On the 20th day of December….Christmas fashion!

Welcome to another Daily December Christmas Blog post.

If you are here for the Christmas Card Carousel, keep on reading til the end!

Gone our the days when my daughters got a new velvet”party” dress for their December birthdays and for Christmas.

Now it is invariably black, with perhaps a token bit of red, but I miss those velvet dress days.

Way back in 1999

Missing a few years – can’t find the correct albums tonight.

2003 Some taffeta and velvet, purple and sparkles, and the start of black and red (and animals)

2004 – her last red taffeta dress

2005 A red tartan with black and white

2006 Black and red and the same tartan skirt!


Lots more black and red

Fortunately my son, age 4, still enjoys (or at least does not object) to wearing Christmas/winter themed clothing so this year again I have got away with a Christmas jumper.



2007 – No Christmas character this time.

but an equally cute Christmas t-shirt

And this year’s offering – not the clearest picture of it, but you get the idea!

Here is a digital scrapbooking layout I made a while back about those days of dresses for my daughters

I remember several dresses I had myself as a child and wore on Christmas day – one was black and white check with red cherries embroidered on it, and another was a dress with a green skirt and white blouse with some “Heidi” trim on it.

I confess to still having a selection of my kids velvet dresses and snowmen jumpers upstairs in a box. I tell myself they are for the kids memory boxes, but at the minute it is my memories they bring joy to.

What about your family? Do you tend to purchase new clothes at this time of year?

If you have memories of ugly Christmas sweaters, you need to check out Big Mama’s post Ugly Sweaters Need Love Too.

In other news, we all enjoyed my daughters 11th birthday and party last night. Eight friends came for a Pyjama Party, and them 3 of them stayed for a sleep-over….and they actually slept too! I will share more of the party and the craft I did with them in another post.

I came across the Christmas Card Carousel, and wanted to share the digital Christmas Card I made to send out to family and friends this year.

If you would like me to make a card for you next Christmas, or for any other occasion then check out my other site JM Digital Designs

I also have a cat’s tale to share, but not tonight. Just to assure you that it ended well, but I had my doubts during the event. Intrigued? All will become clear, but not tonight, as I need to upload this post NOW!

Come back tomorrow for more Christmas blog posts…..the end is in sight.

Take care, and I would love you to leave me a comment.

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  1. Ah, yes, I miss those days too. Now my children won’t let me get them “holiday outfits” anymore.
    Your post brought back a lot of memories. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. I don’t remember wearing anything special growing up… but love to wear red sweaters the month of December, and February for Valentines day.
    Your kids look adorable in their Christmas outfits though!!!
    Do you mind me asking what programs you use to do your digital scrapbooking? I have memory mixer but haven’t done alot with it yet. Do you print yours out as 12x 12’s? Just curious… there’s alot to learn to digital scrapbooking!

  3. These are such lovely memories! Beautiful kids you have, girl!

    I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas,

    Love Fryske

  4. Hi!

    Yes, the Christmas dress. Mine still wear what I give them, but I’m sure that will change really soon (oldest is almost seven).

    Good to find you, I put your blog on the Best of the British list…

  5. I usually change my hair colour to something red in December 🙂

    And I can get away with Christmas jumpers on toots, but she just won’t wear a dress for me. And if I force her, I live to regret it.

    For some reason I can put her in jeans and an old t-shirt and she’ll stay spotless all day, but if I pry her into a dress something winds up getting “spilled” down the front of it.

    She likes to make her point clear. Still I’d love to see her some pretty dresses.

  6. What a neat post! I love your Christmas card…so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along. I wish you a very Merry Christmas!

  7. I LOVED this – your Christmas card is gorgeous and all the pictures of all the kids are just beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a Merry Christmas!!!

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