Sunday, December 20, 2009

Caardvarks Digital Challenge and Visit to Santa!

Happy Sunday everyone.  Just checked out Caardvarks and was thrilled to see my monster digital card featured in the list of Stand Outs!.  I used one of Jane's images to create it and am so thrilled to see it featured alongside my Hero Arts Flickr Friends cards - Sally, DustyPenny aka Joy, Alice, Mabel to name a few - be sure to check them out.  Jane's wonderful digital images are available here from Squigglefly. 

I am doing the happy dance but can only do it for a short while because I have a LONG list of stuff to do this afternoon.... wrapping, making lists, catching up on my December Daily... and the list continues!!

Yesterday we had our annual visit to Santa.  This santa doesn't arrive by sleigh or helicopter but another means of transport!

It is so much fun, the anticipation of him arriving. 

All the children stand along the shoreline, shivering - waiting for him to arrive.  A shout and cheer goes up when he is spotted coming up the river.  He is safely transported by the local RNLI.  He receives a 21 gun salute as he walks up the marina to the welcoming crowd of happy children.

Then the boys got to see him and he chatted about what they would like for Christmas, whether they had been good and what they were going to leave out on Christmas Eve for him!.  You can see the awe in their faces as they got to meet the man in red with the funny accent!

Such a wonderful holiday memory and tradition.  Thanks for stopping by.

9 comments:

Nancy said...

OMG Santa came in a boat! Love it! Merry Christmas, Deirdre!

CinnamonSally said...

Big congrats on being featured as one of the caardvarks "Stand outs" love your monster card. Hope you have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year" hugs Sally :)

Suzanne C said...

Yeah! So glad to see your card highlighted on the Caardvarks challenge! My kids loved the picture of Santa arriving on a boat. They wanted to know why?

Dawn said...

Very cute picture of the boys...and congrats on your Caardvarks hightlight. It was a cute card.
Have a great Christmas... so much fun with younger children....

moccavanila said...

OMG...Really cool Santa, he came with boat!
Congrats Deirdre being featured on Caardvarks Digital Challenge Stand-Outs! your Little monster is sooo cute! Merry Christmas to you!

donna mikasa said...

Oh, Deirdre....our Hawaiian Santa comes by canoe...or surfboard!
Your boys are giving Santa an earful....so cute!!

Vanessa said...

Congratulations, Deirdre!!! And Merry Christmas to you!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Jane said...

That totally ROCKS!!! And I so wish I could have been there!!! Wow, our Croatian Santa is pretty boring I have to say!!!

Alice Wertz said...

it's such a cool way for the Santa to arrive! congrats on your Caardvarks standout!! that's a fabulous card!

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