Monday, December 27, 2010

Little Family Christmas

Christmas day is special to A and I for two reasons. Firstly, it's just a wonderful holiday filled with love, giving, old traditions and new. Secondly, it happens to be our anniversary. This year, we celebrated our seventh year (and Christmas) together in our little apartment with our two lovely kitties. 

Every year we find that we spend Christmas day running between parties hosted by my family and his, with little time to breathe and just "be". It can be stressful trying to plan the day, splitting our time between families so as not to hurt feelings.

This year we decided to keep it simple, celebrating in the home we have made together over the past few years. We love our families very much, but it was important for us to spend this year with each other.

On Christmas Eve, we made little origami wreath ornaments while watching The Holiday. These are really sweet and simple to make; fun to do while watching a festive film! We also munched on dark chocolate espresso cookies, coffee cake and lots party mix..

Christmas day began with coffee, followed by a big, traditional breakfast of eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast. We exchanged gifts and took a wonderful afternoon nap - simply perfect.

As a gift, A tracked down my favorite Christmas special, Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas! It was such a thoughtful gift, I may have cried a bit when I opened it. If you haven't seen this special, I highly recommend it. We watched Emmet Otter Christmas night, while munching on Christmas Eve leftovers 
and Chinese takeout.

All-in-all, we had an absolutely fantastic holiday. It was a wonderfully simple, low-key Christmas; Just what we were looking for.

I hope you had a nice holiday! How did you celebrate this year?

{The top image is a small piece from a new listing in the shop}

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