The Winter Solstice is so close. Is your house all decked up and your tree barely visible under all the presents? Are you done with your holiday shopping and already planning next year’s adventure? I was thinking about these questions as I stared at the pictures of the presents under a friend’s Christmas tree. She asked me to send her pictures of my Winter Solstice tree with a small account of what types of presents I was giving this year. Her daughter’s home economics class is having a show and tell holiday party. She chose to show pictures of different holiday trees and tell about what kind of gifts different people got for their loved ones and why. Well…
I asked myself if I should send her pictures of my undecorated Alien Palm (she’ll remain all natural until the first rays of the baby sun kiss the horizon on December 21st). I was also wondering if I was the only one who hadn't bought a single present. I already know what I’ll get for my nieces and a few special children in my life. Some grown-ups will get things I made or plan to make, other deserving adults will get lectures on home economics and the evils of holiday splurging—not very cheery, maybe a bit rude, but absolutely necessary.
I've asked my relatives and friends not to spend any money on me this year, to make something special instead. And if they didn’t have time or the desire to put their craftiness to good use, but wanted to give me something anyway, I asked them not to spend more than $13.13; times are not great and I get that.
Nevertheless, if you can’t keep yourself from giving me a shiny moon and an asteroid belt, I promise to enjoy them. And if you happen to give me two of the same moons, then I’ll ask your permission to share the cosmic goodness, which is what I’m doing with some of my All Hallow’s Eve gifts. No, I didn’t get any moons, but I got two Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebooks (one is enough for my needs) and an illustrated bible (which I’m sure someone else can appreciate more often than I would). The individuals who gave them to me are okay with me re-gifting their cool presents, so here they are my Wicked Darlings.
The re-gifting event will have two winners, one for Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2011 and the other for The Action Bible: God’s Redemptive Story. Please include which giveaway you want to enter, or if you want to enter both. “Yes, you can!” At least this time…
This is all you need to do to enter Pagan Culture's re-gifting giveaways:
1. Be or become a Wicked Darling (follow Pagan Culture)
2. Leave a comment on this post telling me a bit about your 2010 holidays shopping experience.
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Alien Palm... undecorated... until the morning of the 21st