Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thanksmas........PPA10.....


Is that Santa flying through swirling leaves and chocolate snowflakes? It certainly is and he is headed our way - for Thanksmas! This card, made on a base of More Mustard mixed with layers of Autumn Traditions and Merry Moments, will be sent to tell my sister-in-law Joan that we will be there for Thanksmas. It used to be easy to get together when our children were young, but children grow, move away and start their own families. Life isn't quite so simple but all of us still gather on Thanksgiving. We start with a traditional turkey dinner at a beautifully set fall table. Then Joan jingles bells and leads us into a living room decked out for Christmas. There are packages, ribbon candy, glowing candles and the excitement of seeing the next generation of little ones enjoy it all. (Joan has also been known to squeeze in a baby shower or engagement party between courses if need be!) It's a wonderful start to the holiday season and everyone gets to spend Christmas at home - no worries about traveling in bad weather - let it snow! In response to PPA's challenge this week I would like to say I am thankful for a wonderfully spirited family that created its own holiday............Happy Thanksmas everyone!

15 comments:

Barb said...

Touchdown!!!!! Love the card and the story! You might be on your way of creating a new line of Thanksmas cards!

Melissa said...

I love what you did with this stamp! Very clever! Your layout is very cute!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Linda, I love those layers!!! Your card is wonderful. Hugs,

Denise said...

This is so funny and cute. What a fab SIL - she'll love it!

Patti MacLeith said...

I love the card and the tradition of Thanksmas! What a cute idea that helps everyone. But you have to be ready so early!

Debbie Henderson said...

Love the Thanksmas idea! How original. Love everything about your card!

Cards by Gina said...

Love your family's holiday--fantastic idea! And a terrific card to match that holiday! Perfect!

Mary Fish said...

You're making me hungry for turkey dinner! Love your Chocolate Santa (again making me hungry). Beautifully crafted. Hugs, Mary

Anonymous said...

My mom is the sis in law, and we love THANKSMAS! we also do a gift exchange where everyone picks a gift and you can steal etc. i forget what it's called. I love this card Aunt Linda! so crafty! see you in a few weeks at moms! xo - susan aka two two

Tara Bilbao said...

Great Card - You have such wonderful stories of your family and beautiful cards to match. What a fabulous holiday and tradition. I love the mix of Thanksgiving and Christmas in your card.

Pals Paper Arts said...

On behalf of the design team, thank you for playing @ PPA.

Join us for our next challenge on Thursday, October 8, 2009.

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Sweet story!

Love your Thanksmas card, what a great idea to incorporate those images the way you did.

Kim said...

What a fun and memorable family tradition - love the story. Fun card, your SIL will love it!

Margaret Moody said...

You are so clever, Linda! I love your cute card and the wonderful family celebration that inspired it! You chose the perfect stamp for your Thanksmas card! So fun!

Lourdes Torres said...

Thankmas! That is funny. I should come up with Hallowgiving or else. LOL Very nice card and idea. I just want to mention that I appreciate your comments in my blog. This is a time for Thanks and Gratitude, so Thank you!!
Lourdes Torres
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