Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy December!

Wow! It is already December. Time seems to go by faster and faster the older I get! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were able to spend quality time with family and friends. I love the family traditions my family and I have at Thanksgiving time. Stan or I always run in the turkey day race. This year it was Stan's turn. He did great and the kids and I had alot of fun cheering him to the finish line.

After the race we come home and prepare our Thanksgiving feast. It is always just the 5 of us. We love the quality time we share together! Thanksgiving night we always watch The Grinch (my favorite Christmas special) and then once the kids are in bed Stan and I decorate the tree and put out all the decorations. The best part of this is seeing the kids wake up the next morning and see all the decorations! They get so excited!

Over the weekend I worked hard on creating gifts for my children's teachers at school. They were quite time consuming (because I made 9) but I did have fun! I created this "Christmas in a Box" for each teacher. I used the Memory Boxes Close To My Heart introduced in the Autumn/Winter Idea Book. I love these boxes! You can use them for just about anything! Stan made the insert dividers for the inside of the box. I created the Christmas cards using the "Merry & Bright" card kit. The gift enclosure cards, envelopes and gift tags were also created using a variety of Close To My Heart products. Everything needed to wrap gifts and send holiday greetings to is found in this awesome box that I decorated with a Christmas Theme. It was so much fun that I think I will create a Valentine Box and offer it as a workshop!
My 3 children went to school today with their boxes. They were all excited to present them to their teachers!

If you need any gift ideas this holiday season, please feel free to contact me. Close to My Heart has the perfect gifts for everyone on your list this year!

Make it a wonderful day!




Shannon Buck said...

Again, you never cease to amaze me! You are an absolutely inspirational person with TREMENDOUS heart! I love hearing about your traditions...I think you should post one a day throughout the whole month of December...or at least the 25 days that lead up to Christmas. :)


mjane said...

OMG Amy...9 of those boxes.? You are awesome!

Stampin n da Hood said...

I've been kinda sick, but will add this to my "special to do" list when I'm up and around again...
Thanks for sharing, Amy!