At Littletree’s request, we had a sort of Christmas celebration here… though we did it in honour of Mithras.
Since we now live in a village with established friends and neighbours, Littletree had accumulated a hefty stash of presents under her “tree” (well, I think compared to the average Christmas-celebrating Aussie family, it was pretty minimal, but for us it seemed huge).
I think there was about a dozen presents, though admittedly four of them were from me ;) Littletree was hugely impressed, especially considering the only time she’s ever gotten Christmas presents before was two years ago, when she got two presents (last year we managed to avoid the whole affair by being at the World Rainbow Gathering in New Zealand).
Littletree’s Christmas wish list contained: a photo album; a yacht; a trip to India; and funky t-shirts. We already got her some t-shirts at the op shop last week, and we’re going to India next year… a yacht was out of my budget, so I got her a photo album, and a gift card to have photos developed. She was so happy to get that! I also got her a small box of her favourite chocolates and a coconut
Her godmother sent a chemistry set
Our neighbour gave Littletree a Ganesha colouring book
A friend from rainbow sent us all little hanging decorations made from origami cranes
And she also got a few assorted trinkets from her friends in the neighbourhood.
I even got a present! The ever-gorgeous Lady Demelza sent down a magical box full of goodies, including this awesome bumper sticker for me:
Women & midwives united – PEACE AT BIRTH – PEACE ON EARTH – bringing honour & trust back to birth
An excellent sentiment :) Merry Season to everyone!