Listening to: Muse
Reading: The Hunger Games, again
Drinking: Green Tea
Hi, everyone! How have you all been?
So here is the thing: For the past three Christmases, I've created my own Christmas crackers. (For those who don't know: Christmas crackers are sort of like a little loot bag in a toilet paper roll. Imagine a toilet paper roll wrapped up in pretty paper, like a piece of hard candy. Inside, it's often filled up with a paper crown, a small paper with a fortune saying, and some other trinkets. To open the cracker, you grab hold of both ends and pull apart; the pulling enables the snap inside, thereby causing the 'crack' sound.) Because I make them myself, I put in my own bits of cute crap inside. This past Christmas, I included the following:
- deluxe gold and silver cardstock crowns, with resizable velcro closings and featured with pearl and rhinestone embellishments
- various styles of black felt peel-and-stick mustaches
- black cord bracelets with small metallic animal charms
- 'fortunes' featuring my favourite Christmas quotes, in the form of temporary tattoos
- green and red Hershey's Kisses
And so here is my question: Any ideas for what I should include in this year's crackers? I know it's bloody early, but I got about $300 in gift cards from Michaels (the arts and crafts store). And there's a clearance event going on, too, where they take off 90% from the lowest ticketed prices. That means I will be able to buy lots and lots of crap. I've already bought about 300 cracker snaps. What would originally have cost me $75, I paid $6 for.
In other news, I also bought 10 boxes of various styles of DIY wedding invitations and other forms of wedding paraphernalia. Which is ironic, considering I'm not even that big a believer of marriage. But, hey -- it cost around $10, when it would have cost me over $700 at retail. I'd have bought a groom at that price. Maybe I'll take up letter writing, or something, so I can use the paper up.