we celebrated christmas yesterday evening, because we wanted to do it with my parents before they leave to go back home. in the days before the big night the house got decorated heavily.
santa even came by, he must have heard we needed him a bit earlier than usual. and we made a tree. some of you have heard me complain about the lack of christmas trees around here. so i decided to embrace the fact that we cannot bring home a tree only to throw it out a few weeks later. and then i had my dad drill holes in a wood stick, placed dried branches in the holes, longer at the bottom, shorter towards the top. when my mom saw it she laughed. but as she was laughing and claiming it to be a sad excuse for a christmas tree, the kids came running. they took one look at it and started dancing around it while shouting christmas tree. what a sweet victory: my tree passed the kid-test.
in my mom's defense: i think it could have been a bit more impressive with some planning and preparing. next year...
if you are getting in to the holiday spirit, don't miss out on this post by francesca of fuoriborgo. i was so honored when she asked me if she could share my felted red hearts together with other bloggers' christmas decoration ideas. and this post is, as all francesca's writing, inspiring and beautiful. francesca: thank you for including me - everyone else: enjoy!