Sunday, December 1, 2013

Getting ready for Christmas

I honestly do not know where the past month has gone!  Last time I checked it was early November and now it is the 1st of December.  Much of last week was taken up with getting ready for my daughter's 6th birthday party (actual b'day is on Dec 25th, so we move her party forward a whole month).  We had 35+ prep aged kids at our local hall for a disco!  Very cool.

Today marks the day of our Christmas preparations.  We were going to put up our Christmas tree this morning, but the lounge room was such a bomb site, I had to clean it before a tree could even remotely be factored into making an appearance.  The cleaning is still ongoing.  Hopefully the tree will be up before Dec 24th!!

However, I did crack out my stamp gear and had Biddy and Tom sit down and make their Christmas cards for their fellow school buddies.  Each of them make approx 20 all by themselves after me showing them how to do them (5 each of 4 different cards).  Even though these we simple cards, they are effective and they didn't take the kids too long.  There was stamping, sponging, punching and gluing to be done on them.  We did them in lots of 4 and then redid a few that we needed extras for.  All up, it took them about 90 minutes to complete the task.  Not bad for first timers.

Here are some pics of them at work:
stamping with the big background stamp...tricky for even the best of us,  but especially tricky when your hands are so small.
some sponging work - they are naturals!
the finished products! for further Christmas preparations.  Don't forget that I have booked a date for our annual stamping Christmas dinner.  This year it is on December 11th (Wednesday) and will be at Gravity Cafe in Murray St, Colac.  The meal and your drinks are at your own cost (I am just facilitating the event, not paying for it!).  The only thing I ask you to bring is a Christmas card that you will swap on the night.  DO NOT WRITE INSIDE are simply giving away a card that someone can use to give away to someone they love.  You will get one back in return!

RSVP's to me as soon as you can please.  Our Stampin' Santa would love to know how many people are coming along!!! (wink).

December newsletter out this week - keep your eye out for some super specials in this one!

1 comment:

  1. I think it's wonderful that you allow your kids to create their own cards Sam!