Pink Saturday With A Christmas Twist

Here we are again ~ Pink Saturday, but this time with a Christmas twist! Beverly at How Sweet The Sound, the fantastic weekly host of what is obviously now an enormous task, asked us to include a childhood memory of Christmas this week.

Here’s what I wrote on day 12 of Journal Your Christmas last year: No one Christmas stands out as a classic. I seem to remember Christmas as a montage: visits to Nana early evening on Christmas Eve; presents in pillowcases (always a selection box, 30 felt-tip pens and pads of geometric patterns to colour in); traditional Christmas lunch with turkey, beef and pork; the Queen’s Speech; Dad proposing the toast, “Here’s to temperance” and Nana replying, “Perish the thought!”; singing Christmas carols and being able to sing the descant; Christmas cards hung on string banners; anticipation of the New Year’s Eve party.

My GiveAway this week is a concertina minibook (it will look something like this one). If you would like a chance to win it, please leave a comment to show that you dropped by; become a follower of this ordinary, run-of-the-mill blog if you’d like a 2nd chance of winning. The random number selector thingy will choose the winner at 4pm (GMT) on Tuesday, 8 December.
I’m also offering a GiveAway here and a Christmas Challenge with a prize here ~ it would be great if you stopped by either or both of them.
In the mean time, I hope you like the newest additions to our Christmas collection and Happy Festive Pink Saturday!

15 thoughts on “Pink Saturday With A Christmas Twist

  1. I've never met anyone else who had their presents in pillowcases like we do! Lovely memories. There's nothing quite like a big new pack of felt tips. I might ask for one this year hehe.


  2. On this first Saturday of December ♥Jappy Pink Saturday♥. I was away for a while and sure missed running around the blogs arnd seeing all of the goodies everyone was sharing.

    Thanks so much for making my morning so much fun. Hoping that you and those you care about spend a wonderful weekend making memories that will last a lifetime☺


  3. Ruth, I am loving my Christmas Concertina, though I'm waiting for Christmas to get pics to put in it.

    I love your little Santa and Snowman. Very cute additions to your Christmas ornament family.

    Years ago after seeing the movie “Shadowlands” about CS Lewis, I decided to add Christmas crackers to our celebration each year. So we always have fun with those.

    Loved your dad's toast and your nana's reply. LOL! That is priceless. Mr. Magpie's grandmother was a Methodist and didn't really “drink,” but she managed to have a syrup pitcher with what she referred to as “flavoring” for the eggnog. That bourbon always gave just the right kick to it! 😉

    Happy Pink Saturday, Ruth…


    Sheila 🙂


  4. Presents in pillowcases is something I have never heard of – but think it is a wonderful idea. Think how much wrapping paper/trees we would save! Happy Pink Saturday!


  5. I am having so much fun reading these Christmas memories! I've never heard of presents in pillowcases either but new crayons in a Christmas stocking was a great treat just like your felt-tip pens!
    Happy Pink Saturday,
    Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts


  6. First..oh my goodness..I love little snowman and Santa. They are the sweetest ever and have the cutest legs. And second, to let you know my package arrived day before illness has kept me from blogging very much..but I just had to let you know that it arrived. And..little book is GORGEOUS…and BEAUTIFUL.. and so much more. I love everything about's so dainty and delicate..and I love the tiny bird. How ever do you make something so pretty???. Thank you again Ruth..I love the tiny book and will treasure it.. :). Hugs from Texas…and happy Pink Saturday. Have a wonderful weekend.


  7. I love thinking back and trying to remember the childhood memories. I think one of my earlies Christmas memories was having Christmas lunch on Durban beach one year – that was different! We used to have one of my Dad's big socks hung next to our bed on Christmas eve and in the morning it would be filled with goodies.


  8. Oh Sweet Ruth, I now can see where you get your talent. You were raised and nutured to creat, with all the wonderful pens and patterns given to you. You are an artist for sure I don't know if you are aware of this or not. Your work is exquiste and I should know, I am lucky enough to own a piece of it. I love your give a ways and could not have enough. Happy Pink Saturday and so sorry it's cold and damp there, Char


  9. Snap! I too used to have a pillowcase filled with presents. I remember having Christmas dinner at my Grandma's house and it was either duck or goose because Grandad was head gardener on an estate and his Christmas bonus was a large bird to cook!
    I found your blog after you visited mine and I've become a follower. The work you do is just stunning.


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