Coat – Tesco (4 years old), scarf – charity shop, shirt – Primark via charity shop, boots – ebay, tights M&co, dress – Primark via charity shop, santa hat – probably Poundland, holly brooch from blog swap.
Last post before Christmas so I had to make sure my santa hat got a look in!
Let me tell you a story. Aged somewhere between 13 and 17 (but most likely 15) I decided that due to my atheist outlook I would boycott Christmas and instead celebrate the season. I think I sent out ‘Season’s greetings’ cards and snapped at everyone everytime they mentioned Christmas to me. The ironic thing was that barring my paternal grandparents and one friend, nobody in my family or circle of friends was actually what I would call an active Christian. Anyway, come Christmas Day I hid in my room like the sulky teenager that I was then growled my way through Christmas dinner with my grandparents. I think it’s safe to say I was fairly poor company.
What I did learn was that most people celebrate at Christmas time not because they are rejoicing in the birth of Christ (because lets face it – how many do?) but because it’s the one time of year we can join in with everyone else and have a grand time with friends and family, showing how much we care for each other and generally spending a daft amount of money in the process.
So I’ve U-turned in my approach these past…er 10 or more years and now go head first into embracing festivities. I’m pretty open about the fact that I’m a rebellious Christmas reveller and that we wont be saying Grace under my roof. From the very bottom of my heart I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I’ve made so many imaginary friends on the interweb since I started blogging and I’ve really felt the love from you this last two years, so I’m sending plenty in return. Stay safe, have fun, be merry and prosper. Much love to you all <3