It sounds as though you have all been very busy with shopping and wrapping, it's funny to think that we spend so many hours preparing for one day.
Brenda I am like you, I like my parcels to look pretty, the ribbon and bows make such a difference, although I will say that only the 'special' gifts get the 'fancy' treatment, I wouldn't have the time of the ribbon to wrap every gift so beautifully (shhhhh….I actually would have enough ribbon to do every gift for the next ten years, but we don't need to share that fact)!!
I agree with John in that it does only get ripped off in seconds, as the children have gotten older they do appreciate the wrapping a little more and I certainly like a beautifully wrapped gift. We also have fun and write cryptic clues on some of the labels, just o keep them guessing and we like to wrap things in odd shape boxes to confuse them even more. One thing that I think is sad is that they don't want to be video'd opening their presents anymore, as they are too concerned about their hair and make-up! I have shed many a tear looking back at the Christmas video's of years gone by, such precious memories, I will encourage them to do the same with their children too.
Yesterday just flew by, we had a very slow start as I could barely move after so many hours in the car on Saturday, the engine sound of the car really affects my tinnitus, the ringing was almost unbearable, I ended up watching youTube until I fell asleep as the background noise helps, I think I may start listening to Audio Books, it's just having something to drown out the high pitch noise.
Today's lovely Christmas cards are from Michele and Lilian, Michele's card is a stepper card, so clever as when its stood up that lettering goes up the 'steps', Michele has made it in a lovely green too, I love all the different snowflakes, they really stand out against the dark green too.
Thank you so much Michele, I love my card xxxx
Lilian made today's second card, it features a super cute Snowman that has the biggest sparkly pom pom on his hat and a lovely, fluffy scarf too. I'm not sure who's stamp the Snowman is, but I love it.
The topper with the snowman on has also been stitched, which must have taken you ages Lilian, investing so much time in a card makes it such a special gift. That background paper is so pretty too, Lilian I absolutely love my card, thank you so much xxxx
Well I pray that you all have very safe and straightforward journeys to your family and friends today, just keep thinking that as soon as you get there you can put your feet up and relax and hopefully do nothing for a few days. Make the most of it my lovelies.
Well there is nothing else except for me to wish each and every one of you Very Special Ladies an amazingly Happy Christmas, I hope you all enjoy every moment. Take lots of photos to share with us after the holidays. Go Eat Drink and Be Merry.
I love you all dearly,
Extra special Love and Hugs