30 Days of Christmas: Day 11

30 Days of Christmas

Today is shaping up to be a rainy, rainy day. It's been about half a year since we last had rain, so it's a nice change, but it makes the house very cold. I'm bundled up with my tea and space heater, but worried because I was really cold in the house yesterday and my father-in-law informed me that it was 64F/18C, but that we could expect the house to drop to 46F/8C in a month or so. I'm remembering last year sitting on the couch and seeing my breath.

Heating is a big issue here in Jordan. You may have seen protests here on the news a few weeks ago, which are related to rising costs, particularly for fuel (which among other things is used to heat the houses). The winters are cold and this year when we complain, our thoughts go to the Syrian refugees who are camping without even the simple things we have to keep warm like blankets and sweaters. It's a sobering situation, and close to home for us since the border is less than an hour away. If you'd like to help you can check out this site.

Today's freebie is 3 metal brad templates. Enjoy!

Click on the image below to download. This link will expire on Dec 13, 3pm GMT +3.
Day 11

Recent Comments

arachne scraps
arachne scraps Fri, 01/04/2013 - 00:36


Emelyn Magpoc
Emelyn Magpoc Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:24

oh no, I hope you can find some warmth soon!! Thank you so much for the beautiful brad templates!!

Shawna Adkerson
Shawna Adkerson Wed, 12/12/2012 - 22:46

I've been whining about our $200 electric bill to warm our little 900 SF condo this past month. But I am so happy we have heat. Your post really puts perspective to the situation. thanks for the brads!

Tina Anderson
Tina Anderson Wed, 12/12/2012 - 07:01

super cool - i love these! smoochas gracias!

Jessica Feagle
Jessica Feagle Wed, 12/12/2012 - 02:51

Thank you for these, I'm loving your 30 days of Christmas!!

Lavina Carvalho
Lavina Carvalho Wed, 12/12/2012 - 01:45

oh i really like these.

Brenda Tay
Brenda Tay Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:39

Nice freebie(Thanks!) wonder how to use...

Sunny Faith Rush
Sunny Faith Rush Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:38

It truly is a sobering thought to be celebrating the holidays, when there are others that don't even have the basics. May the people of Jordan find peaceful answers. That you for the great downloads today, and keep warm. Tell us about the teas you like to drink. Is there a tea shop nearby?

Lizanne Killian
Lizanne Killian Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:48

Pretty stuff - tyvm!

Tricia Vinci
Tricia Vinci Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:01

Thank you for all the freebies you have been giving out! I have just caught on to this about a week ago. :) I love your site and was following it for quite awhile now, since b4 the changes.
I hope it doesn't get too cold for you, we just had a hurricaine here about a month ago, and we had to leave and stay with a relative, but the hurricaine knocked out power, so we had no heat, hot water etc. It definately makes us appreciate what we have, when we don't have it. So I feel for you and wish you warmth!

Gigi Lamb
Gigi Lamb Tue, 12/11/2012 - 19:12

thank you! me likey metal thingies!

Gay Harper
Gay Harper Tue, 12/11/2012 - 17:10

Very cute, thanks! I hope that you can stay warm this winter and that the fuel situation becomes more tolerable for the poor people without the luxuries so many of us take for granted.

Lea Boston
Lea Boston Tue, 12/11/2012 - 15:02

wow that's crazy! I didn't know it could get so cold over there. I'm sorry to hear it's hard to heat up your house.

Lisa Decosse
Lisa Decosse Tue, 12/11/2012 - 13:26

wow! I never realized how cold it could get in the middle east. It is really unfortunate that fuel costs are so high considering the area of the world you live in. My heart goes out to all people who are displaced around the world but especially in areas where it is so cold outside. People should not have to live like that.
Thanks for the Day 11 freebies.

Sarah MacIntosh
Sarah MacIntosh Tue, 12/11/2012 - 12:47

Hearing about these things really makes me appreciate the comforts that we sometimes take for granted. And thanks for the brad templates, I really like them.

Janet Hull
Janet Hull Tue, 12/11/2012 - 11:13

Sorry for your temperatures there. I am in California and although it sounds crazy it has been really cold (for us) lately and I try not to put on the heat. We like to keep the windows open even if slightly at night so we just bundle up a little more! Thanks for the templates - I really want to hone my designing skills in the new year!

Josie Wagner
Josie Wagner Tue, 12/11/2012 - 10:30

Here in Germany it is snowing and it's cold too. Thanks a lot for these great brad-templates. I love to work with them :)

crystal barnard
crystal barnard Tue, 12/11/2012 - 10:20

THANK YOU ;~} for these cuties Im gonna try to use them Im old school all I have is Microsoft Picture It 7.0 I should of checked for PNG`s but I`ll give`m a try ;~}

Diana Lee
Diana Lee Tue, 12/11/2012 - 10:00

Thanx for sharing! Now to see what i can do with them... =)

Candy Lee
Candy Lee Tue, 12/11/2012 - 08:49

Thank you. I'm going to enjoy using these on my next scrap page!

Lady Phillippa
Lady Phillippa Tue, 12/11/2012 - 05:49


Diana Smet
Diana Smet Tue, 12/11/2012 - 05:26

Thank you, !!!

Brooke Gazarek
Brooke Gazarek Tue, 12/11/2012 - 04:55

thanks for the brad templates.

Shuckclod Meow
Shuckclod Meow Tue, 12/11/2012 - 03:27

Thank you for day 11. We pay huge amounts for propane each winter. I still use a space heater by my computer and an electric blanket. You should get one for the sofa. It will keep you toasty.

Lana Fischer
Lana Fischer Tue, 12/11/2012 - 03:15

I so hate to be cold...hope it warms up for you and your family soon. Thank you for the templates.