It’s Day 3 in WeNdYs WiNtEr WoNdErLaNd !
Today I share with you one of my favorite Christmas Traditions. This is probably the one thing I look forward the most all year!
C H R I S T M A S P U Z Z L E S !!
This is something that probably came down from my Grandmother Phyllis as I remember her always with a puzzle on her table when, as a child, I would go over to see her. She just had her 90th birthday last month. Anyways…did I mention how much I love my Christmas Puzzles?
Here is a peek at my Christmas puzzle cupboard. I love them all. I add new ones and repeat the old ones every year. My favorite spot to put a Christmas Puzzle on is my dining room table. Since it’s not in the main kitchen they don’t get in any ones way. From there I can check on the neighborhood out my big bay window and am surrounded by holiday love with the deep red walls and lit Christmas tree. I tend to get so addicted to them that I find myself sneeking in to work one just a little more. I am usually working on them alone until 2 or 3 or even 4 AM! This is great for keeping track of teenagers throughout the night too. I get many family members or visiting cousins to help when they pass by. No one can get bored at my house when the puzzles are out! I even get Mr. Hat to help when no one is looking!
Here is a look at a new puzzle I just bought yesterday when I was in Los Angeles and “trapped” in the bookstore. Ha! I had to be drug out of the shop with my new puzzle and new Christmas book. I fell in love with this one because it had scalloped edges and so much pink in it, and you know that is my favorite color. Can’t wait to start this puzzle!
Speaking of PINK! How did you like the darling pink tree that my daughter Claire decorated with Claires.com store jewelry? She even swagged the bottom with a Claires leopard scarf? She did this and used it in a Christmas video she taped for their Secret Santa Circle promotion, while she was the guest style blogger for the month of November. Cute huh?!
OK back to PUZZLES. If you were thinking of a great new tradition to start, that will bring people together, you might want to try a puzzle or two. If you had a group over for your holiday weekend you could have a couple going on and maybe even have a contest to see who could get theirs together first. I also had a great thought that I might try. Taking one of my favorite family Christmas pictures and having it made into a puzzle.
When I finish this newest puzzle I will have to post a picture of it on my Wendys Hat facebook page for all of you watching!
And if you find yourself up late at night this Christmas season, think of me, probably working on my puzzle! Sure wish my late night owl friends could sneek over and join me! Would you?