Wednesday, November 30, 2011

25 More Days To Christmas!

The countdown to Christmas has begun and the pretty Christmas displays (which I love) are up at the shopping malls in the city. 

This year hubby and I have decided not to put up our 5-foot Christmas tree but for a change we would decorate our home with mini trees and figurines. We told our kids that their presents must fit under the little trees and they took one look at the trees and went, "Yeah, right!" with just the right amount of sarcasm and scepticism in their voices.

2 little Christmas trees and one snowman
on a side table next to the TV

A mini tree on each side of  the salt lamp

Our first Christmas wreath on the front door.
The Shalom (which means 'peace') plaque 

underneath was a gift from my sis-in-law 
many  years ago and I love 
how perfectly all the colours match.

We were shopping at Berjaya Times Square yesterday
when a group of Santas walked past.
It turned out that they were part of a larger group of Santas
who put up a dance performance a few minutes later.
These few weeks will be a fun time of shopping and picking out gifts for family and friends. 

This year the youths in our church have embarked on a project to collect a Christmas wish-list from the children in an orphanage and grant their wishes. It's quite humbling when I saw the things that the children asked for...simple necessities like clothes, and perhaps a Ben 10 or Angry Bird watch. Not a single child asked for toys or expensive items.

Let's do our part in showing kindness and doing good in this season of goodwill and joy. 

Peace on earth and goodwill to all mankind. Amen.


shi-ern said...

I love Christmas display! Have yet to go out and look at them this year!

YuinTing said...

I love those lovely christmas display too! I somehow find christmas ornaments much more interesting and beautiful than CNY ornaments.

Sunny-Cookie said...

Shi-Ern: I'm sure the display in the UK is so much nicer than what we have here!
YuinTing: I suppose it's all the different colours that makes the ornaments pretty. CNY ornaments are usually just red and gold.