Kwanzaa

if you’re closeted this holiday season, just think about how one day you and your girlfriend/wife, your husband/boyfriend, or your significant other are going to celebrate the holidays together… you’re gonna drink hot coco and look at lights… have family dinners and kiss on new years… you will love and be loved for who you are and being closeted for your own safety/comfort right now won’t change that. happy holidays :)

What To Get The Signs For The Holidays

*Check your sun sign, moon sign, venus sign, and 5th house*



Aries: active gear, concert tickets, surprise vacation/trip, expensive items, personalized items, intense and striking fashion (bold colors), sneakers or slip ons, face masks and washes

Taurus: books, vintage items, old novels, record players and vinyls, comfy socks, pajamas, sweaters, home decor, art supplies, classic artists merchandise, instruments

Gemini: gift cards, planners, journals, books, new phone/tablet, pens, colored pencils, sketchbooks, small plants, prank gifts

Cancer: movies, snack sets, candy, chocolates, bath and body sets, robes, sweaters, kitchen ware and decor, jewelry, scented candles

Leo: tickets to shows or movies, fancy clothes and jewelry, gift cards for nails, hair, or spa appointments, expensive chocolates and candies, beauty items

Virgo: books, notebooks, planners, personalized items, home and work appliances (such as for cleaning, cooking, etc), electronic devices, pampering kits/sets, phone essentials (chargers, cases, aux cords, earphones)

Libra: beauty items (makeup, hair products, hair straighteners, curling wands, nail polish, brushes), CDs, band/artist merchandise, arts related items (instruments, paintings, music players, sketchbooks, easels)

Scorpio: psychological thriller movies or books, horror movies or books, dark colored fashion, crystals, tarot or oracle decks, pop culture merch

Sagittarius: books (preferably educational books: foreign languages, science, psychology, cooking,etc, basically go off of their interests), tickets to shows, band/artist merchandise, travel kits and travel gear

Capricorn: home essentials (kitchen utensils, home decor, leggings, blankets, bedroom decor), books, wax warmer and melts, dark eyeshadows and lipsticks, massage and spa treatment gift cards 

Aquarius: journals, salt lamps, incense, crystals, astronomy/astrology related items, fossils, vintage items, posters, paintings, unique fashion

Pisces: metaphysical or religious items, slippers, boots, soft blankets, cardigans, crystals as jewelry, bath salts and bubbles, perfumes, art supplies

Toxic Holiday Plants for Pets

It’s a jolly season, until one of your babies gets their mouth around a plant that won’t treat them well.

Watch out for these plants during the holiday season, no beauty is worth possibly injuring your beloved.

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Poinsettia: contains an irritating sap that causes nausea and vomiting

Holly + Mistletoe: harmful leaves and berries, will cause everything from vomiting, to hallucinations, to death

Cyclamen: a winter bloomer, it’s a common gift that can cause vomiting, convulsions, and paralysis

Amaryllis: poinsettia’s competitor, it has Lycorine and other substances that cause vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and lethargy

Jerusalem Cherry: literally in the nightshade family and will easily kill as it is highly toxic to animals

Lillies + Daffodils: especially harmful to cats, these will cause vomiting, diarrhea, arrhythmias, and convulsions

Fir/Pine/Cedar/etc. Tree: the center of many homes during the holiday season, its oils are irritants, its needles can puncture their insides, and the water bowl is a cesspool of bacteria, mold, and any chemicals used for its creation and preservation. Especially bad if it was covered with a flame retardant.

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So, definitely not saying that you shouldn’t decorate with or gift these items, but you know your pet the best. If they’re a chewer, keep an extra eye on them, but, of course, no pretty plant should be worth more than their lives.

Stay safe this holiday season.

christmas / holiday starters

Feel free to change pronouns or anything else !

at a party

  • “Woah, someone drank too much egg nog.”
  • “Look, I only came for the Christmas cookies.”
  • “So do I make a sexy Santa/elf/reindeer or what?”
  • “Merry Christmas! Let’s get wasted.”
  • “Is my outfit too festive/not festive enough?”
  • “Hey! Come on in, I’ll get you a drink.”

a grinch

  • “I can’t believe I’m all alone during the holidays.”
  • “Most wonderful time of the year, my ass.”
  • “I hate snow. And smiling children.”
  • “If I hear one more Christmas song, someone is getting strangled with tinsel.”
  • “The only thing good about Christmas is the candy canes.”
  • “Wow, that gingerbread house is…unique.”
  • “Egg nog is disgusting.”

