Well almost anyway.
Are you ready, did you think of one more perfect little gift to make or buy? It's been a bit of a scramble the past week, but I think I will be able to say...I'm done.
I watched Emily do a little dance when she heard a weather forecast saying that there would be snow on Christmas Day....perfect weather for Christmas she said.
Are you like us with family on other continents? We have a lot of family in England as you all know, but we have many family members in Australia too. Their time is sixteen hours ahead of ours, so they will be celebrating Christmas Day far ahead of us. England is just five hours ahead of us, so as we are going to bed, they will be thinking about getting up.
Rachel and Emily were here today putting the final touches on their gifts and wrapping them ready for to put under the tree. Choosing the wrapping paper, ribbon and bows are all important parts of their gifts and done with great thought and care.
After listening to the news tonight, I was thinking of the people who won't be able to be home for Christmas.
Sometimes because of distance or perhaps weather conditions. Carefully made plans gone awry.
The turkeys that may not be cooked in Toronto because of the ice storm and power outages.
The hydro workers who may be out in the field working to restore the power to thousands of people.
It makes me more aware of how we should all treasure the time we are able to spend together as family.
For those that don't make it home for Christmas, remember to celebrate it together another time.
Linda and I have enjoyed a year of crafting with many customer friends at the store. The laughter and sharing that takes place is second to none. We look forward to seeing them again after the Christmas break and the start of new classes.
From all of our family that have had the pleasure of serving you in a variety of ways this past year at the Craft Nook, we wish you a...............
Lilian and Linda