Thursday, November 29, 2007
It's Hallothanksmas Eve !!
Twas the night before Hallowthanksmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a mouse (nor Evan and Shadow). The dirty socks were thrown on the floor next to the chimney without a care in hopes that Alice from the Brady Bunch soon would be there......
I know, I know ..... you're thinking "what the heck is she talking about?! What's Hallowthanksmas?!" Well.... it's a new holiday that I've declared to accommodate holiday slackers like me. You see, I started a project that I had hoped to be finished for Halloween. Well, that didn't happen. Then, I thought I'll finish it in time for Thanksgiving. Well, that didn't happen either. Now since the project is a pumpkin project I thought it was kind of a stretch to let it roll over until Christmas, so inserting a holiday somewhere between the "pumpkin" holidays and Christmas seems to be the way to go...... so, I hereby declare tomorrow, November 30th to be Hallothanksmas !! (i.e. Halloween-Thanksgiving-Christmas). --- now, of course, if you're not finished your Hallothanksmas craft projects by Nov. 30th, you can push the holiday back to the following Tuesday (December 4th) -- see how flexible of a holiday declarer I am!
Now, in the first picture I've tried to gather up some of the traditional Hallothanksmas decorations and foods. Decoration consist of that rotting pumpkin left over from Halloween (see how festive it looks wearing that Santa hat straight out of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.) Also included in the decorations are that Thanksgiving turkey who looks pretty irked, greeting cards from all 3 holidays, and a folk art Santa. Also, candles are nice touch (both pumpkin and bayberry). Throw in some pumpkin fabric right next to some Christmas fabric, too. Also, here's a suggestion if you still have your Halloween scare crows hanging around -- just put a Santa hat on them . Now, as far as food goes, you'll notice some left over Halloween candy, some slice and bake sugar cookies (these have often passed as homemade Christmas cookies at my house) and of course a left over can of cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving. Ooooooo YUM! my mouth is just watering !!!
Well, I'm sorry to tell you all that there are no Hallothanksmas elves -- you'll have to do all the preparations for this holiday by yourselves -- which means I'd better get off of this computer and finish my Hallothanksmas craft project -- as you can see in that last picture, I'm running behind!! ( I really want to finish it by tomorrow -- I don't want to have to push the holiday back to Dec 4th!) -- Oh! and I almost forgot -- I plan to contact Hallmark and give them the scoop on this new holiday so they can start coming up with greeting cards for next year!
OK --it's back to work on that pumpkin for me!
Mary Anne (aka Mare)