Here's our Christmas tree. It's a living tree, standing in a pot of soil and after the Christmas season it will go back to Crafty Green Boyfriend's mum's garden to return to our flat for the next few Christmases until it becomes too big.
I've decorated it with a variety of items, including a number of odd earrings and a Christmas star made from felted shed fur and red seed beads from our old rabbit Anya.
(The photo's not brilliant because the light isn't great today!)
Kat, a close up of the star, though it doesn't want to sit straight for the camera!
I don't know about you, but this year I've been particularly annoyed this year by the number of companies and charities doing '12 Days of Christmas' campaigns and giveaways, starting on the 1 December or sometimes 12 days before Christmas day. In fact, the Twelve Days start on Christmas Day and end on Epiphany, celebrating the arrival of the wise men, which is on 6 January (or 5 January in some traditions). We're currently in the season of Advent, or anticipation of Christmas, which these days most people celebrate by buying more stuff than they need.
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