Sunday, 22 July 2012

Christmas In July

I know that it may seem a strange title for a post, but there is a very good reason.  Fot the past couple of years, I have had these good intentions of starting my Christmas gifts early to enable me to be both creative and to make more personal gifts for my loved ones.  Those plans were thwarted due to work and other commitments, so once again this year, my thoughts have turned to Christmas in July.

Although I have not started creating gifts to give, I did acheive one goal, which was to find a frame and mount for a much-treasured Christmas card.  I received this card a number of years ago and it is of a snowy York Minster, which is the largest gothic Cathedral in Northern Europe.  York also happens to be one of my favourite places to visit.

The card was sent to us by some very dear friends and I had intended to get it framed ever since receiving it.  Finally, it is done and I'm very happy with the results.  This was another frame bargain and I mounted and framed it myself.

As for the Christmas planning, I am busy thinking about it and I hope to order some supplies and make a start before the end of the month.