Each Christmas I have a “ceremonial” releasing of sky lanterns to symbolize letting my worries float away for a fresh start to a new year. This is usually a front yard ceremony that’s probably ridiculous to my neighbors, but I suppose it’s because they can’t hear the fabulously dramatic orchestral number playing in my head. It is something that means a lot to me personally, however strange it may look.

This year, I want to share my holiday tradition with tumblr, but with YOUR Christmas wishes. Everyone has something they deeply wish for; maybe a family member is sick, maybe you miss someone that has left, or maybe you just want everyone’s happiness. Whatever it is, I want to release it from your shoulders to the sky.

Send me your wishes and worries, anonymously or not. On Christmas Day, I will write them on my lanterns and livestream their release into the air. It’s a wonderful feeling watching a wish you hold very close to be taken into the hands of nature.