I've been having a very relaxing week, hanging out with my nutcrackers, and catching up with friends. Since we have no fireplace (hence no mantel), the tv cabinet serves the purpose.
We put our tree up high, with hopes that Lanky would not mess with it. Well, turned out, he had no interest in the tree, just the presents, paper, etc. We're still missing one gift.
One of the highlights of the season for me is all the wonderful Christmas cards we receive. I made this ribbon display years ago. It always gets filled up right away, so I bought this card display (below) from Southern Living at Home.
The photo cards are the best. Our dentist even made it on the display.
Our stockings, hung by the t.v. with care.
My village, gifted to me by my sweet aunt and uncle years ago. Yes, that's Woody in there. He's kind of like our "Elf on the shelf".
And one of the very best surprises of the season. . . my dear daddy sent us a loaf of the best Christmas saffron bread to eat on Christmas morning. He's made this for as long as I can remember and it is DELICIOUS! I could've eaten the whole thing when it came in the mail, but I restrained myself and shared it with the family. That's what it's all about, right?