Monday, August 10, 2009

JustRite Christmas in August- August Release Party starts today!!



Perhaps you have noticed this Icon appearing on your favorite designers sidebars over the last week? On August 17th you are going to be in for a huge JustRite Christmas Treat- we have invited over 23 of our blogging friends to join the JustRite Design Team for a Huge Christmas Blog Hop. That's right mark your calendars because in just 7 days you will be able to enjoy over 35 designers' projects using our new Christmas Release. It will be a day chalked full of Christmas Inspiration as we encourage everyone to take the stress out of making your Christmas Cards by starting them early!! I know ever year you vow not to wait til the last minute, so this year JustRite would like to make a difference by inspiring you to get started early with our Christmas Images. These images will allow you to make dozens of cards without getting bored because each set can be used in so many ways.


To get your creative Christmas Mojo going we will be debuting our Christmas Sets this week.
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Each day we will be revealing one Christmas Set and giving you the opportunity to win the set we are revealing each day. To win today's set simply leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite childhood Christmas Memory is. You have until Midnight on Wednesday August 12th to enter to win.
Today we are introducing JB 08760 Christmas Treasures:
For this design I combined my Spellbinders Octagon Nestabilities Dies with my Circle Dies to create the fun layering. I also used a Krylon Gold Leafing Pen to edge each layer of matting to give my card more depth. The interior image was stamped and embossed using Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.
This set is designed to fit our 3 1/4" stamper. Here are the first projects from our design team using this set.



The Christmas Cardinal Card is designed by Kathy Jones. For more details visit her blog.



These next two cards were designed by Sharon Johnson. Isn't it fun to see how differntly two designers use the same set.

I love how Sharon used the center the Most Wonderful Time of the Year with the labels One Spellbinder's die. Thanks Sharon for reminding us that just because the stamp is designed as a circle doesn't mean we need to die cut it as a circle.
Stop back in tomorrow to see our second Christmas Set designed for our 3 1/4" Stamper.


Keep us in mind....."When it needs to be JustRite".

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dkwalsh said...

Love the new Christmas stamps!

My favorite childhood memory is of Christmas Eve at my paternal grandparents' house. As the only grandchildren, we were spoiled rotten, which is always important as a kid. The presents were always piled to the top of the Christmas tree, and my grandfather would brag that the local paper had come to take a picture of his tree. Of course, that never happened, but we always believed him!

Christina said...

my fav childhood memory... all the cousins going to my grandparents for xmas. we kinda thought it was boring but now that we don't have that opportunity anymore, i remember them fondly cuz it's the only time the entire family gets together.

JenMarie said...

Ooo...GORGEOUS!
Memory... I woke up early to put out presents for my parents, heard them so popped into the spare room only to find a bike they had hidden for me!

Chrissy said...

Beautiful stamps!

My favorite Xmas memory is the year my sister and I got up(made our beds and got dressed.......it was my mothers new "thing" that year)........going downstairs and finding out it was 3 AM and having to go back to bed. We SLEPT IN Christmas morning because of this. This is still talked about in the family as one of the funniest Xmas morning stories

Stampin Cats said...

My favorite childhood christmas was when I got a chrissy doll. You pushed on her belly and pulled her hair and it got lomg. Turned the knob on her back and it got short again.

Or going to my grandparents hoise and playing with the trains around the tree.

Anonymous said...

My favorite Christmas memory is the year that I got my very own record player. I have always been a music lover. I can't wait to see the other stamp sets.
Teresa B. (Nashville, TN)
tbcrops@yahoo.com

Sandra said...

there were 5 of us - and we could not go down to see our presents until Dad had the cameras out - he would take stills and then tape us running down the stairs to see our gifts - we loved watching the films of this ....
Thanks for the fun!
Sandra

Anonymous said...

My favorite memory is that the first Saturday of December we would have a tree-trimming party and we kids could invite two friends each. It was then that all the decorating was done by all the kids before a wonderful junk food fest!

Beverly Bishop

Linda w said...

My favorite childhood Christmas Memory is discovering where my parents had hidden all of our gifts. We always made some excuse to go into the basement and see if we could peek into our fruit cellar to see any gifts. Funny it was only locked during the holiday.

thanks much

Nilda said...

My favorite childhood memory ...getting my first doll. I loved her so much. Especially how her eyes would shut every time I would lay her down and open up with she stood up....I was amazed that she could "see" me.

Mary Carlock said...

Love the new stamps! My favorite memory is sitting down with my mom and making and decorating cookies!

Deborah said...

My favorite childhood memory is that when I was small we would go to my grandparents on Christmas Eve. Santa would always make a stop and bring candy canes and remind us that good little boys and girls needed to be in bed early. ;-)

Rita said...

I luv, luv, luv these new stamps for Christmas!

My fav memory was waking up in the middle of the night & peaking through my door to see my dad putting my doll house together! Well I guess Santa had the parents put the toys together, the elves must have been on strike that year...hahaha!!!

jesskittelson said...

When I was really little (Back when my parents used to be together) We always went to my Aunts house on christmas. My Aunt would buy all of us cousins matching outfits and make us stand there for pictures. (boy young kids under ten really hate posing for pictures!) One christmas I must have been like five or six, I refused to wear the dress she bought for me! My other cousins had one their matching black, brown, and red suits and dresses! Not me I showed up wearing a baby blue dress with a scotti dog pin! My Aunt was really upset my parents let me wear my own dress, but I sure do look happy in the pictures!

debb said...

Oh these are just beautiful! Childhood memories... my favorite Christmas memory is getting to open one present each on Christmas eve and of course, it was always our matching Christmas PJ's! debb

Cheryl said...

My favorite memory of Christmas was joining my grandparents, parents, aunt and some adopted family after church generally at my aunt and uncle's for this enormous feast and then at 3:00 pm we would open gifts that had been left there for us. I still remember the tree my aunt would decorate with the bubbling tree lights.

These were very special times as all of my family has passed on but those memories always linger with me each year.

Cheryl Randall

Charlie B said...

My favorite memory is snooping through the presents and trying to figure out what was in each one. I was usually wrong and surprised. Love the new set of stamps.

Carrie said...

Visiting my Dad's side Christmas night. There was something just so magical about it.

Tracey said...

A gorgeous set and cards!! There are so many things I remember about Christmas when I was a kid. It was my favourite time of year. I think the one that always comes to mind is our tradition of my mom, my sisters and I snuggling up in our blankets and watching Little Women each Christmas Eve. Such fun!

Anemone said...

My favourite childhood Christmas memory is how our parents stretched Christmas out the whole month. Dec. 1st the tree & decorations went up, including our mini stockings. Every morning from then until the 24th, we had something small in our stocking. A funky new eraser, a lollipop, small stuff - but fun nonetheless.

