They still believe in magic and Santa. Avinash is six and has already asked me if Santa is real. I know that his innocence will not last forever. Nandini of course hangs on his every word like the devoted little sister she is. If he finds out, I know she won't be far behind.
When we were trimming the tree, Avinash was so enthusiastic about it. He kept saying "Santa is going to love this tree!" or "Look at this reindeer ornament, Santa will love it!" And, later he told our friend that our tree was right near the fireplace, not the front door or the garage, so that Santa could find it.
Nandini seems to understand how blessed and loved she is. She loves to ask, "Does everybody love me?", knowing full well the answer is yes. She didn't want to ask Santa for anything when she met him, just tell him "I love you."
They have so much sparkle and I don't want them to lose it. If I can make our home feel a little more magical and give them a feeling of nostalgia for the holidays, like my parents did with me, then I will be satisfied.
how to do it yourself here (iphone camera or SLR).
felted acorn garland from fall is still on the mantle.
Pomegranate centerpiece for the kitchen. The silver tray and colander are thrifted. The leaves are from outside and the fruit was on sale at Whole Foods. Score.
my playroom shelves.
I hope your holidays are merry&bright!