Anyone who grew up LDS most assuredly grew up surrounded by crafts which were crafted, once a year, on "SUPER SATURDAY." It's an amazing phenomenon where Mormon women get together for an entire Saturday and craft, craft, craft! Because it usually falls on a Saturday in November, most of the Super Saturday crafts are Christmas related. This week we decorated my mom's house for Christmas, and as we opened up boxes and set out the decorations, I would easily say that more than half the decorations, dating back three or more decades, came from various Super Saturdays. Here are a few:
But, I have to admit, my very favourite Christmas crafts are these two (I've asked to get them when mom dies!)
This year I finally started making something I've been meaning to for years. Before you are too impressed, let me assure you that this was not the workings of my mind. My incredible friend Chelsea went way above and beyond to create this beauty, and I have merely enjoyed her labours! So, while it is yet to be completed, here's the finished pieces of my Advent Calendar!
There you have it: proof of another successful Super Saturday. Hopefully in 30 years my kids will still enjoy pulling this work of art out and reminiscing over the years it was used and loved. I've only got a few more days to get it complete, and when I do I'll be sure to post. Until then, happy Christmas crafting to all of you!