Your Advent Calendar Gift 4

Welcome to the gift of an Advent Calendar.  I have always loved Advent calendars.  When I was little, I just couldn't wait to open each little door and find the surprise waiting there.

This Christmas I am turning my blog into an Advent calendar, so I can give you a Christmas surprise every day until Christmas.  Every day I will post downloadable artwork for you to use as my gift.

Today's gift is all about Clara from the Nutcracker.  A few years ago I painted this painting of Clara.

If you have a little girl in your family, perhaps she would like some Clara artwork.  I have  made her into all kinds of things, cards, paper to write letters and one year I turned the art into Tussie Mussies for Christmas.

So, I thought I would give you two 5 x 7's printed on an 8.5 x 11" sheet for that special little girl. You can click HERE to download Advent Day 4, Clara and the Nutcracker.

I also thought that perhaps you might enjoy some letter paper,  You can click HERE to download Advent Day 4 Clara Letter paper.

My daughter Sarah is taking me to the Nutcracker Ballet in Boston for my birthday next week.  I used to take her and now she takes me.  Isn't life sweet?

During the Christmas season, I will be creating more gift tags, Christmas stationery, and all kinds of art for you to use.  You can give the art as gifts, decorate your home or use on your Christmas crafts and cards.  If you miss a day, just click on this page, and you can see all the posts and artwork at a glance.

You can also find all of the artwork on my Pinterest Board called An Advent Calendar of Downloadable Artwork.  If you click the artwork that you like, it will lead you back here with the link to the download.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh precious Karen,

YOU will have a bundle of joy indeed, holding that precious little boy in your arms. What a fun Christmas this will be, hoping and wondering what this little chap will be like in years to come! And I hope you have snow. WE HAVE NOTHING! And it was 60 degrees yesterday! So it doesn't LOOK like Christmas is coming here....but we can imagine in our minds and hearts. And thank you for enjoying the OFF BEAT expectation of Cuban Sugar Plum Fairy!

Have a fabulous day, Anita

NanaDiana said...

Thank you~ What beautiful artwork. Have fun at the ballet. xo Diana

Pondside said...

Thank you! As I sit in a hotel room, away from home at this time of year, this advent calendar is a bright spot each morning. When my daughter was small we went to the ballet every Christmas, and then to tea at the Chateau Laurier. Lovely memories!

Celestina Marie said...

Dear Karen, You have such a generous spirit and so giving.
Thank you for sharing your gorgeous creations in your gifts.
Love this creative way to share and celebrate the season.

Also, have fun and enjoy the ballet. When we lived in Cincinnati, we took our Swedish exchange student and our son to see it many years ago. It was a magical evening.
How special your daughter will take you.
Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. You visits always bring me great joy.

Merry Christmas, Hugs, Celestina Marie

Celestina Marie said...

Also Karen, best wishes for a very special birthday. God Bless your path always.
XO Celestina Marie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm keeping your blog open now so that I won't miss a single post! I love your art and you are so sweet to share. It's just like Christmas every day on your blog!

Annesphamily said...

I have always wanted a Tussie Mussie and don't have one! I also think my little niece Sarah who is 5 would love this! She is a little dancer herself! God Bless You! Anne