Well, Christmas started prior to our trip to Finland, with us decorating our tree. Sophie was the main helper, who kep trying to look at me taking a picture of her as well as looking at what she was putting on the tree, hence the funny stance. She then wanted to take a photo of me too, which I'm rather pleased with.
We had done very little in our own traditions for Christmas, mainly due to my busy-ness with orders, but also with concentrating on going away mid December. Alec mentioned how he missed the advent candle and stories, so we'll definitely do those next year, but once school broke up we were able to do a few activities. I had spotted these Star Wars snowflakes last year, and thought it would be a good idea to do. It was still rather fiddly for the children, although Ethan stuck with his Rebel fighter snowflake (the first on the right) and just needed a bit of help with a craft knife towards the end. I ended up doing the other two, but have printed out more, either for later or next year!
A lovely Christmas, and looking forward to what the new year brings.