|wreath in the family room|
I must be losing it. This wreath hangs in my family room all year long. I change out the florals with the seasons. It's been a week or so since we finished decorating the house for Christmas.
On Friday I realized I had completely overlooked this primary focal point in the room -- it was still showing off bright yellow silk sunflowers!
Walmart had a wonderful bush of poinsettias with gold-tipped leaves, red and metallic gold balls, and a pine cone or two. I used needle-nose pliers to cut the elements apart, removed the sunflowers and tucked the Christmas pieces in-between the branches of the grape vine wreath. Ah! So much better.
... and yes, I know the winterberries are sticking out in a wild manner and drooping. I like that tousled look. Beloved isn't so sure about it, but he lets me make the final decisions in most decorating matters, so it stays as it is.
|The Brown Bungalow|
Another oversight on my part: the absence of red bows on the porch garland. Today I corrected that and I am amazed what cheer some touches of red can create.
My last topic for this post is regarding our Christmas cards. With the exception of a few people on my list who don't work with the Internet at all, we send all of our cards out via email. I also have a website that I devote solely to our Christmas newsletter, sent to select people only.
Our church encourages the members to bring their [paper] Christmas cards to the foyer where the cards are arranged alphabetically for people to pick up and take home -- saving postage.
Beloved and I are sending our cards to our church friends via email and now I'm sharing it with you as well. I designed it with my Printshop 2 program making it into a small jpg file so it comes across the same way a single photograph would show up in an email.