This weekend the all decorations will be up. My Christmas cake was baked weeks ago and is quite happily having its weekly feeds. The Christmas cards are all written and most of the presents have been bought and wrapped. And, at last, I think I can admit that its wonderful to have a break and sit down in front of a blazing fire, with a hot chocolate and happily watch the Afternoon Christmas Movie.
With the children growing up and moving away, things have changed over the years, but I still try to keep the Christmas traditions going. One of them being, the children decorate the tree, with a bit of help from Mum at the end...just in case.
To me, it seems at Christmas time nothing changes from year to year, and I find that so heart warming. For instance, these two images are about 100 years apart
|Vintage Christmas Card|
|My Boys when they were little|
|This year Miss C is decorating by herself|
One tradition I thought may be forgotten is the opening of the advent calender. I actually thought Miss C wouldn't be bothered about counting down the days to Christmas...how wrong I was. She is just as excited as when she was six years old.
Before she went out this morning, she bounded into the living room and grabbed it off the sideboard, looking for the first door to open
Once she had found it she was so excited she couldn't open it
She was so pleased and satisfied after she had eaten the little chocolate.
Love and Hugs