Sketch #4 – Dreaming of a White Christmas

White Christmas

Snow Job?

Christmas equals piles of fluffy white snow, icicles, frozen ponds for skating on, and hot chocolate around a roaring fire, right?

That’s what I grew up with – well, from the age of 8 to 18 that is. We could literally cross country ski from our front door! But now I live where the snow don’t fall!

What about you? Is winter defined by inches of snow you’ve shoveled and layers of clothing you have to dress in to keep from becoming a humanscicle? (Yes, that’s a word, really!) As romantic as it may look in the TV movies, living in that type of climate is not easy. I may do the “when I was your age I had to walk to school and back, barefoot, in the snow, uphill both ways” thing to my kids, but it’s not a complete exaggeration! I always had boots and it was only uphill on the way home, but unless it was -40C, we were walking! Brr!

But we had no choice so we made the best of it. Snow ball fights. Sledding on the hill behind the school. Skating at the local tennis courts that the city had turned into rinks. Life was still lived outside. Now we can count on green Christmases and our girls play soccer all winter long. It’s a very different kind of Holiday Season than what I grew up with.

And not everyone is even experiencing winter right now! If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere you are in the middle of summer so perhaps your white Christmas is more of the white sand beach variety. That sounds pretty heavenly actually!

Whatever temperature your Christmas is lived at, document it in this sketch.

12 sketches - snow

I think the girls did a great job making their own snow storm, don’t you? It also kept them busy for AGES! Always a good thing in my books!

Dreaming of a White Christmas by Alison Day Designs

So white, or white-hot, get your Christmas weather story down today.

Don’t forget to share a link to any pages you make in the comments below or over on my Facebook page. We’d all love to see your work and read your stories!

Happy Scrapping!

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