December 22, 2008 – Miriam Thomas
 

Day: December 22, 2008

The kids enjoyed helping to decorate our Christmas tree earlier this month and I took a few snapshots.   They’re not the best photos but I was more concerned about making sure that the delicate ornaments weren’t being destroyed- so I ended up popping the camera aside and just focussed on the tree……and the kids.    Erin had been quite unwell with a virus of some sort (as you can tell by how miserable and ‘washed out’ she looks in the photo) but still wanted to be in on the action.-

I took a few photos of the angel that sits ‘almost’ at the top of the tree.  We have one large angel that sits on the tree and a smaller angel that I recall being on our family tree when I was a child.  I knew that she was ‘old’ but I didn’t know her ‘story’, so when doing some Christmas cooking with Mum I asked her more about the angel.  It turns out that she was the first ‘shop bought’ Christmas decoration that Mum and Dad had when they were first married.  This means that my little angel is about 45 years old.  Mum and Dad couldn’t afford a tree so she proudly sat on top of a branch of a gum tree. The tree was decorated in little stars that had been cut out of cardboard and coated in glitter.  Later my grandfather made a Christmas tree out of a broom handle and wire with some crepe paper adding that special ‘greenery’.  She later sat upon a ‘shop bought’ Christmas tree throughout my childhood.   I wish I had snapshots of her sitting on her former homes.  At least I now have a snapshot of her on OUR tree.  Who knows whose tree she might end up sitting on in the future

 

Oh no! I’ve done it again…..I promised I would be back soon to post photos on the blog and just haven’t had a chance to do it! I’m sure you can all relate to how busy things get right before Christmas.  Here they are……..a bit later than I expected but at least it is still before Christmas.  My Christmas cards have all been posted and if you are reading this and yours hasn’t arrived in your letterbox yet….then please close your eyes!

 

After  helping the kids to make their own cards for their 60 odd school mates and knowing I would need to make the same if not more for family and friends and get them in the post prior to Christmas…….. I decided that I wouldn’t make things too complicated.  I decided to stick to three main colours, Real red, Kraft and Certainly Celery (or more specifically the patterned paper prints in certainly celery)  I used the “Paisley” background stamp and the “Season of Joy” Stamp set.    It has become a bit of a tradition for me to include photos of my four best creations on the front of the card- so I obviously wanted the photos to be the main feature

I included the following quote inside each card

Christmas- that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia.  Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance- a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved “~ Augusta E, Rundel

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