We are glad to have Marni Stout in our Christmas on Camano show again this year. Marni is a talented card maker, and you’ll appreciate the handcrafted, personal touch that Marni puts into her cards.

We caught up to Marni and asked her some questions about her memories of Christmas.

Sunnyshore Studio: What do you love most about Christmas?

Marni: There are many things that I love about Christmas. I love it because my father loves it like no one else I’ve known. He associates it with his happiest memories from childhood. I love remembering the Christmases I had as a little girl, decorating the tree, the goodies and pies, and the music. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I realized how theologically deep our Christmas hymns are. I love the reminder that Christ has reconciled God and sinners and what joyous news it is to rehearse again and again. As I look back on Christ’s first coming I look forward to his second when his mercies will flow as far as the curse is found once and for all.

Sunnyshore Studio: What are some Christmas traditions your family had?

Marni: When we were little girls the Christmas season seemed to always start the day after Thanksgiving. We were finally allowed to cart down the huge stack of Christmas records that my parents kept in the upstairs hall closet. We reveled in the classics by Johnny Mathis, Bing Crosby and Roger Whittaker. Hearing this music can easily make me misty-eyed for those happy times. And it absolutely could not be Christmas without my father’s, family-famous Mincemeat Cookies. Believe me, this is one of the best cookies you will ever put in your mouth. I make these for my boys now that I am the parent in the house. I hope I can give them beautiful, family-full Christmas memories like I have.

Christmas on Camano

  • Saturdays, December 7 & 14
  • 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Caroling at 10am and 2pm
  • Ann Dorsey’s Cinnamon Roles
  • 14 Local Artists
  • Shop Local for the Holidays
  • And more….