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Christmas Plaid for CAS Mix Up

  Hi there.  I’m glad you stopped by!

There’s still some time to join in at CAS Mix Up.
This month we are using stencils and our host Viv challenged us to do…
I used a mask off a rectangle on a card front and sponged Twisted Citron ink
lightly inside the mask.
Then I laid a Tim Holtz mini  stencil on top and sponged again.
So easy and it makes a fantastic background.
I watercolored a die cut pine bough and layered it over a die cut branch
with some Nuvo berries all tied up with a bow. (Actually the bow is glued on.)
Check out all the inspiration at the challenge site.  You’ll be glad you did.
Hope you’ll join us at CAS Mix Up.
Challenge ends on the 24th.
CAS Mix Up – Stencil Tone on Tone

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Card Recipe
Stamps:   Vintage Christmas Post (HA)
Ink:   Twisted Citron (DI), Cherry Cobbler (SU)
Paper:   Neenah
Other:  Marvelous Masks Rectangles (Colorful Life), Layering Mini Stencil Set #32 (TH), Holiday Greens Mini (TH), Winterberry Sprig (MB), Gansai Tambi Watercolors (54 Olive Green, 58 Evergreen, 90 Gold), Nuvo Crystal Drops (Autumn Red)

Styled Shoot: A Very Vintage Christmas at the Normans

As Autumn arrives, the leaves change, and Covid-19 still throws its ugly spanner into the 2020 works, it’s safe to say we could all do with a little Christmas cheer.

This editorial, captured by two of our sensational #guestlist snappers, Stacey J Evans Photography and Laura Beasley Photography, offers it in boatloads, with an added dose of countryside boho beauty.

Cue those feel-good festive vibes….


Deftly Defiant

Organiser of the shoot Stacey J Evans talks us through the project from concept to completion, and all the pretty pictures in-between.

“This was the first styled shoot I have ever organised by myself!

I wanted to create something magical, with a vintage-cross-boho style and a slight christmassy feel, while celebrating the wonderful creative talents in our industry.”


Right now, everyone in the wedding trade is suffering. This shoot was about giving suppliers a chance to get involved and show off what they can do, proving we are here and not going anywhere!

I gave everyone the brief and allowed them to be creative, to try new things and to just showcase their talents – and I wasn’t disappointed.”


Farm Festivities

The shoot took place at The Normans – a working farm wedding venue in York with countryside charm and rustic romance at its core.

Boasting a beautifully re-vamped barn, a wonderful courtyard, a private ‘snug’, a stable-cum-quirky-bar and a huge reception space, this venue offers couples the whole wedding package in luxe countryside settings.


“The Normans was the perfect venue in so many ways.

The backdrop in the barn of those extravagant sparkles from the floor-to-ceiling curtain of light was just so mesmerising.


Not only this, but the owners were so attentive, and the different areas around the venue gave for such variation.

I’m already married but if I could do it again then it would certainly be there!”

Superstar Suppliers

Taking centre stage in this shoot were Jo and Kieran, who also featured in the exclusive Belle Bridal AW20 Hidden Wilderness editorial.

A real life couple, they provided authentic chemistry and connection which Stacey and Laura captured magnificently.


When it came to the attire, Jo stunned in the most perfect Elysee gown provided by Joana Bridal Boutique in Harrogate, with a plunging back that can only be described as show-stopping.


“The styling was put together by Shindig events, who were second to none!

Cristel took on board my ideas and vision and created the most beautiful christmassy scene.”


“We had so many fantastic suppliers involved, from the gorgeous stationery by Unique Designs, who never fail to supply the most intricate beautiful pieces, to the floating tiered cake by cake nation.”


“I am so thankful for everyone who was a part of this shoot which celebrated our industry in all its glory.”

We have to agree, Stacey.

To find out more about Stacey and Laura’s photography, check out their portfolios on our Supplier Guest List.

