Happy Holidays!

December 25th, 2009

Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate it and Happy Holidays to those who celebrate in other ways! I just got back from festivities with part of my family and tomorrow we'll resume with another part of the family. On my mini tree, I have an ornament that I made back in pre-school, a reindeer made from clothespins. And I had to snap a picture of it because it fits so well with the recycling theme (and I still adore it after all these years.)

As an interesting side note, my mom tells me that when I was very small, before I knew any bad words, I'd call people clothespins when I got angry with them. As in, "You clothespin!" Hehe. Not sure why clothespins were bad...maybe because they pinched? 

I hope that your holidays continue to be magical. And if you're feeling a bit stressed out, you might try listening to the recording I've linked below. I have one Catholic and one Jewish parent, so I got a kick out of Tama Kieves' hilarious impression of her Jewish mother doing a stress relief meditation. And even if you don't have Jewish family, you'll probably get a giggle out of it too.

I shall return as soon as the festivities end to share the totally optional theme for January for the Creative Every Day Challenge. Exciting!!

13 Responses

I think I’ll find a new word like your clothespin to start calling people when I get ticked off at them! LOL

Carry on with the Christmas celebration Leah! *smiles*

Hi Leah, Cool clothes pin; I’m impressed. I hope you have a happy holiday and sensational new year!

Back when my daughter was in Scouting and I was the leader, we made those very same reindeer which still go on the tree each year! Enjoy your family festivities this week. That’s what we do the entire week between Christmas and New Years..vist, eat, reminisce, eat, vist…well, you get the picture! Have fun! xo

You know, that come-back could totally work today. LOL.
I’m glad you had a good holiday. Enjoy your downtime, January is right around the corner!! xo

How cute calling people clothespins. I have some charming clothespin carolers that I had made when I was a kid. I’ll have to photograph them to show you. I think my brother has the clothespin reindeer ornament on his tree. Tami Kieves is a riot.

Merry Christmas and Happy holidays.

{soul hugs}

Oh, man..had I known about the word “clothespin” I would have used it on my rude neighbors with the 4 barking dogs this morning.

Hope you have a wonderful NY celebration.

Happy Holidays, Leah! Hoping this is a relaxing time for you. Wishing you continued success and great things in 2010! xo

Hi Leah,
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a year bursting with joy, good health, happiness and success in all your endeavours throughout 2010 and beyond.
With love, Janice. x

Happy, Happy Holidays, Leah! Looking forward to creating in 2010.

Clothespins! Too funny:) That reminds me of when my daughter was little and if she got mad at you she’d “decorate” you. Maybe there are lots of harsh sounding letters in that particular word? I don’t know but we still laugh about it today. Hope your holidays and new year are filled with magic and wonder.

I made the exact same clothspin reindeer, complete with tiny google eyes. My reindeer has green felt cloth for a blanket. I love that little reindeer also. One of my faves for sure !

I love the clothespin reindeer and story! We celebrate a flurry of holidays over here too. (don’t tell my mother-in-law, but I didn’t have time to go to the store for matzo meal so I used panko breadcrumbs in the latkes this year!) Best wishes for a super creative & fun 2010.

Just stopping by to wish you a Happy New Year!!!! Full of love, creativity and joy!

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