Friday, December 30, 2011

Greetings! December 30th

When I saw Jan Bryson’s photo, I smiled. I have some favorite ornaments that I take pictures of every year!

Here is the story behind the picture of her ornament!

My parents have a tradition that we have carried over to our marriage.  Their first Christmas together as a married couple they bought (or received as a gift, not sure) a pair of stuffed animal puppies with Christmas hats on.  Every year they go under the tree (even today) and keep watch over the presents.  I loved those Christmas Puppies when I was a kid.  It made me feel so connected to the past.  Victor and I also have a pair of Christmas Puppies that go under our tree. I think they were from Hallmark. They have little magnets in their noses that make them kiss. Awwwwwww.... Whenever I see them, I think of my parents and the Christmases of my childhood.  In our house, the doggies have to hang out up on the tree with the ornaments.  That way they don't get eaten by our actual dog, AKA The Christmas Bandit.
11 Jan Bryson Christmas-Puppies
Jan also sent in a wonderful word art inspiration for us! I can see using it as a bookmark, or along the edge of a card! Thanks Jan!!!!

Come back tomorrow for another designer’s tree and sentiment! And remember, we will be returning January 2nd, 2012 with more daily card making ideas!
10 Patricia Logan Merry Christmas 9 shirley ross_thumb[3] 8 Kelly George 7 Tina Campbell Christmas-Collage-CADB
Patricia Logan Shirley Ross Kelly George Tina Campbell
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Christine Patton Cindy Foster Shelley Bordeleau Cindy Up in Northern Michigan
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Michelle Hessler Chris Durnan


  1. I love your wordart... it inspires me to try to make something similar myself! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Such a cute tradition to carry on. Thanks Jan for sharing it with us.