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Christmas Preparations of Cards and Flowers

The first week of December has arrived, I have been waiting patiently and have lots planned, as I will not be working for the whole month! 

Christmas Card Swap
My Christmas card swap from Eternally 28

I am just about to sit down and write my Christmas Cards for family and friends.  I also have a special card I send to Japan each year, so I need to get a move on to get this in the post if it is to arrive in time for Christmas.

This year for the first time I have joined in with a Blogger Christmas Card Swap, a lovely idea all organised by Amy at Love Made My Home.  I was matched with blogger Rachel at Eternally 28, I have been following Rachel's blog for a few years now - so it was nice to get the chance to exchange Christmas Cards. I have sent Rachel one of the lovely handmade felt cards from Nell Makes.

Thank you Rachel for my lovely and first Christmas Card of the year!

Christmas Flowering Hyacinth
Christmas Hyacinth

Christmas Flowering Hyacinth
Hyacinth Bulb grown in water
My Christmas flowering Hyacinth is growing well. I have planted three bulbs this year, the other two are in slightly cooler places in the house so are a week or two behind in growth. But hopefully one of them will bloom in time for Christmas Day - fingers crossed.

Christmas Flowering Hyacinth
Rooting well through the glass beads
For those of you that are celebrating Christmas I hope your preparations are going well.

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12 comments:

  1. I've not blogged it yet but your gorgeous card to me was my first card I received too!! It made me all warm and fuzzy inside all day xx I too have some international cards to write and get a wriggle on down to the post office X

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  2. I am glad that your swap card was the first one you received, how lovely! I hope that you can get your other cards written and off to their special places in plenty of time! Enjoy your not working so much December! xx

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  3. Hello I'm visiting from Amy's card swap. What a lovely card. Wishing you a Merry Christmas!!

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  4. I'm visiting too from Amy's ..have a very merry Christmas..Maria

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  5. Visiting from Amy's....cute card with a mama bear and cub. I almost purchased a hyacinth this year. Thought it would be fun to watch...but my rosemary died and so thought better of it. Hope it blooms for you! Merry Christmas!

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  6. Popping over from Amy's, beautiful card and such great fun. Have a great Christmas.

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  7. Having time to do the things you want is a wonderful thing. I quit my job in June after 15 years in the school system and couldn't be happier. Merry Christmas!

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  8. You received a lovely card to begin the holiday season.I wish you a Merry Christmas, Pat

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  9. What a lovely card, think we are all enjoying this swap x

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  10. What a lovely card, that is so cute. It's such a great swap to be involved in, isn't it? Wishing you a very merry Christmas.

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  11. I'm visiting from Amy's blog. Lovely card. Good luck with the flowers, I hope you have a bloom for Christmas.

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  12. i love the bear, what a cutie. i enjoy snow, considering we are not having any here in Virginia. i love your hyacinth, has it started to bloom yet? i hope you will share it when it pops out, i will have to stop back by soon to see if you have updated us. i just hopped over to see your Christmas card swap from "Amy's at Love Made My Home". hope you are well. that you had a nice Christmas. here's hoping the New Year will be a great one for all. take care. all the best to ya. ( :

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