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Wishes For Christmas

Updated on October 23, 2014

A compilation of Christmas Wishes - From Year to Year to Year

When I started this lens in 2008,I did a little investigating and discovered some pretty powerful wishes, and common themes in what people wish for Christmas and during the Holidays. I have to say many wishes are really special. Many people's wishes reflected hard times, others have very specific wishes, mostly in the technology sector. Some were really heartfelt and personal. Even though Christmas comes around every year, I am still awed by the inspiration I find through the Holiday spirit that abounds during this time. Hope, Love, Peace. These things are timeless!

2009 trends were about people either staying home or spending more time at home, so I'm seeing "home" as a theme, and, a lot of buzz about Christmas Cards, both in the "getting" and the "giving" ideas.  .

2010 was another lean year, and though people were shopping more, it was still for more budget-friendly items. Novelty gifts were popular, handmade gifts, and gifts of nature, or relating to nature, or "green" gifts.

2011 Is shaping up to be a combination of mod and vintage, silver/white & grayed blues mixed with traditional red and green, with jewel tones and peacock feathers thrown in for good measure. Sounds like quite a mix, actually, but the mood seems subdued, back to nature and less is more. It's not a sad theme but a less materialistic feel. Use the fushsia & blue for a little flair here and there. Cable knits are in, as are rough textures and imperfections. Driftwood, wire, earthy browns, raisin and plum will be on display in homes and shop windows everywhere. Gifts sure to be a hit in 2011 are the I-Pad 2, Nintendo 3DS, and Lego Ninjago. One of the smartest trends is buying decorations you can use after the holidays.

In 2012, Christmas was a little out of whack for our family, with several challenges such as illness and a flood, a car wreck and other things, but overall, we survived with a bit of resolve to weather all things with a peaceful heart and respect for each other, gratitude for our health and ability to get through the crises. The tragic school shooting in Connecticut a couple of weeks before Christmas put us all in a bit of a somber and reflective mood, determined to love each other above all else. My favorite gift was a book by one of my late father's students - The Healing by Jonathan O'dell. This book is a real treasure and I highly recommend!

2013 was a year of change for our family. We lost my mother, and my son and oldest nephew started wanting more "grown up things" in the way of gift certificates or cash. There are TONS of ways to give gift cards it turns out. Some more expensive than others. It's almost (no it is) overwhelming! My wish list included an old fashioned boom box, my son wanted a bean bag chair, and my husband just wanted us all out of his hair. Seems like a throwback to the 70's! I enjoyed finding new ways to give, and am more thankful now for friends than ever.

Random thoughts from a simple Question

What do you wish for this Christmas?

Random Christmas wishes from my online community:

To find someone to help...I wish to find a service opportunity.

A tiny Christmas tree.

To be Home for Christmas.

Gourmet Chocolate Pizza!

To get spring bulbs in the ground in time.


Family, wine, food, ice skating and love.

Go Patriots.

Couple of inner tubes & reflector for used bike.

Bargain toys.

Clean floor for 25 Christmas dinner guests.

My thesis.

Crochet afghan.

A Check.

My two front teeth.

For people to Register to donate bone marrow and save a life.

Glenfiddich Vintage Reserve.

Days off.


For everyone to have good manners.

A Hippopotamus.

To stay well.

Starbucks for the troops.

To build a train table.

An electric blanket.

BIKINIS & Money.

To feed seals.

Peace of mind.

A new washer

To feel like I have a place in the world even for a little bit.

To be at peace with whatever the moment brings.

The only thing that I want for Christmas Is A job.

A healthy planet.

To survive Melanoma.

Money to pay for my medical bills.

Winter membership for the family to the Children's Museum.

I wish to bring her a special gift from my heart to let her know that she has shown great courage and love...

I want to listen to my son play guitar.

An Organic Cotton Bath Robe.

Hometown Favorites - from my Papa and Nana's in Jacksboro, TX

My Grandparents were "home" for my Mom, and we visited every Christmas. It is funny some of the things that always remind me of those times. Candies that my Nana always had out at Christmastime were no exception!

Coffee Nips held that "forbidden" flavor...what a treat! And oh those King Leo peppermint sticks that melted in your mouth? So yummy!

And don't forget the Hershey's kisses! No special fancy wrapping, just the plain silver back then!

