There are several reasons you may want to create a holiday wish list online. One benefit is the ease of having your lists all in one place. The benefit of not having to create a new list to send to everyone is one of the biggest benefits of an online holiday wish list. You can simply direct everyone to that one list.
Where Can I Create a Holiday Wish List Online?
Amazon has offered an online holiday wish list for some time. Now there are even more Web sites geared specifically toward creating one universal wish list. Wishlistr allows simple organization for multiple lists and the ability to post an RSS feed to blogs and Web sites. You can also email the online holiday wish list you create. BoxedUp is another online venue that makes organizing wish lists easier. It offers several widgets and tools, including some for use with MySpace and Facebook. Amazon lists can also be imported into BoxedUp.
How Can I Alert People to My Wish List?
Each Web site works differently. For exact instructions, it is important to check the wish list site you use. Email is one way you can alert family and friends to your list. Most of these holiday wish lists allow this to be done straight from their Web site. If the one you use does not, it's easy enough to just send a link to your list through regular email. Most sites give you a link for your list. Some online holiday wish list sites allow gift lists to be added to blogs or Web sites with widgets, RSS feeds and other bits of technology.
Is it Rude to Promote My Online Holiday Wish List?
As far as etiquette goes, it will likely depend on who you are sharing the list with, as well as how you share it. A subtle way of promoting and sharing your online holiday wish list is by posting it to your blog or Web site. Family and friends will likely notice it there and you won't be singling anyone out. Some won't notice it, so you may want to use email in those cases. You know your friends and family and should be able to determine how to share your list with them and who will be more receptive to it.
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