There was lots of year end testing at school, so the offspring hadn't had much time for decoration making this year, but out came the button jars again for them to make some more button Christmas trees for their contribution to the tree.These little felt trees were from a wee kit that I bought on clearance last year, thinking that I'd get the kids to make them, but I ended up making them myself on a night where mindless crafting was needed.
12-odd beaded snowflakes were thrown together, too.
We might be needing a bigger tree next year if we're going to continue this tradition of making some new ornaments each year...
Still, compared to some of the locals, our decorating efforts are rather tame:
This really is my favourite time of year, even if there is no chance of snow here.
I'll be missing my family and friends, but we'll be having lots of British foods and traditions, so hopefully there'll be a little piece of home in our celebrations. These days my American husband wears his paper hat out of the cracker without question...
I hope that you and yours are all enjoying the break. Merry Christmas! (oh, and wish me luck: I'm a little dubious as to how my Christmas cake is going to turn out this year...). Take care all,