Here’s Mumpty’s little guide to Christmas … in spelling format because I’m a geek like that.
C is for consumerism (as in rampant!) … when you read that bit you would be forgiven for thinking this is going to be an anti-Christmas post, but believe me – it’s not – I LOVE Christmas! I get that it is very commercial and I get that some people hate that, but to be honest, if that sort of stuff bothers you and you can’t make Christmas fun in your own way, then you’re doing it wrong!
Having said that … if you’re going to shop like crazy and enjoy it (like I am!) then you might as well support local businesses right?
H is for happy. Whatever makes you happy at Christmas time – do that. And do it all year too if you can.
R is for roses. I am lucky enough to live with my partner and our daughter in my family home, which means our garden is full of the roses that my Mum and Dad planted. Lucky, lucky me right? So this time every year there are the MOST BEAUTIFUL roses all.over.the.show These ones below are real life, from my garden. Stunning huh.
I is for “there’s no “I” in Christmas!” Christmas is all about watching other people have fun – which then means you have fun by default! Which is not to say it’s ALLLLLL about everyone else and I don’t enjoy a good present or two, because God knows I do! And this year I can’t decide which present I want the most – do I really need another Jenny dress from Pinup Girl Clothing? Or a GHD curling wand? Or sparkly BAIT shoes from 19Black? Yes, yes I do – and so much more! Heheeeee!
S is for the Silly Season! I love the Silly Season. I love how there’s lots of parties and events to go to; how everywhere you look it’s Christmas; how the closer you get to Christmas the more and more charged, stressed and mad it gets; how there’s that feeling of expectancy in the air … ya know … all that!
T is for traditions. One of our little family traditions is adding two or three special decorations to our tree each year. Our daughter has her own white tree in her bedroom, and this year we added a glass birdcage with a white bird inside it; a cute little silver TradeAid Santa and a gorgeous white Pandora china basket. To our tree we added a gold star for the top; a glitter reindeer head, a gold bow and a Noel bell (my Dad’s name is Noel!)
M is for memories – enjoying the ones you have and building more for the future. Like I said earlier, we live in my family home, so I already have lots of awesome memories here, but it is still fun making new ones for our daughter.
Below is one of the little corners of paradise in our little corner of paradise!
A is for #allthethings! I absolutely love the excess of Christmas – the opportunity to buy cool and thoughtful presents; the food; the champagne (!); the get-togethers; the decorations; the songs (especially Amy Winehouse’s version of “I saw Mama kissing Santa Claus” and Eartha Kitt’s “Santa Baby”); the glitter everywhere; Christmas trees – all that stuff!
“Santa baby, and fill my stocking with a duplex – and checks.
Sign your “x” on the line …!”
S is for seriously though … I hope you have the best Christmas ever this year!
It really is all about Christmas amiright?