Monday, November 24, 2008

Ya sure you betcha, it's Christmas (almost)

I said this a few days ago but I'm excited to put up my Christmas tree. Some years, I really dread doing it and I put it off until the last moment. That's a stinky, Grinchy, Bah-Humbug kind of attitude, huh? Yeah, well, I have small streak of Grinch if I'm not careful.

But not this year. This year, I'm in the Spirit - spike the egg nog, Auntie Mame on roller skates, capital S kind of Spirit. I'm also inspired by those countries that know a thing or two about snow, the land of my forefathers/mothers - Norway. Yeah, the spirit hasn't completely made me crazy; I won't be sampling lutefisk or donning the St. Lucia crown of burning candles. But I will be adding some Scandinavian spirit to the festivities this year. What makes it Scandinavian, you ask? Plenty of red and white, heart motifs, snowy stuff and gnomes, of course. Well, that's my version anyway. I suppose someone in Stockholm might have a different perspective, but this is my interpretation.

I'll be conjuring up a few decorations and posting photos in December but I thought a little inspiration from Flickr was in order. There are some amazing (and mundane and weird) photos on Flickr, as well as some things that inspire me for Christmas. Here are some of my favorites:

4 comments:

Buck said...

I've always wanted to try lutefisk. Have you tried it?

rosemary said...

Steve is Norwegian too....he absolutely loves Christmas and the snow. We will do the forest trek to find the perfect Charlie Brown tree...and i will pass on the Scandinavian color theme....we need new stuff for the tree anyway.

forsythia said...

I have a dear Swedish brother in law. Well, he's an American, but honors the customs of the old country. He lives in Wisconsin, where he has plenty of company.

Miss Healthypants said...

Iwanski & I are putting up our tree on Friday--I can't wait! I'm so totally in the spirit, too! *smiles*