12.23.2010

toot! toot! here comes the SBG blog train!

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Finally, it's the day for SBG's "Santa Brings Goodies" Blog Train to stop on my blog. You should be arriving here from the blog of Doodelle Designs, or if you just happened upon this post, go back and check out the wonderful goodies she has to share with you!

I've been having a little trouble finding my Christmas spirit this year, but my boys have plenty, and I have to say... it is kind of contagious! This may be the last year my younger two actually believe in Santa Claus. They are 8 and 7 years old and in the 3rd and 2nd grades. Needless to say, plenty of their classmates are all too eager to tell them that Santa isn't real. But both Jace and Joey claim to still believe in him though, and while there are lots of questions and comments that make me think they are starting to doubt Santa's existence, it is also obvious that both of them still really want to believe regardless of what their common sense (and those obnoxious kids) is telling them. Sometimes I think it'd be easier if they knew the whole truth, but I don't want to spoil the fun for them just yet! Here's a quickie layout I created using a couple of photos from yesterday.

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Credits: Santa Brings Goodies Blog Train Freebies by myself, Charlize Creations, Em-Ka Designs, and Flergs
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And here is what I know you've come here for, my GOODIE for the blog train...
Hope you enjoy!

The next stop on the blog train is Anna's blog...
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If you get lost, just go back to the Blog Train Stops posted on the SBG blog!

Hope you all enjoy the "Santa Brings Goodies" goodies, and a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!!!

23 comments:

Pam said...

Thanks for the awesome mini! Tell your boys, if they Believe in Santa, then he is indeed real!
Merry Christmas!

Sandy_in_MD said...

Thanks for the fabulous mini kit. I hope the boys hang on to Santa for another year. And I still believe - Santa lives in the hearts of everyone who gives at Christmas time. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Shay said...

This is such a fantastic mini-kit! Thank you so much.

I hope your kids continue to believe as long as they want. Not being Christian there was not the issue of believing or not believing in Santa, but I have always loved him and the ideals of Christmas and should I every see some flying reindeers I would be the first to cheer. The belief in Santa transcends age and religion because it is the belief in the goodness, kindness, giving, faith and enduring hope we all share. Merry Christmas to you and your family! I hope Santa brings you all good cheer, laughter and a jolly, warm day together.

Tania Shaw said...

Love the mini kit Jess!!! I hear you on that Xmas spirit thing. Hope you have a great one, miss you!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Dec. 23, 2010. Thanks again.

robin said...

How awesome! Thanks Jess! :)

Suzan a.k.a. Scrapping Dutch Chick said...

Thanks for your fab part of the SBG blog train!

I wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

Love from Holland

Heidi D. said...

mwah! This is gorgeous. Have a great holiday in spite of everything. I will too!

Lynna said...

This is lovely! Thanks so much for sharing! Merry Christmas!

Addicted2Scrappin' said...

Thanks Jessica and Merry Christmas. Enjoy your children while they are young because they grow up way too fast. My youngest is 37 now..

Monkey Toes Too said...

Thank you!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [24 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

grambie said...

You have two handsome young boys in their cute Santa hats and complementing colors within your layout. (The fact that they still believe in Santa is a blessing and joy for them. Once my children became older, I explained that parents and family are Jesus helpers in celebration of his birthday. Therefore, Santa always will be a part of their life. It worked and each one became a helper and did not spoil it for the younger siblings. Keep up the good work!) Thank you for your lovely Christmas holiday kit. Love the snowflakes, and the wordart.

etherealfire said...

Beautiful - thanks so much and very Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!

Tam said...

Thank you so much. Have a wonderful Christmas :)

deb said...

Thank you so much for your part of the blog train! Hopefully your boys will believe for just a little bit longer. Merry Christmas!

marsie55 said...

Fabulous! Thanks very much for sharing your beautiful work! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, and a wonderful 2011! xxx

Cocotounette said...

Thank you for this beautiful part of the blog train ;-)

malaika ♥ said...

thanks so much especially for the option to download in mediafire.

Janka said...

thanks so much for your great freebie :)
Happy New Year!

Freebies Storage said...

Thank you so much for this beautiful post. I want to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on Freebies Storage :)

Mumure said...

Thank you so much for all the gorgeous freebie!
Happy new year 2011!

Kim Jensen said...

Super late in telling you, since I grabbed this way back one day while multi-tasking beyond my level of ability... but I totally love both the page and the goodie!! Thanks!! :D