Okay, so you’re wondering what a picture of an array of Post-its has to do with Christmas, right?
First, let’s talk about the picture. Isn’t it lovely? All those bright colors? All the variations of sizes and shapes? I get giddy just looking at them. My faves are the lined ones, because I am an inveterate “lister”. I love the shaped ones because they’re perfect for jotting pretty little notes as reminders to my minions (er, family members). See that hint of yellow beneath the array? That too is an AWESOMELY huge Post-it!!!!
And only Post-its will do! Have you ever bought the cheap rip-offs? They tear your papers, pull off paint and dry-wall, or they curl up and flutter away. No!
I can’t remember what life before Post-its was like. Certainly dreary. Certainly filled with tape to attach my notes to papers and boards. But some smart person divined that there were obsessive people out there who would love to peel a paper and stick it somewhere without having to search for the Scotch tape. And they found me.
So, back to Christmas.
My family always sits me down to ask what I want for Christmas. Guess what always goes to the top of the list? You got it!
They roll their eyes. You have tons of Post-its! they say. I shrug and widen my eyes. Your point?
I never have to buy my own because I do have a huge stash of Post-its, which doesn’t mean I don’t buy my own. The second I spied that huge yellow pad I knew I had to have it!!!!
This year, I added variety to my Christmas list. Just to make them feel like they could surprise me. Here’s what my letter to Santa looked like…
- Pretty Post-its!
- Notebooks — small ones for my purse; a Bullet journal; some Filofax inserts
- Cute, zany, fuzzy socks (I wear them inside year-round)
- A soldering kit with metal to get me started
I added the soldering kit to get them used to the idea of me adding one more tool to my already over-filled craft room. Every time my daughter walks through it, she threatens to call one of those hoarder shows. But a soldering kit would be nice. For my birthday, I’ll start laying down hints that I really, really need an enameling kiln…
So, now you know something else about me. I’d love to know what your short list of “Christmas Wants” looks like! Answer for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card!
A new Kindle
My Christmas list is:
1. A spa trip (massage with mani & pedi)
2. SD card for my kindle (128GB)
3. Bowls with lids for my kitchen
4. Books or Gift cards to buy books
books, book $, certain anime dvds, dutch cocoa cookies…
I want some crystals and I love socks
I have a complicated relationship with socks, so those are always on my list. Like you with Post-Its, I like socks in all variety and colors – fuzzy socks, toe socks, tennis-short, knee-long, animal shaped, etc., etc.
Books, obviously, but this year I’m going green and getting a library card.
And tea. Loads and loads of tea.
1. Crystal (I live shiny things)
2. Officeworks voucher (so I can buy all the stationery things without getting in trouble)
3. Books, or money to spend on books
4. Black milk clothing
Delicious bath products always top my list. I love socks too.
You can NEVER have too many Post-its.
My list is small. Debt free and both of us in good health.
I, too love post its. You are so right the cheap ones don’t cut it. I love them so much I even use the virtual post its on my computer desk top and change the colors to suit my mood. I never seem to have enough note paper, spirals or post it notes to keep me organized.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and lots and lots of pretty post its. I am asking for more watercolor paper as well as watercolor paints and brushes. One can never has to many. 🙂
Can I ask for a winning lottery ticket? That would be the bomb! Otherwise, I would like a job for Christmas.
My collection of Post-Its might be able to give you a run for your money. LOL I love them and agree that the off-brand ones never work nearly as well.
Since it’s just the two of us, hubby and I don’t really exchange gifts any more but books and audiobooks are always at the top of my list.
A chicken coop… we had chickens while we were caregiving and now we miss those little cluckers… so my mom and I are gifting ourselves the coop…
and I love pens now that I can write again… pens, pens and more pens!!!!
I don’t have a Christmas List. But for Hannukah-
Books by my favorite authors, time to read.
Cat food – it is expensive to feed my 6 cats.
Gift certificates to my favorite local restaurants!
How cute! Post-its are always so handy, and I can never seem to find one when I need one, LOL! My Christmas list? Some fun family time, and also some time to read the books on my TBR 😉 (That might take a while… 😀 )