[See image gallery at www.bellebridalmagazine.com]

The Dream Team:

Photographer & ConceptStacey J Evans Photography
VenueThe Normans
Second PhotographerLaura Beasley Photography
ModelsJo & Kieran 
Venue StylistShindig Event Styling 
CakeCake Nation
StationeryUnique Designs 
DressJoanna’s Bridal Boutique
SuitsHaworth MensWear
Hair & MakeupLu Thornton
Hair AccessoriesBunny Loves Evie
Bouquet & Buttonhole – Kate Mell Flowers 
Catering/Crockery – Hog & Apple 
Celebrant – Anne-Marie Ledson 

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Hamleys top 15 Christmas toys 2020 includes Monopoly for sore losers and a Barbie campervan

HAMLEYS has revealed its list of the the top toys for kids this Christmas.

The famous toy shop knows what kids like and predicts that gifts of classic toys like Monopoly and Barbie’s campervan will be a hit with them on Christmas day.

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There’s a retro feel to Hamley’s annual list of top toys for Christmas, with Super Mario Lego, Cluedo and Uno also making the list of must-haves.

The toy store, famous as a London landmark, believes this Christmas families will want toys which bring them togeteher.

Victoria Kay, head of buying at Hamleys said: “Creating some simple Christmas magic feels more important this year than ever and we think there’s lots of memorable and affordable fun to be had with our 2020 hot picks.

“From clever tech to lovable animatronic pets and classic family games to be played around the table, we can see carefree, shared play and togetherness featuring heavily this year.”        

Here are Hamleys hottest toy picks for 2020, ranging in price from £9 to £100.

Monopoly for sore losers – £23 – buy now

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Who doesn’t love a game of Monopoly? And this year it comes with a twist.

No longer will the winner be able to gloat for passing Go on their way to first place.

Instead, players earn cash for the things which normally hold back losers of the game, like going to jail and paying rent.

The game is on sale online at Hamleys for £23 and while we’ve found it on sale at Smyths for £17.99 and £20 at Argos you’ll have to pay for delivery if you’re ordering online.

For Smyths, delivery is free on orders over £19, £2.99 on orders of £10-£19 and £4.99 for orders under £10.

Barbie Dream Camper – £90 – buy now

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Even Barbie is having a staycation this year.

She’s hitting the road in the 3 in 1 campervan which turns into 3 different vehicles and 5 different living spaces, including a patio with pool.

There are 50 play pieces with this set which costs £90 from Hamleys.

We found this cheaper elsewhere too, reduced to £73.99 at Smyths and £74.99 at The Entertainer and there’s free delivery from both for an order of this value.

Uno Flip and Uno Showdown – from £9 – buy now

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Another classic family game, Uno, comes with a twist.

Uno Flip comes with double-sided cards and you can play the “light” side as normal, or the “dark” side which comes with tougher penalties – and there’s a flip card which can force a player to change sides.

Uno Showdown adds an extra element of surprise with players having to race to hit the paddle when a signal goes off – cards go flying at the slowest.

Uno Flip is £9 but we found it cheaper at The Entertainer for £5.60 and Smyths for £6.99.

Uno Showdown, which was also named one of Amazon’s top Christmas toys, is £20

The cheapest we found was Smyths again for £15.99 and The Entertainer for £16, but the delivery cost is £2.99 or £3.99 for an order of this size.

Lego Super Mario – £50 – buy now

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This toy combines two classics – the beloved Lego bricks and Nintendo’s popular plumber.

The set brings the computer game to life, creating levels with Lego bricks and a responsive Mario figure which can pick up virtual coins along the way.

A range of retailers including Amazon, Smyths and John Lewis have it for £44.99, though you may have to pay delivery costs on top.

Playdoh playsets – from £11 – by now

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Kids can make their own pasta inspired playdoh dishes or create playdoh ice cream cones with these playsets.

There’s also a candy delight set for kids to create playdoh gummi bears and other sweets as well as the less appetising snotty scotty where kids can make snot come out of the toy’s head.

We found the £11 Snotty Scotty on sale at toystreet.co.uk for £8.49 and the £17 Noodle Party set on sale at Asda for £11.97, but there’s may be delivery costs on top.

We didn’t find the £26 Candy Delight set and £11 Double Drizzle ice cream any cheaper.

Present Pets – from £55 – buy now

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These wide-eyed puppy toys are soft and glittery but are also interactive, making noises, moving around and even responding to your voice.

They cost £55 or £60 depending on which one you get – there are different ones with names like Cocoa or Casey.

