Ready to cap off a year of highly reflective celebrations? That's right: Let's dip into 401 Party and Holiday Ideas from Alcoa (Conny Von Hagen, 1971) for Christmas.
Of course, there are gift-wrapping ideas that will only take 27 hours to execute in a month already filled with carol singing, cookie baking, egg nog making, last-minute shopping, present hiding, tantrum throwing, repeated "Santa is watching" warning, office party avoiding, and hurried "some assembly required" assembling.
I'm sure making a regally crowned swan laden with flowers or a dollhouse with windows, garden, and functional door as wrapping for another gift is on the agenda too.
The book also suggests ways to incorporate other cultures' Christmas traditions through creative use of foil. Do you like pinatas?
If you want something a little colder for Christmas, you can always go with the Polish decorations instead:
Speaking of torches, my favorite Christmas decorations are the ones that seem to suggest this is a fine time of year to burn your house to the ground.
Even better: Hang candles from the ceiling, right where an unfortunate tall person might run into them.
Happy Holidays from Alcoa! Now, call the fire department.