I started the week under the weather and am still there. Not really sick, just feel lousy and ache all over. So we've been taking it easy this week, putting up a few decorations a day and doing a lot of independent work in school.
We put most of the ornaments on the tree.
I put out the Nativity sets. We have 8 because I collect them; these three are my favorites.
This one's meant to hold tea lights, but I usually don't add them because of the cats.
The angel in the background is almost 40 years old; it topped our Christmas tree when I was a child.
Just a basic set from Walmart, but I bought it for our first Christmas 14 years ago. It's always held a special place in my heart.
I put this on the kitchen wall. Peel and stick applique from Kirkland's.
As a family, we started reading The Autobiography of Santa Claus by Jeff Guinn. It's a terrific story about the history of Christmas and is broken down into 24 chapters, one a night until Christmas Eve.
The church ladies enjoyed making the cards this past Saturday. We had ten people come and managed to make 90 cards to hand out to anyone we thought needed encouragement. These are the designs we made, 10 of each. Sorry these are so dark; I couldn't get the lighting right.
I crocheted an ornament for the tree (pattern here). Simple and easy crochet therapy.
Thanks for reading and looking. I leave you with the first three pictures of the December Photo a Day Challenge.
A framed print in our living room.
My handsome boy sitting so proud in our dying grass that needs to be raked.
My family in Ohio calls this a pop, not a soda.