CREATE YOUR ONLINE WISHLIST – ACCESSIBLE TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS!
My in-laws will be here for Christmas this year. It will be the first time in more than a decade that we have celebrated together. In that time, we’ve had the same, traditional gift of a case of wine delivered to them, each year.
My husband and I also stopped doing stockings, and Christmas presents, years ago. We tend to find something we like or need, and say, “that’s your Christmas present.” It wasn’t until asked to provide a wish-list, for my in-laws, that I remembered how much fun we were missing out on. Last year was exceptionally quiet; undecorated, and uncelebrated. We had just moved into our new house, the month prior, and I could not bring myself to look at, or unpack, another box.
We had the equivalent of Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree as our holiday decor
This year, as we will all be together, I am going OTT with my decorations, and, according to my husband, our budget. I’m also looking forward to sharing gifts that, would not ship well.
Initially, I struggled with the task of creating my wish-list. It felt weird; as if I was asking, or expecting these things to be purchased for me. Another challenge was finding items from, or shippable to the UK (for my in-laws to then bring over in their suitcase).
I changed my approach and started to create MY wish-list, FOR ME!
I filled it with things I knew I would enjoy rather than, exclusively, practical, useful things. ‘Practical’ was the type of things my husband and I bought ourselves, for Christmas.
Just as I was in full swing, and having fun creating my list, I had to stop. The elves in in-laws needed time to review the list, and should they choose, place their order.
Of course, after copying links to a word document, I stumbled across this WishList site that allows you to create your list(s), and add to it, throughout the year.
There is no charge to create a WishList, with up to 10 Wishes. For unlimited Wishes and cool features, register to become a Premium, WishList member.
Create profiles for yourself, family members, friends, (rescue) organizations or schools.
Make beautiful pages with a story, background images, profile photos, and featured images.
Then create multiple WishLists under each profile.
Friends and family can find and access your list by searching your name or email address. Or, you could be less than subtle and send them a direct link. Click here to view MY CURRENT WISHLIST
(did I mention it’s my birthday next week?!)
There are different ways to add wishes to your list:
+WishList.com Browser Button
+WishList.com app for iPhone® lets you add wishes from your favorite websites or by uploading pictures and descriptions.
+WishList.com app for Android® lets you add wishes from your favorite websites or by uploading pictures and descriptions.
Receive contributions for yourself, a cause important to you (Most RESCUES have wishlists), a school, a friend or a family member.
People can contribute money or items towards your whole WishList, a single Wish or a contribution goal you’ve set.
Manual Wish (my preferred method)
Add any Wish you can dream up, with the occasion, description, gift notes, images and more…
May all your wishes come true!