Christmas Cards and Christmas Dinner

I have been trying to keep all of my Christmas excitement contained inside until at least the first of December, but I am failing like crazy. Christmas is hands down my favourite time of the year!

I decided to channel my Christmas energy into getting all of my Christmas cards made and after 3 days I am done. I decided to do something a little bit different this year and not spend any money on them... Every year I go crazy at the craft store buying new papers, different coloured card, ribbons, embellishments etc. What this means is that I have a huge stockpile of Christmas goodies. So this year I made all of my cards using the bits and pieces I have left over from previous years. I missed the fun of buying new stuff, but all in all I am really happy with how the cards turned out.

No photos yet though, you will have to wait until I have posted them all out :) In the meantime here's the link to last years cards.

In other Christmas news my sister Jen sent me though this year's Christmas menu and it sounds divine. Christmas is at my house this year, but seeing as I will be trying to get the hang of being a parent and squeezing in as much sleep as I can, Jen has offered to take care of the cooking. This year will be the first Christmas that the Big Man has not spent at his parent's house, so I was a bit worried about how he would cope without his usual Christmas lunch. But I read out the menu to him and he seems to love it too!

Now if just have to see if I can hold off on the decorating for another week!

T xx


Jen said...

Seeing as you are having a baby on the second, I think it will be okay to decorate at least a few days early!

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

I totally wanted to decorate a couple of weeks ago. Then we decided on this weekend.

And then I tore my Achilles and looks like Christmas decorating is not going to happen this year.

And this makes me very very sad.

Wanna come and do mine?

Ange & Phil said...

I agree with Jen, you have a good reason to put the decos up early love!! Your little man will be here soon! Yay can't wait!!!

Anonymous said...

Blimey. I have not even thought about cards. Only now I have, haven't I? Gee, thanks....!

Lightening said...

I NEVER wait until the 1st. For a start, life gets crazy by then so I like to at least have some of the decorating done. We spread ours out starting mid November and do a bit each weekend.

Tamsyn said...

Ok so I'm thinking that the consensus is decorate now or I may not get the chance!

Christmas photos will be coming soon!