The most beautiful of all? Ribbon candy! (I almost hated to eat it it was so beautiful!)

Coffee Nips

My Nana used to keep a dish of these out on the kitchen bar area. It made me feel so grown up to eat candy that tasted like coffee. They are so good and so chewy.... I have never tasted anything yet quite like them.

What is Christmas?

Christmas, children, is not a date.

It is a state of mind.

Mary Ellen Chase

Giving, in its simplest form - Can be the best gift someone receives all year.

Giving all year can be simple too. I have a friend who provides a service that will send cards for you all year long. This works not only for those on a strict budget, but also for those who are apt to forget important birthdays, anniversaries, or other important dates.

Cute Animal Wishes - Yuletide Chorus

Peace on Earth - Goodwill to Men

The very popular wish for Christmas that never grows old.

Home for Christmas

Reindeer Getting ready for Christmas!

Reindeer Getting ready for Christmas!
Reindeer Getting ready for Christmas!

Christmas Wish

Christmas Wish
Christmas Wish

Lego Ninjago - Ninja, Go!

Characters: Sensei Wu, Kai, Zane and Nya minifigures and Lord Garmadon, Samukai, and Kruncha figures

Weapons: Scythe of Quakes, Nunchucks of Lightning, Shurikens of Ice, Dragon Sword of Fire, 3 golden swords, 2 silver swords, 3 black swords, 1 spear, 1 thunder bolt, 1 bone axe, 1 staff and 2 daggers

Temple splits to release Fire Dragon


Alternative Giving

Charitable and Eco-Friendly!

Many people are moving from traditional gift giving to a charitable alternative. Instead of giving gifts to someone who doesn't need (or necessarily even want) anything, give to a charity in their name instead. Most reputalble charities offer some form of alternative giving gift certificates, which makes it really simple for both the giver and the recipient. Don't forget you get a tax deduction for many of these alternative gifts as well!

photo credit: The Daily Green "20 Ways to give without giving 'stuff'"

Merry Christmas from Our House - Our Tree and Christmas Teddy

Sending warm Holiday wishes to all!

We love to add stuff to the list!

Do you have a wish for Christmas? - Do Tell!

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      7 years ago

      We definitely got the wish for a White Christmas down here in Georgia this year! I hope yours was a good one!

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      Kate Loving Shenk 

      7 years ago from Lancaster PA

      @DreamingBoomer: Yes and I thought of you the whole time!!

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      Karen Kay 

      7 years ago from Jackson, MS

      @kateloving: No you didn't! How cool!

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      Kate Loving Shenk 

      7 years ago from Lancaster PA

      Hello KK-- Peace On Earth--that is what I wish for!! Thank you and Merry Christmas!! Did I ever tell you I met Oceana F2F? That was a wonderful experience!!

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      7 years ago

      I had to check out your lens as just last night I added this module: which is essentially my Christmas wishes in song!

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      8 years ago

      Nice video of your tree!

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      Glenna Jones 

      9 years ago from Orlando, Florida

      Some financial security would be a nice change. Failing that, let me be able to encourage someone else along the way. - Merry Christmas :0)

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      Karen Kay 

      9 years ago from Jackson, MS

      [in reply to Joan4] You Rock Ms Joan!

      Thanks my friend~ Merry Christmas to you too!

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      9 years ago

      Fun Lens! Merry Christmas! 5* and fav'd Lensrolled to Free Christmas Gifts!

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      9 years ago

      Wish I could give you a great big hug for Christmas, but this will have to do.

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      9 years ago

      Hello KK,

      What a nice lens. I hope all your Christmas wishes come true. As for me, my 2008 was so good I just want more of that.

      Happy Holidays to you.

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      Kate Loving Shenk 

      9 years ago from Lancaster PA

      I'd have to agree with the song above--Peace On Earth, Good Will Towards Man!!

      The best wish there is!!

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      9 years ago

      1. Brown Christmas, so the traveling to family is effortless.

      2. Sleep in to at last 8 AM on Christmas morning.

      3. Plane ticket to Austin...would love to meet up with my girlfriend there and go to a workshop together...girls weekend...woo hoo!

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      Winter52 LM 

      9 years ago

      This week to be over... Root Canal and then trip to dentist to replace temp fillings. I so want this to be over.

      Signed... big baby ;)

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      9 years ago

      Peace, Love and understanding! - And s new camera! :-)


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