Holiday Card

Here’s a small holiday card I put together…
To all of you out there – Happy Holidays! =D
(Present is below the image! ;D)

And before someone comments on it – I know it’s supposed to be joyeuses in plural, I was just having fun with it! ;D

I’ve noticed this little meme, or qestionnaire if you wish, travelling around the blog community. I thought it was interesting, so here’s my christmas traditions in a walnut shell! ;D This will probably be filled with wierd Swedish traditions that many of you have never heard of, but it’s a great opportunity to learn about other traditions – right? I love that sort of stuff! =D

1. Eggnog or hot chocolate?
Chocolate… But rather Glögg (Mulled wine?) ^^

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
He’s an excellent gift wrapper! ^^

3. Colored lights on the tree/house or white?
WHITE for Pete’s sake! 

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
Nah… I kiss Robbie in his sleep so he definitley can’t refuse me… ;D

5. When do you put your Christmas decorations up?
When I feel like it. ^^ And you kinda never put it all up at once in Sweden, mostly…

6. Favorite holiday dish?
Beetroot salad ^^ And Kristina’s meatballs!

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child?
I guess those times you woke up and heavy flakes were falling. ^^

8. When did you learn the truth about Santa?
I think I kinda allways suspected something fishy, it never came as a suprise to me that he wears black satin boxers…

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
In Sweden we open all our gifts the 24th in the evening. ^^ But usually we get one thing in the morning to play with during the day, while waiting for all the good stuff! ;D

10. How do you decorate a tree?
In white and silver, preferraby with no santa figures… I don’t know why, but I just don’t like bright colors in my tree, hehe…

11. Snow! Love it or dread it?
A little bit of both (so I don’t have to choose sides and risk hate mails! ;P) 

12. Can you ice skate?
I really don’t know any more! =S I don’t know if I want to find out, cuz I remember it hut like hell!

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
It must be that musical jewellry box with the dancing ballerina when I was like 6… But that was one of my worst christmases…  =/

14. What is the most important thing about the holidays to you?
Being with loved ones and having a good time with them with no stress. ^^

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert?
Chocolate pudding and “Ris a la Malta”, hehe…

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
The food… ;P But I kinda hate eating so much and feeling sick afterwards…

17. What tops your tree?
A silver spire… ^^

18. Which do you prefer-Giving or Receiving?
When you’re a kid you never think you’ll ever gonna say it, but I actually prefer giving! =D

19. Favorite Christmas song?
Mer jul (More Christmas), Swedish classic from the 80’s or 90’s, looove it!

20. Candy Canes-Yuck or Yum?

21. Favorite Christmas show?
Karl-Bertil Johnssons Jul (The christmas of Karl-Bertil Johnsson)

22. Saddest Christmas song?
Merry Christmas to you… Or what ever it’s called… “Chestnuts roasting on on open fire… dum dum dum di dum…” It’s not really sad I guess, but it’s beautiful and sometimes when I’m alone and extremely nostalgic the water works starts, hehe. ^^;


4 Responses to “Holiday Card”

  1. Peyton Says:

    I love your holiday card! I was wondering if I could use it for my holiday card this year. And where did you get the template for it? It is sooooo pretty! Also, I was wondering if you could clarify something for me: What is the difference between a pet en l’air and a caraco? Thank you so much and keep sewing. =D

    • Maria Says:

      Hey Peyton!
      I hope you get this, since you didn’t write your e-mail. =)
      Sure you can use it, I’d be glad if you kept it digital and put a little link back to this blog by it thoguh, hehe ;D
      I didn’t use much of a template, I kinda just put it together in Photoshop! =D
      Uhm, we’ve been trying to clarify that whole pet-en-l’air/caraco business and the latest I heard a pet-en-l’air is a KIND of caraco… Hehe… Hope that helps you! =)

  2. Peyton Says:

    Thank you so much. I will definately credit you for the card. =D

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