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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