Yesterday was a COMPLETELY productive day. I took advantage of the snow outside to get some very important things accomplished inside. I’ll keep the super-exciting drawer organizing and laundry stories to myself, and share a few of the holiday highlights!
I’m pleased to say that I got my Christmas Cards done. Yeah, it’s only the 4th of December, and they’re addressed, stamped, and ready to go! I’ll probably wait a few days to get them in the mail.
Yes, I send a lot of cards. I’m one of those people that loves pretty paper and pretty cards. So glad to be done with my personal cards. I still have my work-related holiday cards to complete. Those take more time, and there’s just as many… Sigh.
I also wrapped presents today! Everything that I have at the house that’s purchased has been wrapped and boxed! I only have the boys left to buy for: My brother (I know what to get him), My Step-Dad (No Clue – Desperate for ideas!), and My Grandpa (Super-Easy, just need to pick it up.)
|The Virginia Box — Biggest of the Three!|
I love big bows on presents. However, after MANY years of shipping them with bows, I decided to go bow-less this year. They just get smashed in transit. Maybe I’ll take some ribbon with me and do them up when I get to Virginia. Or, better yet, I’ll pack the ribbon in the box! I also used just one kind of paper this year…. I swear, it’s like someone else did my wrapping. Bizarre!
|My tree by night|
I’m tired just thinking of all I did yesterday, but here’s a little more: I finished the night by playing with my camera and taking a few more pictures of my tree. I found a site on Pinterest that gives ideas on how to take great pictures of your Christmas tree. I couldn’t get the really blurry ones to work because I don’t have the right lens… but I thought these were interesting. If you like taking pics, check out this tutorial – – it’s awesome!
|Adjusting the settings slightly and I got this!|