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Bowing to the inevitable…


I’ve finally given in and accepted Christmas is coming and I am going to have to face up to it. So, a festive book. And I’ve ordered my Christmas tree and festive wreath for the front door online from Crocus, uploaded a photograph to be made into a personalized Christmas card from (also ordered stickers and mini cards as I love them – they are such a handy size for a little business card) These are mine – I uploaded some images, cropped them and chose the colour and text for the reverse and within a few days a little box full of adorable mini cards arrived.


I also went to a site called ‘Elf Yourself’ which was recommended by Peteej and turned my sons and me into elves – you can see the result by clicking on this link. I think it is hilarious.

So that is as far as I have got with Christmas preparations. I am off to Nice for a couple of days tomorrow – back on Friday. I have a 30th wedding anniversary party to go to on Saturday night and I haven’t even thought about what I am going to wear so I hope I find something chic in Nice. The perfect boot hunt might just be resolved too….

9 responses to “Bowing to the inevitable…

  1. pearl December 4, 2007 at 12:54 pm

    haha I love your Elfamorphosis :) I’m going to work on my own soon… but wait, with my eyes still down, this is going to be a darn shy elf ;)

    enjoy your days off….

  2. Diane December 4, 2007 at 1:02 pm

    Once you get dancing your elf will soon stop being shy!

    Thanks, I hope the weather is better in Nice… nice in Nice, in fact :)

  3. peteej December 4, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    Neat book, I like that the paper design is simple and cartoonish. A lot of Christmas stuff tends to be overwhelming and frilly.

    Thanks for the link, Diane. Love the elfamorphosis!

  4. Diane December 4, 2007 at 4:04 pm

    Hi Peteej – I agree, I don’t really do ‘overwhelming and frilly’ – even at Christmas. I thought this was fun enough for a token nod in Christmas’s direction :)

    No, thank you for finding the ‘Elf Yourself’ nonsense – I like it a lot – very silly!

  5. Diane December 4, 2007 at 7:33 pm

    Good! I think it was you who gave me the idea of doing some children’s books. I think this qualifies….

  6. laketrees December 5, 2007 at 5:21 am

    I adore the book Diane….such jolly colours and the santa faces …very cute…
    loved the elf pics …..what a scream !!!
    pretty cool dance moves hehehe
    beaut selection of mini cards too …
    ooh have a nice time in Nice….I’m sure you will….and good luck finding those boots :)

  7. wen December 5, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    Hi! Lovely book!! I also loved the “ElfYourself” site :)

    Pay me a visit when you have the chance if you wish :)

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