Sunday, December 7, 2014
Christmas Card Memories
Today's prompt for Sunday Stamping is a childhood winter memory. In my childhood home, the kitchen 'doors' were two shutters - one on either side. They were never closed, so I don't really think of them as doors; they were more decorative. Every year, my mom would send and receive so many Christmas cards, and the ones she received were all tucked into a slat on the kitchen shutters. By the time Christmas arrived, the shutters would be crammed full with greetings of all the people she'd kept in touch with through the years - some of them for decades!
I started this with a nameless Bonita wine creme, and then covered it with Nail Pattern Boldness Intoxicated, a gorgeous glitter with purple, burgundy, and gold glitters.. maybe some black. Over that, I stamped with Milani White On The Spot and Cici & Sisi 09.
These letters, flying on wings and filled with love, represent to me all the friendships my mom maintained with those Christmas cards. I tried to keep up my own card tradition, but it's pretty much petered away to nothing.
Bottle shot (sans white) - Nameless Bonita wine creme, and Nail Pattern Boldness Intoxicated.
Are there any Christmas traditions that you grew up with that you've carried on,. or, like me, tried and failed?