Sleigh bells ring are ya listening? Christmas is our favorite time of the year and Meggers, Daddy and I have spent the last two weeks getting decorations down, doing crafts and decorating for Christmas.
First Aunty Isobel who is way more crazy than I am about Christmas and starts decorating in October came over as she does every year to help Meggers decorate her Christmas Tree. Of course she came with a new Hello Kitty ornament that made it’s home front and center of Megs tree.
Meggers and I made the snowflakes around the top of her tree courtesy of Martha Stewart and we bought a few extra, using a little fishing wire and a stapler to make it look like snowflakes were falling in her room. Meg also made a Christmas link chain, a little Christmas tree, and a reindeer for her dresser. When we were done Meggers room was turned into her own little Winter Wonderland.
Next we moved on to our Kitchen Nook! Every year we wrap all our pictures like presents without any problems. We had our first Christmas casualty this year.
Daddy was helping me wrap the bigger pictures and we were working so well together, everything was flowing perfectly ~cue Disney music~ until…….
Daddy was holding the ribbon spool and told me to cut here and I obeyed. Did I say I have very blunt scissors? I thought they weren’t cutting so I added some pressure which is when daddy yelled Aaaaarrrrgggghh STOP! Apparently the scissors weren’t blunt, I had cut through the top of Daddy’s finger. Oooops!
With a little giggling, a little guilt, a little kiss from Meggers and a cute Dora bandaid Daddy’s thumb was good as new! Well, minus the slice in the tip courtesy of Mommy.
Here’s the kitchen nook! I ran out of snowflakes which I usually put above the kitchen table (will pick ’em up tomorrow).
Our table center piece consists of a snowman family. Meggers picked them out, the left one is Daddy, the right Mommy, and Meggers is tucked behind the Peace sign.
Next our Christmas tree and stockings. Meggers helped me decorate the tree and as always we topped it with Tinkerbell.
Here’s the table by my door, I haven’t quite finished it yet. Yep! You guessed right it’s missing snowflakes and some greenery but it’s getting there. So we’re almost ready for Christmas all we have to do now is get a few extra snowflakes and finish a little bit of Christmas shopping.
We have a few other Christmas traditions like baking oatmeal cookies, traking Santa on Christmas Eve and our advent calendar countdown, where Meghan gets a chocolate for each day in December leading up to Christmas and finally Christmas wouldn’t be complete without making reindeer food and setting out milk and cookies for Santa.
What are some of your Christmas/Holiday Traditions? When do you decorate? Do you decorate early? Do you take forever to take your tree down?