December 23, 2008 at 12:00 PM EST

Nothing says, “Merry Christmas! We’re in a recession!” like a handmade gift. And no gift says,”You’re a super duper cool person!” like a snow globe. So I can only imagine the profound holiday bliss I’ll create by gifting one of these home-spun treasures to my third cousin, twice removed.

Also, am I the only one really creeped out by that silver dog ornament?

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