Present Pets are another toy Amazon named on its list of top Christmas toys.

The £55 price tag is the same at all the stores we looked at, including The Entertainer, Very, Argos and Smyths.

Cluedo Liars – £22 – buy now

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Hamleys have spotted another familiar board game but this comes with a twist too with the addition of true cards and lie cards.

Players read out these cards while the others have to guess if its true or not as they try and solve the mystery.

All the retailers we looked at have the same price of £22.

Osmo genius starter kit – £100 – buy now

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This hi-tech toy works with an iPad or Fire tablet and connects real word toy pieces with what’s on the screen.

There are number and word games, puzzles and other learning games, and you don’t even need to be connected to wi-fi for it to work.

Very, Amazon and Smyths have this for only 1p cheaper at £99.99.

Laser Battle Hunters – £60 – buy now

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What kid doesn’t love toy cars? And these remote control ones come in a pair that can battle each other with lasers.

We found these for £54.99 at Very and delivery is free on orders over £30 if you click and collect, or £3.95 to your door.

KidiZoom Studio – £60 – buy now

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Vtech is a popular brand for kids tech toys and this hd video camera can do selfies and animations and it comes with its own tripod too, perfect for any budding YouTuber.

At £60 it’s on the pricier side of Christmas gifts but we found it at Smyths for £49.99.

Nerf Ultra One Blaster – £50 – buy now

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If it’s time to get out the big guns for Christmas this literally fits the bill.

The Nerf gun darts of the ultra one blaster fly further than any other – 36 metres in fact – and there are more darts attached for optimum reloading.

You can save a fiver by shopping at Smyths where it’s £44.99.

Fisher Price Rollin Rovee – £60 – buy now

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This interactive little soft toy is for the younger members of the family, suitable from 6 months and up.

The cute critter waves its arms and its face lights up while it teaches children the alphabet, numbers and more.

We didn’t find this any cheaper at other stores.

Ferrari Scooter – £70 – buy now

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Scooting in the lap of luxury is now possible with this Ferrari branded scooter which folds down and has an adjustable height.

It doesn’t come cheap though at £70 and it looks like Hamleys is the only place you can buy this, we couldn’t find it at any other toy store.

Hamley’s mini movers – £9 – buy now

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Hamley’s own cute cuddly toys make the list and you can choose from Louis the labrador, Harry the husky, Charlie the King Charles or Peanut the pug puppy.

The £9 cuddly toy is available only from Hamleys website or in store.

Greedy Monkey – £12 – buy now

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The only new board game to make Hamleys’ list, Greedy Monkey is a dice game which can be played by kids aged five and over.

This one is only available to buy from Hamleys and costs £12.

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15 Christmas trends for 2020

Christmas trends 2020


In the run-up to our favourite season, we’re looking forward to the simple things – comfort foods, time-honoured traditions, heart-warming gifts and cosy homes. While socialising is very much likely to be restricted, the outlook doesn’t have to be bleak, we can still find joy in creating new ways to share the festive love.

Whether it’s the big high street brands or smaller retailers on Etsy, there are some gorgeous and imaginative Christmas 2020 trends coming through for you Christmas aesthetic. And one thing is clear – we all need to get started a little earlier on our shopping and gifting plans, as stores will have limited access and postal services are likely to be maxed out. And what’s so bad about bringing Christmas forward anyway? There’s more excitement and more creativity to be found as we adapt.

Planning ahead is another way to get excited too: swap the house parties for smaller social gatherings (or even digital ones), try out some delicious looking new recipes in advance of the date (no one in the household will complain about that!), get clearing space and dusting, ready to hang the decorations and find inspiration here on Gathered, to make your own cards, gifts and wrap.

Here are 15 Christmas 2020 trends and ideas  for your Christmas aesthetic – let’s end this year with some well needed joy!

Find more ideas for making Christmas 2020 special in Simply Christmas magazine! As well as a huge host of festive ideas, recipies, activities and crafts, Your BONUS GIFT this year is a 5-piece cookie cutter set for making your own Gingerbread House, complete with cute embossed details and recipe and decoration ideas inside the magazine.

