Ok, so we couldn’t resist another post!
Today’s going to be mash up of images from our 12 Days series that didn’t quite make it into the Day posts for whatever reason.
The main reason for this post was to thank everyone for following our series and those that liked our posts or commented either on here, via PM on Facebook or in person.
We’ve had such a great time with this series that we’ve decided to join a 365 Day Challenge Group in the New Year. We won’t post all our 365DC images here, but we’ll try to post the best ones. We’re also going to incorporate the WP Weekly Challenge where possible – two birds, one stone and all that. So basically 2014 is just going to be one be challenge for us!
Day 12 – wow that went quickly! As this is our big finale today we’re posting a few images relating to the origins of Christmas.
On Day 10 we briefly talked about the origins of Santa, but we decided that we needed to delve deeper into the ‘reason for the season’.
These images are in celebration of the origins of Christmas. Whether you celebrate Christmas in the traditional sense or whether you choose a non-religious ‘Family Day’ celebration – this post is a hark back to the traditional Christmas story.
Christmas time is always better with community involvement. We’ve already posted a couple of examples of community Christmas spirit with the Light Up Your House contestants on Day 5 and Day 9; but today we’re looking at the Santa Parade. These photos were taken a few weeks back at the Southland Santa Parade. There were some great floats this year and a great turn out from the community.
Christmas is a time of giving and of bringing joy to others. Today we’re celebrating the origins of the jolly-red-clad-fat man. Santa and all that he embodies can be traced back to the 4th century figure Saint Nicholas who was known for his secret gift giving (you can read his story here).
There are a few versions here, Continue reading
Christmas Lights – we just can’t get enough of them so today is Christmas Lights Part II. Visit Day 5 to see Part I. Continue reading
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…following Day 5’s post the other day (Christmas Lights) I was involved in a discussion on Facebook about my dream to one day experience a white Christmas.
We’re keeping it nice and simple today. Today’s images are close to Layton’s heart – Christmas goodies! Owing to the fact that I’m not dedicated enough to cook an entire Christmas meal to take photos of it, here is a small selection of Layton’s favourites (excluding the turkey as per the aforementioned not being dedicated enough).
We’ve reached the halfway mark in our series and today we’re taking a little look at some Christmas trees (unfortunately these are of the fake variety, but decoratable all the same).
You might notice a bit of smoke in the background of a couple of images…no the lights didn’t get too hot and catch fire. We are actually doing a little experimenting with a smoke machine for another project and couldn’t resist having a wee go with the trees – just to entertain ourselves if we’re honest.
Today we are celebrating one of my favourite things about Christmas…Lights! There’s nothing more fascinating at this time of year than taking a bit of time out to do the Christmas lights circuit.
If you haven’t already been out, why not head out into your neighbourhood. What better excuse for a nice family drive – or park up and go for a stroll. People put so much effort into making their houses look amazing that it would almost be criminal not to get out and appreciate all their hard work (not to mention the money it must cost them).
In Invercargill we have a Light Up Your House competition, these are a couple of the entrants this year.
Wow! Day 4 already. Today we are celebrating the tireless worker bees – the people that work behind the scenes to make things happen. The ones that do all the work and often don’t get the credit (I’m sure many of us can relate) – today is all about the elves. These guys were too cute.
Leave a comment and let us know how you think we’re doing with our 12 Days series thus far, we’d love some feedback.