Merry Christmas!

Friday 25 December 2020

Merry Christmas to you and your family! 

Whilst this is one, if not, my most favourite days of the year, it does also mark the end of my Christmas papercrafting - well, for at least 8 months. 

I am kinda sad that I've run out of time to share the Christmas card I created for my husband. It's a combination of all of my silver and white themed Christmas cards that I've created this year. I only finished it on Tuesday night and he absolutely loved it. I'm going to share it on my Instagram account today so do come and check it out here

Christmas is all about friends and family. That time of year where we all connect with each other. This year will be very strange for most of us but the most important thing is that we all stay safe and healthy so we can spend many more Christmases together.

The cards I am sharing today I created for both of my wonderful Grandmas. I'm so glad I got the cards in the post last week (before they stopped UK post to Europe due to the new fast spreading Covid strain here in the UK). 

One of my Grandmothers lives in Utrecht in Holland and the other lives in Nottingham. Both have been in hospital this year and have had a really rough time so I wanted to design a card especially for both of them.

My Dad lives in Trinidad and the post takes such a long time to reach him - it can be longer than a month! Unfortunately this year I haven't sent him a card but I know he'll be cool with that. 

He last stayed with us and flew home a week before the UK went into lockdown in March, who knows when we'll see each other in person again - it will only be when it is absolutely safe for him to travel.

My mum and brother usually stay with us every Christmas. It's easier for them to come to our house as we have two cats who are absolutely not going into the cattery at Christmas. We've got two spare rooms so no one is on a camp bed or sleeping on the sofa so it just makes sense.

I love to host Christmas, spoil everyone and cook some lovely meals. Every room in the house is decorated with different themes. There may be no children in our family but I attempt to create a magical time for everyone - we are all children at heart.

But we are on our own this year, I haven't seen my Mum for a year and my brother since March. They live in Brackley, Northamptonshire which is two hours away from us in Bridgwater, Somerset. We've sent each other parcels with presents and I've spent some time coming up with some new ideas to keep us connected over the festive period. 

Try and stay positive. Change can be good. A year apart will make us all appreciate what we have even more then we already do. We can adapt and with the power of tech, we can be together ❤

I'm sure you will all have similar stories this year. If there is anyone you know that will be on their own this year or are going through a particularly difficult time, don't forget to reach out and contact them.


  1. Lovely cards! Who makes that deer die please?

    1. Hi Denise, it's from Stampin' Up! but the dies retired last Christmas. They are called NORTH POLE WONDER DIES and coordinate with the WISHES & WONDER stamp set - you never know, you might find one on eBay?

  2. You can get a deer punch probably at a craft store like hobby lobby, Michael's or joanns. I have one that I bought at a craft store. I also bought a fox punch. Hope this helps!