How was Christmas everyone? How was Hanukkah? Did you give and receive loads of hugs and kisses? ‘Tis the time of year to reflect on the blessings in our lives. Hopefully we get to do that each and every day anyway. I know I sure do!
See that bright chartreuse green gift wrap? It was a licensed design I did a few years back for Marcel Schurman. You guys might be familiar with them as the Papyrus brand.
Have you ever seen so many prints and patterns in one place! Between the gift wrap & the multi hued PJ’s this is a visual trip…
A few smiles were to be photographed.
As you can clearly see we are not picky about the tree. My kids decorate it with their dad. It is filled with crafty ornaments from home, school and trinkets from Target. I told ya…nothing fancy but very memorable each year. It is fun watching the kids art change as they grow.
You might be wondering what everyone around here got from the man in the sleigh…
My daughter got a teeny tiny Tiffany necklace. She has no idea what Tiffany is, so the gift my be a bit more impacting when she is bigger.
Look at this gorgeous American Girl holiday outfit grandma (my mom) sent to my daughter. Samantha, the doll all ready lived with us.
Santa picked up that outfit from my mom in NY. Just so you know. Check out all of those details. She has not one but two sparkly broaches, a frou frou head band and her very own snow globe!
Samantha sure is pretty. Look at that flip in her hair!
My little guy scored this Hess Toy Truck from my dad “Papa.” Each year Santa brings one of those straight from NY too.
You might be happy to know that yours truly did not go without…
a sweet ‘lil camera lens that lets in a lot of light!
Now let’s take a look at what happens after all of those presents are opened.
These two happily played with their new toys. Hopefully the excitement will last way beyond today!
How long do you keep your Christmas tree up? One of my pals on Twitter all ready took hers down. Last year it took us a few months into the new year to take it down.
We’ll see how it goes this year…
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