Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Merry and Bright

I love this season.

I can't explain it but Christmas does something to people that no other holiday does.

The joy

The colours

The love.

Oh the love. That is what I adore the most. People are full of it and it brings a smile to my face.

My mother and I put up our tree last night. We are usually away at Christmas and never get to put up our tree so it means a lot that we had the opportunity this year.

This tree is nearly as old as me. We have owned it for as long as I can remember and although the branches have faded and the leaves have fallen, it will always remain our family tree. I love it. I love its age, its wear and tear. I love that it's not as tall as I remember it.

Christmas this year will be spent with my small family. My mum, my dad and my mum's aunt. Just the four of us, around a table, eating prawns and playing dominos. I don't have a huge family or a big celebration planned but there is something so perfect about that. Christmas isn't about how big your family is, or how many presents you get. For me it's about the love we choose to share with others, the joy shared among complete strangers and most importantly a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

What a great time of year this is. How do you celebrate Christmas?

18 comments:

  1. What a wonderful tree! I am also so in love with this season, it's like there is something in the air, like a deep-red blanket covering the world, keeping our heats warm and our thoughts beutiful :)

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    1. Your words are so beautiful and ring so true. Christmas is indeed a warming time

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  2. lovely photos! your tree is looking gorgeous!

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  3. I love your photos! They look gorgeous. I love putting up the christmas trees. We have an old one, but it's perfect; nice and tall and lots of branches - yours looks great too! They don't make them the same nowadays :p

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    1. I'm glad you feel the same way. I do love the newer trees but there is something so classic and great about having an old one - it's so nostalgic.

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    1. Thank you Heather! (we have the same name...I don't know why but I love meeting people with the same name as me)

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    1. Ellie, your blog is incredible. So happy that I stumbled across it.

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  6. so sweet. i'm being such a grinch this year so i am determined to decorate, and soon. x

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    1. Ha! oh Gaby, it happens to the best of us. I'm surprised that I've jumped on the bandwagon early this year. Usually, I'm the late one.

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  7. Wow sam i always knew u where good with words but this is just beautiful and so true christmas is the best season

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  8. I love the photos! Such a sweet post from a sweet girl (: Christmas is the BEST!

    xoxo
    Sam

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    1. Christmas is the best! Thanks for your kind words Sam :)

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  9. christmas is totally the best ever. love these photos. so happy!

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    1. It totally is! Thanks for stopping by Kylie, you and spence are seriously amazing. Never stop being great.

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