The annual GFC Christmas Auction is on: Visit the site HERE
They have moved all the BUY IT NOW stuff to one page. Over HERE.
I was bored Friday (and avoiding work) so I google searched the lyrics of "Petit Papa Noel"
because I was curious and
C'est la belle nuit de Noël
La neige étend son manteau blanc
Et les yeux levés vers le ciel
À genoux, les petits enfants
Avant de fermer les paupières
Font une dernière prière.
It's a beautiful Christmas night
Snow spreads its white coat
And eyes lift toward the sky
On their knees, small children
Before closing their eyes
Say a last prayer.
|Petit papa Noël|
Quand tu descendras du ciel
Avec des jouets par milliers
N'oublie pas mon petit soulier.
Mais avant de partir
Il faudra bien te couvrir
Dehors tu vas avoir si froid
C'est un peu à cause de moi.
| ||Little Santa Claus|
When you come down from the sky
With thousands of toys
Don't forget my little stocking.
But before you leave
You should dress well
Outside you will be so cold
And it's kind of my fault.
|Le marchand de sable est passé|
Les enfants vont faire dodo
Et tu vas pouvoir commencer
Avec ta hotte sur le dos
Au son des cloches des églises
Ta distribution de surprises.
| ||The sandman has passed|
The children are going to sleep
And you will be able to begin,
With your sack on your back,
To the sound of church bells,
Your distribution of surprises.
Il me tarde que le jour se lève
Pour voir si tu m'as apporté
Tous les beaux joujoux que je vois en rêve
Et que je t'ai commandés.
I can't wait for sunrise
To see if you brought me
All the lovely toys that I see in my dreams
And that I ordered from you.
Et quand tu seras sur ton beau nuage
Viens d'abord sur notre maison
Je n'ai pas été tous les jours très sage
Mais j'en demande pardon.
And when you are on your beautiful cloud
Come first to our house
I wasn't always very good
But I ask for your forgiveness.
Also... I made some Josh ornaments for my tree. Thought you guys might like to see.
They are glass ornaments with Josh and glitter (which is hard to see in the picture) inside them. They were actually pretty easy to make. :D I got the idea from a magazine.
These are just hanging on my minitree for now. I'm putting a Josh (Noel) themed tree in our local festival (like I did last year with my Awake Tree
) and I still need to make more of these. I'll take a pic of the whole tree when it's done for you all to see. :D
Want to make your own??
1. Get some clear glass/plastic craft ornaments, pictures of Josh (mine are about 1.5 x 1.5 inches), ribbon, & glitter.
2. Trace the ornament shape on a transparency sheet.
3. Cut out the shape, but cut it slightly SMALLER than you traced.. leave a tab on the top that will stick out the hole. THIS IS IMPORTANT!
4.Attach picture of Josh to transparency. (I used scrapbooking adhesive, photo squares or glue dots would work, but be sure to attach the corners/edges well!) If the pic hangs off the edges trim the corners.
5.Roll transparency up and stick it in the ornament. Use a pencil to strighten it out inside the ornament. It should just pop open but you cna adjust it a little this way.
6.When you have it where you want it cut the tab that is sticking out the top off. Just the part sticking out. You need to leave some in the neck of the ornament to hold the picture upright. I have one that I messed up and is now like a puzzle trying to flip him over. LOL.
7. Pour glitter in the bottom of the ornament. Put the cap on. Add ribbon to hang.