Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored," giving Santa Claus a hand this season! Due to global warming, his workshop disappeared beneath the waves early this summer, and he's set up on a temporary barge in the North Atlantic. I graciously volunteered to help him out, poor fella.
First, congratulations are in order for the richly-deserving Mrs. B, who won last week's Giveaway, an authentic, members-only 2009 calendar from the Daughters of the American Revolution. Twelve boring photos of colonial samplers on cheap paper. What a great gift!
This week's Great Christmas Giveway item is even greater. It's a stupid little thingy.
You know how stupid little thingies work. Someone gives you a Christmas gift that might have been given to them by someone else. That probably was given to them by someone else. You do your part, passing it along to the next person on your lengthy Christmas list.
I got this stupid little thingy the last time I bought a Yankee Candle. I love Yankee Candles, but they're costly, so I don't buy them often. But a local store was having a 20 percent discount day, so I got one for the holidays. And the clerk gave me this stupid little thingy along with the candle.
The thingy in question is a Yankee Candle Porcelain Ornament with fragranced oil. The ornament is a kind of stupid-looking snowman. He is accompanied by a vial of oil. You drop a few drops of oil on the back of the ornament, and it smells good. (Or so they claim, I haven't opened it.)
These items were so popular in 2007 that Yankee Candle didn't sell a doggone one of them, so the stores are giving them away this year.
I'm past the age where I have kindergarten teachers or choir directors or crossing guards upon whom to bestow stupid little thingies. But I'll bet you could use one. Leave a comment between now and next Friday, and you'll be in the running for this awesome, never before re-gifted stupid little thingy!
(If you don't have a blogger account, be sure to leave your email so I can contact you if you win.)
During this upcoming week, I will embark upon a search for the ultimate, no-holds-barred best Christmas Giveaway Item: an UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER! Can't ever have enough of those.
In the meantime, a thingy can be yours ... You know what to do.