Hi everyone! It is here, it is here, the Christmas Eve is here! Do I sound way too cheerful and slightly uncomposed? You bet! I love Christmas Eve, and any evening proceeding a big holiday for that matter. It is full of hope, anticipations and lots of forgiveness. We let the kids stay up beyond their normal bed time, we eat to our hearts content, and have a chocolate chip cookie while you are at it! Guilt is something we wrap up with the left over wrapping paper and shovel to the deepest end of the Christmas tree. It won’t be “discovered” until after New Year’s as we put away all the holiday stuff along with the glee.
One of my holiday ritual is making greeting cards. It started the Christmas after our first one was born, all of a sudden, we felt obligated to update friends and relatives about how we do as a family. Most recipients probably don’t find our lives as interesting, but certainly they like to look at cute faces. We also do love to receive holiday cards, witness our friends’ children grown year after year.
In the past few years, I had gotten lazy and relied on online printing services. Was going down the same route this year but a casual stop at Paper Source changed my mind completely. That place, let me tell you, is like a newborn — woos you with all the cuteness, get you hooked, then take all your money and energy! I had made four separate trips and spent hundreds to get the materials, then too-many-to-count hours to assemble them into finished cards. “Why did I do this to myself?!” I grumbled. “It is who you are.” replied he-who-knows-me-better. Next year, I would do the same thing again. 😀
I wore this outfit during my third trip to the paper store. The cloud-print blouse bounced as I hurried in and out, while the dot prints on my trousers shimmered like the Christmas ornaments. It made running a holiday chore much more tolerable.
Here are a picture of supplies I used this time and the finished product. Fun, no?
Thank you so much for reading! Would love to hear about your holiday ritual. Wish you all the peace and joy in this magical night!
:: Outfit ::
Printed Cotton Blouse :: Kenzo (limited size on sale here)
Printed Foulard Trousers: J Crew ( only size 4 left here);
Denim Jacket :: True Religion (similar here)
Booties:: Ralph Lauren (old);
Accessories :: Chanel bag & sunglasses;
no-name crystal necklace;