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Username Post: Glorious Holiday Tag Swap! CLOSED        (Topic#1667539)
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Welcome Everyone to the 2017 Glorious Holiday Tag Swap!!

We will make new friends and Celebrate the Holidays in style by creating a special gift.
PLEASE READ ALL DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY.

Here's how it works:

1.Let me know you're IN and USA or International.

2. Create a beautiful holiday or winter tag: 6 x 4 or LARGER.
Use a lot of embellishments to build texture and dimension.
Ideas for tags can include: Vintage Christmas, Traditional Christmas (red, green and gold), Whimsical Christmas, Winter(blues, whites and silvers). There are so MANY choices. You will decide on your theme AFTER receiving your PARTNER. I know some of you enjoy getting an early start. PLEASE wait.

3. Partners will be issued November 25th. Contact your partner by PM; say hello in the thread as well.

4. Mail your tag by December 15th, no later PLEASE.
5. Include a small gift with your tag.
6. Use a padded envelope; cost will be around $3.50-$5.00.
7.AFTER your partner has received her tag, please POST HERE for all to enjoy.

8. Join in the discussion here on the thread. We'd love to hear about your holiday joy and plans.

9. Contact me with any questions. I am here for you, and I want this to be a wonderful experience for you.

Happy Holidays!!

https://youtu.be/KHsgTBXWF7c

https://youtu.be/h7WUBF2kNIs



https://youtu.be/6Xg1GTpjHro

Partners:

Donna/Mary

Donna/Rebecca

Laura/Terry (Terry's Scrapbook)

Carri/Cool Cathe

Amie/Suzanne(sroseberry)

Karin/Paula

Darlene(star77)/Crissy

Robin/Jess E

Elizabeth/Pam (FritillaryB)

Kathy/Marci

Yvonne/Kelly (KVRLVN).

Caroline/CJ

Please try and contact your partner within 48 hours. Mail your tag by 12/15 please.

Enjoy!!

Angels for Mary(Tag Swap) By Bonprof

Merry Christmas Rebecca (tag swap) By Bonprof

" Glorious Holiday Tag Swap ~ 2017 ~ hosted by Donna A (bonprof) By Abbygirl
Glorious Christmas Tag Swap By Nunya
"Winter" tag for Terry By LauralsAttic

Glorious Holiday Tag Swap (for Pam) By Eapipkin

Winter Tag Swap! By Euroalien
Sugared Christmas Tag (for Cathy) By Caletts

Glorious Holiday Tag swap: tag for Elizabeth By FritillaryB
Christmas Tag for Caroline (bishsticks)!! By MrsCDJ

Holiday Tag Swap ( For Jess ) By RobandTim2
Holiday Tag Swap 2017 By Luv46kdz
Tag By Star77

Snowman Christmas Tag By KVRLVN

White Christmas By Bishsticks

Victorian boot for December tag swap, for Robin By Jess E
Christmas/Winter Tag for Kathy By MarciLB
Christmas Tag for Paula By Mosbarger






Edited by bonprof on 12-21-17 06:32 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Well I guess I will be the first to sign up! When I saw Winter I was hooked! You know how I LOVE LOVE LOVE a snowy Christmas! Traditional colors don't really inspire me so THANK YOU for adding the other options! Been crazy here! So much to do! Today I came out of the woods for a break from the cold and here you were! So looking forward to the tag swap! Already have my Winter & Christmas out!!!!!!!


 
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Welcome Laura!
Yes, I love the winter theme too!!


 
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  • trek on 11-12-17 10:35 AM
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Hi, Donna count me in. Love all the Christmas and winter!


 
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Hi Donna, Please add me to the list. This sounds like fun.
Pam


 
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Welcome Pam!!
So glad you are here!!


 
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Welcome Katerina!!
Awesome to see you!


 
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Me too Donna!


 
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Yay Carri!!!


 
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  • Nunya on 11-12-17 12:32 PM
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Count me in!


 
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Welcome Rebecca!!


 
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I'm her SB thanks for the invite! I love Christmas! So happy to do this. Have everything ready to go. Even bought some special embellies just for this tag on the weekend.
I'm international sorry everyone!


