Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Joyful Reindeer Gift Bag

Five days!! I can't believe that it's December 20 already! The days have been flying by.

As most of you know, this year has been an incredibly difficult one with the passing of my beloved husband. I am one who celebrates and thrives on tradition so was dreading the holidays and couldn't imagine how I'd get through Christmas. As a result, we've decided to do something totally different this year and we're heading off today for a cruise to the Bahamas! It will be a Christmas like no other but I think that's a good thing right now. I've still been baking (although scaled down this year) and have stockings and gifts that we'll exchange when we get back. I'm also looking forward to sun and heat!


This week's Little Red Wagon challenge is hosted by Sandy and it's called "It's a Wrap!" Sandy wants us to either create something with wrapping paper or a gift. I've created a little gift bag. After I took the photo, I realized that my paper is upside-down - and I'm pretty sure it was upside-down the last time I used it! Perhaps I was standing on my head the first time I ever saw a candy cane...

This will be my last post before Christmas and I wish you all a very happy holiday filled with love, peace and blessings.

9 comments:

Georgiana said...

Super cute (even if the paper might be upside down). It just means it is raining candy canes. : ) Enjoy your cruise. They are my favorite way to get away. Happy Holidays!

Daffodil Cards said...

A joyful gift bag, no matter what way the paper is LOL. I hope you enjoy your cruise and Christmas.
Faith
x
PS sorry I've been awol.

JanR said...

Hugs to you, Kate. I think going on a Christmas cruise is a wonderful idea for your family, I hope it's sun & fun the whole time.

Delightful bag! Such a cute reindeer. Merry Christmas to you, Girlfriend.

Sherrie K. said...

Super cute treat bag Kate! you decorated it perfectly! I think a trip with your children sounds awesome and I hope you can try and enjoy it some. You have had a tough year and I can't imagine but please know I will be thinking of you and praying for your family.
Hugs my friend and Merry Christmas!
Sherrie K

Marilyn said...

This is so cute!
I am so sorry about your loss and good for you for taking steps to do something different. The first year without is the most difficult... they all are, every 'first' is hard but Christmas is especially.
Enjoy your trip and do some basking in the sun.
Have a Merry Christmas!

Migdalia said...

Such an adorable gift bag!! Love the cute critter too and pretty candy cane paper...even if it is upside down..lol
I hope that you have a wonderful cruise with your family.You and your family are forever in my prayers...
Love, hugs & blessings.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,
Migdalia
Crafting with Creative M

Bobby said...

I'm a little late stopping by, Kate, so you're already off on your cruise. I hope you all had a fantastic time and it eased the grief a little. Your little gift bag is so cute and who cares about the orientation of the candy canes. I can't take my eyes off the darling deer.

Sandy Mork said...

Adorable gift bag Kate! Love that cute little reindeer. Enjoy your cruise, and the time with your family.

Brenda said...

Hi Kate, darling tag! That's one of the cutest little reindeer ever. I pray you have a wonderful holiday and totally enjoy the time away with your family. Sending holiday hugs!