Chrystal said...

Getting the house ready. It would take my mom 2 days to get all the decorating "JustRite". Then it was followed by a week or two of baking. The house wasn't ready until it had all those yummy christmas smells.

Paula said...

Love these stamps and all your products.

I just loved that both my grandparents lived close to one another so we got to celebrate with all our family over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with all the cousins.

I wish my kids would have the same feeling but we have moved away from all our family and have decided that this year we are not traveling so the kids can be at their home on Christmas morning.

misse336 said...

I love this set, especially the wisemen. Perfect for my Christmas cards!

My favorite childhood memory is going to the Christmas Eve candlelight service and then coming home and getting to open up one gift and having a special treat to eat before going to bed.

Nadia said...

Love these stamps! My memory is going over to my Aunt's for her favorite meals...

Christine said...

What a beautiful set. I can't wait to see the rest.

My favorite memory is the Christmas when we were going to Grandma's house early Christmas morning. In order to save time on Christmas morning, Santa Claus came just after we went to bed on Christmas Eve. I had asked for a wind up baby doll that played a lullaby. Santa remembered!!!

Blessings,
Christine

patty w said...

OMGOsh...these are all great. I adore the birdhouse and cardinal one!

One of my favorite memories is, we were always allowed to open one gift on Christmas Eve. It was ALWAYS pajamas ! LOL

Now I've carried out that tradition with my kids and they finally figured out that it would be pajamas and they're still excited! Can't wait to see what kind of jammies they get each year !

Thanks for the chance, I love me some JustRite!

gardengirl3 said...

My favorite childhood memory of xmas eve was caroling! We lived on a farm in a small, very small town...we would ride into town with Mom and Dad and my brothers and sisters would sing from house to house for about an hour or so...we did this for 3 or 4 years in a row until we moved. :)

Janice M said...

Beautiful Christmas set!!

One of my favorite memories is always making Christmas cookies. Now my mom comes over to my house and bakes them with my boys!!

Marsha said...

One of my favorite memories was the year I received a doll for Christmas. I had wanted a doll so badly. I had that doll for years and years - even after I married.

grandma5 said...

My favourite Christmas memory was having family & friends over after the midnight Christmas Eve service for a huge buffet dinner. It was always a wonderful family time.

Lee said...

My favorite Christmas memory is opening our Christmas stockings. Our stockings were made by my mom and were specific to each child. Sometimes our best present was in our stocking. I have carried on that tradition with my kids.

Lyn S said...

My favourite Christmas memory is as a child on Christmas Eve, we would put our Christmas stockings on the end of our bed and wake up at the crack of dawn to see what Santa had left in them. We always had to wait for our parents to get up before we could open the presents under the tree, but the stocking was the most fun!

Michelle said...

These are great!

My favorite Christmas Memory is linked to a tradition my mom started when I was little and that I have continued with my own children. Being military (dad and DH are military) we usually found ourselves far away from family. Every Christmas Season we would bake a TON of cookies to give away to our friends. We used recipes from grandmothers and my mom's collection. I still used those recipes today with my own children (DS's now 17 and 15). Christmas isn't Christmas without the smell of cookies! Last year we baked about 2000+.


My favorite moment of Christmas though is sitting in the church right before midnight mass begins and you hear Carols softly playing in the background.. lights are dim and the altar is filled with candlelight.. I get a deep sense of peace at that moment and let myself lose the troubles of my year and surround myself with the beauty and reason for the season. I can't imagine Christmas without it.

Nancy said...

I really love this new set it is a must have!
My favorite childhood memory is Christmas eve night with the build up and excitment of what was to come in the morning. It was so hard to sleep because I always hope that I would hear Santa. Ha the good times.

Carrie said...

One of my memories is going to the paternal grandparents on Christmas Eve. On the way home we would go past a home that was decorated to the max. This was 55 years ago and people did not decorate like they do now so this house was very special. I don't get back to my hometown very often but when I do and I get near this house I am flooded by memories of Christmas Eve as a child.

mary hellen said...

My favorite childhood memory was when I was in 4th grade and got my St. Mary's Missal prayer book for Christmas. I came down stairs after everyone had gone to sleep and opended the package that was the missal. I was good at knowing what was in the packages. I wrapped it back up and went back up stairs and acted so happy and suprised the next morning (which I was).

Michellek said...

One of my most favorite childhood memories is of Christmas Eve. All of the father's in our neighborhood worked hard to turn a field into our very own iceskating rink. We lived in Michigan. On early Xmas Eve they build a bombfire and served us hot apple cider and donuts while they sat around the fire and enjoyed wathing up. Around 10 pm we would take off our skates and go Christmas caroling in the neighborhood ending just in time to go to midnight mass. What a wonderful neighborhood I lived in! MichelleK

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful new images and borders, wow!
Warm and cozy with Christmas music in the background and the aromas of all of the special "once a year" things we cook, these are always my best Christmas memories.

Carolyn said...

My favorite memories of Christmas Eve was being so excited that I couldn't sleep so my brother and I crawled into bed together and giggled until we fell asleep.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

"Tillymint" said...

My favorite Christmas memories are really the build up to Christmas day - ours was a big family with 8 children and my Dad loved Christmas. He did the cake decorating, Mum baked. He used to decorate the tree with us all helping. The year he decided no Christmas crackers (bon bons) was a memorable one he made a huge cracker and filled it with all kinds of toys and games we all got to dip into. It's not the same without him.

Ronda C. said...

My favorite childhood memory is the year that my brother and I tried to sneak into the living room to see what Santa had brought us. Of course, my mom caught us before we could get to the living room, so we said we were thirsty and she escorted us to the kitchen for a drink of water. Great memories!

Ronda C.

Terre said...

My favorite childhood memory would have to be the Christmas we had a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree. I was about 10 years old and my mom was a single parent and totally stressed out about not having something for my brother & I. We decided we didn't need a tree as long as we had each other. My mom said every child needs a Christmas Tree even if it is a small one so our next door neighbor had a Charlie Brown Tree that she was going to dig up so we cut the tree as out Christmas Tree and strung popcorn and made paper decorations, we had one present each but that will always be the Christmas I remember as we spent the night doing things as a family.

Tasha R said...

Looking forward to the Christmas stamps! I read all these sweet stories and realize all my Christmases just kind of blend together. But, back in 2004, my husband was in Iraq and it was the first Christmas the kids and I had ever spent without him. We did Christmas morning over the webcam. (Thank goodness for technology!) Makes you realize what the important gifts really are.

Sue said...