 
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  • Nunya on 11-12-17 02:32 PM
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I'm USA.


 
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Welcome Kanga!!


 
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I think I can squeeze a tag in before the holidays. I'm in.


 
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Me too


 
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I'd like to participate in this swap. I'm USA. I adore vintage style, but I swap out Christmas yearly, so I'm open to any color scheme!


 
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Welcome Amie!!
So happy you are here.
When you get your partner, you and she can decide on your theme, colors.


 
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Welcome Caroline and Jess!!!!!


 
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OH! OH! Pick Me! Pick Me!!

(And I'm ok with International!)


I just got done reorganizing and cleaning the spare bedroom. When I brought things home from my grandmas everything just wound up being piled in there. Well DS1 is coming home on the 21st for Thanksgiving...he would have had to sleep on his brothers floor if I hadn't spent the last 6 hours finding the bed again!


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Welcome CJ!!!
You are so funny!!


 
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I'd like to play too!
Thank you for inviting me Donna!


 
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Welcome Terry!! Yippee!!


 
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Hi girls! Thanks for the note Donna as I am only quickly looking since I am still away visiting mom in a Florida!
Anyway, I am in! Will mail anywhere!


 
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Welcome Marci!!
Hope you are enjoying your visit.
My Kerry is in Melbourne.
Are you near there??


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We are about 2 hours south! Enjoying visit but mom needs much more now..


 
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Bless her heart, Marci! Saw the Facebook photos. Very sweet. She is so pretty.


 
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Yay thanks for the shout Donna! I'm in and am fine with international


 
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Yay Paula!!! xoxoxo


 
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Hi Everyone!

Thanks Donna for the notice. I'm in. But, drat I'm already half way finished with my tag knowing this was coming up. But, that's OK. If it doesn't work I can always do another one.

Kelly


 
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Kelly! Welcome!!
No worries!!
It will be fine.


 
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If anyone is interested, I just added 3 links to Christmas tag tutorials. For your inspiration! Enjoy.


 
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Me too please..... USA, IL
I can ship anywhere....


 
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I'm in!! Great to see so many of our friends here! USA please!!


 
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Hello Donna, I am in, love the Holiday season. In USA


 
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  • Nunya on 11-13-17 02:42 PM
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I'm getting a little nervy Donna. All of these woman that have signed up are so talented. So maybe you need to tell where I can find the tutorials?


 
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Welcome everyone!!

Im in the ER. Ripped something in my leg.

YouTube tutorials at the bottom of very first post.


 
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Hello Donna,
Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry to hear that !
Ive been praying for you. Will continue praying for speedy healing !
Thank you so much , for the kind words Donna.
I'm going to dive in with all of my beautiful scrappy friends:)
Rebecca, don't worry, please, just have fun:)
Hugs to All of you !


 
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Opps forgot USA please


 
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I am in to USA please


 
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  • Nunya on 11-13-17 03:53 PM
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Donna,
Oh no. I am praying for you also. Please let us know what they say. TY for telling me where to find the tutorials.

Robin I hope to have fun! I just can't think about how talented everyone is right?

Rebecca


 
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No problem Donna. It just gives me the excuse to do another one.

Sorry to hear that you are at the ER. Hope everything is OK.

Rebecca, I was so nervous when I did my first swap. It was really fun and now this is my 3rd. I agree just have fun.

Kelly



 
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Hugs Donna


 
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Welcome dear friends!!

Home from ER. I have a ruptured bakers cyst. Thats the area behind your knee.
Oh my goodness, it is painful!!
Thank you for the hugs and prayers!!

So happy to see everyone!! Bless you all!


 
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  • Nunya on 11-14-17 01:55 AM
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Ouch that sounds painful! I hate it Donna.


 
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Donna Oh nooo!!
What do they say to do about it ??


 
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Donna sorry this happened to you, wish you a fast recovery - hugs my friend!

Rebecca don't be nervous we all have different styles and how we do things, start practicing from the tutorials and you will be fine....

Good to see so many signing up!

Have a good Tuesday!


 
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Donna, praying for a complete restoration of your health!

Nice seeing so many participants! I haven't done a,swap in a long time. Over to check out tutorials!

Have a great day!


