Before I even start, let me just say Youtube and I seem to be on a very slow friendship this week. There is a new sketch and a new video but it’s been uploading all day and then some. It’s getting there. Goodness me, it’s taking forever. Anyway, onward.
Every year I try so very, very hard to make it to the first of November, which is the day on which I deem it socially acceptable to start openly talking about Christmas. It is also the first day of the year in which it is acceptable in our house to watch Elf or listen to A Very Special Christmas 3, in case you were ever curious about such things. But it seems the world wants me to move a few days ahead, so here it is: my first blog post about Christmas 2011, and not even a dose of Will Ferrell in tights to add extra sparkle to my Christmas spirit. Are you ready?
That picture up there? That’s a look at the supplies I’m using this year for Journal your Christmas. If you’re new to my little world, Journal your Christmas is kinda a big deal. It’s a class that runs every year from the first of December to the sixth of January, and it’s all about making Christmas completely magical. I talk more about that on the first of November, but you can still find the details and sign up at any time really. Anyway, back to the supplies!
The supplies I’m using are available in a kit – and this year I have an answer for both UK and non-UK crafters. I have a limited number of kits packed right here in my very own craft room and they will go on sale on the first of November to UK addresses only. However, at that time you’ll also find an easy way to order the same kit for a US address – or opt for international shipping from a US supplier. All of that info will be available right here on the blog on the first of November. Even if you decide to order other supplies, it might be worth stopping by that day for a little something special that could help your pocketbook.
So that’s the first date to put on your calendar: on the first of November, I’ll take you through all the new additions and details for this year’s Journal your Christmas and there’s some potential shopping. But how about a second date?
Mark the 11th to the 13th of November on your calendar too. Over those three days, you’ll find a bit of a special Christmas-preparation version of our online crop weekends. The 11th to the 13th will include tutorials (both written and video) for several different ways to prepare a Christmas journal or December album, along with some other Christmas crafting projects you might enjoy. If you want to prep your Christmas journal before the first of December arrives, this is a fab time to do that. And if you order a kit on the first of November, it will be with you in time to put it to use! (For those of you who are super early-birds and have already prepped your books, stop by to join in with some other challenges and be part of the fun. You can offer your advice to those who are brand new to the Christmas journal adventure.)
Okay – I’m going to go back to my rule now and not talk about Christmas again until the first of November. But know these three things:
…YES, Journal your Christmas will run again this year, alumni do not have to pay anything extra to participate and all the new details will be posted on the first;
…YES, I am offering a kit for this Christmas and there is a way to order it both in and out of the UK and it will be posted on the first;
…YES, there will be an online crop devoted to prepping your Christmas journal and other Christmas crafts – it’s on the 11th to the 13th of November!
Fabulous? I hope so. Now back to autumn and October and all that non-Christmas stuff for just a few more days please. Thanks!
xlovesx27 October 2011