There isn't snow yet.
At the moment, you can find only few Christmas items in the shops and supermarkets.
People are not planning their Christmas decorations and dinners yet...
However, every year from September on if not earlier, I frequently find myself humming Christmas tunes and having Christmas thoughts. To be honest, I'm thinking of Christmas all year round. I can't help it. I love Christmas.
After our removal, my card making supplies and gift wrapping papers, ribbons, and bows are still in cardboard boxes, but I was able to find something for these photos. Christmas trees of all types and materials belong to the list of things I most love.
This is our official autumn wreath :), but it is a little bit Christmassy as well:
Since we all like Christmas, my mother happily stores her coffee in this tin box
and my father keeps his breakfast cookies in this tin, originally of Swedish ginger thins:
I think one can enjoy Christmas in a city as well as in the countryside, but one thing is crucial to my Christmas: the snow. Fortunately, we normally have plenty of it in December. The view from our living room window (and from the terrace) towards the lake usually looks like this around Christmas (this photo was taken in 2012):
Last year we had an unusually mild winter... and practically a Christmas without snow. The lake was covered with a sheet of ice, but then the ice was covered with water.
In these days, the same view looks like this:
Have a beautiful week!