Don’t you just LOVE all the little joys that fill your days? You know, things you love to do, items in your home that make you smile because of fond memories they hold or things you just really enjoy!!
I’m sharing a few of mine today.
I so enjoy making my own cards. I make all different kinds, and had the JOY of getting together with a lovely friend on Saturday and making Christmas cards. We made cards from about 9:30 a.m. til 3:30!! I haven’t done anything like this in so long, and it was sheer delight!
I can’t show most of them because I don’t want the recipients to see them before they arrive in their mailbox, but here is one I made for my older brother, Randy. He loves to hunt just like my Randy, and lives in St. Louis, so I thought a snowy scene would be cool. (no pun intended! HA!) :o)
I smiled from ear to ear ya’ll when I pulled this adorable gingerbread house Maddy made out of the box!! It’s the one she won 1st place at the county fair with, and can’t you just see why??!! We found the little gumdrop tree at JoAnn last year, and the little Santa in the car is a vintage ornament that Randy (my brother) gave us a long time ago.
I keep this set up low on a little serving cart so the kids who come here can enjoy it, and they love it, too!!
Maddy did such a great job with the detail!
And I bought this poorly painted silly little bit of whimsy years ago at Big Lots for $6! It has been an endless source of delight for my kids and all the little people who visit!
You wind it up on the bottom and the little penguins skate and slide all around to the tune of We Wish You A Merry Christmas! It is so much fun to see their little faces light up!
It is all usually part of a snowy scene, but I left off the snow this year.
And this is one of two birdies that make me smile!
I think I got them in Mt. Dora last year. Definitely faves of mine!
Well sweeties, I hope you take the time to truly savor the sweetness and JOY of this Christmas season, and that you share your JOY with everyone you see!
May God make His face to SHINE upon you!