Saturday, December 24, 2011

Countdown to Christmas ~ Day 25

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday & enjoying their time with family & friends. Today is our last day of freebies & since I've been rambling about holiday memories all month, I figured I'd show off a holiday picture of myself as well! Here's me & my twin brother at our first Christmas, I'm the one in pink LOL.

Weren't we adorable? Ah memories. OK, not really I can't remember a thing about the first meeting with Santa but I remember the Christmas when I got lost [as in I was playing hide-and-seek with my brother & wandered away from Mom] at the mall. When security found me wandering around, I saw Santa again, got a candy cane & coloring book with crayons to play with while my parents were paged over & over. Boy, were Mom & Dad happy/mad when they finally found me, happily coloring & eating my candy. I may have gotten put on a leash at the mall after that little stunt. Yes, I was a troublemaker!

And speaking of troublemakers, here's the last of our Countdown to Christmas freebies brought to you by Kat of The Scrappy Kat!

So very cute, here's what Kat has to share with us.

"I thought I would share a couple "vintage" Christmas cards with you. The one is our family Christmas card from 1975, my first Christmas. The other card is from 1979 and shows my brother and me in our footy pajamas. I believe that is Astro from The Jetsons on my pajamas, I can remember being a big fan of The Jetsons and The Flintstones. Is it just me or did your feet get all sweaty in those footy pajamas too? Who thought polyester and vinyl covering the feet was a good idea?!?

One thing that always made Christmas Day unique for my family, is my little brother being born on Christmas Day. This meant that I celebrated my 3rd Christmas morning with my grandparents, while my parents were at the hospital. It didn't matter much to me though, as I got a pair of cowboy boots and a Big Bird toy that talked when you pulled the I hardly noticed that the folks were MIA. ;) Anyway, each Christmas since my brother was born, we have had a day long celebration. We open up our presents from Santa in the morning, have a big Christmas lunch, then in the evening we have a nice supper and birthday party for my brother. My parents were always careful to make sure my brother's birthday was a separate celebration and that it didn't get just blended in with the rest of the Christmas celebration and activities. However, I just have to tell you, that we always had some cheapo relative that would just get him one small "combo" gift and say it was for both his birthday and Christmas present. I always felt sorry for him when that happened. Those is ruining my Christmas spirit right now just thinking about that. lol To get back on track...we've celebrated Christmas Day the same for 33 years and will do it this year for a 34th time. It is my favorite day of the whole year!

Hope you all enjoy my little present for you today, Merry Christmas and Happy Scrapping!!!"

Another family with a Christmas baby! My mother-in-law was born on Christmas, it's always hard when that happens but it sounds like Kat's family had the right idea about keeping things separate, that's what our family does as well. Here's your last freebie, click on the preview to head to the store & have a wonderful day!


6grand said...

thanks for this adorable kit...your link is attached to some stacked papers though and not this kit...I'll try again later. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Robin/ alarmrx2/ RMR said...

I want to thank everyone for contributing to this. I also cant get to the Day 25, & I really hope in all the confusion I can remember to check back for this kit.

marsie55 said...

Merry Christmas everyone!! Unfortunately, this link leads to nowhere :) Will try again later .. thanks anyway!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful kit! I'll try back later for the download link.

Merry Christmas to all!

Monkey Toes Too said...

Thank you!

Stephanie said...

Sorry about the non-working link everyone, things got busy with the holiday! Kat has activated the freebie & will be leaving it free until the 1st so enjoy!