Click to buy Simply Christmas 2020

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Christmas aesthetic: décor

Christmas 2020 trend: Going green

Natural foliage teamed with wooden bases or willow wreath bases will be all around in Christmas aesthetics this year. Whether you gather your own stems and branches, visit a local flower shop or buy in a ready-made arrangement (like this one from www.realflowers.co.uk), this is simple and sustainable idea for making your home more festive. Eucalyptus leaves are still riding high as a Christmas 2020 trend this year, why not buy in a few stems and team with foraged fir or holly branches for a budget option?


Christmas 2020 trend: Light it up

As LED lights seem to get smaller every year, you’ll find a lot more choice for fairy lights and baubles in Christmas aesthetics, with wreaths or even trees with strings of lights already fitted, so there’s less plugging in. Team with silver and white decorations for a frosty look or warm coppers and golds for something more luxurious. There are lots of ideas to brighten up your home this winter, see www.lights4fun.co.uk for inspiration.


Christmas 2020 trend: Moody blues


Dark, moody shades alongside gold accents are a great way to bring the opulent look into your Christmas aesthetic. There’s a host of dark blue and purple decorations to choose from, from glass baubles and candle holders to elegant peacocks and sequinned reindeer – see www.tch.net and www.giselagraham.co.uk for some great examples. This colour scheme works well against a backdrop of a darker feature wall like this stunning set up from www.homebase.co.uk.


Christmas 2020 trend: DIY décor


With the nights drawing in, it’s a great time to get to grips with a craft you’ve always liked the look of, from crochet to pyrography, lino cutting to macramé. This last craft is undergoing a big revival and doesn’t need many tools or materials. Click to find the pattern for this Christmas macrame star by Isabella Strambio, author of Macramé for the Modern Home, available for you as a taster of the brilliant 2020 issue of Simply Christmas magazine.


Christmas 2020 trend: Advent countdown

Whether you love a classic chocolate variety, or prefer the booze (see Prezzybox.com’s gin clock), luxury cosmetics, stationery or snack options (even pork scratchings or protein balls), you are seriously spoilt for choice. Why not buy one as an early gift for farflung family? For something sustainable and plastic-free, the charity calendar from www.adventofchange.com is a worthy option.

Christmas aesthetic: Gifts

Christmas 2020 trend: house plants

Plants look fab all year round and you don’t even have to wrap them. Air purifying plants, poinsettias or mini Christmas trees will never go out of fashion but for something a little different, look out for hydroponics – they don’t need soil and can grow in dark corners with little LED lights for a brilliant Christmas aesthetic. Plant subscriptions are a thing now too, with www.leafenvy.co.uk your loved one will receive a different plant in the post each month (certainly one for our wishlist).


Christmas 2020 trend: Subscription boxes

On the subject of subscription boxes, rather like advent calendars, we are truly spoilt for choice with kits available for gardeners, artists, coffee lovers and spice fanatics, we love this Mum and Baby box from www.littlefawnbox.co.uk. check out our best craft subscription boxes article for a complete list of crafty options. And let’s not forget magazines – there are some fantastic special interest publications out there and if it’s a little trickier getting to the newsagent, then why not order 6-months or a year’s worth of issues for yourself or a loved one – see www.buysubcriptions.com/X20ADSC.


Christmas 2020 trend: Personalise


We never get bored of personalised gifts, from a photo book to an engraved whisky flask, and the options grow each year. For grown ups, look up The Book of Everyone (thebookofeveryone.com), a personally generated book of data and graphics based on your recipient’s date of birth. We love this idea from The International Elf Service (internationalelfservice.com), a series of beautifully illustrated and named letters to give to little ones in the run-up to Christmas, inspiring them with stories from The North Pole. Head over to our Competitions page before 30.10.20 for a chance to win a set of letters and a great 20% off reader offer.

Christmas 2020 trend: Sustainability

There are lots of ways to avoid cards and wrap that can’t be recycled with companies like www.1treecards.com offering sustainable cards and wrap with gorgeous illustrations and the promise to plant a tree each time. Replace your plastic adhesive tape with paper adhesive tape for extra green points, too. Look out for gorgeously designed fabric wrap too, that can be used again and again, like this range from www.wrapuccino.com.

