It started in October. I walked into the supermarket and at first I did not register that something was amiss. You know that feeling? What is wrong with this picture? What ... #$%#^&$ plastic Christmas trees in my way! Tinsel hanging in my face as if installed by tiny elves. Already! It's only October.
I procrastinated throughout October despite my wife's reminders to start looking for gifts. There is no getting away from it now though. It is November. Time to prepare for the festive season.
This means overheating my credit card until it resembles Salvador Dali's pocket watch. Never mind. A few pennies in the red is nothing compared to the beatific smiles of my little urchins on the Christmas morn. Or is it?
As I recall the yuletide past there was not peace and goodwill to all. This was due to a shortage of batteries, the incorrectly sized screwdriver, insufficient RAM and various other technical issues. So it is time to rethink gift giving. A time for radical change. A time for the ideal Christmas gift. A work of art!
Not convinced? Then have a read through this list of 14 reasons why you should give art as a gift:
So there it is. My shameless and unrepentant list of why art makes the perfect Christmas gift. If you will mind my blushes here is a handy link to paintings that may do rather well. Happy shopping everyone!
PS: Please add your reasons why you think art is a great gift. Even better - why YOU deserve art for a prezzie, then share this article with whoever needs a reminder.