Christmas is more than a day, it’s more than a season; for me it’s a year-long of blessings! I leave my mini white lights on in our three-seasons garden room all year round, day and night. (They are LED.)
I love going to Christmas markets, and enjoyed three this season: Etsy Christmas Crafts in Waterloo, German Christkindl Market in Kitchener and Cambridge Christmas Market in Cambridge.
Kitchener (once called Berlin) has been showcasing a traditional German Christmas market for 20 years. My grandchildren go for the giant soft pretzels and the amusing miniature train village.
This was my first time going to the Cambridge Christmas Market (the city where I teach dance 5 days a week). I absolutely loved it from the moment I stepped in the doors and heard the sound of Christmas carols.
Unique hand-crafted jewellery
Hand made cards: some with a nostalgic design, some very modern, something for every occasion.
Upcycled purses and clutches made from upholstery fabric samples, durable and one-of-a-kind patterns.
My red velvet top has a paisley pattern and ruffled bell sleeves.
On the last day/evening of all my dance classes, we had parties for each class. I’ve been to several Christmas dances and luncheons. The highlight was being invited to Marilyn’s Victorian Christmas Tea. Such a delightful afternoon with lovely ladies!
My grandchildren were surprised to receive a package in the mail, an early present from Auntie Jean in Seattle. She sent them vegan chocolate Advent calendars to countdown the days till Christmas.
It’s always a joy to watch my granddaughter at her Christmas dance recital every year. Her first year Highland dancing, the girls dressed up like snowmen and danced to Frosty the Snowman. This time they dressed in Christmas pyjamas and danced to Welcome Christmas. So cute!
I enjoy decorating our home, I start early and I leave the decorations up through January because it brightens up the winter.
Wishing everyone a joyous and peaceful Christmas season!
May love, joy and peace be with you throughout the year!