Aaah I love this time of year. Rather relaxed pace. Kids are having fun playing with their presents and we don't have much on the calendar. I'm in the middle of book 2 of a 5 novel series - bliss! We had some friends from overseas staying over the weekend so our house is even tidy for a change. (Well - tidyish, wink.)
Just popping in to share my Christmas card for 2013 - rather belatedly but I'm a bit slow at unloading the camera. Now as usual mine was a rather late production line and this year I just posted a few. I've been loving MDS this year for my cards so thought I'd use it for my Christmas card too.
Only took me 5 - 10 mins to put it together once I'd picked out a photo, then I saved it as a jpeg file, pasted 4 of them to an A4 word document page and printed it on Whisper White. A trim, some Cherry Cobbler matting and a Pool Party base and all done. I used MDS to make up a little insert too with some pics from the year and a little family news.
I shrank it a little and squeezed 16 to a page for some family Christmas tags too for our gifts. Very handy.
You can see one on this gift.
I think this was one of my favorites. It was from Hannah and she'd worked so hard at it. She'd bought something from Spotlight with her pocket money and had taken it to mum and dad's to start work on it. Then I was banished from the living rooms for an afternoon while she used the sewing machine to finish it off (with some help from Aunty Lisa.) It turned out to be some Christmas ornaments she'd covered in fabric and decorated, and a festive fabric bag she'd made. Such a lot of care and love had gone into her surprise. A gift to treasure.
We had a lovely Christmas. A seafood dinner and great night with my side of the family Christmas Eve. Santa found us all at mum and dad's and we enjoyed opening gifts together and having breakfast. Then John, the kids and I headed to Bunninyong to celebrate with John's side of the family. A delicious lunch, time with all the family and yummy leftovers for tea. A thoroughly enjoyable Christmas 2013.
Do you have any Christmas traditions? I love to get a photo of my two in front of the tree each year. Sometimes it is a challenging task!
My two munchkins did cooperate long enough to snap a nice one this year - perhaps this'll be the shot for next year's card.
Don't they grow up so quickly. In a blink it seems some days. This is a time of year for counting blessings and being thankful isn't it.
I hope you and yours had a lovely Christmas and that 2014 brings you much joy and happiness.
Are you doing OLW (One Little Word) for 2014? I'm mulling words today and seeing if anything pops out to me as a focus or theme for the New Year.