Monday, December 17, 2012

Capturing December: Day 14 to 17

Are we really already half way through December; how did that happen!? The next half of this month is surely to go by even faster, with lots of Christmas parties and a New Year's Eve celebration coming up.

Anyway, I'm still going strong with the pictures for the "Capturing December" photo-a-day challenge, and here are the latest four:

Day 14 - Christmas tree

This year I decided to have a silver and glitter theme for our tree. I got a bunch of matte, shiny and glitter balls, and also a string of silver beads. And, to add an extra personal touch, I included pictures of our families (even the dogs...)

Day 15 - Favorite Holiday Song

I love Christmas music and have a lot of songs that I listen to over and over around the Holidays. "Oh Holy Night" will always be a very special one for me. It reminds me of Christmas with my family back in South Africa, especially when I was a little girl and when we used to celebrate Christmas at my grandmother's house. There are many beautiful versions of this song, but Josh Groban's just gives me the chills.

Day 16 - Outside Christmas lights

Every year, there is a huge Christmas tree outside of Taipei 101. This year the tree is entirely decorated by Cartier jewelry boxes, a lot of lights and red bows. It's really pretty!

Day 17 - Presents

Over the past few weeks, The Boyfriend and I have started putting some presents under the tree. Like I said, we rarely wrap our gifts, and stick to the no-hassle, eco-friendly way of just leaving the present in it's original shopping bag. We usually just tell each other what we'd like, which prevents disappointment. Ta-da! Everyone's happy. But... I do buy The Boyfriend a surprise gift every year, and I'm still waiting for it to arrive in Taiwan.

What's your favorite Christmas song?


  1. Your tree is one of the prettiest ones I have seen so far. :)

    My favorite Christmas song is "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing". The version by Jewel is the one I like most.

    1. Thanks, Robin, that's so sweet of you. I really like it a lot, too :-) I've never heard Jewel's version of that song. I'll go and listen to it right now! Have a nice week, girl!

  2. Your tree is very pretty, looks very simular to mine, love the photo's of the family and love ones. Ek geniet natuurlik Kersfees liedere baie en sing alte lekker saam veral in die winkels!!!
    Ons mis julle verskriklik baie, Kersfeestyd is familietyd. Gelukkig sien ons julle binnekort en dan gaan ons dubbel en dwars opmaak!!! Kan nie wag nie.... Baie lief vir jou en Daniel.
    Mamma xxx

    1. Dankie, Mamma! Ek kry natuurlik my inspirasie van jou. Daniel se: "You're just like your mom." Beste kompliment wat ek ooit kan kry! <3



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