Today's task is to exchange gifts with someone you won't see on Christmas day. As next week involves me handing out my Secret Santa gift to someone in the office, there is only one other person I will be seeing before Christmas, but not on Christmas day. That's Corey. I couldn't exchange presents with him today as he's working late. But we did share presents on Sunday. He gave me the snowman (which is now sitting proudly on my mini Christmas tree at work! Picture will be put up on twitter now that my work account is working...) and I gave him this:
|I think this is also letting me get the hang of bordering pictures!|
He sits, in between my gingerbread house and nativity scene. He just looks so happy to be there, and so excited by what's around him.
Some may feel it's inappropriate for a grinning reindeer to be stood behind Mary and Joseph, but I like to think he's just so damn pleased to be a part of it all. Corey tried to put him in place of the crib (which I don't put out until after Christmas eve), but that goes a little too far for me. I politely explained that the point is to keep that place empty, as the whole point of Advent is preparation for celebrating the birth of Christ (or at least, that's the point for me. I understand it's different for him as he isn't at all religious). He's not put anything there again...
Right, now I'm off to bake bread and mini gingerbread houses!