Christmas 2020 trend: Brush lettering

Hobbycraft saw a 70% increase in brush lettering products over lockdown and beyond and it’s not slowing for Christmas. As well as the mindfulness and relaxation benefits of calligraphy, after a bit of practice the results are great too. Choose from coloured or metallic pens and work your magic on gift tags, cards, brown-paper wrapped presents, and ceramic baubles, like these from www.hobbycraft.co.uk.

Christmas aesthetic: Food and entertainment

Christmas 2020 trend: Home baking

Here’s hoping the flour shortages of earlier this year are over, so it’s time to get some fun in the kitchen, perhaps inspired by the Great British Bake Off. There are loads of amazing festive recipes over at www.bbcgoodfood.com to try. With the new issue of Simply Christmas magazine, you’ll get a 5-piece cookie cutter set to make a 3D gingerbread house and inside you’ll find ideas for a candy-tastic design for the kids or a more sophisticated chocolate version, both by www.lauraskitchencakery.co.uk. Definitely something to show off on Instagram

Christmas 2020 trend: cheese

You don’t have to be hosting a party to enjoy a good cheeseboard and a browse of a local cheese shop or deli counter is a treat too. BBC Good Food suggests a mix of fresh goat, a soft brie or camembert, a hard Somerset cheddar or Comté, a blue stilton or Roquefort, all finished with a wild card such as a spicy or fruity variety. And if it’s all yours to enjoy over a few evenings at home, then you can cut them however you please.

Christmas 2020 trend: Digital comms

We’re sure you’ve been as amazed as us at the digital ingenuity that’s come through over the last few months, and there are lots of fun options for Christmas too. Plan ahead and you can do wine, gin, chocolate or other types of tastings online, where they send you a tasting pack and you join in via video call – it’s a great replacement idea for the smaller office party. More locally, make a date with friends for a virtual dinner party and choose to make a course each, delivering the necessary ingredients on the day so you’re all enjoying the same meal.


Christmas 2020 trends: Excursions


Wrap up and head out into a local park or nearby countryside, even if you don’t feel like it, the benefits are immense. If you’re struggling to get the kids out, look around local National Trust, English Heritage or other properties to see if they’re running outdoor events this year. We’re looking forward to the Illuminated trails at Blenheim Palace, Kew Gardens, Stourhead, Dunham Massey and Edinburgh as well as the Land of Light at Longleat (featured here, www.longleat.co.uk).


Christmas 2020 trend: Movie time

TV has undoubtedly been trending this year, more than ever. While nothing beats a night out at the cinema (especially the ones with the sofas), there are ways to make a night watching telly a little bit more special. Gourmet popcorn, fairy lights, hand-crafted tickets if kids are involved and either a family festive favourite (Home Alone would be Vicki’s choice) or something completely new, all make for a wonderful evening. And if the wi-fi goes down, make sure you have a copy of Elf on DVD for emergencies…
















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Christmas Sweater 5K Registration is Open

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Get into the holiday spirit with the Christmas Sweater 5K! Runners and walkers, young and old, are invited to join us at Washington Park in Denver for a flat, fast course. Dress in a tacky sweater – the more tinsel, bows, reindeer and candy canes, the merrier. It’s not a fashion faux pas if you’re supposed to wear it!

El sector ‘beauty’ se encomienda al ‘online’, al ‘Black Friday’ y a la Navidad para salvar sus ventas


Gana un 1,6% más de compradores que en 2019, pero reducen el gasto por el Covid-19


El sector de la belleza y la cosmética inicia su recuperación tras sufrir una caída de sus ventas de hasta el 18,8% durante el confinamiento para mostrar síntomas de recuperación, al suavizar ese descenso hasta el 2,4%, por lo que se encomienda al ‘ecommerce’ y a las campañas del ‘Black Friday’ y Navidad para impulsar sus ventas, según datos de la consultora Kantar.

En concreto, el informe muestra que durante la pandemia el sector ha llegado a más clientes que en el año pasado, hasta alcanzar los 32 millones en la actualidad, gracias a la profunda transformación de los hábitos sociales, que modificaron la composición de la cesta de la compra de forma significativa, poniendo un gran foco en la higiene, lo que provocó que el gasto se retrajese.

