I don't know about you, but these last two weeks have flown by! I have been a headless chicken, making christmas gifts, shopping, baking, working, and trying to keep up with my December Daily. Which is going so so, if I might add. More on that later... I made some of my new favorite ornaments out of this recipe for air-dry clay, and had a BLAST. So easy, and I love how they turned out! And then last Wednesday, when I was feeling kind of blah, I decided I needed some twinkle lights to cheer me up. And some scrap paper garlands. And maybe some glittery snowflakes, too. So that's what I did. Correction - that's ALL I did that day. Yeah...
I must say, I have been known to turn on my Home for the Holidays station on Pandora in July if I need a little pick-me-up. You say it's weird, I say it's genius. And of all the great songs, I find that -oddly- my favorite Christmas songs are the slightly sad ones. I love Silent Night, I'll Be Home for Christmas, Carol of the Bells. My all time fave is Judy Garland's version of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas :
And since Jill was the closest to my feeling of that quiet and peaceful center you get from Silent Night, I have to name her the winner of all the awesome Graphic 45 Christmas Goodies!
Jill K. - Napa has left a new comment on your post " Well, I may be a week late posting this freebie,...":
I love Silent Night. Especially when they turn out the lights in the church and you are in the candle light. They often stop the organ and everyone sings without the musical accompaniment. I have loved that since I was a little kid.
Posted by Jill K. - Napa to Life, Paper, Scissors at December 4, 2012 9:18 PM
Congrats, Jill! I'll send your package out to you asap!
Thanks for playing along, everyone - I really appreciate all of your comments and support!
And also, thanks for all of your favorite songs! I listened to all of them, and I have to say it is so so so perfect to get you kicked back into gear! This last few days have been a little tough - I just keep thinking about all of those families who have presents under their Christmas trees for children that are no longer with them. I mean, what do you do with that? I just ache thinking about this holiday for them, not to mention the months and years to come for them, trying to regain some semblance of a normal life.
I know that given the chance, we would all like to do something to let the families in Newtown know that we are thinking of them, sending them hugs, praying for them, and wanting to help in some small way. So when I found this amazing opportunity at Damask Love, I just knew I needed to repost it! We all know how healing and cathartic creating works of art can be, no matter what genre you are working in. For these children who have so much to process right now, this could be just what they need to help work through all of the feelings they are having. What an amazing and thoughtful way to show support!
So, if you feel so inclined, take a trip over to Damask Love and see if this might be something you'd like to help out with! Send supplies or cards or both!