Every year I do it. Get over-excited. Plan too much. End up feeling a bit less jolly and a bit more postal.
Not doing it this year.
I do have a few things planned – I mean a girl can’t just go cold Christmas turkey now can she?
But mainly I’m just trying to be present. In each moment. And yes, I know how trite that sounds but I am still committed to doing it because I think it is worthwhile.
And my window of opportunity to have little girls looking at the Elf on the Shelf in wonder is swiftly closing.
In fact, the older one already maintains that she’s sure the elf comes from Ebay and not the North Pole.
You have to believe to receive, I say. And that puts paid to her scepticism. Out loud, at least.
In the meantime I’ve been looking back through some of my posts from past Christmases. I’m re-posting some of my favourite projects and hope they might give you some festive inspiration…or just provide a bit of xmas eye-candy at the very least.
Click on the “Christmas ” in the righthand sidebar to see all these and many more Christmas posts. There aren’t really tutorials for most of these but if you want any details , drop me an email (on the contacts page above) and I’ll be very happy to oblige you with a quick set of instructions.
I love the wintery-ness of a Northern hemisphere Christmas. Which is completely at odds with the searing heat of antipodean celebrations.
Don’t get me wrong, I relish everything about an Australian Christmas but I simply cannot help but emblazon things with snowflakes. Feels so wrong and yet I can’t stop. Christmas crack.
This cosy Christmas in July was a natural progression for one so taken with the thought of roaring fires and snow-trimmed windows.
There’s a white Christmas in our near future. I feel it in me waters.
What about you, my darlings. Grand Christmas project plans? I love to live vicariously so let me know in the comments if you feel inclined. Oh go on, do.