Merry Christmas sweet friends! What a year this has been and if your holidays are anything like ours, you’re celebrating in a non-traditional manner.
This was our Christmas tablescape last year. Sonja’s family and my family traditionally are able to spend the day together at our parents home in the country (we call it the cottage 🙂 ). We open presents, go to church, enjoy an AH-mazing meal prepared by our mom, and then play cards or watch a movie together.
More often than not, visitors will stop by to visit, especially as the day is also our father’s birthday. (Last year we made him a personalized gift with his five grandkids’ handprints).
This is a picture of Sonja (middle) and I (Jane) with our mom Branka. Cheers!
This year our time together will be a little broken up. So although we won’t get to be all together at the same time, after some quarantining we’ll be able to have short visits together.
Reflecting on 2020
Today is the last day of our 25 Days of an Upcycled Christmas. If you’ve been following along you’ve seen a new craft each day using upcycled materials from around our homes. We were determined to reduce and repurpose this year.
Although the crafts were Christmas focussed, many of them will be great even through winter, so there’s still time to get creative if you’d like. Here are a few of our favorite winter-themed crafts from the month:
So, for today, Day 25, we’re sharing one final upcycling craft.
OK, this one’s a bit of a cheat. Instead of a craft we’ve actually created these printable journalling pages for you. In thinking about what we would like to do on Christmas day, the idea of reflecting on the year gone by was top of mind.
While 2020 has been a roller coaster ride with many ups and downs, there were definite moments of joy, accomplishment and dreaming which are important to acknowledge and capture.
The printable worksheets include just 3 pages with prompts and space to jot down your thoughts and ideas. Print as many copies as you’d like.
Once completed, feel free to tuck into a safe place to read next year. Hopefully we’ll be looking back and laughing about what an unusual year it was!
So, from the bottom of our hearts, Sonja and I wish you and your loved ones a blessed, peaceful and merry Christmas. xoxo
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