Friday, December 17, 2010

the thing about december


December is a funny month.  When you are a kid, it lasts forever. When you are a adult it is gone in the blink of an eye. It sneaks up on you like a cat that brushes your leg. Before you can look down to see what happened it is already gone. Just a tail disappearing behind a door.

December is quiet snowfall and hustle and bustle and honking horns.  It is kind words and merry gifts and dead lines and stress. It is a time to enjoy your friends and family and yet it reminds you of those you have lost.

It is the best of times. It is the worst of times.

This is how it goes.

I hope your holiday season isn't too stressful. I hope you aren't lonely.  I hope you find time to be still and reflect.

Here are some simple gift tags you can print off if need them.  If it saves you a trip to the store then I'm a happy girl.

They look best on white card stock. And you know, a little glitter makes everything fabulous.

7 comments:

Natalie said...

i know EXACTLY what you mean about december. lovely collage and tags, my dear. thanks for sharing with all of us!

Jerusalem said...

I think the yin and yang of Christmas is what makes it So. It is the beauty of Majestic Angels and a Dirty Barn all on the same holy night.

Joan Crandall said...

Thank you! I was just trying to find a tag for M's teacher's gift and you saved me. Hurrah Hurrah!

Stef said...

Thanks, April! I just finished sewing some Christmas nightgowns for my girls and now I can finish wrapping them up. Off to get the glitter out! Merry Christmas!

Elizabeth said...

Oh, my gosh! Thank you so much for these. If you can believe it, I actually DID need to go to the store and buy tags! And now I don't.

Thank you so much --

Quiltgirl said...

Beautifully put! Thanks for the tags. I want to make nightgowns for my girls, but the kind they want are so faaancy. And i don't know where to find pretty tricot!

Cindy at LottieBird said...

I forgot how much I love your words. I've been gone for a while, glad to catch up. The cat metaphor, beautiful.