A Christmas Tradition In Our Home

@Hate2Iron (7967)
Canada
November 26, 2016 5:22pm CST
I mentioned earlier today about looking for garland and not finding it... and how my mood plummeted... okay I had a hissy fit if truth be known :( I did however find a Christmas Puzzle that I kind of ignored while looking for the garland. We have had this particular puzzle for about ten years and each December I bring it out and everyone seems to be drawn to the puzzle even though, we could almost do it with our eyes closed after all this time. Now, I just have to decided where to set it up. It really should be in a separate room where it is quiet... except with a little Christmas music playing. I still have a few days to get everything ready, so I'm off to find a small table. We tend to toss into the box how long it takes us to finish. I'm curious to see how fast we can put all the pieces together for 2016! Anyone have Christmas puzzles ready to go?? Do you have a particular number of puzzle pieces that you prefer??
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@AutumnSnow (4583)
26 Nov 16
I seen some really nice ones online from kmart and walmart. I know you probably want what you had but maybe that's an option. I havent done puzzles in a long time my family and I use to do puzzles and then frame them. It was a nice activity for all of us to do together.
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@Hate2Iron (7967)
• Canada
27 Nov 16
I'm surprised that I want to do the same puzzle too, but it has almost become a joke to bring out the same puzzled year after year.
@JudyEv (130589)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Nov 16
Sometimes it doesn't matter how often you do a puzzle, they still take just as long. I quite about 500 pieces nowadays. I tend to stick at them once I start then my back starts to play up.
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@Hate2Iron (7967)
• Canada
27 Nov 16
The back issue... there is something that I'm going to have to take into consideration. As for number of pieces... my son bought me a 2000 piece Kinkade Christmas puzzle one year and it took 2 years to finish it. We kept it under the sofa on a piece of cardboard. I think during those 2 years lol... we forgot that it was there until December would roll around.
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@JudyEv (130589)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Nov 16
@Hate2Iron It is nice to have somewhere where they can stay till you get them finished but it's hard to find somewhere sometimes. Under the sofa was a good idea.
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@Hate2Iron (7967)
• Canada
27 Nov 16
@JudyEv I thought so too lol... until I pulled it out and had to brush the dust off of it.
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@ms1864 (6975)
• Bangalore, India
27 Nov 16
the puzzle idea is kinda sweet.
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@Hate2Iron (7967)
• Canada
27 Nov 16
It's always there if we want to add a few pieces and if we don't feel like it... we just leave it sitting there! It's kind of soothing to just see it sitting there waiting for us.
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@LoriAMoore (4696)
• United States
26 Nov 16
I don't think I've done a puzzle in 30 years.
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@Hate2Iron (7967)
• Canada
27 Nov 16
With all of the moving we have done lately, we haven't done this particular one in about 5. It was never unpacked until we got to this house. It will almost seem like a new puzzle!
@amadeo (70697)
• United States
26 Nov 16
I do not do puzzle.
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@Hate2Iron (7967)
• Canada
27 Nov 16
I didn't use to,but it's just something to do when we get bored lol... and then the entire family gathers round!