This is the week before Christmas
when the frenzy in the air is very tangible.
Sometimes, it's just good to find a quiet place to sit
and take the time to breathe...
maybe light a candle
a red one is so festive.
The presents are wrapped and the bows tied
I'm so glad I did everything early.
What about my new hand and arm cast?
Red for Christmas. What else?
Just to be a little silly, I'm going to wear a tinsel bracelet
on Christmas Day!
Since there won't be a Christmas tree this year,
I've bought some cheerful fairy lights to create
several luminous and festive corners around my home.
A sparkling butterfly in memory of a sweet loved-one
departed much too early.
A bowl of Christmas baubles on a small table
This glass container, containing tinsel and shiny baubles
will have added fairy lights in red and white
to be the centre-piece on my Christmas table
I love my living room at night
all lit up
as pretty as any Christmas tree!
The Christmas elves are already in place in the entrance.
They have been a tradition for more than twenty years.
The homemade truffles will have to wait for the New Year
before I make them again.
I was just able to finish crocheting the front door wreath
on the last day of November.
That was lucky!
I am unable to make my usual Christmas crochet gifts and decorations this year,
but fortunately I have some snowflakes left over from previous years.
As soon as the afternoon light starts to fade
those little lights come on.
Scintillating evenings just for me and a good book!
Those little bells again, just because they're so joyful!
and the sweet sound of children's voices.
Please click below on the name of the Christmas Carol:
It just goes to show that we can still create a festive feeling with very little
and with just a bit of imagination!
I wish you all a very heartwarming and beautiful time with your families.
Sometimes, not all members of a family can get together, but we can phone and
exchange emails and have special thoughts for all those who have
other obligations or cannot be with us.
In the meantime, whatever you do, and whoever you're with,
may you have a joyful heart to share!
I'll be taking a blog break over the holiday period until sometime in January.
Remember to smile
to someone who may need it!