Friday, October 25, 2013

Planning a POSITIVE Dose for the Holidays!

What do you remember about the holidays from your childhood?

To me the holidays are all about moments created with my mother's special baking and entertaining in our home.  The happy memories from my childhood are the moments created around family, food, fun and friends.  I fondly remember traditions and celebrations and do my best to recreate similar moments for my children.

As I reminisce this year I am thinking about why handmade and homemade cards, crafts and food gifts make the holidays memorable!  Someone has thought about us and created a gift especially for us!  There is nothing better to make someone feel special and appreciated.  

Tell me what you remember about holidays as a child and what made them so special.  Was it the food and helping in the kitchen with baking?  Was it a shopping experience with your parents or siblings that made you feel loved and appreciated?  Was there a cafe or restaurant that always felt welcoming especially during the holidays you visited as a treat?

We all want to return to the places that allow us to belong and create a positive and memorable experience.  I'm excited this year to share my new Close To My Heart business with friends and family creating amazing cards and tags to share on homemade food gifts!  I actually created the 'Ho Ho Ho' card below with the CTMH Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy.

What are you planning for your POSITIVE DOSE this holiday season?  Will you be returning to the kitchen of your childhood home and recreating some of the special treats for your family that your mom or mum created for you?

As I return to the happy memories of my childhood this season I hope you can, too!

Handmade especially for you!