I can’t believe in one weeks time it will be Christmas Eve.
I’m not feeling very prepared this year. There are so many things I wanted to do and traditions I wanted to start but I haven’t really had a chance to do anything as I just don’t have time, or if I do have time then I’m too tired to do anything. In fact I’ve actually started planning the things I want to do for next Christmas instead.
I usually put my Christmas tree up at the end of November but doing it that soon means that I am sick of it by Christmas Day so this year we waited it out. To the point where we only put it up a couple of days ago. I think it’s better not to be bored of it too early though and this way it might stay up past Boxing Day for once!
We have a very random selection of decorations but I think that reflects me as a person as I don’t have anything all matching and perfect. We made some salt dough decorations which Cherry decorated with glitter.
We also have some rather colourful reindeers.
And of course some fairies.
But my favourite bit is the fairy lights.
We have fairy lights up all year round as they are just too pretty to take down but when they are on the tree at Christmas they are extra special. I wanted to try and take some Christmas Tree bokeh shots this year too. I stuck a heart shaped cardboard cut out at the end of my lens and put it onto manual, I don’t really have the first clue what I’m doing but the whole shutter speed, ISO, aperture thing is starting to make a bit more sense.
These were just some practice shots, next I think I will try some different shapes and maybe move the tree so you can’t see the shelves behind it.
Cherry absolutely loves the tree. She has set up a little camp behind the sofa next to it and has even been talking to it. The other night I thought she was asking me if I wanted some of her yoghurt, turns out she was asking the Christmas Tree!!
When do you put your tree up?
And do all your decorations match?!