Raindrops by Janice Wong, who has taken many beautiful -- I want to say delicate, and melancholy, too -- photographs of dots in nature for her blog spark. (Thanks Sara.) It has been raining here for days. Days that feel like years. Luke is desperate for snow.
I've had my eye on these solar-powered rainbow makers for some time -- they'd make great gifts for almost anyone. My kids would love this; my mom would love this; who wouldn't love this? Trouble is, whenever I've come across them, they've always seemed a little pricey. My National Geographic Christmas catalogue lists the double one for $39.99 but Amazon is offering all three styles right now for roughly half-price. Unfortunately, they don't ship to Canada.
I'm also considering getting this Uncle Milton Rainbow In My Room projector for the kids. It requires batteries and leds, though, and has slightly mixed reviews.
This striped Christmas tree ornament, made out of ceramic tiles, is also available at Anthropologie, but only online. (Incidentally if you're going to try to make Christmas stickers out of Christmassy images, as I suggested below, you might try Anthropologie for some great images.)