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Holiday specs

seven types of Holiday specs

We were sent a few pairs of these Holiday Specs and I got a kick out of them. They are paper like old fashioned 3-D glasses but these create a shaped aura of light around concentrated light sources (street lamps, Christmas tree lights). I put them on and looked out a window and there was a giant reindeer face floating around the light in a lamp down the street. They are cheesy looking, yes, but I bet they would distract kids for a while. I think they would be good in a stocking or maybe tucked into a card.

They come in packs of seven shapes and individually. I found the snowflake, Santa’s face, snowman, Christmas lights, and reindeer.

· comments [17] · 12-14-2010 · categories:christmas ·

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  • 1 Emily // Dec 14, 2010 at 6:52 am

    I found these last year and bought the snowman and snowflake ones for my little cousins. They got a kick out of them. And yes, they were distracted for quite awhile.

  • 2 regina // Dec 14, 2010 at 7:03 am

    someone gifted my kids this last year. they were obsessed with them. kept them occupied for hours!

  • 3 Becky Sue // Dec 14, 2010 at 8:34 am

    If I had those I’d slip one over my camera lens to see what would happen.

  • 4 Jessie // Dec 14, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Those things are so much fun – they’ve kept my family (grownups, too!) entertained for YEARS!!

  • 5 Seanna Lea // Dec 14, 2010 at 9:10 am

    I’m definitely for keeping kids entertained, especially with something as innocuous as this!

  • 6 megan // Dec 14, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Becky Sue – I gave it a shot last night but last night just happened to be a thunderstorm here. For context: we get thunder about once a year and it’s accompanied by sideways rain and hail and lasts hours. So, yeah, no photo through the glasses yet.

  • 7 MaryWynn // Dec 14, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Oh I love these! We have the ones where you see a snowperson. They are fun to wear on an outing to look Christmas lights, although it’s best if only the passengers wear them on car tours.

  • 8 lauren // Dec 14, 2010 at 10:51 am

    I love these, I bought the heart ones to give out at my wedding. They made for great photos!

  • 9 maryann // Dec 14, 2010 at 11:50 am

    ooh my gosh—just randomly found you on craftsanity!!!! cant wait to make that frickin wig!!!

  • 10 Katsumi // Dec 14, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    These are AWESOME for viewing fireworks! I came across these years ago for that specific purpose. They went like hotcakes!

    Get some for New Year’s Eve…not just for the kiddies!!!!!

  • 11 anne // Dec 14, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    They give out similar ones (I have snowmen) at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago to view their annual “Zoo Lights”. AWESOME to know I can stage my own version at home.

  • 12 Beth // Dec 14, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    My mom got these for grandkids years ago! I still have them. They are such fun to look at Christmas tree lights through.

  • 13 megan // Dec 14, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Thanks for all the comments. I’m tickled to hear about the effect they will have on fireworks! We’ll keep the starburst effect ones to view the New Years fireworks.

  • 14 Kate // Dec 14, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    I love these! My mom has bought these just about every year for the past few years, everyone has a lot of fun with them. I think they would’ve blown my mind when I was a kid.

  • 15 Jeney // Dec 20, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Man, I have got to get these for a friend of mine who is second only to Buddy the elf when it comes to holiday glee.

    Do you know of any non-internet retailers that sell them?

  • 16 megan // Dec 20, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Jeney – Argh. I cannot find info on the sites on where to buy them in a store. Sorry! Best of luck.

  • 17 Sarah // Jan 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    they sell them on ebay for a good price and free shipping. just type in fireworks glasses, or holiday specs. I am definitely getting some of both for my dd and her friends.

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