Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

Today we enjoyed a very nice Christmas celebration.

We all spent Christmas Eve getting our gifts wrapped, and preparing for Christmas day.  This year I kept our gifts simple, and I wanted to reflect that simplicity with simple wrapping.  I have always wanted to wrap with Kraft paper, tissue paper, jute, twine and simple ribbons.  I love the way our packages looked, and I had fun wrapping them.

I love giving books as gifts, and chose to wrap some of them in white tissue with jute.

For the packages under the tree I used red plaid kraft paper, red snowflake Kraft paper, and brown postal wrap, with jute, twine, red velvet, and a few gold ribbons and bows.  I also used these cute little gnome tags that I purchased last year, and was eager to use.

I loved the way the red and brown gifts looked under the tree.

Before the Sarah and Joseph went to bed, we lit the Christmas Nativity pyramid, and enjoyed watching it spin around with the lights turned off, so we could enjoy the candle glow.

Santa left Sarah a basket full of beautiful yarns and some new knitting supplies, and he left Joseph with a tool box with some nice starter tools, work gloves, and a pretty cool Tomahawk Axe.  We all had a great time in the morning opening our gifts.

After gifts, we headed off to church and had a nice time saying hi to everyone, and singing ( I still have Go Tell it on the Mountain stuck in my head, I just love that song).  Then we went to My hubby's parent's house for the day, and had a nice Christmas lunch and a fun time socializing and playing games.  When we came home I made our traditional Christmas dinner of Duck a l'orange with all the trimmings.

We enjoyed our Christmas Dinner while watching Shirley Temple's Heidi.  I really enjoy this movie every winter.

Here is my Amazon Affiliate Link for Heidi, such a nice family film.

Tomorrow we will have another day of Christmas festivities, as we head off to my Mother's house, and spend the day with my Mom, my sister and her family, and my Grandma. We will have have fun exchanging gifts, and the kids will have fun seeing some of their cousins.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and will continue to enjoy more celebrating throughout the week.
December 25th marks the First day of the 12 days of Christmas, so we still have 11 days to go :)  Here is a link to Wikipedia's interesting article about the Twelve Days of Christmas.

I will leave you with a little bit of "Go Tell It On The Mountain"

Down in a lowly manger
Our humble Christ was born
And God sent us salvation,
That blessed Christmas morn:
Go, Tell It On The Mountain,
Over the hills and everywhere;
Go, Tell It On The Mountain
That Jesus Christ is born.


  1. merry christmas to you and yours!!!
    love regina

  2. I adore your wrapping paper. We had some old paper left over from years past and I wanted to use that before I got some more similar to yours. I love the look and the idea! I bet your son is going to love his tool box- very cool!

  3. Merry Christmas April! Sarah's knitting supplies are just the thing I found under my tree too! My your duck looks lovely. Sounds like a wonderful Christmas!

  4. The wrapping paper is awsome. It looks like a fun day. Happy New Year!

  5. Sounds like a lovely Christmas, April. I love your wrappings! Merry Christmas!!


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