anti-grinch

  • “I’ve had my tree up since November.”
  • “How could you not like the holidays?!”
  • “I’m going to shove a candy cane up my ass. I’m so excited!”
  • “Christmas is the only time of year when I’m stressed out AND receiving a bunch of gifts.”
  • “There’s NO way I’m going to lose the house decorating competition.”
  • “Christmas isn’t a holiday. It’s a way of life.”

presents

  • “What did you get me?” / “I’m not telling you! It’s a surprise.”
  • “I didn’t know what to buy you, so..I made you something…”
  • “You gave me the present that I gave to YOU last year?”
  • “It’s perfect…”
  • “Aw, you didn’t have to get me anything.”
  • “The only gift I want is stability and happiness. But this wrapping paper is pretty.”
  • “You just rip the paper right off?! You heathen.” / “You save the paper? Nerd.”

secret santa

  • “Ugh, I can’t believe I got ___ for secret santa.”
  • “I got ____!! What should I give him/her/them?”
  • “Who bought me socks? They’re plain white no-brand socks.”
  • “The limit was $20, people. Why do I see an iPhone?”
  • “I know who got me this. There’s only one person who knows me this well. It’s you.”

with friends

  • “I got us matching ugly sweaters.”
  • “Do you think I can fit these candy canes up my nose?”
  • “Merry Christmas, fuckers. I’m broke but at least I got you stuff.”
  • “This is really corny…but you’re already a gift to me.”
  • “I haven’t seen you in so long! Get over here and give me a hug.”

flirty

  • “Are you Santa? Because I’d sit on your lap.”
  • “Have I been naughty this year?”
  • “Oh, I’d ride in your sleigh.”
  • “Your eyes twinkle like tree lights.”
  • “All I want for Christmas is you.”

snow

  • “It’s snowing! That’s so perfect!”
  • “Great, now my flight is delayed…”
  • “How am I supposed to get home in this weather?”
  • “Baby, it’s cold outside…”
  • “Let’s have a snowball fight.”

no snow

  • “Why can’t we have a white Christmas?”
  • “It’s too hot for hot cocoa.”
  • “I wish I could wear a sweater without dying.”
  • “It’s nice to get away from all the cold.”
  • “The only ice I want to see is in a cold drink.”

knows nothing about other holidays

  • “So is it Jesus’s birthday?”
  • “Where did Santa even come from?”
  • “…Isn’t the tree a pagan tradition?”
  • “How do the deer fly?”
  • “This holiday sounds like it was made by someone on crack.”
  • “What’s a Hannukah?” / “What’s a Kwanzaa?”
  • “Is what I’m wearing okay?”
  • “Stop calling me a grinch! I’m not even Christian.”

hannukah

  • “Watch me shove all these latkes in my mouth.”
  • “You don’t know how to play with a dreidel?” / “Let me teach you the dreidel game.”
  • “See the menorah? It’s LIT.”
  • “Try the sufganiyot and you will forget about Christmas cookies.”
  • “Hannukah is the time of year when us Jews gather and decide the next step in taking over the world. At least that’s what that crazy guy from work told me.”
  • “Do these dreidel cake pops look Pinterest-y enough?”
  • “Christians get WAY too upset over Starbucks cups. I’ve never gotten a Hannukah Starbucks cup! You don’t see me rioting about it.”
  • “That’s not a dreidel…That’s a beyblade.”

kwanzaa

  • “Who needs one day of Christmas when I have a whole week of Kwanzaa?”
  • “See the kinara? It’s LIT.”
  • “I can’t go home until I buy a new kinara.”
  • “What do you think of the decorations? I think I need more African print.”
  • “How are we out of food? Kwanzaa is about the harvest!”
  • “I like Kwanzaa. It’s a holiday of principles.”
  • “It’s not a ‘made-up’ holiday. All holidays are made up.”
  • “Kinda wish the unity cup was filled with whiskey. And that I could drink all of it.”

misc.

  • “No matter the holiday, family time is always a bad idea.”
  • “This isn’t Pinterest-y enough!”
  • “Come on, let’s take a quick selfie. We never see each other.”
  • “You know I’m Muslim/Hindu/Buddhist/atheist/other, right?”
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Happy Kwanzaa (December 26- January 1). Umoja is about togetherness of family and community. It reminds us that all Black Americans share similar struggles and that we have a duty to help one another and uplift one another. Without unity of our community we wouldn’t have achieved so many amazing things in our history.

