did you know this year is a leap year? I did not until this morning after finally putting up a 2008 calendar!
So, the saturday before Christmas, Neil and I spent a couple hours making these and watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.
Were they Christmas decorations??
January can easily become a very dull month for me. It's the month right after Christmas, and nothing major really happens so it doesn't stand a chance!
I love seasonal decorations. I'm not even a big decorator - mostly I use photos and artwork to decorate and colorful walls. I like it simple. But I like things to reflect the seasons and the months and I love to keep things fresh.
So this turned into a very extra long explanation huh?
Since it was getting close to January and was already very much winter, we made paper snowflakes. With white cardstock and glitter glue. I've been doing this for a long time, on and off when I was a teen, and every year that Neil and I have been together. This year, after Christmas decor came down, I hung them in front of my fireplace right over our bed. Which also happens to be in the living room. But that's an explanation for another day, this is getting quite long for me!
and why take them down in February, it's still winter, so I think I'll just hang some hearts up with them and set out my red candles.
Get rid of them when I'm done with them?? how wasteful!!! I'll just wrap them up carefully and save them for next year - make some more every year and I'll start to have a quite a few - which cuts down on the cutting each year as well.
And that right there, is a pretty typical weekend activity for Neil and I. love it.