Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Home for the Holidays.....

That's the prompt this week over at Jingle Belles choosen by Rose , so your Christmas card has to have something to do with home whether past or present. I choose my childhood home at Christmas,there was me,my sister and brother , we may not have had lots of money but Mom and Dad always made sure their children never went without.Every Christmas they would fill our stockings with things we wanted,hence the three stockings on the card and we always had the old tradition of an orange and some nuts !!! We would all pile onto their bed Christmas morning full of excitement, opening all our presents from the stocking then go downstairs and they'd be even more presents under the tree, we we're very lucky children.


I used some Cosmo Cricket papers and the Peace,Love and Joy stamp is from Stampin'Up.

Thanks for stopping by.

xxxxDebxxxx

19 comments:

Lisa said...

snap! I used CC papers too! This is so sweet and all the more sweet after reading your explanation! Sounds like the perfect childhood christmas memory.

Lea said...

Love all the detail you put in each stocking, the little lace, the sparkles, the little pearl! And such great patterns! Another fabulous card Deb!!!

Ira said...

I love your Christmas memories Deb, they're so precious, especially when looking back. Money couldn't buy these, that's for sure! Your stocking card is stunning, you used wonderful papers and I just love the sparkles!

Ros said...

This is delightful ... and remembering the oranges and nuts that were stuffed into the stocking too ... we kids always preferred Boxing day ... we got to see our Dad then ...

Jeanne said...

oh I love the stockings!! Great card! TFS!

Gina said...

Love the stockings Deb. We always had oranges and nuts in ours too. If we were lucky we also got a shiny newly minted coin as well. I continued the tradition with my son until he left home.
Gina x

Terrie B x said...

Hi Deb..I love your cute card...
What a lovely story..those were the best times!!!Thanks for sharing:) x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is such a sweet post, it makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside, wonderful card for this week theme at Jingle Belles!
Glad you got "floribunda". have FUN!

Jess said...

Beautiful card, with a great story!

june lanum said...

Deb these are adorable

Patricia said...

I love your card and the story to go along with it. Those stockings are adorable!

Lynnda Hosni said...

What a lovely story Deb...and this is Fabulous!!...too cute...love the stockings!!!...hugs..xoxo

lauren bergold said...

oh my gosh--that sounds a lot like *MY* childhood, as well! we WERE lucky ♥LUCKY♥ girls, indeed! someone else who will be very lucky is the person who receives this gorgeous card in december!!! ♥

SmilynStef said...

We always had the orange too ... but our other tradition was a glass bottle of coca-cola (looking back, probably because it filled-up a lot of the stocking), but they were our favorite treats ... love your wonderful memories & your great holiday card ... thanks for joining our jingle belles fun.

Theresa said...

love the colors on this card. great memories. =)

Linda R. said...

Those are the cutiest stockings.. Those sound like wonderful christmas memories..

Hugs, Linda

Rosemary said...

Aw, c'mon now, I just was reading Beverly's post and feeling misty and now I come over and see your lovely card and read your backstory to the memory and I'm having a happy tear roll down my cheek. You have captured a wonderful memory in this card!

Rose said...

what sweet memories :)
those vintage stockings are BEAUTIFUL with that AWESOME lace :)

Stella said...

I love the card but I love the story that goes eith this card just as much. Such a lovely tribute to your parents. Love it. Beautiful Deb! ( Gorgeous papers!!)
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