Monday, December 1, 2008

Purple Faerie's 24 Days to Christmas

On the 24th day before Christmas my true love gave to me a years subscription to Technique Junkies and all the back copies in existence.
Card Created by Betsy Hawkins
Technique Junkie Technique: Ribbon Weaving
If you don't get the Technique Junkie Newsletter it would be a great request for Christmas as well as a wonderful addition to your technique library!
Christmas Cards:
A form of Christmas card began in England first when young boys practiced their writing skills by creating Christmas greetings for their parents, but it is Sir Henry Cole who is credited with creating the first real Christmas card. The first director of London's Victoria and Albert Museum, Sir Henry found himself too busy in the Christmas season of 1843 to compose individual Christmas greetings for his friends. He commissioned artist John Calcott Horsley for the illustration. The card featured three panels, with the center panel depicting a family enjoying Christmas festivities and the card was inscribed with the message "A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You."

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