Decking the Halls with Geekery

You've probably caught on by now that I'm a huge nerd. I don't try to hide it. I display collectibles all year round, but then there's the holidays. I love finding cute ornaments and knick-knacks that combine the holidays with my geek side. Given that you're into fantasy novels, I hope you'll enjoy a few of these.


This candy cane fairy might amuse my Fae fanatics. Is she like the tooth fairy, stealing a candy cane from your tree in exchange for coins? Or does she give you some magic treat in an exchange for a future promise (one that will probably not work out in your favor)? The possibilities are endless...and potentially fraught with peril.


My 8-bit video game wreath reminds me of the Christmas where all I wanted was Super Mario Bros. 2 for the original NES. Santa delivered, and my younger sisters and I passed many pleasant hours saving Dreamland as Princess Toadstool (because, let's face it, her jumping capabilities outshone Mario's by a mile).


If you're into cultural fusion, how about this 3D Japanese card that blends "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" with Peanuts characters? I received this card from a friend I made while teaching English in Japan. Stationary is a true art form over there. I've received origami sumo wrestlers, pop-up sakura trees, and so many intricate paper cards over the years.

Happy adventuring (and holidays) to all my readers!

-DM Fike