Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My Happy Christmas

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! Here are some pictures from mine!This is our tree with all the presents underneath! It has been many years since we have had a Christmas tree. In my old house, there was no room to store one so we had given ours away a long time ago. This year there is PLENTY of room! Hurray! I love it!
I gave one Origami Wreath to each of my family members. This one is mine. I like the multi-coloured ones best, but each of them chose a different colour that I didn't expect. My dad, for instance, chose one made from different shades of red only!

I sell these in my store.
One of our Christmas traditions is to see who can build the tallest present tower with their gifts. It's always a good laugh to see who can get the most creative in stacking to achieve taller results.Here is Peanut (a LEFTZ by ArtTales) sitting with my finished tower. It's not the tallest one by far, but I got extra points for having the most artistic tower.

My brother almost won the tallest present tower contest, but my dad spotted my card tower-like construction and followed suit to create a really, really tall tower that beat my brother out. Dad got a kick out of that :) Unfortunately, that tower didn't last very long. It fell over with a spectacular crash which was quite amusing because my Dad tried to juggle as many presents as he could before they hit the ground. Ah, the comedy never ends in my house.
Here's a cute little Christmas hedgehog on the mantelpiece. I think he's from Purdy's or Brussels Chocolates.

What are some of your family Christmas traditions? I'd love to hear about them!

I hope you have a very Happy New Year!



Lucky Pebble said...

I always enjoy reading your posts. The stacking game looks like great fun.

Robin Hartman said...

I love your origami wreaths. I experimented with quilled ornaments this year and, of course, a few plastic shrink with my kids.

Yearly ornaments are one of my favorite Christmas traditions. So I love experimenting with new ornament crafts or just buying new ones that represent something special about that year.

We also love making gingerbread cookies each year with the kids.

We watch lots of movies, everything for Charlie Brown to Di Hard.

Mytutorlist.com said...

Hi Lucky Pebble! I always enjoy reading your posts about your kiddies too. I hope you had a Happy Christmas!

Robin: Quilled ornaments sounds beautiful. I'll have to try them sometime.

Perhaps I can start some yearly ornaments now that we have a tree again. That would be so neat!

Yum! Gingerbread cookies! I'm coming to visit next year, lol!

Charlie Brown is a classic Christmas tradition. Die Hard is a new one, but I'm all for it!

ArtTales said...

aww I totally missed this post! Looks like you guys had a ton of fun :D I'm glad peanut could help!