I was comissioned on Etsy to make a Charles Manson Christmas card, which I had been wanting to do since I started this line two years ago. There is almost too much to choose from with that case, though, and I kept putting it off.
Still, I accepted this girl’s request, and had three weeks to come up with something. The deadline was today. I didn’t even start it until today, but that’s good because pressure always works as a good swift kick to my ass.
So now I’m proud to introduce good ol’ Charlie into my line of dumb cards.
“Call up the Family from the Haight
Set a plate for Sharon Tate
Bring out the China and fancy napkins
And pour some egg nog for Susan Atkins.
Drape some flowers from the tree
And put out a tray of LSD
Slaughter the best pig from Spahn Ranch
(Hope the blood doesn’t make you blanch.)
I don’t want a belt or a sweater to make me swelter
All I want from Santa is Helter Skelter
So please, don’t think of me as a sinner
When I bring Charles Manson to Christmas dinner.”