Friday, December 7, 2012

What Do You Want for Christmas?

For those who've not taken it yet, here's a link to Mike Opelka's poll on gift-giving trends:

For those who were wondering about us: We all try to support more than one charity, but each of us is picking one with which none of us is currently working to mention here. Re-gifting, and "gift" objects other than those specified, are fine as long as it's understood that mass-produced "gift" objects may be resold. Handmade gifts will be cherished. Books that are or aren't on our Amazon Wish Lists will be read with gratitude before they are resold. The things we want most from/for our close friends and relatives aren't listed here; this list of material objects is for anyone out there who has money.

Gena Greene wants a digital camera or camera phone. Gift cards for Wal-Mart and Amazon are also welcome. Her favorite charity is the Salvation Army.

Grandma Bonnie Peters wants a new minivan. Gift cards for Wal-Mart, Target, or any grocery store in the Orlando area are fine. Her favorite charity is the Adventist Disaster Relief Agency.

Priscilla King wants secondhand computers and parts that can be reconditioned, reassembled, and made to work for a few more years. Gift cards for Wal-Mart, Amazon, Food City, Krogers, and Books-A-Million are welcome. Her favorite charity is the Scott County Life Saving Crew.

Saloli doesn't seem to want anything for herself--our Message Squirrel really does live in an oak tree. However, the human living below the tree this winter, while GBP is in Florida, wants a steady job for semi-skilled labor with minimal paid work experience, but a good record in high school and one term of college. Gift cards for most stores in Kingsport, Tennessee, are welcome. Her favorite charity is Habitat for Humanity.

Please feel free to share your wishes too. If the comments section doesn't work for you, you can e-mail wishes to