December 10: Gift
We don't often wrap gifts for each other, so I had nothing wrapped to take a photo. And then this little ditty arrived in the post as part of an advertisement for some sort of winter park. I cut it out and folded it up, and Little Man gave it to one of his Lego animals.
December 11: Nativity
This nativity was given to us by Mark's parents for Christmas 2006. I love the colors of it and the details included on the individual pieces to tell the Christmas story.
December 12: Smell
In preparation for St. Lucia's Day on the 13th, I made my St. Lucia's buns on the 12th. The smell is delicious and it filled the kitchen. To me, this is part of the lead up to Christmas.
December 13: Lights
We haven't had lights on our little Christmas tree the last couple years, but luckily other people do! This tree was actually outside the Tilburg central station, and easy to get up close to take a picture.
December 14: Service
O Come, O Come Emmanuel is among my favorite Christmas hymns, and it's just about always sung at Christmas Eve service.
December 15: Ornament
This ornament was given to me as a child by a dear man that I thought of as a grandfather figure. Frank was a very sweet man that had a box of orange Tic Tacs for me at church every Sunday and treated me like a family member. This little bear goes out every year to remind me of him.