Good day Clarity family, Simon here with a festive YouTube Tuesday for you.
December is finally here! Advent is underway and the smell of sprouts will soon be wafting through homes and assaulting the senses of minors for years to come. (Can you tell I’m not a sprouts fan? More of a broccoli guy myself).
But anyway, enough of actual food, more on food for thought as is the norm here at Clarity Matters. This week, I want to talk about traditions.
Everyone has traditions. Customs that have been passed down for years, from generation to generation. Advent calendars, stockings, mince pies and sherry for Saint Nick and his reindeer, you know what I mean. Those warming and cherished traditions that fill homes with the spirit of Christmas. But also those traditions that are specific to you and your family.
Making a gingerbread house every year, watching the Christmas lights turn on in your local town, even decorating your Christmas tree. We used to have a tradition when I was a child, where we decorate the tree with 4 specific ornaments that were at the top of the tree; a pair of matching elves in tinsel rings, a little Scandinavian doll and of course the star atop the peak, which was always the last part of the decoration and would always done by my mother (even when I could reach the top of the tree and she needed a step up).
One Christmas tradition, especially for you Crafting wizzes out there, might be sending Christmas cards to friends and relatives. Groovi-ed, Die-cut or Stencilled they’re made with love and well received. And now, for those last minute, down to the wire card makers, Clarity have some picturesque Two Way Overlay stamps for all types of cards.
For the traditional and the contemporary crafter and Christmas reveller, these Christmas Baubles depict both well-known scenes from the nativity and some wintry landscapes that will make you want to use them over and over again.
So this week, Barbara has put together a project for you to follow along to, to make your own Christmas card with an inky edge.
Also, whats YouTube Tuesday without a bit for special offer tradition, eh? So this week, if you buy all three stamp sets, you pay for just two! Plus we have the designer paper pads, card toppers and our sticker collections with a 20% discount.
Oh, come on, as the well-known, curly-haired, septuagenarian says “It’s Chriiiiiiiisstmaaaaaaaas!!!”
Click the names of each product to find them on our website.
And who knows, these stamps could become your new Christmas tradition. Tell us your traditions down in the comments section, we’d love to hear them.
Lastly, here is your Elf Hunt Clue for the day –
Best of luck, and happy hunting!
Now I must dash, I’ve just seen Jordan attacking his advent calendar, he’s just finished day 18 and I fear I’ll have to clean up days 3-17. Wish me luck!
Clarity Matters. It really does.