Thursday, September 30, 2010

it's never too early

Yesterday, I was asked by my sister about my Christmas list. Correction. My Christmas PowerPoint Presentation.
Maybe I should explain...every year my family asks each other what they want for Christmas. Every year my family would spout off random things to one another and hope that someone was listening and taking notes. Inevitably every year, no one would get what they really wanted or could use. My solution to this was to create an easy-to-read Christmas list PowerPoint. Now, I send it as a PPT file via email, but it can be printed out like a normal list. What does it contain? 2 slides. 1) Pictures of the actual gift(s) that are desired, labeled with a number 2) Text that corresponds to each number indicating where it can be purchased, what size, color, etc.
Now, you might say, "That takes all the fun out of gift giving!" or "What about being surprised?". Well, let me also state that I put a wide variety of items on the list knowing good and well that I won't get everything on there. Also, my family tends to slip a few things in that they thought I'd enjoy. Usually, they're right.

So, you see, it really is a win-win-win all the way around. Now, my sister wants me to make one for her.
Here are a few things on my list this year: (this is not a petition for gifts, just an effort to provide a few pictures for today's post)


  1. ooh, a sewing machine! Do you sew? I do not.

  2. I can sew, but very slowly. I'm thinking this sewing machine is gonna rock my world. Oh, and it's so very retro to ask for one, don't you think?

  3. Yes. A sewing machine will be great for creating halloween costumes in the future.


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