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On the Eight Day of Christmas…

English: A bauble on a Christmas tree.

Tree Decorations

It has been eight days since I started my Twelve days of Christmas series and it’s worrying how quickly my life is flying by. Today the post is about Christmas trees, because they’re just lovely, aren’t they?

Now we all love a festive Christmas tree but the big question is, do we have a real one or a fake one? Fake Christmas trees are certainly practical and create a lot less mess but nothing beats a good old proper, living Christmas tree. The smell of the pine and  treacherous falling needles just have to be part of everyone’s Christmas scene, surely.

Each year my family get’s a real Christmas tree, and yes, it dutifully makes a good mess, but it’s lovely and feels much more festive than a perfectly shaped plastic one. The tree’s imperfections are something that makes it even more loveable. A wonky, little tree covered head to toe in decorations is what practically signifies Christmas in my households, and I wouldn’t change it for the world. Well, actually on second thoughts, maybe a perfect, tall, dark fake tree would do it…

oh christmas tree, oh christmas treeAnd that people has been your daily fix of Christmas.

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On the Sixth Day of Christmas…

Christmas cards with angels, scandinavian “nis...

Christmas Cards

On the Sixth Day of Christmas my true love brought to me a Christmas card. Really? Oh don’t bother then.

Christmas cards, do you get all excited about sending them and post off thousands of cards to people you hardly ever speak to, or do you get all excited about receiving cards and never quite get round to sending any? I am in the second category. I never manage to actually send any of the damn things off. It has been known for me to write heaps of Christmas cards and forget to send any of them: fail. So now I’ve realised it’s cheaper and more environmentally friendly if I don’t even attempt to.

Don’t get me wrong I see the point in sending a card, to send a friend your best wishes at this festive time. But, is there any point? Cards are surely awful for the environment! I mean send them in the post, pop them up for a week or two and then in the bin, what a waste, of, well, card I suppose.

However, I must admit it is a lovely feeling collecting your post and realising, oh hello, what’s this? A handwritten card? Oo who could it be from? Ooh aren’t I loved? And with one card your day is transformed…ok maybe not transformed but, it puts a smile on your face for a minute, at least.

So, although I can’t be bothered to send any cards this year because I’m lazy, I do actively encourage you to send me loads!

And with that you have your daily fix of Christmas.

 

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On the Fourth Day of Christmas…

christmas 2007

Christmas Decorations

So today is the four post of my Twelve Days of Christmas and today it’s all about the old decorations. Now I love decorations, they really add to the whole festive theme, but and this is the big question: how much is too much?

We all like to put the decorations up and flounce around in tinsel for a good 5minutes. But then it comes to the point when we thing, hang on has this got tacky? Oh no, what will the neighbours think? I can’t have tacky decorations!

Is there ever a limit? Well, personally I think there definitely is a limit, and that limit should not be breached! When there are so many lights and decorations that your house looks like something out of a cartoon that is the time to reassess an take some down. It’s simple, if you can’t see at least half your house clearly then you’re bordering on tacky. Call me a kill-joy if you must.

So my advice is to get those decorations up, but in moderation, we don’t want a freak show going on now do we? Nobody wants to admit that it is because of their house that the electricity for the road is being cut off! So this Christmas let’s keep it orderly but festive! Woo, it’s another day closer to Christmas!

It’s a short one but without doubt you’ve just had your daily fix of Christmas.

 

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