Welcome to Jo's Online Advent Calendar, Day 9!
I stitched this Mill Hill Frosty Mug this year. Although this isn't exactly how I'm finishing it, I had to dress it up a bit for you!
This year I finally put up our craft tree - all handmade ornaments from family and friends.
Mainly the boys treasures, but also some from my DH's childhood and mine. And of course friends - Noni, do you see what you sent me?!
And here's all the lovely ones that DJ made me. The snowman in the middle is the newest one, isn't he adorable?!
Jo's question this year was... what are your plans and traditions for Boxing Day?
We moved to the States from Wales when I was two, so we brought Boxing Day with us.
Since we didn't have any family here, we celebrated that day by inviting friends over for plenty of food and fun. I remember being read to and then reading myself all the fun annuals I received at Christmas. My parents always took off that day and I did too when I was older and working.
Luckily, DH has off between Christmas and the New Year, which makes it nice. We used to spend Boxing Day with my parents, but now we stay home and maybe have friends over for food and hopefully fun! Nathan has been receiving annuals every year and he'll spend time reading them like I used to.
This year I'd like to say I'll organise my stitching stash and plan what I want to stitch for the year, but I'll be realistic and be happy if I get to stitch!
Please pop on over tomorrow to my lovely stitching friend's door, Vickie at A Stitcher's Story.
Thanks once again, Jo, for continuing this wonderful tradition. It wouldn't be Christmas without it!
And here's wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and fun-fulled Boxing Day!