Each year I do a blog post about a Christmas Lights Boat Parade. I tend to pick out different ones each year. There are so many to choose from and love the way they decorate their boats and yachts.This year I chose one from Kennewick, WA. Here is a You Tube video that shows one from a couple of years ago.
Lighting up the Columbia River since 1964. Proudly Sponsored By: Clover Island Yacht Club
Below is a picture of the USS Russell with all it’s lights. So Beautiful!
Lastly a Christmas pic that spell out JOY on our Vertical Ladder.
Christmas Ordering Info
For most banners, please order prior to December 1st to ensure delivery before December 24, 2013. Check out our Ordering Page for current information. You can also email and we can let you know if your banner can arrive before Christmas. Our flag are hand-crafted by us.
This year has sure gone by fast. Hard to believe that Thanksgiving is only a week away. It is also a good time to reflect. I am thankful to all our customers and those that have followed my blog. I really appreciate it. Happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours fromIB Designs, USA
This is one of my favorite recipe and the taste is delicious.
Cranberry Walnut Relish
1 lb fresh cranberries
2 c sugar
1 c chopped English walnuts
1 c orange marmalade
Juice of 1 lemon (about 3 Tbs)
I also added one 11 oz can of mandarin oranges, chopped
Wash and drain cranberries. Mix with sugar. Place in a shallow baking pan(I used a Pyrex 9 x 13). Cover with foil. Cook at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Toast walnuts for 12 min. Add marmalade and juice to cranberry mixture. Add chopped oranges. Stir in nuts. Place in container. Chill before serving.
We have on our website a signal flag coloring book as a PDF file for quite some time. Although we are all busy this time of year this is something that children can do sitting at the table while you are busy making holiday cookies and dishes. After they are done coloring it they would make a nice decoration for the holiday season. I decided to do it myself so that you can see how it works. I am spelling the word MERRY.
This link takes you to our Products Page and at the bottom you will see the following image.
You will see a link to download the ZIP file directly. That way you can save it for future projects. Once you have saved it to a folder that you will remember, open and scroll down to the letter that you want. When you hit Print make sure that you pick CURRENT PAGE. There is 2 flag images for each page. Below is a picture of the Letter M and also the letter N. Based on what you are spelling you can always either hold on to the spare letter or not.
Next is the letter M close up showing colored and not.
This is best with a color printer because the little square on the upper left would be in color telling you what color the flag is.Unfortunately we only have a black and white printer.
Once all the letters are colored in it’s time to cut them out including the tabs that look like rope. If your child is young it would be best for you to cut them out after they have colored the flag. Once they are cut out lay each tab over the other and scotch tape them together. Here is a complete banner that I put together.
This picture shows them on the fridge and a magnet on each end. They could be hung anywhere around the house including maybe a Christmas tree if the name wasn’t too long.
Lastly is a picture of our signal flag alphabet that shows all the colors of the various letters.