As some of you know, neither of my parents are alive and we have lots of family and friends around who are always asking about the kids. I find your parents are the anchor to the rest of your family and without them it is easy to drift away. I like making photo cards as it gives an opportunity for all those who we rarely see a chance to connect with us. (In person they are beautiful, my dodgy night photos don’t quite do them justice.)
Photo cards aren’t very big in the UK and as such I ended up trying out Pinhole Press. It’s an American company. In the States they seem to have much better choice of quality paper items and often ship in the same time a UK company would and at very competitive prices and I love the results of what we made. ( I have to tell you i tried at least 4 times to get a kids ‘christmassy’ shot but having 3 it is HARD – Hence the mash up but i kind of like it anyway!) I’d love to know if anyone has found a good UK designer/printer for things like these.
There’s something about a new year that I love. I love the feeling of a new start, the possibilities. I love packing away the decorations and taking everything down. It makes the house seem so much bigger and allows time for that big clean. We packed up this weekend and the kids enjoyed picking everything off the tree, as Lola had done herself practically the whole of December. One section at the bottom of our tree was almost constantly completely bare. We kept finding the decorations in the toilet, playroom, fridge…you name it. It is nice to move on and say goodbye to things for another year knowing the anticipation and happiness they will bring in only 11 months time.
I’m sensing 2013 is going to BIG and I’m just tweaking my lists. I encourage everyone to make a list of things they want to do, see, eat, achieve over the next year as it gives you such a great drive of inspiration to kick January off with. I can tell you we’ve already ticked a few things off!
I’ll be back this week to show you some of the things on my list. It’s a fresh new start and I can hardly wait!
See ya 2012…Hey there 2013…I’m coming to get you! xx