A few weeks ago I held a last minute contest to try and figure out what the hell to get Violet for Christmas. Our only rule was that it had to be $20 or less. So, I asked you, my fabulous people, for help and to no surprise at all, several of you responded with mind-blowing, creative, romantic, thoughtful, amazingly personal, touching, original, fabulous gift ideas. In return I promised to report back, let you know whose idea I went with and that person could either 1. Get a Cherday dedication which I will either tailor just for you or you, the winner, can decide who and what song is played that day –OR- 2. The wonderful Seal will balance the (reasonable) object of your choice on her head.
Now, before I announce the winners (because several ideas made up my gift) I just want to reiterate, until you are utterly annoyed with my gratitude, how grateful I am to everyone that participated and how seriously impressed I am with all of you. Like, really, really impressed. Oh, and I will continue to use bits and pieces of all of these amazing ideas for future gifts. So, thank you in advance for the stock of super-fabulous-and-romantic gift ideas.
Ok, here we go: This year, for Christmas, I gave Violet a photo album with every single photo I could find that had just the two of us in it. I dug through the house and my computer for photos, printed and gathered them all and made it as chronological as my memory serves. I found a good looking photo album with a ton of pages to leave room for pictures to come. If you aren’t Violet or me it might not be a very interesting gift to look through, but for us, it is a way to look back at all of the adventures we have been on together. And right smack in the middle of the album, all of a sudden, a lot of the photos have this really cute black dog in them. And then there were three…
Ready!?! (drum roll please)… The winners are: (in order of comments)
- Saintchick (ok, if you are really going back to that post and reading the comments you might notice that Saintchick’s idea didn’t really have much to do with this gift, but she wanted it bad- so a Cherday shout out she shall get.)
So, ~k, zach, fg, and Amber- send in (email me) your requests! And, again and again and again, thanks to all of you creative geniuses! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!
(Coming up on jljj: Stay tuned for verbose rants about serious Holiday family stresses, sudden snow storms to trap me in a car with key stress makers, Christmas day sunburns and how two margaritas, a text from Violet and a new car with front weel drive saved my sanity…)