This was so much fun for me! I love to give gifts – heartfelt and personal ones, which is one reason why I am in the business in the first place isn't it.
We had our annual Christmas Breakfast this morning with everyone bringing a gift and food. And oh so much food!!
Sofie was so excited, she set up a little reception desk at the front door and my self-appointed secretary dished out all the numbers for the gift exchange.
It makes me laugh how kids have such creativity within themselves. Who would have thought to use two stools to make herself a perfect little desk and then to use her jazz costume hat to draw out the numbers. I love it.
The year's gift was definately a team effort between myself, my daughters, my student Pascale, Chrissie Patterson, and Janine Pearce. But it was great fun chatting around the table as we worked.
We made lanyards for the Stampin Up Scissors using various beads, but most prominantly beads made out of the Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers:
The idea is to wear these during classes and workshops. Maybe I'm the only one, but I've cut myself more than once reaching into my pocket for my scissors . . . And I have certainly lost more than a pair or two . .
Didn't those DSP beads turn out Gorgeous?!
It was a truly lovely morning, as it is every year. Everyone leaves and I am on such a high. Christmas is such a wonderful time of year.
I did take quite a few photos of the tree (My girls and I hung all the lanyards on the Christmas tree for the presentation) and the ladies, but all the photos turned out black. (I've had terrible luck with cameras this last year) . I do have this one that turned out okay:
And I do have this video that Madeleine was taking, unbeknownst to most of the ladies (and Dave, our token male). I wasn't going to publish this because I desperately needed to pull my pants UP, but since I have no pictures, this is what I can offer. And I don't really love that Madeleine filmed me from the Jolly Green Giant perspective, but it is what it is. Just ignore ME. LOL