Christmas poses a challenge for those when it comes to cross stitch: the agony of choice made more worrisome by the timely nature of the holiday. Do you put all your crafting efforts into to one awesome Yuletide image, or sew as many cards possible like a North Pole elf with a very large social circle? For this entry in the Past Impressions blog, we hope to ease your decision making with some more of our latest early Christmas patterns!
Often the options available for Christmas cross stitch kits are split between lavish images and gorgeous greeting cards, but there are other alternatives. From Anchor, this kit to make Christmas cross stitch tags has a number of purposes.
In our opinion, the part of that lets down a beautifully wrapped present is the addressed card made of simple paper. A necessary evil to ensure the gift reaches its rightful owner, but one we think can be rectified with one of these five classic Christmas red pieces. You can use them as tree decroations, to label children's stockings, and none of them will take a huge amount of you crafting time.
Every year on Past Impressions, we try to ensure that we not only have new Christmas card kits to ensure our embroiderers aren't forced to reuse designs, but like to think every pack we stock brings something a little different to the table. This can definitely be said for these packs of 3 needlecraft card kits by Nia.
Focusing purely on contemporary Christmas commodities, we have trees, snowmen, presents and Santa (well, his shoes at least!) in easy to create design ideas. Like all of our cross stitch card kits, they come with their own envelopes, and instructions in case this is your first time using embroidery to pass on a season's greeting.
And finally, as our grand cross stitch Christmas display of choice for this blog; a beautiful blizzard touched arrangement by the always reliable Dimensions.
The 'Let It Snow' cross stitch kit uses the words of the Sammy Cahn and composer Jule Styne classic Christmas tune (which is also now the manta of all children hoping for a day off school...) and arraanges them as a pile of presents decorated in Christmas baubles, stockings, candy canes and more. A perfect holiday decoration to frame, hang or for the receiver to use as they please, if the festive colours don't sway you to make this, the lovely detail certainly will.
Have you begun work on your Christmas cross stitch kits? You can share spme design inspiration and your pieces in progress with us on our Facebook page, through Twitter or over at Google+, where they can also be passed around our always jolly Cross Stitch Community.