This saying reminds me so much of a tradition in the Jewish Faith called PURIM.  On Purim, there is a tradition for children to get all dressed up, according to the story upon which Purim is based (I won't go into that...too long.)  The part that reminds me of "Holiday Hugs" is the best part of Purim, as far as I am concerned.  It is a wonderful family tradition for each family to gather foods that each have a different blessing said upon it - for instance - bread has one blessing said upon it before eating it, grapes (according to how they are grown) have another blessing, root vegetables would have another blessing, meat get the point, nuts, wine, sweets, etc. etc. The family puts together a gorgously decorated basket of two or more different blessing foods. Yes, there are lots of blessings to remember as one eats a meal!  But it is really nice because one is completely conscious that the food comes from somewhere other than the fridge.  Each family makes a list of who they want to give these baskets (a Purim Basket) to and as a family, on this special day, families go around and deliver the baskets to one another.  Some families may have 50 or so baskets to deliver!!  But it is a beautiful tradition.  It is exciting for the kids to make them, great to gather the type of basket, type of decorative materials that will adorn the basket and to make the final decision of what festive food will go into the basket.   So today's card, with the sentiment "Holiday Hugs, from our house to yours" dedicated to just that...each family giving the next family a great big Squishy Hug as a blessing for a great holiday!  SQUISHY HUGS from me to you!

Paper: The Christmas Stack (DCWV, Black (SU)
Stamp: Christmas Doodles (Inque)
Ink: Barn Red (CTMH)
Accessories: Ribbon (Michael's), Silver (Starform)


  1. Mmmmm!! Lovin' these rich colors!! And our bow and corner treatments are fabulous!! Gorgeous!

  2. Very pretty! I love the colors that you used!


My wish for you is a great day full of laughter! Samara x