I told Jenna the other day that I was feeling very guilty because everyone else was feeling so very crafty! Jenna has been going at an insane pace making things. There are five projects PLUS the fudge. She is planning to make eight batches and one is a double batch! She is concerned this may not be enough! Sandy has come up with some gift ideas that are going to make people very happy and is making all of them. Jenna told me I just needed to get my craft on. Right now, I am just not in the craft mood. Then I thought about it. I have been being crafty in my own little way.
I spent HOURS making Shutterfly calendars for the family. I don’t remember what year I started doing them but it has become one of my traditions. I use photos from the same time the year before. It takes me a couple of days to go through them and find just the perfect ones. Then more hours on Shutterfly picking out just the right background to go with the pictures I have chosen. Then last year they added a photo desk calendars to their selection. I had always made wall calendars. The formats are different so while I use the same photos I have to pick all new backgrounds and layouts! It is Sandy’s favorite and she is worth it!
There is also a small white styrofoam Shutterfly box on the dining room table. That white box holds one of Grampy’s Christmas presents. Every year for Christmas, I order him a special coffee mug with a photo of him and Amara on it! He went without those cups a couple of years when they just weren’t in the budget but I have gone back and filled in the missing years. He never uses them for coffee. They just sit on the shelf in our home office where both of us can look at them whenever we need an Amara fix! He is going to love the one for this year!
I love Shutterfly! My favorite way to be crafty!Tags: Amara, Christmas, crafts, Shutterfly, traditions