|Festive ribbon, bows & wrappings!|
This Advent & Christmas Day seemed different than the Christmases before as the stresses of growing up and of growing more apart were settling in to stay - which only made indulging in our favorite family traditions more meaningful. We had so much fun unwinding from the busyness of the outside world and reveling in each other's company. And, of course, we watched Christmas movies, like It's a Wonderful Life, White Christmas & Miracle on 24th Street, for the gazillionth time, pulled out mom's collection of The Night Before Christmas books (she must have nearly 40 copies now), and baked dozens of different kinds of Christmas cookies.
We also have a tradition of sending out Christmas cards to family and friends alike, so, without further ado, allow me to share my story of 100 dresses:
|(1950s vintage card via: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/83387030576988782/)|
The idea all started with a single dress...
Which then became 100 later...
First, I cut dozens of 5" by 5" squares from scrapbooking paper.
|From candy cane stripes...|
|To Christmas plaids, hearts & polka dots...|
|To gingerbread, peppermints & snowmen...|
|And holly berries, twinkling lights & more!|
Then, I folded dresses while listening to Christmas music for a week. (Follow this fantastic Origami Dress Tutorial to fold your own 1950s cocktail dress!)
|Front & Back Views of Origami Dress.|
And here is yours!
Thank you for reading & I hope you have the Happiest of Holidays!