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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Christmas


So, the big day has finally arrived. The gifts are wrapped, the Turkey stuffed....trinket and baubles adorn our mantles...........and it's time to celebrate. Did you take time today to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.......really what it means for you. It could have a strong spiritual or religious significance, maybe strengthen the significance of the value of family and friends, giving or love. The important thing for me is to look beyond the esthetics of the day, the gifts, decorations and food and recognize how fortunate I am to be sitting behind this computer screen this morning, loading photos with my digital camera and enjoying some peace and quiet before the festivities begin.

To realize how blessed I am to have family to share the day with, to have a good job in these tough economic times so that I can enjoy the pleasure of watching my child's face light up as he receives the gifts that he has placed on his wish list. To know that not only will we eat today, but to also feel some guilt over the fact that there will be an overabundance of food, while others in the world go hungry or without gifts, or perhaps are missing a loved one this year. I am fortunate in having my child and parents with me to celebrate the day.

I wish you all a happy day..........and many blessings for the new year....................




These are some quick and easy gift card holders that I put together last night for my Step Grandbabies! The Paper is from Basic Grey, Pomegranite and Soft Sky are the base cardstocks. The image is from Dear Friends a SU! Hostess set as is the ribbon and the Big Snowflakes are from the Dollar Store. These worked up rather quickly, but turned out sweet, I think!




Hope to get a little stamping in later today..................and yes, I am blessed to have the time to enjoy my passion!

Merry Christmas!

*****Vicki*****

11 comments:

  1. Thank you for that post, it touched my heart :)

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  2. A beautiful post Vicki! A very Merry Christmas to you!!

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  3. These are gorgeous, Vicki! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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  4. I hope you had a fabulous Christmas!

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  5. Vicki your card is beautiful! I LOVE the giant snowflake and beautiful layout.

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas,
    Jennifer :)

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  6. What a lovely post Vicki! I hope that 2009 is just as wonderful to you!
    Adorable card holders too!
    (((hugs)))

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  7. What a gorgeous Creation Vicki!! Hope your Christmas was wonderful and I wanted to wish you ALL the best for an up-coming New Year my friend!!! HUGS

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  8. OMG Vicki, these place card holders are stunning! They just look so pretty in pictures I am sure they were amazing in person!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing them with us. I can not decide if I like the red, or the blue the best!!!

    They are both just perfect!!!

    Heather

    P.S. thank you for the sweet comments on my Christmas Pictures it meant a lot to me, and it was so nice to read your post on reflecting on what Christmas really means to us!!!! Great thoughts!!!

    Heather

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  9. Beautiful!!! I really love this idea!!! I hope you and your family had a very merry Christmas!!

    Smiles,
    Janna

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  10. What a perfect card! The DP is perfect for behind your main image and the snowflake and snowman are just so wonderful!

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Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I hope you have a wonderful day and I very much appreciate your sweet comments!

*****Vicki*****