I don't know about you but writing Santa a letter here is pretty an every day occurrence during the Christmas season... because Rainee wants to add something to her list... that's the main reason we do the Santa's List now.... But this year... there were two very special 'letter memories' I just had to get down on paper.
The first one... While waiting to take her Santa pictures... she was able to write Santa a letter... she asked me how to spell words... and for someone still learning to write... she did a great job!!! (It says: I been good. love you. Rainee - and her picture of Santa) Anyway, when she was done she was able to put it in his mail box.... It was so cute watching her open the mail box peek inside and put her letter in.... I loved this day.... I loved this moment!
(Materials: Paper: Creative Imaginations, Bazzil, DCWV, Stickers: Creative Imaginations, Jenni Bowlin, Journaling Tag:Jillibean Soup, Brads: Misc.)
The other 'letter' day which was special... was the day she received a letter in the mail FROM SANTA... it was just the cutest thing ever!!! That particular day, she woke up and decided to wear her Halloween costume... if you remember she was the cutest Dalmatian doggie!!! As soon as she woke up... it was on and she wore it ALL DAY... everywhere we went and we had a lot of last minute Christmas things to do and places to go! When anyone saw her they would comment on what a cute doggies she was... then she's correct them and say... 'No, I'm a Christmas Puppy!!!'.. to which they thought was even cuter! Anyway... at the end of the day, we went to the mailbox and low and behold there was a letter from Santa for her. She was over the moon.... she pretended to faint... then she opened it and she had me read it over and over and over... it was one of her best days... she carried that letter around everywhere the next couple of days.... and each night before she went to bed she put it on the Christmas tree so she wouldn't lose it.... and of course showed it to everyone who came over. So on this layout I HAD TO put the letter on there somewhere.. I love the everyday happenings of life... and this moment was one of the very best memories of Christmas this year!
(Materials: Paper: DCWV, Creative Imaginations Stickers: Walmat, Making Memories, Misc, Buttons: Vintage, Journaling Tag: Creative Imaginations)
Every year Rainee & I do a Gingerbread house together... and I love seeing what she comes up with. But this year instead of just the two of us doing it we did it with Rainee's new friend from school. I love watching the two of them together... they are so cute... holding hands and skipping. So this day... we got together and made our Gingerbread houses. They had the best time putting them together. They both enjoyed the frosting and the candies... we were wondering if there would be any left for the house, because how can you not have some along with making your house.... lol! In the end the houses did have enough of everything and so did the girl... because they were bouncing off the walls. As for the houses... I think they turned out rather cute!
(Materials: Paper: Creating Keepsakes, DCWV, Colorbok, Stickers: Creative Imaginations, Making Memories, Paper Bliss, Snowflakes: Elle's Studio, Journaling Tag: Elle's Studio)
I don't know about you but I still have a few more Christmas layouts I need to do... so if they go in to February... don't be surprised! But I do have to say, I'm soooooooooooooo looking forward to all the fun Valentine things we'll be doing....