Bringing Home the Christmas Tree

Bringing  Home the Christmas Tree with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Crafty Secrets

Hello, Ribbon Lovers, and Happy Thanksgiving to you!  I hope you are all enjoying a warm and happy day with your friends and family!

For lots of folks, today marks the day that the Christmas tree takes its place of honor in the home.  When our kids were small, we used to visit a local Christmas tree farm the day after Thanksgiving and spend a few chilly but happy hours picking out just  the right tree.  Then it was home for hot chocolate and leftover Thanksgiving Pie.  YUM!

This sweet vintage image from Crafty Secrets reminded me of those happy days, and I worked it up into a rustic Christmas card to share with you here.

Sometimes a card calls for fancy ribbon…and sometimes it calls for the rustic elegance of burlap string.   For this simple bow treatment, I combined red burlap string, green burlap string and natural burlap string with gold jingle bells.  I used one strand of each color and then  “looped the loop” 5 times on my Zutter-Bow-it-All to get a nice, full string bow.

How about you?  Have you put up your tree yet?  I’m so glad that we took the time to enjoy a simple activity like bringing home the Christmas tree when our kids were small.  It fills my heart and mind with happy memories even now!

Wishing you a heart that overflows with gratitude for the simple gifts in life…

Cheerio,
kathy

 

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6 thoughts on “Bringing Home the Christmas Tree

  1. soozyb2013

    My Dad and I used to go up into the woods, sometimes, and find a little Charlie Brown tree. It was a lovely time of year for me when I was young. We had some pretty special times. Really like the card Kathy, brought back some great memories 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family 🙂 Family,friends and good food!

  2. pattie jones

    Hi kathy Happy Thanksgiving, no tree yet love this special card. When children they used to pick tree that was theirs to decorate with home made things as they wanted.this tree would be placed anywhere in the house. We still had our other tree.. as well as baking cookies . OH, HAPPY DAYS have a happy blessed day ..

  3. Rosemary Schroader

    I love this one, Kathy! I’m wondering where did you get that cute little heart with the birds in the upper right corner? I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  4. Tracey F.

    Hello my friend! I finally had time to come for a visit and I must say that I’m never disappointed when I stop here! I love this vintage card..so very charming!
    Hugs,
    Tracey

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