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12.03.2008

letterpress calendar giveaway!




Our friends from SeeSaw Designs are selling this playful letterpress calendar - perfect for yourself or a gift for the holidays.

And right now they're giving one away to one of our readers! So leave a comment telling us the worst (or funniest) Christmas gift you've ever received, along with your name & a way to contact you. We'll choose the best story and send you a free calendar, just in time for the new year.

Hurry...go! You have until midnight on Sunday, December 7th.

9 comments:

iheartmesa said...

Since no one is sharing their own funny gift I thought I would. Ever since I can remember, my dad has been wrapping up gifts and putting them under the tree with tags that say, "To: Dad, From: the Family." The thing is, my family usually has no clue what these gifts are. He buys them for himself. One year he wrapped something up and placed it under the tree with the tag. Well, we bugged my dad, but he still wouldn't give any good hints as to what we were giving him. One day we thought we would be sneaky and we trimmed a few pieces of tape off so that we could get our little fingers under the wrapping to feel what the present was. The consensus from my siblings: A juicer. Christmas day came and my dad opened the present we "gave" him. It was a portable potty for our camping trips. To this day we call the thing the juicer - and I guess if you think about it the name fits.

TheMoncurs said...

When I was a senior in high school I got 2 tiaras. One from my sister and one from my boyfriend. What are the odds?

Burgess said...

My husband was anxiously awaiting the opening of the gift he bought me. This was our 6th Christmas together, 2nd as a married couple with a baby on the way. I was almost 24 years old. As I slowly unwrapped the present, thoughts raced through my mind of what this fantastic thing could be that he's been talking up for a couple weeks now.....a new camera? Boots?
I get it open. I'm confused. It's a Nintendo Gamecube. I'm sure the look on my face said it all. So much for knowing me after 6 years together.

Amy said...

My grandma once gave me a knitted rain bonnet thing. It looked like a huge neck of a turtle-neck sweater, then you're supposed to pull the back part up over your head like a hood and it keeps the rain off. It was beyond hideous. I was 14. All the cousins and I were biting through our lips to not laugh in front of her.

Marily said...

My wonderful--and very frugal--grandma gave me a red magnetic board when I was 12. It was not very cute and I was disappointed. I was even more disappointed when I decided I would use it anyway and took off the carboard label around it to find a card addressed to my grandparents from someone else. Ooops! It's funny now, but at 12 I must admit I tried hard not to cry about it.

Lindsey and Kenny Kilpatrick said...

Well, I haven't faired too poor in the gift receiving department but I sure want a chance at that adorable calendar. The weirdest thing I got was a gift for our wedding. Someone gave us a glass blown heart figurine with a hummingbird writing our names in it. Gag. The sad thing is the person who gave it to us had to get it made in Jamaica or somewhere like that. A sweet though bit it sorta missed the mark.

By the way, I love, love love, I heart Mesa. I use it all the time. Thanks ladies!

Melissa said...

My parents are very practical people and for Christmas when I was 15 years old they bought me a set of pots and pans for my "big gift" (they/santa would give us one big gift and a few little gifts each year) Needless to say I wasn't very excited when I opened it. I had visions of some sort of stereo or something that was much more age appropriate. Those pots and pans sat in a box for 9 years before I finally got married and was out on my own. I really appreciate them now though. It just took a long time to realize what a nice gift they were. Just not an age appropriate gift at all!

From the Grid and Beyond (Emily) said...

Hmmm. I've actually been thinking about this since yesterday and have concluded I have just really lucked out with Christmas gifts--(wedding gifts another story though). The worst I can come up with was as a kid I got the Girltalk game--I was pretty much a tomboy, so it sat in the box at my parents house. 10 years later at a White elephant gift Christmas party it found a new owner.
I HEART "i heart mesa". Huge fan. Should be president of the fan club.

cj said...

I got man gloves in the mail. I'm still upset about it and it's been 3 years. We do a family gift exchange each year and Curt's older brother got my name that year. We were "supposedly" going on a upcoming winter trip after the new year and Curt thought I needed them AND wanted them. We never went on the trip and I did not want nor need man gloves! I was so excited to get my gift in the mail that year. I was looking forward to it for weeks. When my gift finally arrived and I opened it, I was so mad that Curt had TOLD his brother that I wanted gloves. Big, Puffy, Grey, Ugly MAN gloves. I was so sad. Like I said I still am. The whole family knows how disappointed I was that year. They tease me that every year from now on that's all I'm getting... man gloves.