Desde el inicio de la pandemia en España, el consumidor ha dado prioridad a la higiene, que ha crecido casi un 5%, frente a la belleza -conformado por fragancias, cuidado de la piel y maquillaje-, que ha caído casi un 17% en facturación en el acumulado del año, siendo las fragancias y el maquillaje las categorías más penalizadas por su asociación a salir de casa.

Respecto al segmento del lujo o selectivo, éste ha sido uno de los grandes damnificados, ya que ha perdido una cuarta parte de su facturación y al 20% de los compradores que tuvo durante 2019.

De cara a la recuperación, el canal ‘online’ vuelve a ser el gran ganador de esta crisis sanitaria y económica. Cuenta con un 50% más de compradores que en 2019 y, en lo que va de año, 6,3 millones de personas han comprado alguna categoría de cuidado personal por Internet.

El cierre de las tiendas físicas ha contribuido a ello, ya que la distribución potenció su vertiente digital, lo que fue clave para llegar al consumidor durante el confinamiento. Todo ello ha provocado que el buen momento del ‘online’ se mantenga en la nueva normalidad y supere el 10% de cuota de mercado en valor.

La directora del panel ‘Fashion & Beauty’ en Kantar, Rosa Pilar López, ha advertido de que llegan «meses clave» para el sector. «Sobre todo del lujo, que se juega el 44% de toda la facturación del año, y citas anuales como el Black Friday o las fiestas navideñas serán de gran importancia. Un 24% de los compradores de selectivo solo compran en esos momentos, por lo que hay que concentrar todas las acciones y esfuerzos en conseguirlos este año también», ha explicado.

En estas campañas, la principal categoría, que es la fragancia, tiene en juego más del 40% de su facturación, ya que siete de cada 10 unidades se compran para regalar, mientras que el año pasado, el 14% de la compra se hizo a través de Internet. «Todo apunta a que el regalo y el ‘ecommerce’ tendrán un papel muy relevante para poder salvar parte del año», ha subrayado López.

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What Christmas Means to Me

It’s time to share what I created for «My Kind of Christmas» Stampin’ Fancy Friday Challenge. 
Many memories and traditions come to mind when I ponder what Christmas means to me.  First, it is the season to celebrate our Savior Jesus Christ whom I chose to love and serve everyday.  Second to my mind comes music and decorations shared with family and friends.  And the season wouldn’t be complete without traditional foods and gifts. 


Since I was a child I have loved listening to Christmas music.  Every year I blast it from morning to night, especially Brenda Lee and Bing Crosby.  My most favorite holiday traditions include singing in choirs, caroling, playing the handbells, and watching Christmas performances and concerts.  With my love for music «For Unto Us» caught my eye; it’s a stamp set that I certainly had to have in my collection.  And, because I love those J-I-N-G-LE bells the Sounds of the Season Dies were also a must have.  For me, Christmas means music!


I love a colorful Christmas.  Retro Shiny Bright ornaments in hues of fuchsia, turquoise, chartreuse, red, and kelly green are the stars of my home holiday decor.  For this card I blended the non-traditional bright colors with classic Christmas elements.  I love how the two styles juxtapose for a fresh 2020 finish.

My card base is Blushing Bride.  A second layer of Blushing Bride which was textured with the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder sets the stage for the card’s focal layers.  Tucked behind the Very Vanilla Stitched Rectangle Die is a Very Vanilla Beautiful Bough.  The Gold Embossing Powder was perfect for lending a special touch to the main greeting.  And, for the shining showpiece of the card, the Brass Foil bells with Red Foil holly were cut with the Sounds of the Season Dies.


To complete the inside of the card I adhered the holly leaves which were popped out from the bells on the front.  I love it when you can artfully include all the bits and pieces.  Cherry Cobbler was the best choice for stamping the coordinating inside greeting as I think the color picks up the Red Foil touches from the bells on the front of the card. 

I wish to share a heartfelt thanks for stopping by today.  I’ll conclude by asking «what does Christmas mean to you?»  Ponder your answer and let that be the inspiration for your next hand stamped fancy project.

Santa thinks these Prime Day kids toy deals are perfect for Christmas

You don’t have to wait for Black Friday to get all of your Christmas shopping done.

