Journaling Reads: Christmas is so different for us! Growing up in Nebraska and Iowa,Terry and I are used to a cold, snowy Christmas. Traditions included snowmen and snowball fights and we always got scarves, hats, or gloves in our stockings. We snuggled up by the fire and drank hot chocolate to keep warm. But now we live in San Diego and until we go home to visit the family, winter is not about bundling up in cozy sweaters and warm winter coats. Although we have gotten accustomed to sunny San Diego and think sixty degrees is cold, it is far from it! The closest thing to cold is a chilly ocean breeze. The air is full of moisture but it is not snow, it's ocean mist. The trees are of the palm variety rather than the pine. Snowmen must be made from sand rather than snow! I can't help but chuckle when I see a yard decorated with a plastic snowman. It's a different kind of Christmas but the spirit is still the same. Regardless of where we celebrate there are Santa hats and joyous children anxiously anticipating presents. And of course, at the sunny beach or in the cold snow, the reason for the season is always the same, celebrating the birth of the precious baby Jesus.
ellison santa hat, christmas mini brads by OTC, christmas tree and snowman by OTC, We are Memory Keepers Paper, DCWV paper pack, photo hinges by OTC, TLC popdots, Girls are Weird alphabet by Sizzix, cuttlebug