Christmas means family, so of course my favorite memories are Christmas Eve at my grandparent's house. My grandma would cook a really big feast, all the cousins would get together, and we would have quality family time together. Now that my grandparents have passed away, we try to keep up the tradition by getting together on Christmas Eve at my aunt's house with all the cousins, their kids, and extended family.

inkedx2 said...

My favorite childhood memory was when my brother and sisters and I tried to sneak downstairs to see what Santa had brought us. There was one step that squeeked and we tried to avoid stepping in the middle. Someone missed and the step squeeked. My mom heard it and told us to come back upstairs until she could get the movie camera set up. It was so hard to wait to see what we had gotten.

Robbie

stephanie said...

My favorite memory is getting the chance to open one small present on Christmas Eve - a tradition we still keep - it helps keep that Christmas spirit alive.

Love the new stamp sets. Can't wait to be able to get them.

Susan said...

My favorite Christmas memories are going to my grandparents house> My grandmother had a aluminum tree with the color wheel and she decorated the tree with red ornaments. I love that tree so much. Today I even have a alunimun tree and decorate it just like hers. Susan

SusanR said...

Can always use more Christmas stamps!!! My favorite childhood memory is when my sister and I woke up in the wee hours one Christmas morning and snuck out to the tree. We looked at all our stuff, put it back and went back to bed. We never told our parents and faked surprise when we all got up in the morning!

Chris said...

Love,love,love the stamps!! My favorite childhood memory is when we were all small, my grandmother and mom would take us kids out to look at Christmas lights and watch for Santa...Mom always seemed to spot him! Then returning to Grandma's to find Santa had been there while we were gone! Such fun!

Betty M said...

My favourite childhood memory was we would always have to go bed right after supper on Christmas Eve, because we needed to get some sleep before we went to Midnight Mass. Then after mass, we came home and were allowed to open 1 gift under the tree. Talk about having a hard time sitting through the mass. It is good thinking back about those old memories.

Jodester said...

Love the new Christmas stamps. Can't wait til the blog hop to see all the wonderful new Christmas ideas. Thanks for the inspiration.

I have so many favourite memories, decorating the tree, turning the twinkling lights on the tree, baking the Christmas cookies and leaving cookies & milk for Santa & the Reindeers. Driving around the neighbourhood to look at all the wonderful Christmas lights on the houses.

StampingJan said...

My favorite Christmas memory was waking up in the morning and seeing the gifts from Santa for the very first time. It was a magical moment.

Pat Stockall said...

My favorite memories are Christmas Eve church services and then back home with a few friends and family relaxing around the tree,carols playing and enjoying food and conversations and waiting for Santa.
Thanks for the chance to win

Jean said...

It's the most wonderful time of the year!
My favorite Christmas story is: Right after WWII bikes were hard to come by. Mom was able to get two for brother and I. Unfortunately the bike store put the bikes in the show window maked sold and our name on it. Ofcourse we were excited to tell Mom who said there must be some mistake. Christmas morn arrived and NO bikes. After breakfast Mom asked us to go to the basement to get something and lo and behold there were the bikes.....Mom had made it such a wonderful surprise after all...

Gilda said...

What a beautiful stamp set. I could not even begin to choose a favorite Christmas memory. They were always fun and memorable. One great thing: we lived near a highway which eventually led to an air force base (50 miles). There were always soldiers hitch-hiking during the holidays and just about every holiday we would have one or some in our home for meals. I should add: I am old and that was a time when hitch-hiking was not as it is thought of today.

Susan said...

Oh My! Love the new stamps!!! Thank you for the chance to win!

One of my most favorite childhood memories of Christmas is when my brother and I were little and our family was spending Christmas with my grandmother in Germany and my brother (about 2 at the time) stood on his tiptoes and was peeking through the keyhole to see the Christmas tree in the other room.

Susan G said...

My favorite Christmas memory was of decorating the tree. I got to put on the icicles--now that probably dates me for sure! Love this new set. I like using religious themes for my cards and these images are wonderful. Can't wait for the hop!

Jenny L. said...

My favorite Christmas memory is making my brother get up EARLY on Christmas morning to see what Santa had left. Thanks

Jenny L.

artfulwhimsies said...

my favorite Christmas memory was when I was about 8, and under the tree was a doll from FAO Schwartz named Pussycat that I had wanted for so long.

Amy said...

It's great fun reading about other peoples memories of Christmas. I remember one year when the thing I wanted most (a set of plastic food from Sears or Penneys) was not under the tree. I was sorely disappointed until the plastic food set miraculously was delivered days later to our garage!

Lenoria said...

I love Christmas Eve and Christmas day because all my family would be together. I have 5 brothers and 2 sisters and there were about 18 grandkids for my Mom and Dad then. We always opened gifts on Christmas Eve from the family and on Christmas morning was Santa gifts. There were so many of us that we all could not fit in one room so we rotated from the living room to the kitchen out to the porch to cool down and then back thru again! It was so much fun and I really miss all the noise and the excitement! I remember one Christmas Eve we were shooting off fireworks and knocked the fuse out of the box and shut all the electricity in the house off.

ruth said...

My favorite memory is going Christmas caroling with my family and extended family....trudging though the snow...standing outside in the cold to bless someone inside.

Anonymous said...

My favorite childhood memory is going downtown Cleveland and shopping, all by myself, in the "Twigbee Shop". We would visit Santa Claus and Mr. Jingling. Thanks for this chance to win.
Barb

Robin Ide said...

When I was 5 years old, I was chosen to recite a little Christmas poem at our church concert. Naturally, I was all excited about it until the time came for me to step forward and begin. I just stood in line, not moving. Finally, one of the other kids pushed me forward and I just stood there once again, silent. My parents were in the audience, of course, and I will always remember my Dad standing up, clapping and yelling "Come on, honey, you can do it!" And I did.

He gave me courage which set the tone in my life and I will always love him for that.

Rosie said...

My favorite childhood memory is of Christmas Eve. When I was 12 y/o my mother passed in childbirth leaving me as the oldest and 4 younger bro./sisters including a newborn. My Dad asked me if I would skip high school and help raise them and told me I could pick out the Christmas gifts for them which was so neat and I wondered what I would get. When we came home from Midnight Mass the gifts were under the tree and lo and behold, there was a turquoise sweater that I really, really wanted but Dad told me we couldn't afford it earlier. I couldn't believe he did that for me because he had so much to think about raising us five kids alone.

Lori A. said...

I always remember the feeling of surprise and excitement when we would wake up Christmas morning to discover the decorated tree and presents Santa had brought. We would buy a tree but my parents would decorate it after we went to bed as part of Santa's big surprise.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous set! I love these images and the great sample cards... my favorite memory is decorating the tree and counting the presents under the tree. TFS!

