My Christmas cards are ready finally. I guess it is like the cobbler whose children have no shoes. I get my Christmas card orders done then I can get to my own.
Before craft sales came into my life I would have all my cards, my shopping done and parcels mailed off by December 1st.
Those were the days!
Take time this week, even just an hour to relax, have a cup of tea, put your feet up by the tree and enjoy Christmas. My tree goes up today!
With a bit of double sided tape and some pressing this calendar will be headed off to its recipient.
My photo organizer is designed for cards but I use it to store my stock of photos.
It keeps them dry, dust free and out of the light.
I store the following. Now they are all in one place and easy to find and labeled so I know if I have store of any particular size
- 3.5 x 4.75 for photo cards sorted by wide and tall
- 3.5 x 5.00 for half sheet calendars must be wide
- 4x6 photo calendars usually 4 different styles in any given year
- 4x6 photo for half sheet photo cards sorted by wide and tall
- 5x7 & 4x6 photos for framing sorted by wide and tall
Finished The Lilac Bus this week. I generally love her books. This one was okay. Story about how some residents from a small town in Ireland travel home from Dublin each weekend on the Lilac Bus. Some are helping family with a local pub, some are keeping secret relationships and do not want questions asked, and others miss their home town and friends so visit to catch up.
I always put clear lights on the tree. This year I chose to include mostly clear ornaments with a few precious ones from years past. The one on the left is one I received from Mom when she downsized her collection which were on the tree when I was a kid. Clear lights with a diffuser helps to spread the light. The one on the right is clear glass with wire wrapped around it.
This Christmas candle centerpiece was a gift from my sister many years ago. I added a safe battery operated pillar candle in the glass rose bowl and it was perfect. Set on a Battenburg lace doily and was the focal point on the table.
Friends Sharing Tea hosted by Bernideen
Tuesday Cuppa Tea hosted by Ruth