I have to admit, these are some of my favourite days of the year.
I am enjoying today immensely. It's so close to Christmas (something that has seemed even more exciting this year with Willen being old enough to enjoy and anticipate the festivities that come with the season)!
My shopping is done, presents are already wrapped, dinners planned, and my house is being cleaned and readied for this coming weekend.
We have a very relaxing Christmas planned this year. Christmas Eve day will be spent together as a family, then we will be off to our Christmas Eve service, followed by our annual Christmas party at our family's farm. We'll open our gifts Christmas morning, then head to my parents for breakfast. The evening will be spent at Ryan's parents for Christmas dinner and then we are back at the farm again for dinner on Boxing Day.
In short, lots of family, and lots of food.
Just how we love it.
Anyway, I've been preoccupied and haven't gotten around to posting much this season, but I have a few last things to share before the end of the year. I'm very much looking forward to a quiet rest of the year.
Here is the rest of our house decorated, wrapped gifts and a few other details.
Have a very Merry Christmas and may you be blessed this coming year.
Our stockings and decorated banister.
Gifts wrapped and ready for our family celebrations.
I used simple white newsprint, thin twine, and vintage stamps to wrap my gifts this year.
We don't have a mantel so I always decorate the piano. Simple White Pine garland, which smells so lovely, wrapped with white lights and a few cream pillar candles.
We (Willen) are making a small dent in our gingerbread house. He did eventually figure out it was a giant cookie that he could eat!
Sweet and simple. They remind me of something you would send to family years ago when you couldn't be with them on Christmas. I found that really homey.
The stamps were found at Anthropologie - $6/ pack.