As we come to the middle of this Holiday Season, I think it does all of good to reflect upon the reason this time of year is so special. It's not the presents, it's not the food, it's not the time spent with loved ones.
Yes, its true, there would be no Happy Holidays without sparkles!
Ok before you go and tell me how irreverent you think I am, consider this: Every year the world spends about 1.7 trillion dollars on wars and military spending. That is almost $250 per every person in this world. If they spent half of that on glitter, the world would be so sparkly and glamorous that there would be no need for war or violence. I'm not making this shit up. Have you ever tried to kill someone with $125 worth of glitter? I rest my case.
Some people may think I have a problem, but they are overstating things. I am sure I haven't been the only mom to get a call from the school secretary to tell me they found glitter in my child's hair. It happens to all kinds of families. It isn't a reflection on your respectability.
I just cracked myself up with that last sentence. Get it? reflection...glitter !
This thing with glitter goes way back to my childhood. I blame Carol Duvall. When I was a little girl there was a TV show for crafts in Detroit called Here's Carol Duvall .
I used to see it when I stayed home from school . I had asthma and I had to stay home a lot.
Almost every episode Carol did something with either Readers Digests or glitter or both.
Sometimes I pretended I was sicker then I actually was just to watch how you could use glitter in other applications.
Carol knew, all it takes is glitter to transform something as mundane as the Readers Digest into something magical. Glitter made everything magical.
It was the only magical device available to me when I was a small girl.
Thats what started it, thats the thing that got me hooked.
When I was older I worried about my proclivity for sparkles. I hid it from a lot of people and only my closest friends knew. As I have gotten older I stopped caring who knew. You might find me with glitter out in the open in the middle of the day in a public place. I don't care. I invite you to join me.
It feels liberating.
In celebration of the season of SPARKLE.
My glittery Snowbots are 25% off when you use the code sparkle at checkout on both my website & my etsy until January 5th
Its not too late for a little sparkle!