Saturday, December 3, 2011

Holiday Ideas part 8

If you read this post, you know I used to publish a zine called Mysterium. For your reading pleasure I have been sharing 100 holiday ideas from an issue published in 2002. The world has changed since then, and I have changed as well, but some of these are still good ideas!

81) Dig out the family recipe books and make at least 1 thing your grandmother always made at the holidays and you've always wanted to make. Or, if you hate to cook, resolve to buy all your holiday cookies this year, thereby single-handedly rescuing the baked goods industry from the recession.

82) On New Year's day write letters to your political representatives, letting them know what kind of city / county / state / nation / world you would like to live in during the next year.

83) If you must make New Year's resolutions, be kind to yourself.

84) If you do like to bake, make nontraditional cookies, like red and green turtles, Bumbles, dancing mice, etc.

85) Read Shakespeare's Twelfth Night on January 6th.

86) If you make holiday cookies consider making gingerbread men and women who look like family members or friends. And don't forget pets!

87) If possible, sit at the "kid's table" this year. I am sure you will have more fun.

88) If you have children, sprinkle glitter on their windowsills while they are asleep and tell them the frost fairies did it.

89) If you find yourself restless and have cabin fever, set up a tent in your living room and sleep in there. If you don't have a tent, make a fort out of blankets and cushions.

90) Make up stories about your child's favorite toy, or make up stories about toys you had as a child.

Stay tuned next time for the last 10 ideas!

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