Wednesday, December 2, 2009

My Favorite Christmas Card

Since we are now officially in the Christmas season, I will break out in Julie Andrew's elegant rendition of "These Are a Few of Favorite Things".
This is my "all time" favorite Christmas card. My Mother was a very good artist. She could pick up a brush and just wow the socks off a person, especially me.

One Christmas, my father and I prepared these pieces of wood for about 15 special people. My Mother painted them. Then I sprayed them with clear varnish and assembled them. It was definitely a group project but it still remains that my father and I were only the working elves.

Because I was there, I got to choose what I consider the best and this is it. I think that all babies need to be a little plumb, just like my baby was. And this one personified what I think babies should be and I loved it. I do not put it away after Christmas but enjoy it all year long. This was painted by my Mother about 35 years ago and it still remains lovely in my eyes.


Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Lovely, I actually began humming the song!

Phyllis said...

You have so many artists in your family, yourself included. Your mother was amazing. How proud you must have been and what a special keepsake to hold on to and pass along to your grandchildren.

beadbabe49 said...

What a labor of love that was and what a treasure for you, in both the card itself and the memories as well!