Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Magical Machines

Oh. My. Gosh. I loooove Super Tall Girl’s Magical Xyron Machine.

The Mister and I recently received the raw materials for our invitations from the letterpresser. (You remember, the page on which I had put all our invitation design elements, including the front and back of the RSVP postcard, decorative elements for our thank you notes, and the invitation itself.) I had them cut at Kinko’s. And then I started putting them together. With the magic of Xyron.

You put paper into the machine, turn the crank, and voila! Out it comes on the other side, with the back side completely coated with ubersticky stuff.

It reminds me of the Dr. Seussical machine that Sylvester McMonkey McBean uses to put stars on the bellies of the starless Sneeches:

Fortunately, I’m using my magical machine for good, not for evil.

And if you have not read the story of the Sneeches, you really, really must. It’s amazing how children’s stories can make things like nondiscrimination and self-acceptance seem so . . . elegant. Now if only we can apply the moral of that story to combating the commercialism of weddings. I’m workin’ on it.

1 comment:

redframe said...

Can you believe I've never read ANY Dr. Seuss? I guess it wasn't big in Afrikaner culture. I do want to get some to see what it's all about, just waiting for the excuse of kiddies before I go Seuss shopping! Your friend's machine sounds awesome...