Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Merry Christmas

Hello Friends!

Today's project is for the Christmas Card Challenge Blog Week #47. The challenge this week is bows. The only rule is to create a new Christmas, Holiday, Winter or Hanukkah card.

My card started out as a  tag and I thought it would also make a lovely, matching Christmas card.

I have already started making Christmas tags, so I am ready when the present wrapping frenzy begins. Every year I wait until the last minute to wrap so I can check and re-check to ensure I didn't forget an item(s) I purchased earlier in the year that I've hidden, only to have forgotten about when Christmas arrives.

Normally, I start out wrapping the first few gifts with care and by the time I finish the vast amount of odd shaped boxes & toys , the last of them are lucky to have a half smashed, stick-on bow. However, this year is going to be different. My mother would always ensure each of her gifts were wrapped impeccably. My mother never had much money, but she could wrap a gift in brown, kraft paper, add gorgeous ribbon and tie the most beautiful bows that you would think it had been professionally wrapped at a high end department store. They would be so pretty, I wouldn't want to open it and destroy the wrapping.  She told me, "it's not just about the gift, it's about my love for you".

I want to pass that love onto my family, so this year I'm making my own tags, stocking up on gorgeous ribbon and purchased  large rolls of brown, kraft paper and plan to wrap each gift with care & love. Now, I just have to remember where I hide them ; )


  1. Beautiful card...love your tag. TFS~

  2. Re-read your blog on this fabulous tag and have to say that I love your store about your mom and wrapping gifts...I agree with her and have sometimes gasped at how quickly a gift is torn open with no comment as to the wrapping....! But that is part of the fun of gift giving I guess...and I started using gift bags for odd sizes and shapes as they are faster and easier to 'wrap'....but you have stirred my sense of pretty and I'll make some of the type of tag...it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your memories!

  3. Beautiful card!! love the color combo. thanks for joining us in this weeks CCC.

    Hugs, pat

  4. I am so v v glad that someone else has the wrapping quandry that many of us suffer fm Beth!! I love this tag and card...it rocks on both levels. I am yet to start my Christmas wrangle...I have 2 mega snoops (Miss 8 and Mast 12) that keep me on my "hiding place" toes now. Thankfully G'ma and Poppy arent that far away....and they haven't thought of that yet....hee hee hee. ooxx

  5. so very pretty! your bow is beautiful! thanks for joining us at ccc!