To me Christmas has always meant Family. Family traditions, family dinners and family time.
Now that I am a mom, it's even more family.
Not only I look forward Christmas Eve when we go at my mom's and have a lovely dinner with my sister and her family but I also love to prepare the atmosphere for my daughter.
I decorate the house, we decorate the Christmas tree together, there's always a small Advent Calendar to help us counting down to Christmas, a Nativity to remember the reason for Christmas celebrations.
I wait in bed on Christmas Day for my daughter who wakes up, look in the living room and says: "Santa has come!". Maybe this year will be the last one she believes in Santa but to me it'll always be something to treasure: the magic of Christmas! The lights, the warmth, the time spent together, the astonishment of children in front of these little things, the poetry of Christmas.
To celebrate Family, I made this card:
I actually bought this S.W.A.L.K. stamp to reach a minimum order value in an online shop but once I had it in my hands I had to make something with it and a family Christmas card was perfect.
I used a patterned paper I've recently found at Ikea in a lovely card kit on sale! Felt and paper snowflakes to celebrate winter and ice-skating and a heart charm to celebrate family and love.
And... I remember when I was a young girl I wanted to learn ice skating and sometimes my parents brought me to a rink so I could try: maybe my dad was not too happy to drive a long way on chilly Sunday mornings but he wanted to make me happy...
Treasured family moments I'll always bring with me.
I'm enetering this card into:
ABC Christmas Challenge: W is for Winter Sports
Crafters Comapnion Challenge # 18: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let it Snow
Fab'n'Funky Challenge # 99: Baby, It's Cold Outside
Moving Along with the Times Challenge # 125: Let It Snow