{Holiday Cards 2008}

Can you believe it's almost 'fall'?!  This is my favorite time of the year.  I love the crisp sunny days, the smell of pumpkins, the colors of the landscape, the excitement and anticipation and I could go on and on.  I also get such an urge to bake, bake, bake. My husband laughs at me (in a fun way...I think...) because I get so giddy and goofy for anything 'autumn'.  I come up with these ideas of what each day feels like to me and he can't help but burst out in laughter.  I'll join in and giggle too after realizing what I just said...for example I'll say 'Oh doesn't today just make you want to bake pumpkin pies, sip hot cocoa, and lay by a fire - all at a quaint Bavarian village'.  He wonders how I get these funny ideas in my head....I don't have an answer for him ;-)  Anyway, my kids and I have already purchased pumpkins for our front porch, and we've even painted 2 pumpkins for the side porch.  We do crafts every day after school so of course we're doing autumn crafts and Halloween crafts.  Tyler and Brielle get so into it {Brielle could do crafts until dinner and then some}  and want to talk about Halloween, going to the pumpkin patch, and anything Halloween/Autumn related.  I love it!!  And this year I'm determined to bake more things from scratch.  If anyone has a great recipe that includes pumpkin or pumpkin spice, please share.  I love anything pumpkin and really want to try out some new recipes. 

Okay, now onto something winter & holiday related.  I was hoping to get these up sooner since clients have been asking about my holiday cards.  Here are some samples {other varieties are available, this is just a little sample}.  These cards are 5x7 single sided - but there's plenty of room to write a personal message on the back.   Thanks for looking!!