This year, we will be having a rather green Christmas, and I don't not mean the weather. With any luck, we will have plenty of snow by Christmas. It's just not the same without it. Besides, our house is FREEZING! If I have to be cold anyhow, I would prefer to do so with something pretty to look at outside. So, while we are having a rather green Christmas, I find myself dreaming of a white one.
By green Christmas, what I mean is, almost all of our gifts will be homemade this year. We are not buying anything for each other, or for the baby. This does not mean we are not having Christmas. We will have a very nice holiday, I am sure. We are simply going to do so without spending money we don't have to spend right now. The baby will not care what she opens this year. I might even wrap up a few empty boxes, just so she can enjoy ripping the paper off of them. Of course, I'll have to think hard about doing this, because she also enjoys trying to eat everything. Still, if she has fun with it, and doesn't actually succeed in eating the wrapping paper, it could be well worth it.
I am actually very excited for our Christmas this year. Baby will be getting some new leg warmers, and a jingle bell photo cube. She might even get a new sweater, depending on how things go time wise. She is also getting some new Christmas themed diapers, a Christmas pajama gown, and a new dress. As for my husband, he will get a gift that keeps on growing, at least for awhile, and that's the only hint I'm giving him. (No, before anyone asks, we are not having another baby.) I think he will like it, actually I know he will. I haven't decided what baby will give her Daddy yet, but I do have a couple of ideas. Still, I'm open to suggestions, if anyone cares to give any.
Making gifts has been a tradition for us. This will be our 4th Christmas together. We have made each other a gift, and/or a card every year. I am hoping this is a tradition we can keep going for many years to come. Something about a homemade gift, really does feel special. They are nice to receive, but more than that, I enjoy making things for others to hopefully enjoy.
Our first holiday season with baby has been a lot of fun. Last night she got to help me bake gingerbread cookies. Lucky girl even got to try one. She loves it, which is not at all surprising. Most importantly though, we had fun.
So, while I will continue to hope for a White Christmas, we will also be happily celebrating a Green Christmas this year.