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Countdown 2 Christmas – Day 5

Day5CountdownWelcome to day 5 of Pink Paislee’s Countdown 2 Christmas Event!  If you are just joining us you might want to go back and read all about our 25 day event HERE and HERE.  We want you to be ‘in the know’ about all of the free printables and weekly giveaways!

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And I think that point is punctuated by all the lights found everywhere this time of year. We love to drive around our neighborhood every year to ooh and aaaah over all the festiveness found on the houses by way of lights. It’s part of our tradition of the season. And one we must never miss as there will be great weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Pink Paislee Countdown 2 Christmas | @pinkpaislee @jamiepate #PP2CC #PPmerryandbright

Pink Paislee Countdown 2 Christmas | @pinkpaislee @jamiepate #PP2CC #PPmerryandbright

Our December album always has an ode’ to lights. That may sound funny, because it should be so obvious. But I want us to remember this simple family time and that it was important to us every year to go see the lights. I mean, when else are we all in the car in a leisurely fashion like that? We are always bustling here or there and never just enjoying being together. Never! So this is definitely a highlight for each and every one of us.

Pink Paislee Countdown 2 Christmas | @pinkpaislee @jamiepate #PP2CC #PPmerryandbright

I always attempt a bit of nighttime photography for this memory.

Pink Paislee Countdown 2 Christmas | @pinkpaislee @jamiepate #PP2CC #PPmerryandbright

So while my photos are not perfect, I created a flap on my page using Merry & Bright pattern paper and punching holes to fit it in the album. I can add whatever photos I want and still remember our favorite finds.

Pink Paislee Countdown 2 Christmas | @pinkpaislee @jamiepate #PP2CC #PPmerryandbright

While out and about the community we always, and I mean always listen to A Charlie Brown Christmas by Vince Guarlaldi Trio. There is nothing that brings it all home for me than listening to that disc. It is way on the top of my list of tradition. And it’s just a cool listen. If you don’t have it, you really need to add it to your Christmas collection.

Pink Paislee Countdown 2 Christmas | @pinkpaislee @jamiepate #PP2CC #PPmerryandbright

Once back home, it’s time for homemade hot cocoa. And fresh whip. Oh yeah…that’s what I’m talkin’ about. It completely wraps up our fun evening together as we sit and chat and maybe even play a game while sipping our hot chocolate.

Pink Paislee Countdown 2 Christmas | @pinkpaislee @jamiepate #PP2CC #PPmerryandbright

Pink Paislee Countdown 2 Christmas | @pinkpaislee @jamiepate #PP2CC #PPmerryandbright

If you do not already document this family tradition, I hope this year you will make the time to do just that. It’s a simple activity. Doesn’t cost a lot of money. And will serve only to bring peace, love and joy to you and yours.


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Don’t forget to upload images that fit today’s theme to Instagram or Facebook using the Hashtag #PPC2C to be entered to win the entire Bella Rouge Collection. Show us your lists or show us who has been naughty or nice. You can also show us the finished pages of your album to enter! Good Luck!



5 Responses to "Countdown 2 Christmas – Day 5"

  • Laura Turcotte
    December 5, 2014 - 5:26 am

    Another gorgeous page!!

  • Jean Marmo
    December 5, 2014 - 6:41 am

    Such wonderful inspiration!!

  • Pam
    December 5, 2014 - 1:11 pm

    Just love the card, thank you so much!

  • Tara McCarthy
    December 5, 2014 - 1:33 pm

    I in love with sequins lately, and I love how you made that star out of them. Gorgeous.

  • Gail L
    December 7, 2014 - 10:37 pm

    Jamie, like everything you do – this is just stunning! I love, love, love the extra photos hidden under the flap! xx