Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The Dollar Store

The making of the ChrisKwanziKah Cap was quite an undertaking. It involved a trip to the dollar store. And we all know what an undertaking that is. So much good stuff! Only a dollar! We wandered the store, looking for a the perfect combination of all our holidays, something that would bring the spirit to every man, woman and child. And can I just tell you that the Christmas spirit is a much easier spirit to find than the other holidays? Seriously, how do people get to be in their 30's or 40's and have never heard of the word “menorah”? I don’t get it. I get that they aren’t Jewish, and that is fine, but how are they so far removed from the world that they don’t even know what a damn menorah is? I’m amazed by this every holiday season, when I go out in search of a menorah with which to mock religious holidays. Geez, people are so insensitive to other traditions.

We looked for things that could represent all the holidays and be combined into one glorious product. Needless to say I was throwing a lot of stuff into the cart. These were three of my favorites that we didn’t end up using, ribbons for every holiday:

Christmas:



Kwanzaa:



Hanukkah:

I will leave all interpretations up to you.

Oh, and another deal we found at the dollar store?

10 WHOLE LIGHTS FOR ONLY A DOLLAR!! Wow. You only have to buy like 4000 of these to cover your tree. What a deal.

3 comments:

tornwordo said...

I’m amazed by this every holiday season, when I go out in search of a menorah with which to mock religious holidays.

I love the dollar store and that line cracked me up.

Patricia said...

i think you made the perfect selections. the home boy cap (i'm just wayyy too much of a white chick to pull that off), in combination with the santa cap and the candles, very festive and ultra inclusive. perhaps adding an unbranded bar code could also pay homage to those who remain elusive and non-committal, only uttering "happy holidays".

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Best use of a dollar store since stocking up on cheap sunglasses.

Good job, PM Dawn.