Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve...

The gifts are all wrapped and the baking is done!

I'm enjoying a relaxing Christmas eve afternoon and will go to church at 4pm for the afternoon service. I love Christmas eve, when all the rushing stops and the joy of the season truly begins. Christmas eve is my favorite part of Christmas, with all the work behind and all the anticipation (of joy and good times and good food) to come.

I love listening to Christmas music whilst wrapping my gifts. I am very fond of classical and choral Christmas music. All day I've been playing songs by the choir of King's College, Cambridge, including my favorite Christmas carol, "Once in Royal David's City".

Tonight we'll go to David's mother's house for the night and a lovely Christmas day ahead with his mother, brother, sister-in-law and dogs. All my family is far away but luckily his family is here and we love to spend time with them.

Here are some pretty gifts I wrapped today. I love this brown paper (I am so into brown right now) and the vintage-looking tags:
The wrapping paper below came into the office from one of our suppliers and we all took home a roll. I usually don't care for blues at Christmas but I think this is so pretty - a lovely colour combination:
I often recycle old Christmas cards to make new tags:
Here are some things under the tree. David prefers classic Christmas colours (red and green), so most of his gifts are wrapped in bright colours, which make him happiest:
And since I forgot to do a post on my Christmas ornaments, I thought I would show you two of my little wise men, who I picked up at a craft sale. I think they look very wise:
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas...and that most of all, it is filled with L O V E.

~: Merry Christmas :~


  1. Hi: I happened on your lovely blog today, I also live in Calgary and have a small shop south of the city called Wow and Then, also a blog and part of an annual even and my blog
    Have a very happy Christmas!!!

  2. I always prefer nontraditional Christmas wrapping paper, usually richly toned paisley prints. But that brown paper is really beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful day!

  3. Merry Christmas and the Best of the New Year, been so busy this month... today was the first day off to get ready for tomorrow (Dec 25)
    Loving the brown wrap! Really nice...
    Posted today about our new cat, check her out, we are so in love I cannot tell you.
    Looking forward to getting together in the new year...
    For now, have a great holiday with lots of rest and love...
    Regards, Carol Ann ;) x

  4. hi terri,

    everything looks picture perfect and so stylish. wishing you a merry holiday season.



  5. Merry Christmas! ....smiles

  6. A merry Christmas and a happy new year to you and yours.

    God Jul & Gott nytt År 2010


  7. Hi Terri,

    Your packages were beautiful! I can never decide whether I prefer classic Christmas colors or the newer "tasteful" options. I think I just like them all!

    I'm stopping by to wish you a wonderful new year filled with abundance, joy, and treasured moments. Thank you for your visits, e-mails, and for your friendship.

    Warmest regards,

  8. Terri,
    I love your Christmas Eve details! Is there anything better than chritmas music while wrapping up pretty presents?!