Isn’t Christmas time wonderful? I love everything about the season; the sappy TV specials and Christmas movie classics, as I type this post Rosemary Clooney and Bing Crosby are singing their way through White Christmas. I also love the traditions of the season; baking cookies, hanging Christmas lights and decorations, and gathering with friends and family. Last night was one such gathering for a very special group of my girl friends, no men. Well a couple of the guys were there for a while but it didn’t take long for the tide of estrogen to run them off. It was our annual bunco Christmas party and ornament exchange.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with bunco, it’s a simple game of dice perfect for those of us who would rather laugh and visit than concentrate on strategy, while still providing a reason to get together once a month at each other’s homes. It is our tradition that this party is hosted by the same member every year and for good reason, her husband is a Christmas decorating maniac! Driving up to their house is a sight to behold, with lights and animated decorations from curb to door. And inside the house the spirit continues.
It has become my tradition to make the ornament that I take to the exchange. For the past several years I have crafted a one of a kind scherenschnitte but this year I decided to change things up a little and paint my ornament.
My hand painted ornament for this year’s ornament exchange.