Ann Sinclair, 39, the owner of the Fig Tree in Chicago, said that the choice to sell topical ornaments, dark as they may be, was a “no-brainer.” “Humor and snark have always been part of my brand,” she said.
In addition to ornaments featuring Dr. Fauci and toilet paper, she’ll be selling tiny dumpster fires and bottles of hand sanitizer to hang on the tree. The store also has a “Pandemic Collection” of greeting cards, some with “sentiments that I’m pretty sure are not fit to print,” Ms. Sinclair said.
It may be hard to imagine hanging a dumpster fire figurine next to your great-grandmother’s blown-glass vintage Santa, but for many people, holiday decorations are about commemorating the past year, and as 2020 comes to a close, a dumpster fire seems pretty appropriate.
On sites devoted to artisanal goods and crafting, people are avidly searching for such items. Dayna Isom Johnson, a trend expert at Etsy, said there was a 260 percent increase in searches for mask décor between August and September.
Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/20/style/pandemic-themed-ornaments.html