A Friendly Reminder


Ashley and I have been receiving so many fantastic Festivus gifts to dole out amongst you all that we are fighting the urge just to keep them all to ourselves. Really! They’re great! Huge props to everyone who has already sent in their gifts.

Layout 1But we want to make sure EVERYONE gets a present. This is an issue near and dear to me, as I was the one kid in sixth grade whose Secret Santa forgot to bring her present the day of the party. Yeah, the teacher felt pity on me and so I got a handful of Starlight Mints and a couple old red pens she wasn’t using anymore.

And although candy is nothing to sniff at around the holidays, c’mon, we can do better. Please don’t make Ashley and me have to be the ones bearing sad to your giftee come Festivus Party Day. We both have babies so we’d probably just distribute old burp clothes with Prada written in Sharpie on them, and call them scarves.

We need gifts by tomorrow: Monday, December 10th. If you need some extra time, email us at pressedivus@yahoo.com and let us know. We can work with you if you need a little help. We’re benevolent and gracious like that.

Thanks and happy Sunday!


  1. You are two kind spirited ladies! I’m sorry you didn’t get a present in 6th grade. That must’ve sucked. I once managed to put my secret Santa present in a bottle using a chemistry set. It was awesome, cause the only way to get it out was by breaking the bottle. Scared the shit out of all the girls in class. Total chaos! Yeah!

    1. Total chaos! I wish I could have seen their faces!

  2. Done! Just under the wire. This is the way alcoholics roll.

    1. Alcoholics are apparently very efficient in this case.

  3. Done and done. The only bad part? I had to stalk my person and not follow or “like” their stuff so I didn’t blow the surprise. I feel bad about that. Give them a cyber hug for me, ‘kay? But don’t say it was from me or anything. Because, hey, Secret Santa and all.

    1. I did the exact same thing with mine! And I REALLY wanted to like so many things on the blog.

      1. Omg, ME TOO! Triplesies! ^.^ (Also, it’s so hard not to ‘like’ or comment! At least I can giggle secretly to myself, which you can’t do at in-person parties)

        1. Hehe I’ll like them for you.

        2. You can, but the invites to future parties seem to stop.

      2. The blog you got is in my top 5 of all times.

        1. I can absolutely see why it is!!

    2. Will do! Hugs all around!

  4. Thanks for the reminder! I’m on it, Emily.

    1. You’re great! Thanks!

  5. I’m already in AND I already have the present!

      1. I’m sending you an e-mail right now as I slightly switched it up. Not a huge change, but wanted to let you know.

  6. I’m doing mine tomorrow! …. I’d like to blame work if thats ok?

    1. That is always an excellent excuse :D

  7. I’m all in, baby! I didn’t do a post about though, I’ve kinda fallen behind ….but this weekend was work party, school event & son/husband family BBQ/cake party – I’m mentally mush…

    1. No worries…you’ve had quite a week! Put your feet up!

  8. Tomorrow, on the 10th, my blog post on Woman in the Middle will be about the Festivus party. Just thought I would let you know!

    1. Yes! I will link to it on The Waiting’s Facebook page!

  9. OMG, I love the smell of babies sooooo much that I think I would love me some burp clothes.
    Just no pooey diapers, please.

    1. I’m now numb to the smell. It’s all downhill from here.

      1. Oh dear. My sadness for what you just said knows no bounds…

  10. Ew girl, I think your Secret Santa experience just scarred ME for life.

    1. It was clearly horrifying, especially since I was actually FRIENDS with my secret Santa.

  11. You ladies rock!

  12. I have been giving hints in my comments on this site and the site of my intended, too. So, here is one last hint–Your face is like a picture and what a lovely face it is! Loving this. HF

    1. Thank you so much for getting in the spirit!

  13. Aww, that’s the worst. I offer to double up if someone is going to be duped.

    1. You’re so sweet. I’ll let you know. The stalking will commence on the morrow!

  14. I want my gift or I’ll throw a fit.

    1. Your gift is probably the best one I’ve received. The person who chose it for you knows you well.

  15. Hi Emily I just popped over from Kim’s blog at http://womaninthemid.com/ to say HI so Hi I will be having a bit of a look around because I am a sticky peek and like to poke my nose into everyone’s business………….I mean blog…………….lol

  16. EEP, almost forgot but just sent it in!

  17. Wait, wait…was I supposed to do a Festivus post?! God, I need a personal assistant just to help me keep my head on straight.

    1. Only of you want to! It’s definitely not a requirement…just a little fun supplement.

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