When we were childless, FF and I rarely made a big deal out of Christmas. We had the one, obligatory, Charlie Brown tabletop Christmas tree. That was pretty much it. We both liked the holiday, but it is a bit too much decorating for us. And more importantly, too much taking down of decorations.
But of course, like everything else, having children means making more holly for the jollying on Christmas. So this year we put up the Christmas tree, made Christmas cookies, drank egg nog (except FF, who hates it), and generally made good on the promise to be "the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse."
Our homemade gift baskets, which we give every year to friends and family, were how we started the festivities. FF made beautiful wooden boxes from reclaimed hardwood (our old house fences).
In these little boxes we placed:
The rest of my time was spent hanging out with the kids and FF, playing games (Robot Turtles is a favorite), cooking (finally got around to that Swedish meatball recipe I wanted to try), and catching up on some knitting (I even got new Addi Turbo Rockets).
Was your holiday equally as relaxing?
I'm the wife of a Fledgling Farmer(FF) and mom to Fledgling Farmer Boy(FFB) and Fledgling Farmer Girl(FFG).