As well as being an editor, writer and all-around book hand, I also blow on the sparks of my own creative writing. I'm a poet.
And like every other writer I know, I'm always hungry for inspiration.
So for a while, as a side project, I blogged and sent writer friends posts filled with shiny baubles to cheer them and encourage them make what they most wanted to make.
Some of the pieces are practical, others festive, and taken together they make a happy little party. I've gathered them for you below.
They're an offering to us, and to all our writing muses!
(Banner image by Egan Snow via Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons.)