We've been having some fun family time this week:: Thanksgiving - not an Australian tradition, but very much welcomed to our family with the addition of my American sister in-law and the annual cousin dinner (all the cousins on my side of the family have dinner together) - hosted at our place, normally fondue but we went low-key and had pizzas and board games instead! (I learnt how to play cribbage and am now even deeper and more in love with the grannier side of life).
Amoungst the packing and cleaning I have put out 'a few' Christmas decorations. We have a non-tradtional Christmas tree, a bean bag softy Christmas tree I made, it is fabulous if you have small children (ie. they can't eat the decorations or injure themselves!) or enjoy the extra seating option!
Here is a pattern if you would like to whip one up before the silly season.
If you get the chance to make one, I'd love to see it!