Ilkeston - Christmas At Home
w/e 03 January 2021
All of this week's pictures were taken with a Kodak DX6490

Christmas Cushions

Our family celebrations planned for Boxing Day had to be cancelled due to the late revision of the coronavirus restrictions so they were unable to see how we had decorated the house. They will obviously be familiar with most of them from previous years but it doesn't hurt to see them again.
Musical Santa

On one of the wall units we had a musical Santa (in fact there were two), and a knitted Christmas pudding, snowmen and reindeer.
Snow Village

On the shelf below there was our snowy model village.

It's easy to see why we get nostalgic at this time of year when old cards and decorations come out again to revive memories of times gone by. The card on the left was made for us when our son was in primary school.
Trees & Pop-ups

The selection of trees on another wall unit are fairly recent additions to our decorations but the two pop-up scenes date from the post war years.

The 3D Nativity card between the pop-up scenes in the previous photo was given to me by my Dad in the 1940s and always takes a prominent spot in our decorations.
Holly Display

Other decorations include a display of plastic holly, tinsel, fruit and flowers and little wintry figures.
Figures & Candles

There's also more festive animals as well as other figures and candles at various places around the house.
Christmas Cards

Garlands are hung from the ceiling, a holly wreath is fastened to the wall and Christmas cards from family and friends are hung as they arrive.

Christmas Flowers

It's always a tradition to have some Christmas flowers in memory of family members who are no longer with us but this year, we also missed the rest of our family because of the restrictions. Hopefully we'll be able to meet up with them all again to celebrate the end of the pandemic.

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