The Holiday Traditions exchange hosted by Montessori by Hand is basically an opportunity to learn a new holiday tradition. It is also a reflection on the meaning of the holiday in our families. I have to introduce my swap partner to the joys of a traditional French Canadian Christmas! I will also send a CD with typical French Christmas music, an ornament and a family recipe.
The 2nd Annual Holiday Ornament Swap hosted by freshly blended and cake & pie is about creating pretty ornaments that you send to 8-10 people and after...very excited…you get 8-10 ornaments by the mail. It is much better than getting credit card bills!
After I entered, I quickly realised that I have no background in design (I have a business degree) and that I don’t have an Esty shop full of nice objects. I’m just a crafter wannabe! I needed to get encouragement from my friend Donna who is a very artistic and crafty person. We had two great “crafternoons”. I made tea and we talked about crafts and other things. We only stopped to walked our pooches and get some fresh air!
I’m quite pleased with my ornament prototype and I can’t wait to see the final result.