I've been taking some pictures (surprise!) of different Christmasy things in my home recently. I'm not one to go all out on the decorative details, but I like the little moments of festivity that happen this time of year. Might as well record them!
My sister sent me a pre-Christmas gift. This little tree (which came as a kit--I decorated it with stickers) and two of these cute towels. She knows I don't have a tree since I live alone (I don't want to have to clean it up!), so this will do. It's about a foot tall.
I did some gift wrapping today. This box is stuff for my New Mexico nieces and nephews, and it's almost ready to ship! Yeah, R, there's going to be a lot of sharing in this package, which you can tell by all their initials on the gifts. :)
Please excuse the wrapping job in these photos. I can wrap nicely when I'm in the mood, but that mood only happens like once every five years.
Most years, the adults in my family draw names so we only have to buy gifts for one person. This year I got my mom, which is fun because she's pretty easy to buy for. Notice I made good use of a Sharpie, too--I'm out of gift tags.
My wrapping paper colors aren't especially Christmasy. These photos could be from a birthday party. And wow, someone needs invisible tape!
In my wrapping paper box I found this cute soap dispenser that my aunt K sent me a couple of years ago. Fun fact: I've never seen a cardinal in real life. It's on my bucket list, though. :)
Sorry, R, your kids are getting candy with their gifts. I'm sure you were just thinking that's one thing thing they really need!
Which Hershey's miniature is your favorite? I tend to fluctuate over time, but for now it's just the plain milk chocolate bar. It's never Mr. Goodbar, though.
After forgetting two weekends in a row, I decided not to hang lights. But then I found these ones in the wrapping box and tossed them on the deck in about 5 minutes. There. Festive.
A little later.
I had my tripod, so I couldn't resist trying this trick I learned from a friend once. You just zoom in during the shot. I'll do better next time.
Unrelated: This photo was actually taken last month, but I don't think I showed it to you. Some other friends saw it and liked it, so I thought I'd share here. It was an almost-full moon and I liked the reflection in the lake.
Okay, that's all I've got! I'm hoping to get some Christmas photos outdoors in the next week. We shall see.