You may recall this post where I mentioned that I was going to a Christmas in July sale. I did go to the sale and while it was fun to go and everything looked nice, I came away a bit disappointed. Not quite sure if they had scaled back on their decorating or if it was the fact that the air conditioning didn't seem to be working, but I came away feeling a bit bah-humbug. How silly of me to think it could really feel like Christmas when it's pushing 100 degrees outside. Everybody knows there's really no such thing as Christmas.in.July. Ho Ho Ho, silly me.
Not long after my shopping trip, I was going about the business of summer and went out to get the mail. Sitting atop the stack of bills and junk mail was a package with my name on it. How exciting and when I looked at the adorable gift tag, despite my previous bah-humbug attitude, I couldn't help but think it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
These sweet little feet greeted me when I opened the package. I instantly felt my Scrooge-like attitude begin to soften.
One glance into those baby blue eyes and I fell in love. This darling little snowman was made by Elizabeth at Creative Breathing. Her blog is a delightful place to visit. If you have never been, please do yourself a favor and stop by. You can't help but feel happy after experiencing Elizabeth's creativity. On a recent visit she provided the pattern and instructions for making this sweet snowman. I studied them for awhile and wondered if there was any way I might consider giving it a try. Deciding that if I did it would never look anywhere near as cute as Elizabeth's, I left a comment instead telling her how adorable I thought they were. Shortly after that I received an e-mail from Elizabeth telling me that she would like to send one of her snowmen to me if I would provide my address. I must say I don't think I've ever typed my address that fast in my life :-).
Oh my goodness, there really is a Santa.
Looks like there really is such a thing as Christmas in July after all.
Thank you Elizabeth. Your dear little snowman will be a well-loved member of my Christmas collection. Your kindness will be remembered every time I look at his sweet little face.