Christmas and the Holidays are my favorite season of the year. I go all out with the Christmas decorations every single year. And I don’t just “do it for the kids”. I do it because I love the season and what it represents… family, friends, togetherness, and giving.
I wanted to create a Holiday sampler that represented these things for me and I think I’ve achieved that. My first square “Joy” is what the season brings to me and I hope to most people. The tree represents a place where family and friends can gather around. The house is to remind me how blessed I am and to share it with others. The snowy landscape is the giving aspect of the Holidays. To remember that the holidays are not just about Santa and wish lists. The three trees represent the three wise men and their journey. I hope the Holiday season brings you Joy as well.
I actually started working on this Holiday Sampler a few weeks ago. When I put these samplers together, I will lay it out but not glue down anything until I’m happy with it. Then I’ll come back to it later or the next day and see how it strikes me. I ended up doing that with this sampler for three weeks. And I kept adding and subtracting things, and then replacing squares entirely. I finally ended up with a sampler I’m truly happy with. This sampler represents the Holidays to me.
This sampler has already been super popular already and I’m nearly sold out of what I had made. I’m currently taking orders for these now. The kit is $15 and the stand is an additional $3. Postage is an extra $4 for first class mail.