Christmas Eve is only one week away! Are you ready? I am. Or at least I think I am, until I remember that I still have 5 gifts to sew and some others to wrap. I'm still waiting for that one day where I don't have to watch the clock, I don't have to get out of my PJ's and we can lounge all.day.long. It's been a busy couple of weeks, but for the most part I haven't had to say no to anything. I feel blessed that we have so many friends and family to see and have been slowing plastering the side of one of our cupboards with Christmas cards. We sent ours out on Monday morning so I can check that off my list finally.
One thing I left off my list entirely this year is homemade gift tags. I made them last year, but I didn't have the time or energy for them this year. (If you want to read about how to make homemade photo gift tags click here.)
On to the 17th ornament now....this is a leather moose we bought on our honeymoon. Can't remember if we saw a moose on the drive to the Gunflint Lodge or not, but we have seen them up in the NorthWoods before. After breaking the first ornament we picked out before we even had a chance to bring it home, we opted for the rugged moose with the red scarf. He looks right at home on our giant wild Balsam. This is suppose to be the first ornament we put on the tree, signifying the beginning of our lives together, but I always forget to put it on top of the bin. Do you have a certain ornament that has to be put on first?