 
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Thank you everyone.
I appreciate all your prayers and hugs.

I am wearing a special brace and using crutches.
Will see primary doctor today, and then orthopedic doctor.
Terry, rest is the immediate solution, but this happens because my knee is compromised.

Anyway!!
On with the swap!!
Love you all so much.


 
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So Donna are you off work until you heal? Be careful my friend!
Robin how are you doing with your injury? Hopefully getting better?
I was so sick during the last tag swap, I don't know how I got through it! Hoping for a better time this go around! Hello to everyone!


 
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Laura,
Off work this week and then next week is Thanksgiving break. That helps a lot.


 
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Swap Boss, you really need to take it easy & I am so sorry that this happened. Glad you have Thanksgiving break too. Hopefully 2 weeks will help.

I see you have so many ladies signed up for the swap. As much as I want to join I am going to have to pass this time. I have sooooooooooooo many Christmas cards to make plus taking a week off to go see my mom & sisters. This is such a busy time of the year!!

I look forward to seeing all the gorgeous tags & yes I am stocked up on the smelling salts! There will be lots of oooh's & aaaah's & swooning going on!

Have a great day all you sweet lovelies!


 
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We will miss you Marylou! But I totally understand!
Don't do too much and enjoy all the activities!!


 
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Well guys you are all headed for the cold weather and the flu season. Having just come out of it here in Australia can I advise you all to stock up on the vitamin c and lots of rest. It has been the most horrendous flu in years and we have had lots of deaths because of it. When you get it lingers for weeks. Here at school most who got it are only now - 6-8 weeks later starting to come good. Be healthy people. And our winters get nowhere near as cold as yours. My coldest temp this year was for about 3hours and it was 28 degrees. Tis the season for you to rug up and keep warm while I will be stripping down and sunbaking and surfing at the beach.


 
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  • Nunya on 11-14-17 03:04 PM
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Kanga I'm wintering in Australia with you! I'm taking the next flight out.

Kelly and Yvonne I'm looking at tutorials. Donna is helping and Robin offered her help. I'm just going to go with it just as soon as I get my PL peep. I'm easy but I'm not cheap. lol.


 
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Donna, hope you feel better soon. At least you have some time off to rest.

Rebecca, I'll be happy to help also. Just let me know. It also helped me to use the gallery search feature and review posted tags to get ideas.

Kelly


 
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  • Nunya on 11-14-17 03:22 PM
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Thank you so much!


 
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  • Nunya on 11-14-17 03:22 PM
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Kelly,

TY so much!

Rebecca


 
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love to do one
usa get better donna


 
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SB! So sorry you were in such a painful state! Praying you begin to heal fast!!

I would love to join, as well!!!! Yippee!!!! Soooooo excited!!!!!!!

I see RA just dropped in to disappoint?? So typical of her! LOL!!

Can't wait to get started!!!!


 
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Kathy, thanks for the tips on being aware of the nasty flu season that may be creeping in on us. Yuck!


 
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Welcome Karin!!
Thank you everyone for your sweet wishes and hugs!!!


 
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Welcome Darlene!!


 
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Well I see Bfly (Karin) is back to her snarky...ahem...attitude! You go girl!!!! Just good to have you back!

Kathy, I already had the nasty cough & feeling bad for over three weeks & that was about three weeks to much! Yes, take Vitamin C ladies!!!


 
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Bfly and RA, Wow, what a great reunion
Happy Days are hear again

Rebbeca, you are so precious!

Kanga, thank you for the healthful tips.
Enjoy the Australian beach, how wonderful!

Donna, ( SB ) I'm so glad you have some relief!

Laura, I'm having pt 2 times a week. It's a very slow healing process I still won't be driving for awhile I'm in my boot cast, I have a follow up with my Dr. On Nov. 30th .
Thank you, for asking.

Have a Great evening everyone!


 
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Oh dear Lord! You gals are back in action!!


 
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Sure sorry to hear about your leg, Donna. Hoping it heals soon and it is good you're off for a couple of weeks.

Robin, sending more hugs to you as well. I guess one good thing about it is you have more time to craft, right??

