Snow for Christmas

Dec 21, 2011

I LOVE snow and hope we get some this win­ter… so far all we’ve had is rain… which we need ter­ri­bly BUT snow sure would be awe­some. We have a chance for flur­ries Fri­day and Sat­ur­day but most like­ly it will be short lived and turn to rain. We will see and you can bet I will be watch­ing the fore­cast like a lit­tle kid.

I have a true love for any­thing with snowflakes so when Maya Road came out with their adorable “Let It Snow” stamp set, I was thrilled. And their Blue 1″ Ink Pad is a gor­geous win­ter blue ink, so keep this in mind for any of your win­ter projects. If you would like to recre­ate this card cut a piece of white card­stock to 8″ x 11″ then fold it in half. You will end up with a card mea­sur­ing 4″ x 5.25″. Next, using a paper trim­mer cut 4 strips of white card­stock mea­sur­ing 1 & 1/8″ x 4″. Place a clear snowflake stamp from the “Let It Snow” stamp set onto an acrylic block and ink it using the Maya Road Blue ink. Then ran­dom­ly stamp snowflakes all along the strips as shown in the pho­tos. Attach each stamped card­stock strip to the card using foam squares. Tie a white seam bind­ing bow around 5 Maya Road Vin­tage Paper Posies, accent the cen­ters of the posies using Dia­mond Stick­les, let dry and then attach the bow and flower clus­ter to the card using Fab­ri Tac.

And today we have one of my dad’s favorite San­ta sto­ries from the past.

A young lady about 10 or12 years old came up to vis­it San­ta and he asked her what she want­ed for Christ­mas? She replied in a very soft and slow voice, “I just want it to snow for Christ­mas.” Well San­ta had to answer with an “I’m sor­ry, San­ta can’t do that, that’s Gods work.” San­ta sat for a sec­ond with a short pause and told the lit­tle girl, “But I’ll tell you what, you and I can pray for snow. Okay?” Okay, she said and away she went.

This sweet vis­it encounter hap­pened about three weeks before Christ­mas. The sto­ry was told all over the east coast through San­ta’s fam­i­ly and friends. They too knew the chances of get­ting snow for Christ­mas in Beau­mont, Texas were pret­ty slim to none. Well… this lit­tle girls prayers were answered because on Christ­mas eve, it SNOWED in Beau­mont ‚Texas. And snow it did because that Christ­mas South­east Texas received the biggest snow storm in 100 years.

This lit­tle girls vis­it was back in 2008 and in the years since San­ta has hoped she would come to vis­it again so he could tell her how much JOY her sto­ry has brought to so many peo­ple. Each year, he keeps hop­ing she’ll come see him so they can talk about it but so far it has­n’t hap­pened and he keeps hop­ing.

Here is San­ta and Mrs. Claus play­ing in the snow with my niece Made­lyn. 

Warmest Hugs!


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