Angie DiMeglio said...

What a beautiful set. My favorite childhood memory of Christmas was waking up on Christmas morning and seeing snow falling and opening presents with my family.

Donna said...

What a wonderful set! Just lovely! My favorite Christmas memory would be a visit to a live nativity scene. One of the funeral homes near my parents house would set up a stable with live animals and wax figures. It was the highlight of the evening we all went out to see Christmas lights.

kpargeter said...

My favorite memory of christmas is the special treats my mom got for us at christmas. My favorite was the ribbon candy. Love the set.

Kim

Anonymous said...

Another set of great stamps from JustRite! My favourite memory is the tickey puddings my Grandmother use to bake for us. And finding that tickey was like an extra Xmas present! Amanda de J from South-Africa

Joyce across the Pond said...

Our parents didn't approve of what they perceived to be 'pagan' Christmas customs...so we never had a tree until one of my sisters started to work and then she acquired a tree....I don't remember my parent's reaction but I do remember the magic that tree, even without lights, brought to our home.

thestampinglady said...

The Christmas stocking has always been my favorite memory. Growing up we did not have fancy socks--just used what we normally wore. Somehow they turned magical overnight. That is a wonderful tradition that we still carry on.

Preoccupied said...

I love the new Christmas stamps.

My favorite memory is when I was about 6 and I stumbled upon an unwrapped gift which was a doll and I couldn't resist picking it up. when I did it cried. I was mortified and stuffed it back where I found it. LOL I still have that doll and she's very precious to me.
Tina
tiggersscrapplace.blogspot.com

Holly - Wild Wyoming Girl said...

My favorite Christmas memory is spending Christmas Eve with my grandparents. My Grandma Theresa always hit oranges in our stockings, had Santa visit us, and made a huge dinner with wonderful pies - all from scratch.

Anonymous said...

My favorite Christmas memory is that of making Christmas cookies with my Mom. Mom had the sugar cookie cut outs all ready for us to frost and decorate with her. We would play Christmas carols on the record player (NOT CD!) or listen to the Vienna Boys Choir or other Christmas music specials on the television. Sometimes we would just talk or be quiet and enjoy each other's company. Thank you for sharing such a fun opportunity to win some very lovely stamps -- it makes me want to make Christmas cards right now!! ~Amy S.~

Denise said...

Has to be when I was baout 7 when it seems that somehow Santa was bringing me a bike and he was all dressed up in santas outfit when I walked upstairs from the basement and he was just rolling the bike in to go under the tree! What a cool surprise that was!

Thanks for a chance!

Denise Wells
mamascollections@aol.com

Gwen from DownUnder said...

The Angel on the tree,the anticipation and joy at being the one,every year, to place her on top. When I was too little,my Dads big strong arms would lift me up to reach.All through Christmas she seemed to watch over us and smile.
Absolutely georgeous stamp set!!! Gwen from Oz.

Anonymous said...

my favourite christmas memory is when my dad had bought my mom this HUGE tropical plant and had hidden it in the furnace room...my sisters and i were sleeping downstairs (looking for a glimpse of santa) when up the stairs comes this plant with my dad hidden behind it...we scared him half to death...he thought he was being sneaky...

lindsay
mlmck@cogeco.ca

Norine said...

all the cards are so pretty
so many memories think the one that stands out is my sisters and I trying to sneak downstairs to catch Santa LOL
Hugs
Norine

Elaine Nesselroade said...

One of my favorite memories is leaving some hot tea, a cookie and an asprin for Santa Claus all on our kitchen table each Christmas eve. On CHristmas morning the tea cup was empty, the cookie and asprin were gone. We as children felt we had helped Santa Claus on his busy night. I do not remember how many years we did this but it was our tradition every Christmas eve before we went upstairs to bed.

Lori said...

Oh, to pick just one!

When I was quite small, it was always an anxious wait to get to Gramma & Grampa's house where the presents literally FILLED their living room! One of my cousins was so excited that he ran & jumped right into the middle of all the wrapped gifts!

Then when I was older and we had moved from our homestate, my favorite Christmas memory was receiving a sun-tanning Barbie & trying her out on our porch. We had moved from Ohio to Colorado, so the climate was very different. And we have pictures of me in short-sleeves on Christmas Day! That would never happen in Ohio!!!

Anonymous said...

I have just started collecting JustRite stamps and would be thrilled to add to my collection.

My favourite memory at Christmas was getting a toy stove as I loved to cook even back then. I still amcooking.

Lynda said...

My favorite holiday memory is Christmas Eve get togethers at Gramma's house. My Aunts and Uncles and all the cousins would be there as Santa (my Dad) would make an appeaarance. The faces of the 'little' ones were a deligt to see. Christmas Treasure is a great addition to the JustRite line of stamps.

bmelton said...

My favoriate Christmas memory is when we all went with Dad to cut our own Christmas tree in our woods. It was a family tridition and each of us had a say as to which tree we choose. Daddy would then cut the tree and load it into the wagon and take it back to the house and we would all decorate it. I just loved the smell of the ceder trees we always had for our Christmas tree.

bmelton said...

My favorite memory is when Daddy would get all of use kids into the wagon and we would go into the woods and choose a tree to decorate. We always had a ceder tree and the smell just brings back so many fund memories.

Kim said...

WOW what beauties! My favorite childhood chirstmas memory is being at my maternal grandparents house singing christmas carols at the top of our lungs because we thought it Santa could here us he would come and stop by us next! My one cousin would always be watching the TV to give us updates as to where Santa was "right now"!!! To think back at these memories is a lot of fun!

Thanks for the chance to win!
Hugs~ Kim

Robyn said...

My favorite childhood memory is the year when I got my Chatty Cathy doll from my Grandmother and there is this wonderful picture of me sitting in my Dads lap with my doll.

Sue D said...

My favorite childhood Christmas memory is the year I got up way too early because I heard noises downstairs--it was just my mom feeding my baby sister. I was 8 years old and my sister was 1 month old.

JKB said...

Christmas memories of going to church are high on my list, along with special foods, like spitz cookies and chex party mix.

connie said...

My favorite is putting together the "silver" christmas tree with blue glass balls and then turning on the multicolored lamp that sat on the floor and shined on the tree. NOONE else had a silver tree when I was growing up - they all had a traditional green tree.

Inez said...

These Christmas stamps are awesome.

My favorite childhood memory is my moms cooking. She had everything you could dream of wanting for Christmas dinner. Everyone came to our home for her cooking. We did not have a lot of money so there were not a lot of presents, but her dinner was always the topic of conversation. My mother has Alzheimer's now and we no longer have the Christmas dinner. My mother has 5 daughters and we never learned to cook like her. We always thought we had time to learn. I will always miss my mother's Christmas dinner.

