I remember walking into a neighbor’s house at Christmas time a few years back. The house smelled of cinnamon and the decor looked as though it came from a magazine. At the kitchen table several of her grandchildren were busy putting together a Christmas puzzle. It was an iconic holiday picture.
It reminded me of my own grandmother’s house growing up that had a puzzle on a card table set up at Christmas time – the same puzzle year after year.
Since then, I’ve wanted a Christmas puzzle on our table. This week I finally made it happen. We’ve had a few casualties with Briggs stealing pieces, but I think we’ve recovered all of them!
We’re still not finished, but we’re close. All the kids have taken time to sit down and put some pieces on. We’ve watched several Christmas movies and listened to Christmas music while sitting at that table. It’s Christmas and I love it! (and the house smells like cinnamon!)
I would love to know which puzzle you have. We are always looking for good puzzles to do as a family.
It’s a Cobble Hill puzzle – Ugly Christmas sweaters (they’re cookies made to look like sweaters). I found it at Hobby Lobby but it’s also online here. It was deceivingly harder than it looked but it was fun.
Love puzzles at Christmas time too. Look at Liberty Puzzles for some family heirlooms puzzles. They are made from wood and cute into fabulous and fun shapes. They are beautiful and we add to our collection almost every year.
I’ll have to look at Liberty – Steve is hoping the tradition dies but it won’t if I have anything to say about it! 🙂
That is a solid memory of mine. We always had a puzzle at Christmas time. You are brave to do it with a toddler.
By the time we finished the puzzle we were missing one piece – which is a miracle considering how many places we found pieces. As we were putting the puzzle away we found the final piece under the couch. It’s ready for us to do again next year!