I am up early today. Tried to fall back to sleep but my mind kept whirling about. Thought I may as well get started and if I need a nap later, so be it. We had a lovely fall of snow last night, so my lights look especially pretty. I have a few more gifts to "put together" but for the most part I am finished. :) It was fun this year planning certain packages. For a friend, (who liked Strawberry Shortcake as a child) I had a vintage gift box that I have been saving for years and her gift fit in it perfectly. And ever since my husband became manager of his store, we give all his assistant managers (13) a gift of wine and an ornament. It is fun putting it all together. I liked this year's traditional color scheme, with a modern flair. And of course the bottle has to match the color of the bags...LOL
Christmas isn't Christmas without a few favorite treats. So I dusted off my trusty old crumbling Betty Crocker Cookbook and whipped up some Russian Tea Cakes. Followed by Frosted Molasses Drops and Magic Cookie Bars. So yummy! Next up, I need to chocolate dip some pretzels and stir up some Chex Mix.
So I think I am ready for the holiday. I look back over the calendar I make for the month and can't believe how much we have done and how much fun we have had. :) Lots of great new memories and more to come! Always, Kit