Saturday, 18 December 2010
bringin' in the cheer
so i did it. i found a couple of boxes of our christmas stuff stashed away in a closet (which sort of makes me wonder where the rest of it could be... ) and while i didn't really decorate, i did all the present wrapping! such a nice feeling to have this done with so many days to spare. i usually stick with kraft paper for wrapping, i always have a huge roll of it on hand and i like that it is actually recyclable, unlike many other wrapping papers. i was planning to have mae help me decorate some sheets but she is a bit off colour this week and wasn't into it. i got one precious sheet done by her and that i am saving for the grandparents' presents (okay, so i'm not done wrapping, i still have those to arrive). anyway, in my boxes of christmas goodies, i found the kikki k christmas sticker book that i bought last year - pretty christmas stickers and tags that are just perfect to add a bit of festive cheer to my kraft paper wrapping. add the baker's twine that seems to be a must-have this year and i think they are looking pretty sweet.
of course, mae came home and was straight onto the mini tree. i picked this one up at borders (they usually have really great christmas stuff, by the way) on boxing day last year for a couple of bucks, thinking it could be mae's special tree. and yes, she loves it. i don't know if most of the thrifted wooden ornaments will survive the season though...