Who Santa Calls For Help

02 Jan


Readers will know that since my BroInLaw retired he has taken on certain household jobs, namely the washerup-er-er, the potato masher and Teaboy.  For the past few christmases these members of ‘Staff’ have received an annual gratuity [namely ferrero rocher and amaretti biscuits, posh I know].

First year these were from the “Lady of the House” [aka Big Sis], where each member received an individual package, the second year as austerity measures took place they had to share, the third year they each received a contract of employment which detailed deductions that would be made to their annual box for transgressions [yes we did break into the FR box and remove a couple of a few, lol].  Next came the new miniature tools in the FR boxes, the masher got a new masher, the washer got new sponge, detergent and rubber gloves and the tea boy some tea bags [the bag containing the treats were then found].  How to gift these things this year, think think think. She thunked and came up with a doozie!

The Staff received a letter from a Mr Santa Claus apologising that he had been unable to complete his list because of extra work [arrival of grandchild] and that he hoped to be able to complete his list next year.  Then there was a second letter from the British Red Cross, stating they had received an anxious letter from Mr Claus urging their help, the Red Cross had scoured the internet [well eBay] and the shops [just the High Street] and trusted the staff would be pleased with their parcel contents.  There was then a proper box, wrapped in brown paper and tied with the string – a pukka red cross parcel containing the ferrero rocher and amaretti biscuits.

Oh the googling we did to find a parcel we could copy! The photoshopping done to create an authentic label and the dry runs we did trying to knot the proper knots!

All good fun though – heck knows how we can do the next one, we are all out of ideas!


Posted by on January 2, 2016 in Life, people, Projects


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2 responses to “Who Santa Calls For Help

  1. laspice

    January 2, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Wonderful!!!!! ~x~

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Bushka

    January 2, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Ha! Ha! Great fun…..I’m sure Santa will have enjoyed being party to all the shenanigans…. 😉 Hugs!

    Liked by 1 person


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