Spotlight Saturday Sale!
I'm writing to you from a very cold and real white the Netherlands.
It's such a stunning world outside here! We have and amazing amount of snow!
And the temp is so low... we seldom have that!
And I still hope that this will stay untill Christmas, cause I love to have a real white Christmas!
And talking about Christmas... Marilyn has a beautiful Christmas Family Traditon that she is willing to tell you all!
I was so touched by it and I'm very glad that she want to share it and give a glimpse into her private life!
My kids and I, always started off the christmas season with baking and christmas carols. It usually started around the end of November. We would do cookies, cakes, squares and pies. These were all recipes passed on to me by my mother, but every year we always added a few new baked goodies! Then later on as the girls got older, we started having "Cookie Exchange Parties". So what happens at the cookie party, depending on the amount of people you invite, each person bakes and wraps 1 dozen cookies for each person attending the party, and a dozen to sample at the party. I always had about 10 - 15 people, so I would end up with 15 dozen cookies, each dozen different. You find out ahead of time what everyone wants to bring, so that there are not 2 types of cookies the same. It's a great way to get your cookies done, and to celebrate the holidays with friends and family.
Then we would decorate, no space was left empty! We have an ornament that my hubby got when he was 5, which is 59 years ago, and that one always goes on last, and has a special place on the tree! My husband and I always bought the kids a new christmas ornament every year, and when they grew up and moved away, they had quite a few ornaments to start their own traditions with.
On Christmas Eve, we would visit my sister, and then go to the Christmas Eve service at church, and after that come home and have a snack, and leave a snack for Santa Claus, or called "Pere Noel" in my neck of the woods! One of the traditions I kept from my childhood, and still do today, is we always had new pyjamas and slippers to wear on Christmas Eve.
Of course, Christmas morning, we would start with our Christmas stockings, and gifts. While I was getting the turkey and things ready, my husband would be making us breakfast. For the rest of the day, we would be enjoying the company of family and friends, and great food! My favourite part of Christmas dinner, was my turkey sandwich later that night...lol. By the time the day was over, I was tired and sleepy, but I wouldn't change a thing!
Now with my kids, living in western Canada, it's quite quiet for my husband and I. We skype a lot that day, talking to the girls and my grand-son, then we go out for Christmas dinner.
That's my traditions, I look forward to reading about yours!
Well, now you see why I was touched by it?
Now Michelle has a little suprise for you today. We have another Spotlight Saturday Sale!
This week it's Poinsetta Fairy!
You can find her HERE in the Store.
And both teams made you some great inspirational works with her!
Tammy made her in Blue and added a self made background DP. That matches perfect with the challenge that is still running on the blog HERE
Shelley made her in green and added this stunning papers with it! See how well they match with her dress?
Marion colored her in Christmas Red and added stickles and silver pearls in the flowers.
The background papers are embossed like the Challenge!
Marilyn colored her in real winter tones! Isn't she beautiful like this and also with selfmade background papers!
Melissa made her in stunning Christmas Red and made a Christmas Tree ornament with her!
Now I think that all these beautiful creations are a a pleasure to look at and inspire you girls to work with her as well!