Friday, December 24, 2010

Blog Candy Winner

Penny Black
 I got a head start on making my thank you note for this year's Christmas gifts.  This adorable image is from Penny Black. I ordered it from PB Stamps.  He has the best prices and great customer service and his shipping is very reasonable.  This set is called Kindness.

I really enjoyed this blog candy.  It was fun to read what special memories you all have of Christmas gone by.  It seems like most of the special gifts came from the heart and not from the store.  I think those are ones that make a holiday memorable.  I wanted to share with you my favorite Christmas gift.  At the time it didn't mean nearly as much as it does now. 
I am the oldest of 8 children.  When I was 13 we adopted a family of 4.  My mom made us each a stocking for Christmas one year.  You can see them hanging here from the mantle.  She must have spent hours working on these.  She loved homemade gifts.  This picture is of the first grandkids taken about 19 years ago.  I miss my mom so much this time of year.  The two little girls on the right are my oldest daughters.  

Fast forward to this year.  Here is a picture of the girls and our son.  He is so spoiled.  

My son never got to meet his grandma but I still have that special stocking. It hangs from my mantle to remind me of all the great memories we made over the years.

Now on to the blog candy winner....

True Random Number Generator   44 

That would be Linda is what she said:
Linda Carson said...
One of the best gifts my dh & I have given was a donation in honor of family members to a local medical clinic that offers care to those who cannot afford to pay. That's what Christmas is all about.
 Linda please contact me at 


  1. Lovin your thank you card! So pretty! I'm so pleased you are feeling better Dawn and I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! Hugz, Lesley

  2. aaawwwwwwwwwwww this card is so sweet and preious!
    Fantastic foto's and such agreat memories.
    Wish you a magical Christmas!

  3. Awwwww...thanks for sharing your pictures & special memories Dawn! Holidays are hard when you've lost someone close. Merry Christmas to you & your gorgeous family!

  4. Wonderful pictures and how wonderful you still have that stocking.
    Congratulations Linda.

  5. What an adorable card! How special to have such wonderful memories of Christmas and especially that stocking you can hold! Your children are beautiful! (I'm doing the "happy dance" for winning!! Thanks Dawn)

  6. What precious pictures, Dawn! Bless your family for adopting those kids! Love the one of the girls holding your son :) My heart goes out to you in your missing your mom (((hugs)))!!! Love the memory stocking - what a wonderful tribute! Blessings to you!

  7. What a gorgeous card Dawn,I love the image and the colours.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    Hugs Riet.x

  8. You have a lovely family. Thanks for sharing your memories. Enjoy your Christmas.

  9. What wonderful memories, Dawn! Have a wonderful and merry Christmas with your family!! :)

  10. Darling card with your amazing coloring, Dawn, and I loved reading your touching story and seeing that special photo. I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the new year ahead.

  11. A lovely story. Merry Christmas Dawn.

  12. What a great story and beautiful pictures. GORGEOUS card! Merry Christmas to you and your family! May the joy and peace of Christmas remain with you through out the new year.

  13. thanks for sharing the family photos and stories. I can't believe your family adopted a family of 4! Wow! Thats so generous and unselfish. Your card is beautiful. I can't believe that's a PB image. She has so many different styles. I will have to check that website out. Merry Christmas!

  14. I spotted this card on a friend's blog, it is really beautiful, one of my favorite images, Dawn!!
    What special Christmas memories, I wondered who the woman was, she must have been a wonderful woman and mother...thanks for sharing your Christmas memories!!

  15. A very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year, Dawn!! Your card is so lovely!! Wonderful family photos! The memories we share keep our loved ones close, always!
    hugs, Deena

  16. Merry Christmas Dawn. Thanks for sharing such special memories. What a beautiful thank you card.

  17. What a delightful are so lucky in your family then and now. :)
    Guess that is what makes you so sweet. :)

    Happy holiday and many blessings to you sweet lady. :)

  18. Dawn,

    What a wonderful and beautiful story. I loved the photos you shared. Your girls seem very cool, too. lol

    I really love your card. It is beautiful as well.

    Praying you are recovered! We miss you...even though you are here!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

  19. Simply adorable card. I love the family pictures and yes your son has 3 adorning sisters who look as they love him to pieces. Glad they were down for Thanksgiving and you got to see them all. Big hugs...

  20. A beautifully colored image perfectly displayed on the clean, white background! Love it! Thank you for sharing your family photos and stories, too, Dawn. Again, you are blessed.

  21. Fabulous card, Dawn, and thanks for sharing the stories and pictures.

  22. Congrats to Linda and thanks for sharing your special memories too Dawn! Great pics and I hope you have a wonderful new year!!! See you soon!

  23. So now I have tears in my eyes! This is such a sweet post Dawn. I love all the precious pictures. Your stocking is beautiful. I have one my mom made for me when I was little. I will cherish it forever. I know you miss her. I am sure it is hard. ((HUGS))


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