It truly is the most wonderful time of the year! I love Christmas time. It is fun to transform our home with so many Christmas decorations (too many, perhaps?). I also do a lot of baking of Christmas cookies. I give most of them away to those dear to us, although I must say we have more than our share left over. It’s also a time I enjoy creating wreaths and table arrangements. This year I was able to do that with greens collected from our own yard, which is such a bonus! And don’t forget Christmas music. I honestly wait to start listening to Christmas music until two weeks before Christmas. I think it is worth waiting, so as not to get my fill too soon! But best of all, Christmas is when family and friends come together to enjoy each other’s company and to wish each other well for the year ahead. We are all filled with love and excitement (especially if there are littles about)! For those of us who are spiritual, we keep Jesus as the focus (or we do our best to). It is truly a celebration of love.
I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season filled with love! I hope you all are safe and well and able to be with friends and family, either face to face or through Facetime or Zoom. May the magic of Christmas be with you!
This is a large wreath I made to hang outside our house. The wrought iron frame was made for me by a good friend, and it is just perfect! The big white snowflakes are decorations that I never used inside, but look really nice on the wreath. There is a definite musical theme, too. 🙂
Who doesn’t like collecting Snowmen and Santas? I’ve noticed that I also have quite a few small Christmas trees. The one on top, with small red bells was one I crocheted a few years ago. It might be time for a new crochet Christmas project!
I probably don’t need to add that I like quirky. But I do! It is great that I have enough ‘stuff’ to arrange things differently every year. I like to mix things up a bit, and make the kids go looking for their favorite items, instead of knowing where they’ll be.
Sometimes, it gets a little chaotic. There never seems to be enough time to get everything done. But creating wreaths and table arrangements helps to calm me. It is something I love to do!
I changed up our tree this year – no red! I chose some antique balls of blueish gray, and gold with silver. They are very special ornaments, so I’m happy to have them out on display.
These are some of the cookies I baked this year. It is my favorite time of year to do marathon baking sessions! I’m grateful that my family enjoys eating them, too.
Thanks so much for joining me this Christmas! Merry Christmas!
Best wishes to you and family for Christmas and the New Year.
Thanks so much, Paddy! Merry Christmas to you and your family, too!
Have a very merry, healthy Christmas! Your tree looks lovely, and the sunset at the top of this blog is stunning!
I wish the same to you, Su! There have been some really pretty sunsets lately, glad I caught this one. Wishing you all the best in the new year! 🙂
You’ve really done a great job with your Christmas decorations and those cookies look so delicious. Have a wonderful Christmas celebration. 🎄🎁
Thank you so much for your kind words and wishes. I hope you, too, have a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for 2022!
This is such a cheery and warm post. And your Christmas wreath and “quirky” decorations are lovely and interesting too. I hope Christmas has been what you wanted/needed, and I wish you a healthy 2022!
Thank you so much for your kind words, Cynthia. We have had a perfectly simple Christmas, which is exactly what we needed. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family and best wishes for 2022! 🙂
Your decorations and cookies look delectable. I love the idea of the children hunting out their favourite ornaments. Wishing good luck and happiness to you all in 2022.
Thanks so much, Susan. I hope you also had a wonderful holiday. Best wishes to you and your family for 2022! 🙂