Sunday, December 23, 2018
Glory to God in the Highest
I have a secret - I DO NOT like December, at least December 1st through December 23rd. Don't get me wrong - I adore Christmas. And I survive the first part of the month by listening to Christmas music constantly! Then December 24th rolls around and everything changes. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are the best days of the year. I love the overflowing church and the peace of singing Silent Night with lit candles and then ending with the organ thundering out Joy to the World. I love the family gathered for a meal with the Christmas tree lights twinkling (although this year my guys are going to ruin Christmas Eve by watching the Denver Broncos play football). I love being the first one up Christmas morning and relaxing with the tree lights, soft music, and a great cup of coffee. I love playing family games all day and laughing until my sides hurt. And I love the true meaning....
I fell in love with this cutting plate by Taylored Expressions the moment that I saw it. It's a fabulous mix of traditional poinsettias but done in a unique and somewhat contemporary way. (My design teammate Gayatri even took it tropical!!) I kept the colors traditional and paired it with the Glory to God sentiment from the stamp set Rejoice. There's a quick poinsettia bouquet at the bottom (FYI - I used the cutting plate to create the dots in the center of the poinsettia and the bitty gold flowers. The poinsettia die comes with a center but I liked the little dots to mirror the poinsettias in the cutting plate.)
I made this card a few weeks ago and delivered it to a very special friend who was being overwhelmed by December and I wanted to remind her of Christmas.
Glory to God!