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December 7, 2012

12 Days of Christmas: Candy Cane

Part of the joy of Christmas, for me, is the memories from previous Christmases.  There are so many sights, sounds, and smells that trigger wonderful memories with my family.  I am very blessed to have an amazing, loving family that I can share my joys and sorrows with.  The candy cane is linked to one of those memories.  Every year on Christmas Eve we read a story called Please Teach The Children.  It talks about the different symbols of Christmas and what they mean.  When I was in high school, as a family, we went to San Francisco and handed out candy canes with this message from the story on it. 

Teach the children that the candy cane represents the shepherd’s crook, which He uses to reach down into the ditches of the world to lift out the fallen lambs who, like all sheep, have gone astray. The candy cane represents the helping hand we should show at Christmas time. The candy cane is the symbol that we are our brother’s keepers.

Each member of my family has fond memories from those days of the people we met and talked to and every time I see a candy cane I am taken back to that day to be reminded of the lessons I learned.  That is what I love about Christmas.

Enough sappy stuff!  On to the manicure!

I am really loving playing with loose glitter right now.  I think I have told you that before and I am sure I will say it again. . .


I used China Glaze Def Defying and then individual placed red and silver glitter for peppermint, blingy french tip.


It is simple, but sometimes simple is the most effective.  I am really happy with how this turned out.  I saw it in my head and it worked just as I planned.  It is always nice when that is the case.   

Be sure to check out the other artists, their work is amazing!


Tootles!
Fitz 

P.S. If you would like a copy of the story, then let me know. 

8 comments:

  1. Simple is definitely the most effective. I really love your manicure :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I am glad you like it!

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  2. cute mani, and lovely story, thanks for sharing :D

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    1. I debated if I should share the story, but I figured it was my blog, why not. ;) Thank you!

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  3. I love that you used some not traditional candy cane colors for this. See you day 4

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    1. I love coloring with funky colors. Who says a frog is only green and the sky must always be blue? Thank you!

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    1. Thank you! That is sweet of you to say!

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