With a wedding coming up and our hopes to buy a house immediately after I’ve decided to DIY and salvage as many decorations as I could this year. Found a bunch of rolls of lights and ornaments and had a lot of fun (and coffee).
For my future husband; I came across the wishbones from the first Cornish game hens I cooked for him and seashells from the day he proposed to me. I made them into keepsakes, he had a similar idea for me, he collected and bottled sand from the day he proposed. Am I lucky or what??
For my mother; I dug through her attic and found a huge amount of photos sitting in a box, beautiful pictures of her on trips to Montana, St. Lucia, and California. I assembled them into an album that started with pictures of her on her wedding day and gifted that to my parents. She actually had a similar idea and created a beautiful photo collage of our special trips to California and North Carolina.
We had a lot of fun decorating, mainly adding holiday flair to our every day home décor, ornaments to my bromeliad, lights onto our vine plant, etc.
Woke up to a note from my fiancé on the 26th (he had already left for work) that read simply “BEST CHRISTMAS EVER”. I would have to agree.