Thursday, December 2, 2010

Santa Prep

We have quite a series of rituals built up in preparation for Santa's arrival on Christmas Eve. 

We make and put out the obligatory Milk & Cookies for Santa, plus a few carrots for the reindeer.  We make magic reindeer food and sprinkle it in the front yard so Santa and the Reindeer can find our house.  We leave a magic key on the doorstep so Santa can get into our chimney-less house. 

I also allow the kids to open up one present on Christmas Eve.  It's always one of MY choosing (so they don't open their most awesome and distracting presents just before they are supposed to go to bed) and usually I choose robes or pjs, a video, or a snuggly stuffed animal to sleep with.   I feel a tad bit naughty every year because the kids get all excited to get to open a present early but then the presents aren't necessarily all that fun.  Tee hee. 

I'm really happy with my title area because I finally used one of those definition stickers that I think Making Memories made tons of a few years back.  I have them for all sorts of occasions and don't think I've ever used one before.  I'm so happy with how tranparent the sticker applied considering they have almost a frosted appearance in hand. 

This layout is based on my sketch for Sketchy Thursdays this week:

Be sure to check out the Sketchy Thursdays site to see all the amazing inspiration made for you by our awesome DT. 

OK, gotta get back to making layouts.  I'm in a frenzy right now.  I'll share them as I can.  (Most right now are being made for the Scrapbook News & Review January issue.)

What are you working on right now?  Holiday layouts?  Cards?  Presents?  Or are you taking a well-deserved crafting break? 


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeee this! Love your traditions! I'm making cards like a mad woman right now! Lol! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Diana Fisher said...

Hey girl. Great page! Love that tradition. My parents used to have a similar one with us, too, only it was that we could choose for each other. Meaning, Jeff or Greg picked my present choice and I would pick one of theirs, etc. Made for some sibling rivalry issues, but hey, it was fun!

I'm always working on something! More ST layouts coming up, 3 LOs for I2S's journaling class starting next week, a few cards I've been asked to make, and yesterday I made a cool "baby sleeping" door knob hanger for a friend to give as a gift.

Have a great day, girl!!