Christmas break was approximately 4 weeks long. With all that time, you would think a lot would get done, but on the contrary, it seemed I only accrued more to do! I did fit in some fun with the family with our seasonal cookie day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, visits to the Eiteljorg museum’s first train setup, and visits with friends.
Incidentally, this was also when one family of kids broke out into chicken pox (Christmas Eve) and promptly shared it with their cousins on both sides of the family. Kids at our church were dealing with the result of that all the way through Jan.
One design related item I did accomplish was the annual family calendar that did not get printed until the end of January due to printer breakdown.
This year I chose a theme of vintage children’s books and had a lot of fun with that. This has always been a favorite topic, but the more research I did on it, the more in love with it I fell. I even purchased a couple of vintage books… a Mother Goose book that my Mother grew up with and one of my own first books that is falling into tatters. Now I want to start collecting vintage children’s books! The art is so amazing (especially because it is not computer generated!)
I did not include all the months, but here is a slideshow of some of them and some wonderful links are included below.
Vintage Kid’s Books My Kid Loves – a blog with wonderful images
Project Gutenberg – Free vintage e-books – the children’s books have gorgeous photos and you can download these to your e-reader