Unfortunately as usual I started off with good intentions of recording a little of my Christmas preparations here… BUT then the last minute mad panic rush to get things in the post took over and well, that was that! So here are a few photos taken at the very beginning.
Christmas Stockings have always played a big part in our family’s Christmas’. With being Roman Catholics we had to fast from eating any food from midnight the day before if we wanted to receive Holy Communion at the next morning’s Mass, so there was never any food/sweets/chocolate etc. included so as not to tempt us. Instead there would be a few small gifts that we were allowed to open before going to Church.
So below are my 2016 ‘His and Her’ stockings for my daughter and her partner before being filled.
Their Weimaraner dog’s, well pets are part of the family, 2016 Hessian bone shaped stocking that was filled with two squeaky tennis balls, two Pig’s Ear treats and the squeaky/rustling reindeer (seen a few photos below.) The tag has her name ‘Bella’ cut out of the red plastic.
I also spotted this cheerful little snowman stocking with his sticking-out carrot nose for a three year family member.
I couldn’t resist buying this felt Santa face Christmas sack. (Would have loved to have given this to Chon when she was younger although there probably wouldn’t have ever been enough presents to fill it!)
Bella’s squeaky/squidgy reindeer that she is really thrilled with.
Next we come to Chon’s three presents from me.
A long time ago when Chon was about five I was getting her a Jemima rag doll for Christmas and was torn between buying a doll with rust/brown hair and a turquoise floral dress or one with red hair and a hot pink floral dress. Not wishing to ask her and spoil the surprise which colourway she would prefer I turned a conversation into preferences of colours to which she replied ‘Mummy, always think BRIGHT!’
SO on remembering this this year I don’t think that I could have chosen a more brighter wrapping paper as this has a navy blue (almost purple) background adorned with hot pink Holly and Mistletoe leaves and orange fir cones!
Loved the wording here!
I decorated the two smaller bottles of Prosecco for Chon and one of my nieces as Christmas Day table favours. (The larger bottle was to enjoy later chilled with our fresh Lobster salad and my home made Sherry Trifle supper.)
These two little gifts to two of my Sasha friends were to travel overseas so were wrapped earlier than the rest, hence the photograph. (These gift bags are the palest of pink and daintily decorated with gold.)
Unfortunately Chon’s and my presents still remain wrapped and under the tree (due to lack of time spent at home) waiting to be opened sometime tomorrow. (Hence the lack of ‘Thank yous’ to those who sent them to us!)
Hope that you have enjoyed seeing this little glimpse of Xmas life at The Sasha Brood’s home.