I love Christmas!
I love the spirit of sharing and of getting together with friends and family – sure we should be doing this all year around but if your family is anything like mine with us scattered all across the globe, this is often not achievable. Often, for one reason or another, we can’t get together for Christmas but whether physically together or not we are with each other in spirit.
I’d be more than happy to call it Family Day or Happy Holiday’s as it really isn’t the religious aspect that I follow. While I may have been raised with Christian beliefs we long ago stopped going to Church and in fact by the time I was a teen I had decided that most religious books I’ve read are just another interesting story but certainly not something that I should live my life by.
It’s the festivity, the sense of occasion and anticipation that I love about Christmas. I love putting the Christmas tree up and getting out the decorations to trim it and some other parts of the house. By no means am I one of those people that spends a fortune on decorations nor do I get into lighting the house up for neighbours to parade past. No, I just like getting my few festive bits and bobs out from storage and letting them see the light of day for another few weeks of the year at least.
This year I decided that I couldn’t, no I wouldn’t, wait until the first day of December to get the tree up. I wanted a head start, I wanted to be able to look at my pretty lights and make the festive feeling start a little sooner.
I have already started to bookmark some lovely Christmas/Festive season goodies for next year. By then Mr Iced Vovo and I should be in our new home. I’ve been searching for lovely holidays items that will fit in to the modern mid-century style we are aiming for. So come back next year to see what I’ve found.
In the meantime here is my little bit of festive fun.