Christmas is over. (Booo!) Back to work. (BOOOOOOOO!)
But I wanted to show off some of the Christmas loot (self cross-promotion what what!) …
My sister and I – I’m not sure who came up with the idea, probably her – decided to do a ‘Kwanzaa Christmas.’ This title doesn’t really mean anything, so please put no emphasis on it. The extent of my knowledge of Kwanzaa can be seen in this clip:
To us, ‘Kwanzaa Christmas’ was that we would make our gifts.
Since none of us are particularly gifted craftsmen/women, this basically meant it was going to be a weird, crappy-gift Christmas. On the plus-side, we thought it might be a little more thoughtful and it would save cash-money.
Here are some of the gifts:
These two paintings were done by the sis for my brothers’ kids.
These two were done by me for the bro’s kids. The 4 were a set. Just what kids love huh?
The two ‘puzzles’ above were to my sister (top) and brother-in-law (bottom). The painting on the right is notable because the girlfriend unit painted it for me, AND it won (unofficially) ‘most racist gift Christmas 2010’ gift!
It stems from a dumb joke I made to my brotha-in-law (a black dude), that he should leave some crackers at my parents house so he could call and say, “how are my crackers doing?”
The sisters’ main gift to me. JEALOUS!?
A necklace from the sis to the mom and a purse from the sis to the sis-in-law. Fancy, eh?
The sis and bro-in-law made various foodstuffs for family members too. Moonshine for the brother and his wife, some fancy olive oil thing for the parents.
The sis-in-law put together a cool series of pictures for E$ and the brotha-in-law, involving pictures from some of their places that each represent a letter. Combined, the series of pictures spells out their last name.
All in all, a pretty good 1st Annual Kwanzaa Christmas.