You can have your Elf On The Shelf. It’s cute but not for me. Besides, the Elf I know has a stick up his butt. Literally. My sister will have to post the picture for you. It wasn’t even an “I Hate Elf On The Shelf” incident. We found him that way. But, I’m getting off the subject…
Instead of Elf, I do something else at Christmas that makes every person I know say,”WHY?” It’s not even a question. It’s an statement indicative of a major waste of time.
What do I do that is so terrible and over the top? I decorate my presents.
When there are plenty of matchy-matchy ribbons, it’s time to get out the glitter.
Even then, glitter gets a little boring and you need to think outside the box. (Ha! Pun!)
No, I don’t save the wrappings each year. Although, I do save ribbon IF it has wired edges. There is one wrapping that I have kept for decades. It was from the ones who started all these crazy ideas. My own OAM and Dad.
The doll was originally given to my sister and I. The hat removes to reveal a present inside. Miss A gets to open it this year.
I know what you are thinking, “Yes, it’s pretty, but… Why?!”
12/19/12 Edit: This photo was suplied post publishing by my Brother-In-Law and Sister.
Rose Christmas 1959