Sunday, September 7, 2008

On the first day of Festivus, Jane gave to me...

Dear Internets,

I've been thinking about what to do about holiday gifts this year (don't be impressed with me; be impressed with Saving Diva. She's the one that planted the idea). Recently, I fell in love with Subversive Cross Stitch, and have been toying with the idea of making cross stitch Christmas presents for my friends as gifts. Only I would design my own using our own weird catch phrases and inside jokes (Like: "True Friendship Means Cutting the Occasional Brake Line").

The problem is, while I find angry/dark cross stitch hilarious, and would hang it all over my house if I could, I'm not sure if it really makes an appropriate gift. I'm afraid it's the type of thing that my friends would open, laugh uncomfortably at, and then stick into a closet until enough time had passed that they could donate it to Goodwill/throw it away without feeling too guilty.

What do you think, Internets? Should I stick to gift cards?

Love always,

P.S. Wouldn't it be kind of fun if we distinguished the gift type of present by spelling it with two s's, like dessert? Pressent. I like it.


SavingDiva said...

I LOVE the babies suck one! I think I might have to learn how to do needlepoint. I think they're hilarious!

Hillary said...

my sister made me the Babies Suck! one.
she also made me one that says "Toby's ass is my favourite *insert my last name here*"
Toby being our family dog. It's something I said when I was feeling particularly hateful to the rest of my family. now it's hanging in my bedroom.