It's an annual event that my regular clients and friends all look forward to. This year it's a week earlier than usual and yes, I do confess that I have put up the tree in November. The first time ever in my whole life (honestly!!)
Yesterday was spent creating Pot pourri using a blend of Ginger, Frankinsence and Orange essential oils. The house is fragrant with fresh coffee, mince pies and potpourri.
Last night was a late one with all the tables being put up with velvet cloths draped on them and all my creations placed around the two downstairs rooms.
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I had a project in mind for this Christmas that I've been thinking about for several months. Many of my Childhood memories include being read too. My Parents and my Grandma reading stories was a lovely time and then as my own children and my "minded" children came along, I loved reading to them. Christmas was an especially nice time.
Special stories reserved for the festive season came out and were read snuggled up on the sofa with cosy lighting and a fire. I wanted to prolong those memories by writing a series of Christmas stories, some original and some retold, I also collected a few poems and activities together.
These have been produced on quality paper and each one popped into a decorated Christmas packet. each packet is then suspended from a hemp rope by a gold jewell embellished peg.
This is my Christmas Advent calendar and I hope that other people get to share the joy of reading to or with their Children in the run up to Christmas. Available from Ra Ra Bazaar