the late 50s. And another was a little memo pad where a seamstress kept records of fabric, measurements, and plans/sketches of draperies/window treatments in the forties. LOVED LOVED LOVED them! In the past, I also rec'd a postcard written with a fountain pen and in a wonderful old fashioned handwriting. Still enjoying trying to figure out the postmark and language!
-Stamps, but here I am going to be a bit selfish. I would like to have UNUSED stamps to help me send books and participate in bookcrossing and send RABCKS and gifts!
-BLACK licorice made in the traditional way - with molasses or wheat treacle, etc, in the ingredients (or the SALTY kind - Mmmm!)
-Please no wish list books at this time. Dad-i-libri will hit the proverbial (or maybe LITERAL) ceiling if a book arrives in the mail right now ...
LOL, I would even like it if you CAN'T send a gift but sent me a hand written note of what you WOULD send if you COULD!!! (See, I *TOLD* you I was easy!)
Thank you for whatever you decide to send!
* * * PLEASE MARK "HGG" and WRITE YOUR BOOKCROSSING NAME on the envelope! I so totally enjoy saving my little packets to open all at one time on Christmas morning! It's like getting a surprise TWICE! Once when it arrives, and once when I open it! So, PLEASE MARK "HGG" and WRITE YOUR BOOKCROSSING NAME on the envelope so I can acknowledge when I receive something and you won't worry that it's been lost in the mail!!
THANK YOU! ☺It makes my Christmas morning magical!