“Heap on the wood! The wind is chill, but let it whistle as it will, we’ll keep our Christmas merry still.”
~Sir Walter Scott
Although Thanksgiving comes tomorrow, it’s beginning to feel like Christmas as we expect 8-12″ of snow later today! : ) I tried to recreate this card from a picture in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog as a birthday card for one of our little nephews whose birthday falls on the Feast of St. Nicholas (Dec. 6th). Saint Nicholas was a Bishop, and there are St. Nicholas’ stamps out there with St. Nick wearing his Bishops hat. I’ve seen them at http://www.stnicholascenter.org. This little Santa, though, comes juggling the spirit of Christmas…so cute! The white cardstock is 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ inches and the red designer series paper is 2 3/4″ x 3 1/2″. (I colored Santa’s suit Real Red before getting out the Designer Series Paper, which is Cherry Cobbler…although it looks Real Red in the catalog! And I just noticed in the catalog picture that there are little green stars between the words, the stars being from the Confetti Stars Punch…I’ll have to add some of those little itty betty’s!) The Lucky Stars embossing folder was used on the 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Sahara Sand base. So, what will you be doing during the snowstorm? We’ll be stamping and watching our Colonial House DVD’s (a show shot in Maine in 2003 where a group of people from all over the U.S. and England lived for four months on 1,000 acres of land and recreated a 1628 colonial village, complete with period clothing, food, tools, etc.) It’s great Thanksgiving entertainment! Read all about it or purchase it at pbs.org The other Thanksgiving movies that we’ve watched this past week are “Desperate Crossing” (a great documentary that we got at Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts one year…it’s still available on their website) and “An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving” with Jacqueline Bissett. All three movies are part of our Thanksgiving traditions!
Enjoy the storm and enjoy preparing for the big feast tomorrow,