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Wednesday, 23 December 2009


Wishing you all a Wonderful Christmas.

Q. What do vampires put on their Christmas turkey?

A. Grave-y.

Q. What did the ghost say to Santa Claus?

A. I'll have a boo Christmas without you.

Q. What do you call a snowman party?

A. A Snowball!

Q. What did the Gingerbread Man put on his bed?

A. A cookie sheet!

Q. What do you get when you cross a snowman with a shark?

A. Frost bite!

A native Mexican plant, poinsettias were named after Joel R. Poinsett, U.S. ambassador to Mexico who brought the plant to Americain1828.
Poinsettias were likely used by Mexican Franciscans in their 17th century Christmas celebrations.
One legend has it that a young Mexican boy, on his way to visit the village Nativity scene, realized he had no gift for the Christ child.
He gathered pretty green branches from along the road and brought them to the church. Though the other children mocked him, when the leaves were laid at the manger, a beautiful star-shaped flower appeared on each branch.
The bright red petals, often mistaken for flowers, are actually the upper leaves of the plant.

We learn something new every day

Interesting Christmas Card Facts from Woodlands junior school....

In 1846 1000 cards, with the same design as the first Christmas cards, were sold to the public at 1 shilling each by Felix Summerly's Treasure House in Bond street.

Postmen in Victorian England were popularly called "robins" because their uniforms were red.
Victorian Christmas cards often showed a robin delivering Christmas mail.

In the nineteenth century, the British Post Office used to deliver cards on Christmas morning.
The first Christmas stamp was released in Canada in 1898.

Want more interesting Christmas facts then please do visit HERE Woodlands junior school where I am sure you will learn something new....
for instance I didn't know we had a 'Stirup Sunday' at least I didn't know it had a name.... do you know what this tradition is?

With 2 days to go and maybe you are running around like a headless chicken and the kids are bored... now thats a why not send them to visit this link there is so much to do...
dress a snowman
dress a tree and more
and my fave for the girls dress a dolls house

Hope that you all have a great day ....
I will be back to show you the very last in the Halloween ATC's and the start of the Key ATC's (key swaps all went out yesterday)
New Years Day we have our first ATC challenge of 2010 and a great one it is too....
It will be challengeing me as I have never had a go at this before....
come meet our lovely ATC designer from the Netherlands.
take care and thanks for popping by.
Much Christmas luv to you all.
Chriss x


JaNs ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

....and a Merry Christmas to you Chriss!
Will be looking forward to a new ATC challenge in the new year!
Have a Fab festive time!
Jan x

Karen said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS SWEETHEART!!! Loved reading all the Christmas stuff too!

I got my Atc's this morning and WOW they are all fab...thank you everyone!!!


Martina2801 said...

Hi Chriss,
I`m glad, that I´ve met you in the blogworld and I'm looking forward to another ATC challenge in the future!! Wish you a very happy Christmas and a Fantastic New Year!!

Love and hugs,

Athena said...

Ho! HO! Ho! Loved those jokes :)

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
I too am looking forward to future swaps.

Big Huggles!

Dawn said...

Hope you have a great Christmas and a very Happy New Year, with lots of swapping!
Dawn x

Sandy said...

Chriss, I wish you and your family a merry christmas.
Happy Holidays for you my friend.

Thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog. Hugs.

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Susan said...

Merry Christmas, Chriss! Enjoy your day!

Cheryl said...

hi hun just wanted to wish you a happy xmas and fab 2010 and look forward to seeing what the new swap will be love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Viv's Visuals said...

Merry Christmas!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Those ARE a lot of interesting facts Chriss! Thanks for sharing!!!
Wishing you and all those you Love a very Merry Christmas!!!!

She said...

Hi Chriss, Happy Christmas. I received my swaps yesterday, thank you so much - they are FAB, love 'em! Looking forward to a new ATC challenge in the New Year, as I didn't have time to play this month :-( Love S xxxx