Seriously, I love the holidays. When the weather turns to more windy and rain I love to walk around or go for runs. When the leaves get crunchy underfoot I am all over them, making mulch faster than my sidewalk trees can absorb them. And the scarves--don't even get me started on the scarves. I have more scarves than I have neck. Even if I were a Giraffe there would still be too much scarf.
I think the reason why holidays are so wonderful for me is that I had a good association with them, growing up in the olde towne Alameda--or as I like to call it, The Island. Alameda is one of the few remaining places in the Bay Area that is definitely old fashioned. If we could afford one, we'd have a debutant ball--that's how old fashioned we are. Although, I did have my own Coming Out party. But, that had a different theme altogether.
Anyway, anyway, the holiday season is now well underway. Last year I made my own turkey, I helped decorate here and even threw a gingerbread house making party. This year, I am slightly worried holidays will slip past me. I just barely got a pumpkin carved the night before Halloween and already we're into the first week of November. So, for now, I give you...
Not-so-Limited Edition Life and Beryl Holiday Cards
There's your classic Thanksgiving Card:
"Turkey: $18. Holiday themed centerpiece: $30. The therapy induced from getting together with the family: priceless."
Christmas cards for the disenchanted friend, who believes Santa to be a deranged drunk that defecates in your front garden:
Birthday cards for that loner, literary figure in your family who needs to lighten up:
And of course, my favorite holiday--Halloween:
p.s. Seriously, if you are interested in Life and Beryl cards--what in the hell is wrong with your local card shop? Just steal these and print them out on your printer and go support a local business instead. Seriously. It's what I do.