Back in the 1980s and early 1990s I worked for The Capital in Annapolis, Md.
Well, my old employer recently ran a story about an entrepreneurial, patriotic, Christian and body-building young woman who was so appalled by store clerks’ use of the greeting “Happy Holidays” that she quit her job and figured out a way to:
1) Put the Christ back into Christmas; and
2) Make some money.
No kidding: This article could run in The Onion almost as is.
Meet Marsha Boggs, and her artificial CHRIST-mas Tree (made in atheist China, of course), which incorporates a giant lighted cross into the tree’s design. She also sells a lighted red, white and blue CHRIST-mas Tree that’s about the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen. Her company’s name is Boss Creations.
From The Capital:
Four years ago when she contemplated how to decorate her Annapolis home for Christmas, she considered integrating accessories that made stronger Jesus statements. Boggs, who says she became a Christian 10 years ago, thought of simply displaying a cross in her living room. Then came the idea that would lay the foundation of her company, Boss Creations.
“Decorating a tree at Christmas doesn’t really do anything for me. It has no meaning for my faith,” she said.
Her brainstorm? Merge the family tradition of the decorated tree with a cross in a design that she calls the CHRIST-mas Tree. The crosses at the center light up, and the trees, priced at $400, come in two color schemes: solid green, and red, white and blue.
And here’s an interesting nugget:
She considers herself atypical of those involved in the debate on the “war on Christmas.” Boggs (who competes in body-building competitions) doesn’t attend church regularly. She hasn’t been to her Bible study in years.
“My life is a ministry for God, so I don’t think he’s upset with me,” she said.
Only in America!