Before . . . .Notice, I never got beyond getting lights on my tree. No matter, it's the lights I like the best anyway.
Considering that only 3 people are celebrating together in this home this year, there seems to be quite a few gifts under this tree.
And the after shot . . . .Most of the boxes have been recycled for several years. Part of the fun is wondering how many other gifts the box has held! I mailed my sister her gifts in a box that someone sent us last year. She mailed her gifts to us in the same box!
We had a lovely Christmas Eve with 2 friends we'd invited over for dinner and Elder Son. We talked to Younger Son (in CA) last evening, and again this morning. Later we will call far-flung siblings. We've been laughing a lot --- some very unique gifts from my husband! All in all, an almost perfect day --- (Perfection being having the whole family here!)