Throughout the month of December I'm constantly focused on my Christmas List...for others. My favorite part of the season is creating innovative gift ideas that I know the recipient will adore. Lucky for me my skills include crocheting and photography, which people seem to love. Every time I'm in the dark room at Littleton developing prints, I make a few extra if I think someone might like the photo. My mom has been collecting vintage spoons for years, and when I went to an antique store I found a little plate full of them with a sign! Thus, "Vintage Spoons" was born in corresponding black and white tones. I also gave my grandmother a wooden snowman photo, and my dad's girlfriend "Globe Love": my favorite print. It's a view looking down on a globe positioned on an orange stool with green typewriter letters spelling out "love". Despite the bold coloring, I only had black and white film loaded in my camera, but I think it adds an old time feeling.
For me, my family was superfluously creative. I've always wanted a manual typewriter, but I figured it was too expensive to put on my list. My parents thought otherwise. When I opened the light blue, manual Underwood typewriter I almost collapsed! It's gorgeous. My Oma also gave me my favorite quilt she ever made: a purple/green blooming nine-patch. My aunt-who has two boys and no girls- gave me this fantastic sweater from Urban Outfitters that I can't wait to wear! Her, my uncle and my cousins also gave me a bunch of old "I Love Lucy" memorabilia, and so did my grandparents. As I'm going to college, I also received home goods. Yay! Not to mention I was given a whole bunch of yarn! It was one of the most thoughtful Christmases I've ever had, and it was wonderful to spend time with my family. I can not wait for February when my mom's side and I are heading to the Red Jacket in North Conway for a fun, birthday weekend. Fun times! =)