Thursday, December 24, 2015
Abbreviated Nativity Scene
There were buttons more "Christmassy" and festive to choose from, but this one spoke to me this morning. An exemplary model of rootbeer (or tortoise) Bakelite with softly carved edges and topped with a wispy gold leaf escutcheon, this humble button feels like it emulates the TRUE meaning of Christmas, as opposed to the ubiquitous hullabaloo of rubber reindeer and a blowout sale at Macy's. So here it is, a reverent button to commemorate the real essence of the holidays. Peace on Earth.