Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas is in the Air!

Welcome! This is the small entrance room to my apartment.

I made a couple more cards with House Mouse stamps yesterday. I went wild collecting these stamps a few years ago, and decided to use all of them with a Christmas scene this year. I stamped a few more images last night, coloured them, and they're now waiting to be put on cards.

My porcelaine crib scene, inherited from my grandmother.

A closeup of the crib scene.

The very special American Heart ornement given to me by my cousin, Mary Anne.

Carol-singing Snow Babies.

March of the penguins. They must like the wolf harmonizing with the Snow Babies.

For many years, I've been in the habit of reading "A Christmas Carol" in the days before Christmas. Haven't gotten to it yet, but I will. Scrooge, visiting his Christmases past, invites us to do the same. How lovely, on a snowy Christmas Day, to muses on pleasures past, experienced with people long gone, or no longer close. I have many fond memories of childhood Christmases, and of those spent with my children and husband and his family.
Thinking of past Christmas celebrations doesn't make me melancholy. It makes me grateful for the blessings of those family feasts, and for those of the present, which will be added to my stock of memories.


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