The tree was a hand-me-down that one of my brother's roommates left behind when she moved out. I did have some ornaments from previous years which I augmented with Chinese lanterns and small doo-dads I had around the house. It was a triumph of kitch.
I wrapped presents in Gabriel's art. I expect this to do this for years to come.
I hung a star on a skeleton's foot.
Gabe and I made some snowflakes out of some of his artwork, then strung them in the window on twine with some clothespins.
I filled up a bowl with ornaments for a centerpiece.
I filled up a basket with some pine needles and wrapped a fancy ribbon around it.
My creche was a hand-me-down from my parents.
The garland is a chain made with red and green fabrics. We had a lot of fun decorating and Gabe was sad to take it down. Next year I plan to be more prepared and do a few wreaths or kissing balls.