Despite the busy week - various professional tasks, 
presentations, meetings, my son's school affairs, the hectic traffic - 
I have stole some time to bring Christmas home.
My "newborn" Christmas spirit, sparkling at the beginning, has been in fact a fire to be rekindled.
We trimmed our tree, my son and I made ornaments, I even sewed some of them, as well as a cone-shaped stocking, a table runner and napkins, we hosted a fondue dinner, we attended concerts, I baked ...
I am content that I have done so much, but I don't feel stressed at all.
I have a sense of conquering the time challenge and time somehow is passing more slowly; yet, I am actually aware that it's not time that slows down, but I that slow down. I experience every moment being guided by my spirit. Christmas works its magic spell on me.
It allows me to pause and reflect on the passage of time, to appreciate my blessings and to discover joy in every thing I touch.

 To me, 
filling the house with evergreens and putting up a tree is more than just decoration for the holiday; it is a way by which we express the importance of home and family in our lives. 
This year we dressed our home in white and green: 
white - purity and peace, green - everlasting life.
Evergreen wreaths, a rosemary tree, a poinsettia, amaryllis bulbs and pine cones are all that make the atmosphere festive and each one of them carries the symbol 
of something precious.

  Our tree is adorned with 
vintage paper covered ornaments, 
 vintage fabric bows, 
cinnamon sticks,
love notes to the family, rolled into scrolls. No peeking till Christmas Day ! 


How blessed we feel by the quietness of our home.

 How blessed we are 
to have each other and our love that makes this house home.

How blessed we are 
with our family and our friends whose laughter fills our home and our hearts. 

 How blessed we feel 
for that humble Christmas night when God gives us the very special gift of his only son to fill our lives with light.
( only six days left )

Dear Friends,
I wish you Christmas blessings not just for the holiday season 
but a year through.

P.S. Accidentally I broke one of my lenses and the pictures did not turn out as I meant them to be. Hopefully, Santa Clause will surprise me with a new one. :) 

Sharing with Suzanne and her readers at Monday Moments 
                       Amy at Virtual Coffee 
                             Sarah at Good Life Wednesdays 
                       Kathleen at Faded Charm 
                      and Sherry at Home Sweet Home