All of my children are dear to me in their own way, but it is true that your son is your son until he takes a wife, but your daughter is your daughter for all of her life.
One Christmas celebration down. Two more days of family festivities to go. We spent last night with my father. Our agenda included a Christmas Eve dinner at the Country Club, birthday celebration for my step-sister, white elephant exchange, presents, and enjoying everyone’s company.
There are so many siblings that we tried the white elephant method of gift giving.
What a success. Not one person opted to steal anyone’s gift. Next year we might have to find a way to switch things up. My brother, Tommy, ended up with a sound machine I threw in there. Weird, I know. I got stuck in the technology section at Bed, Bath & Beyond and decided I had to buy something.
The Awkward Hug went over well last night, and a Bromance is sure to follow. Mainly because Chris and Brigham, Allie’s boyfriend, are hunting addicts. I found that he was charming as well, since he helped me with a holiday craft.
Holiday Wreath Card Holder
1 pack clothespins
*Walmart did not have the green spray paint I needed, so I substituted a gold glitter paint instead.
1. Place clothespins on a box. Coat pins in spray paint.
2. Use wire cutter to cut off the hook of the hanger. Form into a circle.
3. String clothespins and beads around the wreath.
4. Twist wire closed to form wreath (this is where Brigham came in handy doing the twisting for me).
5. Use a large ribbon to cover the closure and to hang the wreath with. Pin in your holiday cards. Enjoy!
Who can I re-gift this to? My mom is still a sucker for anything made by her children. I think I know the perfect person:)
What does your family do on Christmas Eve?