December 2021 Book Lover's Challenge - UPDATED WITH WINNERS!

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December 2021 Book Lover's Challenge - UPDATED WITH WINNERS!

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So sorry for the delay this month! The winner of the December gift card is #26 - traveler! And, the winner of the RAK is #32 - beachlover! Thank you to everyone who participated this month!

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In Under the Whispering Door, TJ Klune has taken all the worst parts of our favorite misers, like The Grinch and Ebenezer Scrooge, and put them together to create high-powered lawyer, Wallace Price. Wallace is dead, but is refusing to believe it. When a woman he doesn’t recognize appears at his funeral, he assumes she must be a grateful client from his past, come to pay homage, but in reality it is Mei, his reaper. Mei is there to collect Wallace and bring him to Charon’s Crossing, a tea shop which doubles as a way station where he will work with Hugo, his ferryman, to come to terms with his death, and prepare himself to pass through the whispering door and into “whatever comes next”. 

While at Charon’s Crossing, Wallace meets wise yet mischievous Nelson, who teaches him everything he needs to know about being a ghost, the dog, Apollo, who helps bring out his softer side, and a wide array of characters who show him all the wonderful – and dark – parts of no longer living. Before he knows it, Wallace has been at Charon’s Crossing longer than any ghost who came before him, and he still isn’t ready to go through the door because, for the first time in his life, he has finally found a place where he belongs. However, his idling catches the attention of the omniscient Manager, who arrives one night and gives Wallace an ultimatum: he can stay one more week at Charon’s Crossing and at the end of the week, if Wallace is not ready to pass through the door, The Manager will force his hand and escort Wallace through the door himself. Thus begins the most important question of Wallace’s life, and death: What will he do with the time he has left? 

OPTION 1: DEARLY DEPARTED
The core focus of the book is what happens to Wallace after he passes away, therefore, for Option 1, make a tribute page to a loved one who is no longer with us; this can be a person or a pet.  

OPTION 2: MEANINGFUL MOMENTS
At Charon’s Crossing, everything has significance. From the tea Hugo chooses to serve, to the relationships among its residents, to the rituals Hugo carries out with both the living patrons of his tea shop and the non-living residents of the way station, everything is steeped in meaning. So, for Option 2, choose one of the following that holds meaning for you, and make a page focused on celebrating it and telling the story:
  • a food and/or drink
  • a person or pet
  • a tradition for your family (does not have to be holiday related, but it can be, if you want)
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Two samples for Option 1 - person and pet


This month, you'll get a BONUS ENTRY if, you enter. Simple as that! All entries will get an automatic bonus entry, and if you submit the maximum amount allowed (3), you’ll get a BONUS bonus entry on top of all the others! It is the season of giving, after all!

The Fine Print:
1. HAVE FUN MAKING YOUR PROJECT!
2. Entries open to new projects - paper, digital, & card making.
3. May be combined with one other challenge that allows it.
4. Due December 31st, at 11:59 PM.
5. One lucky winner, chosen at random, will receive a $5 ACOT gift card from me!
6. Up to 3 entries permitted per month.
7. A RAK is awarded to a second winner if there are more than 15 unique entries (not including bonuses) during the month.


Participants:

1. aheatfan
2. aheatfan (BONUS)
3. Karyn_Sue
4. Karyn_Sue (BONUS)
5. Amy Jo
6. Amy Jo (BONUS)
7. lissahope26
8. lissahope26 (BONUS)
9. Amy Jo
10. Amy Jo (BONUS)
11. emmapaige
12. emmapaige (BONUS)
13. Scrapqueen141
14. Scrapqueen141 (BONUS)
15. CynthiaB
16. CynthiaB (BONUS)
17. Scrapqueen141
18. Scrapqueen141 (BONUS)
19. wendycrowe
20. wendycrowe (BONUS)
21. Retiree3
22. Retiree3 (BONUS)
23. karen c.
24. karen c. (BONUS)
25. traveler
26. traveler (BONUS)
27. aheatfan
28. aheatfan (BONUS)
29. sherriscraps
30. sherriscraps (BONUS)
31. beachlover
32. beachlover (BONUS)
33. blfonty
34. blfonty (BONUS)
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aheatfan
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Re: December 2021 Book Lover's Challenge

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Another great challenge. Did not get to last months so really hoping to get to this one. 
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This sounds interesting....
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I went with Option #2 - Memorable Moments (Tradtion)
Every since my boys were born I have bought them an ornament of whatever they were into that year. When I look at the tree, you can basically see all of their interests and phases during their lives. It is my favorite Christmas tradition. 

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Great choices!!!

Here's my entry for option #2 - meaningful moments.  This is a picture of our table set to celebrate Rosh Hashanah -  the Jewish New Year.  The Hebrew word I chose for the title - masoret - means tradition. Even though it's just the two of us now in our empty nest, we still bring out my great-grandmother's fine china for our traditional New Year meal. And yes, I made and braided those 2 challah myself!

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I chose Option 1 and scrapbooked a photo of my dog, Monty, who left us 8 years ago.

Monty - Gallery Link

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Option one combined with Manu challenge
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Here’s my layout for Option 2 - We don’t have a whole lot of traditions but one that started when I was a kid was laying our shoes out so the Easter Bunny could find his way from the front door to our Easter baskets. My daughter does this now, too, but I’ve never known anyone else who does it!

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This is mine using Option 1. 

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I choose Meaningful Moments
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Scrapbooking reminds us that life is good!
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I chose option 2 - documenting about my pet Lucy and our houseguest, my niece's dog Bean. They're too cute! <3
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Option 2: Meaningful Moments
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Here is my page. Our family tradition of celebrating Christmas with a ton of food!

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I chose option 1.

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I chose Option #1. In memory of my husband. 12/20/54-1/18/04
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I chose option 2, and my journaling is about a food which is also a family tradition...
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Meaningful Moments
Food - was going to have Thanksgiving catered but after son's reaction, decided to cook all of the traditional favorites.

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Option 2 - traditions - family tradition of making cookies and gingerbread houses


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I chose option 2, and I have food/drink plus its a tradition - celebrationg my oldest grandson' birthday
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Option 2 - My husband and his favorite Michigan Macintosh apples. Every fall trip to Michigan includes a stop at an apple orchard or cider mill. The happy picture of DH with the bag of applies says it all. Thanks for the entry bonus.

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