Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I haven't counted the days yet....but Christmas is coming!



I love Christmas! It is my favorite time of the year. Granted, Christmas, the real Christmas, has been "commercialized over", you can hardly avoid it for all of the commercialization and I for one believe it's a crime. However, I have to admit, (although I am offended that retail has moved up their campaign every year to capitalze on the all mighty dollar), I love to walk through the stores and revel in the Christmasness that is offered. I begin my own campaign of what to give my loved ones for Christmas.

I don't think that Novemeber 10th is too early to start planning what to give....and here it is, drum roll please...my point for this post....."What to give".....

This is my public service announcement for the season, for you Blogging, writing, photo capturing maestros check out BLURB. You can put a book together of your blogs to give as gifts. At first I wondered if this was sort of 'self important', but, I began sifting through some of my posts and if I pick out a select few that show case my writing, my photography and my love for family and friends it would be a nice gift, right?

Anyhooooo, I downloaded their editing program, it looks super easy and it even has a "blog to book" function that eliminates the guess work. Maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree here....has anyone done this before? I stumbled on this concept earlier this year and it's been in the back of my mind ever since to do this with my blog. SSSSOOOOOO, I'm going to do it....wish me luck and let me know any of you have already done this or if you are considering it. I'd be anxious to hear how it worked out for you AND if any of you do have a book already done, I might be inclined to buy one! ('cause y'all are fabulous, really).

The feeling of Christmas is already beginning to permeate....That means my Grandmother's spirit will begin visiting me.....YAY!

Peace

8 comments:

Sara said...

That sounds like a great idea!

I went into target a month and a half ago (end of September) and they had Christmas out (bad) but now I love love love going through the Christmas aisles!

Brian Miller said...

very cool. i am looking into it as well.

cant even begin to believe how close christmas is...the stores are already decorated around these parts...

good luck with the book. let me know how it goes and i will keep you updated on my end.

hope your paper turned out well.

Kimberly said...

I so love Christmas. I love it so much it just happens to be my birthday....

f8hasit said...

I bought my first Christmas present today.
And then promptly gave it to my daughter when I got home.
So much for planning ahead!
:-)

p.s. I absolutely LOVE seeing the Christmas displays. If it's snowing it doubles the pleasure...

otin said...

I would not mind printing up the stories!

Pat said...

I have seen this advertised, but I haven't done it. Let me know how it goes.

f8hasit said...

Oh...and I just tagged you with an award. Think of it as an early Christmas present...
:-)

julochka said...

good for you!! i downloaded blurb ages ago and have 3 unfinished photo books there...hmm. maybe i should finish a couple of those...