1. Christmas Decor
I’ve officially started decorating my house for the season. I’ve held off even thinking about decorating the tiny apartment because I kept hoping that we’d be in our new house for Christmas – alas, I’ve decided to give up on that idea. As much as we hoped and wished that we would be waking up on Christmas morning in our new home, we don’t think it will happen. Not in the sense that we want it to. I mean, we could sleep there the night before, we could set up a tree and cuddle – but with hardly any furniture or a working kitchen – it’s not quite the Christmas morning I want to wake up to.
I’m quite content with making our “perfect Christmas” in the tiny apartment! In fact, I’m kind of ecstatic! As the years go on, Christmas is becoming more and more about the kids – I think it’s a sign I’m getting old. Yes, Christmas is my favourite holiday, yes I adore the lights and sparkle and warmth of the season – but it’s not about me anymore. Decorating a tree and hanging a string of lights make my heart soar – but it’s the excitement and wonder in my children’s eyes that really makes me happy.
The tree isn’t up – not yet! I’ve rearranged the furniture slightly, and I’ve made a spot for it – seriously, in the corner, there’s a large empty spot now, we call it “This is where the Christmas Tree is going!!” Chanel already told Jay on the phone ALL ABOUT the big empty spot in the corner.
2. Writing Letters & Cards
I miss writing. I have tons of pretty pens and tons of gorgeous stationary – most of it is packed in boxes away in storage, but I have a small stash with me in this tiny place, and I’m dying to use it!
I’m thinking of putting together a Christmas Card Swap, where bloggers and readers alike can sign up and be paired up randomly and send cards out to each other. What do you think? Would you sign up? Sometimes I get these ideas and then they don’t pan out, or I see a crazy successful blogger do it and I think – oh, I should have done that when I first thought of it!
I recently came across a box in storage, it was full of kraft cards and silver envelopes and glittery pine cone stickers and pretty ribbons… at first I thought that the box must belong to someone else – I’m not a crafter! Sometimes I wish I were more crafty, but I seem to never find the time – or the talent!… but then I remembered that I had this great idea that I was going to make all my Christmas cards this year. HA! I was probably day drinking when I had that idea… and when I bought all that stuff at Michael’s.
Do you make your cards or do you buy them? I think next year I might attempt to make some of them, I might as well use up some of that craft stuff I bought!