Sorry for editing this post, particularly as it already had a comment -Happy Christmas Carol! My "stained glass" picture may resurface again in a few days.
The thing is, I didn't think I'd have the chance again to post before Christmas, but I'm enjoying a relaxing night with my beloved and a 'net' of satsumas so I have the time to show you some of the decorations we put up tonight. This is our Willow Tree Nativity Scene which we bought with the wedding gift from my brother T and his lovely and very crafty wife C. I'm gonna get the camel and the stable too, when they are back in stock.
It is fair to say that I LOVE Christmas, but I don't subscribe to the idea that we must work up a fervour building up to the 25th.
For me, a wee bit of preparation doesn't go amiss, but the whole point is that it BEGINS with the celebration of the Nativity, which tradition has it we commemorate at this time of year. I feel so sorry for retail staff who are caught up in the commercial machine which means they are rushed off their feet and then perhaps get a day or a weekend off. Not much time to get a breather, never mind have time to celebrate and remember the point of Christmas.
This is the lovely candle I bought from Nora, a former work colleague who is now retired and does a bit of supply teaching when not doing handicrafts.
She made us some beautiful wedding candles, so I was delighted to buy her products again.
And yes, in case you're wondering, I do keep all the "holy" Christmas cards together ! My friends from work and I all tend to give Nativity cards. I do like the others too, I just put them on separate racks.
This is the tree which DH has trimmed with decorations he has picked up over the years- he thinks some may be forty or so years old. I'm starting to feel a bit more festive now and I wouldn't be surprised if those pressies multiply a bit over the next few days.
Enjoy. x K