We writers are notorious for letting distractions get in the way of completing our work. We not only need inspiration but we also need reminders to keep focused.
That's why something as small as a trinket that honors you as a writer can be just the reminder you need. After all, what good is it to call yourself a writer if you don't write? Keeping something near your desk to help you focus is good practice. Maybe it may even inspire you a bit.
And at Christmas, putting that reminder on the tree will announce to the world that writing is how you spend your time.
True, you may be saying, but pens and computers are just not warm and fuzzy things. You can't drape them with holly or dress one in a festive holiday sweater!
Though decorating with a typewriter may not light up your eyes the way decorating with a puppy may, who said you can't crown one with a holiday wreath? And it's the inner decoration we are pressing for here. The one that says, yes, congratulations, you are a writer and it makes me proud to know you.
So have good cheer. Your tools of the trade can say a lot about you and putting a symbol of them on the tree is a good idea. You can hang the reminder near your desk all year long.
And if you are looking for a great gift for a friend who likes to write, giving them an ornament that lets them know you appreciate their efforts will be a welcome relief.