05 December 2012
day 5: string
It's definitely stretching a point to think you might open a door in an advent calendar and find oddments of string. I suppose a brightly coloured parcel with pretty ribbon is a possibility, but string? Unlikely. However, I very much like this box of string that I saw at my cousin's place. All those different colours, sizes, textures, the way it looks like scribble, the potential it has to be reused, tied round a brown paper parcel and handed on to someone else, the joyous frugality of it. The perfect counterpoint to, say, christmas shopping. A little gift in its own right, from me to you.