Christmas Time in Nigeria

Hello all

A few years ago my husband worked in Nigeria for Chevron. It was a rotation job so every other Christmas he would be at work and not at home.

Well, 2005 was his year to be Santa for the local kids. The guys in the office also had fun, and you can see in the photos it was a happy and silly occasion.CHRISTMAS-TIME-1My hubby was all ready with his Santa suit, beard and boots, sweating terribly because of the high temperature. Ready to spread the joy of Christmas, he went out with a deep “HO HO HO” and the kids gave him one look and started crying.

Baffled he looked at all the adults laughing, and they explained that the kids were scared because he was white. Luckily there was another Santa…a black one to calm the small ones down.

He was also featured on Nigerian TV to give a message for Christmas.CHRISTMAS-TIME-2I made this a manly page, well……….. they are all men after all, so no little flowers and bells. The title came out very nicely on this page. It is made with chipboard alphas and after painting them black I gave it a coat of glossy accents.CHRISTMAS-TIME-3I added names with my Dymo machine, and the journaling in strips all over the page. Rub-ons also added words of Christmas cheer.CHRISTMAS-TIME-4

CHRISTMAS-TIME-5Stamping is one of my favorite things to do on a page, even if it just the date on a strategic place.CHRISTMAS-TIME-6Hope you all had a fabulous Holiday Season and that you’re all scrapping away at the ton of photos you took.

Till next time,

Happy Crafting.


  1. Alana, I love your scrapbooking!! Sooooo many interesting embellishments and details. I have to look over and admire every single one! Wonderful.

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