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Thought I’d show you a few snippets around our home with its modest Christmas decor.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree
Okay this is going to sound quite pitiful… but stay with me…
Since young, we have celebrated Christmas every year. Church, presents, food, caroling… the whole thing.
But this will be the first year I will enjoy a real Christmas tree at my home!! (Can’t get real pine trees in Malaysia.) It’s lovely having the smell of pine in the living room.
I thought of decorating the tree very simply… while it looks great, I sometimes shy away from too busy Christmas trees. Gets a bit overwhelming. I thought of just white ornaments. Can you believe, I get to start collecting Christmas tree ornaments??!!!
Yeah… we got a tree with a crooked top.
I’ll need to get an ornaments organiser… how do you organise/store your delicate ornaments?
I was inspired to make a move on finally realising one of the things that I’ve always wanted to do… play with high quality stamps, good quality blank cards and high quality inks. So I thought I’d do it this Christmas. I normally make my own tags/cards but this time, wanted something more elegant and luxurious. I love Crane & Co papers and found some for a good price… and got all stampy-like.
The only thing I will say is that this requires a cool room for me (in Australia, this time of the year means air conditioning), cuppa tea and comfortable seating. That way, my handwriting will be my best. I’m one of those people whose handwriting is affected by my mood and comfort level.
Zero-budgets for wrapping the few family Christmas gifts we have has made me look around my home for wrapping supplies.
Inspired by an image that has been stash away at the back of my mind:
I grabbed me some of my oh-so-luxe plain brown packaging paper and some oh-so-even-luxe dollar paper doilies (we don’t seem to have the array of doilies you guys seem to get in the USA!):
Not as swish as some other pretty packaging but to spend $0 on packaging, I think I did pretty well!