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Saturday, December 1, 2012

December Calendar Girls

Welcome to our December Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. Papercrafts Presents 365 Cards magazine which is our inspiration for these monthly hops which thus became the Calendar Girls. The magazine has Creative Ideas for every day of the year: occasions, holidays, and celebrations including 42 unique holidays!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. The December unique holidays are:

The hop starts with Lucy, http://love2createitall.com. You won't want to miss a single calendar event not to mention the weddings, graduations, birthdays -- ok, you get the idea!!!! 

The line-up for December includes:

December Holidays
National Tie Month: Lucy
Spiritual Literacy Month:
1 Earmuff Day: Jearise
5 Bathtub Party Day:
6 St. Nicholas Day: Lynne
7 National Letter Writing Day:  Anita
8 Hanukkah: Lynne
12 Gingerbread House Day: Edwina
14 Monkey Day: Miriam
16 National Chocolate Covered Anything Day: Janet
18 Bake Cookies Day: Lucy
21 Winter Begins: Miriam
21 Humbug Day: Janet
21 Crossword Puzzle Day: Lynne
25 Christmas: Kimberly
26 Boxing Day (Canada):
28 Pledge of Allegiance Day: Kimberly
29 Tick Tock Day: Jearise
 30 Bacon Day: Jearise
31 New Year's Eve: Jearise

Stop by and check out these holidays as I am sure you are going to want to remember these holidays and include them in your card making projects!!!!!

For my special holidays, I chose St. Nicholas Day which is on December 6th. This is one holiday which when my daughter was small, we celebrated by putting her shoes outside her bedroom door with treats for the reindeer and if she was good, she found small little treats in her shoe in the morning. This year, the tradition continues as she will have Lily put her little shoes outside her bedroom door. Why, the bedroom door you may ask?? Well, when Jen was very little, about Lily’s age, her and I had lived in an apartment complex let’s just say, I didn’t want her shoes outside. 

In many places St. Nicholas is the main gift giver. His feast daySt. Nicholas Day, is December 6, which falls early in theAdvent season. Some places he arrives in the middle of November and moves about the countryside, visiting schools and homes to find out if children have been good. Other places he comes in the night and finds carrots and hay for his horse or donkey along with children's wish lists. Small treats are left in shoes or stockings so the children will know he has come.

Where St. Nicholas is prominent, his day, not Christmas, is the primary gift giving day. Parties may be held on the eve, December 5th, and shoes or stockings left for St. Nicholas to fill during the night. Children will find treats of small gifts, fruit or nuts, and special Nicholas candies and cookies. St. Nicholas gifts are meant to be shared, not hoarded for oneself.

  • card was cut 4.25 x 11 and then scored in half using my Martha Stewart Score Board
  • white background was cut at 3.75 x 5 inches and then inked around the edges with burgendy
  • tennis shoe was cut at 2.75 inches using Cricut Rock Princess Cartridge page 52
  • card was stamped with sentiment and gingerbread man and lollipop which were then colored with my Prisma colored pencils
  • I will put the story of St. Nicholas Day on the inside and send to Lily
The second holiday, I chose is Hanukkah which this year is held on December 8th. I have a very good friend that is Jewish. I have gone over his home and celebrated with him and his family on numerous Jewish holidays. I wanted to make a special card for him and his family as a thank you for being my friend no matter what the circumstances.

  • card is a pre-cut card for DCWV Winter Collection
  • Hanukkah Collage is a Create with TLC file
  • blue ribbon was added in the bottom corner
  • card was colored with my gel pens and chalked around the edges and through the music to soften the look
My third holiday is Crossword Puzzle Day. When doing some research on this holiday, I discovered that December 21st was the day that the first crossword puzzle was published in a newspaper. Do you know which newspaper???? Hmmmm, let’s see who reads my little trivia and the first one with the correct answer will get some little treats ……

  • card was cut 6 x 12 inches and then scored in half using my Martha Stewart Score Board
  • background paper is a stack of books which found on clearance for $.10 and was cut 5.75 x 5.75 inches
  • crossword puzzle is a jpg. which I found on a google search
  • pencil is from a Creative Kuts File, School Collection 2  

Stop by and check out these holidays as I am sure you are going to want to remember these holidays and include them in your card making projects!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on January 12, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

God Bless and thank you for stopping by
Hugs, Love, and Friendship


  1. Lynne, I love your cards! they are all wonderful. My favorite is the Hanukkah card. It is gorgeous. Your friend will love it. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  2. Was it the New York Times?
    Love the hop so far...

  3. I love all your projects. I would have never thought of what you did for crossword puzzle day. You pulled it off again dear friend and love all your projects. Hugs.

  4. Lynne, love your projects. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  5. It was New York World! Love all the shine, beautiful cards. So glad to be a part of this monthly hop. You are awesome for creating it!


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