I made this toy julenisse (the Norwegian gift-bringer) for our youngest grandson
and posted it with a tracking number.
The Julenisse has taken a side-trip to Forest Lake, Minnesota!
What? He's making mischief already?
Meanwhile, I'm wrapping packages for grandsons who will come for Christmas.
When they arrive and survey the premises for the first time, they always say,
"So, Nana, which of the presents are real and which ones are fake?"
They know me.
As a magazine stylist, I wrapped empty boxes to create instant Christmas sets...
I still do. It's an inexpensive trick for creating festive excitement in the house.
This year, there are no fake presents.
Each red-and-white box or bag has something in it for the participants of
Grandpa Al's Busch Gardens trivia game.
Grandpa Al writes a trivia game every year.
After candlelight services at church, we come home to rowdy game-playing while I get a light Christmas Eve supper on the table.
Target's red-and-white logo promises eye-popping styles and they don't disappoint when it comes to wrapping papers and gift bags. Also, the post office offers an array of packaging for sending gifts. Lines are getting longer there...got to get my giddy up!
Snowflake pillows popped off the end-cap at Target
as I whizzed by. Snowball. Snowflake. A theme is developing...
At Books-A-Million, I was promised this chevron canvas bag for $5
if my purchase reached $25. It worked out.
My Christmas guests will be spotted easily at the beach!
Putting the finishing touches on handmade gifts...