by JC Schildbach, LMHC
Well, it’s Elvismas time, pretty baby. And the snow is fallin’ on the ground…
In years past, I held Elvismas parties each year on Elvis’ birthday (January 8), as well as “Departure Day” parties, on the anniversary of Elvis…leaving us.
I won’t get into all the gory details right now, but will say that I do hope to get the house put back together enough to where I can get the shrine, or a version of it, put back up.
In years past, my dear friends over at Creepy Cult (see their web site–under construction–here: Creeps; or their Etsy page here: And Creeps; or their Facebook page here: And More Creeps–all with plenty of nifty things) would print up postcards for me on the occasions of the parties–at least when I got them the artwork on time and they had extra space on a print run to fit them in–because they’re cool like that, and because I’m cheap like that.
The image above is one such postcard from all the way back in 1993, when I devoted a bit more of my time to doing design work–if you want to call it that. Elvis had a twin brother, Jesse, who never got to see the light of day; and Elvis easily had enough cool for at least two people. So the image addresses that concept, along with Vernon Presley’s story that on the night of Elvis’ birth, he saw a powerful omen–the sky ringed in blue.