Sing it with me: 🎶Make my wish come true // All I want for Christmas // is you 🎶
And by “you” I mean Christkindlmarket Milwaukee (obviously; what else would the song be about?). Christkindlmarket debuted their first out-of-state site this year, opening for the season on November 17 in Milwaukee. About 25 vendors set up shop directly outside the Fiserv Forum (which is another new site to visit in downtown Milwaukee), and will remain open every day through New Year’s Eve.
Christkindlmarket began in Chicago in 1996 by German American Events, LLC and found a new (and still current) home at Daley Plaza in 1997. Operating as Chicago’s largest open-air market, Christkindlmarket takes up the whole plaza with food, drink, music, and shopping for those one-of-a-kind holiday gifts. Talk about one-stop shopping; big box stores have nothing on ol’ Christkindlmarket!
Yay Christmastime! Even though it’s over *sad face*
Christmas has and always will be my favorite time of year. I’m not sure why; it could be the gifts, it could be the lights, it could be the only thing that makes winter bearable, but this post isn’t about that. Instead, it’s about one of my favorite activities to do during the Christmas Season.
My boyfriend recently asked me what I want for Christmas and I drew a blank. Does that mean I’m more mature? Eh, doubt it. Does it mean I have everything I want in life? Maybe. I mean, I’m content with my life but lesbehonest, when you’re brought up in a materialistic society, it’s hard to ignore the societal pressures to always want/have more. Woah – thank you sociology degree.
Of course my messed up brain draws the conclusion that I can’t think of anything I want for Christmas because I’m not as creative anymore. Uh, really brain? Really. I work in an office all day and this must be draining my creativity, right?
Or maybe it’s a combination of all of the factors listed above. Whatever it is, my Christmas list is looking very adult, in that I want either necessities like cookware, money to pay bills, or gifts that I could give to other people. WTF.
But enough of this self-analyzation. It’s probably bullshit anyway. Here is Sammerz’ Christmas Wish List 2014.
Is it just me or is 2014 the year of the sassy Valentine? I feel like every time I open Facebook or Tumblr, there’s another slew of lolztastic cards to share with your loved ones. There are multiple blog posts dedicated to said cards (you’re reading one right now, dontcha know!) and even a Sassy Valentines blog on Tumblr. Don’t get me wrong, most of these are pretty great, but it’s one of those things where the cool factor is taken away after your middle-aged coworkers start posting them, ya know?
But whatevz. Let’s pay tribute to some of our favorite picks for V-day, shall we? (Click each pic for more info.)