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Hello Charlotte,

Love this idea and the only-handmade gifting.



Wouldn't it be lovely to turn back the years! The party sounds great! I try to make it LESS about presents, but now, with grandchildren, I am my OWN worst enemy with the toy buying! I just want them to be AMAZED on Christmas morning:)! If I could do it all again, I would focus more on the handmade..


It sounds lovely as is your telling of it.

Barbara Moore

The party sounds like a wonderful event!


I love that!
I have to leave for a few days, but will commit to getting my decorations out and at least some of them up on the 12th.
Thanks for the reminder to think about those days gone by....and the wonderful memories.

Miss Holly

I just adore the holidays...and yes it is all about the people you love!!! I do love dressing up a bit...festive dress!! I am just starting the decorations...a little every day!!! This year every one is getting homemade raspberry jam and nose mittens...also home made...have fun!!

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