I am feeling very pleased with myself this morning because I managed to post something every day in November. Hooray! So now here we are in December and it’s time to embrace Christmas and accept that it is nearly here (no more complaints of festive things being in the shops before summer was over, or Christmas music being played at the start of November).
To start things off I have changed to a festive theme for my blog. I was pleased to see that this theme was still available as I really liked it last year.
The next thing to do is to hang up the Advent calendar. Actually I have two Advent calendars this year. Here’s the one I have used every Christmas since we got married (28 years now – I presume my medal must have got lost in the post because I haven’t received it yet) with a little gift on it for each day.
Of course, it’s not me who gets to open any of the gifts, because I put them there, but this year (and last year too) I have a little advent calendar of my own.
The second advent calendar is a very pretty Christmas card which my friend sent me. The windows on the buildings are numbered and open up – one for each day until Christmas Eve.
The detail in the painting is lovely.
Now I need to go and look out the tea towels, crockery and other bits and bobs of Christmassy loveliness, not forgetting my Christmas CDs. When I have done that I will have to set my mind to the serious task of present shopping – it’s not just the buying of the presents I have to do, it’s the thinking of what to buy (my brain is hurting already, just thinking about it)!
Hope everyone is having a good weekend so far. 🙂