Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Busy In Santa's Shop

Christmas is fast approaching, and I've been busy in Santa's shop. First I made these frosty fellows to share with some friends I am going to lunch with today.
Next I got started on this book for my son, Alex. I don't know if you remember last year my family's tradition of the three gifts. You can read about it here if you want. Well, this is his gift from the heart from me. I am feeling it with memories of all the wonderful things he has done that made me happy, proud, etc. I am also asking teachers, scout leaders and others to do the same. I'm hoping this gift will be a strength to him as he faces the challenges of college and the major decisions that come with this time in ones life.
I am also making one for his brother Josh, who is fast approaching this exciting and challenging time.
What fun things are you creating in your Santa's workshop?
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13 comments:

  1. A wonderful tradition Em, and great book covers and content! 8-)

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  2. Love the tradition of the three gifts, and the book is such a sweet idea. I am trying to think of something comparable to do for my soon to be 4 year old.

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  3. You have been busy in the workshop. I know that all of the gifts will be appreciated. The memory book is such a great idea.

    Me? I'm still trying to get projects done for Christmas as well. I just need more time!!!!

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  4. OOOOOooooo...you are being a VERY
    good Santa's helper....those memory
    books are a wonderful idea!!!

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  5. Cute snowman. Very cute scarves they're wearing.

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  6. i love the books you are making for your sons. such a wonderful idea!

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  7. Love the little snow friends...

    The journals are a great idea! Will there be room for their own thoughts as well... I used to tuck notes in the kids' lunchboxes... or sometimes on their pillow before bed... I've also participated in something like this for friends who were terminally ill... family asked for something that you wanted to say to them but perhaps never quite got it said (or even if you did to write it down anyway)as an ecouragement to the loved one before death - and as a wonderful memory for those left behind...

    Happy Christmas
    Shari

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  8. Those journals look like wonderful gifts. We give the grandchildren cash. We find that the only thing teens like more than cash is shopping. The rest of us draw names and the person that I got will be getting something crafty.

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  9. Cute, cute snowmen! I love the journals and the way you're filling them. I'm making a journal cover for my college age granddaughter but leaving it empty for her to fill with college experiences. :) blessings, marlene

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  10. What a wonderful tradition... Love the books you are giving your sons. They will mean so much to them. Love the snowmen too...xx

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  11. Gosh but this is a beautiful sentiment. I hope you had a nice, enjoyable lunch! I have a feeling you did. :)

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  12. your workshop is much more productive than mine!!!

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