Thursday, November 26, 2009

beautiful {RAKs}

Hello, and wishing a very blessed and happy Thanksgiving to my American friends today!

Mimicking last year...we're having a very quiet holiday today, opting not to travel and instead just enjoy the simplicity of staying home, enjoying each other's company, eating a meal that somewhat resembles the traditional Thanksgiving feast {the pumpkin pie is my favorite part!}, and reflecting, in writing, for our Thanksgiving album on all the blessings we've been given this past year {our annual tradition, though I think the kids would much rather skip it -lol}. **How's that for a LOOOOONNNNG sentence?! lol**

Before I post the Thanksgiving cards I made for my older kids, I thought I'd share with you a couple beautiful Thanksgiving/fall cards I recently received from friends.  They're even prettier in real life, with all their charming details...right down to the beautifully decorated insides and heartfelt sentiments.

This first card is from my friend Kathy {who doesn't have a blog but does beautiful work}.  She used some gorgeous Indian Summer papers by BasicGrey and I think the images are so cute --I think she said they're retired stamps from SU.

The second card was a wonderful surprise in my mailbox yesterday from my bloggin' buddy Barb.  It's so sparkly and pretty.

I am so thankful to have such kind, thoughtful {and talented} friends.  

It's time to go get the pie into the oven, but I'll be back later with more Thanksgiving cards to share.  ;)

Thanks so much for the visit, wishing you a wonderful day, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!


Sarah said...

Beautiful cards you received Christie! We too spent the day alone as a family. We put up our tree and cooked a wonderful feast.
If you get a chance my youngest DD drew a sketch for my blog buddies to participate in...she want's to choose her favorite!!! If you get a chance come check it out!
Hope the rest of your thanksgiving is wonderful!

Jeanne said...

Wonderful cards, Christi! I hope you enjoyed your pie!

Happy Thanksgiving to one of the sweetest people I know!