DIY Christmas

Julen 2020

Denne jul er noget ganske særligt. I dag er det d. 26. december og julen faser lige så stille ud her i mit hjem.

Vi er 5 i familien, og har de sidste år haft tradition med at samles hos mig juleaften. Vi bor 4 forskellige steder i landet, farmanden i det mest nordlige Danmark. Min ældste datters kæreste valgte i år sin egen familie, men kom hertil efter julemiddagen. Det var vi andre glade for.

Det er selvfølgelig en særlig jul i år, fordi en virus har hersket kloden over. Mange, mange mennesker har været urolige over, om de nu også kunne holde jul med deres nærmeste. For tænk om de blev syge lige op til juleaften. Jeg er ikke som sådan et bekymret menneske, men jeg har selvfølgelig tænkt om omstændigheder kunne gøre, at min familie var nødt til at blive hjemme. Det havde jeg syntes var synd og virkelig ærgerligt for vores lille familie. Det skete heldigvis ikke.

Uden at prale alt for meget, er min familie kreative og nysgerrige på livet. Vi kan lide at læse, undersøge og fremstille ting med hænderne. I år overraskede de mig med håndlavede gaver, som ses herunder.

Det gør mig så storglad, at få sådanne gaver. Tanken er både smuk, bæredygtig og fantasifuld. Mundbind, rondeller og stearinlys vil jeg glæde mig til at bruge. Stjernerne pynter et par dage endnu, men kommer frem igen til næste år, måske med tynd snor, så de kan hænges op. Og akvarellerne kommer i små, fine rammer. Hvilken overflod af luksus. Jeg summer over, hvad jeg selv kan finde på til næste jul, for jeg er vist bag ud på den kant.

Christmas 2020


This Christmas is something very special. Today is December 26th and Christmas phases out quietly here in my home.
We are 5 in the family and the last years had the tradition of gathering with me on Christmas Eve. We live in 4 different places in the country, the father in most northern Denmark. My eldest daughter’s boyfriend chose his own family this year, but came here after Christmas dinner. The rest of us were happy about that.
It is, of course, a special Christmas this year because a virus has ruled the globe. Many, many people have been worried about whether they could spend Christmas with their loved ones. If they got sick right up to Christmas Eve. I am not a concerned person, but I have of course thought about, that circumstances would force my family to stay at home. It would have been a shame for our little family. Fortunately, that didn’t happen.
Without boasting too much, my family is creative and curious about life. We like to read, investigate and manufacture things with our hands. This year they all surprised me with handmade gifts, as seen below.
It makes me so happy to get such gifts. The idea is both beautiful, sustainable and creative. Mouthbands, washing-lap (I don’t know the right name) and candles. I’ll look forward to using it all. The stars are garnishing for a few more days, but will come out again next year, perhaps with a thin string so they can be hung up. And the watercolours come in small, fine frames. What an abundance of luxury. I’m buzzing about what I can do for next Christmas, because I think I’m a little behind.

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