The holidays are fast approaching, and with them come days steeped in tradition. There are plenty of time honored rituals that demand reverence… this is not necessarily one of them.
Instead we will look at the home-spun tradition of Adriel; Fire Hose Programmer and resident Unicorn Tamer.
About ten years ago Adriel’s step-mother thought it would be keen to have her family create Christmas ornaments from scratch. Gathering up glitter, glue, construction paper, and other craft essentials, the family made several ornaments including some terrible looking reindeer, an awful angel (the angel’s head is a gatorade bottle cap with a smiley face drawn on), and some ‘actually pretty decent’ snowflakes.
Enraptured in the merriment of ornament creation, and more than likely tapping into some sort of Martha Stewart magic, the family soon came to the inevitable conclusion that they would construct a paper taco.
“We combined our efforts to create tiny little strips of green for the lettuce, red for the tomatoes, yellow for the cheese, and all sorts of other ingredients.”
The result was a thing of beauty: the Christmas Taco. Every year it is placed front and center on the family Christmas tree.
A teenage Adriel places the angel atop the tree directly above the awesome Christmas Taco. This is an actually old photo. No Instagram here. Photos just used to look like this after they were developed from ‘film’. Weird, right?
We will be looking at some other Fire Hose staff traditions over the next few weeks. Do you have a wacky holiday tradition that you would like to share? Tell us about it on our Facebook page or send a tweet our way!