Hey, so check out this awesome Christmas gift I got from Mr. Finger Candy! As the little (removable) sticker in the top right-hand corner states, this is a set of note cards and other stationary-type items (oh, how I love paper products!) housed in a box designed to look like the battered Handbook for the Recently Deceased from my favourite movie, Beetlejuice.
Inside there’s a mess of Beetlejuice-themed goodies, including cards, envelopes, stickers and a cute little notebook with an MC Escher-esque Sandworm on the cover swallowing its own tail. Careful, buddy – I’ve got it on good authority that you’re 100 percent non-natural polymer clay, so you might want to take smaller bites.
And because this is me, I just had to do some inspired-by, matching nail art. I’m not sure how successful I was at capturing the very retro design on the cover of the Handbook; things got quite muddled once I added the matte topcoat. It *did* lend the manicure that sort of undone, shaggy appearance that cloth-bound books begin to take on after a millennium or so of sitting about, but it’s not a look I deliberately set out to create – just one of those random moments of nail art kismet.
I’m so delighted with this present! I actually wasn’t expecting anything this Christmas, because my husband and I decided pretty early on in the season that we’d instead put our earmarked funds towards another trip to Disney in the new year. But if he’s not as big a Beetlejuice nerd as I am (he’s not) then he’s definitely just your garden variety nerd (he is) because I think this awesome gift speaks to him as well – who wouldn’t want this sitting all nonchalantly on an end table?! My man knows me – us – so well. 🙂
4 thoughts on “Handbook for the Recently Diseased”
Merry Late Christmas! 😂 And Happy New Year too!
Thank you so much! And to you. 🙂
This is so rad, the product, the intention, the nail art, the thought of it causally laying about your coffee table. I’ve always kind of wished a real text version would be published of the Handbook, super curious about the recently deceased. However, as a text, it might be all boring bureaucratic procedures, this is much more fun.
Also, way to go matching the book color, shabby handbook brown.
Thank you! Everything looked so much clearer before I added that matte topcoat – WHY do I never learn my lesson with that stuff? (said lesson being that it always smudges everything I top it with.)