And a Merry Christmas Eve to you!
Maple and I will be making a fire, leaving a bowl of porridge for our tomte and preparing everything food-wise and gift-wise to take out to the Homestead for Christmas Day. We’ve spent the week delivering our Yule baskets to friends and neighbors, wrapping gifts and preparing (read: cleaning) the house for when my mothers get here on December 26.
About eight months ago Maple gave me a stamp kit for a random present (I’d seen it on the blog ‘Hello Friend: You are Loved). This holiday was the first time I’ve really gotten into the ol’ stamping mode and I love it. I made the sweetest label tags and got excited about a bunch of other words stampings I want to do. (I also got excited thinking about teaching kids about their letters using a stamping kit.)
Inspired by (where else?) Pinterest, I used spruce branches, grey yarn and brown paper to wrap all my gifts this year – and I was really pleased with how everything turned out.
Enjoy this lovely Eve (if you celebrate Christmas) and this quiet, dark evening (if you don’t celebrate Christmas).
Cheers and Love,
Maple and Me