I think we made a good choice this year.
We decorate the tree together and each year I buy a new decoration for each of them. They have quite a collection now. What I like about this is one day when they have homes of their own I will go on a spending spree and stock up with new decorations. For now I am content to use the children's decorations and keep them at home for longer.
We buy a new Christmas book every year and it will be read onChristmas eve as we cuddle in the sitting room around the fire burning in the hearth.
I have quite a collection now and although most of the stories are children's stories we love to browse through them over the Christmas season.
Only son always makes a wreath with the greenery he cuts from our neighbours garden. The neighbour is in agreement of course. It is always a gamble each year as to whether we will get the wreath before Christmas eve. Normally it just makes it in time for the last week leading up to Christmas, although I'm not so sure this week. He also makes delicious shortbread
Only daughter makes light and fluffy cup cakes
It is a wonderful season of year that we cherish, spending time together, singing carols going to church and rejoicing over the birth of Jesus
For unto us a child is born
And his name will be called Wonderful,
counsellor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace