Yesterday night I went to a holiday gathering with a group of friends - we all met through theatre several years ago when I was still crewing and have stayed close ever since. We had a lot of fun and really yummy food. This year instead of exchanging gifts we all put $25 and the name of a charity in a bowl and pulled one out. Not only was it less expensive and time consuming than buying gifts for everyone, but just cool to realize that a sizeable check will be written to the second harvest food bank.
I'm still working my way through writing cards, but in the meantime I thought I'd hang a stocking here to increase the holiday mood. First seen in anteka's journal.