Tuesday, January 6, 2015

stampwithbev January 2015 postcard

A Happy New Year to Everyone and a Happy Little Christmas!

Little Christmas is a holiday my father's mom shared with us. Mostly it involved giving each of the grandchildren a small wrapped gift.  It was so joyful to receive a book or a small personalized (literally) item such as a pen, notepaper or bottle opener. It was a wonderful "thought that counts" present for this Day when the big celebration of Christmas was past. And every year it was such a pleasant surprise since generally school had restarted, much to our chagrin.

For those of you unfamiliar with "Little Christmas", here is how Wikipedia defines it:

"Little Christmas (Irish: Nollaig Bheag) is one of the traditional names in Ireland for 6 January, it is also widely known in the rest of the world as the Feast of the Epiphany.  It is sometime thought that it is called this because under the older Julian calendar, Christmas Day celebrations fell on that day whereas under the Gregorian calendar it falls on 25 December. However the eastern tradition of celebrating the birth of Jesus on 6 January precedes the creation of the Gregorian Calendar by hundreds of years. By the year 1500 AD eastern Churches were celebrating Christmas on 6 January and western churches were celebrating it on 25 December even though both were using the Julian Calendar.  It is the traditional end of the Christmas season and until 2013 was the last day of the Christmas holidays for both primary and secondary schools in Ireland."

So, on this Little Christmas I thought I would share with you my new "stampwithbev postcard". Every month (since September 2014) I create a new postcard which can be sent to anyone.  See more information HERE.

I'm quite excited about this one as it is truly a hybrid with images from Stampin' Up! and from my standby digital program called PrintMaster Gold.

The "story" message on the back reads as follows:

stamps: Kinda Eclectic, MDS, PrintMaster digital images
ink: crushed curry, baked brown sugar, crisp cantaloupe, clear e.p.
paper: whisper white

Oh -- and don't forget Stampers the new Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues are out.  See the links at the side of my blog for more information.

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