Have you ever had one of those weekends where you’ve just felt like hanging around your house? So many people have been quarantined for so long they are just busting to get out and about. But for a lot of other folks, essential workers, teachers, retail associates, grocery store workers, delivery drivers, first responders, health care workers, and so many others, a week of work means long, hard hours, physical and emotional exhaustion, and a week of hot, damp, ear-itching masks. This card is for all those folks that love a weekend at home, in a comfy cool place, catching up on a little rest and Netflix! Of course, perhaps making a card or two as well!
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It’s wildly and wonderfully brilliant that Day 12 is The 12 Days of Christmas! That very old yuletide carol is filled with great visual imagery. I love seeing designer’s very modern twists on the classic carol. My colorful little partridge is ready for Christmas!
Today’s tag is inspired by The 12 Days of Christmas, from Day 12.
Deck the Halls has always been a cheerful, happy song, with some unusual lyrics! It is a Welsh tune from the 16th century about welcoming Christmas with friends and family. It has a strong opener, and those FA LA LAs are quite memorable. But then I’m sort of at a loss at what to add to a tag. so I went with those memorable Fa LA Las! Everyone knows that FA LA LA song!
Today’s tag is inspired by Deck the Halls, from Day 11.
When I think of the song, Holly Jolly Christmas, I remember the story of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, one of my favorite stop motion Christmas shows! Holly jolly is about the happiest time of the year, and those colorful, wonderful elves!
Today’s tag is inspired by Holly Jolly Christmas, from Day 9.
Today’s challenge is We Wish You a Merry Christmas! Whenever I hear this song, I immediately think of a group of people singing this classic tune, like Christmas carolers, TV sit-coms, the office work party! The idea of a herd of cats singing this song under the tree is so jolly to me! I just had to add it on my own tag too!
My tag is inspired by We Wish You a Merry Christmas, from Day 8.
Have you ever really listened to the words of It’s A Marshmallow World, famously recorded by Dean Martin? It’s a fun, snappy, tune, but beyond the first line I never really paid attention to the lyrics. I checked it out to discover this gem:
“Those are marshmallow clouds being friendly, in the arms of the evergreen trees.
And the sun is red, like a pumpkin head. It’s shining so your nose don’t freeze.”
What a great visual image! In fact, the entire song is about marshmallows, whipped cream, and a happy day with your favorite gal. I just had to create a happy, marshmallow world with the clouds in the arms of the evergreen green. I will never look at clouds the same way again!
My card is inspired by It’s A Marshmallow World, Day 7.
Today’s tag was inspired by Home for the Holidays, from Day 6.
Most of my family lives in Wisconsin, so going “home” for the holidays always meant traveling to a wintery Christmas. I have spent many, many Christmas seasons traveling by planes, trains, and automobiles, to and from some very exotic places. But my Christmas home and our family traditions have mostly remained unchanged over the years. The family home on the hill, the white snow, the tall snowy pines, the favorite holiday light in my small hometown, all remind me that there truly is no place like Home for the Holidays.
Today’s tag is inspired by White Christmas, Day 5.
Today’s challenge is White Christmas! I grew up in Wisconsin, so a white Christmas was pretty white! I love the line, “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know.” The ones I used to know meant miles and miles of snow-white forests, with tiny pops of color here and there. We would get a TON of snow every years Christmas always meant snow!
I created a snowy winter forest scene that could have come right out of my back yard! Wherever you are, have a wonderful Christmas this year!