I'm not a big shop-for-Christmas-stuff-after-Christmas person. I usually end up paying full price for wrapping paper around December 2nd, fork out full price for the decorations I fall in love with, and pick out my Christmas cards a few days before I send them. Whenever I do find something at a store on sale and pack it away for the day after the next Thanksgiving, I'm always giving myself a far-off treat. What's more fun than finding things you'd forgotten you even bought, fresh to make their debut for your new year?
So today when my mom and I were picking through the clearance section at Kitchen Kaboodle, where 2010's Christmas delights were within hurling distance of Valentine's Day cookie cutters, I found myself face-to-face with.... MY COOKIE BOXES!!!
Yes, the cookie boxes that I wanted so desperately a month and a half ago, the ones that were completely cleared out of Marshall's and The Container Store and left me packing my precious Christmas cookie creations in Ziplocs. Not only did they have a whole rackful, along with matching adorable parchment sheets, but they were all half off. Just you wait, friends and family of this/next year! Those cookies you just finished are going to look AWESOME next Christmas!
Now, into deep storage you go.