Presents wrapped. Cards written and posted. Tree decorated. Now ~ what’s left to do. Oh yes ~ the mantle piece.
Husband thinks it looks Victorian – where’s Charles Dickens when you need him?
“I have always thought of Christmastime, when it has come round...as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol