Saturday, December 25, 2010

Literary Christmas Genius

Proof that my sister is a creative genius.

Oz gift theme

This is the third year in a row that she's created a literary theme for her gifts. I love them.

This year was The Wizard of Oz.

  • Ruby slippers (literally slippers)

  • poppy seeds

  • lions and tigers and bears (oh my)

  • emerald earrings (green crystal & silver, she made them)

  • apples (a la the angry trees in the movie)

  • a silver heart frame (tin man)

  • a book of word puzzles (scarecrow/brain)

  • a bottle of Professor Marvel's Liquid Courage for the Cowardly Lion (mini wine bottle with a custom label she created)

  • Wizard & Gale's Wicked Witch Repellant (bottled water with a custom label she created)

  • a gingerbread village to represent home

Last year was Alice in Wonderland.

  • tea

  • teacup

  • drink me (soda)

  • eat me (a cupcake, not shown, eaten)

  • pea soup (more pepper)

  • marzipan (in lieu of mushrooms)

The inaugural year, 2008, she did Little House on the Prairie.

  • a "tin cup"

  • sticks of candy

  • little heart-shaped, golden-brown cake

  • a shiny new penny


  1. Wow, that is so thoughtful and well-made! And a fantastic idea.

  2. It's definitely an inspiration!