I’ve mentioned previously how hard it is for me to get into the Christmas groove ever since we’ve moved to Australia. This year feels slightly better for me although with our move (only house not continent) just ahead of us there are many other things on my mind. I think it’s thanks to making Christmas cookies and seeing the tree looking better and better.
Now I decided to create a little Blog Challenge and you can all help me and my husband getting into the Christmas groove. I’ll get to the rules in a sec.
Have I mentioned our tradition? I think I did. For those of you who have missed it: We usually put up our tree end of November and from then onward the kids put one ornament each up every day. I agree, the tree looks pretty weird in the beginning but it’s nice to see how it slowly changes and sparkles more and more. And the excitement of the kids is just fantastic. It’s hard for them to brace themselves and not put up more than just one ornament. I think you know what I mean.
Hugh, as much as I’d like to participate in your amazing photo challenge this week, I simply can’t. There’s nothing on the top of our tree just yet. It will be put up on the 23rd. But if you don’t mind I’m cheating slightly and post a pic of one of my favorite ornaments. Not sure who put it up but it’s finally up. If you have your tree already decorated fully how about you head over to Hugh’s Photo Challenge and participate? It’s a fun challenge.
So here is my picture, which I also would like to make a part of Colleen’s fun Christmas Tree Around The World feature.
For those of you who’d like to know how our tree looked last year, here’s a picture of it:
And now I have a little favor to ask from all of you: As I said, our Christmas groove is slower than it used to be back in Switzerland. Mainly because there are not a lot of decorations around us. People just don’t seem to decorate their houses as much as they do back in the motherland. But it’s also the council that doesn’t make an equal effort.
So back to my Blog Challenge.
Let’s call it Momma’s Christmas Decoration Challenge.
The rules are as follows:
- Head outside and snap a picture of your most favorite Christmas decorations in the neighborhood
- Write a short post about why you this specific decoration is your favorite and how Christmas decorations make you feel
- Post a picture of the decoration
- Link back to this post (pingback)
- Last entry on December 26th (Midnight AEDT)
- I will reblog your post in return and will decide on a winner of this challenge by letting my readers vote in the last week of December.
Did I forget anything? Oh yes! Please feel free to share this with your readers. I’d love to see as many pics as possible!
Funny… and just like that I feel so much more Christmas-y than I did before…