Anonymous said...

My favorite childhood memory is a doll I got that was as tall as I was with elastic on her feet so I could dance with her. I am still dancing to this day.

SallyW

Anonymous said...

My favorite childhood Christmas memory--was waking up early Christmas morning each year--and running down to the Family Room to peer out the windows--seeing who could spot Grandma & Grandpa's car first--cause as soon as they got there--it was "time for presents"--oh and then Grandma's Crumb Cake--which I still make each year on Christmas morning!!! :-)

#2 best memory would be being able to open 1 present on Christmas Eve each year--and yes--it was always a new pair of pajamas!!! ;-)

KJ aka Kathy Johnson

Aimee said...

what a beautiful set... My favorite memory was a picture at my moms of me when i got my kitchen... play kitchen I was about 7 in the picture

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful cards. My favorite Christmas memory was our favorite cousins and their mother and dad coming to spend Christmas with us. We would hang Christmas stockings and it was so much fun seeing what we had and then opening gifts.

Linda D.

Southern Cricut said...

My favorite childhood memory is of Christmas Eve (which is my birthday) and hearing of how when I was born, it was the only snow and ice storm in twenty years and the car slid all over the road on the way to the hopsital. They tell that story every Christmas Eve. I was born one minute before Christmas. (We do not know how do drive in the snow in the south)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

My favorite childhood memory is Santa! The thrill of the season, the snow, the Sears catalog Christmas catalog, the loooongest day of Christmas Eve, and the plate of cookies set out for his snack....there will always be those fond memories.

nina said...

What a beautiful set! I remember we loved to open our stockings before breakfast, and always looked forward to the mandarin orange way in the toe (they were harder to come by back then!).

Amy Johnson said...

What a beautiful new set and cards! My favorite childhood memory is of waking up and looking under the xmas tree to discover the most beautiful doll in the world! Thanks Santa!

Sandy said...

My favorite is the year my brothers (several years older and wiser) helped me listen for Santa. When I went to the door to check there was my baby doll with a suitcase full of clothes. I knew it was Santa cause he was so quiet!

AHadley said...

My favorite memory is when we didn't get a Christmas tree for whatever reason. My mom went out into the pasture, got a huge tumbleweed and painted it silver. We set it on a table and decorated it with our ornaments! ☺

Lise said...

This set is soooooooo pretty.
If I don't win it, I will have to get it. Hope I do win...lol

Debbie said...

I've had many wonderful Christmas memories but one that stands out was the year my son brought his family home to meet me for the first time while he was in the Army. I met my daughter-in-law and her two little boys. My son took on the roll of being a father to the boys and now they have a daughter that's 12 going on 18. I love my family and having grandchildren. They've been together close to 15 years now. He's the only child I have and I treasure spending Christmas with him and the rest of our family.
Sorry for the long post...
Debbie

Marilyn Hitterman said...

The new Christmas stamps are lovely! As far as my favorite Christmas memory, that would be the year that my older daughter, Lisa, was about 8 yrs. old. From the time she was about 3 she had wanted to become a teacher and that goal never wavered - she's now the principal of our town's high school. Anyway, that Christmas my husband & I wrapped up a huge box of school supplies and a huge free- standing blackboard. We can still 'hear' her loud screams of excitement!!

jaymack said...

I have good memories from all my Christmases. I think the best thing about it is family and celebrating the birth of Jesus.

Debra said...

My favorite memory would be making sugar cookies with my Grandma.Beautiful holiday stamps.

stampkat said...

My favorite memories are from decorating the tree and baking cookies.

Serstin said...

My favorite Xmas memory was the year we shopped for months to help my aunt and uncle and their 3 kids have a great holiday. It was in the late 70's and a lot of people were laid off and times were hard. That was the year I really understood the true meaning of Christmas.

Deepa M. said...

I don't have any relatives around except for my immediate family, so we would swap presents with a family who lived nearby every year right around Christmas. My favorite part of that was all the cookies and treats my "aunt" baked :)

Nancy said...

What an awesome set! I love the cards, too.

My favorite childhood memory is that we had a tradition of reading the Christmas story from the bible every Christmas eve. Afterward we would pop popcorn and sing Christmas carols. I've continued that tradition with my own husband and children.

Carol said...

I fondly remember laying under our fake white tree, watching it change colors from blue to red to yellow to green.

Allen said...

My favorite childhood Christmas Memory is is reading the Christmas Story from the Bible at my Grandparents house. We have now continued that tradition with our own family. By the way, I love the new Christmas set. God bless!
Peggy

Babs Y. said...

My favorite childhood memory is staying up on Christmas Eve to attend church at midnight. We'd sit by the fire and read 'Twas the Night before Christmas and then get all dressed up for church. Of course, I don't remember much of church because I usually fell asleep!

janbos said...

I loved Christmas as a kid for sooooo many reasons. We were lucky enough to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with all of our grandparents--on the way home Christmas Eve we would drive around an look at the lights while we froze our hinders off in the backseat of my Grampy's car....Good time!

Anonymous said...

My favorite Christmas memories are driving to my grandparents home in VA with mom & dad & my brother -singing carols and looking for Santa
thanks for the great products

stampingranny said...

Love the cards. My favorite Christmas memory is being in the Christmas Eve Pagent at Church, getting our goodie boxes, after church we always came home for a short time, to pick up gifts for my grandparent. We had to stay in the care, while our parents went into the house. We then went down to my grandparents for Christmas Eve gifts and Christmas cookies.When we arrive back home. Santa had arrived when we were gone. Eventhough, my parents were farmers, our Christmas never went without gifts and our Charlie Browne Christmas Tree.

Debbie K said...

Beautiful cards!

My favorite Christmas memory was when my father played Santa. I went up to him and sat on his lap. I noticed he had a bandage on his index finger and pointed out to him, "My Daddy has a boo- boo on his finger too, JUST like that!" Every year my family reminds me of this Christmas Eve moment:)
dkaste@wi.rr.com

betty152 said...

Waiting at the top of the stairs with my 5 other siblings waiting for my parents to get up so we could go down and open presents.

Marie B. said...

This set looks great! My favorite Christmas memory is of going to the Christmas Eve services. I just love the part when they shut off all the lights and we pass around candlelight while singing "Silent Night"...beautiful!

annesatx said...

My favorite Christmas memory is getting together with my cousins, aunt and uncle, all together with my family, at my Grandma's house. We had to wait until all the dishes were cleaned and put away after Christmas dinner before we could open any presents, so my oldest brother would hide one dish or glass, just to tease the younger kids. Eventually we would find the last item and then FINALLY be able to open our presents. It's a fun memory.

mom said...

