Twas the day after Christmas, and all through the house,
Every creature was hurting, even the mous.
The toys were all broken, their batteries dead;
Santa passed out, with some ice on his head.
And I in my t-shirt, new Reeboks and jeans,
Went into the kitchen and started to clean.
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the sink to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the curtains, and threw up the sash.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a little white truck, with an oversized mirror.
The driver was smiling, so lively and grand;
The patch on his jacket said "US Postman."
With a handful of bills, he grinned like a fox
Then quickly he stuffed the into our mailbox.
Bill after bill, after bill, they still came.
Whistling and shouting he called them by name:
"Now Dillard's, now Broadway's, now Penny's and Sears
Here's Levitz's and Target's an Merveyn's - all here!
To the tip of your limit, every store, every mall,
Now chargeaway-chargeaway-chargeaway all!"
He whooped and he whistled as he finished his work.
He filled up the box, and then turned with a jerk.
He sprang to his truck and he drove down the road,
Driving much faster with just half a load.
Then I heard him exclaim with great holiday cheer,
"Enjoy what you got, you'll be paying all year!"
I know, I know, another clean and simple Artful Delight post! However, when I sat down to make these I realized I used up most of the holiday patterned paper from the kit for my holiday cards (which I guess I will save for next year because I didn't get them signed or put in the mail)! Plus, I wanted to showcase the winter side of the December Artful Delight Card Kit. And third, I love that most of the card kits include versatile stamps and many sheets of solid cardstock so that if you aren't into a lot of embellishments, you STILL get your money's worth from the kit.
You could easily paper piece these creatures for a more detailed card, that would be totally cute. These cards feature creatures that were colored lightly with colored pencils. It's a technique that I haven't tried, or tried in a long while, and although the results probably weren't what I was thinking, I think they are still fun.
I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!