When your in a foreign country, away from home for the holidays, Christmas decorations, even simple construction paper ones help to brighten the soul. So this year, we went all out, with help from our friends at the cost of cookies, and mulled wine. We cut out letters to spell Merry Christmas, we designed and cut snowflakes, and Kyle even constructed a fireplace from cardboard and construction paper. We hung ours and our friends socks as stockings, even finding little surprises in them on Christmas morning. Walking into our apartment and seeing the fireplace, even if it was purely psychological, helped me to feel a little bit warmer this holiday season.
|this Christmas tree was constructed with scrap paper from our decorating extravaganza.|