Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Happy Christmas......FMS 64



My British relatives always wish us "Happy Christmas" so I was delighted to see this sentiment included in the More Merry Messages set! I will be sending this across the ocean for sure. My mother did bring some interesting traditions with her to America. Instead of a stocking, a ribboned pillowcase was tied to my closet doorknob and Christmas morning I found it stuffed with fruit, sweet treats, and games. There was always roast beef and Yorkshire pudding for Christmas dinner - and yes flaming plum pudding. (I always skipped the mince tarts and that horrid fruitcake!)  And there are way too many holiday pictures of me wearing a paper crown that came out of the cracker by my plate.  I'd like a word with the Brit who invented those snappy things...............


            Cindy has designed a sweet sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

                                                    

17 comments:

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Oh "cheri-O" on your oh so cute and simply sweet card. How fun that you have the correct "saying" for your card too. They will love it. Those little things are always noticed... don't ya know.
Now I'm thinking the pillow case probably would hold WAY more than a stocking could! Hugs

LeAnne said...

Super cute! I'd love to see some of those Christmas pictures! I just finished reading A Child's Christmas in Wales.....I love to hear about those traditions over the pond!

Dawn Tidd said...

Very cute, Linda. I love the tree. What fun memories! Did you keep any of the British traditions with your family?

Kim S said...

What a perfectly charming tree!

Rita said...

Interesting take on Christmas you had as a child. I love different traditions and enjoy hearing about them. This card is super creative as always. You are the best at "out-of-the-box" ideas!

Lisa said...

Oh now THIS is cute ~ love your tree of tiny circles!!!

Jen Brum said...

Fabulous card Linda! I love, love, love the colours! That tree is so cute! I have Christmas Thimbles that my dad brought back for me from a trip to England years ago and they say Happy Christmas on them! I think Christmas should be happy!!!!

Linda Suarez said...

Great card Linda! I love how you made the Christmas tree! Fun story!

Marisa said...

Loooove your take on the sketch!! Your tree is fabulous and love the snowflake paper in the BG.

Jen said...

What a fun Christmas card! You are SO creative! And thanks for sharing your Christmas traditions. I LOVE yorkshire pudding and haven't had it in a long while, and I happily wear a paper crown! I'm actually thinking of making some sticky toffee pudding this year for Christmas eve!

Adriana Benitez said...

Fun, fun card! And even more fun hearing your Christmas memories! In our family, Christmas tends to lean towards Hispanic gatherings - food, music and lots of loud family :)
I seem to be carrying on the loud part, lol

Mary Fish said...

really retro cool!

Tui Nathan said...

Cool Chrissy card ... love the circular elements ... kinda like fruit tarts and fruitcake really ... lol!!! Love these traditions!!!

Cindy Hall said...

Very cool card, Linda! Love the colors and the way you did the tree!

Jen Timko said...

Now this sentiment makes more sense to me!! Love, love this little tree! What an adorable card!

Angie Tieman said...

Super cute! Love the tree you created! Interesting British traditions!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Love the way you created the tree with all those sweet little circles, Linda. Happy Christmas to you!