Christmas is right around the corner, my dear friends.
The gifts are all wrapped and under the tree. Packages have been shipped to loved ones far away. The last of the groceries needed for holiday meals and festivities have been purchased and tucked away in the pantry and refrigerators. The turkey has almost completely thawed. Company has safely arrived to celebrate with us. The children are asleep in their beds, dreaming of what wonders will await them when they wake up on Christmas morning. Such an amazing warmth fills my heart tonight, something I wanted to capture and engrave in my memory forever.
This is also a time of reflection in a way. Looking back over the past year and being grateful for what you've been given. Which brings me to a heartfelt message I would like to share with each and every one of you. A special thank you that is almost too expansive to express.
Thank you for visiting me here and showing an interest in what I have to share. It is still unfathomable to me the reaches that this blog has found since I started it more than three years ago.
Thank you for all of your kind words & comments (I read every single one!). You lift me up, you motivate me to reach higher, YOU, my friends, inspire me.
Thank you for expressing your enthusiasm and excitement. It's contagious and inspires not only me, but others as well. The joy of stamping is something that is spreading across the craft industry before my very eyes and each of you should be proud to know that you played a part in that!
Thank you for stamping. For getting those new images inky. For trying a new technique we might focus on one week. For using & ENJOYING this hobby. Nothing fills my heart with more joy than to see what you create with the basics & inspiration provided here and throughout the Papertrey family.
Thank you for being a positive force in my life. I tell everyone that will listen what a wonderful group of customers we have built over the years. Many of you have become like family to me and I will never, ever be able to adequately express my gratitude.
So during this holiday season, I wanted to be sure to thank you. A from-the-bottom-of-my-heart kind of thank you. For stopping by, for being there, for your support, for your genuine kindness, for the love of this hobby that we share.
YOU are truly one of my Christmas blessings. I wish you wonderful moments of celebration during the coming days. Time with family & friends and many happy memories made. May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace, the gladness of Christmas give you hope & the warmth of Christmas grant you love.