Christmas Magic

I've always been a Christmas fanatic. From putting up the tree, to singing Christmas carols in July, to being super jazzed at the thoughts of wearing a tacky festive jumper to work, I love it all. This year, we're properly settled into our home, and I've been enjoying adding seasonal touches around the house. While I had already made some crocheted snowflake garlands to drape around the living room, I ended up making Tommie some Star Wars decorations for the tree. Oh, when I'm a good girlfriend, I'm a very good girlfriend indeed. Except when I ignore him while trying to concentrate on making said decorations.

Over the last few years, I've been gifted beautiful Christmas decorations from family. Pieces from Newbridge Silver, snow globes and personalised stockings have all helped add some festive cheer to our little house. Though not particularly religious, I absolutely love the little crib tea light holder my aunt gave me when I first moved out of home many years ago. The rest have all been picked up in local shops, or handmade, to make the place brighter and more festive while on a  limited budget. I think there's nothing better on cold nights like these, to light the fire and some scented candles, pop on the Christmas lights and watch a feel good movie.

Now that Caelen is getting older, I want to make Christmas as magical as I can. Decorating the house, Christmas movies, going to all the estates to see all the houses lit up, telling him all about Santa to get him excited. Yesterday, my estate had their annual Christmas event, with a visit from Santa for all the local children. Unfortunately, we had to miss it, so I had planned on bringing Caelen to see Father Christmas some afternoon this week. Tonight, just after sitting down to dinner, there was a knock at the door. To our surprise, our next door neighbour had arranged for a special visit from Santa. While Caelen was a little apprehensive at first, he soon got into the spirit, even kissing the man in red goodbye.  

How do you make Christmas special for you and your loved ones?

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