The holidays are a special time, full of family, friends, and remembering the things you hold dear. For us here at Gay-Nerds.com, it’s no different. So through the rest of the year, we’re going to be doing our best to give you precious readers all the help we can in making Christmas 2010 into A Very Nerdy Holiday. Think of us as your cookbook showing you how to make your holiday exactly what you want it to be: slow cooked in references to your favorite hobbies and stuffed with all the delicious cross-media tie-ins you can handle.

Whoa zomg! Awesome decorations ahead!

Kicking things off, we’ve scoured the internet and put together a list of roughly one bajillion decorations and ornaments you can get your hands on to make you the coolest kid on the block. And if you’re really out of ideas for gifts, they make the perfect way to tell those special dorks in your life how much you care. (Which I’m assuming is a lot if you’d actually give any of this cool stuff away.) But we’re not doing this like any old site would, showing you where you can buy officially licensed junk from soulless mega corporations. We don’t roll like that. Instead, we’re highlighting the little guys, the little artists that put everything they’ve got into their work.

And some of this stuff is crazy good. Make the jump to check it out.

WARNING! The things on this page come from the fantastic craft site Etsy.com, where artists of all varieties can post and sell their work. This means a lot of things are one of a kind. Pro: if you buy it, you’re the only person that has it. Con: only one person can buy it. If the listed item is “Sold,” then it’s gone. Sorry. If you’re really itching for something, contact the artist and see if they’ll make you another one, which a lot of them will. But I can’t make any promises. P.S. If you see something you like, check out the rest of the stuff that artist has posted. There’s plenty of things I didn’t have time to mention. Anyway…

Haven’t got enough math in your holiday decorations? Excellent. These adorable little knit pi ornaments need a good nerdy home. How can you say no to that face? Their cuteness extends towards infinity in an irrational, non repeating sequence! Need something a little more defined and regular? Check out these normal distributions made of colored glass. And if you’re yearning to honor everyone’s favorite mathematician/physicist this year, look no further than this famous portrait of Albert Einstein, given festive headgear and made into the perfect holiday decoration.

Got a thing for Big Bang Theory? Show your love with Sheldon’s catchphrase emblazoned across your tree. But even if you don’t like the show making it cool to be a nerd again, then you can at least cherish something everyone, nerd or not, can get into with these delightful little LEGO ornaments, coming in a wide variety of nerdy flavors such as Star Wars or Harry Potter. And who can resist celebrating the yuletide season with everyone’s favorite pink puff ball, Kirby, caught in his victory pose?