Thursday, December 07, 2006
Day 7 - Journal Your Christmas
I love the paper I used on this page ... I've been hording the pink pattern paper for forever and had fun breaking it out tonight. It's overlaid with pink vellum and journaling is done with an American Crafts Slick Writer. Tags are handmade from white cardstock, and the stickers are funky alphabet stickers that I found at Dollar Tree.
My love/hate relationship with shopping! I LOVE coming up with lists of gift ideas to buy or make my loved ones. I LOVE digging thru idea books for the obscure gift or craft that will be perfect. I LOVE going to the store and seeing what there is to see, how colors are paired up, and just people watching in general!
But I HATE what it costs to buy Christmas gifts, especially when I compare my list with what I have to spend. I HATE the commercialism that surrounds Christmas ... that stores won't even say "Merry Christmas" but "Happy Holidays" instead. I HATE the crowds - especially if I'm trying to shop with my girls and the double stroller.
But, overall, I LOVE the spirit of giving so prevalent at Christmas. A tangilbe reminder of the greatest gift ever given - our Savior!