My advent calendar told me today there are only 14 days to go. All around the town there are trees and lights and decorations – it's definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Our house is still bare … And will be till Katie is home from university as she is our Christmas Tree Elf and will be decorating the tree – and the entire house, if I know Katie – on Thursday.
Our Xmas decorations are a mixed old bag. Some of them belonged to my grandma; some were acquired through Freecycle a few years ago; others have been bought in dribs and drabs as and when the budget allowed. We even have some home made decorations from our first Christmas as a single parent family, when money was tight but we spent a splendid Sunday afternoon collecting pine cones and holly, baking salt dough stars and spraying them all gold.
I'm planning on buying a few new decorations for our tree this year but I need your help. Inspire me … Show me your tree, tinsel or favourite baubles! I'd love to see your photos, so leave a link in the comments below, or email me your picture and I'll feature them all on another blog post – along with some photos of our tree!