and so this is Christmas...

I love this time of year. 

handmade Christmas decoration

We always decorate a real tree, I love the festive smell throughout the house. We go to the Christmas tree farm down the road and choose our very own tree and play Christmas music and hang decorations with many memories. 

I love this time to bake and decorate and celebrate. We made these paper lanterns and fold paper doilies into little snow angels and string them from the ceiling.

handmade Christmas lanterns

These carolers are hand knitted with much love.

hand knitted Christmas carolers

This year, our eldest daughter is graduating from primary school. When our youngest son went to kinder, I cried. I cried when he finished kinder and I cried when he started school. Its funny as I am feeling super happy and excited for Bella.  She has had a busy year as school captain and has done so with confidence and grace and she is really looking forward to high school. Bella is an amazing, fabulous person, I feel truly inspired by her and very blessed to be her mum. 

One of my favourite Christmas traditions is to watch carols by candlelight on Christmas Eve,  eat a seafood feast and prepare food for the next day. We also open a present each, always a new Christmas outfit.

What do you most enjoy about Christmas?

Nik x.