christmas traditions

Christmas is most definitely one of my most favourite holidays.  The lights, the family, the traditions, the FOOD.  Everything about it just makes me so happy.

For some reason, I didn't really ever get into the Christmas spirit last year.  This year, however, I'm bursting with Christmas spirit.

Maybe it's because we went and saw White Christmas with a couple of our very dear friends.

Maybe it's because we've got Christmas carols playing almost constantly.

Maybe it's because I've got an almost full bottle of Baileys in my fridge right now.

 Who knows, and it doesn't matter because I'm just so happy with this season right now.  The quiet nights spent in the glow of Christmas lights, watching our favourite movies of the season, while sipping on some Holiday cheer bring back that magical feeling that was always present during December when I was a kid.

These are my Christmas traditions.  Quiet, simple, but still so magical to me.  It's all about putting your precious and special ornaments onto the tree.  Carefully wrapping the gifts you lovingly bought for your family.  Turning off the television and spending time with your loved ones.

Merry Christmas!


Whats Hanging... said...

I am very jealous of your Christmas decorations. Our place is way too small to decorate this year. I can't wait until next year when we are in a nice big place to decorate. I haven't even bothered to take one Christmas ornament out of storage. It won't feel like Christmas to me until we get to Ralph's parents!

Merry Christmas Amanda! Your place looks beautiful.

Amanda said...

Ya, that was me last year - we had our condo up for sale so it didn't really feel like Christmas and I hardly decorated at all.

You'll have a great Christmas next year though, and it's so fun decorating a new place :)

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

hi Amanda,

i love your decorations and your darling kittehs. we have a couple of fur babies ourselves so whenever i spy someone else's my heart melts a little bit more :)

glad to hear the xmas spirit came back to life too!! wishing you a stellar beginning to 20XIII, hope it's gonna be a great year ahead!

hey, so i got your name via Robyn from What's Hanging, she let me know you might be into coming to a Van. blogger girl get-together i've planned with Veronika from Girl and Closet (my co-host) on Jan 20th. if you're around we'd love to have you join, either way i'll be sending you the invite shortly. cheers! ♥