The other day, Allison showed up at World Headquarters with a long cardboard box and a twinkle in her eye.
She opened the box, and out slid a supershiny metallic tree, complete with lights already built in.
We all took a break to figure out where to put it. Chris scrambled for his never-ending cache of extension cords (he has miles of them), and before long, the tree landed in the middle of the Three Wise Women: Allison, Ashley, and Hannah.
We worried about what would be the right tree skirt.
Basically, What Would Kaffe Do?
He would use a Garter Stripe Shawl. Obviously.
It is magnificent. It looks like what the Jetsons would have: the Tree of Tomorrow, Here Today.
We will be decking the halls with increasing fever in the days to come. We’ll have ecumenical decorations too, given how many of us celebrate this winter season in differing ways. Not sure where to put the Festivus pole, but we’re working on it.
Meanwhile . . .
Allison, who loves holidays (all holidays, any holidays) in a way that we can all admire, set us up for a bit of office Secret Santa. Because this is 2021, she found a Secret Santa app for cooking up the matches of giver and recipient. This gave us a thrilling moment when we opened our emails to see our recipient and we all went “Oh! Wow!”
It’s going to take some serious poker face to get me to December 20 when the big gift swap happens. I have such a great recipient. Game ON.
The prize? Pom pom makings for your holiday or not-holiday decorating: a Loome Tool for making tassels and pom poms, along with a batch of cheerful yarns.
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Step 2: In the comments, tell us about your most treasured holiday decoration.
Deadline for entries: Sunday, November 20, 11:59 PM Central time. We’ll draw a random winner from the entries. Winner will be notified by email.