Love the new Christmas stamp sets.
My favorite childhood memory is the one Christmas that my father took my sisters and I to chop down our tree. The branches still had snow on them.

Janet L. said...

My favorite childhood memory of Christmas was going to church on Christmas Eve. All the lights would be out except for a few candles and the tiny white lights on the ceiling. Love the new stamps.

inez_cole said...

I currently own 2 sets and I just purchased a 3rd set today. I found out about these on your website and then I went to my favorite store "Archivers" and found out more about the product there and I purchased my first set that day and I have been hooked since them.

Elsa L said...

As a child I never had the chance to celebrate Christmas due to religious upbringings. The first year I was married to my husband we went out a tree farm and cut down my very first tree. It was so exciting. I also got to purchase all the tree decorations. That was my first memory of Christmas and one of my favorites.

Margie H said...

My favorite childhood memory of Christmas was going to our friends' home for Christmas dinner and all these people laughing and sharing stories...it was my first time I had ever seen a real Christmas tree. The smell in the house was so yummy...and the presents weren't so bad either! LOL!!

BJ said...

Love the new set!
My best memory is getting a child ironing board and iron. I wanted to Iron just like my mother. I did get it!
BJ

Isabel Z said...

My favorite childhood memory of Christmas was the year that we flew to Spain to celebrate with my mother's family. Growing up in the States with no extended family meant that Christmas was just the four of us--my dad, mom, and sister. The holidays were the times that I wished the most for cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc. That one Christmas I got my wish. I still remember the night we spent at my mom's small village watching the Three Wise Men arrive at the plaza on real live camels. I was awestruck.

Stephanie said...

I love Christmas time!! To me every Christmas is a favorite memory.

Saelayne said...

My favourite Christmas memory was sitting and watching cars go by our house just waiting for my sister and her family to pull into the driveway. She lived a long distance away. We would only see her 2 times a year. One of those times was to come and spend the holidays with us. When they arrived was when Christmas officially began.

klasickewpie said...

My favorite memory is after having "caught on" to us kids one Christmas sneaking peeks at our gifts, the following year my parents labeled each childs gifts with another childs name. I had snuck a peek at one of my presents and was getting a GI Joe as a boyfriend for my Barbie. On Christmas morning we were told before we opened any gifts to turn the tags over and pass the gift to the name on the reverse side. After turning the tag over, GI Joe it turns out was for my brother. I do recall borrowing Joe to take Barbie out on a few dates to make Ken jealous.

Thank you for the chance at the candy and can't wait to see the designers works.

Susan G said...

My favorite memory is of decorating the tree. I got to add the icicles--now that dates me for sure! Love this new set. I like to make religious themed cards and this will certainly be nice for that.

Rachel said...

Love all the new stamp sets! My favorite Christmas memory is when I was 6 yrs old, and my single mom didn't have money for gifts, but I got one present and it was all I wanted: Silly Sand! I don't remember what silly sand even was, but I remember how much I really wanted it, and it was the only thing I got but it was a great Christmas!

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful cards! My favorite childhood memory is the Christmas tree with all the pretty decorations, lights, and angel hair.

Wendy said...

Love the stamps. My favorite holiday memory is being TOTALLY suprised bo a beautiful hand made ( even each shingle ) doll house my step dad made me. It was amazing and shocking they pulled if off without me finding out.

Sandy said...

My favorite childhood memory is when my sister and I shared my bedroom one Christmas Eve and we could not go to sleep and we talked and talked and ate chocolate candy...that might be why we could not go to sleep. She is six years younger than me. I told her I heard Santa's bells...I think she believed it.

Nelda Deakins said...

My favorite childhood Christmas memory is waking up early on Christmas morning, and the first thing I saw was my Daddy's US Navy uniform stretched over an old straight back wooden chair,with hat hanging on the chair post, as close to the Christmas tree as he could get it, and facing my little bed - this was during World War II and he managed an off-base pass & hitch-hicked ride home at the last minute, from Peru IN to TN. I was about 4 yrs of age and had cried myself to sleep the night before as Momma read the letter received that day saying he would not be home for Christmas - our first without him! Only in a child's world and with the help of our Heavenly Father could one experience one night of such terrible sadness, and in a few hours the happiest day of one's life!
nelda mc765 at charter dot net

CraftinGranny said...

My fondest childhood memories are of waking up Christmas morning and seeing the tree (of course, it was brought and decorated by Santa) and all the presents under the tree. Christmas was always at Grandmas house with all my aunts, uncles, and cousins coming from afar so we always spent the night before Christmas there. All of the adults must have stayed up all night sneaking in that tree, cooking, and wrapping packages. Those memories will be cherished forever and never forgotten.

cgargus said...

My favorite memory of Christmas as a child would have to be the traditions, waiting at Grandma's for the relatives who live the farthest to arrive, looking out the window, just waiting. Grandma and Mom in the kitchen, the guys in the living room watching tv and waiting, the presents under the tree, everyone together. Thanks for the chance to win! Beautiful set!

Shirley said...

My favorite memory is that of my father having to have his coffee on Christmas morning before any gifts could be opened....it seemed to take forever.......I'm sure he did not have much sleep assemblying toys for our girls

Shirley
sbgoudreau@yahoo.com

Amanda R said...

My favorite Christmas memory is of my grandparents getting up early to come and watch the grandkids open gifts. My parents now do it with my sister and her family. Afterwards we all had Christmas cookies for breakfast and just enjoyed being together.

KanataNewf said...

Loving the new sets.

And without a doubt - visiting my maternal grandparents at Christmas. The old fashioned iron beds piled high with hand-made quilts - my grandmother cooking on her old wood-fueled stove and rocking in my grandfather's rocking chair.

Katarina said...

The first snowfall of the Christmas season. I can remember standing outside at night as a small child, the first fat snowflakes just starting to fall, the incredible quiet, sparkling lights, fresh cold air. It was positively spiritual.

Paula said...

I don't know if I have a specific Christmas memory that is my favorite. I just remember spending every Christmas eve at my grandparents. We would eat my favorite meal and there would be tons of presents to open. I think one year my sister fell asleep in the pile of wrapping paper and we couldn't find her.

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 on SCS said...

Fab new stamps - my fingers are itchy wanting to ink them up!!

My fav childhood memory is walking down to the pine plantation at the bottom of our family farm with my Dad, and he & I would look for the perfect pine branch that we could cut off to use for a Christmas tree in the Lounge Room. I remember the feel of the sticky sap on my hands and the beautiful smell that would soon fill the house. Even now when I smell pine, I relive those memories.
Thanks for the opportunity of winning this Blog Candy :-)

Barb (GrandmaUpNorth) said...

