Christmas: Thoughts, Wrapping, & Music

Christmas. I can’t believe it’s only a week away! A time when many of us are enjoying the holidays, going christmas shopping, baking cookies and wrapping presents. I personally love all the decorations that come with Christmas time it’s just such a joy to be surrounded by pretty things in my opinion.



Christmas in a tropical country I have to say is not the same as in a temperate country (for obvious reasons). You lose the cozy atmosphere and it’s replaced by a much lighter, and definitely hotter one. I’m quite thankful that eggnog is cold, seeing as we hardly touch hot chocolate this time of the year. It’s funny because we always tend to go swimming in the months from December to February. It may be hard for some people to wrap their heads around but that’s the norm here. Because we don’t have cozy fires, warm drinks, cold caroling, and soft blankets to get us in the Christmas spirit I love it when I can finally play my Christmas music. This year, I was able to download one of Pentatonix’ Christmas albums and needless to say I’ve been playing it nonstop. They’re all so talented and there’s some really amazing stuff in their Christmas albums. I will certainly be going back for more. What’s your favourite Christmas music? Feel free to leave a comment letting me know. 🙂


But seriously, how fast has this year gone? It might just be me because I’ve been halfway around the world running around airports and packing, unpacking, and repacking for 5 whole months and I’ve definitely been playing catchup (especially where school is concerned) but hey, new year, new start. I can’t wait for my 2nd semester courses. After working my butt off this semester I will not be sad to be saying goodbye. If only my Christmas break were a little longer…


On a more festive note, wrapping presents is especially fun around this time of year. Apart from just regular birthday presents and such I’m always inspired to get creative when wrapping Christmas presents. I tend to wrap most of the presents my parents (or santa) have gotten for each other, so I’ve had a fair amount of practice over the years. 😉






Things that I can stick on to presents making them look 10x better with minimal effort I epecially like. For instance, I love this white poinsetta arrangement I picked up at our local 2nd hand store. I was really surprised I was able to find such a gem like this! My mom keeps wanting to steal it from me but I think it looks beautiful on this golden present that I wrapped for her incidentally. (But it’s mine!)


Anyways, that’s about it. Just a casual post with a couple pictures of me wrapping presents, and my mini Christmas tree that I put all of my personal ornaments on (thanks mom) plus a couple Christmassy comments here and there. I hope you’re enjoying the festive season and making the most of this time with family and friends.

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4 thoughts on “Christmas: Thoughts, Wrapping, & Music

  1. I bought Amy Grant’s new Christmas CD this year and have really enjoyed listening to it. My favourite Christmas music is usually sung by ‘time past’ artists like Perry Como, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond.


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