There was very little shopping here this year. Unexpected circumstances hit all of us, so we decided that it would be very low key. Gifts were almost entirely consumables. However, everyone was happy, safe and warm, so that was all that mattered.
The tree did get decorated.
Lots of kitten and baby friendly decorations, mostly stuffies, filled the branches.
Because it was "Jett's" first Christmas, I made him a stocking.
I used Lindsay Sands Holly Jolly Stocking pattern. It is free if you subscribe to her newsletter.
The stocking is a nice size and goes together easily. The hardest part of the project was making the label.
This took almost as long as the rest of the stocking.
Food, chocolates, and family made up most of our celebrations. Of course, naps by the fire were a highlight.
Early in the week I send gifts to distant loved ones. Ahead of me in the postal line was a lady who wanted Christmas stamps. She told the counter clerk that she didn't want "religious ones". When told that that was all that was left, she explained that she didn't have anything against them, but she didn't want to offend the recipients. Odd, I thought. In my stack of parcels, I had this.
In Canada, stamps never expire and you can use them for their face value. I have a stash of stamps from years past, so I just added up some to make enough for this envelope at 2016 rates. I think the stamps are from 2001. I am pretty sure the recipient wasn't the least bit offended, if the stamps were even noticed. I know the gift was greatly appreciated.
May your Christmas be full of food, chocolate and naps by the fire.