Monday, December 24, 2012

That's What Christmas Is All About, Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown Christmas.  I watch it every year.  Just love it.  Our Daily Bread Design has the clip on their blog.  You can watch it  here
Maybe I am out of touch because I have eliminated most mainstream media, radio, TV, etc. but I don't hear much or feel the pressure as in years past to eliminate Christ from Christmas.  Maybe the solution has been to add more winter holidays so Christmas is now just one of those. Years ago when Christmas was the only winter holiday, we as a family not only kept Christ as the center of Christmas, we ignored and actually did not include Santa.  But I did not insist that everyone else eliminate Santa.  If people want to have a secular holiday season or celebrate some of the newer winter holidays, then let them go for it.  Isn't that the beauty of our America - freedom of speech and freedom of religion?  So with that little rant out of the way, I want to wish each of  you a Very Merry Christmas and my hope is that each of you will consider looking into the origin of Christmas in the Bible in Luke 1:26 - 2:20.  the birth of Jesus is an amazing story.  The purpose of His birth - to come to earth to redeem mankind - is an amazing act of love.  No matter how you celebrate Christmas or whatever winter holiday you are celebrating, I hope it is filled with fun, love, family,  peace, and goodwill.
Now how about a card ? 

Vanilla, Silver, Artichoke cardstock, silver cording, and lots of gems.  Love this big stamp by Stampendous, for it says it all.

Sentimental Sundays - focus on sentiment
Pile It On - embellishments
Stamp and Create - sparkly Christmas
Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says - Merry Christmas
Craft 4 Eternity - anything


  1. Hi Marsha: I am always so blessed by your sweet cards and participation in our challenges. God certainly blessed us with some of the sweetest followers and friends, and I thank Him for YOU! Have a blessed Christmas and a wonderful 2013. I am so thankful to know you, and look forward to seeing more of your sweet art in the coming new year.
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. You gemstones add just the right amount of sparkle with the simplisty of the names for our LORD.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.


  3. Stunning card! I really love it.

    Blessings to you and a Merry Christmas.


  4. Beautiful card, I used to have this stamp and used it when I taught childrens Sunday school ,unfortunately the stamp didnt survive! Your post has brought back lovely memories for me,think its time to buy another stamp for next year!Yous gems are lovely!

  5. Beautiful card with a bit of sparkle and words that say it all. love it.

  6. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week :)

  7. Fabulous card design. Yes, Jesus is the Reason for the season! Wishing you and yours many blessings in 2013. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge!

  8. wow... great card thanks for joining us at Pile it on - hope to see you this week for our new challenge black/White +one :) Kimberly