Today is the reveal for Sally's Second Annual Ornament Swap Blog Hop. I enjoyed the first one so much that I just had to sign up for this one as well. My partner is Bette Brody, who makes jewelry, handcrafted books, mixed media, and she loves paper.
This is the ornament I received from Bette. I wish I would have taken a photo of the package because she completely decorated the outside of the mailer. I'm sure the postal service enjoyed it as much as I did.
The front side
and the back side
Also tucked in with the ornament was this darling handmade glass heart.
I had two designs in mind for this challenge. I couldn't decide which to send to Bette, so I sent both. The first one was inspired by one of my favorite Christmas Hymns 'In The Bleak Midwinter', a Christmas carol based on a poem by English poet Christina Rossetti written before 1872. It was set to music many times, but the most famous setting being composed by Gustav Holst in the early 20th Century, and written for the English Hymnal of 1906.
The second ornament was inspired by my favorite childhood Christmas made for TV story 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' by Dr Seuss in 1966. I love the whimsical characters of Whooville, the wonderful colors, and of course the message it shares of what Christmas is really about.
A big thanks to Sally for hosting this wonderful blog hop! Please visit the other participants listed below.