I love Christmas but especially the run up through December. My daughters will let me mention the ‘C’ word, after all, it is the 2nd December. The excitement for me has never been the day itself or the days that follow, but the days looking forward to Christmas have always been the magical ones for me.
I remember when the girls were little I used to spend hours when they’d gone to bed making things or painting old toys I’d found to look new. I also used to make a ‘Christmas Menu’ which detailed the day ahead. I also remember the first thing on the menu being the time to wake up which now on hindsight was a tad unrealistic but it did way lay their exuberance from starting at silly o’clock in the morning!
I still enjoy making things but it will be interesting to see if my coordination or slowness of thought prevents me in any way this year. Yesterday I walked along the lanes looking for spruce and red wood twigs to cut for an ‘alternative’ hanging basket I want to attempt to make. That was the task for this afternoon and below is the end result. Doesn’t quite match what I had in mind but not bad for a first attempt….
You don’t have to have money to enjoy Christmas – the magic can happen with very little…..