Snowflakes in the air
Olden times and ancient rhymes
Of love and dreams to share.
Sleigh bells in the air
Yuletide by the fireside
And joyful memories there.
Christmas time is here
We'll be drawing near
Oh, that we could always see,
Such spirit through the year. - from A Charlie Brown Christmas
Hello friends and welcome to Christmas Pudding!
The little tykes above build a snowman every Christmas on my window sill above the kitchen sink and this little china deer gifted to me by my mother many years ago also spends time on the window sill this time of year.
Special touches around my home this year also include this poinsettia accompanied by an old-fashioned horse and sleigh in the center of the dining room table.
I am in the middle of baking some treats for the holidays. My dark fruit cake is made and put away and has been aging for a couple of weeks. Tomorrow Hubby will help me make donuts and my light fruit cake will get made on Friday. I am making only one kind of cookies this year and those will get made the first of next week. Of course there will be mincemeat tarts and pumpkin pie too but those will come for Christmas Day.
When my children were growing up, I used to make fifteen kinds of sweets for Christmas. Of course we had a lot of company in those days too so it didn't take long for the treats to disappear.
What kind of treats are you making this year?
Before I close this post, I will give you a peek at this year's Christmas tree. It is decorated in white, gold, and pink with a touch of teal, much the same as last year's only there is no green, red, or blue.
I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season and are taking some much needed time to put your feet up and relax with a hot beverage.
I have posted my Old-fashioned Christmas Tea on my other blog if you wish to check it out. Just click on the link above.
Have a lovely week everyone!
Keeping Christmas in my heart all year round ~ Sandi