I can't really understand why anyone would want to eschew the chance for more parties, celebrating, cookies, caroling and so forth, and in years past, Christmas Eve was just the beginning of the fun. Twelve days of Christmas, they had then. Almost two weeks of festivities, culminating in the glorious feast of Epiphany, or Kings' Day, as some in England called it. Two weeks of celebrating that we could be enjoying, too--hint, hint.
And, no, this is not just an excuse for posting Christmas pictures a week late. (Though I have used that excuse for the after-Christmas cookies...) Anyway, here's a little glimpse into how we are still celebrating the season of Christmas:
|This ornament has a special place in our hearts and on our tree. Isn't he cute?|
|Santons on the mantle...|
|On the first and second and third....days of Christmas, my true love gave to me: this beautiful portrait of Lucy he is in the process of painting. Best present ever.|