Welcome back to our Sugar Kissed Christmas! We really appreciate the positive response we got from everyone yesterday. It is so sweet of you to let us know that you are excited about our ideas.
I was very happy that so many of you liked my button card. We are giving you the image to create your own, plus a new one! We printed them up on printer cardstock paper.Choose the buttons that you want for each card. I chose pink for the one above and red buttons for the one below. I posititioned them on the card and punched a needle through the holes so I could see where they go. I then threaded my needle and went through the button holes to fasten them down and then tied the thread on the back.
Lindsey added the glitter! You can use a hole punch in the top if you want to hang it. I think these would be pretty hung on the tree or as hang tags or even a banner.
We want to recommend this beautiful book to inspire you. It's called Christmas Memories: Gifts, Activities, Fads, and Fancies, 1920s-1960s. It is filled with lots of inspiring stories and pictures!
I have been enjoying reading this book very much. The author shares information and stories from old letters, diaries and magazines from the 1920's to the 1960's. It is full of beautiful pictures and will entertain you for hours! I especially enjoyed reading how in the 1920's, Christmas trees were not desired in a pyramid shape but a very spherical shape. The bigger around the middle the better! For most people getting that desired shape often meant they had to buy a tree that was much taller than room would allow. The bottom branches would be cut as far as possible and then the top would be lopped off where it met the ceiling or the top branches were bent back.
Lindsey and I are excited to offer the first giveaway of our Sugar Kissed Christmas. Included in the giveaway is a pair of my knitted houseshoes in, what else? Pink and red! Also, one of the button cards and a tag from Lindsey!
All you need to do is leave a comment between now and Saturday night at midnight CST.
We'll see you tomorrow for a tutorial from Lindsey for her Christmas journal pictured in the photo above!
Twyla and Lindsey