It’s hard to keep up with trends during the summer.
With the kids at home all day, we’re busy making meal after meal (didn’t they *just* eat a few hours ago?), applying and re-applying sunscreen (quit wiggling!), and sending children to their respective rooms so they can think about their actions.
As fun as all of that is, it doesn’t leave much time for figuring out what’s new out there…until PINTEREST!!
As we perused our Pinterest feed this week we noticed many Santa Clauses popping up and loads of pins with tinsel and mistletoe. Was it already December and we’d mysteriously missed six months of our lives? Are people just starting their holiday prep really, *really* early this year? NO!! Pinterest was just filling us in on the latest trend that is sweeping the nation…it’s HALF CHRISTMAS!
Well, maybe not Santa, but Half Christmas really is the “IT” thing for the summer! It takes place on June 25th when you are six months from last Christmas and six months away from next Christmas. It was even featured in the TV show Workaholics where they used it as an excuse to drink keg nog! (egg nog out of kegs, of course)
On Pinterest you’ll find people are baking Half Christmas cookies (half a batch), putting up Half Christmas lights (but only on half of the house), and singing Half Christmas Carols (Like The Six Days of Christmas)
It is BIG!
At first we weren’t too keen on this idea. I mean, who is thrilled to have more to do, bake, and decorate while sweltering in the summer heat surrounded by bored children?
Then we found out that Half Christmas is a gift giving occasion. Who doesn’t want half a set of earrings or half a board game in their Half Christmas Stocking on June 25th?! (half a stocking would be a footie sock, maybe?).
Thank goodness we have Pinterest and our “Oh, Honey…No!” board to help us find the perfect gifts befitting a holiday of this caliber!
Pinterest Nightmare #334a: Baby Doll Head Half Christmas Tree Topper
As with any major holiday, you’ll want everyone on your list to have sublime decorations. The Baby Doll Head Topper makes the perfect addition to any Half Christmas tree. The lights running up and out of the lifeless eye sockets really scream, “I am festive!”
Pinterest Nightmare #334b: Toilet Fondue Pot
The genuine porcelain Toilet Fondue Pot is ideal for the foodie in your life. What could be more appetizing that a gift that brings to mind a Norovirus outbreak? Now you can just sit back and wait for the thank you cards to roll in.
Pinterest Nightmare #334c: How To Avoid Huge Ships, Second Edition
Nothing says “I am the ultimate Half Christmas gift” like a fantastic beach read! The page turner in everyone’s tote bag this year is sure to be How to Avoid Huge Ships (second edition…so you know it’s up-to-date!). Without a book like this, non-sailor types like me would think you could just use your eyes. HA! Amateurs! This book delivers 112 pages of critical advice that will keep you safe and sound in your little dinghy. Ahoy there, matey!
Pinterest Nightmare #334d: Metal Detecting Sandals
Who wants a gift that combines high fashion with enough buried treasure to make a pirate jealous? Why, everyone on your Half Christmas list, that’s who! These unisex beauties exude taste and style while offering the promise of potential riches!! They are the ultimate gift that keeps on giving. (Just remember to loosen the strap once every 30 minutes. Cankle strap lines from the battery pack are a fashion DON’T.)
Oh, Pinterest. No…just no.