Wednesday, 26 December 2012

the morning of Christmas

the tiniest snowflakes cascading down from morning skies
presents wrapped lovingly underneath our Christmas "shree" (tree/shrub... :)
handmade Christmas cards and presents wrapped in twine
emerald green vines freshly soaked with rain
mandarin oranges make Christmas in our house :)
peaceful, restful rain
I'm sure someone wise once said, "the more cream the better"
steaming organic tangerine dream by David's tea making it's way into my mug

I hope your Christmas was filled with everything you love! Christmas morning has always been my very favorite part of the day. I love the anticipation of unwrapping gifts, the strong sense of love and excitement in everyone's faces. I love reading the Christmas story as a family, and thanking God for sending His son Jesus to be our Savior. I love the soft music my mom always puts on, and the baking that's brought out with joy. 
What is your favorite part of Christmas?  I would love to hear.

 Much love, Vivi 


  1. Beautiful post! I love your words and pictures. It helps me to see the beauty in the little things and we all need help seeing that.
    My favorite part of Christmas is at night, when all the lights are glowing and we sit around the table as a family, stuffing our faces with glorious Italian food, talking over each other and laughing.
    Much love,

  2. You always take such beautiful photos!!! I love how cozy and warm these photos look. Glad to see you had such a nice Christmas ;)