Monday, 18 October 2010


For those of you who don't know, Thanksgiving is a Harvest Festival celebrated in the USA on the fourth Thursday of November. The story goes that the Pilgrims started the Thanksgiving tradition when they held their Harvest festival and invited the Indians to share their feast and the Indians brought a Turkey to share. Today it is fondly known as 'Turkey Day' and it heralds the start of the Holiday season The famous 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' with its marching bands and huge helium balloons brings Santa Claus to the New York store. The parade was the centre piece of my favourite Christmas film 'Miracle on 34th Street', the 1947 version although the 1994 version is good as well.

I know Thanksgiving is not celebrated in England but I spent 6 years of my married life in the States and I still have some relatives there so I have a couple of Thanksgiving cards to make each year.

The backing paper is printed from an Artylicious CD 'Essence of Nature’, which I printed out onto a pearlescent paper. This was my first venture into using CD's for backing papers and I was really pleased with the result so I will be looking into using the media more. The image is a stamp from Whiff of Joy which I coloured with Promarkers. The flowers are from Orchard Crafts and the ribbons are from my stash. The greeting I stamped using an Inkadinkado stamp and a powder from WOW! who are bringing out some nice colours. I like to make a co-ordinating box for my cards rather than an envelope or boxelope so that the flowers do not get crushed, but as this has to make it to the USA I will be wrapping it in bubble wrap as well.

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