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christmas day fun

December 28, 2014

I love Christmas morning! My family always starts the day together with a really big, late brunch before diving into our Christmas stockings.

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We couldn’t find our regular stockings this year so we had to make do, but next year I’m getting us all some really nice ones from the US. Stockings aren’t a big thing in Singapore, so they’re pretty hard to find here.

After brunch, it was present time! This year, I hand-lettered carols on all my presents…

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…and made silver watercolour gift tags to match our tree.

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Every year we play a guessing game with our gifts, and the person who gets the least correct guesses has to do the dishes from brunch. It’s such a fun tradition, and we always go all out to make sure our gifts are unguessable. And don’t be fooled by the pretty wrapping…everyone plays dirty!

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I didn’t do very well at our game this year – I guessed the makeup from Adam and the cape from Mom, but everything else was a lovely surprise.

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After presents, we headed over to our friends’ home for our annual Christmas get-together. Here’s us with our Secret Santa gifts…and a new addition to the group!

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I had the most wonderful Christmas, surrounded and totally loved-on by family and friends who’ve become family. Here’s hoping you were just as blessed this season. Merry Christmas!