|This scan of a lovely Christmas card by artist Kathy Lawrence always brings a smile.|
I'll post about this more in my Christmas blog, but Saturday morning we took three of our grandkids out for our annual traditional shopping trip to buy gifts for their parents and baby sister. Breakfast at McDonalds is always a hit with them.
That afternoon I went (along with my daughter and granddaughter) to a ladies' Christmas fellowship and Yankee swap. Always a fun time. I made an Easy Cheese Log and cookie tray to bring along. As part of my gift for the swap, I included one of these Christmas Star Dishcloths which always seem to be admired. I only have one more in my gift stash, so I need to get busy and make more after Christmas.
On Sunday afternoon we were blessed to attend a Christmas vespers service which our daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren were participating in. It was lovely and a nice way to prepare our hearts for Christmas.
And I've also finished a couple of handmade gifts, wrapped a few gifts, purchased a few gifts, sent some Christmas cards and displayed some we've received, and bought more baking ingredients.
A highlight of my Christmas preparations this year has been, as I've mentioned, the lovely online Advent calendar which you can find here: 25 Days of God-Given Gifts by Abby, at Little Birdie Blessings.
|Lovely graphic is by Abby, at Little Birdie Blessings.|