Today (okay, technically yesterday), we took over all our gifts to my daughter's house (with a lot of help from our son-in-law). This way we won't have to worry about carting it all in on Christmas day. I am so proud of myself for getting everything done 2 days ahead of time. I shopped for 16 family members; made Santa fabric bags for 12 (hubbies shared with wifes); and made stocking decorations for all the bags yesterday. I hate to shop with a passion; but at Christmas time, I love shopping for the kids. Always have, always will. This year was extra special because I have my first great-grandchild -- who doesn't love to shop for babies!!! I did get a little carried away probably, but they are only babies once (except if you have a daughter named Tricia).
Anyway, I want to show you my Santa fabric bags that I made to go totally "green" this year -- that's right, NO wrapping paper!! And I can use them every year. Everything is Stampin' Up but the fabric (as you can see, I didn't have enough SU fabric to make these bags):
|It looks a little bare in front of my daughter's tree, but that is because she hasn't put any of her gifts under it yet.|
|I couldn't get all of the bags in one picture.|
|A little closer (if you want to see my Stocking Tags, right-click on the pictures and select "open in new tab" to enlarge). The picture hanging on the wall was done by my grand-daughter, Holly, when she was in 9th grade (she is a Senior now).|
|Last two Santa Bags. I can't remember what kind of fabric I purchased but it was like a soft blanket.|
|Close-up of one of the Stocking tags (gift card is behind the stocking).|
Until Next Time,
"For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord."
-- Luke 2:11