I decided to share some of my favourite decorations - each one for its own uniqueness or the thought that went behind it!
This sweet one, was a gift from my sister-in-law who lives in Melbourne, Australia! I just love the friendly faces, peeping out from Grandma's Feather bed (that's what I imagine it is!)
Low and behold, this year, she sent us a cozy fireplace, with stockings, waiting in anticipation for that long awaited for visit from Santa!
This is my latest addition, given to me by my dear friend Lesley! Santa is sitting on a little bell, which has the clearest ring!
My New York taxi, brought back from one of his trips to the States! My brother Rob always remembers to add something to our tree from one of his travels! I just love the way Santa and his little elf appear to be in a hurry as the taxi speeds along!
My little straw Angel! I bought this one when we spent our first White Christmas in Poland with Caroline and her family! What an amazing time we had - it also reminds me of my niece when she was a tiny girl! "I don't liiiiiiike it!" She said. "Why not?" I asked. "Because it isn't wearing any eyes!!"
Mum LOVED little birds on her tree and they always remind me of her! This year Rob went to London and he brought me 8, all sparkling and in different colours! They're keeping a beedy eye upon us all, so we'd best be on our best behaviour!
Even Raggedy Anne comes to visit in her little sleigh, with her Teddy and Reindeer friend!
I love everything about Christmas! The build up, the twinkling lights, the smell of gammon roasting in the oven and the rich smell of ginger while the cookies turn golden brown! I love to don my Christmas apron, get my hands stuck into shortcrust pastry and bake, while listening to Bing Crosby peel out in song, dreaming of a white Christmas, or taking a quiet moment as The John McCarthy Chorous sings "Silent Night!"
I am a sucker for a traditional Christmas! It's without a doubt, my favourite time of the year!
"For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord"
St Luke 2:11