Doesn't it feel like Christmas?
Having a 2.5 years old, certainly makes Christmas so magical. Their adorable awe and how their eyes glistens with excitement at just about everything is so infectious that makes my heart so full i fear it might burst.
Our first ever Christmas as a family was very special. We started traditions then however, i really think that this year, the excitement has triple fold. Hayden now understands and absolutely loves Christmas and everything it has to offer. Especially opening his little presents from his advent calendar everyday!
All the presents i have wrapped so far and are sitting under the tree, he guards with all his might that even i am not allowed to touch them. He tells us they are for Christmas Day! I secretly love the fact that i can totally trust him alone with them and not fear that i would walk in the room with all the presents unwrapped.
Talking of presents... i'm really pleased how lovely this year's theme has come together. Last year, i did matte black with white chalk and foliage.
This year's theme wasn't planned at all. I was wrapping Hayden's advent presents when the idea to recycle some tissue paper came along. I thought it was such a fab idea and loved it so much that when i finally ran out of tissue paper to recycle, i bought some more from eBay. A 100 sheets cost me £5. I purposely crumpled them to give that linen look. I am slightly obsessed with anything linen at the moment. Can you tell? Ha ha!
The strings was something i already had. It was a simple white chunky string you can get from stationery store. For the finishing touches, i used any foliage i could find around the house. The ones i used today was leftovers from the Eucalyptus Wreaths i made last weekend. Then added more personal touches by using luggage tags and ink stamps which i got 2 years ago from eBay. The large shape stamps were from Paperchase last year.
As i mentioned, i love linens. Last week, when i passed the fabric shop, i found some cut offs which were quite cheap. I was so excited about these and used them to wrap presents too! They add that little special touch, don't you think?
Well, i hope i have inspired you today. Remember, it's not about what you have. It's what you do with what you have. This Christmas, do small things with great love. :)