My favorite memory was coming home from my grandmother's on Christmas Eve. It started to snow, and as we drove, we saw Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus riding in the car next to us! I was very young, and I can still remember the magic of the moment!

Pat S. said...

My favorite Christmas memory is from my childhood...the year that we thought it was a great idea to set up the Christmas tree on our screened-in front porch. It looked gorgeous as you drove up to our house. But...we had a white Christmas that year. And it was frigid on Christmas morning. We (my brother & sister & I) had to scurry out and bring in one gift at a time. We about froze our toes off, trying to see what Santa had brought :)

Linda said...

These new Christmas stamps are so awesome. My favorite childhood memory is when I got my Tiny Tears doll and I remember my older brother wanted to feed her and I was so amazed he was so gentle and sweet about my new doll.

Pattyb said...

My favorite childhood memory is of Christmas at my Aunt and Uncle's house in Kentucky. Our whole family was together and it was so special! I absolutely love this stamp set! It will be perfect for the cards that I make this year and for years to come!

Blessings
Pat

Amber (bambi64) said...

ooo love this set! Thanks for a chance to win. My favorite memory is probably of me and my siblings always sneaking into the cookies/candies mom would put up. Hard to stay out of the buckeyes or snowballs!

Mary Sue said...

Great new set!! One of my favorite childhood memories would be spending Christmas Day at my grandmothers house with all of my cousins.

PatBowman said...

My favorite childhood Christmas memory is going out on our farm with my siblings and my father to cut down the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve.

Anonymous said...

my favorite childhood memory was coming home from midnight services and getting to pick out just one gift to open. this particular Christmas, I open a gift tagged from Santa. It was a new hat..made with fake fur..I wore it to bed, and had sweet dreams. I was about 5 at the time, but I still have that hat...MaryAnn

isoscia said...

My favorite Christmas memory is the Christmas when I was 6 or 7 years old and I got a new bicycle. I didn't know how to ride it on Christmas morning but by Christmas afternoon, I was "flying" down the street in front of our house. Also, I remember the wonderful smell of the Cedar tree we would decorate each year. Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful Christmas set. Iris Soscia

Anonymous said...

My favorite childhood memory is opeing one present on Christmas Eve and it was always a new pair of pajamas to wear that night. It is a tradition at our house!

Anita Holden
aholden@va.metrocast.net

sweetchipsMS said...

What a great birthday present this would be (today is mine, hee, hee). My favorite childhood memory is Christmas Eve in Florida. I was worried that there wasn't any snow so my dad told me Santa had a helicopter! I was five. My mother always made Christmas the most magical time with elaborate packages and decorations, and I've tried to do that for my daughter too.

FibreJunky said...

I think my favourite Christmas memory was the year we surprised my children with a visit from my mother, who flew up for 2 days. My youngest daughter was 11 days old. I can still hear my oldest daughter, who was 4 at the time, spotting a doll under the tree and squealing "Madeleine, my Madeleine!"

Jackie Smith said...

Love the new Christmas Stamps!!!!
My favorite Christmas memory is opening 1 present on Christmas Eve and my mother making Christmas Lifesaver for breakfast every year a tradition that I carry on for my family.

tlc3plus said...

I was in third grade and I woke early to sneak down stairs to see 5 bicycles ...one for each of us. We never had much so this was great!

I love JustRite stamps.

Tamara said...

My favourite childhood memory is driving around the neighbourhood with my family to look at all of the lights and Christmas displays. There was always one special house (of a retired drama teacher) that had a whole scene covering his whole front yard. It was something you waited all year to see.

Grace said...

Oh I love this new set!!!

My favorite Christmas memory... wow there are so many! As a small child one year I decided I wanted so many presents that the pile would go all the way to the ceiling~ yes, I guess I was a greedy child. Anyway, we lived all year with very little but my parents sure did work to make Christmas special for us. Dad made me doll houses, baby doll furniture, etc and Christmas was just so magical because of that. So this one year, when I got up, there was one pile that went all the way to the ceiling... with my name on it! Now mind you... things like the dollar bill my Grampa gave me were wrapped in boxes inside of boxes, inside of boxes to be a HUGE box... and a dress was in a box the size of a TV... but the overwhelming fun of the presents will always make me smile!

Anonymous said...

Love these stamps.I read your newsletter all the time and have been wanting some.But we have no stores near to buy them from.My favorite christmas memory is when I got my skateboard and could join my friends riding down the hill by our house

Carrie said...

My favorite childhood memory was going over to my grandma's house were we'd wait for Santa to come visit and spending time with all of our family and of course it included a big wonderful meal that my grandma would cook. Thank you for this chance to win!

dclouser said...

This is an amazing set and Sharon's cards are incredibly gorgeous!
My favorite childhood Christmas memory is getting up early in the morning and finding the bulging stockings hanging on the mantel with a crackling fire in the fireplace!

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous new stamps! My favorite Christmas memory is the year I got my "Baby Dear" doll and a box of clothes for her that had been my baby clothes. It made her seem real.

scrapbookqueensassymouth said...

Love the new stamps, and I would love to get a set.
My favorite childhood memory is having finger foods served on Christmas Eve. It was great getting all excited for Santa nd going to bed with a full tummy!!

Corrine Ann said...

My favorite Christmas memory is the excitement I felt as I waited for my Grandpa to arrive from out of town and spend Christmas with our family. He was very special to me! Of course there was the early preparations of making cookies and wrapping presents and putting them under the tree.

Selma said...

My favorite childhood memory was when I got a mama/papa doll. You turned her one way and she said mama, and turn her the other way and she said papa. I cherished her.

Corrine Ann said...

I just posted my comment and it came up a wrong time...it is August 12, 11:17 A>M. NOT P.M....

Jeanette47 said...

I was raised by my grandmother and she tried to make every Christmas special for me. One I remember is when my aunt and uncle came from Hawaii for the holidays. They brought me the same doll that my grandmother gave me. So I had twin dolls.

tucker's mom said...

My favorite memory ... really I am not sure there is just one.. but going to my grandparents house each year to wait for Santa to come. It was such fun to see all the cousins...
love these stamps...

chawk8 said...

Love these stamps! Can't wait to see the rest of them.
To me Christmas always brings up memories of oranges and walnuts that were in our stockings. My parents had a bakery so the smell of cookies and fruitcakes was nothing really special. I helped glaze and wrap all the fruitcakes (over 100) and put a Christmas sticker and bow on top of each one. Aahhh....oranges and walnuts...that's Christmas! LOL

Randi said...

