The C Word

So Christmas came out of nowhere, as usual, and I’m once again wondering if I should make some of my gifts. Last year I made something for nearly everyone, which involved starting in August (seriously) and I’m not sure it was worth the effort. I mean, all the gifts were appreciated, sure, but I think when you make things for people who don’t make things they don’t… get it. Like you might design a pair of socks with an intricate lace pattern that take up the best part of every evening for 2 weeks – great, but ultimately, they are just a pair of socks.

“What did Laura get you?” “A pair of socks”.

You see what I mean? And I know, I KNOW that’s not what it’s all about, but in the chaos of the day when kids are running around, presents are being torn open and your dad is wandering around with a bin bag, the thought, time and effort you’ve put into something can get a bit lost. So maybe that shit is best left for birthdays?

I dunno, what do you think?