So, here Miss Marylou tells me about the tag swap and she isn't participating?!!! It's okay Marylou...I understand!! I have gobs of Christmas cards to make too. I have 13 done so far.

Thanks for the heads up Kathy. Boy, that's nasty!! Knock on wood, I've not had the flu in 25 years when I was pregnant with my first son. When I was single and living in CA I had it almost every year!! Must tell you something about the clean air up here in North Central Washington! LOL


 
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Hello! I am excited to join! Thank you! (USA)


 
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Welcome Suzanne!!!


 
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LOL Karin, you get on her....

Tried one yesterday, just for fun!!!!


 
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Oh Donna! So sorry about your knee! How long do the doctors think it will take to heal up? Are they going to have to do surgery or just drain fluid?? I hope you are lucky enough to be able to just rest your way to recovery!


 
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Cj, thank you.
I don't know how long.
Going back Monday to doctor.


 
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Robin,
Glad to get the update on your foot.
You have been dealing with this for awhile.
Bless your heart!!



 
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Ladies,
Would love to start a discussion on how you spend your holidays.
Do you celebrate at home or away?
Do you have a tree and how do you decorate it?

Thank you for sharing!!


 
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We celebrate at home, Southern California. It's really crazy here and even crazier during the holidays.

We have a real tree and we decorate it with old fashioned decorations and handmade ornaments from my daughters and grandson. Very cozy and sweet.


 
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We celebrate here at home also. Just the four of us. We have a small, artificial tree that I decorate with mostly ornaments I handmade a long time ago. Also have other sentimental ornaments. Our house is too small and kept too warm for a live tree.

After I married in 1982, I only got to spend one Christmas in all these 35 years of marriage with my mom and family in California in 1999. That was a difficult thing for me for many years but one I came to accept over time. Mom is gone now and my siblings just celebrate with their grown children. We used to celebrate with my husband's family but after his mom passed, no one has family gatherings anymore...another sad thing! Anyway, we enjoy our Christmas together here at home.


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My Christmas' vary. Up until I was 13 we always celebrated with my paternal grandmother, after she passed (March 1993) we just stayed at home and celebrated. A couple times my aunt (paternal), uncle, & cousins, or maternal grandparents came to our house.

After I was on my own...
When the boys were young it varied.
After (the divorce) and I moved to Michigan and DH (the current one!) & I made our blended family, we spent it with his family, mostly.
After we came back to California we spent it with my family, usually.

Now ... I haven't put up a tree in years. The kids are grown & the house just doesn't have the room. Someday we'll decorate for Christmas again. As for "togetherness," nobody wants to cook anymore so we all go out to eat. Well, I would, but I really, really hate my current kitchen! It has floor space, but hardly any counter space! (I can't wait to move from this house!!)

This year ... don't know yet!


 
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Ouch Donna Please feel better soon! When I blew my knee out several years ago right about this time it was sooo painful.

Oh my b'fly giving some pokes to RA

Thanksgiving is always in our home, 20 of us

Christmas Eve is at my bro in laws and we do a traditional Italian dinner of various fish, yum! The day is in our home and the house is all decked out
So much food! A pasta first dish with meatballs and sausages, then the main course. We switch off. Usually ham, then maybe roast pork or prime rib. One year we did beef wellington so delish! Then the desserts

I love being in my home for Christmas. So much better not going anywhere just chilling all together


 
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  • Nunya on 11-16-17 02:24 AM
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Thanksgiving and Christmas are always at my house. I decorate the tree with old and new ornaments. I put as much as I can on it. Anyone that sees the tree says it's the most beautiful tree they have ever seen. I'm thinking really? I still use tinsel per my husband request. That's what makes it pretty. I have garland on the mantel of the fireplace. One year I put up a second tree in the loft. Not again because I hate taking down the tree. This year my grandson will be 3 so it will be fun watching him.


 
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Wonderful to hear of your traditions everyone!
Hope your day is blessed!


 
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We don't tend to celebrate any holidays. I work every weekend no matter what day it falls on. My husband and I do not have children and we aren't close to any of our remaining relatives. There are no kids. Everyone is grown. I do send handmade Christmas cards, but we don't decorate or buy gifts.

