Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Touch of Whimsy!

In addition to all the traditional decorations, church services, mangers, foods, and entertaining the holidays signify, it's good to add little fun touches to one's environment.

A couple of years ago, in a Family Dollar store, I saw a small lighted wreath that plugs into a car's cigarette lighter! What a novel use for the lighter, I thought, and bought the little wreath. It came with a round plastic suction cup to put on a car window.

As a matter of fact, I bought several wreaths and gave them as little gifties that year. My son and daughter, who both lived in Arizona at the time, got a real kick out of their car wreaths.

Let me tell you, the public response to the lighted car wreath has been noteworthy. As a matter of fact, it's been a real hoot. People wave when they are passing or smile in parking lots. Isn't that a lot better than scowls and holiday stress?

Snapped a picture of the wreath using my flash as well as tried a couple of non-flash photos, to give you an idea of what the little wreath looks like.

To date, I haven't been pulled over by police for having the wreath hanging in my window. Hope if I am, the Christmas spirit will save me from getting a ticket. The little decoration does not, in any way, obscure my vision of things behind me. I can see all traffic very clearly in the overhead mirror as well as in the car's side mirror.

One might wonder why anyone would put a small wreath inside a car, of all places. It might seem so ridiculous. Well, it's just that I believe in adding to life in whatever small way to bring a smile. This world in which we live can be so filled with sorrows and disappointments, worries and difficulties. Why not try, each and every day, to add a light touch to someone else's life? It makes the journey so much easier.

So, if you are driving by and see a little lighted wreath in a car next to you, give a honk. Merry Holidays to all!


diane stetson said... in California there are tons of wreaths on cars inside and out..large ones..We don't have to deal with the winter weather. I can't honk when I see you but I will think of you whenever I see a car wreath here where I live.xo

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: What a wonderful idea. You are right they would make great little gifts. Blessings to you this Christmas week. Martha

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