I was working until yesterday so getting into the Christmas spirit has been quite a challenge this year. I made a few lunch-hour dashes for gifts and put off deciding on my desert until today, which is very uncharacteristic. I have however put up a few things throughout the house to help remind me what time of the year it is as well as pumping the Christmas tunes (the Trans-Siberian Orchestra being my favourite!).
Candles and pine cones are definitely the way to go if you want to feel festive without going all out. Collecting a few pine cones from a nearby tree is also something you can do with other family members.
For an easy festive table I decided to arrange a few smaller gifts, one for each, in the centre of the table and scatter a few pine cones and candles around it. That way you don’t even have to get up to open your first gift! Simple laurels were created with a small branch and thin ribbon (which I cut out of my clothes).
Merry Christmas to all my readers! I hope you all get to spend some time with your loved ones and reflect upon the ultimate gift that we’ve all been given.