One of the many royal wedding ornamentsNow I love Wills, Kate, and the royal wedding just as much as anybody (ask my co-workers), but a Duke and Duchess of Cambridge commemorative Christmas ornament -- for a whopping $130 -- is where I draw the line.
The ornament, which is quite heinous and totally unfestive-looking if you ask me, is a blue, gold, and white egg-shaped-type thing with a "W" and a "C" embossed on it. The words "Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, 29th April 2011" are inscribed in honor of their wedding date. Um, yeah, I'll pass.
As much as I love all things royal -- and could read about them until my eyes and/or brain explode -- I cannot justify buying any type of royal paraphernalia. Particularly one that's going to sit on my Christmas tree. And particularly one that costs over $130.
I'm of the mind that A) "fan-type" stuff is a complete and total waste of money (unless you're a die-hard Star Wars fan or something and you're collecting vintage crap or whatever), and B) said "fan-type" stuff has no business making their merry way to our holiday decor. It's cheesy. And I know the holidays are already cheesy to begin with, but it's a different kind of cheesy. A kind of cheesy that doesn't warm your heart and make you chuckle a bit.
Some people will buy this, though. Guaranteed. Prince William and Kate Middleton souvenirs have been all the rage this year. There have been pizzas, refrigerators, and anything else you could think of. What's one, silly little ornament to add to the growing pile of royal stuff?
Just keep it away from my tree, though, please. I prefer my royals to remain on the Internet.
Would you buy this ornament?
Image via Zazzle
I create a special savings account
I put a little away at a time
I cut corners until I can afford it
Save? Who has money to save?
I plan to put it on my credit card and love the benefits of the reward program