Something else I almost forgot this Christmas was our tradition of sewing a button onto the Christmas stockings.
Each year I or the kids have chosen a button to sew onto their stockings I made them.
We usually make it a treat to go and buy one.
I could do it tomorrow, but it is Mr N's birthday and it is just too hard.
But I feel rather proud that I haven't bought one single ornament this year, or wrapping paper or card.
Everything has been handmade or reused, so it feels right to select a button from my stash.
These two are the choices for this year.