Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Decorating for Christmas
We put up our Christmas tree over the weekend, and I thought I'd post a picture of it. It's not quite the same as decorating for Christmas used to be. I'm not home with my family, but I still managed to enjoy it. With some Christmas tunes playing from my bedroom, we put up the tree, decorated it, wrapped a few Christmas presents, put out my cute little two house village (can you call two houses a village? hmmm), and then plugged in the tree and just admired it. :) Ah, I love the feeling of Christmas. It's just wonderful!!!
The tree always looks better in the dark.
Here's my favorite little Christmas character. I plan on finding Rudolph to join him this year. Every year, I plan to get one more friend to join my abominable snowman. He may look happy, but he told me just last night that he's very lonely.
Here's one of the pieces to my village. Notice all that snow- if you haven't seen the booth in the malls that sell the powder that turns into "snow", you must. It's pretty awesome! Just add water, and you have a wintery wonderland on your hands.
Here's the puppet maker's shop! And I am pleased to announce that I'm am almost done with my Christmas shopping. Every year I seem to procrasinate till the last minute, I really hate doing that. I'm not one to fight the crowds and deal with traffic. It's a relief, that's for sure. I'm sure many of you haven't even started shopping, I feel sorry for you except for the fact you'll probably get the better deals than I did. Darn! Speaking of better deals, let me give a shout out to my bestest most favoritest sister, Holly, for saving me money the other day. I didn't know this, but Target gives you a 14 day time frame to receive price adjustments on the items you buy. I had just bought a few Christmas gifts (and already wrapped them), when my sister informed me that Target had put an item I'd purchased on sale. All I had to do was bring in my receipt and voila! Money, money, money back in my wallet. Yessss I even found another item that had gone on sale, that saved me almost $20.00. So keep that in mind while you're doing your Target shopping. Always check to see if your items have dropped in price. Happy holiday shopping to you all!