My favorite memory is whenever my children,grandchildren,husband and I can be together. We are spread across the world at times so when we get together it is truly magical.

Jane R said...

I have a mid-December birthday and that was always the day we would set up our Christmas tree. My mom and dad always made it so much fun and I looked forward to it every year. Now, my husband still insists that my birthday is our "tree day". It sometimes makes for a busy day, but always fun!

Margret said...

My memories of christmas always remind me how much family means to me. I did not have many, but as I because an adult, I was able to have more. I am so thankful that me and my cousin had a very large christmas with the entire family before Dad passed away. It would be so nice to make christmas card to get me started for the christmas season.

JPScraps said...

My favorite memory is when Santa brought a whole kitchen set for my 4 sisters and me. One sister got the fridge, one the stove....

Jacilynn said...

Super cute stamps! Love the projects!
My favorite memory as a child was sneeking under the Christmas tree and shaking the presents. I know its naughty but I loved it. Also, I loved all the smells and foods of Christmas.

Marge said...

My favorite memory is receiving a doll after being told I was too old for another one. I didn't really expect it, as my parents never had a lot to spend on 4 kids @ Christmas. Santa hid my doll up inside the tree, but I managed to find it anyway!!! Love this JR set & could make some fabulous Christmas cards with it this year!!!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

My favorite childhood Christmas memory is having all the extended family together and getting a present that was chosen just for me. We had drawn names at a summer reunion, and them at Christmas time we all got together with tons of food and family and one special present! What fun. Would love to do it again! This is a gorgeous set and I'd love to win it!

Deb said...

My favorite Christmas memory, is sneaking out on Christmas Eve with my sister to see if Santa had come and if he had waking up my parents to see if we could open presents.

d'Dragon said...

One of my favorite Christmas memories is going to my great-aunt's house on Christmas Eve for dinner. After dinner & dessert we'd sing Christmas carols & exchange some gifts.

mrager8996 said...

My favorite childhood memory of Christmas was always opening a small gift on Christmas eve. Our parents knew we enjoyed opening one gift in anticipation of the rush on Christmas. I think we may have enjoyed that one small gift as much as the haul we got on Christmas Day!

Peyton said...

My favorite memory is getting up early Christmas morning as a little girl and opening presents in my pjs. Then getting dressed up and going to a HUGE family gathering at my Great Aunt's house. We had yummy food and wonderful fellowship!

Donna said...

My favorite childhood memory is the year my grandparents set up a play house in their basement for my brother and myself. It had a kitchen, nursery for my dolls and store with all the trimmings. It was a wonderful Christmas.

Burns Family said...

I don't have a favorite Christmas memory - they are all my favorite. Each Christmas was uniquely different and special! I hold them all dear. I love all your stamps! Can't wait for each new one to come out!
Jean

Jody said...

I absolutely love this set! My favorrite Christmas memory is opening presents at home with my Mom, then going to my Grandparents and having more fun with my cousins!

Debra said...

wow! I just found your blog and I love your stamps.

Kyle E. said...

My favorite childhood memory of Christmas is helping my mother bake Christmas cookies and breads, some of which we gave as gifts to neighbors and friends! She died when I was a teenager, but I still think of her when I am doing my own Christmas baking!

Jillisgram said...

My mom put my brother's name on "boy's ice skates" for me --- and my name on "girl's ice skates" for him from Santa. I opened my present first and was I disappointed! Much later he opened up his, we switched and all was okay! But for a long time on Christmas morning I was worried I was going to have to wear black ice skates... yuck!

Cindy H. said...

Ooooh these samples are just gorgeous!!! Probably not my most favorite, but certainly my most memorable, was when our young puppy got loose on Christmas morning and tore all the Christmas presents open. Not sure who was to blame but my mom was mad! She said there would be no Christmas and she sent us off to Mass. When we got back, the presents were re-wrapped and she had a smile on her face - all was forgiven:) It was Christmas afterall!

lpford1400@aol.com said...

2005. My husband and I were able to have all 5 children and their spouses for Christmas. This was only the 2nd time they had all been together, first and our wedding in 1999, and hasn't happened since. We went to church, and then to brunch at a fabulous resturant, with great food and a cozy fireplace. Family, Food and Fellowship ~ it was great! Luanne Ford

Patsy said...

Sometimes awful things make great memories. As a kid, I used to always get a stomach bug right around Christmas. I remember one year in particular that my father was so proud of the biology set that he had got me for Christmas, he had me open it first. When I opened it the first thing I saw was the frog and crawfish in formaldihide. I yelled thanks and headed for the bathroom barfing all the way.....needless to say, it put guite a damper on the rest of the present openings by the family!!! But it remains one of my favorite memories!

Sally said...

It is the year that my brother go his yellow ten speed. I think I woke up while my parents were putting it together and he kept me from going downstairs and ruining the Santa secret, but I just thought we were having fun on the stairs listening to Santa at work.

readinglinda said...

What an elegant card the gold and black one is. Love it. My favorite memory would be gathering at my Aunt Jean's home on Christmas Day and having fun with my cousins. God bless.
rdeline@mnsi.net

Net said...

My favorite Christmas was when I was five years of age, I had just had my tonsils out(not fun) but for Christmas I got life size ragg Ann and Andy I have a picture that someday I will scrap I still have them almost fourty years later.

Passions4Scrapin said...

I would Love to get a stamp set as these new Christmas ones are BEAUTIFUL.

my favorite childhood memory was when we all got up at the same time and saw what Santa brought us and started playing until Mom and Dad woke up then it was time to open presents and it was a Fantastic year. I will always Believe

Lantanalane2 said...

My favorite childhood memory is the year I got my own record player which also had a cassette player...I thought I was just something!

I love the nature stamp! I such a big fan of birds and this stamp fits the bill.

stampinsilvia said...

ohhh lovin this new set!!! My fav Christmas memory is in Portugal when I got up in the middle of the night and went into the room with the tree and found these yummy chocolate covored marshmallow treat under the tree and started eating...then went back o bed...I think I was about 5, but still remember it like it was yesterday...those bombocas were yummy! I need to find some now!!! LOL

Thanks for the chance to win!

Gwen P. said...

Hi,
I just love this set it is sooo nice. My favorite memory is when my younger brother and I would sneak down to the Christmas tree arrange all of the gifts in piles according to each person's name and then we would have to mix them all up again so that our parent's wouldn't know that we had been down stairs early before everyone else...what fun!!! Christmas is about alll kinds of secrets!! :-)

chickadee3357 said...

I remember waking up in the early morning around 3ish and going out to the Christmas tree. I just loved the peaceful feeling and the glow of the lights. It just seemed so magical.

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