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Old 07-16-2013, 10:07 PM
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"In 1897, Dr. Philip O'Hanlon, a coroner's assistant on Manhattan's Upper West Side, was asked by his then eight-year-old daughter, Virginia O'Hanlon (1889–1971), whether Santa Claus really existed. O'Hanlon suggested she write to The Sun, a prominent New York City newspaper at the time, assuring her that 'If you see it in The Sun, it's so.'" - Wikipedia

As a result, 116 years later, most of us are familiar with Virginia's heartfelt and sincere question, "Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?" and the famous response of the Sun's editor, Francis Pharcellus Church....

"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus."


(You may read Virginia's letter and Mr. Church's entire response here.)

This Christmas-in-July Challenge is centered around writing your own letter to Santa. The rules are simple:

You MUST:
1. ...write a letter to Santa. It may be written from any point of view - your own, that of a child, that of a family member, etc.
2. ... use the template graciously created and provided by Toiny
3. ... post your Letter both in this thread and in the Christmas-in-July Gallery

You MAY:

1. ...use any kit that you like
2. ...mix and match kits

But if you:
...use only Christmas kits designed only by Studio designer(s), for your participation and strict compliance your name will be included in a drawing. TWO participants, chosen at random, will receive their own personalized font, created by me especially for them!

Use of the template:
You may:
1. ...rearrange any of the text and/or picture boxes to your liking
2. ...you may delete only one of the 6 main "ingredients" of this template (3 photo spots, 3 text boxes)

Template download information:
If you would like the Template provided with Grouped Layers, you may download here.
If you prefer to work with Ungrouped layers, or your software doesn't recognize Grouped Layers, you may download the Ungrouped Template here:


Here is my letter!
(P.S. Emily did get the puppy and named her Hayley.)

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Old 07-16-2013, 11:11 PM
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Is that your too cute granddaughter aka the princess??? Did she get her puppy??? OK, if you don't want to ruin the story ... LOVE this. I'm definitely going to need to put my thinking cap on for this one.

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ADHD strikes again (slapping forehead) ... I went back and re-read your post and she did get her puppy ... too cool ...
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:13 AM
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Yes, Jill, this is my DGD, Emily... although now that she is 10 she says she is "so over pink and princesses." LOL!
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:27 PM
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Thanks for hosting. I used Star Light, Star Bright kit by Feli's Designs for my Christmas Letter.
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:53 PM
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My software only uses PNG so I will have to wing it and not use a template. Thanks this looks like fun.
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Old 07-17-2013, 03:40 PM
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Oh wow, what an awesome prize, Karen! ... and a fun challenge, as well. I know I will love reading all those letters
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:50 PM
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My software only uses PNG so I will have to wing it and not use a template. Thanks this looks like fun.
Kim, if I get Toiny's permission I can make the PNG's for you

that goes for anyone else needing PNG's
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:27 PM
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Karen.....both of the downloads are opening as TIFF files. Do you have PSD files for these?
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:55 PM
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Victoria32, what a cute letter! I love Jenna’s suggestion for Santa to save the dolls for someone else! So cute. I also like how you replaced one of the photo boxes with Santa. Clever!

Thanks, Kim, for offering to make the PNG files!

Min, I agree with you! It will be fun to read these letter!

Cathy, if you can open a PSD file in your software, you should be able to open a TIFF file. If you are having trouble, please let me know. A PSD file is a Photoshop file, and a TIFF file is universal. The biggest difference between the 2 types of files is how they are saved and the space they take on your computer. You can read a great article/tutorial about this by Manda (Nibbles Skribbles) on theStudio blog: Layered Files: PSD vs. TIFF
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:08 PM
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Karen....I just emailed you. Help! LOL
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:48 PM
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Got it! Emailed you back.
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:32 PM
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Super big Hugs to Karen & Jill.....you gals Rock!!!!!!
Thanks for helping me figure out my problem!
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Love this challenge... had the perfect photos to use. The letter explains Shalya's point of view.



I didn't use the template as I can't use Tiff format. The photo block was locked and couldn't use it for a clipping mask. So I used it like a scraplift instead. Hope that is okay.
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:39 AM
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I also couldn't download the template so I just winged it. Hope that's ok. Here's my letter:

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio...-to-santa.html
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:42 AM
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What a great tutorial on groups, Toine. Thank you---and thank you Karen for the cutest Christmas kit ever! Thinking cap is on ---writing my letter to Santa in July is FUN! Gives Santa PLENTY of time!

Here's mine! It's a modification of The Christmas Elf Poem. We have a Christmas Elf who has been in the family for years. AND he isn't put away after the holidays---here to watch the whole year long for the good deeds and fun times --each one! Our Christmas Elf is named Ninde.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:55 AM
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Bright Eyes, Nancy, Priss..Thank you for your letters to Santa. I've left comments in the gallery for you. Thanks for participating in the Christmas letter challenge.
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:18 PM
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Thanks for the challenge and free template. This was fun! My LO:

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio...wish-list.html

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Old 07-28-2013, 06:56 AM
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Here's mine

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Old 07-28-2013, 07:19 PM
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I need individual png layers.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:55 PM
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Christmas letter from Noah & Tiana

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