In Family, Holiday & Seasonal

I was looking for some vintage photos from my Christmas Past when I stumbled upon this Santagram from Western Union, dated 1970. It’s one of my favorite things tucked away in the baby book my mother kept for me.

Santagrams were sent from Santa directly to our home each December, addressed to my brothers and me. We were always SO excited to receive these! What a simple little treasure. Those were magical times for sure.

Have you seen one of the newer ways to get a message from Santa? It’s called the Portable North Pole. Not sure if we’ll try it or not, but it looks pretty awesome! On Christmas Eve we always make a point to track Santa via Norad before we go to bed. :)

My kids are bouncing off the walls right now with the anticipation of Santa’s visit.We’ve had a few snow days off from school which has only added to the hysteria! (therefore I’m a little wall-bouncy myself) We’re doing our best to keep busy with sledding, baking and last minute gift-making. We’re also looking forward to my parents coming in tomorrow to spend the holiday with us, yippee!

This season just comes and goes so quickly, doesn’t it? Time to sloooow down and breathe. On that note, I’ve decided to take a little blogging break until the New Year. I hope you take some time to relax and enjoy yourselves as well.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! See you in 2010!

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  • Anonymous

    Love reading your blog. Happy Christmas from Northern Ireland.

  • Lianna

    I love the design of the telegram! And the whole idea of it. I see your mom is as clever and creative as you!

  • Mãe da Rita

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  • Jaimie

    Hey just letting you know I stopped by. I was googling felt flowers and I love your blog! : )


  • Rachel Carlson

    happy holidays betz! enjoy. best wishes in the new year!

  • Val

    Merry Christmas, Betz! Thank you for the amazing Holiday patterns…what a wonderful gift for all your fans! They kept me dreaming of the Jan. days when my life slows a bit and I can sew! Thanks for all your inspiration and enjoy the time with your kids. It goes by in the blink of an eye! Val

  • Gail

    Merry Christmas to you Betz, thanks for giving me a kick-start to getting back into crafting this year. My Jack Horner pie is all loaded up and ready to go this evening, I hope you get something nice in yours too!

  • Pattygloria

    Thanks for sharing Betz!Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of holidays from Alberta,Canada.
    Feliz Navidad, Prospero año y Felicidad!

  • 47cats

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! Lynn

  • Romero

    Merry Christmas !!! feliz Navidad!!

  • elise

    How lovely that you were able such a treasure to hold in your heart and hand.I did this for my grandchild . I hope my granddaughter will someday also share this memory and thanks to an incredible women my friend Jane( AKA) North Pole Secretary. It will be my new, old tradition.
    Thanks for this sweet story.

  • Anonymous

    I received your book for Christmas and love it… I hope that I am able to create the works of art that you do. I have my sweaters all felted and I am ready to get started… once the holiday has slowed down… thanks for the wonderful blog, projects and inspiration…

  • Alex Mason

    What a wonderful blog..Merry Christmas!

  • Bucanni

    Merry Cristmas :)

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