Monday, 15 December 2008

Flower Soft and Santa Baby !

From when i was 6 months old my parents had the local post office, and we lived there until i was 25 years old.
This was a busy time of year and even as a small chld i used to love to be in the postmans room. I used to help stamp the letters and sort them, put them into bundles and sometimes even go with the postman to deliver them.

I also used to get up to alot of mischief too......

The post box wasnt the type that stands on the path but it was set into the wall just along from the post office door. There was also a door on the inside of the post office (behind the counter) for my dad to be able to get the letters out . The box was in a type of brick chimney in the wall and it was level with the counter behind where the staff used to serve customers. I was often lifted up to sit on the counter when they were busy, I used to climb into the chimney when they werent looking and open the door to the letter box. I used to put my legs and feet inside the box and peer out through the slot where people posted the letters.
I loved the feel of the cold wind in my eyes, it made them water, but i could see everything that was going on out in the street.

When people used to put the letters in the box i used to shout "Thank you " they used to walk away giving the box very funny looks. I also used to wave to them by putting my hand out through the slot........very naughty I know but it used to make me giggle. Some people used to walk away scratching their heads wondering why the box was talking......

Anyway to get back on track........When i saw the flower soft cards with the post box on them i knew they would make a lovely card for my mum for christmas. The post office was her dads before her and her grandfathers before her father, so it was in the family a long time. Ahh.......many happy chilhood memories spent in the shops with the staff who were great with me.

The second card "Santa baby" is for my friend, her son Connor is the baby.....when he was only a couple of months old and it was his first christmas we took him and bought this little santa suit and he looked so so so cute.....Hes 15 now so he most likely wont appriciate it but the little photos have made a great card. I even put him on the inside sitting on a little skateboard with a teddy and a pressy.

I hope you like the cards and Im sorry for drifting back to my childhood stories hehehe.

Thanks for stopping by.


Chriss Rollins said...

Hi Jaqi,

Dont be sorry I loved the stories about the PO.
you are sooo funny a bit like candid camera.

Sorry I have not been blogging for a while I am trying to catch up with my blogging to you all.
Hope that you are well and so pleased you wonthe halloween LO well done.

Take care.
chriss x

Denise said...

Love your stories Jaqi! How precious! Your cards are too lovely for words! Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

What lovely cards Jaqi, so special and personal...and a really great story!!!!
****Christmas hugs****
Linda xxx

Chriss Rollins said...

Hi Jaqi,

I remember Fennicks windows as a 15 and 16 yr old.... they were always gorgeous , magical. and there always seemed to be snow around.

thank you for being a papergirl follower in 2008.

wishing you a wonderful creative 2009.

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump,

May your potatoes and gravy
Have never a lump.

May your puddings be delicious
And your pies take the prize,

And may your Christmas dinner
Stay off your thighs!

Happy Christmas

love Chriss X

Kaz Scrapz said...

I love your stories Jaqi - I can imagine all the laughs you must have got from your antics LOL.

Beautiful cards too. Love the flowersoft post box - I am still dreaming of having a white christmas!

Those baby pics are so cute - hmmm 15 year old lad might not appreciate them - but I know the mum will :)
xxx Karen

nancy said...

It's a GREAT story! I was laughing so hard, thinking of the people who heard you or saw your little hand poking out! You probably caused a few to give up drinking! What a cartoon in my head!

This is brilliant , i love it !