Saturday, December 12, 2009
Day 12 - half way done
Can you believe we are just half the way through until christmas eve? But that also means we are half the way through this fun called advent calendar... But don´t worry, there´s plenty of time left - for us to show you more holiday project and for you to win one of the amazing surprise packages Summer made for you. Just add your name to Mr. Linky to be in with a chance of winning.
Well, in our advent calendar we want to share some typical christmas traditions with you. I am from Germany and we really have a lot of those traditions - but no one for the 12th of december. So I was thinking about what to show you instead. Hmmm, after a lot of thinking I came up with this display. I have to give credit to Tanja/Stempelmagie for this one. I just changed the size and the shape of the sides to make it fit the stuff I wanted to fill in here. The template is posted in the sidebar of her blog.
And of course there´s also a story behind this one: We were invited to a friend´s wedding in summer. They did a game there and there was one persone picked for every month to do something special with the couple. Well, I was picked to do the christmas cookies with them. I have been very lucky - others had to clean their windows or mow the grass! It´s really time to start now and so I made this display to invite them to a fun afternoon full of baking.
The image I used is another one from the Christmas Collection II. It´s called "Baking With Nana" and is bringing back so many memories to me. My mom and I went totally nuts when it came to baking christmas cookies. Can you believe we made 32 different kinds of cookies in just one year?! And when I was little and didn´t want to sleep my mom took me to the kitchen late in the evening to - you guessed it - make even more cookies.
I added a tag. On its backside I printed the invitation text, date, time etc. On the rolled paper I printed some cookie recipes I plan to make and used some ribbon to connect some homemade gingerbread hearts to them. To fill the display I added some cookie cutters and silver and golden sugar pearls for cookie decoration.
Have you done all your cookies yet? If not you really should hurry to the kitchen and start right away. Maybe there are some friends you can invite - it will double the fun!
Have a wonderful saturday!