Elf

Elf – Ceaco – 300 pieces

Another very cute Christmas puzzle that isn’t the usual – these are my kind of holiday puzzles! This is another favorite Christmas movie in this house, and although it’s only 18 years old, we think of it as a classic. We watch it every year, and it never fails to make us laugh; I think it’ll be part of our holidays for years to come.

As I’m typing up these posts it occurs to me that almost every cardboard Christmas puzzle I have was given to me as a gift. I go right on past them in the store, because I have an admittedly bad attitude about them in general. So most of the ones I’ve assembled this year have been gifts from previous years. Luckily though, everyone who has gifted me a holiday puzzle knows how I feel and has given me ones with images that are more my style. 💝💚

After the edge was assembled I started with Buddy the Elf; then the words went together, and then all the snowflakes around the edges. The snowflakes were the most difficult part for me, but we puzzlers love figuring things out – I got it done in the end.

What I ended up with was a very funny, sweet image. Loved this puzzle. 💟

Thank you Penny! Sorry it took me two years to get to this one, but it was great fun once I finally assembled it.

A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story – Ceaco – 300 pieces

There hasn’t been a Ceaco puzzle on my board in quite some time. **Flashback to the terrible, awful, very bad, horrific 12 days of Christmas advent calendar of 2019😱**

Anyway, this puzzle was a Christmas gift from that same year, and it’s taken me a while to get to assembling it. But even though I still have beef with this brand, I am NEVER ever ungrateful for puzzles that I receive as gifts. It isn’t so much about the actual puzzle itself, but more that someone cared about me enough to pick out something they thought I would like and appreciate. And if the brand isn’t a favorite or the image isn’t exactly what I would have chosen for myself, it is still loved and appreciated by me. Always.

This movie is a favorite in this house; we start watching it on Christmas Eve, and have it playing in the background most of the day on Christmas. All of my children adore this movie, and it makes a momma happy when your grown kids want to watch a movie with you. Everyone’s tastes in movies are very different these days, but this movie will bring us all together for a couple of hours – what’s not to love? 💖

If you’re a regular reader here you may know how much assembling words makes me happy. You’ll be surprised to learn that the letters in this puzzle were the very last things to be put together. Each letter is quite large, and if I had pulled all the pieces it would have been close to half of the whole puzzle! So I started with the pieces that were all red, then the red pieces with a bit of the border that surrounds the images from the movie and any pieces with a face on them.

After that, I let the pieces take me wherever they went and ended up waiting until the very end to get those words put together. Once all that was left were letters it was much easier to find whichever piece I was looking for.

This puzzle was really enjoyable, it’s a great image too – and not as easy as it looks. A good time was had, and I am so grateful for the gift. (I love you Baby Princess 💕)