Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Christmastime!

My friend Angela posted this on her blog and I thought it would be fun to do too! Here we go...
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? I love to wrap presents and make homemade bows to put on. I love old fashioned and Victorian looking paper to wrap with.
2. REAL OR FAKE TREE? Both. We have a really nice fake one that my mom gave us years ago, but it is so fun to have a real one once in a while. A couple of years ago we found one on our doorstep the day after Thanksgiving. It smelled so good and was so beautiful!
3. When do you put up the tree? I usually try to put it up the weekend after Thanksgiving but this year it took us a week or so to put it up.
4. When do you take the tree down? We usually leave it up until after New Year's. I love having the tree up as long as possible.
6. Favorite gift received as a child? I have so many favorites that it is hard to decide. Every year after we got home from Grandma and Grandpa's house we would come home to find that the Elves left us a new pair of pj's on our beds. It was always fun to see what kind of Jammie's we would get each year.
7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, I have two. One is a music box from a family that my husband home taught and we have a beautiful 3 piece nativity from my mom. It is a gorgeous set that has the baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. I love it!
8. Hardest person to buy for? My husband!
9. Easiest person to buy for? Me!
10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I honestly can't think of anything.
11. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail. Sending your Christmas cards the traditional way is the only way to go. It is so much more personal and I love receiving pictures of friends and family that I haven't seen in a long time.
12. Favorite Christmas movies? I love Rudolph the Reindeer...a classic!
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Usually a month before.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes, when we were first married and didn't have much money we would give wedding gifts that we may not have needed or wanted. Hopefully no one got their gift back that they gave to us:)
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Oh my goodness! I love it all. I mostly love to eat crackers with different dips and topping. That is a tradition at my parents. Whenever my Grandma Smith comes we have homemade cocktail sauce and shrimp....so good!
16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? I actually like red, green, and white lights combined.
17. Favorite Christmas Song? I love them all. I do not have a favorite and don't want to choose a favorite. Music is probably one of my favorite things during the holidays. I never get tired of listening to Christmas music. This year I started listening right after Halloween.
18. Travel at Christmas or stay at home? We will always be home for Christmas so that our kids have Christmas memories of home. My husband's family lives in Utah and we usually go for New Years.
19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? I doubt it.
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? We usually have a gold star but it broke. For a while we had my daughters pink stocking cap for the topper. That didn't last long. My husband thought it would be spectacular but pink doesn't quite go with traditional red and gold ornaments. No more pink hats on top of the tree!

Merry Christmas

1 comments:

Angela said...

I do wish I'd seen the stocking cap! ;)