A Very Literary Christmas

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A Very Literary Christmas

I am not a massive fan of Christmas trees.  I do love planning my Christmas card, but ‘normal’ Christmas trees just don’t appeal to me, although I do love looking at other peoples trees and Christmas lights!

Friends laugh at my palm tree seed pod branch Christmas tree every year…but I have noticed more than one of you now have one in your décor – you know who you are. I’m a big fan of these…how can you improve upon nature?

Anyway I relented this year and purchased a very cool IKEA cardboard tree for PudStar to decorate with the provided stickers and some literary stars. I rather love old books culled from the library, and I’m not afraid to destroy them. Obviously most of my culled library books go to charity groups, but I will not impose ancient, water damaged, missing paged books on others. Not being able to throw a book in a bin I’m happy to upcycle no longer useful books. This year it’s literary stars for the tree and for wrapping.

Our advent calendar is again a tree made of books….mostly Christmas ones. I first saw this idea on the wonderful ‘My Little Bookcase’.

Our much loved flamingos are always dressed: in winter it’s scarves; Book Week they got a Children’s Book Council of Australia Book Week helium balloon; and in summer they get zinc beaks and hats. Right now they have Christmas bows.

So that’s our Christmas decorating done…mostly literary themed as usual! I hope your Christmas season is full of peace, joy, family, friends, food and good books.

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