One of our more recent year end traditions is to give each person in the family an evening (or afternoon) to plan as they please. They get to pick an activity and a snack to go along with it.
The first evening was Faith's, and as it was last year, her "activity" was hanging up our paper snowflakes, turning our living room into a winter wonderland while we listen to the Focus on the Family Radio Drama "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.
Mr. Reiche and Josh and Theresa joined us for the event, and we began folding, cutting, ironing, and hanging.
Josiah and Dad were in charge of suspending them onto the ceiling, since they have the height in the house:)
By the time the second spirit was introduced to Ebenezer Scrooge, our house looked like a snow globe stuck in time.
Once the last snowflake was hung in place (this year we had them all the way down the hallway) Faith brought out her special snack.
Extra Snappy Scottish Snaps, and Spooned Eggnog, deliciously complimentary desserts.
It was a fine way to spend an evening, and if you are ever in want of winter wonder, perhaps when it is all melted and brown outside, do drop by and partake in the visual feast of over a hundred snowflakes making a perpetual decent in the middle of our humble abode.