We usually take a trip in either November/December. This year will be December to another B & B. Something low key and not all that expensive as my 50th Birthday is in April and we plan on going to Key Largo and the Keys. Vacationing in April is expensive due to Spring Break and Easter so we don't do it often. Usually wait until May or June.

For Thanksgiving we watch the Dallas Cowboys and hope they don't get beat. No big meals for us anymore. We have both been diagnosed with Diabetes and we are trying hard to lose weight. So far, we both have lost 40lbs, but we have another 50lbs to go. Uggh!

Kelly


 
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Thank you for sharing Kelly!
We are keeping it really simple too.


 
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Hello!

In Sweden we celebrate 3 days of Christmas and Christmas Eve is the BIG day for us so now in US I have Christmas with hubby and my son on the EVE.
Christmas Day we go to my in-laws with lunch gathering at noon with the extended family. That evening we have Christmas there with my hubby's family.
I do have outside lights on the house and some decorations inside. We do decorate a tree on the main floor and sometimes if we feel it we do put up a tree down stairs too. Dislike taking it all down....

Next year we are planning on a trip to Spain and celebrate with my parents and sister. My parents are snowbirds and are living in Spain from Oct-May every year.

Donna hope today is a better day!!!!


 
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Wow I love hearing about everyone's Christmas. When I was little we used to wake up at home unwrap the presents and then get in the car to drive 2 hours to my Aunts for the day and the next 2 weeks. She lived at the beach and it was our annual holiday. As we got older and I married my Christmas day was get up, unwrap presents, drive to my Mum's for breakfast, get in car drive 2 hours to my Aunt's and Grandmother for lunch, get in car and drive back to my Mum's for dinner.
After my 5th child I sai no more.
Now we have Christmas at home. We start with presents in the morning then I cook pancakes for breakfast. Then I cook a hot tradition Christmas - roast pork, turkey, chicken, baked vegetables and gravy. Sometimes we have it at the dining table sometimes out the back as a picnic! Weather determines this. The next day we go to the beach with my parents and have a big Boxing Day lunch with Christmas leftovers and a day in the sun, sand, waves and presents!
About the 15th of December my family all go together to the Christmas Tree farm and cut down our tree that we all decorate together. Every year we go to Sydney to do the Sydney lights tour and Christmas Eve we go to the city for the fire works.
I love everything Christmas and every year I find some sort of Christmas festival to attend - this year we are going to Santa Land with my mum and dad and I am very happy that my eldest 3 - 25. 20. and 19, still get as much out of these adventures as I do. It is the most wonderful time of the year! All I need is a white Christmas once in my life!


 
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Yvonne, thank you!
I don't feel well at at all.
May be having a reaction to the medication.


 
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I do hope you start feeling better, Donna! Bless your heart, extended prayers for you, hugs!

I love hearing everyone's Christmas moments !

We never miss a Christmas Eve candle light service. It's my absolute favorite event of Christmas. I love hearing the children's choir and the beautiful music that's sung by candle light!
We head home and munch on the homemade goodies.
A real tree has always graced our home, adorned with homemade ornaments. I have ornaments from different states and countries where we have been in ministry .
On Christmas Day, we all enjoy a huge turkey, Christmas ham, and all fabulous trimmings. It's no wonder I gain weight over the holidays.
By the way, if any of you gals have a secret to no holiday weight gain- please share
We enjoy the grandkidos and watch Christmas shows together .

Thank you, Donna, yes, it's been a long healing process for me. It's very difficult to manage without the private of driving
I feel like a kid wanting my car

Wishing everyone a blessed day!






 
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Robin,
You're right, there's nothing like a candlelight service!! Very moving; I always cry.

Thank you for your prayers.
I really appreciate them so much.
xoxoxo


 
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Of course I am picking on RA! She's just such an easy target, at times But, of course, I only pick on her because I adore her!! You do know she is as pure as a driven snowflake, right? Well, she is. Just pay attention!

Paula, I am coming to your house for the holidays! Your food always looks amazing!!

This year is going to be different for our holidays because they will be the first ones celebrated without my mom. Yuck. But, I am sure we will stay home. I do always make Italian food for Christmas Eve and ham for Christmas dinner. And I always sneak in a couple of hours for National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation!

