The holiday celebrations have begun and festive decorations are lighting up our homes and neighborhoods. The last time you heard from me we were thinking turkeys and pumpkin spice. I hope you’ll understand when I tell you why I’ve been away.
This is a special time of year, especially if you’re able to share it with little ones who still see the magic in this season. However, especially in 2020, this can be a time of year when it’s a challenge to feel merry and jolly. Personally, my Mom and my younger sister both passed away in early December. It’s been 10 years for my Mom and 5 years for my sister. So if you’re struggling with “the most wonderful time of the year”, I see you and understand. I hope that you’re able to find comfort and peace in the reason for the season – Jesus’ birth.
Let me tell you what HAS truly touched my heart and made me happy during these days. My wonderful daughter-in-law – out of the blue – sent me some pictures of my grandchildren stamping and creating the tags for their Christmas presents for family. I have to say my eyes leaked a little. My mother passed her love of crafts to me and to see it in another generation makes me so happy. Also, my granddaughters and I spent a couple of hours together making the Christmas Countdown Advent Kit and had a wonderful time laughing and making memories. (Just a little secret – the Kit will be 50% off beginning Tuesday, December 8, during our End of Year Sale. Grab a couple and save them for next year!)
There’s also lots of excitement – and chaos – in my craft room. Especially with a world that seems so out of control, organizing calms me. My Christmas present was a trip to the Houston IKEA to pick up goodies to re-do my crafting space! Oh my! I’m equally excited and overwhelmed at re-organizing – LOL. Be sure you’re signed up to receive my blog posts because I’ll be posting before/after pictures and some organizing tips that work for me.
Now, about that Giant Year-end Closeout Sale –
Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 8, through Jan. 4, 2021, Stampin’ Up! is holding their Giant Year-End Closeout Sale with some fabulous bargains. These retiring products are while supplies last so be sure to shop early! Just click here to see the list of retiring products.
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I wish you all a season with family and friends and lots of memory-making adventures. My life is better because of YOU!