12 Days of Home for the Holidays: Hilde Janbroers-stolk

My guest today is the incredibly talented Hilde Janbroers-stolk.  I first "met" Hilde at Two Peas in a Bucket. 
It was from there I became a fan.  We worked together on the Epiphany Craft's Design Team.  Hilde's blog Scrapworld is exceptional.  Hilde is on the the design team for Graphic 45, Kaisercraft, My Creative Scrapbook, and Creatief Met Foto's.  Hilde lives in Leidschendam-Voorburg, Netherlands.  Welcome Hilde! 
Hilde Janbroers-stolk

Our tradition is to have dinner with family. We dress up the girls (and this year Thomas as well of course ) and we go over my dads house.

My mother will be in the kitchen cooking and I usually go there and sit down in the kitchen and have a nice chit chat.

The girls will help their grandfather decorate the table. They love to do that!! Napkins, the 'special tablewear' and candles. They also know to eat some Christmas candy from the tree in between.

Most of the times they are ready with the table, but my mother isn't ready with her cooking....so then the girls need to wait!! And because we always open the presents after dinner, they want to start dinner as soon as possible.

So last year I took a photo of Fenna, who was tired of all the waiting. ( just see her expression )...lol.

Maybe this year we will open up the presents before dinner. ;-))

 papers and embellishments are by Kaisercraft.
I asked Hilde to also share about another special family tradition she had told me about .

Here's a pic of the Christmas Tree ornaments. They're from a famous brand Villeroy & Boch.

Every year during our summer holiday in Germany we go to the Villeroy & Boch outlet. they have a separate Christmas department. My daughters can choose a Christmas tree ornament every year...

It's a really tradition...and our collection is growing and growing...lol.

Make sure to leave Hilde a comment.

Thank you Hilde!  Tomorrow's guest is Aly Dosdall.


  1. Love the decorations. Thanks for sharing your story.

  2. How nice to share your story!!!

    If you want your girls to eat though, you might need to wait after dinner to open the presents hihi :p

    You girls have wonderful holidays :)

  3. Hi Hilde~
    Love your traditions and SB'ing style. have a wonderful Holiday and thanks for sharing with us!

  4. I love your layout, Hilde! That goes without saying. :-) I have bought a new ornament for my son every year since his birth. Then when he moves out on his own, he'll have a nice ornament collection for his own tree.:-)

  5. Such a beautiful layout! Great inspiration, and I know Debby is blessed to have you guest posting today!

  6. pretty! u do nice work...I have gotten my kids at least 2 ornaments since birth...they get them when they get engaged lol...

  7. Collecting ornaments is a fun tradition. I always look for cute ornaments for my tree. Of course, with the treasures, the pretties and the candy that's over 500 pieces on the tree! The children may mind waiting but it must be exciting for them. I'd keep the tradition. It'll be a good memory in years to come. And, without it, no precious photo for such a lovely LO

  8. Love that photo! Great layout to compliment it.


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