Holiday Greetings! I hope this note of Christmas cheer finds you all in good health, high spirits and with only a box or two left to check off on your to do lists! I’m getting there! Let’s see. The tree is decorated, packages are mailed, cards sent, most of my wrapping is completed and the Christmas dinner menu is coming together. Isn’t it amazing what we can accomplish in just two short weeks? Whew! But wait! Christmas isn’t supposed to be all about rushing through the motions only to rise Christmas morning feeling exhausted, head spinning and your checkbook in the red. So, let’s slow things down a bit and pick up where we left off last time. Now where were we? Oh, yes! We were in the middle of MAKING Christmas! Come on in, Michael Buble Christmas is playing and the kettle is on!
Happy December! Have you started your holiday preparation’s yet? We aren’t tree puter- uppers on Thanksgiving weekend are you? Many New Englander’s start decking the halls before the turkey leftovers are all gone! Not this girl! I like to eaaaaase into Christmas for a few reasons. One. I don’t like to over-spend and I’m not a fan of crowds, especially at 3 in the morning. To say I’m NOT a Black Friday shopper is an understatement. To each her own! Two. I like to feel some spark of inspiration in my decorating and gift giving before I jump into Christmas. And three, I don’t always know right away what KIND of Christmas I want to make. I have to have the right craftitude before I can get my holiday craft on! This year I’m in the spirit for some creative recycling! I’m decking the halls at Burlap and Bling for the annual OPEN HOUSE at the Antique Marketplace this weekend and I’ve got a huge mess on my kitchen island where I’ve been getting my Christmas craft on!
Come on in for PART ONE of my Christmas In The Making…