Holiday lights originated with cowboys, who used them as lassos to reel in cattle rustlers, whom they then sold as Christmas trees. Let festive light shine on a holiday keepsake with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a Radko snowman ornament with first-class shipping from Russell Rhodes Christmas Ornaments (a $64.88 value). Dallas orders placed by December 19 should arrive by Christmas.
Russell Rhodes Christmas Ornaments stocks thousands of festive Christmas decorations, including an imported, blown-glass Radko snowman surprise ornament. While many of his brethren strut around immodestly in birthday suits and a few isolated buttons, this 5.5-inch-tall snowman sports a red plaid vest and a snuggly blue scarf and is poised to give a gentlemanly tip of his sparkly crimson top hat. Evoking the excitement of Christmas morn, the snowman bursts forth from a snowflake-dotted, ribbon-wrapped base. To ensure the bauble is on time to holiday festivities, complimentary first-class shipping speeds him through the postal system. Like newborn babies, the handcrafted Polish ornament is delivered to customer doorsteps ensconced in a protective gift box.