The Children Were Nestled, All Snug in Their Beds
Our next door neighbor, whom my sister and I called Boo Boo, dressed as Santa and came over to our house after the newscast was over to give us a gift for being good little girls. We’d sit on his lap and giggle and play with his beard, knowing it was Boo Boo, but never saying that we knew.
Then Mother would put us to bed, and we would anxiously await for morning to arrive. We were so determined not to fall asleep in hopes of seeing “the real Santa.” Of course, we always fell asleep.
Ahh, the memory of those fun traditions takes me to a wonderful place of childhood anticipation.
Here’s a fun, no-sew, no-glue project that you and your children or grandchildren can make together, perhaps creating a new tradition to share with everyone in your family. It’s a Christmas pillow that’s so easy to make, you can do it while watching Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
fleece fabric, scissors and a pillow form
Lay whatever you are using as a pillow form on top of two layers of fleece, and cut the fabric about 5-inches larger than the form. (I used some old pillows that needed to be recovered, anyway.)
Then cut away the corners, (as shown on the right side of the pillow form) about 4.5-inches deep.
Now you can push your pillow form in between the two pieces of tied fleece, and then begin tying the rest of it together to hold in the pillow form inside.