I decided to include the optional theme and used this Pure Innocence image that has a girl holding a Merry Christmas banner. Nice and simple way of including the theme! I kept the layout simple so that way the sweet girl is the focus of the card. I colored her with colors that I pulled right from the DSP I used.
Make sure you head on over to The Merry Christmas Challenge blog to play along with us and see what the rest of the DT created, then play along with us! When December comes around and you have your Christmas cards done you'll have lots of extra time for other holiday fun!