Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas in Heaven to my Angels

This year we decorated our girls' graves in a Snowman theme.  It turned out very cute with all of the different snowman decorations.  We went over last night on Christmas Eve to light their lanterns so they would be lit on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  And to take over their metal signs with their photos on it.

You can't see their photos in the pictuere of the graves.  I did a Snow Princess theme for their photos.  This is what they looked like.

I am sharing their Snow Princess stuff with you here.
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A Little Christmas Freebie for ya! Some Mickey and Minnie Clip Art

Merry Christmas!  I wanted to share something with you today.  Here are some Mickey and Minnie Christmas clip art images that I scanned and handpainted in photoshop.  I hope you can use them.

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Please note that I do not sell my designs and claim no copyright to any Disney images.

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!  Thanks for any comments.  I really do appreciate them!
Denise aka A Grieving Mommy

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to my friends out there!

I always hate the Christmas card thing.  It's so hard to represent the girls when they are not here to photograph.  So this year, I used the Disney fairies to represent them.  My son and I argued about which one is which girl!  He thinks Chloee is Tinkerbell but I think Bree is.  It's not your traditional card, but it let me be creative and still include them somehow.  And I actually took a family photo - which is also hard for me.  So yay!  Sending love to you this Christmas :)

My son has been putting the Happy in Happy Holidays.  He just LOVES the holidays and decorates our house with little crafts and colored pictures!  He is such a joy and helps me smile even if I am also crying because I miss my daughters.  I scrapped a page for him using Delicious Scraps' Happy Holidays kit.  He's making a gingerbread man to hang on the wall.  You should see our house.  It has taped drawings hung up in the most random places!

I've taken a break from scrappin' this month (more info on that later) which has been super nice and let me get Christmas stuff done.  We've been busy getting the last gifts done.  My son is 6 and I always want him to be involved with the gifts because we teach that Christmas is about giving.  We did "angel" gifts for 3 kids his age and he picked out presents for them.  And we're taking donations to the children's hospital where the girls lived on Christmas again this year.  He fabric painted some hot pads for each family member to go with his own "Tyson's Tasty Treats" Christmas Trail Mix.  (He's a little chef in the kitchen and he always claims to be making a tasty treat!)  We went to the store and he just picked out his favorite things like MnM's, fruit snacks, marshmallows, pretzels, cereal, etc.  Then we came home and mixed it up and packaged it to give to his friends and family.  I've been busy making a hybrid craft - a new bow box for the hospital's infant unit (more about that later!)  Then I made this cute little tag for his Christmas Trail Mix.
And scrapped a page of him with his little gifties!
As for what my son wanted this year, he decided he didn't need any more presents and that "he's taking a break from Santa this year"!  Seriously!  He really said that...  He wants to go to LegoLand instead.  So we will be off on Christmas to go to his favorite place on Earth (it's sooo not Disneyland).

Have a merry Christmas from me to you with this freebie kit - Tasty Treats 4 Christmas
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I hope that you will get to spend Christmas with the ones you love.
Denise aka A Grieving Mommy