Christmas is my favorite holiday. It's not just the cheery Christmas jingles (though I love them), or decorating the Christmas tree with the family (which is amazingly fun), or the fantastic Christmas cookies (yum).
It's giving presents.
You heard me right. I love giving presents, not getting them. It's the only time of year I spend a ridiculous amount of money.
This year I have a new set of friends to buy for - my college friends. As I've only met them this year, I've spent way too much energy figuring out what to buy them. My friend Andrew is getting a Boondock Saints t-shirt - he loves the movies! My friend Megan adores Spongebob, so she got a Spongebob t-shirt and a Hello Kitty Pez dispenser.
But where does Dumbledore come into this, you ask?
Well, my roommate Julia and I both adore Harry Potter - she probably more than anybody I know. She has a giant notebook dedicated to things she's noticed in the books, and I mean obscure things. Proof that Hogwarts has a rotating schedule, calculations figuring out Voldemort's birthday, a sketch on how the different bottles in the Sorcerer's Stone challenge would look and the order they go in.
She's wanted Ginny Weasley's wand for as long as she can remember.
Guess what I got for her this year?
I'm practically bursting with excitement to give it to her, because I know she's going to adore it. I'm making a Hogwarts acceptance letter along with it to give to her - you can see the images below - and taking tea bags and going at the paper to make it seem like old parchment.
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I'm. So. Excited.
What are you excited to GIVE this year?