Donna and Robin, I hope you are both on the mend and feeling much better!!!

Have a great evening, gals!! You, too, RA


 
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It is so wonderful to read all of your family traditions. Even though I am not participating in the swap (sorry Bfly & Elizabeth) I still have to stop by & see if Bfly is saying snarky things about me! Yes, I am as pure as a driven snowflake because Bfly said so!!

Robin & Donna, you two need to get well soon! This is so not acceptable!!!

Have a great evening sweet lovelies & you to Bfly


 
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((HUGS)) Donna! I hope you feel better soon. I hope you feel better way before Mon.

I love reading everyone's different holiday plans.
We have my oldest son living near by so we are lucky he and his family come by for the midday holiday meals. Then they usually go to my DIL's family for the evening meal. I get to fill them up first!...lol
I love to decorate the house inside and out. We stopped putting lights on the bushes outside because the lights need to be replaced every few years and the bushes kept getting bigger. We kept having to by more lights... So now it's just wreaths on the pouch windows and those candle lights inside at the windows...lol
I have collected vintage 1940's Christmas decorations. Big Rubbermaid bins and bins of them. I put on a CD of old Christmas radio shows and step back in time while I decorate my house. My husband and I never really grew up...lol


 
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My mom has been gone for almost 12 yrs now, and after she passed, Christmas just wasn't the same. My sister and I live near each other, and while our kids were little, and parents were alive, Christmas Eve was always at my mom's. Dinner and then opening gifts. Since then, Christmas has been at home with just the immediate family, as there wasn't any other family around. Currently, we'll put our big tree up. I always liked snowmen and a managerie of ornaments. I'm really being drawn to the aqua and mint greens now, esp that are in Hobby Lobby for the newer decor. I have a 10mo grandson now, so I'll be driving over an hour Christmas day to visit them. Hubby unfortunately has to wk that day. He works in corrections, and law enforcement and the medical field don't shut down. I've told my hubby, the only thing I want this year, is a TV for my craft room, so that I can watch YT craft videos or Hallmark movies on!


 
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I'm a Correctional Nurse so I understand about not shutting down. I work Christmas and New Years every year.


 
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Thank you Terry!

Kelly, my hat is off to you. Your line of work can be so challenging!!

Another day of staying down. Asking a friend to help take my swaps to the post office.



 
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Thanks Donna. I hope you feel better soon.

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TGIF! WISH YOU ALL A GREAT WEEKEND!!!! Get well soon Donna and Robin!!!


 
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Donna I hope you are at least able to craft. Something to help take your mind off the pain for awhile.


 
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Carri, in the afternoon I can craft for about 40 minutes, and then it's time to lay down.


 
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We used to decorate the house up for Christmas, but we haven't even had a tree up for the last several years. My grandfather moved in with us in 2014, at the age of 99. He could no longer care for himself. And there just wasn't enough room for a tree and his wheelchair. He passed in 2015 at age 101, a couple of weeks before Christmas, and we were all so exhausted from everything we didn't feel like doing anything. And that lasted through the next Christmas as well.

But this is our first Christmas in the new house and there's been talk of where to put a tree so we might decorate after all.

I guess the last Christmas we really celebrated was in July 2014. Yes, July, lol. My Australian family wanted to experience a cold Christmas, so they invited us out to meet the new baby cousins. My aunt had her tree up. We had a big Christmas dinner and exchanged gifts. We even did a "Boxing Day" breakfast the next day. So fun!


 
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Thank you Caroline for sharing.
I know the holidays churn up old memories and losses, too.
Much prayers and love.


 
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  • Nunya on 11-19-17 12:17 PM
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Hello Ladies,

I got my chipboard today, and I'm so excited! Whew hew! Is anyone else excited?

Let me tell you what I did today for the first time. My husband and I went to Barnes and Noble. I usually don't get a coffee but I did today. My grandson uses different names when he gets a drink and wants us to do the same. He was not with us today. So When they ask my name I said Priscilla. My husband looked at me and smiled. I love the name Priscilla. I may stick to that or change it up. I don't know. It was fun when he said Priscilla your coffee is ready!

Rebecca



 
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