It's my Dads birthday today and he's a great 94 years young so I count myself a very lucky daughter to have him around and in such good shape too. He's still making all his knitted toys and scarves and as well as getting pleasure from his hobby he gives away what he makes to friends and family and also for fundraising so giving pleasure to others.
Anyway we were sitting this afternoon chatting about christmasses past and how things have changed. We never had long lists of things we wanted Santa to bring us - in fact if we went to visit him in his Grotto there would be no mention of expensive toys and we just promised to be good in the hope of waking up on christmas morning to the sight of brightly wrapped presents and the all important stocking containing apple, orange, nuts and chocolates etc. The kids of today would have such a shock and probably be quite disgusted if they were suddenly transported back in time and saw what was at the bottom of my bed each christmas, but I was so happy. I can remember so many of those christmas days as if it was only yesterday and the joy I felt the year I received a new doll with rooted hair and another year when I got a scooter and even when I was older (after Santa) and I had my first Timex wristwatch and a 'What Katy Did' book.
But onto my card which reminds me of my favourite christmas film 'Miracle on 34th Street' and no matter which version you watch sums up christmas and Santa and all the magic. The decoupage image is from the Joanna Sheen Giordano christmas collection and is a more 'original' style Father Christmas with his jolly face and the toys he is delivering. I kept to a CAS design and just added a peel-off sentiment.
I shall enter this in the following challenges
Country View challenge 'nostalgic christmas'
As You Like It challenge 'favourite film or song and why'
That's Crafty challenge 'all about face'
Crafty Cardmakers and More challenge 'christmas'
Sparkles Monthly challenge 'the big guy (Santa)' my 2nd entry
I know it's a busy time of the year so I appreciate you popping by to visit and all your lovely comments.