Kwanzaa was created by Maulana Karenga in 1966. It was established to help Black Americans reconnect with their African heritage. There are seven principles of Kwanzaa, including Umoja (Unity), Kujichagulia (Self-determination), Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity), and Imani (Faith).

This year I plan to learn as much as I can about Kwanzaa so that I can properly observe it in future years. I’m sure I won’t get my family to jump on board with me lol but one day when I have my own family I want us to observe it. The celebration of Kwanzaa declined among black Americans with the decline of the Black Power Movement. Now I feel like a lot of black people see it as “wack,” but I feel like that’s what America wants us to think. They want us to think our own traditions are boring and lame so that we will adopt and assimilate to theirs. That’s why I want to do my part in making sure this holiday gains visibility. Please REBLOG so we can remind our brothers and sisters about our holiday! ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿🖤❤️💚

Kwanzaa is a cultural holiday observed from December 26 to January 1 every year. It was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966, based on several African harvest festivals. 

The Seven Principles

Umoja- unity
Kujichagulia - self-determination
Ujima- collective work and responsibility
Ujamaa - cooperative economics
Nia- purpose
Kuumba- creativity
Imani - faith

Winter starters because I still can't help myself 🌨❄️🌧

“I’ve never been ice skating before…”

“I hate winter.”

“It’s supposed to snow today!”

“We’re snowed in…”

“We can spend Christmas alone together if you want.”

“What do you want for [holiday celebration]?”

“Santa just scares me…”

“Do we HAVE to watch Elf again?”

“Hot chocolate?”

“Bring a jacket!”

“I wish it was summer…”

“The power’s out.”

“That’s the dumbest looking snowman I’ve ever seen.”

“Here, take my jacket.”

“This weather is depressing.”

“Happy holidays!”

Wherever you are, whatever you are celebrating or even if you are not celebrating anything at all. I wish you a really happy holidays, I hope you have a wonderful day, always be happy, and enjoy this time of the year ❣️

Remember, you are not alone, there are people that love you and care about you. I love you even if we haven’t met. Have a splendid day ✨❣️

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emoji spell to promote peace and happiness and relieve tension in homes and families for the holiday season!

if you are lgbtq, a child from an abusive home, the family member with different political views, a witch in the broom closet, or simply someone with a family full of struggles, you are valid and loved and i hope you have a wonderful holiday!

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You may remember these from two years ago. They got quite a lot of traction before being deleted, I was asked to repost them by a few followers so here we go!

Same offer applies as last time! If you’re holiday isn’t in one of these posts PLEASE message me and we can work something out!

Part 2

HAPPY KWANZAA Y’ALL

A few things I did not know about this holiday:

  • It is not celebrated in any African countries, in fact, it is a compilation of different ideals I guess the founder saw while he traveled the continent (im most definitely paraphrasing)
  • It was founded by Maulana Ndabezitha Karenga who realized that black Americans had no holiday to celebrate besides like Black History Month
  • The black candle stands for the people, the red candles stand for the blood shed by our ancestors and the green stands for our growth in the future. The flame stands for the bright future our people have
  • The seven days are Umoja which means Unity 2: Kujichagulia which means self determination 3: Ujima - collective work and responsibility 4: Ujamaa - collective economics 5: Nia - purpose 6: Kumbaa - creativity and 7: Imani - faith
  • Each piece of the set up has significance and a name. The Bendera (flag) represents the tradition, the mkeka or mat the foundation, the kinara (candle holder) stands for the people, the mishumaa saba (candles) stand for what I mentioned above, then there’s the mazao or a bowl of fruit which stands for the harvest, the vibunzi or muhindi (< plural) (ear of corn) which stands for how ever many children are in the family and the kikombe cha Umoja Which is the Unity cup.
  • The Bendera or flag holds the same three colors as the candles, red, black and green and represents the blood, people and growth as well.

This holiday was created to uplift and connect and empower the black community. It’s not some voodoo holiday, it’s not pushing radical ideals, it’s meant to unify us and help us to remember our past while looking ahead to the future.


My family tried to celebrate this a couple times when I was younger but we quickly fell off. It wasn’t until last night when I went to a family friends house to celebrate that my interest was kindled. I want to learn more and spread the joy that I got from the first night of this beautiful holiday.


Harambee! (not the ape, this means let’s pull together (according to some website) but it’s also what is said at the end of the ceremony)