Christmas is a time for giving, and now it’s easier than ever to gift your frenemies with the present they deserve… a big old hunk’a coal.
Two Wollongong blokes have today launched a website, which allows you to send real coal to your friends or enemies this Christmas, just like Santa’s traditional gift for naughty kids.
For $19.95, users can send a giftwrapped piece of coal to anyone, anywhere in Australia, with total anonymity. Sendcoal.com.au claims to be the only Australian supplier of giftwrapped Christmas coal, a joke present that has seen some popularity in the U.S.
Entrepreneurs, Regan Kerr and Luke Szalla, who constructed the original site in less than 48 hours after the idea came to Regan last Wednesday.
”We wanted to bring the old myth to life and give people the opportunity to gift something surprising and irreverent to their friends or family. The actual coal will be nicely gift wrapped and able to be displayed hopefully it’ll be a bit of a laugh.”
Giving naughty children coal is an important part of the Santa myth, and it could prove to be a hot item this Christmas, given the Federal government’s increasingly isolated support for the fossil fuel.
Send Coal is proud to announce that every piece of coal sent this Christmas is a piece of coal that won’t be burnt into the atmosphere.
“Theoretically, you could put this on a display shelf and admire the sedimentary remains of ancient vegetation for millions of years to come the longevity is great” quipped cofounder Luke Szalla,
“It’d be perfect to send to the offices of your favourite Coalition MP”.
So, whether it’s a gagsy prank between mates or vindication against the workplace bully, it’s time to draft up your naughty lists and give generously this Christmas.