Hello, Holidays! It's my favorite time of year--the Christmas trees, the music, the food, the people, the
snow flurries. We've had another great year at PPP creating your special cards and invitations, and we are looking forward to even more next year! We've created a new calendar for 2015 which will be for sale shortly on our Etsy page, but for now, here's a look at our family Christmas card and decorations.
I loved our 2013 Christmas card so much that I ended up sticking with a similiar floral scheme. Of all the cards I've made this year, this is probably one of my favorites. It's so cheerful and bright and I love the randomness of the snow, the flowers and the text. Hopefully you received one of our cards this year, if not, make sure to send us your address so that you get one next year!
Our Christmas tree is a little different this year! We loved our old tree so much, but due to electrical issues we had to stop using it. I started looking around for taller trees (since our last tree was only 6 ft and we have 12 ft ceilings) because I wanted to go big. But going big meant paying big, so that was discouraging. At exactly the same time, my wonderful aunt was looking to sell her 9 ft tree, so we jumped at the chance and brought this baby back from Michigan during the summer. You'd never know that this tree is something like 9 years old...because it's perfect. It illuminates the whole loft when it's on (which is practically all day since I can't stop myself from turning it on as soon as I get up). The tree is pre-lit with roughly 1 million white lights and there are pine cones nestled within the branches. Everything is perfect! Except! That remember this post about finding the perfect tree collar that I wrote last year? Yeah, well the base on this 9 ft tree is about 6" wider all around, which meant that I was starting over on that project. I ended up scouring every place I could think of, trying to create my own DIY basket, and in the end virutally giving up...until I saw that Ballard Designs carried a white-washed tree collar in a 30" diameter. It barely fits, and by barely I mean it sits up a little bit in the back, but since no one can see that part I'm going to put the perfectionist in me aside on this one. So, here she is in all her beauty!
We hope you have a wonderful holiday and a safe and healthy New Year! Thank you again for your continued support of PaperPlanePress!