For this challenge we needed to make a card that reminded us of our childhood Christmases. Most of what I remember was chaos. I come from a family of five kids, so you can imagine the paper flying and noise.
However, I distinctly remember my mom participating in the neighborhood ladies Cookie Exchange for a few years. My sister told me that she remembers the group being called "JUGs" (not to be confused with the periodical "JUGGS") - "Just Us Gals." And I remember my mom going off to trade yummy Creme de Menthe brownies for lots of other cookies, some good, some not so good, but when you are a kid, you don't turn away sugar! I always loved looking over the plate or container that came back and all the lovely colors.
I also recall my mom baking in the kitchen. I don't remember an apron, but I do remember the wooden spoon. I think she may still have one from a loooongg way back, too. So, I decided to make a tag that I could put on a package of cookies for a friend instead of a card. I cut a wee slit on the pocket of the apron so that I could slip a wooden spoon in and out of it, but I am not sure that you can see that in the picture.
Ok, one more to go, I think...