This is the lovely inspiration photo that Nichole Heady, over at her Papertrey Ink blog, has given us for the December Blog Hop. Isn't it too pretty for words? I love it and it might be the reason I'm using shocking pink napkins (with a smaller napkin, sort of Saffron Spice in colour, wrapped around it) on my Christmas table. I'm going for a Bollywood theme, hahaha. Yes, Christmas at nana's this year, for various reasons, is tonight, on my birthday! So excited, can't wait.
I didn't have a chance to make a card for the Blog Hop so I thought I would share instead some projects that I made to "wrap up" the entry way in our condo. I've been so tired and so busy that this is the first year in a long while that I didn't make any new photo ornaments to put on our tree. Instead, I selected some from past years and decorated the ti-pits photos that adorn our hallway year-round ...
|Kristopher & Alexandre|
|Émérik & Léo|
Hubby thinks it's corny, but I love it and think they will also. And I have another confession to make - those hallway photos need to be updated also - surprisingly, the littles seem to get older and bigger every year, and it's hard to keep up with them (at my age).
One more little entry way decoration, one I know for sure that they'll like - treat boxes! We call them "the lovely parting gifts" at our house ...
I'm spoiling them rotten this year and I'm putting popper crackers at their place settings (made with Erin Lincoln's popper die), filled with rolled up cash.
|Kids' table for Christmas 2016 (I'm thinking that Émérik (11 in February!!!) will be wanting to sit at the adult table next year.|
I'm hoping their gifts aren't a letdown after all the partying this weekend, so I want to leave them with a good impression. Has anyone else noticed that the older the kids get, the smaller, and more expensive, the gifts become? Way less presents under the tree this year ...
I hope you had a wonderful and joyous holiday. My wish for the coming year, like always, is for peace in the world; if only it could happen. Love and kisses to you all.