Yet it is still sweet to see them get the same decorations out of the box and remember them from last Christmas and the Christmas before and in doing so remember where we lived... where they were bought...each decoration placed carefully on the tree is part of our story.
Sam (kid's cousin), India and Jade
Milo and IndiaThis year I decided to make home made crackers...definitely a ' lol' moment on Christmas eve when the only shop still open in my kingdom was the co-op. So apart from a box of quality street and a bicycle repair kit purchased from said shop I rustled up all sorts of things to put inside my crackers which I made from brown paper, of which I had plenty and coloured ribbon, of which I had just enough. I have an old printing set, which must have belonged to a grocery shop, which I used to personalize each cracker...inside I wrote quotes from famous people (with the help of google, Einstein and Marilyn Munroe) and instead of paper hats we just wore hats of all shapes and sizes.