Christmas Kite

by Gary Crenshaw
(Hampton, GA, USA)

I can't speak for others but at my house every Chrismas season there is always pieces of gift wrapping paper laying around everywhere. Now it is forbidden to even think about wrapping a gift in the old paper left over from last year, I guess its just a 'wife thing' but if you intend on keeping peace in the family take my advice and just go along with it and life will go along at a much easier pace.

With all the short pieces and small rolls of paper left from last Christmas guess what I do with it, you're right a Christmas kite is born.

I usually make about a forty inch Diamond kite with ribbon tails and fly it at every chance I get through the Christmas season. There is a lot you can say about traditions and the way we celebrate holidays but there's one thing for sure -- You can't say Santa doesn't fly over my house!

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Some dress their house in lights...
by: Tim Parish

And others fly Christmas kites! Thanks again Gary. I'd say you are the most prolific MBK kite-story contributor at this point :-)

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