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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas...

It's hard to believe that today is Christmas Day. We have had a lovely holiday so far and we are looking forward to another family gathering tonight.

Yesterday was filled with lots of "kid fun." The afternoon was bright and sunny and perfect for sledding! It is our family tradition to go sledding, if Old Man Winter cooperates with enough snow, on Christmas Eve. Here are a few photos of yesterday's fun:
 
 
Granddaughter Sophie enjoys a turbulent ride down the hill.
 
Five-year-old Patrick is helped to get started by his older sister Francesca.
 
 
 
Polly is clearly having a good time in the snow!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Even Grandpa wrangles the orange sled and digs in his spurs for a wild ride down the hill.  
Looks like he couldn't stay on his "steed,"though! 
 
I was relegated to photographer (from the car) this year, as I am still trying to recover from the flu which seems to have morphed into a deep cough that continues to hang on.

Christmas Eve is, of course, the last day to receive mail until after Christmas. The postman delivered a lovely handmade Christmas card all the way from Germany on Christmas Eve. It will definitely be going into my "special cards" box to save and look at from time to time. We're so grateful to Nadine and Ulrich and their family for thinking of us, with a special thanks to Nadine, because I'm pretty sure she made this card.


The card base was made from some beautiful rich brown cardstock with a decorative edge cut along the top of the card. The wreath was embossed onto a small piece of ivory card stock and then inked with a beautiful bronze-colored ink. My picture at left doesn't to it any justice at all! So sorry I'm not a better photo taker.




The greeting is stamped with gold ink. I think the font of the greeting is particularly lovely. The photo below shows it in much better detail. It translates "Happy Christmas."










The bronze satin ribbon across the bottom of the card adds a lovely rich detail that finishes it nicely.

Even though it is very cold outside here in Minnesota, we are having a warm and wonderful Christmas. We hope you are, too.

Thanks for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.
Cheryl

2 comments:

Shanna said...

Love the pictures! I wish we could have been at the sledding party this year!

Shanna said...

I was showing this to Lucy and she was laughing at Papa falling off his sled. :)