I love Christmas
I love the magic, the trees, the excuse to do almost anything, from wearing pyjamas all day to listening to cheesy music. I love shopping and choosing the perfect gift for someone, I love writing cards and wrapping presents. I love the music, the films, the books. I love the countdown and opening a tiny little door every day. I love our traditions, ones that have been passed down through the generations and ones we begin this year. I love the novelty socks and jumpers, the tinsel and the fairy lights. I love watching my children's faces.
I love coming downstairs with the boys to find that the Christmas tree has appeared in the living room, and inspecting every element of it with Dylan. I love him telling me that he loves each bauble individually, like it is his new favourite toy. I love the excitement every morning that the tree is still there, the lights still twinkling. I love the red and gold, the baubles we have picked out individually or as a family, new ones joining us each year.
I love Christmas candles leaving a festive scent. I love keeping in touch with old friends. I love beautiful roses that brighten the house, all tied up with Christmassy ribbon. I love eating chocolate every night once the little ones are in bed.
I love the excitement, the magic, the suspense, the build up, the big day and all the days that surround it. I love Christmas.
Disclaimer: I was sent some gorgeous flowers, chocolates and a teddy from the people at Prestige Flowers but don't they just look gorgeous and festive!