I love Christmas. Whilst going through the check-out at the supermarket yesterday the check-out operator asked me if I’d done all my Christmas shopping. I said I had… I was expecting some work to come in and to be really busy just before Christmas, so I had it all done. *sigh* “I hate Christmas” she said. “Really?” I said… “I love it. I love the songs, the stuff for the kids, the warmth, the giving, the smiles on Christmas morning, the way we get in touch with people we don’t see all year… I love it”. She seemed surprised I answered that way. Like perhaps all day she is used to hearing people complain about the season. She changed her tune at that point and told me stories of her grandkids and their smiles on Christmas morning. Sometimes I think the bah-humbug attitude comes from people because they think other people expect it. Enjoy the season, I say. Bring on the silly songs, the smiles on the faces of those you are giving to and long evenings outside socialising into the night. Bring it on!
This layout was featured on the Prima Blog over the past week, along with a post about my Christmas traditions. I’ve enjoyed the Prima Blog especially over the past few weeks as they’ve visited their incredibly global design team one at a time to learn about Christmas the world over. I had no idea it was so different in other countries!
What is planned for this week then? The work I expected to arrive has arrived and I am buried in new BasicGrey papers… I’ll be doing a whole lot of layouts for their booth at CHA, the scrapbooking tradeshow that will be happening in just over a month.
My favourite little brother arrives home from London with his fab fiancé. I can’t wait. The kids adore him, I adore him and I still miss him as much as ever when he is gone, even though he has been gone 12 years now.
Alrighty, it’s 9.30am, I’m fighting the urge to steal some Christmas chocolates and I’m going to knuckle down and get into this BasicGrey. Enjoy your day!