Monday, December 8, 2008
Christmas Movie Quote Challenge
So how are you all doing? Are you in the Christmas spirit? We decorated our tree this past weekend, and I must say it certainly does make the home more festive. We downsized - our living room had become too crowded since taking in a friend's piano and permanently taking in my grandmother's old buffet, which I love. Our living room is only 14x16 - so each Christmas it has been like sardine's and my husband wants me to wait as long as possible to put up the tree, and take it down by New Years. He likes open spaces.
We have a wonderful 7 ft. scotch pine, my favorite Christmas tree, with a pretty large girth. I remember getting that tree about 5 yrs ago as I was so tired of our scrawny little 4 ft. tree we had had since we wed. The new tree was majestic, very real looking, and adorned with the angel on top and the many special ornaments - well, it was lovely to just sit in the dark and look at it on a snowy night.
Our new slimline, 6 ft. fancy fir, however, although more expensive than our large tree - not so majestic. When I first put it up it seemed like a Charlie Brown tree to me. The pre-lit feature is nice - we did not have to hassle with lights, although I added a string of clear as it needed more. I had to wonder how we would get all of our ornaments on this year.
My favorite tradition - decorating the tree with the ornaments and watching the kid's excitement as they open up their own ornaments. I have my own collection of special ornaments given by friends in years past. This down-sized tree, however, was pretty packed after the kids ornaments were hung. I squeezed in a few musts - such as the nativity, the star fish that my brother brought back from a trip to the coast, a few I had made. But sitting in our red/green storage tote is a shoebox of special ornaments for which there was no room. I put our large tree on Craig's list, but honestly, if it doesn't sell I know that someday the piano will return to it's family and we will have more room to navigate. Maybe I will get used to the small tree, and someday the kids ornaments will be gone and this smaller tree will suit us just fine.
Today's digital layout was created using Stacey Crossley's Classic Christmas collection, which you can download here at Kjoi Studios. The collection has a nice mix of papers, frames and embellishments, in a more subdued Christmas pallete. I have to give photo credit to my sister, Teresa, who is a nurse at a wonderful nursing home in Evansville, WI. Mr. and Mrs. Santa are area residents who have been bringing joy to nursing home residents for many years - what a fun ministry they have!
Do you happen to recognize the quote in my layout? I won't say who said it - that is your job! This month my inspiration challenge at Kjoi Studios is to encourage you to use quotes on a page from several favorite Christmas movies. I also plan to post the challenge at Magistical Memories and elsewhere. If you create a page - be sure to share a link!
The fun in this challenge, however, comes from identifying the names of the movies from which the following quotes come. The first person to answer will all correct will receive a prize of their choice: a $5 gift certificate to the Kjoi Studios digital prize vault, or a couple of Quickutz Holiday Cookie Cutter dies and I am sure I can find some Magistical Memories chipboard to give away. (LOL)
Here are the quotes, remember - be the first to answer all correctly to win!
1. "Remember no man is a failure who has friends."
2. "The imagination is a place all by itself."
3. "Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind."
4. "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."
5. "The true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart."
Thank you all for playing along!