here and am really pleased that such a simple idea could look so effective. They look really pretty sitting on my piano. The jar I filled with some Christmassy bits and holly etc and was quite pleased with the effect.
I had fun with this cloche too - I couldn't resist these lovely Nativity pieces when I spotted them. You might remember my Jubilee/Olympic themed cloche that I put together during the summer which you can see here
I got this idea for gift toppers from a magazine a few weeks ago. The gift tags I made using stiff card that I photo-copied some paper onto and then cut with a craft punch. Such a simple idea but very effective.
These little chappies go back to when the children were toddlers and they've stood on the fireplace ever since. I could never bring myself to light them.
The tree is up, the decs are done the pressies wrapped and under the tree.
It's just a small red box, tied up with ribbon and on the back of the gift card it reads:
"This is a very special gift
that you can never see,
The reason it's so special is
it's just for you from me.
Whenever you are feeling lonely
or even feeling blue,
You only have to hold this gift
and know I think of you.
You never should unwrap it
please leave the ribbon tied
Hold the box close to your heart
It's filled with love inside"
Mum's been gone these past six years now but special Christmas gift lives on.
Enjoy your week