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.
Yes, and that gooey white out that never seemed to go on smoothly!
I really like that typewriter ornament - and yes, I first typed on one! It wasn't much fun when you got things wrong or when the keys stuck and you had to press really hard to get them to work. Oh those were the fun days of writing!
Thanks, Peggy! Do you have a favorite?
These are great gift ideas for writers.
Thanks, Mira! They'd be great in a Christmas stocking!
I enjoyed this. I think such ornaments would make perfect small gifts for writers.
Me, too, Brenda. Thanks for your comment.
These are great ornaments, Sheila. I like the idea of a theme Christmas tree.
Great idea, Belinda! Writers need those little incentives.
These would make great rewards for finishing NanoWrimo in November! That little extra incentive can mean a lot around the middle of the month...(For those who don't know NanoWrimo is held online every November. Hundreds of thousands writers participate each and every year. The goal: 50,000 words written in 30 days!