Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah , Merry Kwanzaa, Happy Festivus…whatever you celebrate this year, I am celebrating with you!

When the wonderful Jana Francis, founder of The Steal Network, offered me a job here at ScrapbookSteals almost a year and a half ago, I thought I had won the lottery.  Getting to work in the industry I have grown to love over the past 10 years AND getting to do it from home and be with my kids??? I thought it couldn’t get any better than that.  Then I got to bring on the fabulous Kristy…  Then I got to know you wonderful women in our little ScrapbookSteals community.  Watching you all love this creative craziness called Scrapbooking as much as I do warms my heart every day.  Getting to meet some of you at the Expo shows and at the warehouse has been such a bonus for me.

It really brings tears to my eyes to get to share even a small part of your lives each day.  And that you will share back with me in your layouts and family photos, well that just puts me over the edge.  This is really the time of year to be grateful for all of the wonderful things in your lives.  Aside from my family, I am most grateful for working for the best company in the world, side by side every day with the best friend a girl could ever ask for and to get to service such wonderful women.  Nothing really can get much better than this.

Much love to all of you this Holiday Season!
xoxoxoxo
Melodee

I truly could not echo Melodee’s words more exact.  Merry whatever it is you celebrate!!!!!   What an incredible 54 weeks it has been for me, working as a part of the amazing ScrapbookSteals crew!  What a gift.  One of the best I have ever been given….not only to do something I love so dearly, to get to work with such an amazing friend and woman who has blessed my life in sooooooooooo many ways, to get to still be ‘mommy’ while creating, photographing and writing, all with a small boy wrapped around my leg, but I have been given each of you.  I absolutely work for the best company in the world.  I.  Am.  Blessed.

Did you know when I first started, 52 weeks ago, there wasn’t a single fan photo on our Facebook page?  Look at what you girls have done this year! 2,345 photos today!  I’ll be honest…this year has been such an emotionally challenging one for me on personal levels for so many reasons (no worries!  Doing better now thanks!), and if it weren’t for each of you…and your 2,345 photos, your friendly comments, your sweet friendships and all of the fun,  I don’t know if I would have made it.  The days that were so hard, where I didn’t know if I could make it through another moment, there was a call from dear Melodee, a layout posted by one of you that reminded me of why we are a part of this crazy hobby, touching journaling on a layout (HOORAY for journaling), or a sweet new friendship made.

Thank you….EACH of you for being such a gift to me.  Even if Santa didn’t put a single thing under my tree tonight, it wouldn’t make a difference in the world to me…because I have my family, and I have you.

Wishing you and your family the very best, and VERY much looking forward to what our future together holds.

Kristy