I know, I know. It’s hard to believe that we’re already nearing the end of the year. Since Prime Day is happening a few months later than usual it’s the perfect time to score the best Prime Day kids toys deals and get ahead on your Christmas shopping. There are hundreds of options listed, but we think these are the most desireable toys with the best discounts.


Best Prime Day kids toy deals for Christmas

There are so many deals to sift through on Prime Day, making it hard to find anything worth buying. Don’t worry, We did the work for you. Here are the best Prime Day kids toy deals to help you complete your Christmas shopping early.

Hot Bee Train Set | $16 off at Amazon


Bright red and gold train sets are one of the most Christmasy things in all of Christmasdom. Your child can have fun placing down tracks and determining where exactly the locomotive will go. Or, you can always purchase it as more of a Christmas decoration and set it up to loop around your Christmas tree. It’s currently 35% off its regular price.

$30 at Amazon

Step2 Classic Chic Play Kitchen | $50 off at Amazon


This adorable little kitchen set is perfect for toddlers and young children. It comes with a set of plastic accessories including a frying pan, pot, spatula, and more. Kiddos can bake pretend cookies in the oven, pull thinks from the microwave, or cook dishes on the plastic stovetop. The big kicker is that this cute set is currently $50 off.

$100 at Amazon

Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet 16GB | $40 off at Amazon


This Fire Tablet allows kids to watch their favorite shows, participate in educational apps, and learn how to use technology while keeping it relatively safe. It features a large protective case to protect against inevitable bumps and drops. Plus, it comes in three different colors so you can choose the one your kid would like best. They usually sell for $100, but today it’s $40 off.

$60 at Amazon

The Pigeon Needs a Bath Book with Pidgeon Bath Toy | $6.75 off at Amazon


If you haven’t read the Pigeon books with your kids yet then you really need to. These hilarious books manage to get kids to react in such fun ways and they’re sure to bring a smile to your face as well. This particular book makes the perfect bathtime companion since it comes with a small toy and a waterproof book. It’s currently 45% off its full price.

$8 at Amazon

Orange Tabby Cat – Interactive Companion | $33 off at Amazon


Maybe your kid loves animals. Or, maybe they’ve been asking for a pet and you’re not ready for that. This robotic feline just might be middle ground for you. It acts realistically meowing, purring, and blinking. It has a soft brushable fur and has sensors to make it react when a child hugs it. It’s currently $33 off.

$77 at Amazon

VIRO Rides Kick Scooter | $12.50 off at Amazon


Got youngsters who like to go fast? This scooter will be a welcome present. It has a aluminum and steel frame, foam handles, and a rear foot break. It’s a great choice for kiddos five and older and can handle up to 110 lbs. Get it while its at a 36% discount.

$23 at Amazon

L.O.L. Surprise! 2-in-1 Glamper Fashion Camper | $47 off at Amazon


This popular toy includes an RV that folds out to reveal several play areas as well as over 55 surprise toys. There’s a light up pool, a fashion runway, bunk beds, a BBQ patio, and more. Suprises include things like pillows, a BBQ set, a TV, and more. This fancy collection usually goes for $72 but today it’s 47% off.

$53 at Amazon

Kid Trax Mossy Oak ATV | $36 off at Amazon


When I was a kid I thought these ride-on vehicles were the coolest things ever. This particular one is best for kids between three and five years old. It sits one rider, has working LED headlights, and a horn that actually honks. But don’t worry, it can only go up to 2.5 MPH. Get it while it’s at a $36 discount.

$84 at Amazon

Exloding Kittens Card Game | $7 off at Amazon


The best thing about a present like this is that it’s something that kids, teens, and parents can all enjoy. This particular card game is immensly popular and is sure to make anyone who plays it chuckle at the silly images and text. It’s currently 35% off.

$13 at Amazon

Just because it says it’s discounted doesn’t mean it’s a good deal

Be careful while looking for other Christmas toys during Prime Day. Many sellers actually raise the prices to take advantage of the influx of purchases being made on this crazy day. To help you know if you’re finding a good deal, I recommend using one of these Price Tracker services. I’m partial to CamelCamelCamel since the plug-in allows me to check an Amazon product’s historical pricing trends while on the product page.


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