Wednesday, December 27, 2023
The Pop Culture tree this year was on a revolving stand, one side mostly The Nightmare Before Christmas and the other side Harry Potter themed ornaments. The middle strand of lights went out halfway through decorating so I replaced them without knowing they were garish LED colors. Went forward anyway since Christmas was fast approaching!
Saturday, December 23, 2023
One of my favorite holiday traditions is watching "The Empire Strikes Back" while we decorate our Star Wars tree. I collected my first ornament for it in 1997 when Billy was born. He did the ornaments and I did the lights on this one. I know this may not seem Chritsmas-y to some but we love it! WE also watch Die Hard in Christmas Eve.
Friday, December 15, 2023
I love this easel card fold, it's easy to do and adds a bit of fun. When I was a kid I always loved cards that were a little bit interactive, and really loved the ones that had cash! My Grandmothers and Aunts used to tape quarters inside and it was like we won the lottery.
I keep saying that's enough decorating but I don't seem to listen. The Santa tree is a revolving music box playing "White Christmas". I can't remember where I got it but I've had it for a long time. The ceramic Santa is Hallmark Santas of the World- England. Love it.
This is everything that was inside this year's advent calendar by Arteza. I "had" to open everything, the box was taking up too much room. That was my excuse, anyway! It was a good value because it was on sale, otherwise I probably would not have ordered it. While a surprise is always fun, some items I wouldn't have purchased or already had. Ready for my new year goal of trying out more artwork!