I was having a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit this year since my mom passed in Feb. It’s hard not to be sad. But something Trudee told me has stuck with me. She basically told me to find something to dedicate to my mom. So I’m decorating a small tree for her and made our Christmas cards this year in her honor. My mother’s grandmother (Olga Lind) came from Sweden…..mom loved her so much…talked of her all the time. We called Olga *Grandma with the cookies* because she used to make me Swedish cookies all the time. I was nearly her namesake too but dad said no!
I used my computer to create a background, in Swedish, all the words associated with Christmas. God Jul of course is *Merry Christmas.* I had a little help going to rubber stamp websites in Sweden!
Here are all the words for the Christmas Swedish background:
Julgran (Christmas Tree) * tomtebloss (Sparkler) * glögg (Mulled Wine) * pepparkakor (Gingerbread) * hjärtan (Heart) * mandlar (Almond) * russin (Raisin) * angel (Angel) * glitter (Tinsel) * nötter (Nut) * God Jul (Merry Christmas) * jultomte (Santa Claus) * mistel (Mistletoe) * kanel (Cinnamon) * ljus (Candle) * rimfrost (Frost) * risgrynsgröt (Rice Pudding) * snögubbe (Snowman) * snöflinga (Snowflake) * julesnö (Christmas Snow) * ren (Reindeer) * julklapp (Christmas Present) * familj (Family)
Mom would have had a kick over these cards! TFL
Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 GMT Views: 6853
Paper: Always Artichoke, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Kraft, DS Holiday Thyme Paper
Ink: Always Artichoke, Real Red, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, More Mustard, Ranger Vintage Photo
Accessories: Various SU and Internet Fonts, Stamping Sponge, Red Stitched Ribbon (Michaels), Tag Punch, 1/8” Circle Punch, Large and Small Oval Punches, Pewter Snowflake Brad (Creative Impressions), Silver Vintage Brad